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Dima Hunzelweg

Dima Hunzelweg was born in 1968 into a family of an artist, thus being introduced to the process of making art in early childhood, on an unconscious level. After acquiring formal artistic education in the 1980s, he intentionally breaks free from academic schooling and figurative approach.

Today, he considers himself a self-taught artist whose artistic method was fully formed in the early 2010s, after long-term periods of living, working, self-educating and exhibiting across the globe (including 16 years in New York and 3,5 years in Italy). Expanding the boundaries of art and media both literally and metaphorically, he creates unique wall objects blurring the distinction between painting and sculpture, between 2D and 3D dimensions. 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

  • Duo show by a-s-t-r-a, CUBE Moscow, 2019.
  • 70ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France, 2016.
  • La Biennale internationale d'art non objectif de Pont-de-Claix, Grenoble, France, 2015.
  • Museo Roberto Bilotti Ruggi d'Aragona, Calabria, Italy, 2015.
  • Art Festival No Translation 2, Moscow, 2011.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • House at the Embankment, curated by Simon Mraz, Moscow, 2013.
  • Bluemetrix, site-specific installation, curated by Christina Steinbrecher-Phandt, CHA, Moscow, 2012.
  • Public art projects: Russian-Dutch public art project “Building 35 with artist Martin Scholte, Art-Ovrag New Culture Festival, Vyksa, 2012.

In the art of Dima Hunzelweg, the material quality of his works plays a pivotal role. Processing certain materials, which mostly come to his attention by pure accident – be it stainless still or neoprene, it serves as an infinite source of inspiration for the artist. Exploring the limits of perfecting each piece by chiseling away the superfluous material. Making a single artwork might take several weeks and months of meticulous and time-consuming preparation. 

As for the method, Dima Hunzelweg relies on geometry as a source of the clearest outlook. In this regard, his work can be viewed as a new step in a deep-rooted tradition of minimalist art and geometric abstraction. Still, paying such close attention to the physicality of each work does not turn them into simple decorative objects. Using geometry laws to achieve an ideal result, the artist tends to work with fairly simple symmetrical forms that are completely assertive in their visual impact. On the outside, cold math is often concealed behind the eye-catching and often skin-friendly surface, resulting in a mixture of inner perfectionism and outer sensual beauty.

In a constant quest for exploration, Dima Hunzelweg is often driven by his interest in scientific progress and recent research. Considering art as a non-stop and ever-evolving process, he thinks that accumulating data and knowledge leads to a more elaborate philosophy. Such an approach, when combined with the pursuance of simplicity and perfection leads to the unquestionable approachability of his art from the viewer’s point of view. Unique wall objects by Dima Hunzelweg are equally appealing in terms of form and accessible in terms of ideas. What’s more, they look equally relevant among museum-quality pieces by representatives of a number of artistic movements, be it concrete art, op art, or Russian Suprematism.

Artist currently lives and works in Moscow and Hamburg.





Works

H-900 (Halbkugel)
Hunzelweg Dima

H-900 (Halbkugel), 2019

neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
900 x 900 x 458 mm
D-503
Hunzelweg Dima

D-503, 2019

elastan, neoprene, glass, wood
503 x 503 x 225 mm
D-1002
Hunzelweg Dima

D-1002, 2019

polyester, steel, plywood
1002 x 1002 x 295 mm
D-472
Hunzelweg Dima

D-472, 2019

micro velvet, neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
472 x 472 x 160 mm
D-401
Hunzelweg Dima

D-401, 2019

biflex, neoprene, acrylic glass, plywood
401 x 401 x 200 mm
H-413
Hunzelweg Dima

H-413, 2019

polyester, neoprene, glass, wood
432 x 413 x 58 mm
Alu
Hunzelweg Dima

Alu, 2015

Aluminum
80 x 45 cm, diameter 24+ mm
Y
Hunzelweg Dima

Y, 2019

biflex, neoprene, wood
268 x 295 x 64 mm
D-322
Hunzelweg Dima

D-322, 2019

viscose, neoprene, wood
322 x 322 x 133 mm
E-791
Hunzelweg Dima

E-791, 2019

polyester, neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
206 x 791 x 115 mm
D-277
Hunzelweg Dima

D-277, 2019

neoprene, plastic, wood
277 x 277 x 132 mm
H-329
Hunzelweg Dima

H-329, 2019

neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
329 x 168 x 99 mm
D-375
Hunzelweg Dima

D-375, 2019

biflex, neoprene, wood
375 x 375 x 250 mm
D-243
Hunzelweg Dima

D-243, 2019

polyester, neoprene, glass, wood
243 x 243 x 118 mm
P-1005
Hunzelweg Dima

P-1005, 2019

biflex, neoprene, wood
1005 x 1005 x 255 mm
F-529
Hunzelweg Dima

F-529, 2017

Acrylic on cotton
801 x 801 x 110 mm
G-529 (Gelb)
Hunzelweg Dima

G-529 (Gelb), 2017

Acrylic on cotton
801 x 801 x 110 mm
H-676 (Himmel)
Hunzelweg Dima

H-676 (Himmel), 2015

Acrylic on cotton
801 x 801 x 110 mm
HW-100 (Halber Wurfel)
Hunzelweg Dima

HW-100 (Halber Wurfel), 2017

Acrylic on cotton
200 x 200 x 100 mm
Signal orange
Hunzelweg Dima

Signal orange

Acrylic on cotton
600 x 600 x 114 mm
Turkisblau
Hunzelweg Dima

Turkisblau, 2017

Acrylic on cotton
532 x 532 x 108 mm
Wall sculpture (4-part)
Hunzelweg Dima

Wall sculpture (4-part), 2015

Solid stainless steel, polished
diameter ~280 mm
Wall object
Hunzelweg Dima

Wall object, 2015

Solid stainless steel, polished
diameter 180 mm, depth 15 mm
Wall object
Hunzelweg Dima

Wall object, 2018

Solid stainless steel, polished
diameter 111 mm, depth 55,5 mm
Wall object
Hunzelweg Dima

Wall object, 2017

Solid still according DIN 1.4301-V2A
diameter ~40 mm, length 140 mm
Diamant
Hunzelweg Dima

Diamant, 2016

Chromed steel, polished
height 54 mm, width 276 mm, length 276 mm

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