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BEAUFORT-LOCATION: PIER OF BLANKENBERGE

Lothar Hempel

°1966, Germany 

Lothar Hempel questions the notion identity. His dreamy, surreal shapes do not pretend to be reality, they are production. Through simplified and stylistic display Hempel creates a performance related to theatre and decor: his figures suggest poseurs, dignified hypocrites or misleading marionettes. Hempel’s work masks the conceptual starting point – the identity, the ideological and socio-economic dilemmas – rather than communicating it. Hempel shows that it is hard to find the balance between creativity and the public behaviours with regard to art. Precisely this imbalance seems to function as a source of inspiration for him.