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Exhibitions in New York and Buenos Aires: Puchheim graffiti star is now exhibiting in its former home

2021-10-14T09:40:10.313Z

The first post-corona exhibition in the Puchheim cultural center is dedicated to Patrick Hartl from Puchheim. The now well-known artist, who has already exhibited in Buenos Aires and New York, has almost returned to his roots.



The first post-corona exhibition in the Puchheim cultural center is dedicated to Patrick Hartl from Puchheim.

The now well-known artist, who has already exhibited in Buenos Aires and New York, has almost returned to his roots.

Puchheim - If there wasn't a lack of colors, one could speak of a colorful selection with this picture collection in the PUC gallery. There are individual line patterns that look like scrawled, then again sophisticated Gothic or Asian characters that are supposed to make no sense. Sometimes points, lines, surfaces seem to arise from an unknown concept, sometimes it looks as if an ink barrel has accidentally leaked. And if it weren't for the large collage in which one of Donald Duck's armor crackers and a revolver shooter appear, one would think that the painter suffers from severe color energy.

And indeed: "I find it difficult to be colorful," says Patrick Hartl, to whom the first post-corona exhibition in the Puchheim cultural center is dedicated.

The now well-known artist, who has already exhibited in Buenos Aires and New York, has almost returned to his roots.

His first graffiti was created on the other side of the track, on a basketball court.

He was 15 years old at the time, went to school in Puchheim and tried his first can on a concrete wall.

He still remembers that he used chrome silver, the color with which - with little pocket money - most of the surface could be filled.

But what kind of lettering was that back then?

No idea.

Hartl still believes that it must have looked rather amateurish.

He started spraying at an interesting time.

Graffiti was half illegal, half recognized, and back then there was a scene of people of about the same age who exchanged ideas.

But Hartl went his own way.

After a very short guest performance as a locksmith apprentice and the technical college for design, he studied design in Augsburg, where calligraphy was still offered as a major at that time.

The art of beautiful writing never let go of him, even if he first had to earn money as a graphic designer.

The 42-year-old says his work always has to do with writing.

Even if not with legibility.

For a few years now, his other kind of graffiti has also been financially viable.

"If you no longer have to wait in art, you've made it," jokes Hartl, who now works in Pfaffenhofen.

He has a trunk of collectors, several galleries that exhibit him, and not just a name and a certain standing in his own opinion.

Art critics praise his combination of old handicrafts and modern urban art and his unmistakable style.

Hartl himself describes the very modestly, in keeping with his unpretentious demeanor, as a somewhat aging sprayer from next door: “I do everything free style.

There is a lot of coincidence here. "

The

“First Lines”

exhibition

in the PUC cultural center does not show, as the name would suggest, the first attempts by young people from Puchheim, but rather 17 works, mainly from the last six years.

This selection can be seen during the opening hours of the cultural office until October 28th.

Olf Paschen

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