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Curriculum Vitae

Hendrik Thies has been living on Planet Earth since 02 May 1955. After going through two different types of schools in Buesum/Northern Germany he studied both at university and college of education in Kiel (English / French), then went to Hamburg to become a foreign language correspondent. He stayed in the business for approx. 15 years and additionally worked as a translator (English / French / Spanish). After his second studies (diploma in media documentation) at the university of applied sciences in Hamburg he worked as a knowledge engineer building a four-language internet learn- and search-engine. In 2002 he started self-employment working as a business consultant (information technology). Beside that he has always been both poet and performer (poems, short stories, novel) as well as a man of the Fine Arts.

HT's eccentric objects produced since his late days of youth are living in at least three dimensions and follow the dadaistic tradition or are influenced by the absurdities of this world - or by artists like W.C. Fields, Jacques Tati or Don Van Vliet. In his plastic oeuvre HT disengages items of every-day life from reality and gives them new meanings in his strange installations.

HT's paintings are determined by the seemingly apparent casualness between REM-phase and waking up - his painting style could be described as bizarre irrealism in colourful explosions. Each change of light adds a new appearance to the pictures - like passing clouds. The longer you watch them, the easier it gets to fall for their rhythm.

Catalysator for HT's painting ambition was that his poems and stories no longer sufficed to trace or express the shapes of his thoughts. As a result a combination of both turns up - for the painting is accompanied by a five-line poem. Painting technique: mainly acrylic paint on canvas.

Exhibitions in chronological order:
21.07. - 18.08.2002 Gallery-Café Insel, Buesum
01.10. - 31.10.2002 Spa hotel Vitamaris, Buesum
19.09. - 23.10.2003 Bramfelder Kulturladen BRAKULA, Hamburg
06.12. - 29.12.2003 Kultur-Kneipe Fandango, Hamburg
05.01. - 30.03.2004 Restaurant Country House, Hamburg
29.02. - 27.03.2004 Gallery-Cafe Umsicht, Hamburg
04.06. - 20.06.2004 Kunst-Altonale (Firma 4 = 1), Hamburg
06.08. - 30.10.2004 Hairstyling-Studio Linda Geier, Hamburg
24.08. - 19.11.2004 Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Doctores Voelschau, Hamburg
06.09. - 18.09.2004 Einkaufszentrum Mercado, Hamburg (ca. 700 Besucher)
21.01. - 28.02.2005 Kulturzentrum Zinnschmelze, Hamburg
01.05. - 30.06.2005 Hypo-Vereinsbank, Filiale Rissen, Hamburg
03.06. - 19.06.2005 Kunst-Altonale (Sueßwarenladen Baerentreff), Hamburg
03.06. - 19.06.2005 Kulturkaufhaus Altona, Hamburg
23.11. - 14.12.2005 SAGA Geschäftsstelle Osdorf, Hamburg
27.10. - 22.12.2006 Gallery Amtszimmer Altonaer Buergermeister, Hamburg


Hendrik Thies,
D-22085 Hamburg

mobil(e): +49 - (0) 179 - 140 48 93