Eric Hubbes

Eric Hubbes

Köln, NRW, Germany

About Eric Hubbes

I was born in London and spent my youth in Francfort and then in Cologne. With a French mother and a German father, I speak these two languages fluently. After one year in Scotland at the Glenalmond College where focus on Fine Arts, I speak English quite well and knew by then that Art was my passion. But I had first to be sure, the life of an artist is not the easiest way.
After my “A Levels” or Abitur I looked for a certitude and try Geoscience and Mathematics before coming back to my true passion.
I then practiced drawing and aquarelle in Cologne and then followed a map preparation in Bonn by the Alanus Art university. After sending applications to three Universities in the Netherlands which came back all positive, I stopped Alanus and decided to study Fine Ars at the School of Arts “ HKU” in Utrecht. After 3 successful semesters, I came back to Cologne to follow my own path, the university was too restraining for my creativity.
Since then I live and work in Cologne. I began to expose in Europe and Asia in 2017/18.
I have different ways to begin with a painting.
The classical form is a project that I develop step by step, but which nevertheless transform itself on the long run. I can never really know how my painting will resemble at the end. I like to rephrase a thought from Picasso, If I knew from the beginning how my painting would look like, I would not even begin with.
Then comes the intuitive part. My paintings or Brainstorming/Muse-paintings reflect my emotions, dreams and events of the day. I begin with a white canvas upon which I draw lines and forms and even writes thoughts. These forms transform themselves under my eyes in faces, bodies, animals which give life to the painting. I then paint layers upon layers trying to keep the original pattern until I am satisfied with it. I then underline some important parts. My Muse-paintings are as different from one another as are my thoughts and mood at the moment

Education

-Glenalmond College 2005/2006 - Focus on Fine arts
- Kreuzgasse Gymnasium - Abitur/Baccalauréat 2008
- Münster 3 semesters Geoscience 2010/12
- Cologne-Bonn preparation for art University
- HKU University of Arts - Utrecht 3 successful semesters

Events

2019 - Artshopping Deauville – Mecenavie – April – Deauville/France
2019 - Art Expo New York – Mecenavie – April – New York/USA
2019 - Artshopping Carroussel du Louvre – Mecenavie – October – Paris 1er/France
2019 - Merlino Gallery – Artexpertise – “Experiments” - June – Florence/Italy
2019 - III Biennale di Arte Della Versilia – Artexpertise – June – Italy
2019 - Merlino’s Gallery – Artexpertise – « Tracce » - July – Florence/Italy
2019 - Salon Art3F Brüssels – Mecenavie – November – Brussels/Belgique
2019 - Shangai international Art Fair – Digital Showroom – November – Shangai/China
2019 - Salon Spectrum Miami – Mecenavie – December – Miami/USA
2020 - Artshow Paris IV – Art & Design – January – 3rd Visitor prise / Paris/France
2020 - Extended Bodies – Itsliquid – Corona delayed – London/UK
To come
Due to the Corona pandemic some exhibitions have been rescheduled.
2020 - Perugia – LDXartodrome – September – Perugia/Italy
2020 - Expo New York – Mecenavie – October – New York/USA
2020 - Carrousel du Louvre – Mecenavie – October – Paris 1er/France
2020 - 15 years Jubilee – LDXartodrome – oct/nov – Berlin/Germany
2020 - LDXArtodrome – Malta November/mai 2021 - Malta
- Spectrum Miami – Mecenavie – December – Miami/USA
Catalogues

Exhibitions

- Exhibitions
2017 - Gallery KUNSTRAUB99 – Solo Exhibition – March - Cologne/Germany
2017 - Art PRAGUE2017 – Kunstraub 99 – Prague/Czech Republic,
2017 - Association peintres Clairacais, Ctre culturel de Clairac – 1st prise Visitor /France
2017/18 - Galerie Beauté du matin calme – Paris/ France
2018 - Kunstraub99 – «Lauf der Seele» - Solo Exhibition – January - Cologne/Germany
2018 - Gallery Achtzig - February/March – Berlin/Germany
2018 - Art PRAG 2018 - Kunstraub99 - Czech Republic
2018 - Galerie Thuillier 18. /31 Mai – Paris/France
2018 - Tokyo 29 Mai-3 June - Séoul – 6-10 June - Pékin 11-14 June– BDMC paris 15ème
2018 - Art Brüggen 2018 - 25/26 August - International Art Fair /Germany
2018 - Uniklinik zu Köln 18.10/03.01.19 - Solo Exhibition /Germany
2018 - Carrousel du Louvre 19/21.10.2018 - der BDMC Paris/France
2019 - Galerie Kunstraub99 – Solo Exhibition « Neue Wege“ – March - Cologne/Germany