Hannes Dolde (DWAR), born in Freiburg, has always been surrounded by various materials and a creative environment. In his work with graffiti and street art, the transition from figurative to concrete forms began – colors, surfaces and contrasts became more and more the focus of his interest. His communication design studies and the later work as a freelance designer provided many impressions in different fields of work and further pushed the focus towards reduction and composition. Hannes Dolde lives and works as an independent artist a freelance designer in Berlin.
Fascinated about paper, materials and surfaces, generally about handicraft and production techniques, but also the digital possibilities, Dolde develops a process of free association and strict planning.
In which he alternates between two- and three-dimensionality several times, applying both analogue and digital techniques.
In addition to influences from graffiti art, aspects of Japanese aesthetics, Russian constructivism and brutalism can be found, whereby the works themselves belong to the concrete art.
His objects create clear, sometimes complex, shape-accented forms. Dolde creates contrasts with different materials, their color and surface
and found his primary material in paper and PVC – but does not limit himself to these.
Some objects, divided into individual segments and connected by internal magnets, allow an experimental exploration of the individual elements and introduce a certain randomness.
Photographs of these objects conclude his working process by freezing selected views, thus reducing them again to the two-dimensional effect and showing their diversity and inherent contrast. The orientation remains open and the position of the signature unbinding.
Artist statement: My work is process – about thought, free exploration and precise execution – the unfolding of my mind.
shards, fragments, a fusion of my brains left and right hemispheres, Once materialized they respond to light and to the observer’s point of view, where only over time they reveal their true form.
Freiburger Grafik Schule, 2006
graphic / communication design
Ralf Hageman, Dirk Görtler, Laurens Jäger
2018 Group show - Materials Hard + Soft #32 , Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX. US
2018 Art Fair - Berlin graphic days, Berlin, Ger
2018 Art Fair - Graphic days, Leipzig, Ger
2016 Art Fair - Berlin graphic days, Berlin, Ger
2013 Art Fair - Berlin graphic days, Berlin, Ger
2011 Solo show - Art bar "Baystübl", Berlin, Ger