KARL HORST HÖDICKE | KLEINE BILDER VON KÜCHE UND KLO | KÖNIG GALERIE | CHAPEL

KÖNIG GALERIE is pleased to present KLEINE BILDER AUS KÜCHE UND KLO, the third solo exhibition of works by Karl Horst Hödicke. In his series of works KLEINE BILDER AUS KÜCHE UND KLO (2002-2003), Karl Horst Hödicke turns away from the outside world and enters the domestic sphere. Hödicke captures everyday situations and objects such as cleaning supplies and coffee machines that otherwise receive little attention in artistic representation. Indeed, his paintings of urban spaces also often depict the trivial or unsightly, such as construction pits and traffic signs. His "little paintings from kitchen and toilet" are an amplification of this principle into the realm of the entirely unglamorous. Motifs such as the cleaning gloves turned into "hand puppets" are the most obvious proof of the subtle humor that constantly pervades Hödicke's work.

Hödicke exposes the view behind the scenes of the domestic facade. An open toilet seat can be found here, as well as cleaning gloves hung over a bucket to dry or an assembly of toiletries on the sink. Human protagonists are not visible, but they leave obvious traces of their actions: a piece of clothing has been left next to a washing machine as if it had been hastily filled or emptied, the freshly fried egg is ready to be eaten at any moment, a pan has been left on the stove and the beverage carton is already torn. The depiction of kitchen and toiletry items has a long tradition in art history dating back to the 16th century. Beyond that, Hödicke’s stylistic proximity to Pop Art is evident not only through the strong colors, but also through the choice of motif, as Claes Oldenburg, for example, had already discovered the toilet as a subject for his art in the 1960s.

The tension in Hödicke' works arises to a considerable extent from their medium. Painting is, ideally and technically speaking, the antithesis of the snapshot; not so with Karl Horst Hödicke. He says of himself that he is a fast painter. He never uses oil paints, their texture is too thick, thus making the painting process too slow. Hödicke mixes his own colors so that he can apply them directly, creating the almost sketchy lightness of his style. The gestural power of Hödicke's painting is also evident in the works shown in the exhibition, as is the tendency towards abstraction. Three-dimensional objects become color surfaces and yet he remains connected to figurative painting, the objects always retain their recognizable form.
Hödicke has always consistently painted what surrounds him. And these are often the very mundane things of everyday life.

Karl Horst Hödicke (*1938 in Nuremberg/Germany) is a contemporary German artist known for his neo-expressionist paintings.
After moving to Berlin in 1957, Hödicke became one of the spokesmen for a small group of boisterous young critical minds who wanted to revolutionize painting. Along with Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorf, and A.R. Penck, Hödicke was a pioneer of German Neo-Expressionism and New Figuration. In 1978, he was one of the main protagonists and drivers of the Junge Wilde movement, which emerged in German-speaking countries in opposition to established minimal and conceptual strategies. As a professor at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, he influenced subsequent generations of painters for decades.
Karl Horst Hödicke has had a retrospective of his work on view at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich in 2020 and at the Palais Populaire in Berlin from 2020 to 2021. Currently, his works are part of the group exhibition "German Pop - Thomas Bayrle, K.H. Hödicke, Jörg Immendorf, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter" at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.
Karl Horst Hödicke lives and works in Berlin.

Karl Horst Hödicke
Abwasch, 2003

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Waschbecken), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resinon canvas, framed
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

exhibition view by Roman März

installation view

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Abtropfsieb), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resinon canvas, framed
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Wasserkocher), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resinon canvas, framed
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T., 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
neben der Waschmaschine, 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Bügeleisen mit Sprenger), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (3 Putzmittelflaschen), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Waschbecken + Eimer), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Waschbecken mit Stöpsel), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
Kunstharz auf Leinwand
unique
signiert, Rückseite
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Putzmittelflaschen im Eimer), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

exhibition view by Roman März

installation view

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Waschmaschine), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Kaffeemaschine), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Klo mit Putzeimer und Wischer), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Badewanne mit Bürste), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Klo), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Eimer mit Gummihandschuhen), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
sold
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

exhibition view by Roman März

installation view

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Waschbecken), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
schwarze Socken, 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Gedeck mit Tellern), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Gedeck mit Schälchen), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Waschlappen und Seife), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o. T. (Mülleimer mit Kehrblech), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed, front side and back side
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

exhibition view by Roman März

installation view

Karl Horst Hödicke
Abstellkammer, 1990

190 x 240 x 2 cm, 194 x 244 x 5,5
polyester resin on canvas
unique
available
€ 72,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
Handpuppen, 2003

100 x 80 cm; 104 x 84 x 5,5
polyester resin on canvas, framed
unique
signed verso
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
Herd, 2003

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas, framed
unique
signed verso
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
Rote Wanne, 2003

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas, framed
unique
signed verso
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

exhibition view by Roman März

installation view

Karl Horst Hödicke
Ajax I, 2003

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas, framed
unique
signed verso
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T., 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed verso
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T., 2002

100 x 80 x 1.8 cm; 104 x 84 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed verso
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

exhibition view by Roman März

installation view

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T., 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed verso
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)

Karl Horst Hödicke
o.T. (Herd mit Pfannen und Kessel), 2002

80 x 100 cm; 84 x 104 x 5,5 cm
polyester resin on canvas
unique
signed verso
available
€ 29,500 (excl. VAT)