Make It Your Own Story

By confronting the sculptural works of two established artists the duo exhibition with Susanne Roewer and Hubertus Hamm opens up a dialogue on material, technique, space and engagement with the viewers.


MAKE IT YOUR OWN STORY – the title of the exhibition is a call for participation. A work of art can only unfold its power and affect the viewer as long as it is perceived, thus becoming part of one’s own story.

Susanne Roewer and Hubertus Hamm are highly interested in materials and their distinctive properties. Deliberate yet playful, they consciously shape the different materials, putting the latter’s specific traits at the service of their art.

Susanne Roewer combines the fragile material of glass – magically formed in fire – with stone, one of the earliest artistic materials. Using hammer and chisel, the artist shapes the hard stone, created by the earth over many thousands of years. The deliberate physical force applied by the artist elicits form from matter. Through the combination with glass, which is created by mixing, heating, melting, shaping and then carefully cooling different substances, two conflicting materials collide, forming a fragile new entity. According to the artist, her works owe as much to the history of mankind as to small everyday stories. Immaterial ideas are given contemporary material expression.

Hubertus Hamm also utilizes the physical power of the body. For his series “Molded Mirrors”, he deforms thin, rectangular steel plates. Three-dimensional objects emerge, protruding from the surface into space. The heavy steel, which the artist brings into the desired form with tremendous physical force, is initially given a coloured reflective surface by means of an alchemical refinement process. Hubertus Hamm is a trained photographer who already ventured into unexplored artistic territory with his "Utility Photographs", commissioned by major editorial departments, advertising agencies and global companies. In “Molded Mirrors” he tears down the boundaries between the two-dimensional photo of an object and the three-dimensional photographic object. As an inversion of what photography actually is, these works constitute a liquefied, permanently changing reflection of the world that cannot be fixed. They show fleeting, perpetually new images, different for everyone and only visible when the work is looked at, thus becoming part of one’s own story.

Susanne Roewer (born 1971 in Bad Schlema, Germany) studied material science before earning a degree in fine art from the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. Together with Gregor Hildebrand and Marc Pätzold, she founded the G7 Berlin Network Gallery, featuring an exhibition programme developed by artists for artists, before collaborating with various collectors and sponsorship programmes in Switzerland. Her works have been exhibited all over the world at numerous art associations and institutions, such as the Craft and Folk Museum in Los Angeles (USA), the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (USA) as well as the Kunstverein Gütersloh (D). Her works are featured in national and international collections, such as the Farhang Foundation Collection at the Craft and Folk Art Museum San Francisco (USA). Susanne Roewer is actively involved in the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art.

Hubertus Hamm (born 1951 in Werdohl, Germany) graduated from the Bavarian State School of Photography in Munich. From 1975 onwards, he worked in applied, editorial and conceptual photography while exhibiting in important venues and institutions, such as Munich’s Villa Stuck or the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg (both Germany). Since 2012, he has been concentrating on his own art and exhibition projects, guided by the question: what is object, subject, time and space? His works have been exhibited at the Villa Stuck in Munich (D), the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (D), the Neue Sammlung of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (D) and the Yuan Art Museum in Beijing (CN), among others. Temporary installations of his works have been shown at, among others, the National Theatre in Munich (D) and most recently at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich (CH).

Susanne Roewer
Future Horse II, 2021

30 x 55 x 24 cm
Glas, versilbert
Unikat | unique
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Susanne Roewer
Future Horse I, 2021

34 x 53 x 21 cm
Glas, versilbert
Unikat | unique
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Susanne Roewer
Anthropozän, 2021

Format variabel
Alabaster, Glas
Unikat | unique
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Susanne Roewer
Bedeutungsvoll, 2021

30 x 160 x 25 cm
Schmiedeeisen, Glas
Unikat | unique
verfügbar

Susanne Roewer
Glacier Influenced Sedimentation, 2020

40 x 45 x 35 cm
Glas, Gold und Alabaster
Unikat | unique
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Susanne Roewer
This Life, 2020

40 x 45 x 45 cm
Glas und Gold
Unikat | unique
verfügbar

2 - teilig : Glas + Versilberte Bronze

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Susanne Roewer
Twilight, 2020

36 x 26 x 26 cm
Bronze versilbert, Glas
Unikat | unique
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2 - teilig : Glas + Versilberte Bronze

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Hubertus Hamm
Molded Mirror 2021 No. 08, 2021

180 x 94 cm
stainless steel
Unikat | unique
signed
available

Hubertus Hamm
Molded Mirror 2021 No. 07, 2021

180 x 94 cm
stainless steel
Unikat | unique
signed
available

Hubertus Hamm
Molded Mirror 2020 No. 08, 2020

165 x 125 cm
stainless steel
Unikat | unique
signed
available

Hubertus Hamm
Molded Mirror 2020 No. 04, 2020

120 x 200 cm
stainless steel
Unikat | unique
signed
sold

Hubertus Hamm
Molded Mirror 2021 No. 06, 2021

145 x 145 cm
stainless steel
Unikat | unique
signed
available

Hubertus Hamm
Molded Mirror 2021 No. 02, 2021

165 x 125 cm
stainless steel
Unikat | unique
signed
available

Hubertus Hamm
Molded Mirror 2020 No. 09, 2020

140 x 110 cm
stainless steel
Unikat | unique
signed
available