Portrait of the artist Robert Hettich

Robert Hettich

Born in 1964, Painter, Illustrator, Graphic Designer

When the Russian-German artist Robert Hettich came to Germany in 1988 in his mid-twenties, he was immediately able to assert himself on the market as a graphic designer. He had studied graphic arts, art and painting in Leninabad (now Khujand), Tajikistan. This education proved to be extremely solid because it laid emphasis on imparting basic artistic knowledge and mastering "handicraft" techniques. However, after studying at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, he passed another diploma examination to become a graphic designer. This double training path may be one explanation for his great versatility.

Hettich works as a painter (oil, acrylic, watercolour), as an illustrator and in classical graphic design. His works are highly traded in collectors' circles because he combines technical perfection with creative originality.

The works of Robert Hettich oscillate skilfully between abstraction and concretisation, between colour impression and figurative representation. The motifs remain recognisable, but the main effect is a mood, an emotion that communicates itself to the viewer precisely through the groups of people dissolved in colour surface and composition.

The artist is known through numerous exhibitions at home and abroad - such as his recent participation in the 8th and 9th Beijing International Art Biennale.

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