Studio Visit with Hannes Michanek


Artist Hannes Michanek creates inspiring, large-format landscape paintings, which recall early Renaissance conceptions of the world. His compositions are wild collages of landscapes populated by a myriad of figures and suggestive of his native country of Sweden. His imagery seems to be full of references to historical events and figures.
During a studio visit Hannes Michanek presented recent and older paintings and offered insights into his work and working process.

Hannes Michanek (born 1979) studied at different art schools in Sweden between 2002 and 2007. He came to Frankfurt in 2007, where he has been studying at the Städelschule. In 2010 he received the MainCampus Fellowship of the Polytechnische Gesellschaft; in 2008 he was the winner of the “Fasten your seatbelts” fellowship from the Dresdner Bank for a residency in Dubai.

The discussion will be in English.

Städelschule, Dürerstr. 10