*1947 Monastery Oesede – lives in Berlin

Hans Peter Adamski, one of the most important representatives of the Neue Wilde of the 1980s, completed an apprenticeship in an architectural office in 1973 and studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1970 to 1974, among others in the class of Joseph Beuys. During this time, he travelled to New York for a work stay and worked with the artist group Depot in Cologne. After studying and until the end of the 1970s, he made extensive trips to India, Afghanistan and Indonesia and worked temporarily in Italy, where he later maintained a studio, France and thanks to a scholarship from the Düsseldorf Art Academy in New York. In 1979 he was the co-founder of the artist group Mülheimer Freiheit, Cologne, which also included Peter Bömmels, Gerhard Naschberger, Walter Dahn, Jiří Georg Dokoupil and Gerard Kever. The group understood itself more as a loose grouping without a fixed program and existed until 1984.

In numerous work groups, Adamski deals with various conceptual and aesthetic positions, with painting as the focus. But he also creates graphics, silhouettes, sculptures, etc. and experiments with different materials, including fabric, plaster, or flokati.

From 1998 Adamski is professor of painting and graphics at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and from 2004 to 2010 its dean.

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