Patrick Hartl

Patrick Hartl

Patrick Hartl (born 1976) is a German contemporary urban artist with a passion for handwriting and lettering. As of age 15, he was painting Graffiti and learning the ropes of art within the urban sphere. His graphic studies revealed a love for calligraphy and stylised writing with deep roots in the gothic script of his native Germany. Patrick Hartl connects old craftsmanship with modern street style – with a fantastic result.

On closer inspection, Hartl's seemingly monochrome works turn out to be the result of a multitude of layers of paint and a colourful diversity. His favourite canvas is a ten-years-old wall, which has been bombed, cleaned, bombed again, crashed, washed, damaged, but which always tells a new and unique story. As a master of handcrafted designs and analogue works, and one of the foremost urban calligraphers, Patrick Hartl has been involved in making art for more than two decades.

His oeuvre has been exhibited in cities from New York to Buenos Aires to Tokyo, and he has painted murals across Europe and beyond. 


Exhibitions and projects:
October 2021: First Lines
Solo show | PUC Gallery | Puchheim (GER)

April 2021: Kreativquartier
Group show  | Neuer Kunstverein Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm (GER)

February 2021: Layer Cake – Komplizen
Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark (C100)
HILDA5 Gallery | Freiburg (GER)

March 2020: Versus
Urban Nation | Berlin (GER)

09.-25.10.2020: Beams
Solo show | Farbenladen | Munich (GER)

03.-30.08.2020: Vierte
Group show | Neuer Kunstverein Pfaffenhofen (GER)

25.01.-16.02.2020: Previously
Solo show | Städtische Galerie Pfaffenhofen (GER)

23.11.2019-19.01.2020: Urban Contemporary
Group show | Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall (GER)

09.11.-29.12.2019: ONE STRIKE PART III
Group show | Seoul Arts Center (KOR)

12.09.-20.10.2019: Capture the Street
Group show | Oberhessisches Museum | Gießen (GER)

29.06.-28.07.2019: Layer Cake – Welcome to Porky’s
Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark (C100)
Kunstverein Rosenheim (GER)

08.-28.06.2019: Pop-up Gallery
Urban Art Gallery | Stuttgart (GER)

16.-19.05.2019:
STROKE Artfair | Munich (GER)

14.04.-03.11.2019: Urban Art Biennale 2019
Völklinger Hütte (UNESCO World Heritage) | Saarbrücken (GER)

18.-28.10.2018: Ghost Signatures
Solo show | Farbenladen | Munich (GER)

13.10.-31.12.2018: KUNSTLABOR
A project by M.U.C.A. Museum Munich (GER)

04.-14.10.2018: Layer Cake – Brudi Business
Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark (C100)
Farbenladen | Munich (GER)

01.09.-13.10.2018: MONUMENTA Artfair
Pittlerwerke | Leipzig (GER)

21.06.-31.08: LAYER CAKE – The Monarch
Shopping Window | Adda & Taxie Art Contemporain | Paris (FRA)

30.04.-22.06.2018: Odd Marks
Group show | Pretty Portal Gallery | Dusseldorf (GER)

09.03-24.04.2018: Layer Cake – Artistic Dialogue
Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark (C100)
Hearthouse | Munich (GER)

23.11.2017-01.01.2018:
Tollwood Festival | Munich (GER)

21.-26.11.2017: Unexpected Cohabit
Group show | LAUMT Gallery | Seoul (KOR)

04.-08.010.2017: Calligraffiti Ambassadors
STROKE Artfair | Munich (GER)

01.10.2017-14.01.2018: Street Arts Volant!
Museo del Segno e della Scrittura | Torino (IT)

07.07-05.11.2017: The Art of Writing
M.U.C.A. Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art
Munich (GER)

29.06.-02.07.2017: Millerntor Gallery #7
Millerntor Stadion | Hamburg (GER)

23.05.-02.06.2017: MAGIC CITY – Die Kunst der Straße
Olympiahalle | Munich (GER)

20.05.-31.05.2017: Juxtaposition
Group show | The Blank Gallery | Tokyo (JP)

14.-27.05.2017: Juxtaposition
Group show | EMOK Gallery | Seoul (KOR)

11.05.-08.06.2017: LAYER CAKE
Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark C100
IFOG Academy | Munich (GER)

06.05.-15.06.2017: Juxtaposition
Group show | Aerosol Island Gallery | Tainan (TWN)

09.04.-05.11.2017: Urban Art Biennale 2017
Völklinger Hütte (UNESCO World Heritage) | Saarbrücken (GER)

06.04.2017: HANGAR 1 Charity Art Auction
Berlin (GER)

22.02.-07.04.2017: Project 11 / M Radius
Group show | Urban Nation | Berlin (GER)

08.-16.02.2017: One Strike: the War Cry
Group show | EMOK Gallery | Seoul (KOR)

17.01.-19.01.2017: BRIGHT Tradefair
Event | Berlin (GER)

09.12.-23.12.2016: REVIEW
Group show | Urban Art Gallery | Stuttgart (GER)

19.11-27.11.2016: Calligraffiti Asia
Groupshow | The Blank Gallery | Tokyo (JPN)

15.11.-20.11.2016: Still just writing my name
Solo show | Block House Gallery | Tokyo (JPN)

03.11.-09.12.2016: // No Font ((Codex)…
Patrick Hartl | Stohead | Pokras Lampas | Said Dokins | Jan Koke a.m.
Group show | Avantgarden Gallery | Milan (IT)  

02.09-30.09.2016: LAYER CAKE
Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark (C100)
adhocPAD Gallery | Vienna (AT)

17.06.-16.07.2016: Stories from the Layer Collection
Patrick Hartl & Robert Hoffmann
Only Art Club | Hamburg (GER)

04.05.-03.06.2016: BUCHSTABENARCHITEKTUR
Group show | Urban Art Gallery | Stuttgart (GER)

04.-08.05.2016: Calligraffiti Ambassadors
STROKE Artfair | Munich (GER)

17.02.-13.03.2016: This is high voltage
Solo show | Üblackerhäusl | Munich (GER)

05.-28.02.2016: SAY MY NAME
Solo show | Farbenladen | Munich (GER)

11.-18.11.2015: WELTRAUM – die Sammlung
Group show | Weltraum Gallery | Munich (GER)

19.-22.11.2015: Affordable Artfair
(Representatives Only Art Club)
Hamburg (GER)

October 2015: evolución
Group show | Honeycomb Gallery | Buenos Aires (ARG)

23.10.-25.11.2015: Collection Vol.1
Group show | Only Art Club | Hamburg (GER)

22.-25.10.2015:
STROKE Ltd. Artfair | Munich (GER)

02.-05.07.2015:
Millerntor Gallery #5
Millerntor Stadion | Hamburg (GER)

26.06.2015: WELTRAUM
Group show | Rathausgalerie | Munich (GER)

14.05.-17.05.2015:
ARTMUC Artfair | Munich (GER)

30.04.-03-05.2015:
STROKE Artfair | Munich (GER)

28.02.-28.03.2015: The Big Bäm
Group show | Only Art Club | Hamburg (GER)

24.01.-07.03.2015: 12aus14
Group show | MuniqueART | Munich (GER)

18.09.-11.10.2014: Still just writing my name
Solo show | MuniqueArt | Munich (GER)

17.07.-19.07.2014: MUNICH BY ABSOLUT
Art Project | Munich (GER)

29.05.-01.06.2014:
ARTMUC Artfair | Munich (GER)

30.04.-04.05.2014:
STROKE Artfair | Munich (GER)

28.-30.03.2014: Still just writing my Name
Solo show | Die Färberei | Munich (GER)

12.07.-28.08.2011: RITUAL
Group show | Causey Contemporary | New York (US)

27-30.04.2010:
Stroke Art Fair | Munich (GER)

12-28.12.2009: Power in Numbers 4
Group show | Nucleus Gallery | Alhambra / CA (US)

11.12.2009-03.01.2010: Girls of Death
Group show | Superplan Gallery | Berlin (GER)

29.-31.10.2009:
Stroke Art Fair | Munich (GER)

05.12.2007-02.03.2008: Words for Peace
Group show | Fresno Art Museum | Fresno  / CA (US)

07.08.-01.09.2007: Words for Peace
Group show | Canessa Gallery | San Francisco (US)

August 2006: Me, myself and I
Group show | Gutleut15 Gallery | Frankfurt (GER)

19.11.-30.12.2005: Me, myself and I
Group show | Arti et Amicitiae Gallery | Amsterdam (NL)

25.06.-25.07.2005: Rudo Spemann Award
Group show | Klingspor Museum | Offenbach (GER)

November 2003: Words for Peace
Group show | Velvet da Vinci Gallery | San Francisco (US)

01.07.-31.07.2003: Rudo Spemann Award
Group show | Klingspor Museum | Offenbach (GER)

14.03.-20.03.2003: FIFTYFIVE
Alexander Zöbisch & Patrick Hartl
Galerie am Graben | Augsburg (GER)

Awards and scholarships:
2008-2009 | DAAD Art Sholarship | Kyoto (JPN)
2005 | Rudo Spemann Calligraphy Award | Klingspor Museum | Offenbach (GER)



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