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:
2020 Urban Contemporary, Group exhibition | Kunstverein Schwäbsich Hall, Germany
2019 One Strike Part III, Group show | Seoul Arts Center, South Korea
2019 Capture the Street, Group exhibition | Oberhessisches Museum, Gießen, Germany
2019 Layer Cake 2019 - Welcome to Porkys | Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark (C100) Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany
2019 Urban Art Biennale 2019 | Völklinger Hütte (UNESCO World Heritage) Völklingen, Saarbrücken, Germany
2018 Ghost signatures 2018, Soloshow | Farbenladen, Munich, Germany
2018 Odd Marks, Group exhibition | Pretty Portal Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
2018 Layer Cake - Artistic dialogue | Patrick Hartl and Christian Hundertmark (C100) | Hearthouse, Munich, Germany
2017 Unexpected Cohabit, Group exhibition | Laumt Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2017 Calligraffiti Ambassadors, STROKE Artfair, Munich, Germany
2017/2018 Street arts Volant! | Museo del Segno e della Scrittura, Torino, Italy
2017 The art of writing | MUCA Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, Munich, Germany
2017 Millerntor Gallery 2017 # 7 | Millerntor Stadion, Hamburg, Germany
2017 Magic City 2017 - Die Kunst der Straße | Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
2017 Juxtaposition, Group exhibition | The Blank Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Juxtaposition, Group exhibition | EMOK Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2017 Diaper Cake 2017 | Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark C100, IFOG Academy, Munich, Germany
2017 Juxtaposition, Group exhibition | Aerosol Island Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
2017 Urban Art Biennale 2017 | Völklinger Hütte (UNESCO World Heritage), Völklingen / Saarbrücken, Germany
2017 Project 11 / M Radius, Group exhibition | Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany
2017 One Strike: The War Cry, Group show | EMOK Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Review 2016, Group exhibition | Urban Art Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
2016 Calligraffiti Asia, Group exhibition | The Blank Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 I still write my name, Solo show | Block House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 // No Font ((Codex)…, Group exhibition | Avantgarden Gallery, Milan, Italy
2016 Layer Cake | Patrick Hartl and Christian Hundertmark (C100) | adhocPAD Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2016 Stories 2016 from the Layer collection | Patrick Hartl and Robert Hoffmann | Only Art Club, Hamburg, Germany
2016 Buchstabenarchitektur, Group exhibition | Urban Art Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
2016 Calligraffiti Ambassadors, STROKE Artfair, Munich, Germany
2016 C'est de la haute tension, solo exhibition | Üblackerhäusl, Munich, Germany
2016 SAY MY NAME, Personal exhibition | Farbenladen, Munich, Germany
2015 Weltraum - die Sammlung, Group exhibition | Weltraum Gallery, Munich, Germany
2015 Affordable Artfair, (Representatives Only Art Club), Hamburg, Germany
2015 Évolución 2015, Group exhibition | Honeycomb Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015 Collection Vol.1, Group exhibition | Only Art Club, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Millerntor Gallery 2015 # 5 | Millerntor Stadion, Hamburg, Germany
2015 WELTRAUM, Group show | Rathausgalerie, Munich, Germany
2015 ARTMUC Artfair, Munich, Germany
2015 STROKE Artfair, Munich, Germany
2015 The Big Bäm, Group exhibition | Only Art Club, Hamburg, Germany
2015 12aus14, Group exhibition | MuniqueART, Munich, Germany
2014 I write my name again, Solo show | MuniqueArt | Munich, Germany
2014 Munich by Absolut, Art project | Munich, Germany
2014 I always write my name, solo exhibition | Die Färberei, Munich, Germany

Prizes and scholarships:
2008-2009 | DAAD Art Sholarshipm Kyoto, Japan
2005 | Rudo Spemann Calligraphy Prize | Klingspor Museum | Offenbach, Germany



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