High Artist Spotlight: Volkmar Hoppe

Born 1958. Volkmar Hoppe is a German illustrator and artist living near Darmstadt. He studied Graphic-Design at the University of Applied Arts in Darmstadt and at the HfG in Offenbach. Besides his design work, he also organizes  iIllustration and art exhibitions. In his free artworks I always try to experiment with new techniques and materials. From 3D or VR to lasercut, marble-etching and silkscreen printing - he's constantly testing new possibitlities in visual expression. Recently, he opened a gallery (Kunstraum Traube) in his house in Mühltal. He hopes to give other artists the opportunity to show their work to the public.

The Artwork is inspired by the graphic language of comics. He divided it into panels, where each seems to tell us a story. Although there doesn't seem to be a real story traceable, there is some action going on. there is smoke, there are some crude flat entities, which seem to be frozen flames. In the center there is strained eyeball trying to figure out what is happening. Maybe the whole comic was left on earth by an alien creature or it came to us from a far away future.
We recently asked Volkmar some questions about their inspirations:
Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?
A: "Exhibitions and Avant Garde Graphic Novels"
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: "Being creative is the most fulfilling activity"
Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?
A: "Kandinsky, Paolozzi, Rauschenberg, Robert Crumb ....."
Q: What role does an artist have in society?
A: "showing people new ways to perceive their world"
Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?
A: "never hesitate to look at new art. there is always something to learn. "
Q: What is your dream project?
A: "a gigantic lasercut steel sculpture would be fun"
Support him by shopping his collection at https://highartgallery.com/collections/volkmar-hoppe