Artist Philipp Weber tells the stories that move him, using a hyperrealist style. Realism, pop, composition and an attempt to find an inner truth determine the artist's approach, which places women at the heart of his cyclical works. Like Mel Ramos, Philipp Weber depicts the artificiality and the clichés of the fashion and advertising world. His young women pose as if for a photo shoot for a glossy magazine, providing a blank canvas for men's dreams, thus picking up on a traditional artistic theme. But Philipp Weber shows more than that: he brings his models to life, releasing them from the artificiality and rigidity of the master image, going under their skin, exposing irregularities in apparent perfection and revealing aspirations and great dreams.

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Curriculum Vitae

1974 born in Rostock
1996 – 2000 studies at Kunsthochschule Kassel (University of Fine Art in Kassel) with Prof. Rob Scholte and Prof. Kurt Haug
2000 – 2001 studies at Universität der Künste (UdK) Berlin (University of Fine Art in Berlin)
2001 – 2002 Meisterschüler at the UdK Berlin with Prof. Wolfgang Petrick
Presently  lives  and works in Kassel and Berlin
   

Scholarships and Prizes:

1998   Robert – Völker – award of the Kunsthochschule Kassel

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2013   Hyundai TV Spot - "Hyperrealism"

Selected Public and Privat Collections

Collection Liang, Singapore

Count Ibex Collection, New York, New York

Landeszentralbank Hessen, Frankfurt / M, Germany

Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul, Korea

Collection Stahlberg, Coburg and Berlin, Germany

Collection Klein, Frankfurt / M, Germany

Collection Heinrich, Maulbronn, Germany

Privat Collection, Windhoek, Namibia

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