Artist, sculptor, designer with a degree from the Academie Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht, the Netherlands, Kaspar Hamacher takes nature as the starting point in his day-to-day life as a sculptor and a designer of artistic furniture. Monoxyle purity blooms from sylvan beauty. Raised amongst the trees by his forest ranger father in the Eastern Cantons of Belgium, he has forged his path through the world of art and design, moving between sculpture and the contemporary applied arts. Far from the rush of our digital world, Kaspar Hamacher creates a close and unique connection with each fragment of trunk he sculpts, crafting unique stamped pieces, from his own creative mastery. Somewhere between art and design, he deliberately focuses on the object in all its physical strength, as a “maker” rather than a conceptual designer. His abilities with wood as a living material are the fruit of his energy and his imagination: whether working with a tree trunk or branch, or a piece of leather, for him it is essential to respect the authenticity at every step of the creative process. In his design approach, which he calls Die Werkstatt (The Workshop), since his exhibition at Spazio Nobile in 2017, Hamacher has always aimed to produce a piece that is both unique and personal, with a strong meaning and added soul. Le Sacre de la Matière refers to his quest for authenticity and Mother Earth is at the heart of his identity. His solo show Kaspar Hamacher, The Man of Wood, at CID Hornu, Grand Hornu (Mons, BE) will run from 26 June until 26 September 2021.
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2008 Graduation Exhibition Maastricht (NL) / 2008 : Superstore 05, Amsterdam (NL) / Dynamo Design Award Brussels (B) Winner of the audience award / 2008 : Aula Carolina Aachen (D) / Arti08 Den Haag (NL) / Cocoon Brussels (B) / “La Belgique des Autres” Biennale Internationale St. Etienne (F) / 2009 / Regentenkamer Den Haag (NL) / Salone Satellite Salone internazionale del Mobile Milan (I) / “Toegepast 14” Z33 Hasselt (B) / 2010 / Creative Space Kreon Brussels – curated by Pro Materia (B) / Maison & Objet Paris (F) / Bois & Habitat Namur (B) / KIV Knokke-Heist (B) / EU-Ratspräsidentschaft Juste-Lipse Atrium, Brussels (B) / C-Mine Genk (B) / Design September Brussels (B) / “La Belgique des Autres” Flagey Brussels (B) / Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (NL) / Box Galerie Brussels (B) / Galerie Pierre Mahaux, Megève (F) / “Dialogues” Bangkok (TH) / IMM Cologne (D) /2011 / Salone del Mobile Milano, Ventura Lambrate (I) / “Achille is watching us” curated by Matylda Krzykowski, Milano (I) / Biologiska Museet / Stockholm Design Week (SE) / Depot Basel – Prelude – 01 A Dialogue, Basel (CH) / 2012 / Henry Van De Velde Award 2011/2012 Brussels (B) / TEDx Talk Hasselt (B) / TEFAF Maastricht (NL) / Salone del Mobile Milano, Triennale Di Milano (I) / Fashionclash Maastricht (NL) / The Machine, C-Mine Genk. Scenography and installation (B) / Depot Basel, Personal Content, Craft and Scenography , Basel (CH) / Ostrale Dresden (D) / De Glazen Kast Rekem (B) / Memorabilia, Musée de la vie Wallonne, Scenography and installation (B) / Toegepast 17 preview, Interieur Kortrijk (B) / Toegepast 17 expo at Z33 Hasselt (B) / 2013 / Salone del Mobile Milano, Triennale Di Milano (I) / “Das Große Fressen” Gallery Freitag 18.30 Aachen (D) / “The Make Way” Scenography installation C-Mine Genk (B) / The Present for King Albert II. Eupen (B) / MUBE Sao Paolo (BR) / Toegepast 18 expo at Z33 Hasselt (B) / Design Vlaanderen Gallery Brussels (B) / Tales of Heroes, design project on the move… / 2014 / La Matière des Nuages, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (FR) / Intersections #3, Belgian Design, Atomium, Bruxelles (BE) / Möbel designed for ResourceLab, Design Vlaanderen Gallery, Bruxelles (BE) / 2015 / Grand-Hornu Mons Futur Archaïque (BE) / Trend Forum by Lidewij Edelkoort for ZOW Germany (DE) & Istanbul (TR) / REMADE Halle / Design on Track Liège (BE) / Bunder Braem Berlin (DE) / 2016 / MUDAC Lausanne Futur Archaïque (CH) / Almond & Co San Francisco (US) /Tefaf Maastricht De Meldkamer (NL) / Milan 2016 Furisalone Palazzo Litta (IT) / Design Museum Gent (BE) / Brussels Museum Of Belgian History (BE) / Spazio Nobile, season II, Brussels (BE) / 2017 / Spazio Nobile, Season VII – Die Werkstatt, Brussels (BE) / 2018-19 / Spazio Nobile, Collectible Brussels – Art Brussels – Interieur – The Random Collection – Kanal Pompidou, Between Art & Design. The Belgian Scene / Season X – Land/Scapes