Hammer and Gogel


German artists Paule Hammer and Sebastian Gogel have been collaborating on large sculpture and spatial installations since 2005. These artists together form the group Hammer and Gogel and often present work as “Hagel.” The artists stand in contrast with most of the other young painters of the Leipzig Academy of Visual Art of which both are graduates (2002). The artists instead depart from painting on a two-dimensional surface for more spatially painted sculptures and installations. The two just closed an exhibition titled “Hagel” in December with Los Angeles gallery Chung King Project. This exhibition continues to reference pop culture, kitsch and horror in seemingly playful and absurd ways. In 2005, the artists exhibited “Gmortox” at Galerie Adler, Frankfurt and “Hyperhyper” at Wohnmaschine Gallery, Berlin. Each artist has exhibited individually with Galerie Post in Leipzig and numerous other group shows worldwide. Both artists continue to live and work in Leipzig, Germany.