Hans Kotter is a German light artist born in Muhldorf am Inn, Bayern, in 1966. Kotter grew up in Germany but studied at the Arts Students League of New York with William Scharf and Bruce Dorfman from 1993 to 1994. He furthered his education in 2001 when he enrolled at the Media Design Academy in Munich and graduated in 2003.
In 2003, Kotter settled in Berlin, where he has lived and worked ever since. Though Kotter’s works focus on physical elements and effects, they appear illusive to the viewer’s eye. Kotter creates aesthetically-pleasing visual effects by exploring the individual and collective impact of light, color, and space. For this, he has received several awards and honors.
In 2004, Kotter received the Kulturpreis Bayern award in the art and architecture category from E.ON Bayern AG. He also gave art lessons at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, lecturing from 2007 to 2013. Kotter and his art have won acclaim through various exhibitions alongside prominent artists, such as Heinz Mack and Otto Piene.
Kotter had held successful solo exhibitions in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. His works are in prestigious collections internationally, including Kinetica Museum, AT&T, Museum Ritter, Targetti Light Art, and Warburg Pincus. Kotter remains relentless in the creation of his famous light art.
What is Hans Kotter Known For?
Hans Kotter is known for using light-generated structures to influence the appearance of a given space. Kotter uses objects such as LED lights, metals, mirrors, light tubes, prisms, and a camera to explore the effects of light and color and, in turn, create beautiful artwork.
What Art Movement is Hans Kotter Associated With?
Hans Kotter is associated with the Light art movement.
Hans Kotter Artwork
Below are some of the artworks of Hans Kotter
Bad luck, Benjamin Eck projects
Circles Diptychon 1
In a Bubble, metal spiegel plexiglas
In a Bubble
Point of View, Magic Ball
Rise and Fall