Herbert Hamak was born in Unterfranken in 1952. He lives and works in Hammelburg.
His are not usual works of sculpture: in his researches into colour he often makes use of buildings, their façade and spaces as a painter might utilise canvas or stretchers. One of the key aspects of his art is of passage: a state of passage, of a condition in which colour and three-dimensionality in space live together in perfect harmony. His most recent work have more complex forms than the earlier ones: there are further allusions to certain styles of architecture, as well as forms reminiscent of Renaissance painting. Among his most recent exhibitions, mention should be made of The Adventure of Our Collection I at the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, 2016 and, in the same year, Un racconto in sei stanze at Palazzo Barbò, Torre Pallavicina; Il Tesoro misterioso at the Maffeiana museum, Verona, 2015 and, in the same year at Studio la Città, Verona, Point Alpha; his solo shows in 2013 at the Xippas gallery, Paris, and the Tanit gallery, Munich; and his exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, curated by Martin Hentschel. Among his major interventions in public spaces mention should be made of the installations in the new headquarters of Bocconi University, Milan, in 2008; Archiginnasio, Bologna, in 2008; Castelvecchio museum, Verona, in 2007; and on the façade of Atri cathedral, Teramo, in 2003.