Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Hannes Forster
Geometric Composition (Minimalism, Constructivism)




Hannes Forster Geometric Composition (Minimalism, Constructivism) Medium: Graphite Drawing Unique Year: 1991 Size: 11.7 × 8.2 inches Signed and dated by hand COA Provided Hannes Forster (* 1955 in Tuttlingen ) is a German artist. Forster graduated in 1979 from the College of Arts Berlin , where he was one of Herbert Kaufmann's master students. Already during his studies he dealt in depth with the connection between art and architecture and in 1982 won the second prize of a design competition for an open space in Berlin-Kreuzberg . In those years rubble was one of his favorite working materials. Later, he received further assignments and scholarships for construction-related art, where he built architectural models according to their own plans. His works have been shown at numerous symposia and exhibitions since 1982. During the course of his work, he developed the concept of converting the layouts of his three-dimensional brick installations as negative forms into graphite-painted wooden bodies. This concept he presented u. a. in 2001 at his exhibition Leaning Geometries - dedicated to the square of Kasimir Malevich in the art space no. 10 in Mönchengladbach. Meanwhile, the implementation of any floor plans in such wooden body is the center of his work. In many places he built architectural installations , e.g. in 1984 the rescue bakery in the Kunstverein Bremerhaven , 1988 The Square for the State Garden Show in Rheda-Wiedenbrück and archeology of the modern era in the House of Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg , 1989 the damage to the mountain in the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen and several brick installations for a solo exhibition in the Museum Abteiberg , 1990 La Legge della Laguna at the Biennale in Venice, 1990 A real false story in the context of the project Material and space on the Moltkeplatz in Moltkeviertel , 1992 Tired walls in the Hagenbucher in Heilbronn and 1993 the controversial installation The mountain calls (mountain damage) (a half-sinking building) in the Bergmannsmuseum in Lünen-Süd . The same year he received a working scholarship by the Berlin Senate. In the following years numerous other installations followed: e.g. in the Westphalian Open Air Museum in Hagen-Selbecke , on the Hoher Fläming Art Walk , as well as in Bialystok and Sao Paulo, Brasil. Related Styles: Concrete Art, Constructivism Related Artists: Vladimir Tatlin, Josef Albers, Max Bill, Richard Mortensen, Gottfried Honegger, Gunter Fruhtrunk, Yaacov Agam, Rubem Ludolf, Andrzej Nowacki, Francois Morellet, Alexander Rodchenko, Naum Gabo, Hermann Glöckner, Erwin Hauer


  • Creator
    Hannes Forster (1955, German)
  • Creation Year
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.7 in. (29.72 cm)Width: 8.2 in. (20.83 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Kansas City, MO
  • Reference Number
    Seller: HFO_1804_031stDibs: LU60832728001

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Kansas City, MO
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Kansas City, MO
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2016
1stDibs seller since 2017
520 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Grotta Ferrata
By M.C. Escher
Located in New York, NY
Hand-signed titled and dated "MCE Grotta Ferrata 14 April 1924" upper left corner Escher Estate archive #: T-219-X-69 Custom frame dimensions: 24" high x 25.5" wide

1920s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors


Handmade Paper, Graphite

Artist and Model in the Studio, Graphite Drawing, Mid 20th Century
By Martin Snipper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century graphite on paper drawing is by San Francisco North Beach artist Martin Snipper (1914-2008). Snipper studied at the National Academy of Art in New York and exh...

Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors


Paper, Graphite

Draped Nude Figure in Graphite, 1960-1961
By Hugh Wiley
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1960-1961 graphite on paper figure is by Northern California artist Hugh Wiley (1922-2013). Wiley studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and in Mexico City under C...

1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors


Paper, Graphite

The Prince's Room
By Willy Pogany
Located in Buffalo, NY
Born in Szeged, Hungary, he became one of the better known and successful illustrators of the Golden Age of Illustration, completing over 100 books. Among them are "A Treasury of Ver...

1940s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors


Gouache, Graphite, Pen, Watercolor

Leonard Manasseh RA PPRWA (1916-2017) - Graphite Drawing, The Old Brewery
Located in Corsham, GB
An interesting graphite drawing by well listed artist and architect Leonard Manasseh RA PPRWA (1916-2017). The expressive and illustrative study shows a 'RIBA Policy Committee Meetin...

21st Century and Contemporary Interior Drawings and Watercolors



Untitled ("Mad Men")
By Richard Estes
Located in New York, NY
UNIQUE Hand-signed "Estes" lower right corner Gold leaf museum frame dimensions: 11" high x 12.5" wide

1960s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors


Gouache, Archival Paper, Graphite

Karin Broker, fat chance, 2014, conte on formica, drawing of flowers with text
By Karin Broker
Located in Houston, TX
Karin Broker's "fat chance," 2014, is a drawing of flowers using conté on formica mounted to a plywood panel with text in the background. The work was included in a 2014 exhibition e...

2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors


Plywood, Conté, Panel, Graphite

Hat in Hand
By Robert McIntosh
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A rare, early original drawing by American artist Robert McIntosh(1916-2010) McIntosh was extremely prolific and exhibited throughout his lifetime, including first prize awarded a...

1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors


Graphite, Paper

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery