Eckart Hahn’s works explore the mental state between waking and dreaming, where one no longer has the control over their own consciousness. Access to this intermediate world is what Hahn’s presents to us with references that seem oddly familiar, however disturbing that reference may be. Contextual traps, errors and breakthroughs are all motivations propelling forward his work.
The intensity of his work is the result of the careful analysis in which the artist subjects to this transitory world and the mechanisms behind this deep state of mind. Hahn’s paintings are based on a virtuoso glazing technique where he rolls together stencils with fine painting brushes. The results speak of the old masters, a perpetual presence and a hyperrealism.