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STOHEAD (Christoph Haessler) / 1973 / Germany, lives and works in Berlin.

Through his years evolving as an artist, Christoph has gone through several stages of development in styles.
Starting as so many of his kind with grati he naturally became accustomed to lettering and calligraphy.
Scripture is the bearer of information, writing makes it possible to ban thoughts and feelings into a form
and it is here where Stohead found his bridge between writing in the streets and the art form we have come t
to know in the past years. As with any good artist the key is to constantly evolve and reinvent oneself without
loosing one’s identity as an artist. Stohead has managed to do this over several years and several dierent styles
by never discarding or breaking o one for the other but rather more intuitively by going back and forth between them.
Starting o by taking his distinct round tip tagging style from the streets to the canvas, Christoph has since taken
his writing through various stages of what he calls “decomposition” of the lettering. Using several dierent techniques
and often self made tools his works range from clear and strict letter patterns to the complete decomposition,
which is commonly known as the “Liquid Smoke” works. Taking inspiration from both ends has caused several
distinct styles to evolve and be used by the artist on a regular basis along each other.

solo shows

2017

RECOMPOSITION I Galerie Le Feuvre, Paris, F
13 STROKES I BC Gallery, Berlin, D
2016
SMOKE IN MY PERIPHERY I Galerie Schimming, Hamburg, D
BORDERS I Speerstra gallery, Bursins, CH
2015
LA MORT D`ÈCRITURE I Banana gallery, Mannheim, D
2014
NOW I Galerie le Feuvre, Paris, F
2013
RADICALLIGRAPHY I Galerie Ruttkowski68, Cologne, D
®EVOLUTION I Speerstra gallery, Bursins, CH
DECOMPOSITION I Circle Culture gallery, Berlin, D

selected group shows

2016
KARAMBOLAGE duo show, BC Gallery, Berlin, D
2015
URBAN ART BIENNALE, Völklinger Hütte, D
CONCRETE ALPHABETS, 886geary, San Francisco, CA
SCOPE art fair Basel, CH ( represented by BC Gallery, Berlin )
2014
REkollekt, Galerie Borchardt, Hamburg, D
2013
POTSE 68, Circle culture gallery, Berlin, D
HYPERGRAPHIA, BC Gallery, Berlin, D
REkollekt, Die Kunstagentin, Cologne, D
2012
POPUP Alte Münze, Circle Culture gallery, Berlin, D
&FRIENDS, Galerie le Feuvre, Paris, F
REkollekt, Bethanienhaus, Berlin, D
2011
POPUP Altes Casino Hamburg, Circle Culture gallery, Berlin, D
BROKE Schaufenster Projektraum, Berlin, D
2010
VERSTECKSPIELE Galerie im Namen des Raumes, Berlin, D
2009
YOUNG BLOOD Kunstverein Rottweil, D
WRITE NOW Klingspormuseum, Offenbach, D
2008
SCRATCH THE SURFACE Soulgallery, Berlin, D
CALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE! Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, DK
2007
FABULOSAS DESORDENS Caixa cultural, Rio de Janeiro, BR
WAKIN UP NIGHTS De Pury Luxembourg, Zürich, CH
STILL ON AND NON THE WISER Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, D
WE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DARKER THAN BLUE Reinking Projekte & Peter Borchardt. Stilwerk, Hamburg, D
2006
COMING SOON Reinking Projekte & Contemporary Art Projects Blashofer, Berlin, D
SIX FINGERS vs VICIOUS GALLERY pop up show, Hamburg, D
CARHARTT GALLERY OPENING Carhartt Gallery, Weil am Rhein, D
2005
SMELL OF PAINT IN THE AIR K3, Kampnagel, Hamburg, D
& Westwendischer Kunstverein, Gartow, D
PASSION DES SAMMELNS Sammlung Reinking / Federkiel, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, D
MINIMAL ILLUSIONS Villa Merkel, Esslingen, D
2004
CHARACTERS TO HOLD Pictoplasma 1st int. conference on character design, Berlin, D
2003
GETTING-UP Galerie Elbchaussee 8, Hamburg, D
CITY KINGZ The Showroom, Bruxelles, Gent, Antwer, B
DA SEIN – POSITIONEN ZEITGENÖSSISCHER KUNST Ernst Barlach Museum, Ratzeburg, D
CONSTRUCTIONES URBAINES Taxie Gallery, Paris, F
KUNSTSCHLACHT Worldatelier & Klingspormuseum, Offenbach, D
2002
GETTING-UP Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, D
KOSMOPOLITE festival* Hotel de Ville Bagnolet, Paris, F
CANVARS Galerie Horizont der Dokumenta, Kassel, D
URBAN DISCIPLINE Astra-Hallen St. Pauli, Hamburg, D
TRIBUS URBAINES Fete des cultures, Bruxelles, B
2001
URBAN DISCIPLINE Alte Postsortierhalle, Hamburg, D
GAMBLE CAN Gera, D
2000
URBAN DISCIPLINE former I-Punkt Skateland, Hamburg, D
GRAFFITI AUF LEINWAND Kunsthof Dargast, Rügen, D
GETTING-UP Schweriner Schloss, Schwerin, D
1999
GRAFFITIART Phonodrom, Hamburg, D

Photo credits:
Thanks to Nils Müller, Greenhunter productions, flapphotography, Flo Schaurer, Jürgen Grünwald

Admin credits:
Michael Kuphal

Text credits:
Julia Häßler, D.D.