About


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 graffiti in the late 80s 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 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 different styles by never discarding or breaking off one for the other but rather more intuitively by going back and forth between them. Starting off 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 different 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.


Nick Bargezi, BC Gallery, Berlin


SOLO SHOWS


2020

ALPHABET STREET I WL86.9, Münster, D

2019

EPHEMERAL 2.0 I Galerie Le Feuvre & Roze, Paris, F

2018

WRITTEN ABSTRACTION I Galerie Schimming, Hamburg, D
ROUNDTRIP I Speerstra gallery, Bursins, CH

2017

ROOTS & REALITY I Galerie Droste, Wuppertal, D

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 Zwo, duo show with Heiko Zahlmann, Zimmerling & Jungfleisch, Saarbrücken, D

KARAMBOLAGE duo show with Heiko Zahlmann, 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, Antwerp, 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



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