THE A/C.H. PROGRAM


The A/C.H. collaboration program
serves as a curated platform for internationally recognized and top emerging contemporary artists to seamlessly translate their work through an alternate media. 

Tom Hegen

Henzel Studio is pleased to present Tom Hegen. Hegen was born in Königsbrunn, Bavaria, in 1991, he has been specialising in aerial photography for many years. To Hegen, aerial photography is the only possible medium that can simultaneously portray our civilization and pay tribute to our planet.

Portrait of Tom Hegen. Courtesy of the artist. 

TOM HEGEN
The Shark Bay, 2022
The A/C.H. Program
Edition of 10
Numbered
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
Hand knotted
255 x 300 cm (100.3x 118 ins)
Wool & Silk
Custom size upon request

“I see myself as a photographer with a documentary, yet also, an artistically abstract approach.”

- Tom Hegen

TOM HEGEN, The Shark Bay, 2022 (in-situ)
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Worldwide debut at FRIEZE London No.9 Cork Street. Presented by Ulysses de Santi and included in the exhibition Modernismo Brasil.

The hand-knotted piece, part of Henzel's A/CH program, is based on Hegen’s photograph featuring The Shark Bay peninsula (2019), located in Western Australia. The design is freeform with variable pile heights to replicate the dynamic landscape, exclusive material choices increase the contrast between the different parts of nature.

Hegen's work has already been recognised with numerous renowned awards, including the International Photography Award and the Leica Oscar Barnack Award. His first book, titled “Habitat”, was published in 2018; and was followed, in 2019, by “Aerial Observations on Airports”. Hegen lives in Munich.

Image: Portrait of Tom Hegen. Courtesy of the artist. 

Kathy Ruttenberg

Henzel Studio is pleased to present Kathy Ruttenberg in our A/C.H. Program. Over the past several decades Kathy Ruttenberg has moved across artistic media, working in painting, sculpture, animation, photography, and books. She has become well regarded for her ceramic sculptures, yet in her artist's heart, mind, and hand, she is a visual storyteller. Ruttenberg's ceramic tableaux vivante are complex compositions that tell a complete tale in a glance, preserved in color and form. 

Participation in a 1998 ceramics class at the famous Greenwich House Pottery has resulted in two decades of creations in clay that have been exhibited at venues throughout the world including Stefan Stux Gallery, New York; Sladmore Contemporary, London; the Dubuque Museum of Art, Iowa; the Caramoor Center for Music and Art, New York; the International Ceramic Biennial, France; the 5th World Ceramic Biennale Korea; and the 59th Faenza Prize International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Italy.

Emerging from New York's early 1980s East Village art scene, Ruttenberg's allegorical art contributed to the vitality of the new figurative expressionism that posed a colorful challenge to the dour minimalist sculpture and conceptual art that had dominated the art scene in the 1970s.

KATHY RUTTENBERG
Untitled, 2022
The A/C.H. Program
Edition of 10 + 1 AP
Numbered
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
160 x 310 cm (63 x 122)
Hand knotted
Silk, Lyocell, Nettle
Custom size upon request

"Ruttenberg’s art calls to mind the works of other brilliant eccentric misfits, including Eugene von Bruenchenhein, Joseph Cornell, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Alison Saar. She shares with these artists a seraphic dedication to a personal, idiosyncratic, and deeply authentic impulse, making objects tuned to a subconscious voice that begs, cajoles, and even threatens for outward expression."

Artforum

Linda Linko

Henzel Studio is pleased to present Linda Linko, a key figure in the Helsinki art scene. Linko's assembled works are formed with diverse hand making techniques of collage, cutting, drawing and painting. Her expression results in tensions between figurative and abstract art, drawing inspiration from her extensive travels. In her new series she presents both figurative works on paper and abstract compositions on canvas foremost based on a mixture of gesso, acryl and oil pastel.

Image: Portrait Linda Linko by Juliana Harkko. Courtesy of the artist.

Linko's assembled works are formed with diverse hand making techniques of collage, cutting, drawing and painting.

LINDA LINKO
Untitled (Grey / Drip Edit), 2021 (in-situ)
The A/CH Program
Edition of 10
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
210 x 240 cm (82 x 94)
Silk
Custom size upon request
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"I like incompleteness. If everything’s polished to perfection, where’s the space for imagination?”

Linda Linko

Explore
available works by Linda Linko at Kalkeriet Contemporary.

LINDA LINKO
Clouds (Chromo), 2020
The A/C.H. Program
Edition of 20
Numbered
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
Chromogenic printed
200 x 285 cm (79 x 112 ins)
Velour
Custom size upon request
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LINDA LINKO
Drunk in love (White Edit), 2020
The A/C.H. Program
Edition of 20
Numbered
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
Hand tufted
High & Low Cut
170 x 240 cm (67 x 94.5 ins)
Wool & Silk
Custom size upon request
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Stuart Sandford's works appears in many private collections around the world including The Sir Elton John Photography Collection.

STUART SANDFORD, Sebastian, 2019 (in-situ).
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"My work always depicts a narrative which revolves around a sensitive person trying to make sense of the world around them."

Kirk Millar, Vogue

KIRK MILLAR, Untitled (03) & (02), 2019 installation view Culture-Edit, Los Angeles.
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