14. September 2013 till 26. January 2014
Hilm Böckmann (* 1932 in Münster) can look back on an extensive life's work: he has devoted himself to art for more than 65 years and is considered one of the most important painters and graphic artists of his generation in the Westphalian region. As co-founder and chairman of the group "M60", he successfully advocated the legitimacy and topicality of realism at home and abroad. In his second profession, Böckmann was a graphic artist for the LWL archaeology department from 1961 to 1989.
On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Hilm Böckmann has compiled a unique compilation of his collected works: Inspirations from life, contemporary events, but also from archaeology combine to create lively statements of great depth. Böckmann uses the barely practised glazing technique of panel painting and disturbs the viewer with surreal elements. He gets us thinking.