Conrad Hübbe utilizes methods and techniques of translation to trace the "afterlife" of the allegorical and symbolic impact of images from a transcultural perspective in the Central and Eastern European context. His multi-layered yet reduced drawings transgress into large-format painterly works that are embedded in and become part of installations.
Growing up and situated between Germany and Poland, Hübbes’ interest lies in the transcultural aspects of images and motifs from the Central and Eastern European spheres.
The origin of images from art history and everyday culture in the Central and Eastern European context is the starting point of his artistic process.  Historical objects such as postcards and stamps serve as points of reference and refer to questions of mobility and circulation of the pictorial. Based on this, his artistic work intends to reflect on how historical imagery and art can be reconfigured under the conditions of the present.
For Hübbes’ artistic practice, the research in regional archives and museums on location, and the dialogue with experts and locals are central. The research is documented in books and photo essays. Overall, it is translated into a multilayered conceptual work that allows an open form and reception. At the same time, it invites one to dive deeper into the specificity and context of the topics and motifs it refers to.
Conrad Hübbe is living primarily between Hamburg, Berlin, and Warsaw. Last summer he received his master's diploma after studying sculpture in the class of Andreas Slominski at the University of Fine Arts (HFBK) in Hamburg.
Additionally, in 2018, he spent six months studying in the studio of Mirosław Bałka at the Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Warsaw.

For further information please get in touch through:    studio@conradhuebbe.com