Painting was a constant medium in Herman Prigann’s work, from his early politically charged Hamburg period (1970s), the caustic social commentary of the Vienna period (1980s), and the more poetic examination of humanity that defined his work from the 1990s onward. Mostly figurative, his paintings reveal echoes of expressionism and abstraction, and show an interest in material experimentation.

Herman Prigann’s paintings are part of the permanent collections of mumok (Vienna, Austria), Can Prunera (Mallorca, Spain), and the city of Vienna’s MUSA art collection, as well as private collections. Galerie Herold in Hamburg/Sylt, Germany, represents several of his works.

Hamburg Period (1970s)

A selection of paintings from Herman Prigann’s time in Hamburg, where he attended the Hamburg Arts Academy, formed part of the Cruizin’4 artists collective, and painted some of his most explicitly political works.