HANA HASILIK

Hana Hasilik lives and works as a freelance artist in Marburg, Hesse. Her art evolved into concrete and later into constructive - concrete minimal expression.

She uses white clay as a material. Her works are fired, then sanded and left unglazed. The white color of the clay supports the clear forms of her sculptures.

As a constant form she chose the lentoid, a kind of biconvex lens. Her art pieces are constructed from individual lentoids and their groups on rectangular supports. 

Hana Hasilik is a member of the professional association of visual artists BBK (the Berufsverband Bildender Künstler) in Germany.

Short biography and exhibitions:

1943 born in Hronec, Slovakia
1962 - 1970 studies of biology, diploma and doctorate in Bratislava
Focus: ceramic objects; outside made of painted aluminum or sandstone
Since 1997 regular exhibitions including:

Kunstverein, Marburg
Museum Modern Art, Hünfeld
Frauen Museum, Bonn
Die Junge Akademie, Berlin
Stadtmuseum Kassel
Museum Stadt Bad Hersfeld
Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt
Kunstpavillon, Eisenach
Kulturbahnhof, Kassel
Outdoor work, including Kunststraße Rhön

Contact:      hanahasilik@yahoo.de

On Hana Hasilik's sculptures

Hana Hasilik
In constantly new structures and combinations, Hana Hasilik explores the artistic potential of a basic geometric element, the biconvex lentoid, realizing not only rows but also stable and pseudo-stable states between standing and lying, between supports and falls. Hana Hasilik's sculptures, although static, evoke the suggestion of a movement captured in sequential snapshots, as it were as a plastic analogy to the series photographs, by means of which Eadweard Muybridge first captured movement sequences as such in the 19th century. 
       Reinhard Buskies, curator
       STRUKTUR.WANDEL. Form als Prozess
       Erfurt, Kassel und Eisenach, 2010

Hana Hasilik's lentoids
The symmetrical biconvex lentoid is a natural shape, one of basic shapes of life with the ability to unfold and grow, to pass information. It is a means of creating real and virtual images of our macro- and micro-cosmos. In their multiplicity and in multitude of their assemblies the lentoids represent flexibility and changeability of interpersonal or social relationships and structures with the ever varied position of individuum being a challenge in the activity and creativity of an artist.
      Eckhart Buddecke, Münster, 2001

On lentoids

HISTORY

In pre-classics Greece the form of a lentoid has been used in making impression seals. A remarkable example of a Minoan lentoid seal from Crete shown here is decorated with rectangular and slanted lines. The meaning of its decoration is not known. The graphic design of the cardandcube #1 card, however, is reminiscent of the pattern engraved on this lentoid stamp millennia ago:

Late minoan lentoid seal. Blue glas, 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.65 cm (accession number AN1896-1908.AE.1239.c, © Ashmolean museum, University of Oxford) *. 

* Thanks are due to Ashmolean museum, Oxford, and Dr. Ingo Pini, Marburg, for permissions to reproduce the photographs.

 

GEOMETRY

In geometry, the lentoid is defined as the intersection of two spheres:

Video: Geoff Hodbod, 3D-imaging

Music: Fryderyk Chopin, Fantaisie - Impromptu, Op. 66, performed by Frank Levy (Musopen)

Sculptures

Abstract constructions

Composition 9
white clay, fired, unglazed, 22 x 22 x 26 cm

 

Formation 4x4
white clay, fired, unglazed, 30 x 30 x 8 cm

 

In row and link
white clay, fired, unglazed, 43 x 28 x 8 cm

 

Without title
white clay, fired, unglazed, 37 x 12 x 10 cm

 

Dare a new beginning
white clay, fired, unglazed, 34 x 34 x 15 cm

 

Continuum
white clay, fired, unglazed, 22 x 22 x 15 cm

 

The new society
white clay, fired, unglazed, 45 x 45 x 7 cm

 

Line, a grid sculpture
white clay, fired, unglazed, 140 x 140 x 8 cm

 

Diagonal, a grid sculpture
white clay, fired, unglazed, 140 x 140 x 8 cm

 

Antagonists
white clay, fired, unglazed, 24 x 12 x 10 cm

 

Support
white clay, fired, unglazed, 45 x 28 x 24 cm

 

2 x 3
white clay, fired, unglazed, 25 x 25 x 10 cm

 


Free yourself

white clay, fired, unglazed, 48 x 28 x 12 cm

 

Move
white clay, fired, unglazed, 51 x 25 x 24 cm

Plastic pictures

3 + 1
white clay, fired, unglazed, 36 x 36 x 12 cm

 

Square I
white clay, fired, unglazed, 63 x 63 x 8 cm

 

Square II
white clay, fired, unglazed, 63 x 63 x 8 cm

 

Composition triangle I
white clay, fired, unglazed, 52 x 52 x 6 cm

 

Composition triangle II
white clay, fired, unglazed, 52 x 52 x 6 cm

Outdoor sculpture

Move
lacquered aluminum, 235 x 100 x 100 cm, Skulpturengarten Museum Modern Art, Hünfeld

 

Sculptures from sandstone and plaster

In the Wind, 2002, Gisselberg red Sandstone, H=27 cm

 

Joy, 2002, Gisselberg red sandstone,  H=42 cm

 

Poised, 2002, Gisselberg red sandstone, H=62 cm

 

Sediment II, 1998, plaster