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Volker Hermes is a German artist known for his striking and thought-provoking paintings and sculptures. He has gained recognition for his unique style, which combines elements of abstraction and realism to create powerful and evocative works of art.

Hermes began his artistic career in the late 1970s, studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dusseldorf. He quickly established himself as a talented and ambitious artist, and his work soon caught the attention of galleries and collectors around the world.

One of the hallmarks of Hermes' art is his ability to blend abstract and figurative elements in a way that feels both surprising and harmonious. His paintings often feature bold, sweeping brushstrokes and vivid colors, which he uses to create a sense of movement and energy. At the same time, his figures and landscapes are rendered with a high level of realism, giving his work a powerful sense of grounding in the real world.

Hermes' sculptures are also notable for their ability to convey a sense of movement and energy. His figures are often depicted in dynamic poses, as if they are caught in the middle of a powerful gesture. The sculptures are made of bronze and steel and have a very powerful impact on the viewer.

In addition to his skill as an artist, Hermes is also known for his deep commitment to social and political issues. Many of his paintings and sculptures explore themes of power, inequality, and injustice, and he is often criticized for being too political in his art. But for Hermes, his art is a way to engage with the world around him and to raise awareness about important issues.

Hermes has exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. His work is also held in many major public and private collections.

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