Heiko Zahlmann

Heiko Zahlmann was born in Hamburg in 1973. In the years 1988/1989 he started with graffiti, since 1993 he lives from his artistic work.


He is constantly looking for new challenges and plans and realizes some of the largest murals and graffiti exhibitions worldwide, often in teamwork with like-minded artists.

After countless murals, worldwide projects and several exhibitions, from 2002 onwards he consciously distanced himself step by step from the unwritten laws of the graffiti scene. Instead of painting on canvas, Zahlmann opted for more authentic materials such as concrete, with and on which he worked from then on.

In a process that continues to this day, he develops his minimalist pictorial language and gradually abandons the use of graffiti-typical effects and elements, sometimes to the point of completely abandoning the use of color. 


In 2005, he created his first large monochrome wall relief measuring 400 x 700 cm for the exhibition "smell of paint in the air" in Hamburg. It can be considered a key work because it marks the transition from sprayed 3d graffiti to sculptural work. 


Today, his extensive oeuvre includes, among other things, huge room installations and monumental concrete sculptures weighing up to 100 tons, which only at second glance reveal his origins. Worldwide art in construction projects, partly in collaboration with renowned architects, are a focal point of his work today. But gallery works are also part of his oeuvre. 


Zahlmann gave up painting and spraying on canvas many years ago. Instead, since 2004 he has been working with concrete panels, milling, scoring, filling and experimenting with new materials. 


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