Benedikt Hipp was born in Munich in 1977. He lives and works in Munich and Amsterdam. Hipp studied at the academies of fine arts in Nuremberg, Munich and Bologna and graduated in 2007 with the painter Sean Scully. His paintings, some of them large format, are painted and varnished with oil paints on wood. Hipp’s idiosyncratic visual language is further broadened through his use of titles, often hinting at the artist’s complex conceptual and philosophical engagement with the world of today, but also the past. The pictures unfold a suggestive power that captivates the viewer. The artist celebrated great success early on. His works have been shown in various international institutions, including the CAPC Museum für zeitgenössiche Kunst in Bordeaux, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the Städtische Galerie in Nordhorn, the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, the Filmmuseum Amsterdam, the FM Centro per l‘Arte Contemporanea Milano, the Museo d‘Arte Contemporanea di Lissone and the Haus der Kunst in Munich (2018). In 2012 he participated in „Made in Germany zwei“ at the Kunstverein Hannover / Sprengel Museum Hannover. Hipp presented solo exhibitions at the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen, the Kunstpalais in Erlangen, the Kunstverein in Bielefeld and the Museum Villa Rot. His works are part of international collections. He is represented by the galleries Galerie Kadel Willborn (Düsseldorf), MONITOR Gallery (Rome/Lisbon) and Galarie Nicolas Krupp in Basel.