1961, Basel, Sveits
Christophe Hohler (1962-) er utdannet ved de to velrenommerte kunstskolene Kunstgewerbeschule i Basel og Ecole Arts Décoratifs i Strasbourg og har siden 1987 blitt internationalt anerkjent for sine ekspressive og intense menneskeskildringer.  Han har hatt en rekke utstillinger i Frankrike, Sveits, Canada, Tyskland, Italia, Belgia, USA og Norge. Maleriene hans er kraftfulle, med pastose strøk og ekspressiv palett med fokus på kontraster og grov strek. I maleriene er det mannsfiguren, eller mannsrollen, som skildres. Mannen som et kraftfult vesen, med iboende evner til handling og aggresjon, men også sårbarhet og følelser. Hohlers kunst har flere samlere i Norge og sammenlignes med kunstnere som Anselm Kiefer, Jean-Michel Basquiat og norges egen Håkon Gulvåg.
hohler spiller piano på vernissagen 271012 
Hohler speaking over his work:
“The last canvas reproduced in the chapter on painting represents a hanging man. In any case that’s what I’ve called it. The documents to which I referred had nothing to do with this title. My aim was not to paint a hanging man. Besides, how can you paint a drama, how can you paint something which is insufferable? It isn’t possible, I don’t believe that it is. This motif disclosed itself by accident, or rather I decided to stop at a precise moment because there was nothing more to add to the canvas. Everything was there: the contrast, the colors, the format. Everything worked. A dancer is become a hanging man. The result does not depend on an idea, whence my question: Wherein lies my responsibility? I stopped just at the right moment, at the moment of truth when the canvas speaks, whatever the subject may be. The painting becomes true because the gestures (that which one calls the écriture [writing]), the choice of hues and the figures reveal everything except an idea. Perhaps it is here that my true responsibility begins.
 
I am responsible for my painting per se but am in no case responsible for the narrative my painting relates.
In this case, it would not be up to me to give it a title. I’m in the process of explaining the artist “in spite of himself ”, the “irresponsible”, him who thinks no evil, who is uniquely in communion with his plastic preoccupations and aesthetic values. This confuses the received notion of the artist who seeks to “shock in order to move things forward”. The emitting artist (producer of works) experiences flow (flux) only due to the presence and appreciation of the recipient (consumer of works). This very narrow relation or equation engages artist and recipient to bring into existence the product called a “work of art”.”
- Christophe Hohler
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Utdanning: Formation as a printer, Basel, Switzerland Art School in Strasbourg, France
 
Utvalgte utstillinger: 2016 Galleri Nobel, Oslo, Norway 2016 Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany 2016 Galerie Colette Cola, Paris, France 2015 Centre culturel Jacques-Brel, Thionville, France 2015 Galerie Valparaiso, Annecy, France 2015 Prieuré de pont loup, Moret sur Loing, France 2015 Galerie Brigitta Leupin, Basel, Switzerland 2015 Banque Thaler, Basel,  Switzerland 2015 St’art, Strasbourg, France 2015 Art Karslruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany 2015 Galerie Lacan - L’Estampe, Strasbourg, France 2014 Kultur Verein «sprützehüssli» Oberwil, Switzerland 2014 Galerie Courant d’art, Mulhouse, France 2014 Grand Palais - international art & print fair, Paris, France 2014 St’art, Strasbourg, France 2014 Galerie «art and me», Allschwil, Switzerland 2013 Galerie Lacan – L’Estampe,  Strasbourg, France 2013 Galerie b.k, St. Gallen, Suisse 2013 Grand Palais, Paris, France 2013 Galerie Schürmann, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany 2012 Galerie Nobel Oslo, Norway 2012 Musée des beaux arts, Mulhouse, France 2012 Hirslanden klinik birshof (münchenstein), Suisse 2012 Espace l’arsenal, Delémont, Suisse 2011 Galerie Lacan, Strasbourg, Frankrike 2011 Exposition au Bastion de France, Porto-Vecchio, Frankrike 2011 Exposition «kura», Lenzburg, Sveits 2011 Galerie du Vieux, Belfort, Frankrike 2010 Galerie Lacan, Strasbourg Frankrike 2009 Exposition au Temple de Chaurey, Frankrike 2008 Galleri Nobel, Oslo 2008 Galerie Lacan, Strasbourg Frankrike 2007 Galerie Art Passion, Montpelier, Frankrike 2007 Galerie Olbrist, Essen, Tyskland 2006 Le Triangle, Huningue, Frankrike 2006 Galerie Nikola Rukaj, Toronto, Canada 2006 Galleri Bi-Z, Kristiansand 2006 Galleri Nobel, Oslo 2005 Performance med Archie Shepp og Jean-Claude André, Saint Louis og Vesoul, Frankrike 2005 Exposition Galerie Lacan, Strasbourg Frankrike 2004 Galerie des Vergers, Sion, Sveits 2004 Galerie de Buci, Paris, Frankrike 2004 Maison de la Culture et des Loisirs, Metz, Frankrike 2003 Galerie Azart, Kortrijk, Belgia 2003 Galleri Nobel, Oslo 2003 Offene Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, Sveits