In the early 1960s the painter K.H. Hödicke (*1938 in Nuremberg, Germany) is one of the leaders of a small group of young spirited intellectual rebels that aims to revolutionize paintig. German postwar art has only recently caught up to international abstract tendencies when these youngsters set out to reject all new doctrine and, instead, counter with a revival of figurative painting, which had been declared obsolete. The exhibition K. H. Hödicke at the PalaisPopulaire in Berlin is conceived as a retrospective and offers insight into an almost inexhaustible artistic oeuvre and in its juxtaposition of drawings, paintings, and sculpture demonstrates that K. H. Hödicke today is to be counted among the classics but that his decades-spanning work has retained its freshness and topicality.