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ART MATTERS

12/4 – 26/4/2020

1 new artist daily 6pm!

Out of the current situation – exhibition postponed, gallery closed to the public – our first virtual group exhibition ART MATTERS was created, which can only be viewed online at www.galerie-biesenbach.de and our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Strange times, new ways!

With an open call launched on Instagram, we spent two weeks looking for new artists and finally selected 15 participants from nearly 700 applications.

We knew how eclectic this Online Only exhibition could be. But it was precisely the idea of the Open Call that appealed to us: to invite artists from the most diverse directions to apply and submit their work. From this multitude of perspectives and positions, we curated an exhibition that shows a field of tension but also a symbiotic dialogue between the individual artists and artworks. An exhibition that fits the direction and philosophy of the gallery, but also brings something new to our program.

From Sunday, 12 April, one artist will be presented daily at 6 pm with the submitted work. On 26/04, the winner of our competition will be announced: He or she will present his or her work not only virtually but also in our gallery rooms in an exhibition later this year.

We would be pleased if you visit the Online Only exhibition ART MATTERS regularly on our website and/or follow the project on Instagram and Facebook.

So: Stay at home and stay healthy – and stay online! And don't forget: Buy art to support art!

ARTIST SELECTION:

Christina Augustesen ... more >


SUNDAY, 12 APRIL

We are happy to open our first online only group exhibition tonight and to present Christina Augustesen (*1975, works and lives in Copenhagen), one of 15 finalists we selected after our open call competition ART MATTERS. Read more about her sculptures revolving around the dynamics of light in her artist statement below and check her CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images further down) – please email us for further information:

Christina Augustesen
“Colour Spaces – Coral/Grey”, 2019
acrylic, LED, filters, 44 x 37 x 17 cm
3.300,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Light sculptures, "Colour Spaces", Christina Augustesen

My sculptures revolve around the dynamics of light. From observing colours, shades and shifts, I capture and archive what could be described as ‘light testaments’. City landscapes, forest trees, the ocean and any kind of topographic landscape play a role in how light is reflected and affected. Also seasons, geographic location and the flow of light within architectural structures are continuous sources of inspiration.

My inspiration for working with light and colours stems from an understanding of light as a dynamic phenomenon, including understanding how colours occur in light’s refractions. Likewise, I am inspired by the ways that light and colours help accentuate different spaces and create diverse atmospheres. My primary interest is in the interactions occurring in-between the immateriality of light and the materiality of surfaces, including the ways in which these two are co-dependent upon one other, and consequently enable people to perceive surfaces and spaces in meaningful and inspiring ways

Daylight as well as programmed electric light is framed and structured in various box shapes ranging from small cases to large scale outdoor cylindrical installations. By using translucent acrylic sheets as canvases, I illuminate the surfaces from behind in fixed temporal duration. When the light passes through the space and through the transparent and coloured surfaces, it creates depth and new colour creations.

Depending on the amount of light, layers of space and selected colours, different colour combinations are created ranging from delicate shades to more deeply saturated hues. Adding the diffuse light employs different tones and modulations between the shifting colours creating an even larger palette of different colorations. The shifting is harmonized in temporal intervals creating a mellow natural feel as the pace is slow and set to resemble the changeability of the daylight.

 

CV

Christina Augustesen

born 1975

lives and works in Copenhagen
Member of BKF - Danish Visual Artists
Member of The Board of Charlottenborg Fonden (2018-2021)

Education

2018-2014 Art School Spektrum, Summer Course, Copenhagen, DK
2017 Art School Spektrum, Copenhagen, DK
2016 Edinburgh Printmakers, Screen printing, Summer Course, Scotland, UK
2010 Central St. Martins Art School, Summer Course, London, UK
2009-2010 Master in Light & Lighting (MSc.), The Bartlett, UCL, London, UK
1998-2006 Bachelor and Master in Architecture, KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, DK

Represented

2018 The Cross Family Collection, London, UK
2017 VIA University College, Aarhus, DK (Donation from the Danish Arts Foundation)
2016 Aalborg University, Aalborg, DK (Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation)

In Situ Project

2018 “Gate of Colours”, Damhustorvet, Rødovre, DK

Grants

2019 Residency at Can Lis, Mallorca. (Danish Arts Foundation)
2017 Working Grant, The Danish Arts Foundation
2016 Travel Grant, Margot and Thorvald Dreyers Foundation

Awards

2018 (shortlisted) The Darc Award, Best Light Art Project, "Gate of Colours", Damhustorvet, DK
2014 The Danish Lighting Award, Lighting Design at the Novo Nordic HQ in cooperation with Sweco and Henning Larsen Architects

Exhibitions (selected)

2020 "ART MATTERS", Online Only Group Exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, D
2019 "Appetizers”, Group Exhibition, Gallery Lene Bilgrav, Aarhus, DK
2019 “REMIX#5”, Group Exhibition, Gallery Kunstmix, Copenhagen, DK
2018 “Defining Structure”, Group Exhibition, The Cello Factory, London, UK
2018 “Ree-fleeks”, Group Exhibition, Kunstpakhuset Ikast, DK
2018 "RA 250th Summer Exhibition", Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2018 "Cirklens Kvadrat", Group Exhibition, The Antique Museum, Aarhus, DK
2017 "Seeing the Unseen", Group Exhibition, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK
2017 "VIEW 17", Spektrum, Copenhagen, DK
2017 "7sind", Pop-up Exhibition, Christianshavn, DK
2016 "Reflektor Light Art Festival, Mindehøjen, Frederiksberg, DK
2016 NK16, Nordkraft Exhibition, Aalborg, DK
2016 Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
2015 KE 15, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
2013 “One Beam of Light”, The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

Artist talk/Lectures (selected)

2018 “Gate of Colours and the Twilight”, Damhustorvet, Copenhagen, DK
2018 “Ree-fleeks”, Kunstpakhuset Ikast, DK
2016 ”Colour Spaces II”, KE15, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
2015 “Architecture for the senses”, Velux Daylight Symposium, London, UK
2015 “Architectural Lighting - Layers of Light”, KADK Lightlecture, Copenhagen, DK
2013 “How do we use coloured light in architectural lighting, PLDC, Copenhagen, DK

Publications

2018 Catalog: ”Ree-fleks”, Group Exhibition,  Kunstpakhuset Ikast, DK
2018 Catalog: "Cirklens Kvadrat",, Group Exhibition, The Antique Museum, Aarhus, DK
2017 Catalog: ”Seeing the Unseen”, Group Exhibition, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK

Bibliography

”Colour Spaces: Horisontal Fields”, VIA Campus N, Aarhus, DK, Text by Michael Roloff, 2017

Curatorial activities

2018
”Copenhagen Lightfestival”, Jesper Kongshau, Kirsten Dehlholm, Jakob Oredsson

Bram Braam ... more >


MONDAY, 13 APRIL

We present to you the second of 15 artists we selected after our ART MATTERS open call competition: Bram Braam (*1980 in Sittard, The Netherlands, lives and works in Berlin). Read more about his sculptural paintings inspired by architecture and urban landscapes in the artist statement below and check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images further down) – please email us for more details:

Bram Braam
"Quarantine", 2020
wood, spray paint, steel, concrete, 60 x 43 x 2 cm
2.800,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Visual artist Bram Braam (NL, 1980) deals with architecture and the constant evolution of our daily surrounding. He draws inspiration from the raw environment of Berlin, utopian beliefs and Dutch landscape. By looking at public space through the eye of a sculpture, the artist has established an intimate connection to the city and it’s architecture. The city of Berlin is known for its many contrasts in rich and poor, slick and raw. It is these contrasts that the artist plays with and brings together in the work, reflecting upon the interest in the manufacturability of a city.

While remaining close to its environment, Braam’s work offers a personal compilation of architectural references to street buildings, constructions and living environments that are essential to our perceptions of city and country. By contextualising the dissolved materials, the work opens new narratives that reference the rapid and unrestrained development of Berlin, and ultimately constitutes a contemporary expression of today’s urban cityscape.

 

CV

Bram Braam

Personal

B.C.E. Braam
Born | 14-03-1980, Sittard The Netherlands
Living | Berlin, Germany

Education

2005-2009 | AKV St. Joost, Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Bachelor) Den Bosch
1998-2003 | Sint Lucas, Communication and Design, Boxtel

Prizes, grants, Residences

2019 | Rising star residency, Till Richter Museum (Germany)
2016 | Working grant for proven talent 2016/ 2020 Mondriaan Fonds (Netherlands)
2014 | Arbeitsstipendien Kulturverwaltung des Berlin Senat, Berlin (Germany)
2014 | Artist in residence Sea foundation, Tilburg (Netherlands)
2013 | HomeBase Project, Berlin (Germany)
2013 | BBK studio programm
2013 | Working budget, Mondriaan funds, (Netherlands)
2011 | Winner Jung Art Prize (together with Chris Bierl), Berlin, (Germany)
2010 | Artist in residence Culturia Berlin, (Germany)
2009 | Starterstipendium Fund BKVB, (Netherlands)
2009 | Nomination Lucas Prize, Den Bosch, (Netherlands)

Solo/ duo exhibitions

2020 | Upcoming Solo Exhibition, Traces, Galerie Burster, Karlsruhe (Germany)
2019 | Solo Exhibition, Metro, Galerie Burster, Berlin (Germany)
2019 | Solo exhibition, What Becomes and What Remains, Till Richter Museum, (Germany)
2018 | Duo exhibition, Influence : Dag & Bram Braam, LFN gallery, Spinnerei Leipzig (Germany)
2017 | Solo exhibition, Cacoafabriek, Helmond (Netherlands)
2017 | Solo presentation, AMSTERDAM ARTFAIR, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2017 | Duo presentation, ART ROTTERDAM art fair, Frank Taal galerie, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2016 | Solo Exhibition, Welcome to the real world, Frank Taal galerie, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2016 | Solo Presentation, ART 16, London’s global art fair, London (Great Britain)
2016 | Solo Exhibition, Modern Mutants, Galerie Burster, Berlin (Germany)
2015 | Solo presentation ,Booth 95, ART Rotterdam, ART FAIR by Frank Taal galerie, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2015 | Duo Exhibition, Bram Braam & Ines Doleschal Galerie Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin (Germany)
2014 | Solo Exhibition, IMPORT PROJECTS, Curated by Anja Henckel & Nadim Saman, Berlin (Germany)
2014 | Solo Exhibition, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2014 | Solo Exhibition, City of tomorrow, Frank Taal galerie, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2014 | Duo Exhibition, Bram Braam & Alex Baams, SEA Foundation, Tilburg (Netherlands)
2013 | Duo exhibition, Kreuzbergpavillon “From 0 To 0” Bram Braam & Radu Oreian, Berlin (Germany)
2012 | Duo exhibition, Next Visit, with Natalia Stachon, Berlin (Germany)
2012 | Duo exhibition, Jung Art, Freies Museum, Berlin (Germany)
2012 | Solo exhibition: Next Nature: Kaleidoskop gallery, Berlin (Germany)
2011 | Duo exhibition “Euro Land Art”, landgoed Velden (Netherlands)
2009 | Solo exhibition, Louis Hartloper Complex Utrecht (Netherlands)

Group exhibitions

2020 | ART MATTERS, Online Only Group Exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, (Germany)
2019 | L’artiste et les commissaires, Lage Egal curational projects, Berlin, (Germany)
2019 | JULE, LFN gallery, Spinnerei Leipzig (Germany)
2019 | Glass, rubber, stone, Lage Egal curational projects, Berlin, (Germany)                                                                    
2019 | How to fix a broken line, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, (Germany)                                                                
2019 | Architecture of Art, Frank Taal gallery, Rotterdam (Netherlands)                                                                             
2019 | Architecture of Art, Frank Taal gallery, Rotterdam (Netherlands)                                                                               
2019 | ACECCC5,  ACEC Apeldoorn (Netherlands)                                                                                                                 
2019 | KUNST BAU, Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg (Germany)                                                                            
2019 | Torrence Art Museum, DXIX Projects, Los Angeles (United states of America)                                                    
2019 | On destruction and preservation, Balzer Projects, Basel (Switserland)                                                         
2019 | CC, PHK18 #17, Rotterdam (Netherlands)                                                                                                              
2019 |KUNST BAU, Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg (Germany)                                                                                         
2019 | Rhizome, Frank Taal gallery, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2018 | Wonders, MPV gallery,  Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2018 | Delicious dissaray, Berlin weekly project space, Berlin (Germany)
2018 | Ufer Open, Berlin art week, Uferhallen,  Berlin (Germany)
2018 | BOTTOM UP, Berlin art week, Kuehlhaus,  Berlin (Germany)
2018 | Contemporary Contemplations, Kunsthaus Erfurt
2018 | Contemporary Contemplations, GLUE,  Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (Germany)
2018 | POTLUCK — curated by Hagen Schümann & Pierre Granoux, Berlin (Germany)
2018 | Kegelclub, galerie Anja Knoes, Köln (Germany)
2018 | Neue Heimat, Willem2, Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2018 | Botschaft, Wir nennen es Arbeit, Berlin (Germany)
2018 | Toy bitches fuck you, galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg (Germany)
2018 | Brothers from another mother, MPV galerie, Knokke (Belgium)
2017 | Winter / X-mas show, Roger Katwijk galerie, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2017 | Spectrum 3 / kleben, schneiden, bohren, sägen / Collage, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin (Germany)
2017 | Ende Neu / Lage Egal , Berlin (Germany)
2017 | Wir nennen es arbeit, Galleria Opere Scelte, Torino, (Italy)
2017 | Nieuw Amsterdam, Marisa Newman projects, New York (USA)
2017 | Bender Schwinn project, München (Germany)
2017 | GLUE, gallery weekend, Berlin (Germany)
2017 | Orakel der abstracten, Majke Husstege Projects, MPV gallery Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2017 | Black / White, Gallery Burster, Berlin (Germany)
2017 | Homecoming project space, luis leu, Karlsruhe (Germany)
2017 | Imago Mundi Dutch Collection, Benetton Foundation, Treviso, (Italy)
2016 | The end, let´s start again, Donau83, Berlin (Germany)
2016 | BERLIN ART WEEK, (Berlin is) under (de) construction, Kuhlhaus Gleisdreieck, Berlin (Germany)
2016 | BERLIN ART WEEK, a bad and story, Berlin (Germany)
2016 | TABS2, Lage Egal off side, Berlin (Germany)
2016 | POWER – PLAY, Schau Fenster, Berlin (Germany)
2016 | 2te 11te INTERVENTIONALE, IG Metall/Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (Germany)
2015 | Amusing ourselves to death, De Rotterdam (OMA) – Rotterdam, (Netherlands)
2015 | Kindred Spirits, Summer Show, Frank Taal gallery, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2015 | Lage Egal, off space – Berlin Art Week, Berlin (Germany)
2015 | Self storage – Another Space, Copenhagen Art Week, Copenhagen (Denmark)
2015 | Project Marzahner Promenade, Galerie M, Berlin (Germany)
2015 | language & art, KUNSTHAL, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2015 | History Is a Warm Gun, (N.B.K.) Neue Berliner Kunstverein Curated by Dr. Britta Schmitz, Berlin (Germany)
2014 | If paradise is half as nice 3, Leipzig (Germany)
2014 | Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum (Germany)
2014 | Figure that, Frank Taal galerie, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2014 | VU Art collection EXPOSORIUM, IN TRANSIT, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2014 | Update, Wiebengahal, Maastricht (Netherlands)
2014 | Insitu invited by Another Space, Art space festival, Copenhagen (Denmark)
2014 | Kopstukken, House with the heads, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2014 | Lost Space, Joao Cocteau, Berlin, (Germany)
2014 | Ruins with Aldo van den Broek and Ties Ten Bosch, Donau83, Berlin, (Germany)
2014 | If Paradise is half as nice, Frank Taal galerie, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2013 | If Paradise is half as nice’ Part 2, Berlin (Germany)
2013 | If Paradise is half as nice’ Part 2, Leipzig (Germany)
2013 | The Beginning of Something, Westside gallery ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
2013 | P/ART Producers Art Fair, Hamburg (Germany)
2013 | HomeBase Festival – Das Unmögliche Haus, Berlin (Germany)
2013 | Saatchi Screen | Saatchi Gallery | London
2013 | 48 Stunden Neukölln festival, Changing Perspectives, Berlin (Germany)
2013 | I dont see this happening again, HomebaseLab, month of performance art, Berlin (Germany)
2013 | Kunsthalle Deutsche Bank, Macht Kunst, Berlin (Germany)
2012 | Point de Vue SM-‘s Stedelijk museum, Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2012 | Kreuzberg Pavillion Kassel 100 Days Documenta, Kassel (Germany)
2012 | KAUM III, Raum, Berlin (Germany)
2012 | Architecture as Human Nature, Supermarkt, Berlin (Germany)
2012 | De Salon, BKKC, Tilburg (Netherlands)
2012 | Inside-out, Front-stage gallery Shanghai, (China)
2012 | Tape modern, Berlin (Germany)'
2012 | “You can tell me!” FACTORY-ART gallery, Berlin (germany)
2011 | “Jung Art Prize, Alten Münze, Berlin (Germany)
2011 | “Open Ateliers”, European Creative Center (ECC), Berlin (Germany)
2011 | “Open source expo”, Incubate Festival, Tilburg (Netherlands)
2011 | Urlaub in Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
2011 | Tape Modern Berlin (Germany)
2010 | “Human Nature” B-art Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2010 | Culturia As if, Juno Gallery, Berlin (Germany)
2010 | Human Nature, Seelevel gallery Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2010 | Ecosyntheses” Como (Italy)
2010 | BYTS, Young Talent Show Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2010 | Kunsttour, Rijkswaterstaat Maastricht (Netherlands)
2009 | “Geography of Progress” Minimal Gallery Chiang Mai (Thailand)
2009 | “Boost” Kruithuis Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2009 | Graduation Show, Art academy Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2009 | “maybe it would be better if we worked in groups of three” DMT loods Den-Bosch (Netherlands)
2009 | De Salon, Museum Het Domein Sittard (Netherlands)

Art fair presentations (selection)

2019 | Solo presentation 2019 | ART KARLSRUHE, Karlsruhe  (Germany)                                                                        
2019 | Solo presentation 2019 | ART BERLIN CONTEMPORARY  Berlin (Germany)                                                        
2019 | Solo presentation 2019 |  Enter ARTFAIR, Copenhagen (Denmark)                                                                    
2018 | CODE ARTFAIR, Copenhagen (Denmark)                                                                                                                      
2017 | Solo presentation, AMSTERDAM ARTFAIR, Amsterdam (Netherlands)                                                                           
2017 | ART KARLSRUHE, Karlsruhe (Germany)                                                                                                                            
2017 | Duo presentation, ART ROTTERDAM, Rotterdam (Netherlands)                                                                                           
2016 | Kunst16, Zürich (Switzerland)                                                                                                                                                    
2016 | Solo Presentation, ART 16,  London (Great Britain)                                                                                                          
2015 | Solo presentation , ART ROTTERDAM,  Rotterdam (Netherlands)                                                                                       
2015 | Art Market Budapest, Budapest, (Hungary)kob Oredsson

Jon Thomas ... more >


TUESDAY, 14 APRIL

Day 3 of our virtual group exhibition ART MATTERS and time to reveal the third of 15 artists we selected after an open artist call a few weeks ago: JON THOMAS (lives and works in Swansea, South Wales). Read more about the artist and his wall based polystyrene sculptures in his artist statement and CV below.

Work available through the gallery (see also images further down) – please email us for more details:

Jon Thomas
„Six by four", 2020
EPS, acrylic, paint, plywood, 60 x 45 x 17 cm
2.750,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the relationship between man & the structures he constructs. With influences as diverse as the Bauhaus to the stone architecture of ancient civilisations.
I construct three dimensional sculptures using a combination of traditional & contemporary materials. From casting with plaster of Paris to thermoforming with industrial materials including acrylic sheet & EPS (polystyrene).
My focus over the last three years has been to develop a process that would allow me to work intuitively.
My most recent (2020) wall based sculptures are constructed using a subtractive process. Whereby I cut dozens of regular sized geometric shapes from slabs of EPS. I make no preparatory drawings before I begin each new piece. I will construct using only the shapes in front of me, there is no plan or pattern. These geometric ‘building blocks’ are then balanced against my studio wall using a time based system.

 

CV

Jon Thomas

Education

1997 - Sheffield Hallam University - B.A (Hons) 3-Dimensional design

Exhibitions

2020 – Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, April 2020 – Online only group exhibition
2020 - andGallery, Edinburgh, April/May 2020 – Group exhibition
2020 - ‘Mirabilia’ exhibition @casacava, Matera (Italy). Antilia gallery
2019 - ‘Mirabilia’ exhibition @Spazio Solido - Treviso, (Italy). Antilia gallery
2018 - Mirabillia Exhibition (Italy) - Exhibition based on Interpretations from the book ‘Invisible cities’ by Italo Calvino
2018 - Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea - Shortlisted for open competition
2017 - Firstsite gallery, Colchester. WE: YOU, ME - ‘Altered Environments’

Contemporary artist & sculptor based in Swansea, South Wales (UK). Originating from a small Welsh mining community in the black mountains. I originally studied 3-dimensional design at Sheffield Hallam University in 1997 before a career in design and travel led to my art some twenty years later in 2017.

Beverly Rautenberg ... more >


WEDNESDAY, 15 APRIL

Day 4 of our virtual group exhibition ART MATTERS and we are happy to present Beverly Rautenberg (lives and works in Chicago), one of our 15 finalists we selected after an open call competition a couple of weeks ago. Read more about the artist and her minimalist yet intimate wall based sculptures in her artist statement and CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Beverly Rautenberg
”END [of a Very Long Story...]”, 2017
wood, enamel and rubber sheeting, 15,5 x 3,5 x 15,5 cm
1.300,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My Work is very small and intimate and is almost always square (I have had an ongoing passion for the square form for over 10 years, and it will not go away!!). It combines the reductive formalism of a minimalist aesthetic (influenced by the Work of Donald Judd's trademark 'Stacks' of the 1960's), with autobiographical subject matter.
Although material is very important to my Work, unlike the original practitioners of Minimalism, it is not the sole intent of the Work. Material, color and surface are used as signifiers to communicate a personal narrative. Wood is the main material I use for most of my Work. It is my 'canvas'. I then add other materials, such as aluminum, enamel, rubber and various hardware.
In this Work, "END [of a Very Long Story...]", the shiny red enamel surface signifies 'Life' and the matte black rubber surface signifies 'Death' (or "END" of the relationship). This Work is meant to suggest the appearance of a book. The autobiographical content is that of a very long personal relationship, which finally came to a close; much like the ending of a story in a book.

 

CV

Beverly Rautenberg

Education

B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago (studied with Stephanie Brooks and Richard Rezac).

Grants

2018
Illinois Arts Council Agency, IASP (Individual Artist Support Project), Grant Recipient for Solo Exhibition and Catalogue at 57W57ARTS, New York, NY.
2015
CHANGE, Inc., Grant Recipient, (Robert Rauschenberg Foundation).

Solo Exhibitions

2020
C2, Florence, Italy, TWO [ Part 2 ], new work; objects and works on paper. (forthcoming)
2019
CROSS GALLERY, Bundaberg, Australia, TWO, new work.
2018
57W57ARTS, New York, NY., [My] FAVORITES, new work; objects. (Catalogue).
2015
POP-UP SHOW, Schaumburg, IL., In My Stűktchen [Studio/Kitchen], site-specific installation, new work; objects and works on paper.
2012
THE ARTIST’S HOME/STUDIO, Schaumburg, IL., In My Living Room [and down the hall…], site-specific installation, objects and works on paper.
2005
G2, Chicago, IL., [Dis] membering The Family, Installation, objects.
SAIC, Chicago, IL., An uninvited strangulation attempt by several Republicans, outdoor site-specific  installation.
2004
BASE SPACE, Chicago, IL., 15 Minutes a Day: An Artists Daily Meditation, Installation.
2002
WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE, Palatine, IL., (Visiting Artist), Illuminations, photographs and objects.
2001
CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Peoria, IL., As One, photographs.
1999
HEUSER GALLERY, Bradley University, Peoria, IL., (Visiting Artist), Pages, photographic constructions.
1995
ARC GALLERY, Chicago, IL., Words, photographs.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
ART MATTERS, Online Only Group Exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany.
A6 murals worldwide, Ten Boer, The Netherlands, Curated by Lydia Wierenga.
2019
Industrial Panorama, International Group Exhibition, GATAKERS ARTSPACE, Maryborough, Australia, Curated by Clinton Cross.
O1 BIENNALE of International Reductive and Non-Objective Art, Paramatta, Sydney, Australia.
Big Circle International Project of Contemporary Non-Objective Art, M17 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Kiev, Ukraine, Curated by Serhiy Popov and Myroslav Vayda.
RNOP, The Road Paintings, Sydney, Australia.
Color/Field 2, CROSS GALLERY, Bundaberg, Australia.
Color/Field 1, CROSS GALLERY, Bundaberg, Australia.
The World of Icons, KNO International Group Exhibition, ILKO GALLERY, Uzorod, UKRAINE, Curated by Myroslav Vayda and Serhiy Popov.
MANIAC 6, International Group Exhibition, The Urban Hive, Sacramento, CA.
2018
RANDOM, (With Mel Dewees, Arvid Boecker, Li Trincere and others), PAUL WILLIAMS GALLERY, Ontario, CA. (full page ad in Artillery Magazine).
RNOP//Cincinnati, International Group Exhibition of Non-Objective Art, Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones and Billy Gruner, (With Don Voisine, Li Trincere and others), Cincinnati, OH.
KNO: NONOBJECT, Five-Person International Exhibition of Non-Objective Art, Curated by Roland Orepuk, (With Matt Feyld, Shawn Stipling, Ivo Ringe and Dolf Verlinden),
MUSEUM OF MIKHAIL BULGAKOV, Kyiv, UKRAINE.
ICONS: W-13, International Group Exhibition, small works inspired by Malevich, (with Li Trincere, Wahida Azhari and others), MUSEUM OF MIKHAIL BULGAKOV, Kyiv, UKRAINE (Birthplace of Kazimir Malevich).
Black Box[es], Traveling postcard exhibition (all work postcard size), KUNSTLERHAUS SAAR, Saarbrucken, GERMANY, organized by Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, GERMANY.
2017
Episode 5, International Group Exhibition, ELY CENTER of CONTEMPORARY ART, New Haven, CT.
Black Box[es], Traveling postcard exhibition (all work postcard size), FAUX MOUVEMENT, CENTRE
D’ART CONTEMPORAIN, Metz, FRANCE, organized by Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, GERMANY.
MOROTTI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Group Exhibition, Milan, ITALY.
LUCCA Art Fair, Lucca, ITALY (Morotti Arte Contemporanea).
MOROTTI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Group Exhibition, Varese, ITALY.
2016
Small, (With Ted Larsen, Christine Taylor Patten and others), 5. GALLERY, Santa Fe, NM.
2nd Biennial ONU Regional Exhibition, Brandenburg Art Gallery, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL.
Detroit Biennale, MONA (Museum of New Art), Detroit, MI. Guest Host, Jerry Saltz, Art Critic, New York Magazine.
2014
8th Berlin Biennale 2014, Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. (Invitational).
2012
7th Berlin Biennale 2012, Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, ArtWiki (digital venue), Artur Zmijewski and Joanna Warsza, Curators.
2011
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams, MA., (Catalogue).
Seven x 11: Art for Art, URBAN INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPOPRARY ARTS, (Invitational), Grand Rapids, MI.
2010
Chicago Art Loop Open, W (CITY CENTER), Chicago, IL.
2008
8th Annual National Exhibition, KAUFFMAN GALLERY, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA., BEST ARTIST OF SHOW AWARD, Juror, Simone Subal, PETER BLUM GALLERY, New York, NY.
2007
AAFNYC (G. R. N’Namdi Gallery), New York, NY.
The Artist Project, (running concurrently with ART CHICAGO 2007), MERCHANDISE MART CHICAGO, Chicago, IL.
2006
Through Their Eyes, KOEHNLINE MUSEUM OF ART, Des Plaines, IL.
The Feminist Art Project, Women’s Caucus for Art, collaborative installation work, HIGHWIRE GALLERY, Philadelphia, PA.
Annual Regional Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.
CWCA Midwest Regional Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Wear-a-Sham, PACKER SCHOPF GALLERY, Chicago, IL.
2005
Art of the Ornament (Invitational to Benefit Chicago Artist Project), MERCHANDISE MART CHICAGO.
Chicago Women Artists, WM. A. KOEHNLINE GALLERY OF ART, Des Plaines, IL.
Looking Back/Leaping Forward, PETER JONES GALLERY, Chicago, IL.
Snap-to-Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA., International Exhibition.
2004
Version>04: invisibleNetworks, Chicago, IL.,
AUSTIN WALKING TOUR (Austin Neighborhood Community Project), outdoor site-specific installation.
hardwork/HINDSIGHT, BASE SPACE, Chicago, IL.
2003
Women’s Day, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, WM. A. KOEHNLINE GALLERY, Des Plaines, IL.
Group Exhibition, GAHLBERG GALLERY, Glen Ellyn, IL. SECOND PLACE AWARD, site-specific installation.
2002
Snapshot, Traveling Invitational Exhibition, ALDRICH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Ridgefield, CT., (Catalogue).
Group Exhibition, Installation, GAHLBERG GALLERY, Glen Ellyn, IL.
2001
Twelve Squared, CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY, Prairie State College, Chicago Hts., IL.
Snapshot, Traveling Invitational Exhibition, GALLERY OF FINE ART, Beaver College, Glenside, PA., (Catalogue).
Group Exhibition, GAHLBERG GALLERY, Glen Ellyn, IL.
2000
Snapshot, Traveling Invitational Exhibition, CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, Baltimore, MD., (Catalogue).
23rd National Exhibition: Small Works, WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE, Palatine, IL., (Catalogue).
Members Exhibition, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, BEVERLY ART CENTER, Chicago, IL.
Glimmer: Judy Ledgerwood, Kathleen McCarthy, Beverly Rautenberg, GAHLBERG GALLERY, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Mini Millenium, National Small Works, Women’s Caucus for Art, ARTEMISIA GALLERY, Chicago, IL.
1999
Transmute, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL.
Absolut Vision, FASSBENDER GALLERY, Chicago, IL.
HEUSER GALLERY, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
1998
Contemporary Abstraction Chicago, KLEIN ART WORKS, Chicago, IL., (Catalogue).
Vicinity 1998, NORRIS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, St. Charles, IL.
October National 1998, GALLERY 510, Decatur, IL.
1997
Urban Edges, BARRINGTON AREA ARTS COUNCIL, Barrington, IL.
Carving the Forces of Change, Women’s Caucus for Art, National 25th Anniversary Exhibition, ARTEMISIA GALLERY, Chicago, IL.
1996
Regional ’96, NORRIS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, St. Charles, IL.
1994
Alice & Arthur Baer Competition & Exhibition, BEVERLY ART CENTER, Chicago, IL.
Vicinity ’94, NORRIS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, St. Charles, IL.
A Thousand Words, BARRINGTON AREA ARTS COUNCIL, Barrington, IL.
Women’s Works, WOODSTOCK OLD COURTHOUSE ART CENTER, Woodstock, IL.
SubURBAN ‘94, SUBURBAN FINE ARTS CENTER, Highland Park, IL.
1993
Vicinity 1993, NORRIS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, St. Charles, IL.
The Reality of Black & White, BARRINGTON AREA ARTS COUNCIL, Barrington, IL.

Articles, Reviews & Mentions

2018
Phillip Barcio, “Female Artists in Contemporary Reductive Art Exhibition in Kyiv”, IdeelArt,
(ideelart.com), May 23, 2018.
“KNOP W-13 Exhibition”, in Kyiv (inkyiv.com.ua), May 19, 2018.
“13 Artists Will Show Their Work at The International Exhibition in Kiev”, ART UKRAINE, (artukraine.com), May 16, 2018.
2016
Jordan Eddy, “Change of Address 5.Gallery”, Santa Fe Reporter, November 30, 2016.
Yvonne Pesquera, “Delight in the Small”, Taos News, December 1, 2016.
2006
Tara F, “Form over Function”, (Beverly Rautenberg, The Many Faces of George W, at Packer Schopf Gallery), gather, art reviews, March 26, 2006 04:45 PM EST.
2005
Peter Frank, “Recommended Go”, L. A. Weekly, September, 2005.
2003
“Exhibit Displays Best Artwork”, Courier, June, 2003.
2002
Phyllis Benson, “Celebrating Woman as Artist”, (Beverly Rautenberg, Visiting Artist Harper College), Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2002.
2000
“Recommended”, (Glimmer Exhibition), New Art Examiner, September, 2000.
WCBU, “Images”, (Glimmer Exhibition), 10/2000.
1999
Mike Meyer, “Artist Displays Unique Vision”, Peoria Journal Star, 10/10/1999.
Leslie Cummings, “MCA Exhibition”, Daily Herald, 9/29/1999.
Adeline Dobbins, “Artist’s Approach”, Daily Herald, 8/26/1999.
1997
Margaret Hawkins, “Women’s Caucus National Exhibit”, Chicago Sun Times, 1/17/1997.
1995
Michael Weinstein, “Beverly Rautenberg – Solo Exhibition/ARC Gallery”, Review, New City, 12/14/1995.

Professional Affiliations

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association

Awards

2016
FINALIST, Chicago CTA Public Art Projects.
2008
BEST ARTIST OF SHOW AWARD, 8th Annual National Exhibition, KAUFFMAN GALLERY,
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA., Juror, Simone Subal, PETER BLUM GALLERY, New York, NY.
2003
SECOND PLACE AWARD, GAHLBERG GALLERY, Glen Ellyn, IL., site-specific installation.

Ute Krafft ... more >


THURSDAY, 16 APRIL

Tonight marks our 5th ART MATTERS post and we are pleased to present Ute Krafft (*1963 in Sibiu, Romania, lives and works in Cologne), one of our 15 finalists we selected after our recent open call competition. Read more about the artist and her mysteriously ambiguous paintings in her statement and CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Ute Krafft
"Die Antwort”, 2020
acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
1.500,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

10 years ago I started with my ongoing series "Wrappings", in which I paint human bodies in a whole or partially concealed state. The partly surreal figurations seem weird or mysterious, but despite their ambiguity they convey a vague feeling of fear, isolation or withdrawal from the world.  My latest work: "The Answer" continues this series. The focus on the human eye, which, from the veiled figure, reveals anxiety, but perhaps also a glimmer of hope, is a symbol of our present situation.

 

CV

Ute Krafft

23.05.63 Hermannstadt/Rumänien

Beruflicher Werdegang
2007-2019 freiberufliche Tätigkeit in den Bereichen Puppenbau, Maskottchen, Handabformungen, Körperabformungen, Totenmasken,
2003-2007 Entwurf und Herstellung des Maskottchens „Pille“ der WM 2006 für die FIFA
Assistenz und Betreuung des WM 2006 Maskottchens „Goleo“ und „Pille“ für die FIFA
1986-2001 Hurra Deutschland TV Sendeformat
1986-heute mehrere Ausstellungen von Skulpturen und Gemälden in Köln und Berlin

Ausbildung
1980-1982 Abitur in Geilenkirchen
1982-1985 Studium Fach Herrenmodedesign an der FH Mönchengladbach
1985-1988 Studium der Malerei und Bildhauerei FH am Ubierring Köln
1986-2001 Entwurf, Modeling und Produktion der Puppen für das Sendeformat „Hurra Deutschland“ für Firma Gum Studios in Köln

Weiterbildung

Puppenspiel Workshop von Robert Tygner
Warmschaum Workshop von Sherman Lab.
Maskenbau Workshop von Keppler/ Kryolan
Studium von 3D Computerprogramm 3DStudiomax
Studium vom 3D Computerprogramm Maya inl. Skannertechnik mit Microscribe
StudiumTrickfilm Animation an der Filmakademie Köln

Schwerpunkte beruflicher Tätigkeit

Bildhauerei
Malerei
Charakterdesign
Dummies & Special Effects für Film und Fernsehen,
Künstlerische Beratung für Virtuelle Charaktere
Kostümbau

Carlos Balbás ... more >


FRIDAY, 17 APRIL

Day 6 of our online only ART MATTERS exhibition and we are happy to reveal the 6th artist we selected after our recent open call competition: Carlos Balbás (*1958 in Madrid, lives and works in Madrid). Read more about the artist and his intricate steel sculptures in his statement below and check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Carlos Balbás
“Trinitarian Structure I”, 2019
lacquered steel, 84 x 22 x 20 cm
4.750,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

LOCUS

The central void,

shady,

seminal,

pulsating,

transfiguring.

The place of memory.

Through this new family of sculptures called "Trinitarian Structure", I try to determine an empty interior space, barely visible, because it is hidden by the structure of the foreground: the spectator, in silence, through an attentive interior listening, can recompose it and situate himself spiritually in it, in an imaginary journey to the empty interior of the sculpture.

 

CV

Carlos Balbás

Madrid, 1958

1978
– Group exhibition II Painting Biennial, Barcelona
– Group exhibition V “Blanco y Negro” Painting Contest, Madrid

1980
– Solo exhibition at Valdecilla Foundation, Madrid
– Group exhibition VI “Blanco y Negro” Painting Contest, Madrid

1982
– Painting Competition RNE, Madrid (Awarded)
– Painting Contest of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid (Second prize)

1986
– Collective exhibition Kreisler Dos Gallery, Madrid
– Solo exhibition Ynguanzo Gallery, Madrid

1992
– Solo exhibition, Alejandro Sales Gallery, Barcelona
– Group exhibition, College of Civil Engineering, Madrid
– Biennial of Painting and Sculpture of Almería (Awarded)
– Group Exhibition XI Adaja Paint Award, Ávila
– Group exhibition XI Painting Zamora Biennial, Zamora
– Group exhibition XVI Caja Madrid National Sculpture Contest, Madrid

1993
– Group exhibition Testimoni Collection, La Caixa, Barcelona
– Group exhibition, Egam Gallery, Madrid

1994
– Group exhibition “Outdoor Sculpture.” Cuartel del Conde Duque Cultural Center, Madrid
– Group exhibition College of Civil Engineering, Madrid (Honorable Mention)
– Group exhibition XVIII Caja Madrid National Sculpture Contest (Second prize), Madrid
– Solo exhibition, Artescorial Gallery, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid

1995
– Group exhibition, College of Civil Engineering, Madrid (Honorable Mention)
– Group exhibition XIX Caja Madrid National Sculpture Contest, Madrid
– Group Exhibition Awards Villa de Madrid. Conde Duque Cultural Center, Madrid

1996
– Awards Group exhibition of sculpture Villa de Madrid. Cuartel del Conde Duque Cultural Center, Madrid
– Individual exhibition (with Juan Asensio), Elvira González Gallery, Madrid
– XV Alcobendas National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Madrid (Awarded)
– Collective exhibition of Sculpture National Contest Caja Madrid, Madrid

1997

– Group exhibition “Five Artists Studio”, Free Education Institution, Madrid
– Group exhibition XV Penagos Drawing Prize, Madrid
– Group exhibition IV Cultural Contest Professional Football Foundation, Madrid
– Group exhibition XVI National Contest City Alcorcón, Madrid

1999
– Group exhibition XVIII National Contest City Alcorcón, Madrid (Awarded)

2000
– Group exhibition VII Cultural Contest Pro Football Foundation, Madrid (Awarded)

2004
– Participates in the exhibition “Casa Decor 2004”, Madrid
– Exhibition “5 Sculptors of Estudio” Free Education Institution, Madrid

2007
– Solo exhibition, Luis Gurriarán Gallery, Madrid

2009
– Group exhibition “Pareados” Alejandro Sales Gallery, Barcelona
– Solo exhibition, Alejandro Sales Gallery, Barcelona

2010
– Group exhibition “Utopia”, Alejandro Sales Gallery, Barcelona
– Solo exhibition, Luis Gurriarán Gallery, Madrid
– Group exhibition “The forest of steel. Contemporary sculpture “, Cuenca.

2011
– Group exhibition, Luis Gurriarán Gallery, Madrid.

2012
– Group exhibition, Luis Gurriarán Gallery, Madrid.

2014
– Solo exhibition, Edurne Gallery, El Escorial, Madrid

2015
– “Monocromos” Group exhibition, Edurne Gallery, El Escorial, Madrid

2017
– Solo exhibition, Luis Gurriarán Gallery, Madrid

2019
– Parallax Art Fair, Gaudí Gallery, London
– Group exhibition Brick Lane Gallery, London
– Art Marbella, Gaudí Gallery, Marbella, Málaga

2020
– “MI CASA”, Online group exhibition, Álvaro Alcázar Gallery, Madrid, Spain
– “ART MATTERS”, Online Only Group Exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

– Complutense University, Madrid
– Testimoni collection, La Caixa, Barcelona
– Town Hall of Almería, Almería
– Caja Cantabria
– UBS, Madrid
– Town Hall of Alcobendas, Madrid
– Town Hall of Alcorcón, Madrid
– Profesional Football Foundation, Madrid

+ numerous private collections

Combines his work with graphic design activity, making logos for various companies, Uriel Inversiones, Think Tank Civismo, Revista de Occidente, Miranda y Cía.

Also performs various furniture Corten Steel design.

Made several sets of sterling silver jewelry based on his own sculptures.

Daniel Müller Jansen ... more >


SATURDAY, 18 APRIL

We are pleased to present to you Daniel Müller Jansen (*1978 in Düren, lives and works in Berlin), the 7th out of 15 artists we selected after our recent open call competition ART MATTERS. Read more about the artist and his photographic series on architectural ensembles in South Africa in the statement and interview below and check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Daniel Müller Jansen
series: “there is me & there is you”, title: “there no. 6”, 2008
pigment print, framed, 53 x 43 cm
edition of 8 + 2 AP, signed and numbered
650,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT
INTERVIEW

Architectural ensembles in South Africa fifteen years after the end of apartheid. Daniel Müller Jansen contrasts the gated communities of the wealthy, predominantly white population with the social housing projects of the black population. The differences between these two environments have been neutralized by a uniform procedure of exposure and post-production.

Read the following interview between gallery owner Esther Niebel and Daniel Müller Jansen about South Africa and his two series “there is me & there is you” and “Overexposed” (Horand Knaup, Der Spiegel, 29 December, 2008):

Esther Niebel:
What were your impressions when you took the first shots for your series there is me & there is you in 2008? What was your starting point, how did you approach these impressions photographically?

Daniel Müller Jansen:
It all began on my way from the airport into Cape Town. Coming into the city, I was confronted with a divided world. On one side of the motorway, there were gated communities like colourful pearls on a string. On the other side, a mix of townships and social housing. I found this huge contrast very disturbing. To me, this motorway into the city perfectly illustrated the gap between rich and poor.
My first South Africa series there is me & there is you showed exactly this dichotomy of ghettoization – the gated communities of the well-off, mostly white, part of the population and, in contrast, the social housing projects of the mostly black population. My goal was to create a series of architectural pictures which would really capture the phenomenon sociologically, politically and also aesthetically. My most important realisation while working on this project was that architecture is the packaging, the wrapper if you will, of a society and its attitudes. I tried to portray the housing estates as such in my photos. The series is therefore a portrait of a society. It doesn’t concentrate on individual stories but rather on location and architecture, devised and built by humans for humans.

Esther Niebel:
You have continued your series until this day. In your opinion, has anything changed concerning this phenomenon of gated communities?

Daniel Müller Jansen:
For the wealthy, gated communities symbolise the achievable dream of an orderly and safe living environment. But, at the same time, they’re something like parallel worlds which demonstrate a new form of segregation. The gated communities of South Africa have long since become a mass phenomenon – which is why I focussed on them again in my second series Overexposed.
Overexposed portrays the gated communities as apparent versions of inner paradise and spaces of escapism which, viewed from the outside, resemble a modern version of a stronghold. On the outside, a part of society is protected through walls which rise as high as 3 m, electric fences, cameras, barriers and guarded entrances, while it subjects itself to various rules and codes on the inside. The series Overexposed plays with this Inside and Outside and shows spaces of community and simultaneous segregation.
But the interesting thing is this: The more a part of society tries to protect itself with walls and fences, the more evident the needs and fears of these people become – the title Overexposed and the exaggerated aesthetic of my work allude to this fact and highlight the pictured architecture as well as the attitude of its inhabitants in more than one way.

Esther Niebel:
Long exposure as your artistic medium plays an important part in both of your South Africa series there is you & there is me and Overexposed – the title even alludes to it. It gives your pictures something of a picturesque and surreal quality. What are you alluding to?

Daniel Müller Jansen:
My inspiration for my South African work was Mannerism. Since my days in university, I’ve been fascinated by the luminance and chromaticity of mannerist paintings. In my South African series, I’ve used purposeful overexposure of analogue film to achieve a similar luminance and chromaticity. This let me emphasise the artificial and exemplary qualities of the architecture as well as the attitude and manners of its inhabitants. My photographs also have a mannerist aspect and portray a society in which manners don’t just illustrate decorum and conventions but also boundaries.

Esther Niebel:
Do you see your work as purely artistic or does it also have a political dimension?

Daniel Müller Jansen:
My work has a picturesque quality and visual power combined with a socially critical aspect. This dichotomy makes my photographs attractive and repellent at the same time. Initially, the beholder will be attracted by the special aesthetic and pastel colours. At second glance, however, the photographs raise questions about the architecture shown. Architectural reality is exactly like that in South Africa. Something can be perceived as beautiful at first glance and suggest an improved quality of life. But at what price? Where is South African society going? What kind of world do we want to live in?

Esther Niebel:
Do you think that your series about gated communities in South Africa which you started eight years ago are something of a harbinger of a growing worldwide phenomenon? Why?

Daniel Müller Jansen:
You can find gated communities all over the world but mostly in countries and cities where the gap between the rich and the poor is very pronounced. From Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro and from Moscow to Dubai. The further globalisation progresses the stronger our need for smaller structures and communities will become – gated communities are a kind of microcosm which fills exactly this need.
But, and this is where it turns into a bit of a touchy subject when we’re talking about South Africa, gated communities can be seen as a new form of segregation. During times of Apartheid, Black and White were separated, today it’s Poor and Rich. People who have to rely on help and subsidies are mostly black people in townships and housing projects, wealth is mostly distributed among the white population. This state is a time bomb! There is a desire for a common future in South African society, but the need for an improvement of the status quo and as well as independence and equal opportunities for everyone represent a great social and political challenge.

Esther Niebel:
Will you continue working on the series? Do they have a processual component and if so, can you describe it?

Daniel Müller Jansen:
In my mind, the series Overexposed is not completed yet. I’m also planning another series about new forms of housing in South Africa. In that sense, yes, there is a processual component in as far as that this topic has been playing on my mind a lot since 2008. By the way, 2008 was the same year that Matthew Herbert’s very political album there’s Me and there’s You came out. Its mood and concept had a great impact on me. Which is why I called my first South African series there is me & there is you – a variation on the album title – to show a distance and separation in a direct and inelegant way. As long as this separation exists in South African society, there will be inspiration and work for me. It will probably be a long process because some things haven’t improved since then and are still ongoing issues in South Africa in 2015 – let me quote:
"Hardly anywhere else in the world is the gap between rich and poor larger than in South Africa. More than 18,000 homicides a year give it one of the highest murder rates in the world. The South African Security Minister even referred to his country as a ‘killing field’. The unofficial unemployment rate is over 30 percent and the average life expectancy is 49 years, which is significantly lower than the average for the entire African continent. The spread of HIV in South Africa is a lot higher than the African average."

 

CV

Daniel Müller Jansen

1978 born in Düren, Germany
lives and works in Berlin, Germany

2004 – 2009 | Studies of Photography with Prof. Peter Bialobrzeski, Wolfgang Zurborn and Prof. Michael Glasmeier at University of the Arts Bremen, Germany
2007 | Internship at GEO Magazine, Gruner&Jahr, Hamburg, Germany
2009 | Degree in Photography with Prof. Peter Bialobrzeski at University of the Arts Bremen, Germany
2009 – 2010 | Professionals in the Arts founder lab at University of the Arts Bremen, Germany

Awards and Grants

2019 | European Architectural Photography Prize
Highly Recommended
2017 | European Architectural Photography Prize
Commendation
2013 | European Architectural Photography Prize
Commendation
2012 | The second International Street Photography Award London
Selected Finalist | London Festival of Photography
2011 | Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet
Included in the collection and exhibition
2011 | Senator für Kultur Bremen
Grant for the exhibition and book project Kill Your Darlings
2010 | House of Photography | Deichtorhallen Hamburg
First Prize | Best Portfolio
2010 | Bridges Fotoproject Emscher Future
Award winner

Collections

Art Collection German Factoring Bank
Bridges Fotoproject Emscher Future – Art Collection Emschergenossenschaft
DAM – Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt
Focke Museum Bremen
Städtische Galerie Bremen
Universitätsbibliothek Bremen
Private Collections in Germany, Italy, Sweden

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018 | Still Hideous | The Grass Is Greener Gallery | Leipzig
2016 | Schau_Platz_Stadt (with Susanne Lauer) | Galerie Geyso20 | Braunschweig
2015 | Cospeda – South Africa (with Sebastian Jung) | The Grass Is Greener Gallery | Leipzig
2014 | Realities (with Georg Brückmann) | Gallery Queen Anne | Leipzig
2010 | there is me & there is you | Galerie Kulturreich | Hamburg
2009 | there is me & there is you | Galerie der Dechanatstraße | Bremen

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020 | ART MATTERS | Online Only | Galerie Biesenbach | Cologne
2020 | Joyful Architecture | Kunstraum Potsdam | Konvent der Baukultur 2020 | Potsdam
2020 | EU | The Grass Is Greener Gallery | Leipzig
2019 | Walls Come Tumbling Down! | Gallery Chaussee 36 Photography | Berlin
2019 | Grenzgang Fotokunst | Wiesbadener Fototage 2019 | Kunsthaus Wiesbaden | Wiesbaden
2019 | PALAS | Architektursommer Hamburg 2019 | Kraftwerk Bille | Hamburg
2019 | Joyful Architecture | DAM – Deutsches Architekturmuseum | Frankfurt
2018 | Borders | Kunstraum Potsdam | Potsdam
2017 | Faces | The Grass Is Greener Gallery | Leipzig
2017 | Borders | DAM – Deutsches Architekturmuseum | Frankfurt
2016 | Photographie | The Grass Is Greener Gallery | Leipzig
2015 | PIN UP! | Pavlov´s Dog Gallery | Berlin
2015 | Gallery opening – Die Bilder, die ich rief | The Grass Is Greener Gallery | Leipzig
2014 | Focus of Attention | Museum of Estonian Architecture | Tallinn
2014 | Focus of Attention | Wissenschaftspark | Gelsenkirchen
2013 | Afterimages | Gallery Queen Anne | Leipzig
2013 | Concrete Poetry – The Bridges Collection | Kunstmuseum Bochum | Bochum
2013 | Focus of Attention | DAM – Deutsches Architekturmuseum | Frankfurt
2012 | Kill Your Darlings | Neues Kunstforum | Cologne
2012 | The second International Street Photography Award | London Festival of Photography | London
2012 | Visual Traces in the restless past | Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie | Darmstadt
2011 | Kill Your Darlings | Städtische Galerie Bremen | Bremen
2010 | In the hidden | F/STOP | Leipzig
2009 | Manieren, Geschichten von Anstand und Sitte aus sieben Jahrh. | Focke Museum | Bremen

Michael Samuels ... more >


SUNDAY, 19 APRIL

For one week now, every day at 6pm, we reveal one of the 15 finalists we selected after our recent ART MATTERS open call. Tonight we are happy to present the 8th artist, Michael Samuels (lives and works in London). Read more about the artist and his sculptural work using industrially produced Modernist furniture and cast concrete in the statement below and check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Michael Samuels
"Cold Cuts 3”, 2019
cast concrete curve, 1960’s American cafeteria trays, 60 x 55 x 12 cm
6.200,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My practice can be characterised as a form of contemporary bricolage, which utilises industrially produced Modernist furniture, 1960’s Scandinavian Glass Vases, everyday domestic utensils, and cast concrete: materials that act as strong visual Modernist markers. I want my mediums to look like they come from outside the studio, from the everyday world, rather than materials one would only find in an artist’s studio. I am interested in the formal qualities and legacy of sculpture. Elements such as cabinets, tables, sideboards and trays are liberated from their traditional role, cut up and reconfigured into structures that no longer have a utilitarian purpose. Through their displacement and reconfiguration any functional reading of the elements is disrupted. I make the functional non-functional. In dislocating and rupturing these everyday objects it heightens the tension between the functional aspect of the objects used and their immaterial value. Pushing my work towards abstraction this asserts the notion that abstraction is only ever possible in relation to function. The works are constructed with immediacy and little or no planning, I never draw or sketch beforehand. This infuses the work with an energy and tension that draws upon contemporary concepts of collapse, ruin, reforming and recycling. In line with Constructivist thinking and trajectories I am investigating the connection of the relief, sculpture and architecture. I constantly try to change the materials I use to avoid the temptation of repeating myself.

 

CV

Michael Samuels

I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2000 and have exhibited in both public and private gallery spaces. Solo exhibitions include The Architectural Association London, Rokeby, London, Klara Wallner, Berlin, Taché-Levy, Brussels, Spacex, Exeter.
International group shows include Idyllio at the Domus Artium Salamanca, Spain, The Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg. Sueño y Materia, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Spain, Ville du Parc Centre d’art Contemporain Geneva, Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, BIENNALE für Internationale Lichtkunst, Germany.
Selected collections include Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, France, David Roberts, London, The Zabludowicz Collection, London.

Education

1998 – 2000 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions

2015
PARLOUR, ROKEBY, London
2013
SPINNEREI, Leipzig (with ROKEBY)
Art Cologne (with ROKEBY)
2012
THIS WAS TOMORROW, Spacex, Exeter
TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS, ROKEBY, London
2010
CLUSTERFUCK, Rokeby, London
2010
Solo Presentation, The Armory, NYC
2009-2010
THE MORNING AFTER THE BIG FIRE, with Sara Barker, Villa du Parc Centre d’Art Contemporain, Annemasse, France
2009
OPTIONAL PARALYSIS, Taché-Levy, Brussels
2008
SCHADENFREUDE, Klara Wallner, Berlin
2008
CHILDSTAR, ROKEBY, London
2006
LOST AND SAFE, ROKEBY, London
2004
INDOOR TYPE, Architectural Association, London

Commissions

2012
Dover Street Market/Comme des Garçons, London
Dover Street Market/Comme des Garçons, Tokyo
2011
Dover Street Market /Comme des Garçons, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
ART MATTERS, Online Only, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne
ZWANG, Spring Break Art Fair, LA
ZWANG, C G Boerner, New York
ELF, Schaufenster, Berlin
2018
NGORONGORO, Berlin
NEW RELICS, Thames Side Studios, London
2017
MAKE_SHIFT, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
2016
QUASI SEGRETI, Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan, Italy
THE FLAT PACK SESSIONS, Best Practice at Delta House, London
2015
OFFICIELLE, Paris, with ROKEBY
THE DREAM OF MODERN LIVING? Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
NGORONGORO, Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin
IN SCHÖNHEIT AUFERSTEHEN, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin
ABSTRACT APARTMENT, Deborah House, London
2014
MORPHISISATION, APT Gallery London
2013
THIS MESS IS A PLACE, London
2012
LONDONTWELVE, Contemporary British Art Prague City Gallery
GRID, Vigo Gallery, London
2011
MARKLINWORLD, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
PULSED, ASC Gallery, London
ARTHK11, with Rokeby
THE DRAWING ROOM BIENNIAL, London
2010
BIENNALE FÜR Internationale Lichtkunst, Germany
THE LIBRARY OF BABEL, 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London
COLLECTION3, work from the Claudine & Jean-Marc Solomon
SELECT, 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London#
2009
DAS UNHEIMLICHE, Berlin
AUTO. SUEÑO Y MATERIA, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Spain
2008
AND EVERYTHING STANDS STILL Zuiderzee Museum, The Netherlands
JERWOOD CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS, Jerwood Space, London
FROM ACANTHUS TO ZEBRAWOOD, Cooper Gallery, Dundee
2007
HOPE AND DESPAIR, Cell Project Space, London
IDYLLIO, Domus Artium Salamanca, Spain
GALERIE FREDERIC DESIMPEL, Brussels
2006
REPATRIATING THE ARK, Museum of Garden History, London
IDYLLE, Phoenix-Hall Hamburg,
DA 2 Domus Artium 2002 Salamanca and the National Gallery Prague curated by Dr. Oliver Zybok
2005
MAKING JOURNEYS, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, with Ori Gersht

Selected Collections

Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, France
David Roberts, London
The Zabludowicz Collection, London
Klara Hsu Vouchot, Asian Art Archive
Hon Ronald Arculli OBE
Soho House Collection

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MONDAY, 20 APRIL

Day 9 and time to reveal the ninth of 15 artists we selected after our recent ART MATTERS open call: Alex De Bruycker (*1968 in Ghent, lives and works in Maarkedal, Belgium). Read more about the artist and his work manifesting itself in between painting and sculpture in the statement below and/or check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Alex De Bruycker
"Untitled", 2019
acrylic on chiffon over wooden construction, 100 x 100 x 4 cm
3.450,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

By applying physical layers in my work, in which I control varying extents of opacity and translucency through careful selection of materials, a ‘veil’ that masks and reveals areas of each painting is created.
I stretch and paint fine measures of taffeta over a wooden frame 'corpus', creating an expanded dimension in my work that manifests itself in between painting and sculpture.
I employ advanced technical skills to create reductive formal compositions by applying thin washes of acrylic paint onto the delicate stretched surfaces, carefully developing colour combinations to further suggest depth and compositional space.

 

CV

Alex De Bruycker

born 1968, Ghent - Belgium

Studies

1986-1990 Master in textiles

Exhibitions

2020
ART MATTERS, Online Only, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, 12/04/2020 till 26/04/2020
Geen titel/No title, group show @ Ruimte P60, Assen(NL) 01/03/2020 till 23/03/2020
​2019
Relikwie, duo show with Peggy Wauters @ Galerie Van Caelenberg, Aalst(B) 10/01/2019 till 16/03/2019
2018
Intimacy, group show @ S&H De Buck, Gent (B) 07/12/2018 till 30/12/2018
2018
Metamorphose, solo show paintings @ Backtodesign, Knokke (B) 31/03/2018 till 20/07/2018#
2017
Summer expo 'Black to the future' @ C-Mine, Genk (B) 16/06/2017 till 03/09/2017
2017
Märchenwald @ CC Elckerlyc, Antwerp (B) 06/02/17
2016
Sentimos - Portretten en landschappen @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B) 02/09/16 till 09/10/2016
Exposition @ Nape Arsenale in Venice 19/03 till 02/04
2015
Stories of Identity @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B) 12/06/2015 till 30/08/2015
Beyond architecture’ with Wim Carrein paintings @ De Directeurswoning, Roeselare (B), 06/06 till 28/06
‘Momentum’ with Virginie Besengez Ceramist @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B), 15/05 till 21/06
2014
‘Architectuur anders belicht’ – ‘Architecture enlightened’ @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B), 01/10/2014 – 05/11/2014

Fairs

2019
BAD, Ghent (B) 10/10/2019 till 13/10/2019

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TUESDAY, 21 APRIL

Day 10 of 15 and time to reveal the tenth of 15 artists we selected after our recent ART MATTERS open call: Vincent Lo Brutto (*1995, lives and works in Mulhouse, France). Read more about the artist and his sculptural work in the statement below and check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Vincent Lo Brutto
"Untitled (RC2)”, 2019
concrete, PMMA, 10 x 30 x 5 cm
4.200,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Any artistic activity constitutes a struggle against time. A gesture against finitude and towards Eternity.
Being aware that the Artwork does not only exist during, but also before and after its exhibition time, implies a reflection on protection, immunity, transport and preservation. In addition to the museum and its duty to preserve, freeing the Artwork of time and its imprint is obvious. This ambition of the Immortal Artwork results from a logic of optimization and total control over the piece produced and its environment.
This quest for the infinite sculptural, expressed through formal experiences, at the frontiers of our physical conceptions, explores the reality and the supposed truths of our world, where our perception would trouble our logic.
The obsession with perfection as well as the relationship between the use of solid and stable materials with geometrical bodies using packaging codes constitute a radical opposition to entropy.

 

CV

Vincent Lo Brutto

Born 1995
Lives and works in Bruebach, FR

Education

2019 to 2020 - MASTER OF ARTS (Space and Installation)
Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR), Mulhouse, FR
2019 - BACHELOR OF ARTS (Sculpture)
Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR), Mulhouse, FR
2015 to 2018 - BACHELOR OF ARTS (Space and Installation)
Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR), Mulhouse, FR
2014 to 2015 - MISE À NIVEAU EN ARTS APPLIQUÉS (MANAA)
ORT, Strasbourg, FR
2013 to 2014 - LEGAL STUDIES
Law School, Strasbourg, FR
2010 to 2013 – SCIENTIFIC BACCALAURÉAT DEGREE – Physics and chemistry options
Lycée Michel de Montaigne, Mulhouse, FR

Exhibitions and Experiences

2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-PRESIDENT - Les Constructivistes Association, Mulhouse, FR
2016
WORKSHOP (with artist Stéphane Vigny) – HEAR, Mulhouse, FR
‘INTRODUCTION’, LES CONSTRUCTIVISTES – Motoco, Mulhouse, FR
2017
WORKSHOP (with designer Véronique Pêcheux) – HEAR, Mulhouse, FR
‘DE PROFUNDIS!’- Group Show – Car park of the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Strasbourg, FR
2018
WORKSHOP (with artist Alice Gauthier) – HEAR, Mulhouse, FR
INTERNSHIP - Sede Vacante Association, Mulhouse, FR
‘FOLLOWERS’ Group Show - La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, FR
‘PARTITION’ Group Show - Espace Multimédia, Bourogne, FR
WORKSHOP (with artist Richard Monnier) – HEAR, Mulhouse, FR
GRADUATION SHOW - Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR), Mulhouse, FR
‘MORITURI TE SALUANT !’ Group Show - Car Park of Opéra-Broglie, Strasbourg, FR
2019
STUDENT EXCHANGE - Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), London, UK
‘LIVE LOCATION SHARING’ Group Show - Curator and artist, London, UK
GRADUATION SHOW - Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), London, UK
‘DISCIPLINE’ Group Show - Curator and artist, Mulhouse, FR
‘COBALT’ Group Show - Artist, Mulhouse, FR
2020
‘ART MATTERS’ Online Only Group Show - Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, D

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WEDNESDAY, 22 APRIL

ART MATTERS: It is day 11 of our virtual group exhibition and we are happy to present artist no. 11 of 15 we selected from our recent open call: PUTPUT (Swiss/Danish artist duo living and working in Copenhagen, comprised of Stephan Friedli and Ulrik Martin Larsen). Read more about the artists and their tongue-in-cheek work in the statement below and check their CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

PUTPUT
“Jesus on Holiday”, 2020
PVC, inflatable sculpture, 170 x 116 x 14 cm
Edition of 20
725,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

PUTPUT was formed in 2011 by Stephan Friedli (CH) and Ulrik Martin Larsen (DK) with a focus on exploring the meaning, materiality and relationships we as humans have with everyday objects. Undertaking a meticulous interrogation and research of our immediate surroundings through ideas and concepts to purposely build connections between meaning, expression and artefact; reinventing and reconfiguring the context and expression of objects is at the core of PUTPUT’s artistic practise.
“Jesus on Holiday” is a tongue in cheek representation of a Christian Cross fabricated as an inflatable pool toy; throwing caution to the wind, PUTPUT enters a dialogue about symbolism, faith and tradition.

 

CV

PUTPUT

Stephan Friedl

050187-3349
BA - Graphic Design, 2008
Schule für Gestaltung Bern, Biel

Ulrik Martin Larsen

260275-3223
MA - Fashion Design, 2008
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Copenhagen

Solo Exhibitions

2019
- Abecita Konst Museum, Dysfunctional Objects, Borås
www.abecitakonst.se
2017
- Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Coffee for Oppenheim, Paris
www.ewgalerie.com
2016
- Copenhagen Photo Festival, Photography On, Copenhagen
www.copenhagenphotofestival.com
- The Swiss Embassy, Coffee for Oppenheim, Copenhagen
www.eda.admin.ch/copenhagen
- Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Enormous Details, Glasgow
www.graphicdesignfestivalscotland.com
2015
- KK Outlet, Cheating Sameness, London
www.kkoutlet.com
- Finnish Museum of Photography, Photography On, Helsinki
www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi

Group Exhibitions

2020
- Galerie Biesenbach, Online Only, Cologne
www.galerie-biesenbach.de
2019
- Tabularasa Magazine #5 Performance, Usagi, New York
www.tabularasamagazine.com
- Objects Reimagined, 116 Contemporary Art Center, Montreuil
www.montreuil.fr
2018
- Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
www.ke-udstilling.dk
- Comic Citrone, Festival of Arts and Letters, The Round Tower, Copenhagen
www.comiccitrone.com2020
- Jonald Dudd, New York Design Week, New York
www.jonalddudd.com
- Sveriges Innovationsriksdag, The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
www.sverigesinnovationsriksdag.se
-Haute Photographie, Fotografiska, Stockholm
www.haute-photographie.com
- All Our Friends, KK Outlet, London
www.kkoutlet.com
2017
- Everything and Everybody As Material, Textilemuseet, Borås
www.everythingeverybodyasmaterial.com
- Photoville, Ordinary Magazine, New York
www.photoville.com
- I Scream, You Scream, Robert Mann Gallery, New York
www.robertmann.com
- Photo Phnom Penh, Festival, Phnom Penh
www.institutfrancais.com
- Fabulous Failures, Botanique, Bruxelles
www.botanique.be
- Identify your limitations, acknowledge the periphery, Vitrine Gallery, Basel
www.vitrinegallery.com
- Photo Basel, with Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Basel
www.photo-basel.com
2016
- Ordinary Magazine, KK Outlet, London
www.kkoutlet.com
- Modern Love, SHEET x KK Outlet, London
www.kkoutlet.com
- Darmstadter Tage der Fotografie, Merck-Preis, Darmstadt
www.dtdf.de
- Les Rencontres Arles, Fabulous Failures, curated by Erik Kessels, Arles
www.rencontres-arles.com
- Photobook Melbourne, #Memory_Archive Exhibition, Melbourne
www.photobookmelbourne.org
- Festival Voies Off, selected for Prix Voies Off, Arles
www.voies-off.com
- Unseen Photo Fair, with Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Amsterdam
www.unseenamsterdam.com

Group Exhibitions 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (abbreviated)

We have had the great pleasure of being included in numerous group exhibitions and photography festivals including Copenhagen Photo Festival, Le Dictateur (Milan), MART (Trento), Format (Derby), Voies Off (Arles), Circulation(s) (Paris), Modemuseum Hasselt, KK Outlet (London), Paris Photo, London Art Fair, Contact Photo Festival (Toronto), Edinburgh Art Festival, Encontros da Imagem (Braga), Photo Basel, New York Design Week, Art Copenhagen, Dressed Integrity (London & Stockholm) and Fashionclash (Maastricht) to name a few.

Artist Residencies

2018
- Sparbankstiftelsens Design Residency, The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
www.hb.se

Lectures and Presentations

2019
- RMIT, Lecture, Melbourne
www.rmit.edu.au
- Transfashional Panel, Symposium, London College of Fashion, London
www.transfashional.com
2017
- Everything and Everybody As Material, Keynote Lecture, Sweden
www.everythingeverybodyasmaterial.com
- Photo Phnom Penh, Artist Talk, Phnom Penh
www.institutfrancais.com
- 180 Creative Camp, Lecture and 2-day workshop, Abrantes
www.180.camp
2016
- Coffee for Oppenheim, Artist talk with Sidsel Marie Søndergaard, Director of Øregaard Museum, Copenhagen
www.oregaard.dk
- Copenhagen Photo Festival, Artist Talk, Copenhagen, Denmark
www.copenhagenphotofestival.com
- Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Lecture, Glasgow, Scotland
www.graphicdesignfestivalscotland.com
2015
- Beyonderground, Artist Talk, Hasselt
www.beyonderground.com

Publications (abbreviated version)

Our work has been featured in a wide range of books, exhibition catalogues, magazines and newspapers amongst others: The Still Life (Gestalten), Experimental Eating (Black Dog Publishing), Setting the Scene (Index Book), Food Player (Sandu), Just Kidding (Viction:ary), The Steidz Magazine, Picnic, Rooms, Aint Bad, Some Magazine, Esquire, Wallpaper, L’Express, Blink, Sleek, SZ Magazin, Damn, GUP, Liberation, Der Greif, Causette, Elle (NL), L’ADN, Nido, Volkskrant, Current Obsession, Visuelle.

Grants

2017
- Danish Arts Council
Working Grant
2016
- Pro Helvetia
Project Support Grant
- Danish Arts Council
Working Grant
- Danish Arts Council
Exhibition Production Grant
2014
- Danish Arts Council
Working grant
- Danish Arts Council
Exhibition Production Grant
2013
- Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond
Exhibition Participation Grant

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THURSDAY, 23 APRIL

ART MATTERS: It is day no. 12 of our virtual group exhibition and we are pleased to reveal artist no. 12 of 15 we selected from our recent open call: Viktoria Körösi (*1977 in Budapest, lives and works in Linz). Read more about the artist and her sculpturally folded paintings in the statement below and check her CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Viktoria Körösi
"Untitled Folded Object“, 2013-2019
oil, acrylic on canvas, wooden base, 60 x 60 x 7 cm
1.900,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always been attracted to structures and the so-called soft materials (paper, textile, and certain types of wood). I constantly need structures or frameworks as a starting point in order to start creating something. Although I value nothing higher than freedom, I need a more or less strict system or framework in which I can develop my ideas freely. This basic attitude made me turn to some traditional techniques, computer programs and languages. Boundaries and rules can also be very inspiring once you are well accustomed to them, and it is also a great pleasure to design my own structures and laws. In recent years, among other things, I have been working on my folded objects that are usually folded from a single piece of canvas. The fabric and the oil paint are of course a reference, a kind of homage to classical painting, but my works should definitely not be called paintings. I work with basic geometric shapes that are almost trivial, yet at the same time essential, universal, and solemn, and convey something that has little to do with everyday life. In recent times, in contrast to my previous photographic work, three-dimensionality has been coming to the fore in my work. My main ambition is to create pure works of art that invite the viewer to decipher them.

 

CV

Viktoria Körösi

1977 geboren in Budapest, Ungarn
Lebt und arbeitet in Linz, Österreich

Studium

2004
Masterabschluss, Moholy-Nagy-Universität für Kunst und Design, Budapest, Ungarn
1997-2004
Moholy-Nagy-Universität für Kunst und Design, Budapest, Ungarn
Visuelle Kommunikation/Fotografie

Stipendien

2001
Cepus-Programm, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych, Krakau, Polen
2000
Socrates-Erasmus-Programm, Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques et d’Architecture Interieure, Paris, Frankreich

Mitgliedschaft

seit 2017
Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz
seit 2019
IG Bildende Kunst, Wien

Ausgewählte Ausstellungen

12–26 April 2020
ART MATTERS, Galerie Biesenbach, Köln
Gruppenausstellung
Online Only

08 Juli–15 September 2019
Fine Matters, mit Atsuo Hukuda und Linda Carrara Flóris Rómer
Museum für Kunst und Geschichte, Magyar Ispita, Györ, Ungarn

14 Mai–13 September 2019
In Schwebe
Einzelausstellung
im Atrium der ÖBV, Wien

22 Mai–26 Juni 2019
Geformte Bilder, mit Ádám Katyi
Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz

16–17 September 2017
Linzer Kunstsalon, Landesgalerie Linz
Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein/mit Daniela Pesendorfer und Johannes Steininger

05–13 Mai 2017
Feld/Test, mit Eileen Dreher
Nachtspeicher23 e.V., Hamburg, Deutschland

10–18 Dezember 2016
Bewegung/Preview 2017
Nachtspeicher23 e.V., Hamburg, Deutschland

Werke in Sammlungen

Österreichische Beamtenversicherung, Wien

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FRIDAY, 24 APRIL

Today already marks day 13 of our virtual group show ART MATTERS and we are pleased to present to you the thirteenth of 15 artists we selected after our recent open call: Michael Craik (*1972 in Edinburgh, lives and works in Fife, Scotland). Read more about the artist and his delicately quiet works on paper and canvas in the statement below and check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Michael Craik
“Untitled”, 2019
watercolour on paper, 50 x 50 cm
1.150,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Michael Craik was born in Edinburgh in 1972 and has worked as an artist in Scotland for over 20 years. He studied Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen before completing an MA in European Fine Art in Barcelona. A recipient of several awards, Craik’s work has been widely exhibited internationally and is represented by galleries in Scotland, Germany, and the US.
Craik produces quiet, pared-down paintings concerned with colour, material quality and process. Working in the mediums of acrylic and watercolour, Craik creates each painting by repeatedly applying paint and removing it again. His monochromatic watercolours on paper are produced by overlaying several washes of paint, to create densely pigmented blocks of colour. Areas of paint are then washed away, creating translucent veils of colour that flow across the surface. This process of reduction features throughout his work, alluding to forces of erosion that form our landscape. He allows the elemental qualities of the paint to determine the appearance of each work, creating contemplative, minimal paintings. The focus of his acrylic paintings often lies at the edges, where sanding reveals strata of paint, exposing layers of alternating colour that have been built up by brushing, pouring or spreading. In this sense, his work shares a relationship with geology, to the laying down and erosion of rock. Living in Scotland, one is constantly reminded of the forces that sculpt the land. Craik’s studio in Kinghorn, Fife, stands on a cliff overlooking the River Forth estuary. Surrounded by this expanse of water and the endless ebb and flow of the tide, Craik is aware that these processes have, over time, permeated his artistic practice.

 

CV

Michael Craik

(born Edinburgh, UK, 1972)

Education

1999 – 2000
MA European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, Barcelona / Winchester
1992 – 1996
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

Solo and Joint Exhibitions

2018
Continuum, (with Gisela Hoffmann), Galerie Schmidt & Schütte, Cologne
Solo exhibition at Zembla, Hawick
Percezione, (with Sonia Costantini), THECA Gallery, Milan
Two person exhibition (with Jeffrey Cortland Jones), &Gallery, Edinburgh
2017
The Relative Medium (with Eric Cruikshank), Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg
2016
Intime, Galerie Weissraum, Kyoto
2015
Ways of Seeing (with Eric Cruikshank), Howden Park Centre, Livingston
2013
Build (with Merja Herzog-Hellsten), Galerie Salon 13, BOK, Offenbach
Malerei (with Eric Cruikshank), Galerie Albrecht, Berlin
2007
Razed To The Ground, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
2006
Plate Tectonics, Galería Alonso Vidal, Barcelona
Solo exhibition, An Tuireann Arts Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye
2005
Solo exhibition, The Hallion Club, Edinburgh
Solo exhibition, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
2004
Solo exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
2003
Members Lounge, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Solo exhibition, Friction Gallery, Edinburgh
2002
Solo exhibition, Habitat, Edinburgh
Solo exhibition, Deutsche Bank, Edinburgh
2000
Gap, Panorama Gallery, Barcelona

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
ART MATTERS, Online Only Group Show, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne
2019
Beneath the Surface, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Annual Winter Exhibition, &Gallery, Edinburgh
Bauhaus – alles unter einem Dach, Galerie Kirbach, Dusseldorf
Art Check-in, Taneri Showroom, Seto, Japan
Papier – Farbe – Malerei, Verein für aktuelle Kunst/Ruhrgebiet e.v. (VfaKR), Oberhausen
Kunstkonzept SZA, Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Frankfurt
In The Stillness, Freudmonk Gallery, Online
2018
Unrestricted, &Gallery, Edinburgh
Three person exhibition with Thomas Jabobi and Charle Poulsen, Hughson Gallery, Glasgow
On Narrow Paths, with Max Cole & Abraham David Christian at Galerie André Kirbach, Dusseldorf
Open 2018, The Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2017
Charity Postcard Exhibition, Zembla Gallery, Hawick Connection, &Gallery, Edinburgh
Three person exhibition with Gisela Hoffmann and Jan Scharrelmann, Verein für aktuelle Kunst / Ruhrgebiet e.V. (VfaKR), Oberhausen
Hydrophil, Galerie Schmidt & Schütte, Cologne
2016
The Lite Bothy, DOK Artist Space at Freemason Hall, Edinburgh
2015
The Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
RSA Open 2015, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
The Memory of Time, Wootdali Cultural Village, Pyeongtaek, South Korea
Sommersalon 2015, Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne
Kunstkonzept SZA, Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Frankfurt
2014
The Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2012
RSA Open 2012, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
The Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2011
RSA Open 2011, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Reflection: Contemporary Visual Arts & Crafts in Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Materials, Galerie P13, Heidelberg
2010
RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Scottish Summer Exhibition, The Fleming Collection, London
2009
Paint Can, Travelling Gallery, Various locations in Scotland
Strata, Sarah Myerscough, London
The Drawing Room, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Strata, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
2008
WASPS Exhibition, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Aspect Prize, Paisley Art Gallery and Museum, Paisley
Preview 2008, Sarah Myerscough, London
2007
Open, Cube, Manchester
Aspect Prize, Paisley Art Gallery and Museum, Paisley
The Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2006
ArtSway Open 06, ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire
Gallery Artists, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
The Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2005
Works on Paper, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London
Art in Architecture, Davis Langdon, London
Gallery Artists, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
2003
Flix, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
Equinox, Merz Gallery, Edinburgh
2002
Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, The City of London School, London
Mostyn Open 12, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
2001
Revolution, Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh
2000
Big Small New, Houldsworth, London
Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, The Barbican Centre, London
Rates of Change, The Diorama Gallery, London
AquÍ-Allà, Can Felipe, Barcelona
Open, Panorama Gallery, Barcelona

Awards

2016
Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Artist Development Programme Award
2015
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award
2014
Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Visual Artist Opportunities Grant
2013
Hope Scott Trust (joint award with Eric Cruikshank)
2011
Creative Scotland Artist Development Bursary
Visual Arts Awards: Edinburgh
2009
The Hope Scott Trust Award
2008
Edinburgh Visual Arts & Crafts Artists Award
2007
Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Award
2005
The Hope Scott Trust Award Edinburgh Visual Arts & Crafts Artists Award
2004
The Arts Trust of Scotland Award Edinburgh Visual Arts & Crafts Artists Award
2002
Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Award Residencies
2001
Cal Franciscano, Hostafrancs, Spain

Private and Public Collections

Collins Gallery/ Strathclyde University
The Fleming Collection
Mastercard
Royal Bank of Scotland
McGraw-Hill Companies
John Lewis Partnership
Coopers and Lybrand
Grampian Hospital Art Trust
Grays School of Art

Publications and Reviews

2019
Catalogue to accompany Beneath the Surface at City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2018
Catalogue to accompany exhibition with Jeffrey Cortland Jones at &Gallery
2013
Offenbach Post - ’Hin sum visualness Erlebnisraum’ by Reinhold Gries - Review of Build at Galerie Salon 13, BOK, Offenbach
Catalogue to accompany Malerei at Galerie Albrecht
2011
The Scotsman - review of RSA Open 2011 at RSA, Edinburgh
Rhein Neckar Zeitung - review of Materials at Galerie P13, Heidelberg
Catalogue to accompany Reflection: Contemporary Visual Arts & Crafts in Edinburgh at City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2009
Catalogue to accompany Strata at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh and Sarah Myrescough, London
2007
The List - review of Razed to the Ground at Amber Roome Contemporary Art
The Scotsman - review of Razed to the Ground at Amber Roome Contemporary Art
The List - preview of Razed to the Ground at Amber Roome Contemporary Art
The Scotsman - preview of Razed to the Ground at Amber Roome Contemporary Art
Apollo - preview of Edinburgh Art Festival
2006
New York Arts - review of work at Glasgow Art Fair
West Highland Free Press - review of solo exhibition at An Tuireann
The Scotland on Sunday - preview of solo exhibitions at An Tuireann and GalerÍa Alonso Vidal
2005
The Metro - review for Works on Paper at Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
The Scotsman - review for solo exhibition at Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
The List - review for solo exhibition at Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
2004
Dumfries & Galloway Standard - preview of solo exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
Catalogue to accompany solo exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
2002
a-n magazine - article about Habitat exhibition, Edinburgh
2001
The Sunday Herald - review for Revolution at the Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh
The List - Framespotting feature highlighting work of young Scottish photographers
2000
Catalogue to accompany AquÍ-Allà exhibition at Can Felipe, Barcelona
La Vanguardia - review for AquÍ-Allà exhibition at Can Felipe, Barcelona

Michael Weißköppel ... more >


SATURDAY, 25 APRIL

Before tomorrow's finale, we are pleased to present the fourteenth of 15 artists in our virtual group exhibition ART MATTERS: Michael Weißköppel (*1969 in Bocholt). Read more about the artist and his work, fusing painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and digital mark making, in the statement below and check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Michael Weißköppel
„"yesterday – tomorrow – next week”, 2019
acrylic, acrylic spray paint on cotton fabric, 120 x 90 cm
3.700,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

gestern – morgen – nächste Woche.

The title of the work could also stand as a symbol for my paintings and my way of working. If the medium of painting can be described as traditional in a favourable sense, it is still an old technique. Critics would say: from yesterday. Images and also painted images change. Through the use of other, new techniques, the use of digital media.
Digitally erased white areas, inverted surfaces, collaged picture elements, mark the way in the search for the image of tomorrow.
And next week? Sprayed over, torn down, disappeared. Is the image idea, the fashion already further or was the doubt bigger?
There remains a gap. White void. For another new beginning.
Or was everything meant quite differently?

 

CV

Michael Weißköppel

geboren am 24.12.1969 in Bocholt

2004
Meisterschüler, HBK Braunschweig
2003
Diplom Bildende Kunst
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig
2000
Diplom Visuelle Kommunikation
Fachhochschule Bielefeld

2010
Kunst am Bau, Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium, Magdeburg
2009
Stipendiat der Stadt Magdeburg
2005
Stipendium Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
2004
Theodor-Kohl-Preis für Malerei, Braunschweig

Ausstellungen (Auswahl)

2020
ART MATTERS, Galerie Biesenbach, Köln, DE (online)
2019
Don´t touch the ground, Galerie der Stadt Löhne, Löhne Westf. DE
colourfields, Twickelpark, Delden, NL
2018
Attitudes, LM Gallery, Latina, IT
unseen landscapes, twfineart, Brisbane, Australien
Art Verona, Verona, Italien
Playstation, Perron 1, Delden, NL
2017
erase and refresh, twfineart, Brisbane, Australien
Nordwestkunst – Die Nominierten, Wilhelmshaven
2016
Gegenspieler, Marta, Herford, D
2015
souvenir effacé, Kunstverein Schwerte
something happens Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Schwerte
Perron 1 - 25 jaar Mini Size Art Works
Locked, Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad, Dänemark
Locked, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
2014
Locked, Kunststation Delden, NL
2013/14
NordWestKunst – Die Nominierten, Wilhelmshaven
2013
Ortsbegehung, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Bünde
2012
The Invisible Couple, Kassel, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum
2011
Angst, Galerie Münsterland, Emsdetten
Ich weiss nicht was es ist, aber es kommt immer wieder, Galerie 61, Bielefeld
New Home, Exposition Hengelo, NL
2010
spam?, Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Trier
25 Jahre, Kunstverein Kloster Brunshausen, Bad Gandersheim
Die Besten – der die HO-Kunstpreis, Magdeburg
Steve McQueen versucht eine Skulptur zu sein, Kunstverein Herford
bagage, Kunstverein Delden/NL, Zwolle/NL, Münster/D
2009
Samira, Tessenow-Garagen, Magdeburg
Kunstverein Bielefeld
cookies & cream, Galerie 61, Bielefeld
2008
Waste not - want not, MIKC, Delden
2007
Aquaplaning, Keimzelle Kunst, Ostbevern
ART AMSTERDAM, Galerie Andrea Schmidt
Flamingos auf dem Cookie Mountain – Werke aus der Sammlung Grigori, Burg Stolberg
Tristesse Deluxe, Verein Junge Kunst Wolfsburg e.V.
sampler, Kunstverein Perron I, Delden (NL)
De Oost West Connectie, KCO Cultuursalon, Zwolle (NL)
2006
Why do birds sing?, Galerie Andrea Schmidt, Berlin
KUNST 06 ZÜRICH/Andrea Schmidt Galerie
synchron, Larm-Gallery, Kopenhagen
Bodenfrost, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel
Lovely Shanghai Music, Zendai Museum, Shanghai
Liste 06, Berlin
Versunkene Berge – vom Bodenpersonal ausgerollt, Galerie 61, Bielefeld
2005
Ankunft, Kunstpreisausstellung, Schloss Gifhorn
Heimat, Kunstkreis Kloster Brunshausen e.V., Bad Gandersheim
Nordwestkunst, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven
The then unknown village, F6 Galerie, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
blind date II, Abtei Brauweiler, Pulheim
Lovely Shanghai Music, Plattform 2, Kunstverein Hannover
ikob-Kunstpreis, Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen, Belgien
Diplopie, Ausstellung der Kohl-Preis-Träger, Galerie der Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig
2004
Nordwestkunst, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven
7up, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Köln
Sehet das Haus errichtet vom kunstreichen Jack, Kunstverein Meppen
Landschaft und Mensch, Kunstverein Neustadt a. Rbge. (Katalog)
Sehet das Haus errichtet vom kunstreichen Jack II, Galerie vom Zufall und vom Glück, Hannover
Der Raum, die Wand, das Buch. Meisterschüler, HBK Braunschweig
7up, MMI, Riddagshausen
art fair, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Köln
2003
3000, Galerie Mathea, Wolfenbüttel
Die mit einem roten Punkt gekennzeichneten Bilder sind im Preis herabgesetzt, Vereins- und Westbank, Braunschweig
Unser schönes Dorf, Galerie am Bankplatz, Braunschweig
klick’n zapp, Galerie auf Zeit, Braunschweig
2002
Schmuggelware, Grenzmuseum Helmstedt
Gegessen wird was auf den Tisch kommt, Artmax, Braunschweig
2001
back-up, HBK-Galerie, Braunschweig
Kunst kommt von Können, Kunstverein Uelzen
2000
Seitensprung, Galerie David, Bielefeld

Jussi Niva ... more >


SUNDAY, 26 APRIL

After almost 700 applications in response to our open call ART MATTERS. After the difficult decision process of selecting 15 artists for our virtual group exhibition. And after 14 daily posts, we are now pleased to reveal the winner of our online competition: Jussi Niva (*1966 in Pello, Finland, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland) – we kindly invite you to participate in one of our upcoming group shows at our gallery space in Cologne! Read more about the artist and his work exploring the relationship between abstract painting and space in the statement below and check his CV further down.

Work available through the gallery (see also images below) – please email us for more detailed information:

Jussi Niva
”Another Together”, 2019
oil on board, 199 x 53 x 29 cm
18.000,- €

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am currently painting two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional objects in parallel, because I want to detach the experience of three- dimensionality from the ‘modelled form’ and link it instead to the surface of the painting. The three-dimensional works are interventions of sorts, they thrust into the space but conversely they also project space.

Paradoxically, I have noticed that I work with them in opposite directions spatially. I construct two-dimensional works by painting a volume or by piercing the surface. When I paint three-dimensional pieces, I do it optically against a wall. I also personally associate this method with reliefs and the experience of depth in them.

The surfaces in my work do indeed break up and search for direction. For me, the sharp angles are above all points where the surface of the painting makes a turn, disrupting its frontality, which immediately makes the work more interesting. Viewers find themselves in a danger zone or embroiled in something that exists independently of them.

The eventfulness in my works is generally not logical; I am interested in seemingly impossible spatiality. I construct spatial paradoxes into my works, surfaces of collision or friction that seem to lead to a destination. The situation is a bit similar to groping one’s way blindly in a new environment.

There is no point of painterly knowledge or control. The spatial experience of my work cannot be fixed to any single cognitive or experiential point. Instead, the works are loaded with elements that lead to fracture, such as acute angles where the surface of the painting takes a surprising turn. I also deliberately use a forceful stroke technique to give the planes a spatial direction and an accelerating motion. Often, however, this conflicts with the three-dimensionality. I am intrigued by such disturbances or intervention.

I need geometry for some reason. But my geometry is of a kind of cut-and-fold type. Dividing a plane into ever-smaller parts will always involve geometry or mathematics. But I have no interest in systematising the principles of spatial division. I am interested in intuitive progress instead. At the same time, I am very careful to keep the level of experience moving. Instead of constructing interesting forms, I decompose structures of space-time into images, offering viewer-subjects an opportunity to situate themselves more individually within.

 

CV

Jussi Niva

1966
Born in Pello, Finland

Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

Education

1984–89
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020
Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
2016
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2014
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2012
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (together with Marianna Uutinen)
2009
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2008
Gallery Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
2005
Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
2004
Gallery Heino, Helsinki, Finland
2002
Gallery Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland
2001
Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland
2000
Viive gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland
Ama Gallery, Turku, Finland
1999
Gallery Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland
1997
Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
1995
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1994
Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
Galerie Quartair, The Hague, The Netherlands (together with Kari Cavén)
1992
Galerie Gebauer u. Günther, Berlin, Germany
1991
Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
1990
Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
ART MATTERS, Galerie Biesenbach (Online Only), Cologne, Germany
The Way We Are 2.0, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
2019
The Space of Painting, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Out of Office, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Shared Dreams, Works from the Heino Art Foundation Collection, Oulu Museum of Art, Oulu, Finland
2018
Offspace, Zsófi Barabás - Jussi Niva, Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Ich bin ein Riss, ich will durch Wände gehen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Two-Way Ahead, Jussi Niva - Juri Markkula, Hanaholmen Gallery, Espoo, Finland
Imaginary Meeting, Rovaniemi Art Museum Korundi, Rovaniemi, Finland
Killing Me Softly, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
2017
Signature - Habitare, Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland
Real Celebration!, Korundi, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland
Dreamaholic - Art from Finland. Miettinen Collection, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
2016
In Wonderland, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Living Collection: Facing the Public, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
From Heino With Love, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2015
Clear Form, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Touch, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
Summer Exhibition, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2014
Splendid Views, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Vinternatt, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Black Market - Sand in Vaseline, L17 project space, Berlin, Germany
Black Market Sinne, Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
Summer Exhibition, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Feel the Spirit, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
Unknown Masterpieces, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin, Germany
Black Market Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Space - Abstract Intervention & Social Media, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
2013
Kiasma Hits, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Events in Nature, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
The 7th Wave - Wihuri and Visual Art, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
Sommerprogramm, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Panorama, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Summer 2013, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2012
The Magic of Lapland, Korundi, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland
The 7th Wave - Wihuri and Visual Art, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
2011
Summer 2011, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finlnad
Know the Landscape, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
The Magic of Lapland, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Spatial Places: The Poetry Of Places, Fiskars village, Fiskars, Finland
2009
Flash! – Light and Movement, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
I Love Malmö, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Swanljung Meets Malmö, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
The Site of Painting, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Carnegie Art Award, Centre International d´Art Contemporain, Carros, France
2008
Kuvan jälkeen, Image and after, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Carnegie Art Award, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden / Oslo, Norway
Frie Udstilling Copenhagen, Denmark; Listasafn Kópavogs, Kópavogur / Reykjavík, Iceland; Konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden; Royal College of Art, London, UK, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Gothenbourg, Sweden
Tuhlaajapojan paluu, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
2007
Carnegie Art Award, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Taiteilijatiloja, Jugend Hall, Helsinki, Finland
Maalaus ja valokuva ja maalaus, Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki, Finland
I love Malmö, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland; Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
Kuntsin ikonit 1, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
2006
Suspended E-motion, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
2005
Vastamaalattu – Painture Fraiche!, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland
Työnimi: Heijastuksia, Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki, Finland
Purnu 2005, Orivesi, Finland
2004
Vastamaalattu – Peinture Fraiche!, Le Triage, Nanterre, France
Talviunia – Hibernations, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland
2003
Maisema nyt, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland
2002
Over the Horizon, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
2001
Soome Nûûdiskunst – Kekarainen – Niva – Vuokola, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
Interface – Kosketuspintoja, Suomen taiteen III triennaali, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden; Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
2000
Europe – Different Perspectives in Painting, Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Italy
Pohjoismainen postmodernismi, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
100 VR-makasiini, Helsinki, Finland
1999 Carnegie Art Award, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland; Listasafn Islands, Reykjavik, Iceland
Finnish Line: Starting Point, Musées de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Pohjoinen maisema, Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
Kekarainen – Niva – Vuokola, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
1998
Carnegie Art Award, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden; Sophienholm Copenhagen, Denmark; Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
1997
Galleri Wynick / Tuck, Toronto, Canada
Art goes kapakka, Restaurant Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
TAiDETTA, Konstens hus, Luleå, Sweden
Kari Cavén – Henrietta Lehtonen – Jussi Niva, Gallery Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland
1996
TAiDETTA, Karlskrona Konsthall, Karlskrona, Sweden; Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden; Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden; Skövde Konsthall, Skövde, Sweden; Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden
Konst I hemmiljö, The Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Comp I Box, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
Enter, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
1995
ARS-95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Air Water Earth, Takaoka Art Museum, Takaoka, Japan; Fukuyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama, Japan; Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
1994
Ennakkoluuloja – Fördomar, Östergötland Country Museum, Lindköping, Sweden; Oulu City Art Museum, Oulu, Finland; Örebro länsmuseum, Örebro, Sweden; Landskrona konsthall, Landskrona, Sweden; Museum for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Museum for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
Nordisk Önskemuseum, Göteborg Museum of Art, Göteborg, Sweden
8 rum till måleri, Galleri F 15 Alby, Moss, Norway
Grreen, Tourch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nina Roos – Jussi Niva, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Air Water Earth, The Azabu Museum for Arts and Crafts, Tokyo, Japan
1993
Fünf Bilder, Galerie Gebauer u. Günther, Berlin, Germany
XLV La Biennale di Venezia, Nordic Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Entrée, The Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
Valintoja, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Transit, The National Museum of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Ennakkoluuloja – Fördomar, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm; The Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
1992
Välimatkoja – Avstånd, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
Rakkautta raunioilla, Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere, Finland
Finlandi Dá -92, Stockholm, Sweden
Tidsanda, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
1991
Seeing, Näkeminen, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Tillstand Switches, Stedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Face to Face – Ars Baltica Prolog, Kunsthalle zu Kiel / Stadgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany; Kunsthalle Latvija, Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia; Künstlerhaus Bethanien / Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany
Aurora 4, The Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
1990
Finnish Visions, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
1989
Finnish Painters´ union 60th anniversary exhibition, The Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

Public Works

2010
M in Us, Vasakronan, Stockholm, Sweden
1999'
Expose #43-46, Finnish Embassy, Berlin, Germany
1998
Expose, Vuosaari metro station, Helsinki, Finland

Awards

2009
Fine Arts Association of Finland, William Thuring Prize
1998
Carnegie Art Awards, Scholarship to a young artist
1996
Young Art Finland Prize

Collections

Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland
The City of Tampere, Finland
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
The Finnish State Art Collection
Heino Art Collection, Finland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
HUS, Helsinki, Finland
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi, Finland
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Lars Göran Johnsson Collection, Finland
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
Turku Art Museum, Finland
Mauri Niemi Collection, Finland
Miettinen Collection, Germany
The National Public Art Council, Sweden
Oulu City Art Museum, Finland
Pori Art Museum, Finland
The Rafaela and Kaj Forsblom Collection, Finland
Saastamoinen Foundation, Finland
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Swanljung Collection, Finland
Turku Art Museum, Finland

Selected Articles & Publications

Timo Valjakka, 2020: Kysymyksiä näkemisen luonteesta, Helsingin Sanomat, 23.1.2020.
Bal, Mieke, 2016: Movement and the Still Image – Espacio Tiempo y Forma, 4, Madrid, Spain.
Seppä, Anita, 2016: Jussi Niva and Anita Seppä, Coversation at Niva’s studio in Berlin, 23/11/2015 – Mime, Helsinki, Finland.
Verhoeff, Nanna 2012: Mobile Screens – The Visual Regime of Navigation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Johansson, Hanna 2011: Tunne maisema, Helsinki, p.167-169.
Bal, Mieke 2010: Timely Remains, Jussi Niva – Timely Remains, Helsinki.
Iitiä, Inkamaija 2010: The Space of Representation and Postmodern Stage: Jussi Niva´s Exposes, Jussi Niva – Timaly Remains, Helsinki.
Iitiä, Inkamaija 2008: Kuvan jälkeen, Kuvan jälkeen - Image and After, Nykytaiteen museon julkaisuja 109/2008, Helsinki, p. 42-43.
Iitiä, Inkamaija 2008: Käsitteestä ruumiilliseen, sitaatiosta paikkaan – maalaustaide ja nykytaiteen historia, Helsinki, p. 264-272.
Roos, Rita 2006: Critique, Veenman Publishers/Gijs Stork, Rotterdam.
Kalhama, Pilvi 2005: Vuorovaikutusta väritilassa – Jussi Nivan Fine Tuning – sarjan dialogisia tulkintoja.
Kanssakäymisiä, Osallistuvan taiteen tutkimuksen askelia 32, Helsinki.
Kalhama, Pilvi 2002: Suomalainen nykymaalaus ja katsomisen haste, Pinx, Maalaustaide Suomessa:
Siveltimen vetoja, WSOY, Espoo, p. 280-287.
Kantokorpi, Otso 2003: Kuvan katoava taajuus, Kosketuspintoja, Helsinki.
Haapala, Leevi 2003: Valomaalarit ja sähköinen valo, Pinx, Maalaustaide Suomessa: Siveltimen vetoja,
WSOY, Espoo, p, 280-287.
Valjakka, Timo 2000: Jussi Niva, Expose, Helsinki.
van der Heeg, Eerik 1999: Kekarainen - Niva – Vuokola, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.
Castern, Hannu: Painting Beyond the Eye and Frame, Form Function Finland, 1/95.
Valjakka, Timo: XLV La Biennale di Venezia, Melin Niva Stokke, 1993.
Thordeman, Thord: Venezia!, Paletten 3/93.
Sandqvist, Gertrud: Jussi Niva, Siksi, 2/92.

    

ABOUT THE OPEN CALL (ENDED) ... more >

 

FOR VISUAL ARTISTS WORLDWIDE

Deadline: Sunday 5 April

We invite you to submit 1 image of 1 of your artworks as an introduction to your vision and practice to be considered for our upcoming online only group exhibition: “Art Matters” will be exclusively presented on our Instagram feed and website from 12-26 April 2020.

For this online only exhibition, we will select 15 artists out of which 1 will be chosen to present her/his work in one of our upcoming shows in our gallery space in Cologne in late 2020.

Please submit 1 image of 1 of your artworks (you must own copyrights), your CV and a short statement to info@galerie-biesenbach.com

To apply and get noticed you must be over 18 and not have shown with Galerie Biesenbach before. Plus: Your submitted work has to be available for sale.

If you need further information, please DM us or write an email.

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