ART MATTERS 7

Our next Open Artist Call starts Saturday 18 March 2023 at 6pm.

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ART MATTERS 6

Online Group Exhibition


15 – 30 October 2022
on view until Sunday 13 November


1 new artist daily at 6pm CET


exclusively on: galerie-biesenbach.de, Instagram and Facebook


FINALE: Sunday 30 October – announcement of the 2 winners of our online competition at 5pm (online solo show) and 6pm (gallery group show)

 

About ART MATTERS 6 ... more >


Following our 6th Open Artist Call, we launch our new ART MATTERS 6 online group exhibition on Saturday 15 October at 6pm CET. From all the applications received, we have selected 15 finalists, who will be presented with their submitted artworks on our website, Instagram and Facebook, one after the other until 29 October. Every day at 6pm CET, a new name and artwork will be unveiled so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions" in our daily Instagram stories, in which we acknowledge the works of a selected number of artists who just missed the final cut (45, to be exact, posted in our Instagram stories from 16 to 30 October, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).

On Sunday 30 October at 5 and 6pm, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One will receive a solo online exhibition, the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne.


We invite you to visit ART MATTERS 6 regularly here on our website, Instagram and Facebook.


About our ART MATTERS series:
Just like with our first five open artist call projects since April 2020, we were aware how versatile and eclectic this sixth online exhibition could be. But it was precisely the idea of an 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 look forward to get an exhibition that shows a field of tension but also a symbiotic dialogue between the individual artworks. An exhibition that matches the direction and philosophy of the gallery, but also brings something new to our programme.


You can check out our first five ART MATTERS shows further down.


PS: Our next open call will take place in March/April 2023…


FINALS DAY: Sunday 30 October

MOLLY THOMSON: Winner Gallery Group Show

Congratulations to Molly Thomson: The Scottish artist (*1953, lives and works in Norwich, England) is the second of our two ART MATTERS 6 winners and will take part in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne in 2023 with a selection of her works! More about this soon.

The fact that with Molly Thomson, former MA (Painting) student at the Royal College of Art in London, we have a second female winner is pure coincidence. Her work, however, fits seamlessly into our largely abstract-minimalist gallery programme. The subject of "sculptural painting" has interested us for many years and Thomson - primarily a painter - also explores the subject of the painting and its hybrid identities.

"Beginning most often with the simple fact of the rectangular painting panel I place myself in the position of both agent and observer, using acts of cutting, reassembling and pouring to re-form - and respond to - each piece. I am interested not only in the layered facade that is presented, but also in the fact that the painting casts and contains shadows.
[…] Interior spaces are often implicated, even if only glimpsed through the smallest of openings, and I am interested in the quiet question that such breaks in the facade might pose. Sometimes the paintings are layered, suggesting compressed strata of parallel surfaces. Some paintings may quietly allude to what cannot or shouldn’t be seen, while others flex their joints or extend their surfaces with a touch more expansiveness. […]"

We already have some ideas for a group exhibition with Molly Thomson's works and look forward to collaborating with the artist in the near future!

MOLLY THOMSON

Painting with wedged interior, 2022
acrylic, filler, wooden panel
36 x 27 x 6 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.

Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

About Molly Thomson ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My conversation is with the object of the painting and with its hybrid identities. Beginning most often with the simple fact of the rectangular painting panel I place myself in the position of both agent and observer, using acts of cutting, reassembling and pouring to re-form - and respond to - each piece. I am interested not only in the layered facade that is presented, but also in the fact that the painting casts and contains shadows. There is always a delicate balance between control and the unpredictable behaviour of materials, and the process advances by slow increments, mis-steps and revisions. Occasionally work descends from the wall and demands space or even mobility. There is play and sometimes there is humour.

Current work continues to evolve through the setting of a series of problems and displacements in each structure. Interior spaces are often implicated, even if only glimpsed through the smallest of openings, and I am interested in the quiet question that such breaks in the facade might pose. Sometimes the paintings are layered, suggesting compressed strata of parallel surfaces. Some paintings may quietly allude to what cannot or shouldn’t be seen, while others flex their joints or extend their surfaces with a touch more expansiveness. Often it can seem to me that order is provisional - something to be tampered with.

 

CV

Molly Thomson

1953 born in Perth, Scotland
lives and works near Norwich

mollythomson.com
@mollythomson555


Education

- MA (Painting) – Royal College of Art, London
- Diploma in Post-Graduate studies (Sculpture) – Edinburgh College of Art
- MA Fine Art (Sculpture) – Edinburgh University and College of Art

Selected Exhibitions (since 2000)

Forthcoming

2023
- At Cross Purposes, Oriel Mon, Anglesey, North Wales
- At Cross Purposes, Queen Street Studios, Belfast, North Ireland

Currrent and past

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G, online)
- Group show, &Gallery, Edinburgh
- Paint Edgy, Contemporary British Painting, Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-upon-Humber, England
-
An Expanding Field, Gloam, Sheffield, England
- Vitalistic Fantasies, Contemporary British Painting, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales
- Line,Colour and Form, (3-person exhibition), &Gallery, Edinburgh
- Paradoxes, Contemporary British Painting, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight

2021
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Border Crossing, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough
- Que des femmes. 6th Biennial of Non-Objective Art, Pont de Claix, France
- Perceiving Anomalies, Yellow Archangel, General Practice, Lincoln
- Rock, Paper, Scissors, Houghton Hall, Norfolk
- Orbit, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2020
- Vitalistic Fantasies, Contemporary British Painting, The Cello Factory, London
- A Fine Balance, Houghton Hall, 19), 2019), Norfolk
- Image_Object, Poimena Gallery, Mona Foma festival, Launceston

2019
- neo:art prize, Bolton Art Gallery, Bolton
- Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
- Creekside Open 2019, APT Gallery, London
- The End of Lines, X Marks the Spot, Great Yarmouth
- Contemporary British Painting, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
- Made in Britain, Contemporary British Painting, National Museum of Poland, Gdansk
- 4-person exhibition, Gray Contemporary, Houston, Texas

2018
- Artworks Open 2018, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
- Beep Painting Biennial, Swansea Art School, Swansea

2017
- Contemporary British Painting Prize, Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Richmond Museum London

2016
- Plenty of time to lose your balance, Nunn’s Yard Gallery, Norwich
- PING, The Minories, Colchester

2014
- Of Other Spaces, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University
- Recent Works, Thirteen A Gallery, Norwich (solo)

2012
- Regrouping, Bend in the River Gallery, Workstation, Sheffield
- x-Church, Gainsborough

2011
- Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

2010
- We Are What We Do, Stew Gallery, Norwich

2009
- Locus, Visions Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

2008
- Digital Eyes 2008-2009,Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

2007
- Siggraph 2007, Global Eyes, San Diego, USA

2006
- Unsern Nachbarn, Haus Metternich, Koblenz, Germany
- Proof, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

2005
- V9-U9 Project, Print Portfolio, (India/UK)

2002
- On the Edge, Salthouse, Norfolk

2000
- Connections, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich
- Drawing Connections, Beach Museum, Kansas, USA

Residencies

2011
- Orford Ness, Suffolk

2009
- Asabi School of Art, Tokyo

Writing

2017
- ‘Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures’, review in Journal of Contemporary Painting (issue 4.1)
- Joint guest-editor of Journal of Contemporary Painting (issue 3.1&2: Painting as Commitment)

Article

2021
- Interview with Contemporary British Painting. October newsletter

Teaching

1991-2010
- Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts

   

   

ROSINA ROSINSKI: Winner Online Solo Show

Congratulations to Rosina Rosinski: The young artist (*1989, lives and works in Dortmund, DE) is the first of our two ART MATTERS 6 winners today and will - in 2023 - be presented with a selection of her paintings in an online solo exhibition on our website and social media channels! More info soon.

With the highest level of female artist participation in our ART MATTERS competition ever, it is only fitting that at least one winner is a woman. Rosina Rosinski's bold paintings and self-portraits feature strong, larger-than-life female figures and are based on Christian and mythological iconography. At first glance garish, colourful and loud, the paintings increasingly draw the viewer in, discussing gender issues and tackling themes of life, death and vanity.

Rosina Rosinski is only our second female winner after Patrizia Kränzlein (ART MATTERS 2). And it is also the first time ever that figurative art has won in our competition. This is also due to the fact that we received and were able to select from more figurative works than in all previous ART MATTERS editions.

Rosinski's works represent a completely new and exciting direction for us. They not only work in physical space, but their vibrant colours and Rosinski's meticulous way of painting clean, print-like surfaces make them perfect for online presentations. We feel a strong connection to the artist's work, look forward to the collaboration and are excited to see where it will take us!

ROSINA ROSINSKI

Home safely (Venus mourning the death of Adonis), 2022
acrylic and airbrush on canvas
150 x 195 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.

Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

About Rosina Rosinski ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a female artist who was born in 1989 in Dortmund, Germany. I studied art theory and quit my master’s degree in 2019. I just had a moment when theory did not make sense to me anymore. Everyone had something to say about art and none of us had ever had a brush or a can of paint in their hand. That is when I started painting autodidactically in 2019 while working in an auction house. Since this summer I am a full-time painter. 

My paintings are basically large scale self-portraits which are based on Christian and mythological iconography. I translate that iconography into the present and my own personal narrative by depicting personal experience. My portraits focus mostly on the female body and the history of its depiction, pointing out the male gaze and long-established visual perceptions. The female bodies in my paintings become more and more muscular and I depict them larger than life. That way, they can occupy a whole room, they are present, more than I am most of the time and they reveal the discrepancy between physical and psychological strength and reverse stereotypes. Biblical and mythological characters are switched gender-wise. In painting nudes, often embedded in still-lives, I point out the relationship between human flesh and meat and how both are often equated in our society. In relating meat and flesh, topics of life, death and vanity are tackled. My paintings, which in exhibitions give the recipient the feeling of entering a candy store at first glance, are really quite uncomfortable at second glance. I use bright colors and I have a very meticulous way of painting neat, print-like surfaces to conflict with dark subject matters.

 

CV

Rosina Rosinski

1989 born in Dortmund
lives and works in Dortmund

@rosina.rosinski


CV

since 2017
Folkwang Universität der Künste/Universität Duisburg-Essen
Master Art and Design Science

2013-2017
Universität Duisburg-Essen
2-subject BA Art Studies/Anglophone Studies

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Summer Edition ‘22, Circle of None, London (G, online)
-
The Rise of Inside, Eve Leibe Gallery, London (G, online)
- ROSINA, Galerie Norbert Arns, Cologne (S)

2021
- From Her to Eternity, Galerie Norbert Arns, Cologne (G)

Publication

Artsin Square, Print and Digital Magazine Edition 3, ‘Summer ‘22‘
artsinsquare.com/issue3

   

   


Our TOP 15 is complete – thank you for participating in our online group show to (from top left): Zixu Wang, Rosina Rosinski, Molly Thomson, Tomica Radulovic, Christine Lee, Gemma Carson, Brennan Wojtyla, Silvia Giordani, Katya Granova, Heike Weber, Frijke Coumans, Graziela Guardino, Roberto Rivadeneira, Mattia Noal und John Brendan Guinan.


Check out our last 15 posts further down or on Instagram to find out everything about ART MATTERS 6 and the 15 artists/artworks we selected via our latest open call!


And make sure to come back later when we declare the two winners of our online competition. It is finals day today and we reveal:

- at 5pm the artist who will be rewarded an online solo show

- at 6pm the artist who will be invited to participate in a group show in our gallery in Cologne.


About:

Again for the 6th ART MATTERS round, it was not easy for us to choose only 15 artists for our online exhibition out of the many great submissions we received in response to our 6th Open Artist Call. But it definitely was a great pleasure to discover and get to know so many great artists! There is so much remarkable art out there, but we cannot show it all in our gallery. The ART MATTERS series allows us to present many artistic positions from all over the world to a wider online audience twice a year for a little more than 2 weeks.

Many thanks to all of you who follow this project, some of you for 6 issues by now, and many thanks also to – most of all – all the participating artists, especially to our TOP 15 and the 45 Honourable Mentions (there are still some to be featured today!).

We found it particularly remarkable this time that more female artists than usual applied. That there was even more international participation, especially from Eastern but also Northern and increasingly Southern European countries. There were also many more applicants than usual from Asia, North and South America and Australia and even Africa. What pleased us most, however, was that finally more figurative artists applied, as abstraction has always been predominant at ART MATTERS. All this is reflected in the selection of our TOP 15, which is more eclectic than ever before.


The works are available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


PS: Our next ART MATTERS Open Call will take place around March/April 2023 – more details by then!


The 15 Finalists:

   

JOHN BRENDAN GUINAN

Flag, 2021
sewn tarp and Coleman sleeping bag on stretched canvas
183 x 152 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


This is the last of our finalists. Tomorrow we will announce the two winners of our online exhibition and the ART MATTERS 6 competition. But first, today we are pleased to announce the American artist John Brendan Guinan (*1981, lives and works in New York City) as our finalist number 15 of 15. Threaded throughout Guinan's work are subversive references to venerated objects and icons and the merging of high and low-brow materials - sleeping bags, bungee cords, tents, priest chasubles, crosses, tarp and more. Read more about John Brendan Guinan and his work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About John Brendan Guinan ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

John Brendan Guinan is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His art practice is influenced by his upbringing in the Catholic Worker tradition emphasizing pacifism, personalism, and Anarchism - along with his work in community building. Guinan's practice includes collage, assemblage, textile, and readymade sculpture. His work examines concepts related to class, shelter, displacement, and the sacred through the reframing of found objects and materials. Threaded throughout his work are subversive references to venerated objects and icons and the merging of high and low-brow materials - sleeping bags, bungee cords, tents, priest chasubles, crosses, prayer cards, ratchet straps, tarp, waxed cotton, gaberdine, pima cotton, and leather among others.

In addition to his art practice, Guinan has worked in peacebuilding and youth development for 10+ years both internationally and domestically in Northern Ireland, Chile, the Dominican Republic, DC and New York. He was born at home in the Logan Circle neighborhood of inner city Washington, DC above the homeless shelter and soup kitchen; founded and run by his parents. His father, a former Catholic Priest and well known activist and author, J. Edward Guinan (Dec. 2015) was a stalwart in the social justice movement and founder of Community for Creative Non-Violence. Guinan has participated in both solo and group shows in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Richmond, and Miami. He was the subject of 'Why I Paint', a documentary produced by Academy Award winning Fine Films in 2018.

 

CV

John Brendan Guinan

1981 born in Washington DC
lives and works in New York City


Selected Exhibitions

2022
- Group Exhibition, 'ART MATTERS 6', Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)
- Group Exhibition, 'The Patriot', O'Flaherty's NYC, New York, NY
- Group Exhibition, 'Life Beyond the Marble: A Freedom Plaza Art Show', Homme Gallery, Washington, DC
- Group Exhibition, 'Impart', Cultivate Gallery, London (Virtual)
- Group Exhibition, 'Emerging Artists 2022', Dodomu Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Virtual)
- Juried Group Exhibition, 'Putting the Pieces Back Together', Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island

2021
- Group Exhibition, 'still/life', Monochrome Collective: Umbrella art show, Washington, DC
- Solo Exhibition, 'Where do you summer?', Homme Gallery, Washington, DC
- Group Exhibition, 'The Mediators', Tribute Collective, Washington, DC
- Solo Exhibition, 'Saginaw Oxford', CM Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018
- Solo Exhibition and Film Screening, 'Why I Paint', Dupont Underground, Washington, DC
- Group Exhibition and Auction, 'Lily of the Valley Endeavor', Embassy of South Africa, Washington, DC
- Group Exhibition, 'Revolutionary Future', The Stew, Washington, DC
- Two-Person Exhibition, 'United Expressions', Hyphen Gallery, Washington, DC
- Group Exhibition and Auction, New Orchestra of Washington Gala, Aix La Chapelle, Poolesville, MD

2017
- Group Exhibition and Auction, Transformer, Katzen Arts Center (American University), Washington,DC
- Group Exhibition, 'Home + Discordance = US', NYU (DC Campus), Washington, DC
- Group Exhibition and Auction, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC'
- Group Exhibition, Eastwood Ranch, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Group Exhibition and Auction, Waterkeeper Alliance, Sotheby’s, New York, NY

2016
- Two-Person Exhibition, 'Rough Ride', Satellite Art Show, Miami, FL

2015
- Solo Exhibition, 'The Art of Mourning', Artery Gallery, New York, NY

   

MATTIA NOAL

Drop (Deikman’s Vase), 2022
acrylic on wood
30 x 40 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Today we reveal the name of the penultimate, 14th finalist of our ART MATTERS 6 online group exhibition and are pleased to present the Italian painter Mattia Noal (*1984, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main). In his paintings, Noal transports the moment of immersion in a virtual world into the classical pictorial medium of painting. His works seem like episodes of a story with enigmatic apparitions. Read more about Mattia Noal and his work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Mattia Noal ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Through my work I provide a possible interpretation on the present ontological state of painting in relation to experiences of heterogeneous nature, with a particular focus on the painting/virtual world duality represented in video games. I follow the definition of Expanded Painting, where expansion is not to be interpreted solely as physical extension of the painterly medium from the limits dictated by its support, but as attitude in connecting its language to the external world. My painting represents the “immersion” experience, an artificially created event that is recognized as real, while experiencing it in the virtual world. In my works, the canvas becomes a confrontational space between elements purely linked to virtual dynamics, such as an avatar, a scenographic environment or interactive objects and the language proper of painting.
Mattia Noal, 2019

"In the works of Mattia Noal, video games are present with their visual language and dynamics. He transports the moment of immersion in a virtual world into the classical pictorial medium of painting. His works on canvas seem like excerpts of a video film, like episodes of a story with enigmatic appearances."
Barbara Thurau, Frankfurt am Main, 2019

 

CV

Mattia Noal

1984 born in Schio, Italy
lives and works in Frankfurt am Main


Artistic Development

2007
- Graduated from the University of Padua ( Studies in Art, Music and Theatre, DAMS) (IT)

2012
- Degree in painting with Prof. Daniele Nalin at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona (IT)

Since 2013 working and living in Frankfurt am Main (DE)

Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, 15. – 30.10.2022, Online Group Show, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (DE).
- WILHELM MORGNER PREIS 2022, 23.03 – 12.06.2022, Group Show, Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest (DE).
- PRELUDIO, ARBEITEN AUF LEINWAND UND PAPIER, OBJEKTE, 26.02 – 25.03.2022, Group Show, Frankfurter Westend Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (DE).

2021
- CHRONIKEN AUS DEM WALD, 20.03 – 4.06.2021, Solo Show, Frankfurter Westend Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (DE).

2020
- MISCELLANEA, VALENTINA D ́ AMARO / MATTIA NOAL / LORENZO DI LUCIDO / VALENTINA PERAZZINI / THOMAS SCALCO, 17.10 – 14.11, Group Show, Galleria Villa Contemporanea, Monza (IT).

2019
- DRAWING STORAGE, ASSONANCES, 10.01 – 04.02, Group Show, Alliance Française, Bologna (IT).
- GENERATION Y, MATTIA NOAL / ELEONORA ESSE / GIULIO ZANET, 06.04 - 17.05, Group Show, Frankfurter Westend Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (DE).
- SUMMER BREAK, 15.08-30.08, Group Show, Frankfurter Westend Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (DE).
- SELVATICO [14], 26.10.2019-19.01.2020, Group Show, Museo Civico Luigi Varoli, Cotignola (IT). [Katalog: ISBN 9788885449428].
- 00:44 Sec. [Immersion], 30.11 – 01.12.2019, Formwerke Atelier, Frankfurt/ Höchst (DE).

2018
- COMBAT PRIZE 2018, 23.06 – 14.07, Group Show, Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori ex Granai di Villa Mombelli e Museo di Storia Naturale, Livorno (IT).
- FCKPRSM! THERE IS NO SECRET!, MATTIA NOAL / SIMONE BRIZZI, 30.06 – 01.07, Group Show, Formwerke Atelier, Frankfurt/Höchst (DE).
- PAPER PLEASE, 01.12 – 02.12, Solo Show, Formwerke Atelier, Frankfurt/Höchst (DE).

2017
- CITYSCAPES/LAND(E)SCAPES, 26.01 – 30.04, Group Show, Rechtsanwaltskammer, Frankfurt am Main (DE).
- IM LICHT DES RAUMES, 01.07 – 02.07, Solo Show, Formwerke Atelier, Frankfurt/Höchst (DE).
- THE DROP, 02.12 – 03.12, Solo Show, Formwerke Atelier, Frankfurt/ Höchst (DE).

2016
- LAND(E)SCAPES, 01.07 – 03.07, Solo Show, Formwerke Atelier, Frankfurt/Höchst (DE).
- GESCHICHTEN DER NACHT, 26.11 – 27.11, Solo Show, Formwerke Atelier, Frankfurt/Höchst (DE).

2015
- EINRAUM – EINBLICK, MATTIA NOAL / PHILIPP BEISCHEIM, 20.02 – 01.03, Group Show, Einraum Atelier, Würzburg (DE).

2014
- GREEN CALL, 31.05 – 01.06, Group Show, Kränzelhof, Cermes, Bozen (IT).
- COMBAT PRIZE 2014, 21.06 – 05.07, Group Show, Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori ex Granai di Villa Mombelli e Museo di Storia Naturale, Livorno (IT).
- ESPACE YOUNG 2014, 11.11 – 29.11, Group Show, Espace La Stanza, Bozen (IT).

2013
- MATTIA NOAL / ENRICO MINGUZZI, 19.04 – 22.05, Group Show, Galleria Atlantica, Vicenza (IT).

2012
- SALUZZO ARTE 2012, 21.04 – 06.05, Group Show, Antiche Scuderie – Piazza Montebello, Saluzzo (IT).
- ART VERONA FAIR 2012, 18.10 – 22.10, Galleria Atlantica, Pavilion 7 Stand n. 6, Verona (IT).

2011
- FIRST STEP II, 24.06 – 02.07, Group Show, La Giarina Contemporary Gallery, Verona (IT).

2010
- FIRST STEP I, 26.06 – 03.07, Group Show, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona (IT).

Awards and Scholarships / Publications

2022
- Finalist WILHELM MORGNER PREIS 2022, (catalogue)

2021
- CHRONIKEN AUS DEM WALD, (catalogue)

2019
- SELVATICO [14], (catalogue).

2018
- Finalist COMBAT PRIZE 2018 (catalogue).

2016
- COMBAT PRIZE 2016, nominated as selected artist (catalogue).

2015
- COMBAT PRIZE 2015, nominated as selected artist (catalogue).

2014
- Finalist COMBAT PRIZE 2014 (catalogue).

2011
- Stipendium SACS – Sound Art City Spaces, 11.05 – 20.05, Vilnius, Litauen.

   

ROBERTO RIVADENEIRA

Spatial Awareness, 2022
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 125 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


It is the 13th day of our group exhibition ART MATTERS 6 and we are pleased to present our 13th finalist, the Berlin-based artist Roberto Rivadeneira (*1991 in Ecuador). Rivadeneira's initial graphic work has slowly transformed into an abstract interpretation in which the artist studies the relationship between abstraction and quotidian elements of our daily lives. Predominantly focusing on studio gallery work and mural painting, the works range from small pieces to larger mural formats. Read more about Roberto Rivadeneira and his work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Roberto Rivadeneira ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Rivadeneira’s work focuses on the study of relations as a starting point to his practice; in an abstracted sense the word relation means the way 2 or more people or things are connected / associated to each other.

My current practice aims to represent my vision of reality towards the perception of the viewer as I study the relation between architecture, light, colour and space. In a playful way I try to define my work in form, materiality and colour; and how the relationship between these combinations lead to meaning.

Furthermore my visual research focuses on defining how these elements that are isolated have one meaning, when presented next to another the meaning and viewer perception changes.

 

CV

Roberto Rivadeneira

1991 born in Ecuador
lives and works in Berlin

www.rrivadeneira.com/
@rivadeneira____


Roberto Rivadeneira is a contemporary visual artist who grew up in Quito Ecuador, and since 2015 resides and works in Berlin - Germany. After studying design in Sydney - Australia; Roberto’s initial graphic work has slowly transformed into an abstract interpretation in which the artist studies the relationship between abstraction and quotidian elements of our daily lives. Predominantly focusing on studio gallery work and mural painting, the works range from small pieces to larger mural formats. He is deeply influenced by early 1900s painters, modernism, constructivism, abstract expressionism contemporary culture, NFT's, technology and new media based art and everyday observations between different cities and societies.


Solo and Duo Exhibitions 

2023
- Hosek Contemporary - Berlin - Germany
- Contemporary Cluster - Rome - Italy 

2021
- Overdue - Bmurals - with Gamze Yalcin - Barcelona - Spain 

2019
- Casi Despierto - MasArte Galeria - Quito - Ecuador
- Transiciones - Galeria A7MA - Sao Paulo - Brazil 

2018
-
Color Dialects - Volume Gallery - Berlin - Germany

Group Exhibitions and Residencies

2022
- ART MATTERS 6 - Online - Galerie Biesenbach - Cologne - Germany
- Glue Berlin - Group Exhibition - Berlin - Germany
- Grotta AIR - Art Residency - Andalucia - Spain
- No Point Atelier - Art Residency - Gabrovo - Bulgaria
- Premio Brazil - Centro de arte Contemporaneo - Quito - Ecuador
- BAAM Berlin - Monopol - Berlin - Germany 

2021
- B Murals - Artist residency - Barcelona - Spain
- SWAB Art Fair - MasArte Galeria - Barcelona - Spain
- MISA in St Agnes 3 - König Gallery - Berlin - Germany
- Overlay - Circus Network - Porto - Portugal
- Stay awake, stay awake - PADA Studios artist residency- Lisbon - Portugal
- Natch - PADA Studios artist residency- Lisbon - Portugal

2020
Quellen Galerie - Stuttgart - Germany
Still Connected - Weserhalle - Berlin - Germany
Walk on my shoes - Concept Gallery - Istanbul - Turkey 

2019
- 30 x 30 - Stockroom Gallery- Melbourne - Australia
- Das Ministerium- Berlin - Germany
- Lost on the Highway - Soho House - Istanbul - Turkey
- Graphic Days - Berlin - Germany 

2018
- Visual Sound triple show - Voodoo55 - Berlin - Germany

2017
- Wheel to wall - Neurotitan Gallery- Berlin - Germany 

2015
- Put it on wax - The standard - Sydney - Australia
- A study on Power - Juddy Roller - Melbourne - Australia 

Public Art Projects

2021
- Antalya mural Festival - Mural - Antalya - Turkey
- B Murals - Barcelona - Spain
- Mostar art festival - Mostar - Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Niko Movement - Mural - Batumi - Georgia 

2020
- Urban Nation - One Wall - Berlin - Germany 

2019
- Festival Asalto - Public installation - Zaragoza - Spain
- Calle Libre - Mural - Vienna - Austria
- Duk Mural Festival - Mural - Cacak - Serbia
- Atea - Mural - Mexico City - Mexico
- Numu Festival - Mural - San Antonio - Ecuador 

2018
- Izmir Mural Festival - Mural - Izmir - Turkey
- Stray Art Festival - Mural - Siros - Greece 

   

GRAZIELA GUARDINO

Deconstructed Painting, 2022
acrylic paint on Belgian linen, wood
44 x 55 x 1 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Online group show ART MATTERS 6 day 12 of 15: We are happy to present the Brazilian-born artist Graziela Guardino (*1979, lives and works between Sao Paulo and Sydney). Her work starts from the deconstruction of linen where she re-signifies the support and materiality of both the painting and textile works. In this sense, Guardino takes the opposite path: instead of adding layers, she removes them. Read more about Graziela Guardino and her work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Graziela Guardino ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Brazilian born living between Sao Paulo and Sydney, Graziela Guardino is a mixed media artist. Her work starts from the deconstruction of linen where she re-signifies the support and materiality of both the painting and textile works. In this sense, Graziela takes the opposite path: instead of adding layers, she removes them.

Her experimentation with color, form, material, and composition transforms the idea of weaving from a two-dimensional element to an architectural component that challenges the limits, not only of the support, but also of space. Her lines seem to always be unconsciously testing the boundaries between the object and the work of art.

It is in this unraveling of the wefts that the artist's work reveals itself. Graziela's woven paintings-sculptures are the result of experimentations and studies of materials forming a unique visual language of minimalist abstraction. They are based on deconstruction to expand new possibilities of reading about reconnection, the feminine, and ancestry.

In that context, Graziela does not renounce the knowledge of the mystic process associated with textile work. In contrast, she freely incorporates her inquiries, regarding this support and the interpretations, into the contemporary art world, in the sense that it still succinctly conjures up in our imaginary. Unaware of its subordinate condition, it produced systematic abstract composition long before suprematism, a knowledge that inscribes concrete and conceptual intangible symbols. Guardino retraces our way of thinking about this construction, from ancestral to contemporary.

Graziela has completed a Master by Research (with Distinction) at RMIT University in Hong Kong. She has exhibited throughout Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. In 2017 Graziela was chosen as the recipient to represent RMIT University in the La Salle College of the Arts residency in Singapore. Guardino’s artworks are part of private collections in Singapore, US, Brazil, Australia, Israel, Italy, Hong Kong and India. She is a finalist for a number of prestigious art awards including The Churchie Emerging Art Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize and the Fisher’s Ghost Award in Australia. In 2021 Guardino was the winner of the Waverley Art Prize in Sydney, Australia.

 

CV

Graziela Guardino

1979 born in Brazil
lives and works between Sao Paulo and Sydney

@grazielaguardino


Education

2017
- Master of Fine Arts (Research), RMIT with Distinction

2015
- Master of Fine Arts (Coursework), UNSW Art & Design

2013
- Short courses, National Art School, Sydney.

2012
- Short courses, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

2001
-Bachelor of Visual Communications, FAAP, SP, Brazil.

Solo Exhibitions

2022
- Hiatus, Galeria Karla Osorio,São Paulo, Brazil.

2021
- A outra metade é silêncio, Arte Formatto, São Paulo, Brazil

2020
- Finite infinity, MAY SPACE, Sydney.

2019
- The sense of everything as golden and remembered, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney.
- Not so dark as a silent house , Rubicon, Melbourne

2018
- The Unity of opposites , Five Walls, Melbourne.
- The Subtlety of Colours, Gallery Smith Project Space, Melbourne.
- Coexistence , Factory 49, Sydney.

2017
- The Breath of Empty Space , Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong.

Selected Group Exhibitons

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- ArtRio, Brazil
- SP Arte, Brazil
- India Art Fair, India

2021
- (Winner) Waverley Art Prize , Sydney.
- Sydney Contemporary, May Space Gallery, Sydney.
- Diadikasia, Pompom Galerie, Sydney.

2020
- By a thread MAY SPACE, Sydney.
- BAM Art Prize, Byron Bay, Sydney.
- SP Arte Sao Paulo, Brazil

2019
- Ravenswood Australian Women’s Prize , Ravenswood Girls School, Sydney.

2018
- Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Art Gallery, Sydney.
- Redlands Art Awards 2018, Redlands Art Gallery, Cleveland.

2017
- The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.
- Beyond the Journey , Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong. Waverley Art Prize , Sydney.
- Eternal , Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

2016
- Contemporary Art Awards online exhibition
- Fiction Dreams, Institute of Contemporary Art, La Salle College, Singapore. In-Between, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.

2015
- Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Sydney.
- Waverley Art Prize , Sydney.
- Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Redcliffe. Chippendale New World Art Prize. Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW.

2014
- Botanica, Remnants, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney. Waverley Art Prize , Sydney.

Awards / Residencies

2022
- Finalist Waverley Art Prize, Sydney.

2021
- Winner Waverley Art Prize, Sydney.
- Short-listed, BEERS London annual open call, London. 2020 Semi Finalist) BAM Art Prize, Byron Bay, Sydney.

2019
- Long-listed, BEERS London annual open call, London.
- (Finalist) Ravenswood Australian Women’s Prize , Ravenswood Girls School, Sydney.

2018
- (Finalist) Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Art Gallery, Sydney.
- (Finalist) Redlands Art Awards 2018, Redlands Art Gallery, Cleveland.

2017
- (Finalist) The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. 2017 Highly Commended, Winsor and Newton Scholarship

2016
- (Finalist) Contemporary Art Awards online exhibition
- Institute of Contemporary Art Residency, La Salle College, Singapore.

2015
- (Finalist) Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Sydney.
- (Finalist) Waverley Art Prize , Sydney.
- (Finalist) Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Redcliffe. (Finalist) Chippendale New World Art Prize.
- (Finalist) Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW.

Collections

- Alessandro Stein Collection, Milan and Los Angeles.
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore.
- Private collections in Australia, Brazil, India, London and Hong Kong.

Publications

- Ed. Zemtsova. M, Art Maze Magazine , No. 9, pp 85.
- Bam Arts & Media. Bam Arts Magazine, issue 18, pp 30.

   

FRIJKE COUMANS

Swimming Pool (series “Empty Playgrounds“, Villajoyosa), 2021
analogue photography on aluminium support (edition of 3)
40 x 60 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Online group show ART MATTERS 6 day 11 of 15: We are happy to present the young, Dutch photo artist Frijke Coumans (*1995, lives and works in Nijmegen, The Netherlands). Her photo series are full of chaos, not-knowing, impressions and questions, lead by an apparent makeability born in the mind, which however cannot be controlled. Read more about Frijke Coumans and her work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Frijke Coumans ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My photographic works deal with structures of function and appearance: I’m trying to translate the language of objects. Their factuality seems irreversible, but at the same time conceals our fear of the inevitable.

How is it that we create our environment and manipulate nature as we do? Our fruitless attempts to control the power of nature reveal the desire for a controllable, malleable and arranged scenery.

I begin a dialogue with the viewer about contemporary landscapes. When capital slowly drips away, residuals remain in the gutters, cracks and crawl spaces, taking on new roles while losing their function.

My photographs shift between wanting to control everything, and accepting what actually is. The relationship between not-knowing, not comprehending and our continuing desire is very important to me.

Agitation in my head and unanswered questions do not fit in harmonious and controlled environments. Unanswered questions represent a need, and fuel my projects and make desire. My photo series are full of chaos, not-knowing, impressions and questions, lead by an apparent makeability born in the mind, which however cannot be controlled.

 

CV

Frijke Coumans

1995 born in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
lives and works in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

www.frijkecoumans.co.uk
@frijkecoumans


Education

2014-18
AKV|St.Joost Breda, Bachelor of Arts, Photography

2013-14
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arts in Education

Selected Exhibitions

2022
- (online) ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne
- ON FIRE, Cheap Festival, Bologna
- Ornates (set up 1), Felle Ellende, Bieb3000, Arnhem
- Mag Launch: Why Take Photographs?, These Days, Los Angeles
- (solo) Bookrelease: 2021, Boys with Wood Radio, Nijmegen

2021
- Earthlings, Atelier Néerlandais, Dutch Embassy, Paris
- (solo) Gardeners of Desire, About Desire, Ragusa Photo Festival 2021, Ragusa
- Every Woman Biennial, The Copeland Gallery, London
- Demons, CHARTA: a Photobook Festival, Rome
- Behind the Lens plus: expanded, R.I. Center for Photographic Arts, Providence

2020
- Lowland Exhibition, HuMBASE, Stüttgart
- Mirrors and Reflections, Loosenart, Rome
- R E C L A I M, Cheap Festival, Bologna
- ARTivism, Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham
- Curators Picks - 2019, Gallery Baird, Seattle
- Contemporary Art Venice, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice

2019
- The Georgetown Art Attack, Gallery Baird, Seattle
- New religions: Nasty Women, De Balie, Amsterdam
- Printing Plant Art Book Fair, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam Art Weekend, Amsterdam
- Unseen Book Market 2019, Westergas, Amsterdam
- Nearly every thought leads to nothing, WolfArt Project Space/WOLk, Rotterdam
- Pro•to•type, Le paradis c’est ici, Alterworks Studios, New York City
- (solo) Kunstgrillen: The paradis c’est ici, BarVizart, Antwerpen
- Blurring the Lines, Fotodok, HKU Oudenoord 700, Utrecht
- Rotterdam Photo 2019: City Limits, Rotterdam Art Week, Rotterdam
- Бредам, collaboration Hendrik van Dijk, Cultuurnacht Breda, Electron, Breda

2018
- This Art Fair 2018, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
- New 2019: Melkweg Expo, GUP, Melkweg, Amsterdam
- Blurring the Lines, Paris Photo 2018, Paris College of Arts, Paris
- (solo) NONF #1 Protest in de 21e eeuw, MotMot Gallery, Tilt Festival, Breda
- Hoveniers van het Verlangen, Wijland Festival, Wisentbos, Dronten
- (solo) Hoveniers van het Verlangen (Graduation Show), Launch 2018, AKV|St.Joost, Breda
- Scissors, Fotografie 4, AKV|St.Joost, Breda

2017
- Het Foto Asiel, AKV|St.Joost, Breda
- I know what you did last summer, Nieuwe Veste, Breda
- (solo) Love and the ultimate tragedy, Museum ‘t Oude Slot, Veldhoven
- Cool Area, collaboration Stan Gonera, Wijland Festival, Wisentbos, Dronten
- A Photographer’s Journal, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam
- Hole in the wall, First Floor, AKV|St.Joost,’s-Hertogenbosch

2016
- Je bent godverdomme niet thuis!, Mengfabriek,’s-Hertogenbosch

Publications

2022
- Why Take Photographs?, FIVE NINE
- 2021, Self Publish

2021
- MOJO flavour, Yogurt Magazine
- Goldenrod Zine Issue 02, Goldenrod Editions
- Secrecy and confession, Potted Purple Mag
- FIRST EDITION, Ladies Drawing Club
- TIME WARP, Velvet Fields

2020
- Lowland Issue 6, Lowland Magazine
- Read: Frijke Coumans, Angels Magazine
- Looking Glass Edition, Verses Mag
- LDCLÜB Issue #4, Ladies Drawing Club
- Leap Year - Valentine Day, Är Zine
- I Can Hear The Road Call, Jeff Smudde

2019
- Thin Fortune, Rushed Hours, Self Publish
- Untitled No.1, Gallery Baird
- A5 Magazine #32 November, A5 Zine
- Le Paradis c’est ici, Self Publish

2018
- Blurring the Lines, Urbanautica Institute
- New Dutch Photography Talent 2019, GUP Magazine
- Sleeping with the Fishes, Self Publish
- Happy People, Catalog, Launch 2018
- Hoveniers van het Verlangen, Self Publish

2017
- A Photographer’s Journal, Cloud Gallery Amsterdam
- Try purple without blue, Self Publish

Awards and Grants

2022
- Werkbijdrage, Pictoright
- Grant, Stroomversneller Arnhem

2020
- Winner Ragusa Photo Festival ‘About Desire’, Urbanautica
- Grant, KunstLoc Proeftuin Internationalisering Brabant

2019
- Nominated for European Identity Dialogues, Copenhagen Photo Festival
- Selected for Arts Connective: Volume One
- Longlist Harry Pennings Award, Galerie Pennings

2018
- Selected for New Dutch Photography Talent by GUP Magazine

Press 

2022
- Talent in Focus: Frijke Coumans, Photo31

2021
- Ragusa Foto Festival 20.21: The Desire, The Eye of Photography
- A Ragusa Ibla torna il Foto Festival, Rolling Stone

2020
- This is a good kissing spot by Frijke Coumans, Grace Marie Dewitt
- Read Before Bed, Pigiama Zine
- Art In The Outbreak, Oases Art
- The Politics of Home, Vacant Museum

2019
- Interview: Frijke Coumans, ITSLIQUID
- Elaboration 2: Frijke Coumans, FIVE NINE
- Bougie Art Gallery Magazine: Body as a language, Bougie Gallery
- Frijke Coumans: Gardeners of Desire, Blurring the Lines

2018
- This is Frijke, This Art Fair 2018
- Op weg naar het eindexamen: Frijke Coumans, Kiekie tabloid
- The Launch 2018 Graduation Show Breda, Mimi Berlin
- Art Spotlight: Frijke Coumans, The 405

2017
- We Care, kunstexpositie in samenwerking met De Kunstpraktijk, Cult & Tumult
- Duo-expositie Museum ‘t Oude Slot & De Kunstpraktijk, Fotobond Brabant Oost
- Zolang we blijven fantaseren kunnen we alles zijn wat we willen!, New Dawn Paper

   

HEIKE WEBER

3 Arches | Ceramic 22.3 | Light Blue, 2022
fired, glazed clay
13 x 16 x 11 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


It is the 10th day of our group exhibition ART MATTERS 6 and we are pleased to present Cologne-based artist Heike Weber (*1971, lives and works in Cologne), whose minimalist sculptures - here a glazed ceramic consisting of 3 concrete arches - represent a play with space, form and colour. Read more about Heike Weber and her work below, including her artist statement.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Heike Weber ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

The arch as a geometric shape forms a space; by connecting individual arches, new objects with interesting interiors are created. That fascinates and excites me. The sculpture grows into a new whole as it is worked on.

The objects develop their own language of form through the way the connections are made, showing a complexity and three-dimensionality. Thus the sculptures fit into the space with an unobtrusive lightness, forming a space of their own that the viewer seeks to explore and understand. The material underlines the character of the sculpture or stands in context to it.

The ceramic shown here consists of 3 concrete arches, connected to each other, the arches are in a clear relationship to each other and form a space. The glossy glaze underlines the minimalist form, the colour gives the sculpture a playful character. The sculpture fits easily, playfully and beautifully into the room. It is a play with space, form and colour.

 

CV

Heike Weber

1971 born in Cologne
lives and works in Cologne

www.heike-weber-koeln.de
@heikeweber.cologne


2022
Studio foundation | Signalwerk Frechen Art Centre | Advanced training in glazing techniques

2020-21
Advanced Class | Sculpture Hall Bonn | Welding Course | Advanced Training Porcelain Casting

2019-20
Postgraduate studies | Bildhauerhalle Bonn

2014-19
Basic studies in sculpture | Bildhauerhalle Bonn bei Paul Advena

2012-14
Various further artistic training courses | trimester sculpture with Sebastian Probst, Cologne

since 2007
Mixed techniques on canvas

2005-07
Study of painting | Freie Kunstschule Köln

Selected Exhibitions

2023
- Signalwerk Frechen | FrühjahrsKunstSalon | „Na und!?“
- Kunstverein Bad Godesberg | Glaskarree | Group Show

2022
- Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne | ART MATTERS 6 (online)
- Frauenmuseum Bonn | 27. ArtFair
- The Stage Gallery Köln | Stage Vol. 3
- The Stage Gallery Köln | All the Glitters
- Signalwerk Frechen | FrühjahrsKunstSalon | rosarot und himmelblau
- Kunstverein zu Frechen | Denn was innen ist, das ist außen
- The Stage Gallery Köln | Back in Black

2021
- Kunstzentrum Signalwerk, Frechen | offene Ateliers
- Bildhauerhalle Bonn | Projektraum Skulptur
- ArtFair Luxembourg | VanGoghArtGallery, Madrid

2020
- Bildhauerhalle Bonn | Verdichtung und Auflösung

2019
- Bildhauerhalle Bonn | Werkschau

seit 2014
permanent exhibitions of my paintings in practices, public and private spaces

   

KATYA GRANOVA

By the Fountain, 2021
oil on canvas
115 x 150 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 9 of our group exhibition ART MATTERS 6 and we are pleased to present the emerging painter Katya Granova (*1988 in the former USSR, lives and works in London). Based on vintage photographs, Granova's paintings are a way to enter into some sensual interaction with the reality from the past, captured in images, driven by her protest against the subjectivity of history. Read more about Katya Granova and her work, including her artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Katya Granova ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

The wish to penetrate the past, to rebel against the irreversibility of time - this is what fuels my practice. I use vintage photographs as a means of launching my painting. They allow me to have a window into the past, but this window is cut by the person behind the lens, so it is biased and selective. Photographs tease us with a glanced moment but they do not allow the moment to be entered into. So as a time machine, the photograph is rather flawed.

Why do I have this desire to enter the past in the first place? Being born in the USSR just prior to its collapse, I spent my childhood in the ruins of its cultural paradigm. The oral narratives passed down to me by family recounting the Soviet era were rather contradictory, my school history textbooks were being altered and re-written in front of my eyes, so my generation learned early that history cannot be trusted. They say to know the future one must know the past - but what happens if you have no past, what happens when you’re born at the point of a fissure, a crack, a departure?

In my practice I alter, abstract, and fictionalize transferred photographic images, either of my family or found in flea markets, leaving an imprint of my own bodily movement in them through my gestured marks - and this movement driven by the desire to reclaim the past. By translating the sign of “oldness” into a painted image I can control the visual dynamics of the photographic image, start to impose my own subjective position, organize a formal space and think through painting. The large formats of my canvases allow me to feel them not as a window, but rather as a portal to the past, through which I can insert my presence. I seek to disrupt the linear spatial perspective of the photograph, so I deliberately destroy the relationship between the foreground and background, mixing them into a single pictorial mass of slimy paint.

Therefore, my painting is a way to enter into some sensual interaction with the reality from the past, captured in images, driven by my protest against the subjectivity of history.

 

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Katya Granova

1988 born in Leningrad, USSR
lives and works in London, UK

grart.net/g/
@katyagranova


Education
10/2018 – 06/2021 Royal College of Arts, MA Painting
10/2015 – 06/2017 ICA Moscow, "New Methods in Contemporary art"
06/2014 – 05/2015 Paris College Of Art, Certificate program in fine art
09/2012 – 10/2013 Kingston University London, MA Art and Space
10/2005 – 07/2011 St Petersburg State University, Department of Psychology, Specialist degree in Social Psychology

Awards

2021
- ArtWorks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust (Solo residency award), UK

2020
- Signature Art Prize (Painting Prize winner), UK
- John Moores Prize (shortlisted), UK
- Castlegate prize (shortlist and exhibition), UK
- Bridgeman Studio Award (shortlisted), UK

2019
- Bankley art prize, Manchester (shortlist and exhibition), UK
- Art Rooms Award (Group Show award), UK

Selected Personal Exhibitions and Duo Projects

- 08/2022 Fractures of the lens(with Simon Hodgkinson), Burgh house, London
- 03/2022 Picnic in July, 37, Open Studios, Winzavod CCA, Moscow, RU

- 02/2021 Act one. Scene 5 (with Anna Tagantzeva-Kobzeva), Sphera Fund, Moscow, RU

- 09/2020 Atelier by the Police bridge. Dukley project gallery, Budva, ME

- 11/2018 Voyariste’s attic, FFTN Gallery, St Petersburg, RU

- 10/2017 Oilcloth, Gallery Art-League, Pushkinskaya 10 Museum, St Petersburg, RU

- 05/2016 – 06/2016 Communal paradise lost, Gallery "Beo-Project", Belgrade, SE
- 05/2016 Advantages of spiders (with Pyotr Shvetsov) Gallery Luda, St Petersburg, RU
- 02/2016 Something is getting out, Gallery "Intimnoe mesto", St Petersburg, RU

Exhibitions Curated

- 05/2019 Nostalgia 2.0 The zombie stage, RED DOOR Project Space, London, RU

- 07/2016 – 08/2017 "Then it was unknown to us", Moscow International biennale for young art, parallel program

Selected Group Exhibitions

- 10/2022 ART MATTERS 6, online group exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE
- 05/2022 Little explosions, The Bomb Factory South, London, UK
- 04/2022 Overwhelming majority, Schtager Gallery, London, UK
- 04/2022 Demolution, K.L.8, Brussels, BE
- 03/2022 A room of her own, Irving Contemporary, Oxford, UK

- 12/2021 Marvels of reason, Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, RU
- 12/2021 Art Works Open Barbican Art Trust Prize, Barbican Art Trust, London
- 11/2021 London grads now.2021, Saatchi gallery, London
- 09/2021 Yield, No.20 Arts, London
- 06/2021 RCA 2021 Painting and Sculpture Satellite show, Cromwell place, UK
- 01/2021 New arrivals, Castlegate House Gallery, UK

- 12/2020 New Painting, Galerie Dutko, Paris, FR
- 11/2020 Night in Montenegro, Cetinje Art Museum, Cetinje, ME
- 05/2020 Stretching arms, A Woman’s Thing, online show, New-York, USA
- 02/2020 Equalism, White cube foundation, Moscow, RU
- 02/2020 Signature Art Prize Gala, Somerset house, London, UK

- 11/2019 Playground, Venue MOT, London, UK
- 11/2019 Art Rooms Award, Le Dame Gallery, London, UK
- 10/2019 Bankley prize, Bankley gallery, Manchester, UK
- 10/2019 Synergic, The Old Biscuit Factory, London, UK
- 10/2019 GIFC, House of Vans, London, UK
- 05/2019 Nostalgia 2.0 The zombie stage, RED DOOR Project Space, London, UK
- 03/2019 10 hours of sun in January, FFTN gallery group show, Austrian consulate in Moscow, RU
- 01/2019 WiP show, Royal College of Arts, Sackler building, London, UK
- 03/2019 Impostesse - The ghost of gender, Pig Snout Gallery, St Petersburg, RU

- 03/2018 Beach, Dukley art centre, ME

- 12/2017 Paradise papiers, Galerie le garage, Lorgues, FR

- 12/2016 It can exist, Rabochii i Kolchoznitsa exhibition centre, MVO Manezj, Moscow, RU
- 07/2016 Then it was unknown to us, Moscow International biennale for young art, Moscow, RU
- 06/2016 II, Omelchenko Gallery, Moscow, RU

- 05/2015 Les Closharts Celestes, Art Space Albatros, Paris, Montreuil, FR
- 04/2015 7+/-2 - an exploration of memory, Gallery Le Pavais d’Orsay, Paris, FR

- 09/2013 "#23Michaeljordan" Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Exhibitions with APXIV Art Collective (Co-founder and Member since 31/12/2016)

- 11/2021 Re: Beuys, CCA Fabrica, Moscow, Edel-Extra, Nürnberg, GE (funded by Goethe Institute Moscow)
- 04/2021 Goathotspot, Assuming the distance: fakes, speculations and predictions in the age of coronacen, Garage Museum, Moscow, RU

- 10/2019 Curatorial forum (with solo-performance "Existential Services Agency"), St Petersburg, RU
- 06/2019 Communities and Spaces group exhibition. Winzavod (Winery), Moscow, RU
- 05/2019 Distributed Bar System Within Copenhagen Art Week. Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
- 04/2019 In Your Trace. Within Budapest Art Week. Mikve Gallery, Budapest, HU

- 02/2018 Cosmoscow Talks, Cosmoscow Art Fair, Gostinyi Dvor, Moscow, RU
- 06/2018 APXIV24, Parallel program of The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, APXIV artist-run space, Moscow, RU
- 06/2018 Baikonur, APXIV in association with the Austrian Consulate. APXIV artist-run space, RU

Related Commercial Projects

- 04/2020 Collaboration with Burberry Social Project

Fairs

2021
- BLAZAR Moscow, independent artist

2020
- S.T.A.R.T. Art Fair, represented by Shtager Gallery London

2019
- SAM-fair, St Petersburg, RU

Residencies
01/06/2022 - 31/08/2022 International Summer Residency Aschersleben, Aschersleben, GE
01/12/2021 - 10/02/2022 Open Studios Winzavod CCA, Moscow, RU
16/01/2021 - 16/02/2021 Smirnov Sorokin Fund, Moscow, RU
27/10/2020 - 01/12/2020 Art Residency Normandy, FR
21/07/2020 - 21/08/2020 Dukley art centre residence (curated by Marat Guelman), Budva, ME
01/05/2016 - 11/06/2016 Beo-Project art residency, Belgrade, RS
01/12/2016 - 27/12/2016 Kunstarhuset Messen residency, Alvik, NO

Works are held in several private collections in the UK, France and Russia, in 2021 Royal College of Art acquired the painting “Surgeons” in their public collection.

   

SILVIA GIORDANI

Dolmen, 2022
acrylic and oil on canvas
105 x 160 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Half time: one week to go until the announcement of our last TOP 15 artist on Saturday 29 October and the final on Sunday 30 October when the two winners of our 6th ART MATTERS online competition will be chosen. Today is day 8 of our group exhibition and we are pleased to present to you the young Italian artist Silvia Giordani (*1992, lives and works in Venice). For Giordani, the landscape theme is predominant and she uses the pictured mass of minerals, rocks and geological sections to tell us about the absence, the disappearance of things. Read more about Silvia Giordani and her work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Silvia Giordani ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My artistic practice naturally came to the stratification process, passing through the attraction to minerals, rocks and geological sections. I’m interested in the way minerals catch on them surface the stratification of time and the history of human activity. In my works, I investigate the stratification process trough painting. My canvases present places where daily references mix with distant suggestions, the result is an “other” space, whose coordinates escape us. The places created through painting draw on various references: digital settings, geological sections, landscape illustrations from the past, satellite images of other planets. The boundary between past, present and future disappears and the elements that populate the paintings appear as mysterious objects, almost as if they were finds of distant dimensions. The result is a scenario with dystopian features and suspended atmospheres, which in turn lends itself to being investigated.

“Silvia Giordani uses the mass to tell us about the absence, the disappearance of things. As soon as I enter her study my eye falls on the book on the floor. At the foot of this enormous boulder I find Byung- chul Han’s Non-Things, and this contrast in itself immediately strikes me as very curious. Not because of what it contains, which is perfectly in line with the artist’s poetics, but because the presence of one cancels out the presence of the other. For Giordani, as for the other scholarship holders, the landscape theme is predominant, but her paintings do not present a bucolic environment, but rather a glossy one. A place-non- place without space or time, closer to the coldness of print than to the materiality of painting. Everything within them confuses us, starting with the medium used. In fact, Silvia applies a personal style of painting that focuses on cropping. These huge boulders, set in the present but coming from the past or the future, look like digital collages and take us back to the dimension of the synthetic and the manipulated.”
Eva Comuzzi, curator, from the catalogue of the exhibition Poison Green, Bevilacqua La Masa, Saint Mark’s Square Gallery, Venice, IT.

 

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Silvia Giordani

1992 born in Vicenza, IT
lives and works in Venice, IT

@silvia__giordani


Silvia Giordani is an italian painter, based in Venice. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where she achieved the BD in Painting in 2015 and the MD in Visual and Contemporary Art in 2018. She has been coworking as assistant of Anatomy Drawing and Painting at the same Academy. In 2021 she won the artist residence programme held by Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, with the same Foundation she took part in “Poison Green”, group show, Saint Mark’s square Gallery, Venice. She participated in several group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including, in 2022 “Klementina Golija & Silvia Giordani”, two-person show, Galerie Vorspann|Galerija Vprega, Bad Eisenkappel, Austria; 2019, “Abstract Mind”, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea and in 2018 “Italian Academies exhibition”, VII Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, Russia. In 2022 she inaugurated her first personal exhibition entitled “Where is far away?” at Palazzo Cordellina in Vicenza. In 2021 she took part in the “In-Edita 2” residency programme held at Forte Marghera, Venice; in the same year was a finalist in the Premio Nocivelli, Brescia.


Exhibitions and Activities

2022
- “ART MATTERS 6”, online group exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany
- Winner of Bevilacqua La Masa artist residence programme 2021-2022, Venice
- Klementina Golija & Silvia Giordani , two-person show, Galerie Vorspann|Galerija Vprega, Bad Eisenkappel, Austria
- Bologna Artfair 2022, stand Bevilacqua La Masa, Bologna
- “Poison Green”, group exhibition curated by Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, St. Marks Square, Venice
- “Dov’è lontano”, solo exhibition curated by Matteo Sormani and Amanda Hawkins Beltrame, Palazzo Cordellina, Vicenza
- “Inedita 2”, group exhibition curated by the galleries: Alberta Pane, Ikona Photo Gallery, Marina Bastianello Gallery, Sala del Camino, Venice

2021
- “Perché siamo come tronchi nella neve”, group exhibition curated by Luca Zuccala e Andrea Tinterri, Società Umanitaria, Praevenus, Milan
- “Flat Rate Contemporary’s eighth”, online exhibition, US
- “Unlikely”, curated by School for Curatorial Studies, Palazzo Malipiero, Venice
- “Opus Focus”, a cura di Francesco Fabris e della School for Curatorial Studies, Calle Legrenzi, Venezia Mestre
- “Inedita 2”, artist residence curated by the galleries: Alberta Pane, Ikona Photo Gallery, Marina Bastianello Gallery, Fondazione Forte Marghera Forte Marghera, Venezia
- “ReA Art Fair”, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
- “Premio NOCIVELLI 2021”, exhibition of the finalists, Verolanuova (BS)

2020
-“Whatever it takes”, group exhibition curated by School for Curatorial Studies Venice, A plus A gallery, Venice (IT)

2019
- Group exhibition for LYNX Prize, Salone regionale, curated by Associazione Il Sestante - Villa Prinz - Trieste (IT)
- Workshop “Laboratorio aperto”, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Forte Marghera, Venice (IT)
- Mentioned at COMBAT PRIZE 2019
- “Abstract Mind 2019”, group show, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

2018
- Italian Academies group exhibition, VII Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- “FATUM”, Art Night 2018, curated by Mirella Brugnerotto and Cristina Treppo, Academy of Fine Arts, Venice (IT)
- Finalist at Nocivelli Prize 2018, curated by Associazione Culturale Techne, Verolanuova (IT)
- Finalist at International Engraving prize “Gli Argonauti”, Sala delle Arti, Collegno, Torino (IT)

2017
- “Combo”, group exhibition, curated by Lisa Angaran, Spazio Norbert Salenbauch, San Marco, Venice (IT)
- “Forme in mutamento” Rotary Prize collective exhibition, Marciana National Library, Venice (IT)
- “Coi Vermi Nel Cuore”, group exhibition, Atelier 3+10, curated by Saverio Simi De Burgis, Mestre (IT)

2016
- “Perdersi”, solo exhibition, Spazio Nadir, Vicenza
- Carnello, cArte ad Arte 2016 Prize, XXX FIBRENUS, Museo Civico di Sora, Frosinone (IT)

2015
- “E in Guerra tutti I baci furono vietati”, group exhibition curated by Matteo Vanzan, Palazzina Storica, Peschiera del Garda, Verona (IT)
- “New Generation Festival”, group exhibition, curated by MVeventi Culturali, Palazzo Pisani, Lonigo, Vicenza (IT)
- “Gea – It’s a (wo)man’s world”, group exhibition curated by Fondazione Bracco, Mostrami Factory, Milan (IT)
- Finalist at “FRASE Got Talent Prize 2015”, online group exhibition

   

BRENNAN WOJTYLA

Plastic Altar, 2022
spray paint on stretched plastic sheet
122 x 183 x 4 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


It is day 7 of our group exhibition ART MATTERS 6 and we are happy to present to you the emerging American artist Brennan Wojtyla (*2001, lives and works in Florida), whose work's intention is to raise the viewer’s perception of their surroundings in a way that introduces small details of contemporary metropolitan living that can be isolated and questioned daily. This constant attentiveness allows people to observe their surroundings with an artistic eye and broaden their definition of “art”. Read more about Brennan Wojtyla and his work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Brennan Wojtyla ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Cathedral of Labor” is a transdisciplinary concentration that has been in development for the past three years and is based upon the ideas of decontextualizing industrial forms/processes and introducing them into the context of a fine art setting. This is done by utilizing the same processes in civil engineering and contracting, including masonry, concrete, steel fabrication, and using materials such as lashing straps, plastic sheeting, chalk lines, enamel, and ground marking paint, etc. This introduces an examination of utilitarian form outside the confines of a previous functional purpose, and these everyday objects/performances can be elevated to a point of worship and contemplation.

The intention of my work is to raise the viewer’s perception of their surroundings in a way that introduces small details of contemporary metropolitan living that can be isolated and questioned daily. This constant attentiveness allows people to observe their surroundings with an artistic eye and broaden their definition of “art”.

 

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Brennan Wojtyla

2001 born in Florida
lives and works in Florida

brennanwojtyla.com
@wojtyl.a


Education

BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design and Digital Media from the University of North Florida (anticipated December 2022)

Selected Exhibitions and Awards

2022-23
- MOCA “Cathedral of Labor"

2022
- Online Exhibition ‘ART MATTERS 6’ @ Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE
- MOCA Artist-in-Residence
- ICCCIA 9, Berlin, Germany
- JFAF Award
- Lazzara Family Scholarship Endowment - Art
- Reddi Arts Gallery Show
- Florida School of the Arts, accepted portfolio for show “Reclamation”

2021-22
- Seaside Side Sculpture Park, Accepted sculpture for Jacksonville Beach

2021
- BillBoard Creative, contest finalist

Publications

- MOCA Jacksonville, “Artist in Residence 2022”, 2022
- Jacksonville Fine Arts Forum, “September Newsletter”, 2022
- Florida School of the Arts, “Reclaimation Press Release”, 2022
- Unscene, Spring 2022, “Rebel”, 2022
- UNF Spinnaker, sculpture installation, 2021
- News4Jax, sculpture installation, 2021
- Radx fifth issue, “FOCUS”, 2021
- Folio 2.0, September Issue, 2020

   

GEMMA CARSON

How to See 5, 2022
acrylic and ink on canvas
60 x 50 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 6 of our group exhibition ART MATTERS 6 and we are pleased to present the young British artist Gemma Carson (*1994, lives and works in the Netherlands and Italy). Carson's work is an expression of curiosity between the three-dimensional and the spiritual. She creates paintings with a lot of feeling that radiate anecdotes from daily life and explore an in-between state of being. Whether inspired by memories, the mundane or emotional responses, her work aims to tenderly draw the viewer into a fabulous experience. Read more about Gemma Carson and her work including her artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Gemma Carson ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting is a spiritual act for Carson. Her artistic practice is the result of an intuition familiar with what lies beyond the everyday. Just like a dance set in motion by opposite forces, visibility and invisibility, figuration and abstraction, coalesce in her works. These makings revolve around faces and gazes. When pulls and pushes are balanced in their constant dynamism an image can appear, outlined and open-ended at once. Carson listens to the different planes that give depth to our reality, aware of how past, present and future can coexist, blended with memories and emotions. Her practice comes from recurrent visits to a place where flashbacks can happen and imagination and otherness overlap.

In-betweenness is the dimension that Carson explores and re-actualises within every gesture. It is a threshold, an interval, a space filled with contacts and distances; it is a place where gaps touch. Her attention is captured by the energy that makes nothing a felt presence, and silence a song. Invisible forces guide her path between doubt and confusion, each step caressed by underwater currents. There is more to everything around us: this is Carson's belief. This exists in the form of ghostly presences, or dreams, or intuitions.

 

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Gemma Carson

1994 born in the USA
lives and works in the Netherlands and Italy

www.gemmaayncarson.com
@gemmacarson_


Education

2022
MFA Painting with Cum Laude, The Frank Mohr Institute, NL

2017
BA Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, UK

Selected Exhibitions

2023
- Galerie Nord, Groningen, NL

2022
- Online Exhibition ‘ART MATTERS 6’ @ Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE
- Lucht 2.0, Kunstpunt, NL
- Exhibition @ Picture Groningen ‘A selection of works by graduate students 2022’, NL
- Frank Mohr Institute & Minerva Art Academy Graduation show, FUTURE, NL
- Exhibition @ EMG Factory, “Last Year We Didn’t Even Have A Name”, NL
- Exhibition @ RE:SEARCH GALLERY, “RE:Present 2/22 RSG Crimson”, NL

2021
- The Window Show @ The Frank Mohr Institute, NL
- Film screening @The Creative Playground, NL
- Online Exhibition ‘Together Through Painting’ @ London Paint Club, UK
- The Window Show @ The Frank Mohr Institute, NL
- Exhibition @ The Tub Hackney & Live Auction @ The Auction Collective London, UK

2020
- ARTBOX presents Barcelona, ES

2018
- Degree show @ Norwich University of the arts

2017
- (Workshop) with Evan Ifekoya @ Wysing Art Centre

2016
- (Exhibition) ‘2,2,2,2’ @ Nunns Yard, Norwich
- (Pop up exhibition)’ Young Associates: In Addition’ @ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
- (Performance) ‘Score’ Collaboration with Molly Aldous @ Yallops, Norwich
- (Exhibition @ Norwich Univeristy of the Arts & residency @ Wysing Art Centre) ‘Carry On’, ‘I am I am I am’ with Lisa Selby & Wysing Art Centre

Publications

2022
- SAND JOURNAL Berlin #24

2020
- Volume 1 of Flea Circus Magazine

Awards and Grants

2022
- Lucht 2.0 KunstPunt Groningen

Memberships and Residencies

- MEMBER of Outpost Norwich, UK
- RESIDENCY @ Micheal and Shona Cartwright Atelier, Bagni Di Lucca, ITALY, August 2021

   

CHRISTINE LEE

We squeeze lemon juice on oysters, 2021
clay, spray paint, wood, fabric
100 x 100 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 5 of our group exhibition ART MATTERS 6 and we are pleased to present Asian-American artist Christine Lee (*1990, lives and works in South Korea, the UK and USA). Her sculptures and installations explore the dynamic between East and West - an interactive and integrated relationship that produces race, culture and language. As a source of inspiration, the artist uses objects that symbolise cultural fusion and acculturation. Read more about Christine Lee and her work, including her artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Christine Lee ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My sculptures and installations explore the dynamic between East and West - an interactive and integrated relationship that produces race, culture, and language.
As an Asian American, I’m specifically interested in the imitation and depiction of aspects of Eastern and Western cultures by one another. And how it generates transformative process on each other to form today’s world. Through the personal narrative with literature and cultural studies, I put forward the idea of profound interdependency as well as hybridisation not only to represent the relationship but to indicate the engagement of the ideas in everyday circumstances - I explore how globalisation, as well as internationalisation and immigration confuses traditions and origins in order to examine the idea of identity in modern times.

I often use objects that symbolise cultural fusion and acculturation as source of inspirations. The objects in my work represent connections, overlaps and entanglements of different cultures. And it explains the process of influence and emergent of becoming what it is today. The objects are place together in such locations as dinner table, stairways, and fireplace creating familiar scenes that one can encounter daily basis. The symbolic objects from the scenes reflect coexistence of different cultures and ideas in one’s ordinary life - each of the objects blends with one another and make new roles and definitions within them.

For example, the lemons in my work has its long history of migrating from East to West. As one of the most globalised fruit, lemon was spread to Ancient Europe through the Middle East from Asia. It was highly valued and soon became a symbolic item in Western religion. As the lemons mingle with other objects at different scenes, their representation and role change. By comparing the symbolic objects to identity, my work refers how we are constantly influenced, changing and dissolving as individuals in the present time by the flows and the exchanges of culture, race, and language. It questions what makes one as a whole, inviting contemplation on defining identity in the contemporary era.

 

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Christine Lee

1990 born in South Korea
lives and works in South Korea, the UK and USA

www.rshlee.cargo.site
@rsh_leeo


Education

2018-20
Royal College of Art, London, UK - Sculpture MA

2009-13
School of Visual Arts, New York, USA - Graphic Design BFA (Honors)

Selected Exhibitions

2023
- A Non Binary Garden - Gallery Dos, Seoul, South Korea

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Gwanghwamun International Art Festival - Sejong Center, Seoul, South Korea
- Unveil - 9 Club Row, London, UK
- Splinters in the ongoing normal (Virtual) - Project Gallery V, New York, USA
- 2022 Emerging Artists (Virtual) - Dodomu Gallery, New York, USA
- 1st Exhibition (Virtual) - Artsin Square

2021
- Yellow Wind - H Contemporary Gallery, Seungnam, South Korea
- Chimera - Cylinder, Seoul, South Korea
- Abstract Mind - CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

2020
- Visions - Gander Gallery, (Online Show) UK

2019
- Plastic Tongue - 5156 Ltd, London, UK
- Dear Damon - The Courtyard Gallery, London, UK

2018
- A World in Vertigo Brunel Museum, London, UK

2012
- ISE Cultural Foundation Award - ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York, USA

Publishing

2023
- FOA (Friend of the Artist) Volume 16

2022
- Create! Magazine Issue 29

2020
- Al-Tiba 9 Magazine Issue 06

2012
- GDUSA (Graphic Design USA)

Award

2013
- ISE Cultural Foundation, Jan Staller Award

2013
- Hiiibrand International Packaging Design Award, Finalist

2012
- GDUSA (Graphic Design USA), Winner of the Publication/Editorial Award

   

TOMICA RADULOVIC

untitled, 2022
oil on linen
190 x 145 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.

Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Online group show ART MATTERS 6 day 4: We are happy to present the emerging painter Tomica Radulovic (*1995 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia). His paintings represent moments that once happened and passed, are evocations of a certain movement or action, always with memory as a key place. Read more about Tomica Radulovic and his work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Tomica Radulovic ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Paintings represent moments that once happened and passed, but remained recorded in consciousness and activated later by finding a new object. These are evocations of a certain movement or action. In such a procedure, memory has a key place, because with memory the perception is purified from everything unnecessary and irrelevant. It can be said that the perceptions from the real environment were placed in the experiential fundus, then processed, in order to appear from the memory deposits in the image as a new visual fact that then becomes the object of a new perception. By not allowing a clear reading of the work, the images lie in layers of abstraction that retain suspense rather than resolve it, prioritizing mood over narrative, and focusing on a powerful ambience, comparable to that of the slow-motion horror genre. Defying a clear interpretation and rather exploring painting as a place where knowledge and consciousness are caught in an eternal state of movement - things are remembered, forgotten, they change appearance, and their location in time is never fixed and constantly changing. Through non-linear narratives, the boundaries between past and present, fiction and reality are merged and diluted; figures are removed from time and refuse to be solved. A visit to the multiple dimensions of memory presented in this way, using photographs and objects found on the Internet or in the personal environment as templates for images, suggests the fact that the past cannot be reduced to a coherent whole. It always remains a disconnected and formless thing, a foreign and incoherent object that murmurs the same memory. To some extent, the fragile architectures I compose are an attempt to restore the memory of a perception that has lost its object. Creating a new narrative horizon that begins with what appears to be the remnants of an internal disaster. Because what is suggested, with the irreducibility of the past, is the possibility of another story, another body, another time and place. Dressed in costumes in ritualized moves with headless bodies, faceless heads, gestures, and stories are kept and discarded – slowly disappearing into the darkness. It's not what's under the shirt, suit, uniform, or shiny skin that matters, but the skin itself and what narratives or possibilities can be projected onto it. This is also how paintings act as skins. Paradoxically, it does not matter where the images come from, what they are based on, what their content is, or their actual context. It is like stripping the painting of its original meaning in order to construct a new one with it. It is the process of emptying the painting in this sense. But the discharge always leaves a trace of the original layer inside. They keep their secrets skillfully restrained, a "veil that covers things".

 

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Tomica Radulovic

1995 born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia

@tomica.radulovic


Education

Tomica Radulovic completed his bachelor and master studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade.
He is currently in his second year of doctoral studies.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022
- Dressed in fog, FLU Gallery, Belgrade
- From behind in USILJS KORNJAČA, Belgrade

2020
- National Museum In Smederevska Palanka, Gallery of Modern Art, Smederevska Palanka

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)

2021
- SET(S), FLU Gallery, Belgrade
- 24-25 annual art circle exhibition,Vojvodina Museum, Novi Sad
- A look into the unexpected, Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade
- Exhibition of New Members of ULUS, Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade

2019
- Exhibition of FLU students at USILJS KORNJAČA, Belgrade
- Exhibition of works by award-winning FLU students, FLU Gallery, Belgrade
- Master's degree student exhibition "MASTERPIECES" exhibition space U10,Belgrade
- 48. Exhibition of small format drawings and sculptures of FLU students,Dom omladine, Belgrade

2018
- Exhibition of works by award-winning FLU students, FLU Gallery, Belgrade
- 47. Exhibition of small format drawings and sculptures of FLU students, Dom omladine, Belgrade

2017
- 46. Exhibition of small format drawings and sculptures of FLU students, Dom omladine, Belgrade

Awards

2019
- Grand Prize of the Faculty of Fine Arts, „Rista and Beta Vukanović, painters“

2018
- Prize for the portrait „Đorđe Bošan, painter and professor at ALU

   

MOLLY THOMSON

Painting with wedged interior, 2022
acrylic, filler, wooden panel
36 x 27 x 6 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.

Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


It is the 3rd day of our group exhibition ART MATTERS 6 and we are pleased to present the Scottish artist Molly Thomson (*1953 in Perth, lives and works near Norwich). In her painterly yet sculptural works, she is interested not only in the layered façade, but also in the fact that painting casts and contains shadows. Read more about Molly Thomson and her work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Molly Thomson ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My conversation is with the object of the painting and with its hybrid identities. Beginning most often with the simple fact of the rectangular painting panel I place myself in the position of both agent and observer, using acts of cutting, reassembling and pouring to re-form - and respond to - each piece. I am interested not only in the layered facade that is presented, but also in the fact that the painting casts and contains shadows. There is always a delicate balance between control and the unpredictable behaviour of materials, and the process advances by slow increments, mis-steps and revisions. Occasionally work descends from the wall and demands space or even mobility. There is play and sometimes there is humour.

Current work continues to evolve through the setting of a series of problems and displacements in each structure. Interior spaces are often implicated, even if only glimpsed through the smallest of openings, and I am interested in the quiet question that such breaks in the facade might pose. Sometimes the paintings are layered, suggesting compressed strata of parallel surfaces. Some paintings may quietly allude to what cannot or shouldn’t be seen, while others flex their joints or extend their surfaces with a touch more expansiveness. Often it can seem to me that order is provisional - something to be tampered with.

 

CV

Molly Thomson

1953 born in Perth, Scotland
lives and works near Norwich

mollythomson.com
@mollythomson555


Education

- MA (Painting) – Royal College of Art, London
- Diploma in Post-Graduate studies (Sculpture) – Edinburgh College of Art
- MA Fine Art (Sculpture) – Edinburgh University and College of Art

Selected Exhibitions (since 2000)

Forthcoming

2023
- At Cross Purposes, Oriel Mon, Anglesey, North Wales
- At Cross Purposes, Queen Street Studios, Belfast, North Ireland

Currrent and past

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G, online)
- Group show, &Gallery, Edinburgh
- Paint Edgy, Contemporary British Painting, Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-upon-Humber, England
-
An Expanding Field, Gloam, Sheffield, England
- Vitalistic Fantasies, Contemporary British Painting, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales
- Line,Colour and Form, (3-person exhibition), &Gallery, Edinburgh
- Paradoxes, Contemporary British Painting, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight

2021
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Border Crossing, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough
- Que des femmes. 6th Biennial of Non-Objective Art, Pont de Claix, France
- Perceiving Anomalies, Yellow Archangel, General Practice, Lincoln
- Rock, Paper, Scissors, Houghton Hall, Norfolk
- Orbit, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2020
- Vitalistic Fantasies, Contemporary British Painting, The Cello Factory, London
- A Fine Balance, Houghton Hall, 19), 2019), Norfolk
- Image_Object, Poimena Gallery, Mona Foma festival, Launceston

2019
- neo:art prize, Bolton Art Gallery, Bolton
- Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
- Creekside Open 2019, APT Gallery, London
- The End of Lines, X Marks the Spot, Great Yarmouth
- Contemporary British Painting, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
- Made in Britain, Contemporary British Painting, National Museum of Poland, Gdansk
- 4-person exhibition, Gray Contemporary, Houston, Texas

2018
- Artworks Open 2018, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
- Beep Painting Biennial, Swansea Art School, Swansea

2017
- Contemporary British Painting Prize, Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Richmond Museum London

2016
- Plenty of time to lose your balance, Nunn’s Yard Gallery, Norwich
- PING, The Minories, Colchester

2014
- Of Other Spaces, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University
- Recent Works, Thirteen A Gallery, Norwich (solo)

2012
- Regrouping, Bend in the River Gallery, Workstation, Sheffield
- x-Church, Gainsborough

2011
- Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

2010
- We Are What We Do, Stew Gallery, Norwich

2009
- Locus, Visions Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

2008
- Digital Eyes 2008-2009,Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

2007
- Siggraph 2007, Global Eyes, San Diego, USA

2006
- Unsern Nachbarn, Haus Metternich, Koblenz, Germany
- Proof, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

2005
- V9-U9 Project, Print Portfolio, (India/UK)

2002
- On the Edge, Salthouse, Norfolk

2000
- Connections, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich
- Drawing Connections, Beach Museum, Kansas, USA

Residencies

2011
- Orford Ness, Suffolk

2009
- Asabi School of Art, Tokyo

Writing

2017
- ‘Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures’, review in Journal of Contemporary Painting (issue 4.1)
- Joint guest-editor of Journal of Contemporary Painting (issue 3.1&2: Painting as Commitment)

Article

2021
- Interview with Contemporary British Painting. October newsletter

Teaching

1991-2010
- Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts

   

ROSINA ROSINSKI

Home safely (Venus mourning the death of Adonis), 2022
acrylic and airbrush on canvas
150 x 195 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.

Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 2 of our ART MATTERS 6 group exhibition and we are happy to present the German painter Rosina Rosinski (*1989, lives and works in Dortmund), whose paintings are large scale self-portraits which are based on Christian and mythological iconography. Read more about Rosina Rosinski and her work, including an artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Rosina Rosinski ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a female artist who was born in 1989 in Dortmund, Germany. I studied art theory and quit my master’s degree in 2019. I just had a moment when theory did not make sense to me anymore. Everyone had something to say about art and none of us had ever had a brush or a can of paint in their hand. That is when I started painting autodidactically in 2019 while working in an auction house. Since this summer I am a full-time painter. 

My paintings are basically large scale self-portraits which are based on Christian and mythological iconography. I translate that iconography into the present and my own personal narrative by depicting personal experience. My portraits focus mostly on the female body and the history of its depiction, pointing out the male gaze and long-established visual perceptions. The female bodies in my paintings become more and more muscular and I depict them larger than life. That way, they can occupy a whole room, they are present, more than I am most of the time and they reveal the discrepancy between physical and psychological strength and reverse stereotypes. Biblical and mythological characters are switched gender-wise. In painting nudes, often embedded in still-lives, I point out the relationship between human flesh and meat and how both are often equated in our society. In relating meat and flesh, topics of life, death and vanity are tackled. My paintings, which in exhibitions give the recipient the feeling of entering a candy store at first glance, are really quite uncomfortable at second glance. I use bright colors and I have a very meticulous way of painting neat, print-like surfaces to conflict with dark subject matters.

 

CV

Rosina Rosinski

1989 born in Dortmund
lives and works in Dortmund

@rosina.rosinski


CV

since 2017
Folkwang Universität der Künste/Universität Duisburg-Essen
Master Art and Design Science

2013-2017
Universität Duisburg-Essen
2-subject BA Art Studies/Anglophone Studies

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Summer Edition ‘22, Circle of None, London (G, online)
-
The Rise of Inside, Eve Leibe Gallery, London (G, online)
- ROSINA, Galerie Norbert Arns, Cologne (S)

2021
- From Her to Eternity, Galerie Norbert Arns, Cologne (G)

Publication

Artsin Square, Print and Digital Magazine Edition 3, ‘Summer ‘22‘
artsinsquare.com/issue3

   

ZIXU WANG

untitled, 2022
airbrush, acrylic, Dibond plates, UV print
125 x 105 x 4,5 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.

Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Kickoff: We open our 6th ART MATTERS group exhibition with the presentation of the Chinese artist Zixu Wang (*1993, lives and works in Hamburg), whose work is characterised by a combination of painting and (digital) 3D modelling. Read more about Zixu Wang and his work, including an artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our latest Open Artist Call from 24/09 to 08/10. Until 29 October, we present the 15 artists and their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 30 October, we will again announce two winners of our online competition: One of them will receive an online solo exhibition at galerie-biesenbach.de (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Zixu Wang ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Zixu Wang (*1993) is a Chinese artist who lives and works in Hamburg. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2016 and then studied under Prof. Anselm Reyle at the HFBK - Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (Bachelor of Arts). Since 2019, Wang has also been involved in the creation of stage designs.

Zixu Wang's works are characterised by the combination of painting with digital and three-dimensional modelling.

In his latest series of works, Wang deploys a new working method. In his previous practices, Wang first collected a lot of materials, and then followed the subconscious actions or ways of creation during the working process. His new method also means a new way of thinking. In the new series, Wang works based on digital modeling, and then returns to reality from digitalization.

This series is currently unfolding in circles. Dots, lines and surfaces have always been important elements in Wang’s work, which is inspired by the dots in his graduation work in 2016. After trying many different combinations of shapes, Wang found that the circle is both the simplest and the most inclusive form. It can represent time, space, and circulation; it is both flat and three-dimensional in spatial meaning; it is a shape without angles and edges. In this new series, Wang always chooses the simplest elements and shapes, with combinations of different colors, sizes and angles. 

On the other hand, for Wang, people are visual creatures living in a three-dimensional space. Vision is deceptive. It is usual to have visual illusion through seeing. Returning a three-dimensional object to a flat surface and creating visual illusion has become one of Wang’s strong intentions in his practices. There is an entanglement between reality and unreality. 

From the aspect of spatiality, an object is three-dimensional because there is light and shadow. People are so used to the existence of light, so it is often being ignored. A flat object will “look like” a three-dimensional object with light and dark junction lines, forming a visual deception. In his works, Wang chooses to use different light sources to combine the images into one work. By enhancing the visual illusion of objects with different light sources appearing in one surface intentionally, the concepts of time and space that different lights belong to become different under Wang’s creation.

 

CV

Zixu Wang

1993 born in Panjin, Liaoning, China
lives and works in Hamburg

www.zixuwang.info
@zixu__wang


Education

2012-2016
BA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2019-2022
BA, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK Hamburg)

Selected Exhibitions and Awards

2022
- ART MATTERS 6, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- International Art Fair Munich
- sommer.frische.kunst 2022, Bad Gastein, Austria
- Stage design for theatre "Das Neujahrsopfer und der kommende Tag", Kampnagel, Hamburg
- Art School Alliance (ASA), Hamburg
- Nomination Achievement Grants Hamburg

2021
- Nomination German Scholarship Hamburg
- Annual Exhibition HFBK Hamburg

2020
- Caligula, SPRECHWERK, Hamburg
- Rundgang, HFBK Hamburg

2019
- Shanghai Art Fair SHAF, Shanghai

2016
- "Fresh History" Beijing Tiandi Art Centre
- Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai

2015
- Graffiti Acts, Capital Airport Beijing

Employment

2022
- Anselm Reyle Studio (Open Studio) Assistant

 

 

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ARCHIVE


ART MATTERS 5

Online Group Exhibition


9
– 24 April 2022 - extended until 8 May
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET
exclusively on: galerie-biesenbach.de, Instagram and Facebook
FINALE: Sunday 24 April – announcement of the 2 winners of our online competition at 5pm (online solo show) and 6pm (gallery group show).

About ART MATTERS 5 ... more >


Following our 5th Open Artist Call, we launch our new ART MATTERS 5 online group exhibition on Saturday 9 April at 6pm CET. From all the applications received, we have selected 15 finalists, who will be presented with their submitted artworks on our website, Instagram and Facebook, one after the other until 23 April. Every day at 6pm, a new name and artwork will be unveiled so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions" in our daily Instagram stories, in which we acknowledge the works of a selected number of artists who just missed the final cut (45, to be exact, posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 2 per day and between noon and 6pm).

On Sunday 24 November at 5 and 6pm, we will announce for the first time two winners of our online competition: One will receive a solo online exhibition, the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne.


We invite you to visit ART MATTERS 5 regularly here on our website, Instagram and Facebook.


About our ART MATTERS series:
Just like with our first four open artist call projects in April and November 2020 and again in April and November 2021, we were aware how versatile and eclectic this fourth online exhibition could be. But it was precisely the idea of an 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 look forward to get an exhibition that shows a field of tension but also a symbiotic dialogue between the individual artworks. An exhibition that matches the direction and philosophy of the gallery, but also brings something new to our programme.


You can check out our first four ART MATTERS shows further down or in our exhibition archive.


PS: Our next open call will take place in March/April 2022…


The 15 Finalists:

   

Sunday 24 April: Finals Day 3/3 - VITTORIO BIANCHI

Congratulations to Vittorio Bianchi: The Italian artist from Milan is the second of our two ART MATTERS 5 winners today and will soon be presented with a selection of his works in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne! More information on this coming soon.

Of course, it is difficult to choose a winner or - as in this case - two winners from a large number of beautiful artists who applied through an Open Call. It is not a question of better or worse. Rather, it is about a feeling. As previously described with Arran Rahimian, we feel a strong connection with Vittorio Bianchi's work and believe it fits well into our gallery programme! One of our favourites since the work was submitted due to its inherent textile and also sculptural aspects, we already have a very nice project in mind that we will realise with the artist as soon as possible. We look forward to the collaboration and are excited to see what develops!

Winner 2/2: Vittorio Bianchi

R #6, 2019
polyurethane, nylon, Capaver glass fabric
119 x 83,5 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

About Vittorio Bianchi ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Excerpt from a text by Domenico de Chirico, curator, Milan, 2019:

Vittorio Bianchi's work focuses primarily upon one element, which can be defined more than anything as a gesture, or that of laceration. The two-dimensional nature of the materials used by Bianchi is slavishly called into question by interventions that create absences and therefore open passages to other possible dimensions, underlining their fragility and at the same time the radical elegance and preciousness of what is torn. In fact, the fabrics used by the artist in his works highlight dedicated research ranging from Taiwanese silk to Italian lampas through monochromatic textures and elaborate prints.

His artistic research therefore also extends to the study of multiculturalism with a strong reference to the historicity of the treated materials whose processing underlines the echo of the time.

 

CV

Vittorio Bianchi

1982 born in Busto Arsizio (Varese), IT
lives and works in Milan, IT

www.vittoriobianchi.net
@vtrbnch


Biography

Vittorio Bianchi was born in Busto Arsizio (Varese) in 1982. After earning a bachelor of Pharmacy degree in Parma (Italy), he moved to Milan where he started to collaborate with the performance artist Francesca Lolli. In 2014 he was nominated as a finalist for the Fondazione Henraux Prize and he got a note for the Celeste Prize Award. In 2019 he was selected for VIR Viafarini residency and invited to participate in Panorama #03 exhibition at Galería Fran Reus in Palma de Mallorca. His work was featured in Hystery, Issue 14, launched at Art Basel Miami in Dec 2019. He is the 3rd classified of the latest edition of Prisma Art Prize, winning the ArtRights and Artuu awards and the participation in an exhibition in 2023 at Contemporary Cluster (Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome).

Selected Exhibitions

- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online), Apr - May 2022

- BIENVENUE Art Fair, Paris, group show in the booth of StudyForArtPlatform, Stockholm

- Panorama #03, group show, Galeria Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca, Dec 2019 - March 2020.

- VIR residency group show, Viafarini, Milan, Dec 2019. 

- VIR residency group show, Viafarini, Milan, Jul 2019

- Vetrina, solo show, BPM bank, Pietrasanta, Apr - May 2018. 

   

Sunday 24 April: Finals Day 2/3 - ARRAN RAHIMIAN

Congratulations to Arran Rahimian: The young artist, Edinburgh-based artist is the first of our two ART MATTERS 5 winners today and will soon be featured with a selection of his paintings in a solo online exhibition on our website and social media channels! More info on this soon.

We feel a strong connection with the artist's work and believe it will fit in well with our gallery programme and also be beautifully communicable as an online exhibition. We look forward to the collaboration and are excited to see where this will take us!

Winner 1/2: Arran Rahimian

46 Hours, 2022
oil on canvas
76 x 70 cm (framed)

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

About Arran Rahimian ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

I consider the outdoors to be an extension to my studio; it plays a significant role in my work. My practice is conducted spontaneously and intuitively through walking. I am continually intrigued by the natural elements that surround me as their movement and presence inspire me.

As an Artist, I am excited by the unpredictability and rawness of creating a painting. I do not plan my works, nor have a preconceived idea of how they will look.

 

CV

Arran Rahimian

1991 born
lives and works in Edinburgh, GB

www.arranrahimian.com
@arran.rahimian


Education

2011-14
- BA Honours in Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art

2010-11
- Foundation in Art and Design, Leith School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
- 'COLLECTIONS // PAGES', Anthropologie, Edinburgh
- 'LAST HAND', Bianca Bova Gallery, Chicago
- 'PAGE', Alessandro Stein, Los Angeles

2019
- 'R O L I G E', Nordic Living, Edinburgh

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
- 'ART MATTERS 5', Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (virtual show)

2021
- 'MEDITATIONS IN AN EMERGENCY', Curated by Alessandro Stein (virtual show)
- 'OPEN CALL WINNERS', Delphian gallery, Unit 1 Gallery, London
- 'PAGES', Galleri Kai, Copenhagen
- 'PUZZLE', Roman Sviridov, Milan

2020
- 'DEFINE A LINE', Curated by Alessandro Stein (virtual show)
- 'TO ALL OUR ABSENT DIALOUGES', Warbling Collective, London

2017
- 'OUTLOOK', &Gallery, Edinburgh

2015
- 'STILL', Patriothall Gallery, Edinbrugh
- 'Affordable Art Fair', Battersea, London

2014
- 'Its just a quick walk to the future from here', Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
- 'Bryant & Keeling Prize', One Church Street Gallery, London
- The Manchester Contemporary, Old Granada Studios, Manchester
- 'STILL' Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
- Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Edinburgh
- RSA Opens Exhibitions, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2013
- ECA @ RCA exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
- Rue Villars, Aix en Provence, France
- New Word Alive (NWA) Conference, Pestalyn, Wales

2012
- Clarendon House Space, Clarendon House, George Street, Edinburgh
- Best of British, Notting Hill Mayfest, St John's Church, London

Selected Artist Talks and Workshops

2019
- CAPTURING COLOUR, Anthropologie, Edinburgh

2018
- COLOUR AND MOVEMENT, Anthropologie, Edinburgh

2016
- My Practice, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

2013
- In Your Hands, Aix en Provence, France
- Inside the mind of an artist, Prestalyn, Wales

Artist Residencies

2014-15
- Artist in resident at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh

2013
- New Word Alive, Prestalyn, Wales

Publications

2021
- i-on, Edinburgh
- APART JOURNAL, Iceland

2019
- Home and Interiors, Scotland
- PLAZA INTERIORS, Sweden

   

TOP 15

Our Top 15 is complete – thank you for participating in our online group show to (in order of their daily posts): Stephen Wozniak, Bianca Barandun, Stephen Whatcott, Max Geisler, Mika Natri, Elliott Mickleburgh, Arran Rahimian, Tomoko Konae, Alejandro Javaloyas, James OKeefe, Paulus Maassen, Johannes Steininger, Vittorio Bianchi, Jonathan Ducrest and last but not least Johan Van Oeckel.

Check out our last 15 posts further down or on Instagram to find out everything about ART MATTERS 5 and the 15 artists/artworks we selected via our latest open call!


And make sure to come back later when we, Galerie Biesenbach as the jury of ART MATTERS 5, declare for the first time not one but two winners of our online competition. It is finals day today and we reveal:

- at 5pm the artist who will be reward an online solo show

- at 6pm the artist who will be invited to participate in a group show in our gallery in Cologne.


About:

Again for the 5th ART MATTERS round, it was not easy for us to choose only 15 artists for our online exhibition out of the many great submissions we received in response to our 5th Open Artist Call. But it definitely was a great pleasure to discover and get to know so many great artists! There is so much remarkable art out there, but we cannot show it all in our gallery. The ART MATTERS series allows us to present many artistic positions from all over the world to a wider online audience twice a year for a little more than 2 weeks.

Many thanks to all of you who follow this project, some of you for 5 issues by now, and many thanks also to – most of all – all the participating artists, especially to our Top 15 and the 45 Honourable Mentions (still some to be featured today).

PS: Our next ART MATTERS Open Call will take place around October/November 2022 – more details by then!


The works are available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

   

JOHAN VAN OECKEL

untitled indigo, 2021
acrylic on aluminium
103 x 102 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


15th and last day of our ART MATTERS 5 group exhibition - tomorrow we will reveal our 2 winners! But first we are happy to present today the Belgian artist Johan Van Oeckel (*1971, lives and works in Leuven, BE and Amsterdam, NL) with one of his painterly wall sculptures. More about Johan Van Oeckel and his work including artist statement can be read below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Johan Van Ockel ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

"With his purified work, Johan Van Oeckel manages to find a meditative frequency that brings an oasis of cerebral calm to our overstimulated existence. By meticulously combining and balancing planes, shapes, lines, colours and textures, he repeatedly achieves an aesthetically attractive and harmonious image. His practice is in the tradition of non-objective art, but with an interesting twist.

Whereas classical abstraction usually involves a reduction of reality, this artist does it the other way round: he takes a pure form and loads it with information. He starts from nothingness, from the totally indeterminate, and builds up from there. Rectangular areas of colour are given indentations that are folded over, creating an elegant dance between rigid and curved forms, a rhythmic puzzle that combines hard and soft, indulgent and determined.

An important protagonist in Johan Van Oeckel’s work is colour. Colour as a signifier, colour as a carrier of a certain spirit of the time, colour that breathes information. When Van Oeckel chooses green, it is not just any green, but green that silently tells a lot about a certain stylistic period. Colour, just like smell, is an ideal vehicle to bring us quickly to an unconscious memory.

By using not only colour but also form as the ultimate bearers of meaning, Johan Van Oeckel reaches for principles beyond the visible. His work navigates in a silent, universal space that is timeless and can be found anywhere and nowhere. It touches on fundamental structures and laws that also apply in language, mathematics, music and even in nature. Ratio and emotion, order and chaos, standstill and agitation always and everywhere present themselves as threads.
What Johan Van Oeckel creates in that infinite dimension are gifts. Eye candy, to put it irreverently, or perhaps rather visual enjoyment. With each work, the artist hands you a personal icon, something that is all yours and stays with you, because you are the one who gives it content. You may also carry it around with you, like a take-home dose of sacred geometry, which you can apply whenever you feel the need. This makes Johan Van Oeckel a giver. He creates a free, sovereign experience for the viewer.

This is only possible because, as an artist, he remains true to the ‘pure idea’. There is no beginning and no end, there is no progression in the work. The process is not made more painterly interesting - lines, matter and layers are deliberately absent. Every painting or screen print by Johan Van Oeckel says “I am” instead of “I become”.

Yet more temporality creeps in than is intended. Not only does the colour refer to a specific moment in the past, but each work absorbs the energy of the maker and of the moment when it was made. This results in an interesting field of tension, which means that Johan Van Oeckel’s principle objective (striving for pure form and colour) is always in danger of failing somewhat.

In his sculptural work and installations, he further challenges his own premises. For instance, he tries to convert screen prints into 3D, so that it seems as if this abstract work is suddenly a representation of the sculpture. He takes us from abstraction to figuration and back again - thus creating a stalemate in his own artistic discourse.

Johan Van Oeckel resolutely follows his own path, but is not afraid to change course after advancing insight and research. As a result, his work promises to remain fascinating at all times, by inexhaustibly questioning its own starting points. He is an abstract artist who draws the playing field much wider than he initially intended. The side effect for the viewer is a visual language that refreshes, surprises and produces new, energising symbols."

Annelies Vanbelle, 2021

 

CV

Johan Van Oeckel

1971 born in Herentals, BE
lives and works in Leuven, BE und Amsterdam, NL

www.johanvanoeckel.com
@johanvanoeckel


Education

1990-94
- Master Of Fine Arts, Sint-Lukas Brussels

Selected Solo and Duo Exhibitions

2020
- Voor de vorm, Rivoli Gallery, Brussels

2019
-Under Pressure, De Drukkerij, Kessel-Lo

2018
- Graphic work, BarStan, Leuven

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenmbach, Cologne (online)
- Palau de Casavells, Alzueta Gallery, Spain

2021
- SHIFT, Rivoli Gallery, Brussels
- Art Basel Group Exhibition, Alfa Gallery, Miami
- Splash!, ZEIT Gallery, Antwerp
- V, Alfa Gallery, Miami
- Be Happy, Alfa Gallery, Miami

2020
- XS, Alfa Gallery, Miami
- EXPO VIER, Gallery KEEN, Antwerp
- Booth 07, Online viewing rooms

2019
- 3-D, Alfa Gallery, Miami

   

JONATHAN DUCREST

Out of Gas, 2020
photo print on paper
101,6 x 152,4 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 14 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the Swiss-born photo artist Jonathan Ducrest (*1976, lives and works in Zurich, CH and Los Angeles, US) with his landscape photography Out of Gas. Read more about Jonathan Ducrest and his work including his artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Jonathan Ducrest ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

I am fascinated by places that once thrived but are now devoid entirely of signs of life. I seek to focus attention through my work, creating a story in the viewer’s mind about what might have happened. But I also want to evoke a sense of timelessness, so I avoid clues within the frame, stripping out fashion or car designs. An example of this is my piece Dry ‘n Wild (2020): Shot at a former waterpark in Palm Springs, the water has been drained away, and so has all human existence, leaving a poignancy and an undercurrent of post-capitalism despair.

In contrast, I often shoot cities, like Las Vegas, which are still very much inhabited, but before or after hours, shifting how people usually perceive them, with dramatic intent. In 2018, I was in Nevada and went out early on a Sunday morning with my Leica to explore. It felt as if there was no other soul in town.

 

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Jonathan Ducrest

1976 born in Switzerland
lives and works in Zurich, CH and Los Angeles, US

www.jonathanducrest.com
@jonathanducrest


Biography

Jonathan Ducrest (b. 1976) was born and raised in Switzerland, where his interest in photography was ignited with a point-and-shoot camera he received from his parents. The mountain vistas, atmospheric conditions, and dramatic scenery of the towering Swiss landscape, provided him with his earliest subjects.

In 1998 he relocated to the United States, where he settled in New York City. There, he expanded his practice into the urban canyons and architectural wonders of the metropolis, which drew parallels with his earlier scenes of nature's awe-inspiring power.

In 2013 Ducrest moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of new photographic discoveries. The West Coast's varied topography—deserts, oceanic horizons, and local styles—have provided a fresh set of artistic challenges, while also bringing together the varied strands of his visual palette from twenty-five years of experimentation and creative investigation. Ducrest's compositional skill, discerning eye, and cinematic sensibilities have made him one of the foremost practitioners of landscape, travel and urban photography working in the Los Angeles area. After 23 years in the U.S., he returned to his native Switzerland in early 2021. He spends his time between Zürich and Los Angeles.

A self-taught artist, Ducrest's preferred camera is a Sony A7RIV, and for drone images, he utilizes a DJI Mavic 3. He manages all of the technical and editing processes requisite for contemporary digital photography.

Ducrest's work has been collected extensively, by individuals, and major collectors, including Netflix. His photographs have been featured in many television productions—Disney-ABC, Warner Media and Apple. In 2020, he received a citation award for Petrol Station 2018, from the renowned American Institute of Architects, during the AIA/Architectural Photography Awards. In April 2020, his image Salerno Umbrellas was selected by Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator for their “New This Week Collection” and in early 2021, Saatchi Art named him one of 21 artists to watch in 2021.

Selected Exhibitions

- April 2022
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE (online)

- August 2021
Jag Gallery, Key West, FL

- February 2020
Superfine Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

- May 2017
LA Art Share, Los Angeles, CA

Awards/Recognitions

- January 2021
Saatchi Art “21 Artists to Watch in 2021” 

- February 2020
AIA LA Architecture Photography Award

   

VITTORIO BIANCHI

R #6, 2019
polyurethane, nylon, Capaver glass fabric
119 x 83,5 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 13 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present the Italian artist Vittorio Bianchi (*1982, lives and works in Milan, IT) with one of his lacerated fabric paintings. Read more about Vittorio Bianchi and his work including his artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Vittorio Bianchi ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Excerpt from a text by Domenico de Chirico, curator, Milan, 2019:

Vittorio Bianchi's work focuses primarily upon one element, which can be defined more than anything as a gesture, or that of laceration. The two-dimensional nature of the materials used by Bianchi is slavishly called into question by interventions that create absences and therefore open passages to other possible dimensions, underlining their fragility and at the same time the radical elegance and preciousness of what is torn. In fact, the fabrics used by the artist in his works highlight dedicated research ranging from Taiwanese silk to Italian lampas through monochromatic textures and elaborate prints.

His artistic research therefore also extends to the study of multiculturalism with a strong reference to the historicity of the treated materials whose processing underlines the echo of the time.

 

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Vittorio Bianchi

1982 born in Busto Arsizio (Varese), IT
lives and works in Milan, IT

www.vittoriobianchi.net
@vtrbnch


Biography

Vittorio Bianchi was born in Busto Arsizio (Varese) in 1982. After earning a bachelor of Pharmacy degree in Parma (Italy), he moved to Milan where he started to collaborate with the performance artist Francesca Lolli. In 2014 he was nominated as a finalist for the Fondazione Henraux Prize and he got a note for the Celeste Prize Award. In 2019 he was selected for VIR Viafarini residency and invited to participate in Panorama #03 exhibition at Galería Fran Reus in Palma de Mallorca. His work was featured in Hystery, Issue 14, launched at Art Basel Miami in Dec 2019. He is the 3rd classified of the latest edition of Prisma Art Prize, winning the ArtRights and Artuu awards and the participation in an exhibition in 2023 at Contemporary Cluster (Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome).

Selected Exhibitions

- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online), Apr - May 2022

- BIENVENUE Art Fair, Paris, group show in the booth of StudyForArtPlatform, Stockholm

- Panorama #03, group show, Galeria Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca, Dec 2019 - March 2020.

- VIR residency group show, Viafarini, Milan, Dec 2019. 

- VIR residency group show, Viafarini, Milan, Jul 2019

- Vetrina, solo show, BPM bank, Pietrasanta, Apr - May 2018. 

   

JOHANNES STEININGER

FAT-BBL1602, 2022
vinyl, wood, air
50 x 39 x 8 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 12 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the Austrian sculptor Johannes Steininger (*1977, lives and works in Linz, AT) with one of his inflatable hybrid wall sculptures. Read more about Johannes Steininger and his work including his artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Johannes Steininger ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Insane in the Membrane

My work explores the relationship between the consist of 3-dimensional soft sculptures born from the malleable AIR protruding from 2-dimensional prepare vinyl layer planes. I shape incredible surface structures, in various geometric formulas with magnificent color gradations to have the air -wall -works escape from the ordinary 2-dimensional confinement. Three-dimensionality is about consisting of volume. I also initially applied the objects in several layers, to creating ever stronger reliefs.

My air -wall -sculptures are content and medium at the same time. I deal with perception and the aspect of the medium Air. The function of a three-dimensional object and its carrier the air is explored, often constructed and put into a new order of crossover of material painting & wall sculptures. The different light qualities completes the paintings sculptures and is thematized by the different bulged out parts of the works which are stratified.

 

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Johannes Steininger

1977 born in Linz, AT
lives and works in Linz, AT

www.johannessteininger.at
@steininger_johannes_m.a._m_a


Biography

1992-96
- Apprenticeship Machinist, EBNER Industrieofenbau

1996
- Community Service in upper Austria, Samariterbund

1997
- Voluntary work at Culture Club StwSt Linz & Culture Club Zuckerfabrik

1997
- Course of education audio technician & audio technology Professional

1998
- Self-employed Sound_Engineer, State of Upper Austria

1997-98
- Employment contract with National public broadcaster ORF

1999
- Multiskilling and retraining on Direct Marketing College

1999-2000
- Technical Assistant (TA) at Culture – Center Bruckmühle

2000
- W.T.R. announce Foundation , Production and DSTR. Music Bands

2000-02
- Employment contract with Theater Phoenix Linz

2002-03
- World tour to I Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, China

2003
- Employment contract with Upper Austrian Culture Quarter

2003-05
- Non-degree study program at Bruckner conservatory I Department: Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology

2004
- Employment contract with the Theater Phoenix Linz I

2004-08
- Bachelor Studies at the University of Art and Design I Department: Space & Design Strategies

2008-10
- Master’s degree study at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) I Department: Acoustic Communication & Sound Studies

2010
- UdK University, education and specializing in auditive architecture I Department: Auditive Architecture

2010-11
- Guest Student at the Technical University of Berlin I Department: Engineering Acoustics

2011
- Second Master’s degree study at the University of Art and Design I Department: Space & Design Strategies

2012
- Ph.D. Studies at the University of Art and Design I Department: Space & Design Strategies

2012
- Independent Artist

2021
- Teaching assignment at the University of Art and Design I Linz Department: Textile & Technology

Selected Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 5 | Galerie Biesenbach | Cologne (online)
- Elegant and Provocative | Schlesisch-Oberlausitzer Museumsverbund | Görlitz

2021
- It's going to blow [U] up] | DWDS | Bregenz
- Young Collectors Night | Galerie am Lindenplatz | Vaduz
- bad art presents Hot.Air LONDON | Manor Place Warehouse
- located spaces 2021 | SCHAEXPIR- THEATERFESTIVAL
- plastics fabrication 2021 | 44er GALLERY
- Under Construction 2021 | Kunstverein Ooe
- THAT´S NEW AND NEEDED II| Ooe Kunstsammlung

2020
- SCHAUFENSTERGALERIE 2020 | Kunstverein Ooe
- UNTITLED | Kunstsammlung des Landes Ooe | Linz
- Sommerausstellung 2020 | Schloßmuseum | Linz

2019
- YICCA | CMC | Milano
- Lineare Buckelarbeiten | Luftmuseum Amberg
- AIR | OPEN | AIR Gallery | AIR_Gallery London

2018
- BESTOFF | ON | Splace Gallery

2017
- werk.schau 2015_2017 | LOKAL | Phönix Theater Linz
- KUNST SALON 2017 | PEACE, ORDER , AND GOOD DAY | Kunstverein Ooe
- EIGENRAUSCHEN 2017 | NEU DAZU | Kunstverein Ooe

2016
- HÖHENRAUSCH 2016 | ANDERE ENGEL | Kulturquartier Linz

2013
- HÖRKÖRPER_2013 Kryptophonie Salzburg | Salzburg

2012
- Atmosphärenkonstruktion_2012 ARS Electronica / SoundStudies | Linz
- VERTRAUT-FREMD FREMD-VERTRAUT ENERGIE ag POWER TOWER | Linz
- VANS the GENUINE | Linz
- the EXHIBITION Kunstuniversität Linz | Linz
- VOLUMEN KHG (KATHOLISCHE HOCHSCHULGEMEINSCHAFT) LINZ | Linz

2011
- Aufhören ! HomeBase V | Berlin

2010
- Crack? Kommunale Galerie Berlin | Berlin

2009
- A_B laufen Gruppe 01 Kunstuniversität Linz | Linz

2008
- Sound Studies Gr. Wasserspeicher | Berlin
- Composed City Wriezener Freiraum | Berlin
- Tiefenrausch Offenes Kulturhaus Oö. | Linz

2006
- Europe Flagship on Tour Technisches Museum | Wien
- Europe Flagship on Tour UD. A. últimos diseños austríacos | Madrid
- Europe Flagship on Tour Ontario Science Centre | Toronto

Theatrical Productions

2016
- RESCUE | Dschungel Wien & Theater Phönix Linz| Silk Fluegge | Wien

2014
- HAPPY PLANET| Theater Phönix | Regie: Heidelinde Leutgöb | Linz

2013
- StadtRauschen LINZ # WIEN # GRAZ | Theaternyx | TheaterFOXFIRE | TaO! | Linz

2012
- Autogespräche Theaternyx | Theater Bahnhof Graz Regie: M. Z., R.P. | Graz
- wer bin ich n°02, 03, 04 Theaternyx | Nordico Stadtmuseum Linz | Regie: M. Z.| Linz

2011
- 11_Familiengespräche Theaternyx | Exchange Radical Moments! Regie: M. Z. | Linz
- Autogespräche Theaternyx | Theater im Bahnhof Regie: M. Zeindlinger | Linz

2009
- Siebenundzwanzig Theaternyx | Regie: M. Zeindlinger | Linz
- Rumor Hetlab Utrecht | Regie: G. Vegter | Linz09, Utrecht

2008
- Was ich hörte vom Irak | Theaternyx Regie: M. Zeindlinger | Linz
- Das Leben schmeckt so Rezeptfrei. | HGKZ Zürich Regie: M. Haimburger | Zürich

2007
- Drive Theaternyx | Regie: M. Zeindlinger | Linz

2004
- Maerz und Hanna | Projekttheater Feldkirch | Regie: S. Lieztlow | Feldkirch
- Unterfischen | Theater | Phoenix Linz| Regie: Zeno Stanek | Linz

Sound Installations | Auditory Architecture | Klangkunst

2014
- CUMULUS | The BubbleDays Hafengelände | Linz

2013
- RAG DunkTank | Easy Dunker The BubbleDays Hafengelände | Linz

2011
- Atmosphärenkonstruktion Kunstuniversität Linz Institut: R&D | Linz
- Raumakustische Aufenthaltsqualität Luftmuseum | Amberg

2010
- Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften Volkswagenbibliothek | Berlin

2009
- Klanggolf Stadtkeller | Linz
- Verwesungsanalyse Mauskörper Kunstuniversität Linz Institut: R&D | Linz
- Klanganalyse Römerbergtunnel Kunstuniversität Linz Institut: E.G. | Linz

2007
- Weißes Gold Kunstuniversität Linz Institut: Raum und Designstrategien | Linz

2006
- Klangkörper Rinderkörper Kunstuniversität Linz Institut: R&D | Linz

   

PAULUS MAASSEN

Spellbound 4, 2022
acrylic, sawdust, shell sand on wood
approx. 128 x 180 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 11 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present Dutch artist Paulus Maassen (*1970, lives and works in Amsterdam, NL) with an 8-piece sculptural painting. Read more about Paulus Maassen and his work including his artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Paulus Maassen ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Watching clouds go by, I see all manner of things: rabbits, faces, rocks, whole landscapes, and some clouds just remained clouds. This triggers the question of when we start recognizing something. When does a brushstroke or a line with a pencil spark associations and when do they remain just brushstrokes or lines? This area between figuration and abstraction fascinates me. I am not so much interested in drawing or painting what I see, at least not beforehand. The process starts with a few spontaneous lines which become shapes that I observe and work out. The process continues as I alter the drawing until it gets a personality until it gives something back. After that, the painting commences. I use thick acrylic paint and a variety of brushes. I like showing the gesture of painting and truly love the physicality of paint, preferably thick paint. I paint on wood, sawing out the shape when the painting is done. These cutouts or ¨saw-outs¨ start a new story in relation to the wall or, in some cases, to another painting. In a way, the wall becomes part of the painting.

 

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Paulus Maassen

1970 born in Oosterbeek, NL
lives and works in Amsterdam, NL

www.paulusmaassen.com
@paulus_maassen


Artist Biography

Paulus Maassen studied painting and drawing at ArtEZ Art Academy (former AKI) in Enschede (Netherlands) and at the postgraduate studies DAI (Dutch Art Institute) in Enschede. Since the AKI, Maassen has worked on sculptures and´charcoal drawings on aluminum but most of all on oil paintings on canvas and wood in a simple, suggestive style. For 7 years he worked with acrylic paint. Maassen worked in Enschede and Amsterdam and exhibited in Enschede, Amsterdam and Venlo (NL). Nowadays Maassen lives and works in Amsterdam.

Education

- AHK Academie voor Beeldende Vorming 2010-2012 ( Bachelor)

- BIK: Beroepskunstenaars in de klas 2008-2009

- Kunstacademie 2de fase: AKI 2( Dutch Art Institute) 1996-1998 (Master)

- Kunstacademie: AKI Enschede 1991-1996 (Bachelor)

- Militaire dienst: Gele Rijders Arnhem 1990-1991

- Middelbare school: HAVO 1983-1989

Selected Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)

2016
- Deelname aan ADAF kunstbeurs Fashion centre Amsterdam

2014
- Deelname aan groepstentoonstelling Museum Bommel van Dam Venlo

2008
- Actief als singer-songwriter optredens in CAFE SAPPHO Amsterdam

2007
- Kijkkasten in de Sint-Nicolaassteeg (DE KATTENBAK)

2006
- Deelname aan de KUNSTVLAAI –Westergasterrein Amsterdam
- Organisatie, deelname en hoesontwerp van “BODYWISE”, een groepstentoonstelling (met objecten en tekeningen) KUNSTKERK Amsterdam
- Groepstentoonstelling “DIERENDAG IN DE KUNSTKERK- KUNSTKERK Amsterdam

2005
- Tekenperformance cultureel centrum CONCORDIA Enschede
- Solotentoonstelling “FINGERSMITH” B93 Enschede
- Schilder-workshop voor kinderen tot 12 jaar- Ateliergebouw B93 Enschede

2002-05
- Actief als zanger, djembe-speler en fluitist bij FJORD, een experimentele rockband

1998-2020
- werkzaam als beeldend kunstenaar

Cultural Educational Projects with Children

2016-20
- Diverse naschoolse projecten voor de Stichtingen Cultura Nederland en Talententent

2015
- Project Creatief met de i-pad TSA O.B.S De Toekomst
- Project Talentendag Huizingaschool Amsterdam
- Project Afval is Gaaf Ichthusschool Amsterdam
- Project Tussen Kunst en Kitsch Ichthusschool Amsterdam

2014
- Project Maskerade Ichthusschool Amsterdam
- Project Transvormers Tugelahuis
- Project maskers en kussens De Matrix Amsterdam
- Project Fantasie-eiland Huizinghaschool Amsterdam
- Project Afval is Gaaf Huizinghashool Amsterdam

2013
- Project Fantasie-eiland Huizinghaschool Amsterdam
- Project Zomerschool-Kinderen van ‘t Koggeschip Amsterdam Amsterdam (basisschool)

Leerlingen maken een schilderij
van diverse bekende Amsterdamse gebouwen
Dit doen ze op het exterieur van een ruimte
waarin kijkdozen te bezichtigen zijn. De kijkdozen
vertonen op hun beurt weer een deel van
de geschiedenis van Amsterdam
2013 Project Muziektechniek Ichttusschool Amsterdam ( basisschool)
Leerlingen maken een hoorspel op basis
van een wel of niet bestaand verhaal met
behulp van zelfgemaakte instrumenten.
2013 Project Fantasie-eiland Huizinghaschool Amsterdam (basisschool)
Leerlingen maken een klein eiland van
diverse materialen als karton, zand, hout etc.
Daarnaast maken ze een overzicht van de
flora en fauna , bevolking e.d van dit eiland
thema’s -Geschiedenis (Ontdekkingsreizen)-
Natuur- Aardrijkskunde- Taal

2012
- Project Afval is Gaaf Huizinghaschool Amsterdam
- Project Je lichaam als instrument Huizinghaschool Amsterdam
- CKV-stage Bovenbouw (AHK) IJburgcollege Amsterdam
- Project Afval is Gaaf Jenaplanschool De Zevensprong Amsterdam

2011
- ProjectStage AHK “The Big Secret” Ijburgcollege theater workshop Amsterdam
- Project Afval is Gaaf Huizingaschool (via Cultura Nederland) Amsterdam
- VMBO en Havo Onderbouw Stage AHK Geert Groote CollegeBeeldende Vorming Amsterdam
-  Project Wonderlijf Basisschool De Opmaat Nieuw Vennep
- Project Wonderlijf Basisschool St. Willibrordus Buitenkaag

2010
- Project “Je lichaam als instrument” Kunstmagneetschool De Kraal Amsterdam
- Project Wonderlijf O.B.S De Tovercirkel Hoofddorp
- Project Pimp je Kleren Koningin Emma-Praktijkschool Hoofddorp
- Project Pimp je Kleren O.B.S De Bosrank Hoofddorp
- Project Wonderlijf O.B.S Dorus Rijkers Amsterdam (naschools)
- Project Wonderlijf Etude Talentontwikkeling ( Dynamo)(naschools) Amsterdam
- Docent beeldende vorming Kunstmagneetschool De Kraal

2009
- Project Wonderlijf O.B.S Kudelstaart Kudelstaart
- Project Wonderlijf Etude Talentontwikkeling Naschools project-Amsterdam
- Project : Rapworkshop Muziek en Taal Grafisch Lyceum VMBO 2e jaars Rotterdam
- Project “MontiHop 4e Montessorischool De Pinksterbloem Muziek en dans (i.s.m.David Moir)
Amsterdam

2008-09
- Stageprojecten tijdens BIK opleiding:

Project 1: “Kijken met je oren Beeldend- en muziek Jenaplan basisschool HetWespennest Amsterdam
Project 2 : Project Wonderlijf P.J. Troelstraschool Amsterdam Beeldend
Project 3 : “ De 12 provincies” Dorus Rijkersschool AmsterdamBeeldend, film en muziek
(i.s.m. Rachel de Boer en Sander Teymant)

   

JAMES OKEEFE

Number 31922, 2022
acrylic on masonite panel
60 x 50 x 4 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 10 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the American abstract artist James OKeefe (*1946, lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA. and Otis, Oregon, US) with his painting Number 31922. Read more about James OKeefe and his work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About James OKeefe ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Paintings as Transitional Objects

Over the last several years my paintings have become more minimal, following the principle that less is more. In addition, I have tried to push out in all directions from the traditional rectangle adding other rectangles to the sides of the paintings and the tops. These shaped surfaces of wood suggest that other paintings may be merging into, or merging out of each painting. The ideas for these paintings arose from the processes of painting itself. It occurred to me that one painting was just a stepping stone to the next and that the time intervals  between paintings  were of equal importance. So I came to feel that paintings are not so much completed objects as they are transitional objects. Influences pass between one painting and the next and on into future paintings. It is this transitional quality, found in the making of paintings, that propels my research at this time.

 

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James OKeefe

1946 born in the US
lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA. and Otis, Oregon, US

@jamesokeefestudio


Selected Exhibitions

2022

- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Invited to join JJ. Harrington Gallery, Palm Desert, CA. USA
- Featured artist of the month Asher-Grey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. January 2022.

2021
- 2-person show at JTAG Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA, (show cancelled due to COVID) April

2020
- Covid no shows

2019
- January group show at the Hanger Gallery, old  Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica , CA.

2011-18
- Member JTAG  Gallery, Joshua Tree, Ca.
- Numerous group shows, 4, 2-person shows.

2010
- Retropective; works from 1998-2006. Sculptures and assemblage paintings, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

   

ALEJANDRO JAVALOYAS

Tache noire fendue 2, 2022
acrylic ink, acrylic spray paint, charcoal, oil pastel on raw canvas
160 x 120 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 9 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present the young Spanish painter Alejandro Javaloyas (*1987, lives and works in Toulouse, FR) with his abstract work Tache noire fendue 2. Read more about Alejandro Javaloyas and his work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Alejandro Javaloyas ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My practice focuses on the study of stains, splashes, pours, scratches, smears, dirt, footprints, etc. as traces of what happened, as the material remains of everyday life, in this era of hyper-consumerism, in which the culture of fast-fashion and ready-to-assemble furniture have given rise to an aseptic and detexturized society, driven by a trite and impersonal taste, and full of disposable objects, with no past and a very short future.

The sum of my drawings, paintings, installations, and other media constitute a vocabulary of its own that aims to combat the sterility of contemporaneity, through the creation of objects whose formal appearance, whose texture, is a record and a consequence of the making process itself.

My abstract work is formally linked to the post-war Spanish Informalism and the French Tachisme. Event hough I share with the aforementioned conversations similar lyrical aspirations and a very strong focus on materials, I’m not so much interested in the action of the gesture itself because my marks are fundamentally nostalgic. Embracing the dirt, vindicating our homes and cities as archeological sites, understanding the already-lived objects that surround us as pieces of evidence that tell the stories of those who are no longer among us, as the only way to understand ourselves and how we got here.

The unmade bed
A new drool stain on the pillowcase

A red wine circle on a linen tablecloth
The sagging couch
Chair dents all over the carpet
Dust on the exercise bike seat
And that subtle dirt around the light switch

Splashed toothpaste on the mirror
Foundation traces on the hand towel
Crumbs on the kitchen counter
Scratches on the wooden cutting board
That stain of a coffee that one day was spilled on the parquet

The ghost left on the wall of a photo that is no longer there

A footstep on the dry cement
Tape residue on a shop window
Chewing gum on the sidewalk
An almost erased zebra crossing
A cobalt-blue spray-painted marking on the pavement
Many graffiti tags on that public trash can

Archaeology of everyday life

 

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Alejandro Javaloyas

1987 born in Mallorca, ES
lives and works in Toulouse, FR

www.alejandrojavaloyas.com
@alejandro_javaloyas


Education

2022
- Abstract Painting Mentorship Program with Ty Nathan Clark, online

2014
- BBA in International Business (Summa Cum Laude), Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

2011
- BA in Film Direction (Summa Cum Laude), University of Barcelona & ESCAC Barcelona Film School, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
- "Con Ziritione" at Uco Space, Mallorca, Spain

2006
- "Capítulo I: Un último paseo" at Centro Cultural de Bunyola, Mallorca, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
"ART MATTERS 5" at Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)

2021
- "100 unter 1000" at Galerie Schindler LAB in Postdam, Berlin, Germany
- "Visibility & Remembrance: Standing with the Trans* Community", hosted by the University of South Florida (online)

2007
- "Award Finalists Exhibition" at Fundación Barceló, Mallorca, Spain

2006
- "Malena Tous School of Art: Student Exhibition" at Centro Cultural Flassaders, Mallorca, Spain

2005
- "Malena Tous School of Art: Student Exhibition" at Centro Cultural Flassaders, Mallorca, Spain

2004
- "Malena Tous School of Art: Student Exhibition" at Centro Cultural Flassaders, Mallorca, Spain

Selected Commissions

2021
- “Suceden Tardes,” (Ed. Sloper), by Marcos Augusto, book cover
- “Cool,” by New Body Electric, album cove

Awards

2006
- Recipient, Summa Cum Laude Award and tuition scholarship, Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain (MEC)

Press

2021
- "A Route To The Unknown: Interview With Alejandro Javaloyas" for Create! Magazine
- "Artist Diaries: Alejandro Javaloyas" for Piece With Artist
- "Interview to Alejandro Javaloyas" for Ara Balears Newspaper

   

TOMOKO KONAE

untitled, 2021
polyester yarn, foam, metal
30 x 45 x 8 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Half time: Day 8 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are pleased to present the young Japanese artist Tomoko Konae (*1986, lives and works in Valby, DK), who lives in Denmark, with one of her "crocheted graphics". Read more about Tomoko Konae and her work including an artist statement below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Tomoko Konae ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

I crochet graphics, not textiles. Graphical shapes always fascinate me. I try to give my artworks originality and uniqueness by expressing specific outlines using soft materials – yarn – and crochet techniques.

Assembling crocheted graphics come out as wall sculptures. My idea flows over the border between two and three dimensions. I believe that my wall sculptures as my expression have a position between paintings and sculptures.

 

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Tomoko Konae

1986 born in Japan
lives and works in Valby, DK

www.konaekonae.com
@konaetomoko


Education

2011
- Associate Degree of Arrangement & Composition, Major in Songwriting SHOBI College of Music, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

2008
- Bachelor of Fine Art, Major in Communication Design, Department of Art, Osaka University of Arts, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka, Japan

Selected Exhibitions

2022
- Group Exhibition, ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Group Exhibition, MY FAMILY 2022, Motif, Kagawa, Japan
- Juried Exhibition, Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2022, Kunsthalcharlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021
- Solo Exhibition, Crocheted graphics, Amenohi Seisakusyo, Nara, Japan
- Solo exhibition, Crocheted graphics, Void, Hyogo, Japan

2020
- Group Exhibition, Local Art Support, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Small Solo Exhibition, Secret spot concerts presents LUCKY LO concert, Copenhagen, Denmark

Commissions

2021
- Pop Up, roomsSHOP Shinjuku, LUMINE Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Publications

- Kobe Shinbun, Interview in the newspaper, Kobe Shinbun Co., Ltd., 17 May 2021 haconiwa, “WHO’S HOT?”, RIDE MEDIA & DESIGN, 07 July 2020

   

ARRAN RAHIMIAN

46 Hours, 2022
oil on canvas
76 x 70 cm (framed)

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 7 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the young British artist Arran Rahimian (*1991, lives and works in Edinburgh, GB) with his abstract painting 46 Hours. Read more about Arran Rahimian and his work, including his artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Arran Rahimian ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

I consider the outdoors to be an extension to my studio; it plays a significant role in my work. My practice is conducted spontaneously and intuitively through walking. I am continually intrigued by the natural elements that surround me as their movement and presence inspire me.

As an Artist, I am excited by the unpredictability and rawness of creating a painting. I do not plan my works, nor have a preconceived idea of how they will look.

 

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Arran Rahimian

1991 born
lives and works in Edinburgh, GB

www.arranrahimian.com
@arran.rahimian


Education

2011-14
- BA Honours in Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art

2010-11
- Foundation in Art and Design, Leith School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
- 'COLLECTIONS // PAGES', Anthropologie, Edinburgh
- 'LAST HAND', Bianca Bova Gallery, Chicago
- 'PAGE', Alessandro Stein, Los Angeles

2019
- 'R O L I G E', Nordic Living, Edinburgh

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
- 'ART MATTERS 5', Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (virtual show)

2021
- 'MEDITATIONS IN AN EMERGENCY', Curated by Alessandro Stein (virtual show)
- 'OPEN CALL WINNERS', Delphian gallery, Unit 1 Gallery, London
- 'PAGES', Galleri Kai, Copenhagen
- 'PUZZLE', Roman Sviridov, Milan

2020
- 'DEFINE A LINE', Curated by Alessandro Stein (virtual show)
- 'TO ALL OUR ABSENT DIALOUGES', Warbling Collective, London

2017
- 'OUTLOOK', &Gallery, Edinburgh

2015
- 'STILL', Patriothall Gallery, Edinbrugh
- 'Affordable Art Fair', Battersea, London

2014
- 'Its just a quick walk to the future from here', Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
- 'Bryant & Keeling Prize', One Church Street Gallery, London
- The Manchester Contemporary, Old Granada Studios, Manchester
- 'STILL' Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
- Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Edinburgh
- RSA Opens Exhibitions, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2013
- ECA @ RCA exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
- Rue Villars, Aix en Provence, France
- New Word Alive (NWA) Conference, Pestalyn, Wales

2012
- Clarendon House Space, Clarendon House, George Street, Edinburgh
- Best of British, Notting Hill Mayfest, St John's Church, London

Selected Artist Talks and Workshops

2019
- CAPTURING COLOUR, Anthropologie, Edinburgh

2018
- COLOUR AND MOVEMENT, Anthropologie, Edinburgh

2016
- My Practice, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

2013
- In Your Hands, Aix en Provence, France
- Inside the mind of an artist, Prestalyn, Wales

Artist Residencies

2014-15
- Artist in resident at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh

2013
- New Word Alive, Prestalyn, Wales

Publications

2021
- i-on, Edinburgh
- APART JOURNAL, Iceland

2019
- Home and Interiors, Scotland
- PLAZA INTERIORS, Sweden

   

ELLIOTT MICKLEBURGH

XX.XX.XX Choreographic Reference for Jewelry Advert, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print
A2 sheet size, 49 x 66 cm framed (edition of 3 + 2AP)

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 6 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the Seattle-born artist Elliott Mickleburgh (*1990, lives and works in London, UK) with his conceptual photo work XX.XX.XX Choreographic Reference for Jewelry Advert. Read more about Elliott Mickleburgh and his work, including his artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Elliott Mickleburgh ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Executed through the eclectic materials that emerge during the production and representation of luxury commodities such as clothes, jewelry, and cosmetics, XX.XX.XX is an interdisciplinary project that reflects on and retells the biblical narrative of the Annunciation. In making advertisements and the products they describe, documents and objects such as mood boards, screen tests, and the very sets used for photography and videography all come to indicate a condition of labor and ingenuity that takes place before and during the making of something, a state during which creativity has yet to zero in on a point across the teleological horizon. The Annunciation carries a similar impression of the prototypical: canonized in the Gospel according to Luke, this chronicle describes the pomp and ceremony around the archangel Gabriel descending from the heavens to inform Mary that she will eventually become the Mother of God on Earth. Like the earliest production stages of creating luxury goods and their fetishized images, the Annunciation is an internal communication stating that more communication has yet to come, a message declaring that there will be more messages, a promise that something extraordinary will happen but not quite yet.

 

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Elliott Mickleburgh

1990 born in Seattle, US
lives and works in London, UK

Elliott Mickleburgh
@bytebop


Education

2018-20
- MA Photography, Royal College of Art

2009-13
- BFA with Liberal Arts Thesis, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Selected Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Köln, DE (online)
- Come One Come All, The Function Suite, London, UK

2021
- XX.XX.XX (Under the Scene), Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT

2020
With fists, it kicks, it bites, TJ Boulting, London, UK

2019
- Everything the same, Everything a little different, The Art Academy, London, UK 2019: Rulers, Coco Hunday, Tampa FL, US

2016
- PDF-OBJECTS, Mana Contemporary, Chicago IL, US

2015
- General Objects, Fjord, Philadelphia PA, US

2014
- General Objects, Ballroom Projects, Chicago IL, US
- Faber & Faber Present Elliott Mickleburgh, Faber & Faber, Chicago IL, US 2014: Kaspar Hauser, Kaspar Hauser, Chicago IL, US
- Tentatively Titled, Sunday Project, Chicago IL, US

2013
- Believe Me, Gallery 7, Madison WI, US
- In Situ, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, Chicago IL, US
- Archetype Drift, Johalla Projects, Chicago IL, US
- Quality Experience, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL, US

2012
- Take Away, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, Chicago IL, US

2011
- Crossing the Rubikon, Johalla Projects, Chicago IL, US

Writing

2022
- Strata, Future Archive exhibition catalog

2020
- Night Bus, With fists, it kicks, it bites exhibition catalog
- The Artist As Frankenstein, The Seen

2018
- Rose Salane // All These Events Are True, But None of Them Happened, THE SEEN 2017: Ed Fornieles // The Finiliar, THE SEEN

2017
- Jeremy c. 1980 - 1999, Storyfile

2016
- Proxima, Storyfile

2015
- Backside Soundtrack, Serpentine Magazine
- A Closeness Always Faint, Notes on Metamodernism

2014
- Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, Art in Print
- Speculative Engineering, Notes on Metamodernism

2013
- Songs for Driving Home After the Slow Dance, Temporary Art Review
- Show All History, Notes on Metamodernism

Awards

2021
- Winner of the SpallArt Prize Salzburg

2020
- Shortlisted for the HIGH Prize for Creative Excellence

Residencies

2021
- Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT
- Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE (did not attend due to COVID-19 restrictions)

Lectures

2022
- Couture and the Catechism, Swansea College of Art, UK

2020
- The Artist As Frankenstein, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, AT 2020: The Artist As Frankenstein, Royal College of Art, London, UK
- The Artist As Frankenstein, University of Oxford, UK

2014
- Ersatz Evidence, Peregrine Projects, Chicago IL, US

2013
- Show All History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US

   

MIKA NATRI

ELEMENT 5, 2022
concrete
Ø25 x 5 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 5 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present the Finnish artist Mika Natri (*1969, lives and works in Turku, FI) with his sculptural wall object ELEMENT 5. Read more about Mika Natri and his work, including his artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Mika Natri ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

I work in the fields of sculpture, painting, installation and public commissions.

Carefully thought composition and aesthetics are the key factors in my work.

Recently I’ve been focused on making minimalistic abstract reliefs using concrete as a material. The contradiction between the ordinary material and the finished piece intrigues me – mundane meets fine art.

I am also constantly seeking new ways to express myself through visual arts. For example, as well as working with clearly distinctive bodies of work of either sculpture or painting, I am interested in exploring the idea between the two, combining the idea of a sculpture and the idea of a painting into a cohesive artwork.

 

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Mika Natri

1969 born in Finland
lives and works in Turku, Fi

www.mikanatri.com
@mikanatri


Education

1999-2003
- BA, Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Department of Fine Arts

1998-99
- Lahti People's College, Department of Fine Arts

1994-98
- The University of Jyväskylä, (studies in Art Education, Art History, Multimedia)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

- Auran Gallery, Turku, 2022, 2018, 2016, 2013, 2011 and 2009

- Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä, 2021

- Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, 2019

- Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, 2015

- Wave, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Gallery Takkahuone, Turku, 2014-15

- Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany, 2013

- Consequence, Galerija Singular, Pula, Croatia, 2013

- Paintings, Gallery G, Helsinki, 2013

- Gallery Kapriisi, Tampere, 2012

- Lönnström Art Museum, Studio, Rauma, 2009

- Gallery AMA, Helsinki, 2008

- Gallery Nefret, Studio, Turku, 2008

- In the Shadow of Factories, Kohiseva Gallery, Pukkila, 2008

- Gallery AMA, Turku, 2007

- Landscape, Kunstraum Malerhof Voigtholz, Germany, 2005

- In the Shadow of Factories, Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, 2005

- Landscape, Vanhan Raatihuoneen Galleria, Turku, 2005

- Beginning, Gallery AMA, Turku, 2003

- From My Mind, Brinkkalan Ullakko, Turku, 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions

- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, 2022 (online)

- Aboa Vetus&Ars Nova Museum, Turku, 2021

- Pirkanpohja Art Centre, Ähtäri, 2021

- Turku Castle, 2020

- Festival of Painting!, Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä, 2019

- East & West, Gallery Kookos, Helsinki, 2019

- Wiurila summer, Wiurila mansion, Halikko, 2019

- Barefoot Path, Korppoo, 2019

- PINK, AVA Gallery, Helsinki, 2018

- PINK, UN Headquarters and Gallery 4W43, New York, 2018

- ART100+1, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, 2017-18

- From Still Life to Landscape, Aboa Vetus&Ars Nova Museum, Turku, 2016-17

- Journey to the Heartlands, Saarijärvi Museum, 2015

- Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, 2014-15

- Anxieties, Salo Art Museum, Salo, 2014

- Miniature sculptures, Finnish House, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2013

- Pyhäniemi, Hollola, 2013 and 2011

- Union of Finnish Art Associations’ Annual Exhibition, Hyvinkää Art Museum, 2012-13

- Galleria Artidec, Bracciano, Italy, 2012

- Jöötti 20 years, Estonian National Library, Tallinn, Estonia, 2011

- Uuden Polven Museo, Jyväskylä, 2011

- XII Consciousness - Event of Contemporary Art, Hyvinkää Art Museum, 2011

- Picks - Contemporary Art from Turku, Voipaala, 2011

- Glow - Jöötti’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Aboa Vetus&Ars Nova Museum, Turku, 2010-11

- Highlights-100th Anniversary of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, 2010

- Mänttä Art Festival, 2009 and 2003

- Shepherd in a Cityscape, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, 2007

- 2nd International Symposium for Medallic Art, Turku, 2007

- Pro Pronssi, Rantakasarmi, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 2005

- The Guild of Medallic Art’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Tampere Art Museum, 2005

- Cire Perdue, Gallery Mältinranta, Tampere, 2005

- The 110th Finnish Artists´ Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, 2005

- Finnish Contemporary Medallic Sculpture, Lisbon and Seixal, Portugal, 2004

- Cire Perdue, Poriginal-gallery, Pori, 2004

- Garden of Paradise, Helsinki City Art Museum, 2004

- Pacifists of Love, Cable Factory, Helsinki, 2003

- New Ideas in Medallic Sculpture, (New York, Philadelphia, Lisbon, Turku), 2002-03

- Forum Box, Helsinki, 2002

- The 106th Finnish Artists´ Exhibition, Jyväskylä, 2001

Public Artworks, Commissions, Collections

- Flower, Linnanfältti-area, Turku, 2021

- Knot, As Oy Turun Clipper, Turku, 2020

- Arches, Raisio City, 2020

- Poppies, VASO-housing company, Turku, 2018

- Abstraction, Albertinpiha, Jyväskylä, 2017

- road, Award Sculpture, SAFA, Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities, Building Information Group, 2015

- Off-Balance, Kaarina, VASO-housing company, 2013

- The Tower and its Buddy, Helsinki, Lehtisaari Daycare center, 2012

- Clouds, Salmela-corporation, Turku, 2006

- Path, Academy of Finland’s Prize Sculpture, 2003

- Sampo, Finnish Literature Society, 2002

- Finnish National Gallery

- Helsinki City Art Museum

- Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa Art Collections

- Finnish Art Society

- Wäinö Aaltonen Museum

- Aboa Vetus&Ars Nova Museum/Matti Koivurinta Foundation

- Turku Art Museum

- Lönnström Art Museum

- University of Jyväskylä

- Turun Sanomat

- City of Turku

- Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences

- Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf, Germany

Awards

- 1st Prize (shared), Stamp Design Competition, Finnish Artists’ Association and Itella, 2014

- 1st Prize (shared), Annual Medal Competition, Guild of Medallic Art in Finland, 2008

- 1st and 2nd Prize, Academy of Finland’s Art Competition, 2003

- 1st Prize and 4th Place, Finnish Literary Society’s Art Competition, 2001

Personal Grants

- Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2005

- Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Southwest Finland, 2020, 2017, 2015, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2004

- City of Turku, 2016, 2013, 2008

- Public Display Grant for Visual Artists, 2012, 2008, 2004

- Finnish State, 1-year artist grant, 2010

- Oskar Öflund Foundation, 2010, 2008

- Svenska Kulturfonden, 2009

- Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund, 2008, 2005

- Finnish Cultural Foundation, Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf, Germany, 2004

- Finnish Art Society, 2003

- Wäinö Aaltonen’s Society, 2003

- Turku Art Society, Magnus and Ellen Dahlström Foundation, 2003

Memberships

- Association of Finnish Sculptors

- Finnish Painters’ Union

- Artists’ Association of Turku

- Artists’ Association of Jyväskylä

- Jöötti (Bronzecasting Association)

- Kuvasto ry. (Copyright Association for Visual Artists)

Positions of Trust

- Jöötti, President, Member of the Board, 2011-2016

- Jöötti, Vice President, Member of the Board, 2007-11

- Union of Finnish Art Associations, Member of the Board, 2006-07

Residencies, working abroad

- Pula, Croatia, 2013

- Marbella, Spain, 2012

- Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf, Wiepersdorf, Germany, 2004

Upcoming

- Residency, L’Oeil de Poisson, Quebec City, Canada, 2022

   

MAX GEISLER

H.1.20 "Habitat", 2020
acrylic, varnish, tape on beach tent
190 x 50 x 120 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 4 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present the young German artist Max Geisler (*1990, lives and works in Offenbach, DE) with his sculptural painting H.1.20 "Habitat". Read more about Max Geisler and his work, including his artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Max Geisler ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My artistic work as a painter and installation artist is influenced by personal visual experiences and observations on my environment. Often a banal everyday phenomenon serves me as a starting point for the development of a new work. Thus, for example, social interactions in public space, surface structures or the layout of a magazine can flow into my artistic practice. In times of digitalization and the accompanying dematerialization of images, as a painter (image maker) working in analog, I am interested in the question of the role and production of painting in the post-digital age.

My painterly exploration takes place on flat canvas formats and sculptural object-image supports. In addition, I create site-specific spatial installations that present themselves to the viewer as walk-in pictorial spaces.
The installative spatial images can be described as a kind of frozen snapshot, which can be located between construction and deconstruction. The partly planned and procedurally controlled production process is guided by the building fabric of the respective exhibition space. I deliberately adopt the materials that have already been used and alter the given spatial structure so that a multi-layered pictorial space emerges.

The viewers are directly involved in the enhancement of the 'damaged' surfaces through their movement in the space: Depending on the viewpoint, the layers shift against each other, dissolve, and form into new compositions. A moirée-like flickering emerges, reminiscent of an analog materialization of those image disturbances that appear as glitches in digital image processing. The subtle color sweeps and brute interventions form a temporary state of uncertainty. Is the space disintegrating or piling up into something new?
The frozen movement remains as a still image of a destructive action. The state becomes the starting point, the intermediate state the temporary finale.

 

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Max Geisler

1990 born in Frankfurt on the Main, DE
lives and works in Offenbach, DE

www.maxgeisler.de
@maxgeisler


Education and Studies

2018
- Diplom an der Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach (Prof. Gunter Reski)

2017
- Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien (Prof. Erwin Bohatsch)

2009-18
- Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach (Prof. Gunter Reski, Prof. Adam Jankowski)

Scholarships and Awards

2020
- Stipendium der Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen Rüsselsheim
- Projektstipendium „Hessen innovativ neu eröffnen“ der Hessischen Kulturstiftung

2019
- Rudi-Seitz-Kunstpreis

2011
- Stipendium der Johannes-Mosbach-Stiftung

Publications

2021
- Max Geisler, Collapse: Ausst. Kat., Hg. Mountains, Berlin
- Unopened Max Geisler: Ausst. Kat., Hg. Max Geisler

2020
- Perception is Reality. Frankfurter Kunstverein 2015 bis 2020, Hg. Franziska Nori, Frankfurt am Main, ISBN 978-3-00-066101-3

2019
- Entkunstung III, Hg. Kulturverein Entkunstung, Vienna, 2019
- Nicht über mein Sofa: Ausst. Kat., Basement / AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
- Lies about: Ausst. Kat., Hg. Kunsthalle Perleberg, Gussglashalle, Berlin
- (K) (D) Diplome 2019, Hg. Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main, ISBN 978-3-945365-26-7

2018
- Soft opening: Ausst. Kat., Le Bureau, Frankfurt am Main

2017
- Geld: Ausst. Kat., Semperdepot, Wien

2016
- gout#10 - Malerei In-/Extended: Ausst. Kat., Hg. Sheraton Offenbach Hotel & Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach Offenbach am Main

2014
- Die Neue Hesslichkeit: Ausst. Kat., Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt

2012
- Ateliergespräche Malerei (Spieglein Spieglein): Ausst. Kat., ISBN 978-3-92 1997-90-1

Selected Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE (online)

2021
- Max Geisler, Collapse, Mountains, Berlin, DE (solo)
- Café Futurama, (kuratiert von Simon Henrich), Magma Maria, Offenbach, DE Oh hell yea, humanity Part 2, Studio 294, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2020
- Oh hell yea, humanity Part 1, Akademirommet på Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO Boutique, Mountains, Berlin, DE (shop window)
- Kunst am Bau, Freiluftschau ohne Eröffnung, (organisiert von Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Gunter Reski & Marcus Weber) Rummelsburg, Berlin, DE
- In A Single Work - Max Geisler, Mountains Gallery, Berlin, DE (solo)

2019
- Nicht über mein Sofa, Basement - AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, DE
- Aus unserer Werbung, HfG Kunsthalle, Offenbach, DE
- Absage, Kulturscheune, Schöneck, DE
- Lies about, (kuratiert von Kunsthalleperleberg) Gussglashalle, Berlin, DE
- And this is Us: Junge Kunst aus Frankfurt, (kuratiert von Franziska Nori & Dennis Brzek) Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2018
- Soft opening, (kuratiert von Larri Moskau) Le Bureau, Frankfurt am Main, DE Max Eichler - Julia Geisler, Passage, Offenbach, DE

2017
- Ernst & Young Benefizauktion, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, DE Konsistenz und Existenz, Station, Offenbach, DE
- A thousand hours of hell for one moment of love, Satellit, Berlin, DE
- Tschau ragazzi, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, AT
- Geld, Semperdepot, Vienna, AT

2016
- VGHW oder ähnlich, Galerie Dechanatstr., Hochschule der Künste Bremen, DE gout#10 - Malerei In-/Extended, Sheraton Hotel, Offenbach, DE
- Potent group show titles, Banksy, Offenbach, DE
- Der aktuelle Vorstand, Satellit, Berlin, DE
- Syntax Display, Zollamt Galerie, Offenbach, DE

2015
- Walllust, Kunsthalle Weißensee, Berlin, DE
- Aus vielem Eines, Künstlerkollektiv Louisa / Gruppenprojekt, Gallus Zentrum , Frankfurt am Main, DE

2014
- Die Neue Hesslichkeit, (organisiert von Gunter Reski) Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, DE Aussenstelle, Mailbox, Gießen, DE

2013
- Fin, (kuratiert von Adam Jankowski) Art Space Rhein Main, Frankfurt am Main, DE Maximum Imperium, Remisengalerie, Hanau, DE (solo)

2012
- Links Berge rechts Seen, Kunstverein Familie Montez e.V., Frankfurt am Main, DE Beste Leben, Remisengalerie, Hanau, DE
- Spieglein Spieglein, Ehemaliges Haus des Börsenvereins, Frankfurt am Main, DE

   

STEPHEN WHATCOTT

A Flower Through Concrete, 2022
acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 3 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present the British artist Stephen Whatcott (*1983, lives and works in Hampton, Worcestershire, UK) with his minimalistic painting A Flower Through Concrete. Read more about Stephen Whatcott and his work, including his artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Stephen Whatcott ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My abstract paintings seek to demonstrate instinctive, expressive mark making while still retaining a balanced composition.

The emotional impact of the image is always the primary focus of these paintings. Ranging from great, colossal walls of paint to more free-flowing expressive forms, they are built up in many textured layers with each layer referring to the marks made previously throughout the entire process. Composed largely instinctively, the paintings are physical, both in technique and presence, but ultimately attempt to communicate on an emotional level.

With roots based in drawing, my work tends to utilise line and form. These largely monochrome abstract paintings explore solidity, texture and composition, often executed in a seemingly aggressive, or at least expressive, manner.

It is in the fundamental components of vitality, drive and feeling, the things that epitomise being alive, that are being conveyed in these pictures.

 

CV

Stephen Whatcott

1983 born in Cheltenham, UK
lives and works in Hampton, Worcestershire, UK

www.stephenwhatcott.com
@stephenwhatcott


Education

- self-taught

Solo Exhibitions

2018
- Heikko, Curious Duke Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2021
- Affordable Online Art Fair

2020
- A6 Murals Worldwide, a project by Lydia Wierenga, Netherlands
- Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2018
- Winter, Highgate Contemporary Art, London
- Summer Group Show, Curious Duke Gallery, London
- The Big Mix, Highgate Contemporary Art, London
- The Secret Art Prize 2017, The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch, London

2017
- Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
- Three100, No Format Gallery, London

2016
- The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2016, Mall Galleries, London

2015
- Mix 2, The Underdog Gallery, London
- Secret Art Prize - The Winners, Curious Duke Gallery, London
- The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2015, Mall Galleries, London

2014
- The Curious Art-Pie Show, Curious Duke Gallery, London

2012
- Open Exhibition 2012, Number 8 Gallery, Pershore

2011
- OH! Oxford House, London

Bibliography & Features

2018
- The Plus Paper, “Read between the lines” March 2018

Awards

2015
- Secret Art Prize: Category Winner: Painting

2012
- Number 8 Gallery Special Merit Award

   

BIANCA BARANDUN

Morphing Memories and the Possible Future 6, 2022
ceramic and pigments
84 x 67 x 3 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Day 2 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present the young artist Bianca Barandun (*1984, lives and works in St. Gallen, CH) with one of her wall-based sculptures. Read more about Bianca Barandun and her work, including her artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Bianca Barandun ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My practice stems from my experimental engagement with materials. Whilst working at the intersection of print, drawing and sculpture, I combine different processes. In doing so, I construct work through the strategy of tinkering, by combining and alternating innovative methods in order to perceive what happens when materials are used unconventionally, for instance by applying different materials to printmaking processes. In this regard, the choices made during the development process of the work are essential. It is a constant search for the balance of when to intervene or when to let go and allow for the unexpected to happen, for materials to take over, whilst feeding back to the initial idea of the project and indicating a sense of painterly or sculptural logic. I aim to communicate on an intuitive, non-verbal level by encapsulating complex emotions within forms, strokes and colours. I aspire to establish a visual language with rhythm and flow that includes both the imperfections and the unexpected as part of a growing vocabulary.

My work is based on my observations of the formation of groups, and social clustering. My art uses a variety of media to create a visual suggestion of the complexities of society. Layers blur, embossing and debossing alternate, illustrating the intricate and labyrinthine nature of interaction within society, the space in which convergence and organization take place.

 

CV

Bianca Barandun

1984 born
lives and works in St. Gallen, Schweiz

www.bianca-barandun.com
@bianca.barandun


Artist Biography

Bianca Barandun (lives and works in St.Gallen, CH) works across print, painting and sculpture. With a background of studying BA Scientific Illustration at ZHdK Zürich, she holds a BA Illustration from HAW Hamburg and an MA Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 2017. Ever since Bianca has exhibited widely both national and international, including solo shows at Blank100, London and Unit 1 Gallery/Workshop, London after having been awarded the solo residency. She participated in exhibitions at Kunsthalle Appenzell Ziegelhütte, Appenzell; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; A.P.T. Gallery, London; Southwark Park Galleries, London; Hiltibold, St.Gallen and NEON Gallery, Wroclaw, to mention a view. In 2020, she received the Werkbeitrag by Kanton St.Gallen and the 2020 Summer Innovate Grant, US. Recently Bianca was shortlisted for the Ingram Prize 2021, London and her work is in the public collection of the Kanton St.Gallen. Bianca works as a freelance educator and was employed by the Royal College of Art, London, University of Creative Arts Epsom and Zürich Uni-versity of the Arts.

Barandun’s practice is rooted in the observance of the formation of groups and social clustering. Her art uses a variety of media to create a visual suggestion of the complexities of society, illustrating the intricate and labyrinthine nature of human interaction with society. Barandun’s wall-based sculptures invite us to step back and consider the way in which societal convergence and organization take place.

Education

2015-17
- MA Fine Art, Print, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2010-14
- BA, Illustration, Hamburg University of Applied Science (HAW), Germany by Anke Feuchtenberger and Gesa Lange, D

2008-10
- Scientific Illustration (BA), Zurich University of the Arts, Zhdk Zürich, CH

Selected Solo / Duo Exhibitions

2021
- HILTIBOLD Plattform für aktuelle Kunst, St.Gallen, CH (Two Person Exhibition) 2019 Bianca Barandun, Blank100, London UK

2018
- Line in Sand, Unit 1 Gallery/Workshop, London, UK

2014
- Hinterconti, with Jens Julich, supported by Hamburg Kulturbehörde, Hamburg, D

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, D (online)

2021
- Heimspiel, Triennale, Kunsthalle Appenzell Ziegelhütte, CH
- The Ingram Prize 2021, Unit 1 Gallery/Workshop, London, UK
- Fair Art Fair Curated I, Unit 1 Gallery/Workshop, curated by Angeliki Kim Jonsson, Delphian Gallery, Maria Koroleskaya and Stacie - McCormick, London, UK
- Floorr/Exh 7, London, UK
- The Invitational I, Unit 1 Gallery/Workshop, London, UK

2020
- MK Calling 2020, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
- Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Spring Exhibition 2020, Copenhagen, DK
- Kunstsalonen, Copenhagen, DK
- Ducato Prize 2020, online presentation due to Covid-19, Sezione Arte Contemporanea, Piacenza, ITL
- Art on a Postcard Auction, - International Women`s Day, The AllBright Mayfair, London, UK
- Warbling, To all our Absent Dialogues, 155A Gallery, curated by Robyn Graham, London, UK

2019
- HIX Award 2019, HIX Art Gallery, London, UK
- A.P.T. Gallery, Creekside Open 2019 curated by Sacha Craddock, London, UK
- Editions Show, Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend, Unit 1 Gallery / Workshop, London, UK
- Abstraction v Figuration, curated by Cedric Christie & Pascal Rousson, Kunstgenerator, Geneve, CH

2018
- Herrick Gallery, London, UK
- RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, London, UK and Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeira, Dubai, ARE
- Call me Bitter, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, with Heidi Maribut and Liz Willson, UK
- Zureta, traveling exhibition, Chinretsukan (TUA Exhibition Hall), University of the Arts, Tokyo, JPN, The College of Fine Art of Shanghai University, CHN, NEON Gallery, Wroclaw, PL, Galéria Medium, Bratislava, SVK,

2017
- Super Super, Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK SHOW2017 - RCA, London, UK
- Supercommunity, RCA Dyson Gallery, London, UK
- Output, CGP London, Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK P.P.S - Royal College of Art, London, UK
- MA & Other Postgraduates 2017, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, UK

2016
- Edit Control, Hockney Gallery, London, UK
- RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, London, UK and Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeira, Dubai, ARE Break Link, CGP London, Southwark Park Galleries, UK

2014
- Kunst in der Börse, Börsensaal, Hamburg, supported by Lions Club, Handelskammer Hamburg, D
- Thomas Manns Beziehung zu den Künsten, Group Exhibition, Museum Buddenbrookhaus, Lübeck, D
- add art, Shipper Company, Hamburg, D

Selected Public Collections

2021
- Kunstsammlung des Kantons St.Gallen, CH

Award / Residencies

2021
- Shortlisted for The Ingram Prize 2021 London, Chris Ingram & Jo Baring, UK

2020
- Werkbeitrag, Kanton St.Gallens, CH
- Innovate Grant Recipient Summer 2020, feature, grant and interview, US
- Shortlisted for Ducato Prize 2020, Sezione Arte Contemporanea, Piacenza, ITL
- Vermont Studio Center residency supported by the VSC Merit Grant, US (cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019
- Shortlisted for HIX Award 2019 sponsered by Hauser and Wirth, HIX Art Gallery, London
- BAK Kulturfonds, Stiftung Kulturfonds - Pro Arte/Gleyre, CH
- Anderson Contemporay, four month Artist Residency at Anderson Contemporary, London, UK

2018
- Unit 1 Gallery Solo Residnecy, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London

2017
- Zureta; Awarded by the Head of MA Printmaking Programme Jo Stockham and Finlay Taylo at The Roayal College of Art: Zureta, traveling exhibition heald in Japan, China, Poland and Slovakia

Press / Publications / Talks

2021
- Talk, University of Fribourg and UNESCO Almaty, KAZ, Adventure of Science: Women and Glaciers in Central Asia

2020
- Innovate Grant Recipient Summer 2020, US
- https://innovateartistgrants.org/bianca-barandun
- https://innovateartistgrants.org/interview-bianca-barandun-shifting-materials
- FLOORR Magazine Issue 24, FLOORR,
- https://www.floorrmagazine.com/issue-24/bianca-barandun
- Interview by Liz Corkery for Print Club Ltd, US,
- https://jointheprintclub.com/journal/2020/7/30/an-interview-with-bianca-barandun

2019
- Talk, Across RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2018
- Review, ‚Line in Sand‘, interview with Boundary Art Magazine, 30 October 2018, http://boundary-online.com/bianca-barandun-line-in-sand/
- Review, ‚Line in Sand‘, S. McCormick, https://unit1gallery-workshop.com/bianca-barandun-line-in-sand ArtMaze Mag Issue 9 - 25th September

2017
- Talk, University of Leeds, UK

2014
- Catalog, Kunst in der Börse, Börsensaal Hamburg, supported by Lions Club Hamburg, Handelskammer Hamburg, D

Employment History

2020-21
- Guest Tutor and contributor to the design, delivery for Adventure of Science: Women and Glaciers in Central Asia, University of Fribourg, CH and UNESCO Almaty, KAZ
- Freelance Technician Oil Based Print Room, Werkstattverantwortliche, Tiefdruck, Oil Based Print Room Zurich University of the Arts, Zhdk Zürich, CH
- Technician Oil Based Print Room, Werkstattverantwortliche (Tiefdruck), Zurich University of the Arts, Zhdk Zürich, CH

2019
- Guest Tutor, leading Workshop Across RCA with Ramona Güntert, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2018
- Education & Training, Foundation Certificate, Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional StandardsFramework for teaching and learning support in higher education.

2017-19
- Guest Tutor and contributor to the design, delivery and assessment of FPI BA, Graphic Design BA, MA, Foundation Course and Summer School at UCA Epsom and Creative Enterprise & Development BA / MA at UCA Farnham
- Technician Letterpress & Print, University of Creative Arts Epsom (UCA), UK,

2017
- Guest Tutor, running of crit groups and Artist Talk, University of Leeds, UK

2013-21
- Freelance Illustrator (selection); (Fischer Architekten AG, 2021 Reportagen Magazin (special edition, Stiftung Pestalozzi-Dörfer), 2016 Reportagen Magazin Januar / 2016 #26, Reportagen Magazin (Sonderausgabe (special edition) 2013 #11, Juni 2013 #12, August 2013), 2014 publication, Kunst in der Börse, Börsensaal, Hamburg, D, 2013 ‚Innenleben‘, Woodcut Collective, HAW Hamburg, D, 2012 ‚Fürchte dich nicht‘, Woodcut Collective, HAW Hamburg, D

   

STEPHEN WOZNIAK

Colonial Entry (A Better Door Than a Window), 2022
MDF, pine wood, lacquer paint
17 x 20,5 x 4,5 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635


Kick-Off: We open our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition with the American artist Stephen Wozniak (*1971, lives and works in Los Angeles) and the presentation of one of his conceptual wall sculptures . Read more about Stephen Wozniak and his work, including his artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner of our online competition: One will receive an online solo exhibition (announced at 5pm), the other will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announced at 6pm).

About Stephen Wozniak ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Home is where the art is. It’s a place in which many of our subjective perceptions and personal relationships begin. Often, our domestic life is reflected in choices that define home through objects, materials, tools and the settings where they are used over time. Home, in the context of my work, also alludes to the place where our interior lives and outward identity emerge, as well as the family and community dynamic that they are intrinsically a part of. My work, which is minimal in form, offers a discrete pathway through personal memory, rendering both revelation and concealment of both the self and other. It is also a place for contemplation, a point of departure from independent object to a continuum with the viewer. I primarily use common, accessible domestic home interior materials, such as cabinet wood, hardware and fine finishes to invite viewers back home in a way that enables them to review their lives and relationships.

“Many of Wozniak’s sculptural wall works mine suburban residential architecture and interior design elements of the recent past, disrupting the luxury culture we often craft to protect the underdeveloped self. His sculptures question the inherent material value of objects that populate the home, the class identities that we adopt and the nature of our self-worth. His works often provide a sanctuary to reset the self and clear a path for personal reclamation, spiritual development and existential understanding.”
– Paul Paiement, Curator

 

CV

Stephen Wozniak

1971 born in Dover, New Hampshire, USA
lives and works in Los Angeles

www.stephenwozniakart.com
@stephenwozniakart


Artist Biography

Stephen Wozniak is a conceptual artist who primarily works in wood, solid surfaces, hardware and fine finishes. His art is about personal identity, perception, belief, memory and the materials and objects that reflect and obscure our domestic lives. His works have been exhibited in the Cameron Art Museum, Bradbury Art Museum, Leo Castelli Gallery at Brenau University, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Ward-Nasse Gallery, Maryland Art Place and the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, among others. He and his work have been featured in such publications as Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Art of the Times and Artiholics Magazine. His works are held in numerous private and public permanent collections. Stephen was born in Dover, New Hampshire and raised in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. He is a member of the international artist network Berlin Collectiv. He formally studied visual fine art, performance art and art history. He earned a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California and maintains a studio practice in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Education

1993
- B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

1991
- Undergraduate Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Honours

2020
- Award Winner for Abstract Only! 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Wailoa Center, curated by Codie King, Hilo, Hawaii

1992
- First Prize Winner and payment award for the National ’92 Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, curated by Dan Cameron, Cobleskill, New York

Selected Exhibitions

2022
- ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, online, Cologne, Germany, April 9-23
- State of the Art/ Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, curated by Dr. Maia Nuku, Alejo Benedetti and Michael Rooks, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 2, 2022 – Septmeber 17,2022.
- Landscape: Inside and All Around Me, Il Museo Colle del Duomo, curated by Adelinda Allegretti, Viterbo, Italy, February 19 – March 5, 2022.
- Landscape: Inside and All Around Me, Carlo D’Orta Art Gallery, curated by Adelinda Allegretti, Rome, Italy, January 20 – 30, 2022.

2021
- Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, curated by Bob Unchester, Wilmington, North Carolina, December 3, 2020 – January 9, 2022.
- Contemporary Art Survey, Lincoln Center, curated by Todd Underwood and Joey Frank, Fort Collins, Colorado, November 10, 2021 – January 8, 2022.
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, online, Cologne, Germany, October 17-31
- Nerd-Alert, Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, curated by Dollie Boyd, Moses Lake, Washington, August 20 – September 23
- The Fall of Civilization, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, curated by Alicia Eggert and Linda Cullum, Lubbock, Texas, August 6 – September 25
- You Are Here Now, Berlin Collectiv, curated by Nicole Cohen, virtual exhibition and New York, New York, June 6 – August 6
- Insight, Cape Cod Museum of Art, curated by Grace Hopkins, Dennis, Massachusetts, March 18 – June 20
- All Abstract, 311 Gallery, curated by Lakeshia Reid and Kenneth Proseus, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 5-26

2020
- Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, curated by Bob Unchester, Wilmington, North Carolina, November 20, 2020-January 10, 2021
- Abstract Only! 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Wailoa Center, Hawaii Island Art Alliance, curated by Codie King, Hilo, Hawaii, October 2-29
- Authentic Marks’ 3rd International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition, Dubai Design District Building 3, R06, Zayed University, curated by Shaghaf Group, Dubai, UAE, August 27-September 5
- L.A. Stories, Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University, curated by Paul Paiement, Gainesville, Georgia, February 13-December 31
- Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, curated by Gretchen L. Wagner, Jonesboro, Arkansas, January 23-February 29

2019
- Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, curated by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Wilmington, North Carolina, December 7, 2019-January 12, 2020

1993
- So It Is Written, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, New York, December 1-23
- Annual Regional Film and Video Makers Showcase, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, May 3-June 3

1992
- National ’92 Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, curated by Dan Cameron, Cobleskill, New York, May 29-July 10

1991
- First Annual Hair Ball Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, hosted by John Waters, Baltimore, Maryland, April 27- May 11

Publications

2020
- Quintana, Kelly, “Stephen Wozniak: Remembering Home.” Art of the Times, Winter 2020: 12-13. Print and online
- Wisniewski, John, "Spotlight on Stephen Wozniak: Conceptual Artist and Actor." AMFM Magazine, November 2020
- Mino, Ylenia, "Meet the Los Angeles-based Conceptual Artist Stephen Wozniak." Artiholics Magazine, October 2020
- Parker, Samantha, “Stephen Wozniak: A Simple Place in Life.” Noah Becker’s Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, March 2020
- Wagner, Gretchen L., 2020 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition catalog, Bradbury Art Museum. Print

1992
- Cameron, Dan, National ’92 Small Works Exhibition catalog, Fourteenth Edition Exhibition Directory, The Exhibit Planners, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Print

Artist Presentations

2019
- Noon Lecture series on fine art and acting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Fred Lazarus IV Center, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 2019

2014
- Lecture on fine art and acting, Albertus Magnus Schule, Vienna, Austria, October 21, 2014

Teaching Experience

2020
- Teacher, Art All Around You, Act Out! and You’ve Got Character courses, Leland Cultural Arts Center, Leland, North Carolina, March 9 – June 20, 2020

2019
- Visiting artist, undergraduate critiques, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, March 4 and 11, 2019

Professional Experience

1991
- The Baltimore Museum of Art, researcher for chief curator Jan Howard, Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Baltimore, Maryland

Collections

- Martha Colburn
- Dr. Patrick T. Vargas
- Terryn and Jon Button
- Brenau University
- Seth Hunter
- Leela Grant
- Dan Cameron
- Paul and Janice Paiement
- Andy Scott Ladson
- Shaghaf Group
- Alan and Leah Verrill Heitz
- Joy Buckels
- Sterling Mire
- Sharon Spencer
- Dr. Christian Lerch

 

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ART MATTERS 4

Online Group Exhibition

Winner
Alireza Elahi
(participated in our group show Where the Rubber Meets the Road in summer 2022)

17/10 – 31/10/2021 ... more >


1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

exclusively on: galerie-biesenbach.de, Instagram and Facebook

Finale: Monday 1 November, 6pm CET
announcement of the winner of our 4th ART MATTERS online contest

About ART MATTERS 4 ... more >

Following our 4th Open Artist Call, we have launched our new ART MATTERS 4 online group exhibition on Sunday 17 October at 6pm. From all the applications received, we have selected 15 finalists, who will be presented with their submitted artworks on our website, Instagram and Facebook, one after the other until 31 October. Every day at 6pm, a new name and artwork will be unveiled so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions" in our daily Instagram stories, in which we acknowledge the works of a selected number of artists who just missed the final cut (90, to be exact, posted in our Instagram stories from 18 October to 1 November, 6 per day and between noon and 6pm).

On Monday 1 November at 6pm, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

We invite you to visit ART MATTERS 4 regularly here on our website, Instagram and Facebook.

About our ART MATTERS series:
Just like with our first three open artist call projects in April and November 2020 and again in April 2021, we were aware how versatile and eclectic this fourth online exhibition could be. But it was precisely the idea of an 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 look forward to get an exhibition that shows a field of tension but also a symbiotic dialogue between the individual artworks. An exhibition that matches the direction and philosophy of the gallery, but also brings something new to our programme.

You can check out our first three ART MATTERS shows further down or in our exhibition archive.

PS: Our next open call will take place in March/April 2022…

 

Monday 1 November: Finals Day

ART MATTERS 4: And the winner is... Alireza Elahi (*1991, lives and works Tehran) congratulations! We are pleased to include an Iranian artist in our programme for the first time and to present his expressive abstract paintings in one of our upcoming gallery group exhibitions.

Also for the 4th ART MATTERS round, it was not easy for us to choose only 15 artists for our online exhibition out of the many great submissions we received in our 4th Open Artist Call, and then also to choose a single winner.... It was definitely fun to discover and get to know so many great artistic positions! There is so much remarkable art out there, we can't show it all in our gallery. But the ART MATTERS series allows us to present many artistic positions from all over the world to a wider audience online twice a year for a little more than 2 weeks.

Many thanks to all of you who follow this project, some of you for 4 issues by now, and many thanks also – most of all – to all participating artists, especially to our Top 15, namely (in order of their daily posts: Alireza Elahi, Katja Pál, Bislacchi, Amir Chasson, Mariejon de Jong-Buijs, Aaron Kaveh Ossia, Molly Thomson, René Korten, Stephen Wozniak, Peter Evans, Eva Dijkstra, Beverly Rautenberg, Alan Greenberg, Clemens Gritl and last but not least Sharon Haward.


 

But in the end there can only be one and we have chosen the young Iranian artist Alireza Elahi as the ART MATTERS 4 winner in an extremely close decision. With his submitted work "untitled" (2020, acrylic and spray paint on primed canvas, 150 x 100 cm) and his artist statement as well as his overall artistic approach/work, he completely convinced us and we are happy to invite him to a thematic group exhibition in our gallery in Cologne in 2022. We already have a great project in mind and are sure that Alireza's work will be a wonderful fit for us – more information will follow soon!

To find out more about ART MATTERS 4, Alireza Elahi and the work of the other 14 finalists, check out our Instagram feed from the last two weeks or our website posts below.

The featured works are still available for purchase until 14 November – just email us for more information or visit our online shop!

And last but not least: Our next ART MATTERS Open Call will take place in March/April 2022 – more details will follow then!

 

17 – 31 October: the 15 Finalists


 

SHARON HAWARD

Disruption, Antwerp, 2021
acrylic on canvas
110 x 86 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Tomorrow is the grand finale of our 4th ART MATTERS online competition and we will announce the winner at 6pm CET – he or she will be invited to participate in an upcoming exhibition at our space in Cologne. But first let's take a look at our last participant, artist and finalist no. 15 of 15: Sharon Haward (*1961, lives and works in Hastings). Here we show her textile and at the same time sculptural wall piece "Disruption, Antwerp" from 2021 (acrylic on canvas, 110 x 86 cm). Find out more about Sharon Haward and her work – including her artist statement – below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Sharon Howard ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“I am interested in the way that architecture shapes our experience of space through its interaction with the body. I am drawn to the way that the scale of a building, the materials it is made from and and the surfaces we come into contact with can affect our physical and psychological sense of place.

My practice focuses on creating 2D and sculptural artworks that are informed by specific architectural structures and features, their materiality and their relationship to the human form. Recent developments feature an arrangement of grids, openings, printed and painted surfaces that suggest a combination of hard, rational, exteriors and softer, folded, interior spaces. Buildings to get wrapped up in perhaps!

An important part of my practice is a 'thinking through making' process, which enables my ideas to grow and develop as I respond to different concepts, materials and spaces in an instinctive way. Recent painted fabric pieces have evolved through a kind of unplanned dance between painted and sewn fragments and the creation of larger impromptu fields of painting and collage, always referring back to the urban spaces and buildings. The surface of the object is also a site of disruption, a place where the more rational shapes and forms become disturbed. I am also interested in exploring how these objects interact with the space they are shown in and by careful siting I enable them to cast shadows so they both interact with the space around them and become embedded in it.

These objects are informed by an extensive collection of photographs of architectural and bodily fragments taken on research visits to public buildings, architectural icons and cities in UK and Europe.”

 

CV

Sharon Haward

1961 born
lives and works in Hastings

www.sharonhaward.com
@sharonhaward


Education

2012
- University of Brighton  MA Digital Media Arts

1981
- Newcastle University   BA Hons Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions

2018
- Fold Rye Creative Centre

2016
- Sense of Space Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness

2014
- Interruption Curious Project Space, Eastbourne

2010
- An Experiment in Town Planning Monument Gallery, Southampton

2005
- Remains Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

2004
- States of Corruption   Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone; Ramsgate Library Gallery; Cranbrook Library Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 4  Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Processing Uncertainty  The Dirty Old Gallery, Hastings
- Tracks and Traces [online] AIR Gallery, Altrincham

2020
- We baked All Our Own Bread Photohastings, Zuzushii Gallery, Hastings

2019
- Between Skylight + Dust Hartslane Gallery, London:
- Im/material Bodies Sluice HQ, London and Rye Creative Centre

2018
- Curiouser#9 Gare de Bruxelles Congrès, Belgium;
- Every Story tells a Story OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading

2017
- Decorating Dissidence Mile End Pavilion/Queen Mary University of London

2014
- Whitstable Biennial Satellite  film screening;
- Access Space Sheffield;
- Telling Stories  Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks

2013
- Parade  video screening Margate;
- Pneu  Electro Studios Project Space, St.Leonards on Sea

2012
- Instants Vidéo Poétiques video screening, Paris

2011
- Feedback  University of Brighton Gallery

2010
- HopSkip  Hackney Wick

2009
- Circumnavigation  Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne

2008
- Anonymous Drawing Berlin;
- Signs of Life 1 Liverpool Biennial Fringe

2006
- Karavan Gallery, Reigate;
- Last Breath  Crypt at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

2003
- Art in Romney Marsh St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh

2002
- Experimental Spaces Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings; Beaux Arts  London

Prizes, Awards, Open Submission

2016
- East Sussex Open (selectors Jenni Lomax, Melanie Manchot, Brian Cass)

2013
- Barbican Arts Group Trust Open, London

2010
- East Sussex Open

2003
- Sussex Open - recommended

2002
- Artsway Open

Residencies

2019
- Process Space 29 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2018
- Identity Dordrecht, Netherlands

2017
- En Place Chateau de Sacy,  France

2015
- Atelier Austmarka,  Norway

2014
- Making Space  Fabrica, Brighton;
- Sharing Space  Eastbourne College, Eastbourne

2009
- Reside:Résider Kent and Côte d’Opale, (Dover Arts Development)
- Runway The Creative Centre, Rye

2002
- Experimental Spaces  Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Commissions

2020
- MuseeLab, Sable-sur-Sarthe, France

2016
- Alternate Legacies  The Bridge, Hastings
- Peek The Space, St.Leonards on Sea

2012
- Seaside Hotel St Mary in the Castle, Hastings,  Coastal Currents, curator Joanna Petkiewicz

2011
- Interface de Brandwoeker, Oudenaarde, Belgium, curator Christine Gist
- Watchtower Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, Romney Marsh

2008
- Eat photo project, Bridge Community Centre, Hastings

2005
- Mortuary windows, Art in Hospitals, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

2004
- Operating theatre area windows, Art in Hospitals, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Texts, Reviews, Publication Contributions

2019
- Decorating Dissidence (online journal) on Women Architects
- An Appointment at the End of the World zine, Manchester International Festival

2017
- Road Trip Figure Ground Public Art

2016
- What They didn't Teach You at Art School Ilex Press
- Time, space and heritage: site-specific art invades 19th century fort, Pippa Koszerek (a-n online)

2015
- Mark Waugh Notes and slippages on the schizophrenia of the day

2010
- Owen Hatherley  (BD Online) Experiments in Town Planning

2008
- MailOut  (Dec/Jan) Ghost Town & Socially Engaged Practice

2006
- a-n (March) Artists Projects Four Corners

Collections

- London, Brighton, Brussels, Edinburgh, Oxford

Other Projects

2021
- On Material Reciprocal Space, Artists in Conversation You Tube (British Council)

2015
- Space Interrupted 3 site installation project (GfA) Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonards; Limbo Art Space (electricity substation) Margate; Fort Brockhurst,Gosport

2010
- Facade 2 site installation project (GfA) The Space, St. Leonards; Old Coach Park, Dover;
- Replay town centre interventions, Coastal Currents, Hastings

2009
- Ghost Town outdoor installation (GfA) The Bridge, Hastings

2005
- Four Corners installation in empty flat, (GfA) Farley Bank, Hastings

 

CLEMENS GRITL

N O  0 5 - 0 9 0 1 6 0 - 0 5, 2018
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta, aluminium board, oak frame
160 x 90 cm
(ed. 2 of 5 + 1 AP)

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Day 14 of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 – Monday is finals day! – and time to reveal the name of the 14th of our 15 finalists: Clemens Gritl (*1979, lives and works in Berlin). Shown here is his digital urban utopia "N O 0 5 - 0 9 0 1 6 0 - 0 5" from 2018 from the image series "A Future City from the Past" (inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta, aluminium board, oak frame, 160 x 90 cm, ed. 2 of 5 + 1 AP). Find out more about Clemens Gritl and his art – including his artist statement – below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Clemens Gritl ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

"For his series of pictures "A Future City from the Past", Clemens Gritl creates an endless urban landscape designed entirely according to the design criteria of Brutalism.

His fascination with architectural megastructures, especially those of the 1960s and 1970s, is due not only to their sheer size but also to their futuristic formal language and the embodiment of revolutionary social visions that remain palpable today.

The series paints the picture of an aged, futuristic metropolis. All buildings are of one piece, the differences between architectural styles and epochs are replaced by the interplay of geometry, structure and absolute materiality – the super-brutalistic megacity full of gigantic residential machines, high-rise office buildings and endless motorway networks is born.

The tension lies in the contrast between the sculptural beauty of the buildings on the one hand and the loss of human scale on the other.

The photorealistic presentation of the renderings borrows from the zeitgeist of 1960s architectural photography, which, in addition to unbroken optimism, also impressively documents the radical nature of projects of the time.

The black-and-white rendering shows the plasticity of brutalist architecture in its most expressive form.

 

CV

Clemens Gritl

1979 born
lives and works in Berlin

www.clemensgritl.com
@clemens.gritl


Since studying architecture in Munich and Rome, digital artist Clemens Gritl has been designing architectural computer models that reflect and explore urban utopias of the 20th century.

Gritl's works have already been part of major exhibitions, for example his video installation on Le Corbusier's "Plan Voisin" was shown at the "Museum für angewandte Kunst" in Frankfurt.

The Museum Contemporary Calgary in Canada opened in 2019 with a solo exhibition of his series of images.

In 2020, the first album in 36 years of Bob Geldof's band, "The Boomtown Rats", was released with one of his prints on the album cover.

In November 2021, his work will be shown at the Biennale de l'Image Tangible in Paris and the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.

 

ALAN GREENBERG

Violet/Brown Block, 2021
pigmented plaster on wood, wax
27 x 12 x 15 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Day 13 of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 – only 3 days left until the final! – and time to reveal the name of the 13th of our 15 finalists: Alan Greenberg (*1956, lives and works in Philadelphia). His work, on the borderline between sculpture and painting, is entitled "Violet/Brown Block", 2021, pigmented plaster on wood and wax0, 27 x 12 x 15 cm. Find out more about Alan Greenberg and his art – including his artist statement – below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Alan Greenberg ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

"I have been creating both large scale site-specific installations as well as discrete objects made in the studio for many years. My current body of work made in the studio are made by building up many layers of pigmented plaster over wood and metal mesh armatures. They lie in the space where sculpture and painting meet. Both the works on the floor and on the wall have a sense of physicality, weight and precarious balance. They are also concerned with value, colour and surface. The relationships the pieces have to the wall and to the floor as well as to each other are critically important to me.  I want the viewer to get back and look at the works in their entirety but also entice the observers to come in close and see the nuance of colour and texture on the surface."

 

CV

Alan Greenberg

1956 born
lives and works in Philadelphia

www.alangreenbergartist.com
@alangreenbergartist


Education

1980
- Master of Arts, Fine Arts; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

1977
- Bachelor of Fine Arts; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teaching

2003
- Instructor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1997-2001
- Senior Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1998, 2001
- Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1990-91
- Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1981
- Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Grants, Awards & Commissions

2011
- We Remember, Holocaust Memorial Commission, Congregation Mishkan Shalom, Phila., PA

2003
- Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Fellowship Grant

2002
- Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Special Opportunity Stipend

2001
- Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
- Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Special Opportunity Stipend

1999
- Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

1993
- Purchase Award and Juror’s Award, Delaware Art Museum

1990
- Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Fellowship Grant

1987
- Artpark, Lewiston, New Yor

1986
- Oakland Arts Council, Oakland, California

1982
- Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

One, Two & Three Person Exhibitions

2021
- Divisible, Dayton, Ohio

2019
- Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

2017
- Alan Greenberg Recent Work, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2015
- liminal, Space Gallery, Pomona, CA

2014
- nothing is everything, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2000
- Gallery Joe, Bird Park, Philadelphia, PA
- The Shadows of Shoa (Two Person Show), Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999
- University Gallery, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

1998
- Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, Philadelphia, PA

1996
- Abington Art Center Sculpture Garden, Jenkintown, PA

1994
- Carbon 14, Philadelphia, PA
- Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1991
- Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1990
- Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

1988
- Bank of America World Headquarters Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986
- Installation on Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA
- Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1985
- Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1983
- Creative Art Center, Sunnyvale, CA

1982
- Dobrick Gallery, Chicago, IL
- Installation, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)

2019
- FOUR, Paul Williams Gallery, Ontario, CA

2018
- Random, Paul Williams Gallery, Ontario, CA

2017
- Black Box Cards, Faux Mouvement; Centre d'art Contemporain, Metz, France

2010
- Creations-sur-le-champ-land art Mont–Saint-Hilaire, Saint Hilaire, Quebec

2005
- Contemplations on the Spiritual; Museum of Religious Art, New York, NY

2004
- Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA (Travelling Exhibit)

2002
- Contemplations on the Spiritual; Site projects, Cologne, Germany
- Contemplations on the Spiritual; Cathedral of St. John the Devine, New York, NY

2001
- Contemplations on the Spiritual; Site Projects, Glasgow, Scotland
- Contemplations on the Spiritual; Galeria Sala 1, Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy
- Sharjah International Art Biennial, United Arab Emirates (U.S. Representative)

2000
- Black and White, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
- Abstraction 2000, Lambertville, NJ

1999
- Contemplation, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
- Functional Follies, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

1998
- Space and Surface, Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
- Through the Heart of the City, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1997
- Installation and Video, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1996
- Defining the Edge, Painted Bride Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1995
- Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY
- FFS Gallery, New York, NY

1994
- Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
- Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Philadelphia, PA

1993
- Biennial ’93, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

1992
- Seventeen Sculptors, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

- Three Person Show, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1991
- Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1990
- Contemporary Icons and Explorations, Hunter Museum of Art, TN

1989
- Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

1988
- Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1987
- Artpark, Lewiston, NY
- The House in Contemporary Art, California State University, Turlock, CA
- San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1985
- Art Aglow: Nine Artists Using Neon, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA

Selected Public Collections

- Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, Delaware
- Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Bank of America, San Francisco, California
- Kemper Life Insurance Company, Long-Grove, Illinois
- Carrington, Coleman, Slogan & Blumenthal, Dallas, Texas

Selected Articles and Reviews

- Belz, Carl, Thinking about Everything and Nothing, Left Bank Art Blog, March 24, 2014
- Brown, Glen, Contemplating the Spiritual, World Sculpture News, Winter, 2003
- Heartney, Eleanor, Catalog Essay, Contemplations on the Spiritual, Glasgow, Scotland
- Kline, Richard, Catalog Essay, Contemplations on the Spiritual, Rome, Italy
- Sozanski, E., The Shadows of Shoa, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12, 2000
- Fallon, R., Dark Shadows, Philadelphia Weekly, May 10, 2000
- Sozanski, E., Spiritual Dimensions, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 8, 1999
- Fallon, R., Lost in Space, Philadelphia Weekly, November 5, 1999
- Sokolitz, R., Functional Follies, Sculpture, June 1999
- Blankstein, Commissions, Up House Down, Sculpture, February 1997
- Seidel, M., Alan Greenberg at Fleisher Art Memorial, Art in America, June 1994
- Bohn, D., Alan Greenberg, New Art Examiner, Summer 1994
- Sozanski, E., At Fleisher, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 11, 1994
- Sozanski, E., In Delaware, A Survey of Philadelphia Art, Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug.5, 1993
- Brenson, M., Sculpture Tests Its Muscles Outdoors, New York Times, Sept. 6, 1987
- Shere, C., The Shades of Summer’s End, Oakland Tribune, August 26, 1986
- Pasles, C., Neon Art, Los Angeles Times, November 8, 1985
- French, C., Piazza, Artweek, June 1, 1985

 

BEVERLY RAUTENBERG

TWO [ Old Friends and I Meet Again... ], 2018
wood, archival board and enamel on panel
20 x 20 x 2,5 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Day 12 of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 and time to reveal the name of the 12th of 15 finalists: Beverly Rautenberg (*1961, lives and works in Chicago). Shown here is one of her minimalist works from the "TWO" series with autobiographical references (read her artist statement below!): "TWO [ Old Friends and I Meet Again... ]" from 2018, wood, archival board and enamel on panel, 20 x 20 x 2,5 cm. Find out more about Beverly Rautenberg and her art below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Beverly Rautenberg ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“I am an Interdisciplinary Conceptual Artist. My practice is focused mainly on making Objects. My Work is very small and intimate and invites a ‘close look’ by the viewer. It is almost always square (or is composed of multiple square forms). I have had an ongoing passion for the square form for the last 15 years (and it will not go away!!). My Work combines the reductive formalism of a minimalist aesthetic, influenced by the work of Donald Judd, with autobiographical subject matter.

Although material is very important in my Work, unlike the original practitioners of minimalism, it is not the sole intent of the work. Material, colour 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 enamel, aluminium, rubber and various hardware. Even though I reference personal experience throughout my process, it is important to me to have the viewer bring their own subjectivity to my Work, rather than accepting mine as the only interpretation.

“TWO [ Old Friends and I Meet Again… ]” is a work from my ongoing “TWO” Series, which began in 2016. In this work, my two ‘old (blonde) friends’ are signified by the two light coloured wood pieces; while I am represented by the glossy black material (I always wear black). The multiple layers of the work are meant to convey the many years that have past, since we first met and our friendship began.”

 

CV

Beverly Rautenberg

1961 born
lives and works in Chicago

@beverly_rautenberg_art


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

2022
- 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.

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

2022
- Wings to Freedom, International Expo, Cervantes Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (forthcoming).

2021
- Small But Mighty, Pop-Up Group Show, Small Works. (forthcoming).
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany, Online. Curated by Stéphane Biesenbach.  
- VIS-CO, Hamburg, Germany. Collaborative International Drawing Project, Curated by Michael Perlbach.

2020
- Grey/Gray (MATTERS), International Postcard Exhibition, Divisible Projects, Dayton, OH., Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones.
- ART MATTERS, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany. Online, Curated by Stéphane Biesenbach.
- 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.

 

EVA DIJKSTRA

D3.F2 – COVID19 – March 2020, 2021
shaped canvas composite, synthetic polymer paint, MDF
45 x 51 cm

(Top left to bottom right: Corona cases +971%, Toilet paper sales +60%, Unemployment USA +26%, Gold price -12%, AUD to Euro -15%, Dow Jones Industrial Average -30%, Air pollution -50%, WTI Crude Oil Price -57%, Commercial flights -65%)

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

It is already the 11th day of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 and we are pleased to present the 11th of 15 finalists: Eva Dijkstra (*1974 in the Netherlands, lives and works in Sydney and Amsterdam) with her conceptual wall object "D3.F2 – COVID19 – March 2020" from 2021 (composition of shaped canvases, synthetic polymer paint, MDF, 45 x 51 cm). Based on data such as the Dow Jones or WTI crude oil price, the individual pieces are titled (from top left to bottom right): Corona cases +971%, Toilet paper sales +60%, Unemployment USA +26%, Gold price -12%, AUD to Euro -15%, Dow Jones Industrial Average -30%, Air pollution -50%, WTI crude oil price -57%, Commercial flights -65%. Read more about Eva Dijkstra and her work – including her artist statement – below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Eva Dijkstra ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Eva Dijkstra’s work draws on the language of minimalism and hard edge abstraction. Straddling the junction between painting and sculpture, and art and design.

Presenting itself as non-objective, it is after closer investigation, the work’s true meaning reveals itself. Each of the works finds its origins in data, such as the World Happiness Index, and global temperature rise.

Eva meticulously dissects and translates these numbers into precisely crafted diagrams. After this initial process the work seemingly ‘develops itself’ into bold and colourful compositions. Both exact and abstract.

Eva primarily works with shaped canvasses and composite wall objects, which is part of her ongoing quest to marry the 2-D with the 3-Dimensional. Hidden shapes underneath the canvas hinting on both the underlying diagrams and obscured meaning underpinning each work.”

 

CV

Eva Dijkstra

1974 born in the Netherlands
lives and works in Sydney and Amsterdam

www.eva-dijkstra.com
@evadijkstra


Education

- Academy of Fine Arts, St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands

Exhibitions (selection)

2021
- ArT MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)

2020
- Sanderson Gallery Auckland, New Zealand

2018
- Cult, Chairity Reinventing Design Icons

2010
- Wordplay NYTimes, The New York Times, USA
- Graphic Material, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia
- Designer Sushi, Metalab Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009
- Template 2.0, Millenium Courts Arts Centre, Portadown, Belfast, N. Ireland
- EyeSaw, Omnibus Lane, Ultimo, Sydney, Australia
- Dhub: Celebrate Collect Manifest, Museum Disseny Hub Barcelona, Spain 2008
- Lovely Language, Words divide, Images unite,Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands

2007
- Super Holland Design, Barcelona, New York

 

PETER EVANS

Scratchcard Painting #126, 2021
acrylic on jute, artist's wood trim frame
50 x 45 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Day 10 of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 and we are pleased to introduce the 10th of 15 finalists: Peter Evans (*1979 in London, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro). His submitted work: "Scratchcard Painting #126" from 2021, acrylic on jute, artist's wood trim frame, 50 x 45 cm. Find out more about Peter Evans and his art – including his artist statement – below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Peter Evans ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“I am a multidisciplinary artist from London.

My practice begins with the collecting of found objects and materials, items from the streets or private spaces that can be reworked and presented in new often abstract forms.

Taking inspiration from the passed over spaces of the everyday, routine behaviour and the familiarity of the habitual, my work celebrates the aspects of life that might be hiding in plain sight: overheard snippets of conversation, discarded National Lottery scratch cards and disused food crates, have all been taken and repurposed to allow the viewer space for a new interpretation of an ordinary world.

It's the things we walk past everyday unnoticed, the unremarkable sides of our existence that I celebrate and bring to the fore in a new conception; postcards are dissected and re-presented in book form; a ripped billboard poster is turned into an abstract collage; and a vessel for food becomes a surface for the minimalist. I live and work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.“

 

CV

Peter Evans

1979 born in London
lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

www.peterevans.uk
@peterevans_____


Education

- MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London (2015/16)

Solo Exhibitions

- Scratchcard Paintings, Oliver Spencer - London, July 2019
- No Blank Space, Silverthorne Lofts - London, December 2016
- Collections to Inform Artwork, Chelsea College of Art Library - London, July 2016
- Be The first of Your Friends To Like This, Punctum Gallery, Chelsea College of Art - London, April 2016

Group Exhibitions

- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne - online, October 2021
- Phylactery, Gallery 46 - London, October 2021
- An Act of Making, Yorkton Workshops - London, September 2021
- 50 Vyner, M.A.H Gallery - London, September 2021
- Transatlantico, Mana Contemporary - New York, October 2020
- Pazzo Palazzo, Palazzo Monto - Brescia, Italy, May 2019
- Recreational Grounds - London, May 2019
- Delphian Gallery Print Show, The Printspace - London, March 2019
- The Spring Auction, The Auction Collective - London, March 2019
- [s] Rhythms in Art Lacuna, Art Lacuna - London, January 2019
- Abstract:Reality, Saatchi Gallery - London, December 2018
- Not Available in Good Book Shop, Sluice Art Fair - London, September 2017
- Raise All Spirits 2p, Finsbury Park Conservative Club - London, April 2017
- MA Fine Art Summer Show, Chelsea College of Art - London, September 2016
- Susak Expo - Susak, Croatia, May 2016
- MA Fine Art Interim Show, Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art - London, May 2016
- Conversation In Progress, Mills Centre Gallery - London, Jan/Feb 2015
- Fly By The Seat Of Your Pantsuit, Triangle/Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art - London, 5th Oct 2015
- Imaginary Portraits, Collage Expo, En Face - Paris, Oct 2015
- CHEMCRAFT - For Love of Chemistry: Aesthetic Forms and Their Opposites, Espacio Gallery - London, July 2015
- Flux Art Fair, Grays Art Gallery, The Rag Factory - London, Feb 2015
- Blurred, A-Side B-Side Gallery - London, Sept 2014 Rotterdam International Art Fair - Sept 2014

Residencies

- Palazzo Monti - Italy, March 2019

Awards

- Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award, Chelsea College of Art, 2015/16

Collections

- Tate Library and Archive, Millbank, London, UK
- Fondazione Berardelli, Brescia, Italy
- Incipio Group – Little Feast, The Prince, London, UK
- Chelsea College of Art Library & Special Collections, London, UK
- Winchester School of Art library, Winchester, UK
- Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Library, Washington University in St.Louis, Missouri, US
- Warner Music UK, London, UK & New York

Features / Publications

- Oliver Spencer - Journal, July, 2019
- Abstract Mag / Artist Run - Short Film, December, 2018
- DATEAGLE ART - Interview, July, 2018
- Novelty Magazine - Issue #7, March, 2017
- Kolaj Magazine – Issue #14, 2015
- Saatchi Gallery, Digital Display Screen, 2nd Floor Saatchi Gallery, London, UK – August, 2015
- Zero Magazine - January, 2015
- Kolaj Magazine Artist Trading Cards & feature – November, 2014
- Convergence Zine - 'Line' October, 2014
- The Patchwork Paper - October, 2014
- SYN – September, 2014
- Le Monde Diplomatique – October, 2014
- Art Asylum - June, 2014

Other Experience

- Volunteer / Assistant – Cubitt Gallery Community Education Programme (July 2017 - present)
- Volunteer – The Stanley Kubrick Archive, London College of Communication (Nov 2016-Mar 2017)
- Artist Assistant, Hormazd Narielwalla (July 2014 – February 2015

 

STEPHEN WOZNIAK

Assisted Living, 2021
MDF, acrylic paint, lacquer finish, polished chrome wire pulls, Corian®
27 x 112 x 8,25 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Day 9 of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 and time to reveal the name of the 9th of 15 finalists: Stephen Wozniak (*1971 born Dover, New Hampshire, USA, lives and works in Los Angeles). Shown here is his conceptual wall sculpture "Assisted Living" from 2021 which is made of MDF, acrylic paint, lacquer, polished chrome wire handles and Corian®, measuring 27 x 112 x 8,25 cm. Learn more about Stephen Wozniak and his art – including his artist statement – below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Stephen Wozniak ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Home is where the art is. It’s a place in which many of our subjective perceptions and personal relationships begin. Often, our domestic life is reflected in choices that define home through objects, materials, tools and the settings where they are used over time. Home, in the context of my work, also alludes to the place where our interior lives and outward identity emerge, as well as the family and community dynamic that they are intrinsically a part of. My work, which is minimal in form, offers a discrete pathway through personal memory, rendering both revelation and concealment of both the self and other. It is also a place for contemplation, a point of departure from independent object to a continuum with the viewer. I primarily use common, accessible domestic home interior materials, such as cabinet wood, hardware and fine finishes to invite viewers back home in a way that enables them to review their lives and relationships.”

“Many of Wozniak’s sculptural wall works mine suburban residential architecture and interior design elements of the recent past, disrupting the luxury culture we often craft to protect the underdeveloped self. His sculptures question the inherent material value of objects that populate the home, the class identities that we adopt and the nature of our self-worth. His works often provide a sanctuary to reset the self and clear a path for personal reclamation, spiritual development and existential understanding.”
– Paul Paiement, Curator

 

CV

Stephen Wozniak

1971 born in Dover, New Hampshire, USA
lives and works in Los Angeles

www.stephenwozniakart.com
@stephenwozniakart


Artist Biography

Stephen Wozniak is a conceptual artist who primarily works in wood, solid surfaces, hardware and fine finishes. His art is about personal identity, perception, belief, memory and the materials and objects that reflect and obscure our domestic lives. His works have been exhibited in the Cameron Art Museum, Bradbury Art Museum, Leo Castelli Gallery at Brenau University, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Ward-Nasse Gallery, Maryland Art Place and the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, among others. He and his work have been featured in such publications as Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Art of the Times and Artiholics Magazine. His works are held in numerous private and public permanent collections. Stephen was born in Dover, New Hampshire and raised in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. He is a member of the international artist network Berlin Collectiv. He formally studied visual fine art, performance art and art history. He earned a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California and maintains a studio practice in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Education

1993
- B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

1991
- Undergraduate Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Honours

2020
- Award Winner for Abstract Only! 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Wailoa Center, curated by Codie King, Hilo, Hawaii

1992
- First Prize Winner and payment award for the National ’92 Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, curated by Dan Cameron, Cobleskill, New York

Selected Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, online, Cologne, Germany, October 17-31
- Nerd-Alert, Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, curated by Dollie Boyd, Moses Lake, Washington, August 20 – September 23
- The Fall of Civilization, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, curated by Alicia Eggert and Linda Cullum, Lubbock, Texas, August 6 – September 25
- You Are Here Now, Berlin Collectiv, curated by Nicole Cohen, virtual exhibition and New York, New York, June 6 – August 6
- Insight, Cape Cod Museum of Art, curated by Grace Hopkins, Dennis, Massachusetts, March 18 – June 20
- All Abstract, 311 Gallery, curated by Lakeshia Reid and Kenneth Proseus, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 5-26

2020
- Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, curated by Bob Unchester, Wilmington, North Carolina, November 20, 2020-January 10, 2021
- Abstract Only! 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Wailoa Center, Hawaii Island Art Alliance, curated by Codie King, Hilo, Hawaii, October 2-29
- Authentic Marks’ 3rd International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition, Dubai Design District Building 3, R06, Zayed University, curated by Shaghaf Group, Dubai, UAE, August 27-September 5
- L.A. Stories, Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University, curated by Paul Paiement, Gainesville, Georgia, February 13-December 31
- Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, curated by Gretchen L. Wagner, Jonesboro, Arkansas, January 23-February 29

2019
- Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, curated by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Wilmington, North Carolina, December 7, 2019-January 12, 2020

1993
- So It Is Written, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, New York, December 1-23
- Annual Regional Film and Video Makers Showcase, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, May 3-June 3

1992
- National ’92 Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, curated by Dan Cameron, Cobleskill, New York, May 29-July 10

1991
- First Annual Hair Ball Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, hosted by John Waters, Baltimore, Maryland, April 27- May 11

Publications

2020
- Quintana, Kelly, “Stephen Wozniak: Remembering Home.” Art of the Times, Winter 2020: 12-13. Print and online
- Wisniewski, John, "Spotlight on Stephen Wozniak: Conceptual Artist and Actor." AMFM Magazine, November 2020
- Mino, Ylenia, "Meet the Los Angeles-based Conceptual Artist Stephen Wozniak." Artiholics Magazine, October 2020
- Parker, Samantha, “Stephen Wozniak: A Simple Place in Life.” Noah Becker’s Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, March 2020
- Wagner, Gretchen L., 2020 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition catalog, Bradbury Art Museum. Print

1992
- Cameron, Dan, National ’92 Small Works Exhibition catalog, Fourteenth Edition Exhibition Directory, The Exhibit Planners, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Print

Artist Presentations

2019
- Noon Lecture series on fine art and acting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Fred Lazarus IV Center, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 2019

2014
- Lecture on fine art and acting, Albertus Magnus Schule, Vienna, Austria, October 21, 2014

Teaching Experience

2020
- Teacher, Art All Around You, Act Out! and You’ve Got Character courses, Leland Cultural Arts Center, Leland, North Carolina, March 9 – June 20, 2020

2019
- Visiting artist, undergraduate critiques, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, March 4 and 11, 2019

Professional Experience

1991
- The Baltimore Museum of Art, researcher for chief curator Jan Howard, Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Baltimore, Maryland

Collections

- Martha Colburn
- Dr. Patrick T. Vargas
- Terryn and Jon Button
- Brenau University
- Seth Hunter
- Leela Grant
- Dan Cameron
- Paul and Janice Paiement
- Andy Scott Ladson
- Shaghaf Group
- Alan and Leah Verrill Heitz
- Joy Buckels
- Sterling Mire
- Sharon Spencer
- Dr. Christian Lerch

 

RENÉ KORTEN

Daughter of Time 65, 2021
acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Half-time: Until next week on Sunday, we will present one of our finalists every day, before the winner of our online competition ART MATTERS 4 will be announced on Monday 1 November. But before that, we are happy to present, on day 8, the 8th of 15 finalists: René Korten (*1957 in Horn, the Netherlands, lives and works in Tilburg, the Netherlands). Pictured here is one of his abstract paintings, “Daughter of Time 65” from 2021 (acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 cm). Read more about René Korten and his work below – including his artist statement.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About René Korten ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Man has a great influence on his environment; the world is an amalgam of chaos and horror and at the same time of beauty and ingenuity as a result of human nature. Cultural and natural processes are virtually indistinguishable from each other.

This is what engages me, that is what my paintings are about, and the processes mentioned are reflected in the working process of artmaking. I alternate highly precise decisions with intuitive operations and only partially controllable actions. Every painting, every object, every project is a result of interacting forces.

I strive to create pronounced works, but essentially they are about making connections. I have the conviction that, also in the present time, it is useful and necessary to make images in which differences are not smoothened, but in which meaningful and productive meetings of the seemingly contradictory are central. Images that are complex and at the same time look clear. Pictures with a logic that cannot be named. Exciting and relevant paintings because of the way in which the constituent elements connect to each other and thereby make a statement about the world. Images that are a parallel universe rubbing against reality, but that cannot be reduced directly to a figurative interpretable representation or social comment. Growing and building, flowing and crashing combined in a syncretic way.

Paint flows, fluid becomes image. Just as cells divide, this is how the blotches take shape. I try things out and observe what happens. There is no detailed plan, but an intention does exist. Experimentation and variation sooner or later lead to a combination of elements that proves fruitful, one that's new and yet holds up. A new form of 'suitability'. Darwinism in paint. Paint shows itself and shows this process. A blotch is both itself and an organism functioning within a whole. The painting is its own domain as well as a portrayal of the (complexity of the) world in which it exists. There is no distinction between the abstract and the figurative.”

 

CV

René Korten

1957 born in Horn, The Netherlands
lives and works in Tilburg, The Netherlands

www.renekorten.nl
@renekorten


Biography

1957
- born in Horn (NL)

1969-1975
- VWO Bisschoppelijk College Broekhin, Roermond (NL)

1975-1980
- NLO Tehatex, Tilburg (NL)

1980-1982
- Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg (NL)

1998
- Artist in Residence Translacje 98, Piotrków Trybunalski (PL)

1999
- Artist in Residence Translacje 99, Piotrków Trybunalski (PL)

2001
- Artist in Residence Thupelo Cape Town International Workshop, Malmesbury (ZA)

2007
- Artist in Residence Gastateliers, Daglicht / Beeldenstorm, Eindhoven (NL)

2008
- Artist in Residence Stormlicht, Daglicht / Beeldenstorm, Eindhoven (NL) (i.s.m. Jan van den Langenberg) (NL)

2012-
- Docent / Teacher aan Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Tilburg (NL)

2013-
- Mede-oprichter en curator / Co-founder and curator PARK-Platform for Visual Arts, Tilburg (NL)

2013-
- Mede-oprichter en curator / Co-founder and curator blog Nothing But Good

2019
- Artist in Residence Curatoren PARK, gastatelier Vincent van GoghHuis, Zundert (NL)

Selected Solo and Duo Exhibitions (since 2000)

2021
- René Korten - Furious Balancing, ECI cultuurfabriek, Roermond (NL)
- René Korten / Simon Oud - Meteorologische Oppervlakken, Villa Erica, De Kijkdoos, Bennekom (NL)
- René Korten - Remembrance, online exhibition, Galerie Helder, Den Haag (NL), Gallery Viewer
- René Korten, online exhibition Punch Exhibition Space

2019
- René Korten - Wipe Into The Now, Hilvaria Studio’s, Hilvarenbeek (NL)
- René Korten - schilderijen | Rolf Mulder - beelden, Galerie Art Forum Antwerpen (BE)
- René Korten - schilderijen | Ton Kalle - beelden, Schlessart, Bergen NH (NL)

2018
- René Korten - Moon Down Here | Mark Kramer - Installatie , Galerie Van den Berge, Goes (NL)
- René Korten | Richard Mackness, Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke, North Yorkshire (UK)
- René Korten, Kunstrai 2018, Rai, Amsterdam (NL)
- René Korten - Cross Your DNA With Something Reptile, Appels Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2017
- René Korten - Spirit Level, Light Cube Art Gallery, Ronse (BE)
- René Korten | Yumiko Yoneda, Galerie Agnes Raben, Vorden (NL)
- René Korten | Jasper van Aarle, Galerie Arti Capelli, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)

2016
- Kissing The Tar, ruimte P60, Assen (NL)
- Spatial Surfaces, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (met Frans Franssen) (NL)

2014
- The Painterly and Precise, Appels Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
- Ocean Of Chance, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (NL)

2013
- On Purpose, Galerie Lutz, Delft (NL)

2012
- Diver’s Eye, Museum De Pont, projectruimte, Tilburg (NL)
- Terwijl het verandert, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (NL)

2011
- Muse Atlas, SEA Foundation, projectruimte Gust van Dijk, Tilburg (NL)
- Schrijf mij uit, verdubbel me, Salon 2060, Antwerpen (BE)
- Schilderijen en werken op papier, Wanda Reiff Contemporary Art, Bemelen (NL)

2010
- Sea Bait, De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL)
- Finding Place, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (met P. van Rijswijk) (NL)
- Four Paintings, RUIMTE-X, Tilburg (met P. van Rijswijk) (NL)
- Feeler, Hilvaria Studio's Foundation, Hilvarenbeek (NL)

2009
- Fountainhead - A Furnished Landscape, Argument - Vertoningsruimte, Tilburg (NL)

2008
- Fantoom, Stormlicht, Daglicht/Beeldenstorm, Meulensteen Art Centre, , Eindhoven (met J. van den Langenberg) (NL)

2007
- Geestcontainer, Gastatelier Daglicht/Beeldenstorm, Meulensteen Art Centre, Eindhoven (NL)

2006
- Parasite: Rotterdam, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam (met J. van den Langenberg) (NL)

2005
- Urban Dazzle, Bewaerschole, Burgh-Haamstede (met J. van den Langenberg) (NL)
- Gemengde Technieken Op Paneel, Art Transit/Van Munster, Amersfoort (NL)
- De Groene Arena, Een Opstelling, Kanaaldijk, Haghorst (met J. van den Langenberg) (NL)

2001
- Schilderijen, Galerie Van den Berge, Goes (NL)
- Smeltkracht (Het Dier Dat Verhalen Vertelt), Galerij Germinahof, Sterksel (NL) (met J. van den Langenberg)
- Schilderijen En Grafiek, Galerie Lutz, Delft (NL)

2000
- Spots And Animals, Galerie Peninsula Daily, Eindhoven (NL)
- Schilderijen, Grafiek, Galerie 2x de Afstand, Zaltbommel (NL)
- Schilderijen, Privé Domein Pijnenburg, Deurne (met M. de Kok) (NL)

Selected Group Exhibitions (since 2010)

2021
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (DE, online)
- Vanwege Vincent, Stedelijk Museum Breda (NL)
- Het Zoete Leven/How Sweet Life Is, Huis van de Fotografie Rotterdam (NL)
- Tekenkabinet IX, Belgisch Paviljoen Amstelpark, Amsterdam (NL)- Group Exhibition, Bogert Gallery, Knokke-Heist (BE)
- Time Zones, online exhibition, Galerie Helder, Den Haag (NL)
- Van Gogh naar nu – aanwinsten, Vincent van GoghHuis, Zundert (NL)
- Unter gewissen Umständen, Die Neuzugänge, IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen (BE)

2020
- Unter gewissen Umständen, Die Neuzugänge, IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen (BE)
- Van Gogh naar nu - aanwinsten, Vincent van GoghHuis, Zundert (NL)
- Artist’s Call, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen (NL)
- Absolute II, Artspace Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg (DE)
- Grey / Gray (Matter), Divisible Projects, Ohio, Dayton (US)
- Zomerexpo, Ruimte P60, Assen (NL)
- Zwischenräume, Debsaysyes in Berlin, Rosalux, the Berlin based art space, Berlin (DE)
- Benefit for Brabant, PARK-Platform for Visual Arts, Tilburg (NL)
- In & Out, Galerie Helder, Den Haag (NL)
- Boven de Bank, LOGMAN Galerie, Utrecht (NL)
- René Korten & beeldhouwers, Galerie Art Forum – Antwerp Business Suites, Antwerp (BE)

2019
- Artist-in-residence en tentoonstelling Curatoren PARK, Van GoghGalerie, Zundert (NL)
- Winterkabinet, Tekenkabinet Amstelpark, Amsterdam (NL)
- Breathe, Museum St. Wendel, St. Wendel (DE)
- Tekenkabinet, Pop-Up IJburg, Amsterdam (NL)
- Art Project Din A4, Museum M.A.C House, Leusden (NL)
- Debsaysyes Start Party, Kruisruimte, Eindhoven (NL)
- Homerun#1, De Natuur, Willem Twee kunstruimte, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
- Zomerkabinet, Tekenkabinet Amstelpark, Amsterdam (NL)
- #dekunstvan Marij Pollux-Linssen, Museum van Bommel van Dam online, Venlo (NL)

2018
- Wintershow 2018, Galerie van den Berge, Goes (NL)
- Van Bommel van Dam ontmoet, Museum van Bommel van Dam - Contemporary, Venlo (NL)
- Imago Mundi, Join the Dots, Salone degli Incanti, Ex Pescheria, Trieste (IT)
- Passing Through, Kunstruimte KuuB, Utrecht (NL)
- Join the Reunion, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg (NL)
- Still Life, 102 vases by 99 artists, Bravis Ziekenhuis, Roosendaal (NL)
- Land In Zicht, Atelier Perignem, Beernem (BE)
- Exhibition Overview, Galerie Arti Capelli, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
- 4 139 X NOTHING BUT GOOD, PARK-Platform for Visual Arts, Tilburg (NL)
- Black Box – Boeckercontemporary, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken (DE)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (US)

2017
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, Julian Jackson's, Brooklyn NY (US)
- Landshapes, Dean Clough, Crossley Gallery, Halifax (UK)
- Black Box - Boeckercontemporary, Faux Mouvement, Centre d'art contemporain, Metz (FR)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan (US)
- Imago Mundi, Benetton Foundation, Treviso (IT)
- Still Life, 102 vases by 99 artists, KunstFort Asperen, Acquoy (NL)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, Raygun Projects, - Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (AU)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, NIAD Art Center, Richmond (CA)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley (CA)
- Collectie-opstelling, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen (NL)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, Volunteer State Community College, Nashville (US)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, Apothecary, Chattanooga (US)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, CLASS ROOM, Coventry (UK)
- Nothing, if not beautiful, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)

2016
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us), v2, Angelika Studios, Leigh St High Wycombe (UK)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us), v2, Community College's Grady Gallery, Eigin, Illinois (US)
- Nothing, if not beautiful, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg (DE)
- Vrij naar Jan Mankes, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen (NL)
- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2, Corridor Projects, Dayton, Ohio (US)
- Gastexposanten-René Korten, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen (NL)
- So, tell me your story..., Light Cube Art Gallery, Ronse (BE)
- Fort de Vaux 1916-2016, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (NL)
- Atelierportretten NL - The studio as a mental landscape, De Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL)
- Danke! Danke!, Galerie von der Milwe, Aachen (DE)
- PaperParis, Art Fair, Paris (with LOOK&LISTEN, Saint-Chamas) (FR)
- Lotte Geeven, René Korten, Theo van Keulen, Van Abbehuis, Eindhoven (NL)
- Grafisch Atelier Daglicht, Highlights from the Archives, Van Abbehuis, Eindhoven (NL)
- Museum =, IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen (BE)
- Still Life, vases by 51 artists, St. Elizabeth Ziekenhuis, Tilburg (NL) Land, Licht, Lucht & Water #2, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)

2015
- A Joy Forever, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (NL)
- Thupelo 30th Anniversary, Greatmore Street Studios, Cape Town (ZA)
- Land, Licht, Lucht & Water, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)
- The Black&White Project, Sluice Art Fair, London (UK) (with LOOK&LISTEN Gallery, Saint-Chamas FR)
- Omzwervingen - Yves Beaumont, Paul Corvers, René Korten, Galerie Posthuys, Texel (NL)
- Veldwerk, Jubileum 1990-2015, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim (NL)
- Blaue Stunde, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (NL)
- Blaue Stunde, Voorkamer De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
- Er hangt iets in de lucht, Kruithuis, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
- Man Man Mann Shi Fang - René Korten, Ton Slits, Michael Krupp, SHI FANG Fine Art, Düsseldorf (DE)
- Noir/Blanc#2, LOOK&LISTEN Gallery, Saint-Chamas (FR)

2014
- A Thing of Beauty, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (NL)
- Man Man Mann - René Korten, Ton Slits, Michael Krupp, Galerie von der Milwe, Aachen (DE)
- Noir/Blanc, LOOK&LISTEN Gallery, Saint-Chamas (FR)
- 45 Jaar Galerie, Galerie Lutz, Delft (NL)
- The Beauty of Modesty, KAAI salon, Brugge (BE)
- The Last Rose of Summer, Kunstroute Plateau van Margraten, Wanda Reiff Contemporary Art, Bemelen (NL)
- Vaasotheek Project Stilleven, Gemeentehuis Heemskerk (NL)
- Paint It, Witteveen visual art centre, Amsterdam (NL)
- Nothing But Good Live, Park-Platform for Visual Arts, Tilburg (NL)
- Werk in gemengde techniek op papier, Stadhuis Gorinchem (NL) - Nieuw, nieuwer, nieuwst [2], Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)

2013
- TAB@Clement, Galerie Clement, Amsterdam (NL)
- Stilleven, 102 vazen van 99 kunstenaars, Museum De Pont, Tilburg (NL)
- Voorbeeldige nestvlieders, Gemeentehuis Leudal, Heythuysen (NL)
- Tekenkabinet, KunstSalon Assen, Assen (NL)
- Tekenkabinet, Museum Waterland, Purmerend (NL)
- Della Pittura, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (NL)
- Vindplaatsen & voortgangsberichten, Drawing Centre Diepenheim, Diepenheim (NL)
- IKOB COLLECTION. Bildungsroman einer Sammlung. Die 0-20 Jahre, IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen (BE)
- KunstRAI 2013, RAI Amsterdam, Timmer Art Books (NL) - Omzwervingen, Yves Beaumont, Paul Corvers, René Korten, EM Galerie, Drachten (NL)

2012
- Art Gent, Gent (BE), Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)
- Art Gent, Gent (BE), Luycks Gallery, Tilburg (NL)
- Uit de verzameling – Landschappen, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL
- Fase2, uit de verzameling Hans Timmer, Stadhuis Gorinchem (NL)
- The London Art Book Fair, Timmer Art Books, Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
- Five, works on paper, Galerie 1/52, La Seyne sur Mer (FR)
- Hedendaags Arcadië, Luycks Gallery en Kunsthal Goretti, Tilburg (NL)

2011
- Kunstroute Plateau van Margraten, Wanda Reiff Contemporary Art, Bemelen (NL)
- Verzamelen Mail Art project, Van Abbemuseum, Bibliotheektentoonstelling, Eindhoven (NL)

2010
- Scene/Seen, Leerling/Meester Expositie, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg (NL)
- 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2010, Museo do Douro, Alijó (PT)
- Nieuwe Opstelling, Hilvaria Studio's Foundation, Hilvarenbeek (NL)

Selected Catalogues, Articles and blogs (since 2015)

2021
- René Korten - Furious Balancing, monografie ECI cultuurfabriek Roermond, 6 november
- PARK 2018-2020, catalogus PARK, 3 oktober
- Tekenkabinet IX, catalogus Tekenkabinet 2021, augustus
- De rondgang door Tilburg, blog Jegens & Tevens, 20 mei

2020
- Wild at Heart, Art by Nature Magazine, no. 14, oktober
- Uitwisseling kunstwerken Van GoghHuis Zundert en PARK Tilburg, Brabant Cultureel, 25 augustus
- ‘Blokbuster’ in Lockdown, Atelier #207, juli/august
- Logman; Boven de Bank, blog Lost Painters, 11 mei
- Remembrance; Galerie Helder, The Hague, blog Villa Next door 2, 19 maart
- PARK in Zundert, blog Witte Rook, 4 januari

2019
- Bon in De Kunsten - René Korten, podcast, Spotify / Omroep Tilburg, 4 september
- Het vulkaanlandschap van Lanzarote is nog goed herkenbaar, Gerrit van den Hoven, Brabants Dagblad, 22 augustus
- And Skin #73, programmabrochure 2019-2020, MATZER Theaterproducties, juli
- René Korten drie keer te zien tijdens Zondagkunst, Brabants Dagblad, 20 juni
- Vrijblijvende groepsexpositie riond het thema natuur, Brabants Dagblad, 6 juni
- Tekenkabinet, catalogus Tekenkabinet 2019 (Manja van der Storm), mei

2018
- PARK 2016-2018, catalogus PARK, 16 december
- Spiegels van de werkelijkheid, Nico Out, Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant, 3 november
- De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2019, lancering 2 november
- Bookshelves: #132 René Korten, blog Bookshelves, 20 april
- KunstRai 2018, blog Lost Painters, 5 april
- Ode aan de Doden, Tubelight #106, maart-mei
- Het begin van kunstkritiek, Jegens & Tevens, maart
- 139 X Nothing But Good - René Korten en Reinoud van Vught over blog en tentoonstelling, Metropolis M, 14 februari
- Park in Tilburg toont kunst geïnspireerd door oude meesters, Brabant Cultureel, 13 februari
- PARK, 139 x Nothing But Good, blog Lost Painters, 28 januari

2017
- Gezelligheid, Contemporary Artists from the Netherlands, catalogue Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy, april
- MB, magazine Museum Belvédère, jaargang 9, nr 29, maart
- De Grote Brabantse Kunstkalender, art calendar, 22 februari
- Kunst van de Dag, Art of the Day, Loek Grootjans, website Galeries.nl, 21 februari
- Passie Pensioneert Nooit, website Passie Pensioneert Nooit, 13 februari

2016
- Artistiek bloggen, Nothing But Good, Art Magazine Kunstletters, 20 december
- PARK 2013-2015, catalogue PARK, September
- MB, magazine Museum Belvédère, jaargang 8, nr 27, september 9
- Krachtig verzet in heldere houtsneden, Marije Bouman, Friesch Dagblad, 14 september
- Fiction (with Only Daylight Between Us) v.2, blog Curating Contemporary, 12 september
- Working Clothes!, Paul Behnke, blog Structure and Imagery, 18 mei
- Korten en Franssen bij Luycks, Brabants Dagblad, 12 mei
- Interview in 'Tegen de stroom in', Omroep Helmond Radio about exhibition in Van Abbehuis Eindhoven, 29 maart
- René Korten, blog Mockingbird, 1 maart
- Echt en bedacht landschap, Dagblad De Limburger, 11 maart

2015
- Land, licht, lucht & water, Tableau Fine Arts Magazine #5, november
- The Black&White Project, catalogue Look&Listen, 20 september
- Veldwerk, 25 jaar Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, catalogue Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, 5 september
- Landschappelijke Omzwervingen, MCvM, Texelse Courant, 8 september
- Stuff, René Korten studio visit, website Fik van Gestel, 17 maart
- René Korten, website Artist In The World, 20 februari

Scholarships

2020-24
- Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, Mondriaan Fund, public fund for visual art and cultural heritage, Amsterdam

2011
- Projectsubsidies voor publicatie monografie ‘Diver’s Eye’, IKA Gemeente Tilburg, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds en Stichting Stokroos Utrecht

2010
- Projectsubsidies voor ‘Transition’, BKKC Provincie Noord-Brabant en IKA Gemeente Tilburg

2006-10
- Basisstipendium, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam

2005
- Projectsubsidies voor ‘Spouw’, Provincie Zeeland, VSB Fonds, Gemeente Schouwen-Duiveland, SNS Bank, Stichting Herinneringsfonds Vincent van Gogh en Prins Bernhard Fonds
- Projectsubsidie voor ‘Urban Dazzle’, NBKS, Nieuwe Brabantse Kunst Stichting, Breda

2002-06
- Basisstipendium, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam

1994-2002
- Basisstipendium, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam

2001
- Projectsubsidie voor ‘Thupelo Cape Town International Workshop’, Stichting Noord-Brabants Fonds voor Beeldende Kunstenaars, Breda

2000
- Projectsubsidie voor Smeltkracht, het dier dat verhalen vertelt’, Stichting Noord-Brabants Fonds voor Beeldende Kunstenaars, Breda

1987/91/92
- Diverse subsidies, Stichting Noord-Brabants Fonds voor Beeldende Kunstenaars, Breda

1989-94
- Diverse beroepskostenvergoedingen, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam

1988-89
- Werkbeurs, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam 15

Collections

- Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen (NL)
- Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)
- IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen (BE)
- Vincent van GoghHuis, Zundert (NL)
- Museum Jan Cunen, Oss (NL)
- Printmaking Museum of Douro, Alijo (PT)
- NN Group collection Nationale-Nederlanden, Den Haag (NL)
- The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, California (US)
- Collectie LUMC Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden (NL)
- Collectie Telfort, Amsterdam (NL)
- Collectie Carlo Magno, Basel (CH)
- Collectie Boecker, Heidelberg (DE)
- Collectie Hilvaria Studio's Foundation, Hilvarenbeek (NL)
- MALCollection, Loppersum (NL)
- Collectie Weijsters & Kooij Vormgevers, Grave (NL)
- Collectie Timmer, Breda (NL)
- Collectie Musagète, Amsterdam (NL)
- Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding BV, Helmond (NL)
- Aap & Os Serving Software, Tilburg (NL)
- Deloitte & Touche Accountants, Helmond (NL)
- Van Asten/Doomen Architecten, Tilburg (NL)
- Art Transit, Hoevelaken (NL)
- Gemeente Tilburg (NL)
- Gemeente Piotrków Trybunalski (Polen)
- Collège Jacques Cartier, Chauny (Frankrijk)
- Marcelland International Art Collection, Miskolc (Hongarije)
- Kunstuitleen Zwolle (NL)
- SM’s ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
- Heden Den Haag (NL)
- Kunstuitleen Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht (NL)
- CBK Zeeland (NL)
- Particuliere collecties in binnen- en buitenland

 

MOLLY THOMSON

Green Painting with Interior, 2021
acrylic and filler on wooden panel
37 x 28 x 4,5 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Already the 7th day of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 and we are pleased to present Scottish artist Molly Thomson (*1953 in Perth, Scotland, lives and works near Norwich) as the 7th of our 15 finalists. "Green Painting with Interior" is the title of her sculptural painting from 2021 (acrylic and filler on wooden panel, 37 x 28 x 4.5 cm). Read more about Molly Thomson and her work below - including her artist statement.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Molly Thomson ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

„My conversation is with the object of the painting and with its hybrid identities. Beginning most often with the simple fact of the rectangular painting panel I place myself in the position of both agent and observer, using acts of cutting, reassembling and pouring to re-form – and respond to – each piece. I am interested not only in the layered facade that is presented, but also in the fact that the painting casts and contains shadows. There is always a delicate balance between control and the unpredictable behaviour of materials, and the process advances by slow increments, mis-steps and revisions. Occasionally work descends from the wall and demands space or even mobility. There is play and sometimes there is humour.

In this recent series of works a drive towards simplicity and order is combined with structural displacements that trigger complication and uncertainty in the object. Elements which seem to be exposed parts of the painting’s substructure are found to be not in the expected place or orientation, generating a question about what is being seen. Sometimes, what might initially appear to be the substructure of the painting may also suggest another structure passing behind the plane. The painting is reticent but I would like it to allude to what cannot or ought not be seen."

 

CV

Molly Thomson

1953 born in Perth, Scotland
lives and works near Norwich

mollythomson.com
@mollythomson555


Education

- MA (Painting) – Royal College of Art, London
- Diploma in Post-Graduate studies (Sculpture) – Edinburgh College of Art
- MA Fine Art (Sculpture) – Edinburgh University and College of Art

Selected Exhibitions (since 2000)

Forthcoming

2023
-  At Cross Purposes, curatorial project with Group 56, Wales. Touring exhibition starting at Oriel Mon, Anglesey

Currrent and past

2021
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Border Crossing, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough
- Que des femmes. 6th Biennial of Non-Objective Art, Pont de Claix, France
- Perceiving Anomalies, Yellow Archangel, General Practice, Lincoln
- Rock, Paper, Scissors, Houghton Hall, Norfolk
- Orbit, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2020
- Vitalistic Fantasies, Contemporary British Painting, The Cello Factory, London
- A Fine Balance, Houghton Hall, 19), 2019), Norfolk
- Image_Object, Poimena Gallery, Mona Foma festival, Launceston

2019
- neo:art prize, Bolton Art Gallery, Bolton
- Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
- Creekside Open 2019, APT Gallery, London
- The End of Lines, X Marks the Spot, Great Yarmouth
- Contemporary British Painting, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
- Made in Britain, Contemporary British Painting, National Museum of Poland, Gdansk
- 4-person exhibition, Gray Contemporary, Houston, Texas

2018
- Artworks Open 2018, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
- Beep Painting Biennial, Swansea Art School, Swansea

2017
- Contemporary British Painting Prize, Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Richmond Museum London

2016
- Plenty of time to lose your balance, Nunn’s Yard Gallery, Norwich
- PING, The Minories, Colchester

2014
- Of Other Spaces, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University
- Recent Works, Thirteen A Gallery, Norwich (solo)

2012
- Regrouping, Bend in the River Gallery, Workstation, Sheffield
- x-Church, Gainsborough

2011
- Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

2010
- We Are What We Do, Stew Gallery, Norwich

2009
- Locus, Visions Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

2008
- Digital Eyes 2008-2009,Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

2007
- Siggraph 2007, Global Eyes, San Diego, USA

2006
- Unsern Nachbarn, Haus Metternich, Koblenz, Germany
- Proof, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

2005
- V9-U9 Project, Print Portfolio, (India/UK)

2002
- On the Edge, Salthouse, Norfolk

2000
- Connections, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich
- Drawing Connections, Beach Museum, Kansas, USA

Residencies

2011
- Orford Ness, Suffolk

2009
- Asabi School of Art, Tokyo

Writing

2017
- ‘Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures’, review in Journal of Contemporary Painting (issue 4.1)
- Joint guest-editor of Journal of Contemporary Painting (issue 3.1&2: Painting as Commitment)

Article

2021
- Interview with Contemporary British Painting. October newsletter

Teaching

1991-2010
- Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts

 

AARON KAVEH OSSIA

nothing is, nor will it be everything, 2021
acrylic on board
60 x 50 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

On day 6 of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4, we are pleased to present the young Iranian artist Aaron Kaveh Ossia (*1983 in Tehran, lives and works in London) as the 6th of our 15 finalists. "nothing is, nor will it be everything" (2021) is the title of his submitted work (acrylic on board, 60 x 50 cm). Read more about Aaron Kaveh Ossia and his work below – including his artist statement.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Aaron Kaveh Ossia ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

"My practice is a study of line, the fragility within the power of order, and geometry as a way of recording objects and emotions. In my work I reinterpret space and movement in space, with lines, geometrical shapes, and colour. I like to visualise the precision, perfection and strength that lines, geometry and colour-as-material can produce. However, this strength also showcases a degree of fragility, instability, and futility. The cross-section of this dichotomy is where my process-based practice comes to life. By layering paint, utilising wood beams as physical lines, resembling support systems or barriers in a given space, I create form and architecture.

I use multiple media to reinterpret (public) spaces with immersive, site specific installations and performances, and my paintings serve a purpose in my site-specific work.

The use of colour as form is a predominant aspect of my work. Initially, my inspiration to experiment with colour as material was the loaded statement of Goethe’s Theory of Colour: “uncivilised nations, uneducated people and children, southern Europeans and women have a fondness for colours in their utmost brightness.” My work acts as a double-edged sword, provoking a nympholeptic or a critical reaction to this theory.

Through implementing a reductive language and process, I purposely distance myself from the notion of my own identity, cultural and socio-political background. Yet this process in and of itself is a statement on the question of my identity. I reconstruct identity through my interpretation of reductive language and image prohibition in art history, as well as my own compulsion and fascination with order and sparsity.

In their formality, one might consider my geometry and lines as abstract ideas, but in reality, they are facts and traces of my mind that I leave behind."

 

CV

Aaron Kaveh Ossia

1983 born in Tehran, Iran
lives and works in London

www.aaronossia.com
@aaronossia


Education

2014-15
- Fine Art (MA, Merit) – Chelsea College of Arts, London

2013-14
- Fine Art (BA Hons., 2:i) – Chelsea College of Arts, London

2009-13
- Freie Kunst – Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee

Scholarship

2011-15
- Scholar der Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung, Deutschland

Selected Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 4, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- The RSA 195th Annual Exhibiton, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
- BeHappy, Alfa Gallery Miami, USA
- Paradise Air, Matsudo, Japan

2020
- XS, Alfa Gallery Miami
- Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
- London Art Fair
- 3D, Alfa Gallery Miami - Art Basel Week, Miami

2019
- SSA - VSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
- Perhaps we should have stayed, Warbling Collective, Hoxton Art Space, London
- Bow Open, Nunnery Gallery London, curated by Carey Young
- Shutters, Arbyte, London

2018
- Tate Biennale, Insidejob,Tate Modern, London

2017
- Hereafter, Bow Arts, London
- eyeball: Position 2, Bow Arts, London
- A Letter in Mind, Gallery @oxo, London

2015
- I want to disappear, Project spaces at Chelsea College of Arts, London

2014
- Breaching into the Unknown, Project spaces at Chelsea College of Arts, London
- A National Brain Appeal, Gallery@oxo, London

2013
- Translation Show, Triangle space, Chelsea College of Arts, London
- Hello-Goodbye, Bauhaus, Dessau
- when i grow up – a life on the move, Schillerpalais, Berlin

2012
- UND DAFUER ZAHLEN WIR STEUERN, KHB, Berlin
- Britwinter, Umea Sweden

2011
- 300 Plakate, KHB Tag Der Offenen Tur, Berlin
- CLASHANDCONVERGEII, Camberwell Space, London

2010
- fine line - fine space, Neonchocolate Gallery, Berlin
- Rundgang Kunsthochschule, Berlin Weissensee, Berlin

2009
- Group Show, Von Erlenbach Art School, Berlins

Projects and Prizes

2018
- Winner: Artist Designed Adverts for Thamesmead Project, London

2015
- Shortlisted (2nd place) for a £15,000 commission to build a permanent sculpture at Park Heights Project in Stockwell, London

Art Residencies

2020
- Paradise Air, Art Residency Matsudo, Japan

2021
- Valparaiso Art Residency, Chile

Publications, Presentations and Teaching

2020
- Radio Interview on Art Then and Now, Resonance FM, London

2019
- Presentation at EMERGE Festival | Here-Now-Us, Nunnery Gallery, London
- Guest lecturer at HMKW, Berlin

2018

- Guest tutor Von Erlenbach Art School, Berlin

2009-now
- Multiple Exhibition Catalogues and publications

2013
- Hello-Goodbye, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
- Book: Berlin what?: 102 contemporary artists, Die Neue Sachlichkeit 2013

 

MARIEJON DE JONG-BUIJS

REMAINS, 2014-2021
canvas, acrylic, tape, sewing thread, text fragments by Markus Stegmann, industrial clamp
various dimensions (approx. 100 x 50 cm)

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Day 5 of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 and presentation of the 5th of our 15 finalists: Mariejon de Jong-Buijs (*1970 in the Netherlands, lives and works in Basel, Switzerland). Her sculptural painting work "REMAINS" (2014-2021) consists of canvas, acrylic, tape, sewing thread and text fragments by Markus Stegmann, all held together by an industrial clamp (approx. 100 x 50 cm, dimensions may vary). Read more about Mariejon de Jong-Buijs and her work below – including her artist statement.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Mariejon de Jong-Buijs ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“I am a traveller; in my life I have moved from place to place and from country to country. Again, and again I have packed and repacked my belongings, folded things down to fit compactly into boxes or a suitcase. In this process I have become aware of both the act of folding: A closing or concealing and unfolding.

My works are all based on attention for the process as an unfolding time, as a procedure for carrying out specific actions which make the vicissitudes of the paint visible. Thinking of paint as an index is the forgetting for a moment of the paint itself, now reduced to evidence of the manner of application. But pigment not only drips or splashes, it can also bleed, urinate, seep and stain, markings that are more difficult to extract for the index. It is indeed tempting to see these traces as the action of the paint itself, the painting, rather than being painted. I paint paintings on which I perform a series of actions: From painting and repainting large fields or marks of saturated, nearly straight out of the tube colour, to stretching and un- stretching, folding and unfolding.

In between painting I enlist a process that includes written notes, film and photos captured with my mobile phone, which I consider as an extension of my tactile and visual senses. My work shifts throughout the process between 2-d on the wall, stretchers, floor or outside on the land, and 3-d; tightly folding the painting in process into a rectangle of cloth along with any materials-such as died grass, sand, mud and other natural material that may have fallen or been dropped onto the flat surface. Once the works leave the studio, this performance continues as I change the means of display each time they are put on view in a new space: Sometimes stacking many paintings into a column or draping or stretching them in new ways.

In their folded-ness my works invite people to think about time and painting in another way as well. A fold interrupts flatness, enclosing volume so that the painting’s surface is understood as pliable, indeed as something packable and un-packable as it exists in stretched and un-stretched formats. Central to my works is the fundamental question of existence, my personal timeline. A reflection of one’s own life and the passage of time. My intention is to let the viewer wonder what they’re looking at and what remains hidden. These boldly coloured and refined containers I can take and display anywhere in the world, regardless of space and time, regardless of where I am coming from or where I am heading.”

 

CV

Mariejon de Jong-Buijs

1970 born in the Netherlands
lives and works in Basel, Switzerland

www.mariejondejong-buijs.com
@m.dejong.buijs


Education

2013-15
- MFA, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, FHNW, Basel, Switzerland

1990-94
- BA, Visual Arts, Te-Ha-Tex, HBO Katholieke Leergangen, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Selected Exhibitions

Upcoming
- Pictural Pictures, Regionale 22, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland

Current
- HATAK, online project, Attic Space North Willow in Northern New Jersey, USA

2021
- ‘ART MATTERS 4‘, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)
- ‘Flatness interrupted‘, PAN-Basel, Basel Switzerland (solo)
- Heute malen wir, Villa Renata, Basel Switzerland
- Transmergence #02 Entre Nous, Regionale 21, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France
- SUMME 2021, Oslo trifft Palermo, Bookshop Palermo, Basel, Switzerland
- 10'000 Years Oslo, Salon Mondial, Münchenstein, Switzerland

2020
- “Pandemic Projections”, public video projections in response to current social-distancing efforts in place to stop transmission of COVID-19, Singac NJ, USA
- Quarantaine, Spaceout, Payerne, Switzerland

2019
- Taplin Gallery, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton NJ, USA
- Hopewell Tour des Arts, Hopewell NJ, USA
- VAST EXPANSES, Brick + Mortar Gallery, Easton PA, USA (2 person)
- STOOK feel the need, De Steenfabriek, Gilze, The Netherlands
- INDEX, Index Art Center, Newark NJ, USA
- The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, Guest Artist – Open Studios, New York City NY, USA

2018
- Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton NJ, USA
- ‘Sav/fe’, Fort Sabina, Heijningen, The Netherlands
- pictura, Galerie plan.d., Düsseldorf, Germany

2017
- ‘Malerei’, Cuisine Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
- Video-Summe 17 'Videoförmig', Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Switzerland

2016
- Regionale 17, 'Border-Crossing', FABRIKculture, Hégenheim, France
- Liste Total, LISTE 21 - Art Fair, Dr. Kuckucks Labrador, Basel, Switzerland

2015
- Regionale 16, Städtische Galerie Stapflehus, Weil am Rhein, Germany
- Mx. World. On the Million Genders of the Real, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
- Irma la Douce, REVISITED, Penthouse Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland

2014
- About Painting, Art Gallery HAUS 41, Gipf-Oberfrick, Switzerland (Solo)
- Zwanzig Jahre Kasko, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Switzerland

Publications

2021
- Fonds régional d'art contemporain Alsace, Mariejon de Jong-Buijs, Catalog in response to Transmergence #02 Entre nous, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat. Imprimeur / Druckerei: OTT imprimerie, Strasbourg (FR). ISBN 978-2-911963-74-2

Awards and Honours

Current
- The New York Foundation for the Arts, Fiscal Sponsorship for Project "iExist", a forthcoming Artist Book/Exhibition, NY USA

2019
- The New York Foundation for the Arts, Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Newark, NJ USA

 

AMIR CHASSON

duck, 2021
acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

On the 4th day of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4, we accordingly present the 4th of our 15 finalists: Amir Chasson (*1968 in Israel, lives and works in Berlin). "duck" is the title of his painting from 2021 (acrylic on linen, 60 x 60 cm). Read more about Amir Chasson and his work below – including his artist statement.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Amir Chasson ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“This painting ("duck") is about our fast approaching societal collapse. It is about our loss of cultural identity and of socioeconomic complexity, the downfall of our governments, and the rise of violence and our society’s revert to a more primitive state and the eventual disappearance of humans altogether. Somehow we always end up at the exact same point where we accept bad government just for the sake of having a government and that exploitation is a just normal aspect of life and social stratification. Indeed, we could all try and fight this as individuals but, as recent world events clearly show, the law of statistics as applied to sensible individuals could never predict the direction and flow of the senseless masses. After all, while it is incredibly difficult to predict the motion of a single molecule in a gas, it is much easier to predict its action when in mass, even to a high level of accuracy.”

 

CV

Amir Chasson

1968 born in Israel
lives and works in Berlin

www.amirchasson.com
@amirchasson


I believe I make art because, like everybody else, I am constantly seeking the excitation that comes from touching. The same holds true for my other main activity: seeing. Seeing is a substitute for touching, in the same way that writing is a substitute for talking. It is said that lingering over the stage of touching can be counted as a perversion if, in the long run, the sexual act isn’t consummated. Is art-making therefore the act that releases seeing from becoming a perversion? Yes.


Education

2008-10
- Goldsmiths University, London – MFA Art Practice (w/ distinction)

2004-07
- Middlesex University, London – MA Design

1994-98
- The Tel Aviv Center for Design Studies – BA Communication Studies

Awards etc.

2015
- Est-Nord-Est Residency in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada

2012
- The Abbey Award for a fellowship at the British School At Rome
- Shortlisted for The Jerwood Painting Fellowship

2010
- Shortlisted for The Marmite Painting Prize 2010
- 1st prize, Mare Street Biennale 2010
- Selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010

2009
- Selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009
- Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009

1997
- America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award for excellence in the field of visual arts

Selected Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 4. Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)

2019
- Un_Real Desire, Somos House, Berlin
- Out of Off, Spoiler, Berlin
- Retrospective, Exgirlfriend Berlin

2018
- Therefore, Exgirlfriend, Berlin

2017
- Ex Roma IV, APT Gallery, London

2016
- Film Screening, Saarländische Galerie, Berlin
- Skjerp Deg!, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

2015
- Portes ouvertes, Est-Nord-Est Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec
- Bottom Natures, Café Gallery Projects, Southwark Park, London

2014
- Concerning The Bodyguard, The Tetley, Leeds
- Limbo Members’ Show Selected by Bob and Roberta Smith, Limbo, Margate

2013
- New Order: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
- Days of Oil & Gas, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (solo)
- My French Nurse’s Dream, Outpost, Norwich (solo)
- Misery Connoisseur Live, Van Horbourg, Zurich

2012
- I Have Lived, The British School at Rome
- MINITS 4, Peckham Artist Moving Image festival, London
- Creative Cities Collection, Barbican Centre, London
- Manmadegod, ArtEco, London

2011
- Mr. Corner Table Preference, Grosvenor Works, London
- Drawing 2011, The Drawing Room, London
- Salon, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
- The Marmite Painting Prize, The Nunnery, London and UK tour

2010
- Unfeasibility Study, Mare Street Biennale 2010, London
- Goldsmiths MFA 2010, Goldsmiths University, London
- Pause and Eject 2, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
- Bloomberg New Contemporaries, A Foundation Liverpool, ICA London
- Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse Manchester, A Foundation London
- Drawing Salon, Mews Projects Space, London
- Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009, Jerwood Space, London and UK tour

2009
- Pause and Eject, The Rag Factory, London

Collections

- The Saatchi Gallery, London
- Creative Cities Collection, Beijing
- Goldsmiths College
- Private Collections around the world

 

BISLACCHI

Wall of Canvas Frieze, 2021
acrylic and pigments on canvas on stretcher bars
55 x 44 x 8 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Day 3 of our new online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 and we are pleased to present the young Italian artist Bislacchi (*1995 in Italy, lives and works in London) as the 3rd of our 15 finalists. His sculptural painting "Wall of Canvas Frieze" from 2021 shown here consists of hand-twisted strips of painted canvas, which are then stretched on a frame (55 x 44 x 8 cm). Read more about Bislacchi and his work – including his artist statement – below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Bislacchi ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“The physical exploration of the confines of the canvas support is at the core of my practice. My most recent works reference wall construction motifs as a source to inform my creative process, conceiving the application of canvas as a constructional element to make work.

My paintings feature long strips of painted canvas that I initially hand twist and subsequently stretch over a stretcher support. Every single piece, is orchestrated according vertical and horizontal arrangements resulting in a voluptuous construction pattern that has a strong reminiscence with a mural structure. Doing so, the making process of the work is translated into a symbolic construction model that I strongly associate to a wall, made with canvas and paint instead of lime and bricks.

Therefore, by treating the canvas as such my attempt is to dismantle it from its established function as a support to paint on, beginning a process that allows me to build the painting from scratch.

Recently, I applied a similar approach for a series of works on paper replacing the use of canvas with paper.”

 

CV

Bislacchi

1995 born in Italy
lives and works in London

www.bislacchistudio.com
@bislacchi


Education

2015-18
- BA Fine Art (Hons) City & Guilds of London Art School

2009-14
- Diploma in Graphic Design and Photography // Istituto Statale d’Arte “V. Gerace”

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 4 // Galerie Biesenbach // Cologne // Online Exhibition
- Rough Around the Edges (Bislacchi & Megan Rea) // The Artists Contemporary // Online Exhibition
- Yellow Archangel Perceiving Anomalie // General Practice // Lincoln // U

2020
- Art Rights Prize Finalist Exhibition // Online
- After Hours // Bowes-Parris Gallery // London
- Rea Art Fair // Fabbrica del Vapore // Milan
- Artpiq at The Flag // Frankfurt // Germany
- Sitting Room (Bislacchi & Gabriel Carucci) // Artisan Space // London

2019
- Young Talent Contemporary Purchase Prize // The Cello Factory // London
- Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair // London
- The Feeling’s Mutual // The Rectory Projects // London
- The Art of Nature (Residency Exhibition) // Mestna Obcina // Nova Gorica
- PADA Studios End of Residency Show // Barreiro // Portugal
- The Signature Art Prize Finalists Exhibition // Bankside Hotel - Trinity Art Gallery // London

2018
- Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair // London
- Artpiq Summerhouse Vernissage // Dusseldorf
- City & Guilds BA Degree Show // City & Guilds of London Art School // London
- Dimensions // Menier Gallery // London

2017
- City & Guilds Interim Show // Crypt Gallery // London

2016
- City & Guilds Interim Show // Diorama Arts Centre // London

Residencies

2021
- Via Farini // Milan // Italy

2019
-Art of Nature // Cepovan // Slovenia
-PADA Studios // Barreiro // Portugal

2018
- Artpiq Summerhouse // Dusseldorf // Germany

Awards

2018
- “The Chadwyck-Healey Prize for Painting”

2016
- “The Fishmongers Company Menu Cover Design Prize"

Publications

2021
- Superpresent Summer Issue SP3 (adobe.com)
- Made in Bed https://www.madeinbed.co.uk/emerging/bislacchi
- NotiziArte Alla scoperta di giovani artisti Emergenti: l’intervista a Bislacchi (notiziarte.com)

2020
- The Artist Contemporary https://www.theartistscontemporary.com/interview/bislacchi-matteo
- Rea Art Fair Catalogue
- BlueBee Magazine
- ArtHole Magazine
- Chambre Fluide Online Magazine https://www.chambrefluide.com/bislacchi-studio

2019
- Young Talent Contemporary Purchace Prize Catalogue
- Issue 19 Floorr Magazine // London https://www.floorrmagazine.com/issue-19/bislacchi
- Art Verge // London https://art-verge.com/2019/03/18/bislacchi-flowing-bonnard/

2018
- Artpiq “Introducing Bislacchi” // Dusseldorf https://artpiq.net/blogs/news/introducing-bislacchi

 

KATJA PÁL

TTT- 03-22b, 2021
acrylic on canvas mounted on board
77 x 93 x 2 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Day 2 of our new online group exhibition ART MATTERS 4 and time to reveal the name of the 2nd of 15 finalists: Katja Pál (*1979 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia, lives and works in Budapest, Hungary). Pictured here is her shaped canvas painting “TTT- 03-22b” from 2021 (acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 77 x 93 x 2 cm). Find out more about Katja Pál and her work – including her artist statement – further down.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Katja Pál ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Rather than telling a story through visual imagery, my practice is introverted, focused on the concrete, physical reality of the medium in use. In my research I am playing with a painting as an object while exploring the vitality of the relationship between the artwork and its beholder; where possibilities of manipulation are of great importance.

I build my painting from fundamental geometric elements: a (monochrome) shape, colour, and a line. I try to assemble these in such a way that the works, by cross-questioning the concept of perspective and the potential of a shaped canvas, play with the illusion of depth and spatiality, hoping to “confound the spectator”.

My white, linear drawing compositions often continue on the sides of the canvas, blurring their borders, and being an additional trigger calling the spectator to be active while observing the “scene”; as the image changes with our focus and/or standing point.

Even though all my paintings are carefully pre-planned on the computer, this predominately happens in a sort of reverse order: first I’ll work in a wood workshop; intuitively cut out/prepare a (random) shape, and only after that, search for the best image to fit the given form. I work on a wooden base covered with fine-spun canvas, which is primed with several (sanded) layers, to have a smooth minimalistic work surface.”

 

CV

Katja Pál

1979 born in Murska Sobota, Slovenia
lives and works in Budapest, Hungary

www.katjapal.com
@pakatja


Eduaction

2010
- MFA degree, Academy of Fine Arts and DeSLOgn, Ljubljana, SL

2005
- graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and DeSLOgn, Ljubljana, SLO (painting)

2003
- Student exchange at National College of Art and DeSLOgn, Dublin, IRL

Curatorial Work

2017
- INTEAM – Szombathey Képtár, HU
- WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON? – MÜSZI Budapest, HU

2016
- Best of D’CLINIC - Gonczy Gallery, Zalaegerszeg, HU

2014
- MiXER first 10 – interactive exhibition – Gonczy Gallery, Zalaegerszeg, HU

Selected Solo Exhibitions + Projects

2021
- A Remix of Imaginary Interactivity, Karinthy Szalon, Budapest, HU

2020
- VERSUS / duo show with VETŐ Orsolya Lia, Viltin Gallery, Budapest, HU

2019
- CORELLATIO GAMING, Gonczy Gallery, Zalaegerszeg, HU

2014
- »Never say never«, Ante Trstenjak Gallery, Ljutomer, SLO

2012
- Skodelica toplega mleka : Kino šiška / kamera, Ljubljana, SLO

2011
- Short circuit : instinc, Singapore, SG

2009
- REFLECTIONS : instinc, Singapore, SG
- soulstriptease [artIchoke] : Gallery TKG, Trieste, IT
- drawings [artIchoke] : Gallery Lek, Ljubljana, SLO

2008
- »short circuit« : painting exhibition, Gallery Srečišče, Ljubljana, SLO
- soulstriptease [artIchoke] : ega, Vienna, AT

2007
- soulstriptease [artIchoke] : Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, London, UK
- NAPLAVINE/ALLUVIA : painting exhibition, Gallery Prežihov Voranc, Ljubljana, SLO
- soulstriptease [artIchoke] : Werkbund Gallery, Graz, AT

2003
- cooked milk : drawings, The Front Lounge, Dublin, IRL

2002
- csináltatni kepeket : painting exhibition, Gallery Sinagoga, Lendava, SLO

Selected Group Exhibitions + Projects

2021
- ART MATTERS 4: Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE (online)
- ART STAYS : Gallery FO.VI., Ptuj, SLO
- MODRO/BLUE : Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, SLO
- THE PAINTING NOW : Galeija Nova Gorica, SLO

2020
- ART MATTERS 2: Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE (online)

2019
- COLORFIELD – Viltin Gallery, Budapest, HU
- EXPLORERS – Ybl Budai Creative House, Budapest, HU
- SZÜRET : ÚjMűhely Gallery, Szentendre, HU
- 4x NEOBREMENJENO, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, SLO

2017
- kint-bent, Grotta, Tata, HU

2016
- inteam, Szombathely keptar, Szombathely, HU
- Naključja IV, Gallery Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, SLO
- Ogledalo duše, Várnegyed Galéria, Budapest, HU

2015
- V. Ars Pannonica, FLUX Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014
- MUZE at month of design Ljubljana, Dunajska 123, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013
- Recent works : GAlerie sonderwunsh, Nussbaumen, CH

2012
- "és vegyünk rajta egy üveg bort..." : MMIK - Médium Galéria, Szombathely, HU

2011
- Squares invasion : INSTINC, Singapore, SG
- TRANSCOM.hu : Kortárs Magyar Galéria, Dunajská Streda, SK
- Mladi umetniki pomurja : Galerija murska sobota, SLO

2009
- ArtJoke(r)s : instinc (partner program of the Singapore Art Show '09; Art is___?), SG
- 20 years after [artIchoke] : MOYA, Vienna, AT

2008
- premiera17 : Gallery for contemporary art, Celje, SLO
- "goodbye Hiro!" : Galerie Washaus, Berlin, DE
- Fauna [artIchoke] : Workshop gallery, Bialystok, PL
- 6th international comics’ showroom : SKC, Srećna galerija, Beograd, RS
- 2.m (multi-,inter-, neo-, trans-, …) : Gallery Miklova hiša, Ribnica, SLO
- "DRAW IN" [artIchoke]: 00130Gallery, Helsinki, FIN

2007
- MIXED SHOW-CONTEMPORARY BALKAN ART : Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, RS
- Terminal00 : Westbourne Studios, London, UK

2006
- 7. Slovenian Biennial of Illustration : Gallery CD, Ljubljana, SLO

International Artist Residencies + Symposiums

AUG 2017
- Steel Sculptural Symposium of Kecskemét, HU

AUG 2017
- International Art Colony Hegyvidek, Budapest, HU

JUL 2014
- 51st Painters colony Izlake Zagorje, Izlake, SLO

JUL 2013
- 16th International Art Colony Križanke, Ljubljana, SLO

JAN-APR 2011
- A.I.R. @ INSTINC, Singapore

SEP 2009
- A.I.R. @ INSTINC, Singapore

MAY 2008
- VINO-ART 5, Dobrovnik, SLO

JUN 2004
- ARTeden, Lonjer, IT

Latest Publications

- Tiszta Forma : Pál Katja kiállítása ( text by Vékony Délia) = ujMuveszet.hu / Sep 3., 2021
https://www.ujmuveszet.hu/2021/09/tiszta-forma/
- The Painting Now = exhibition catalogue, page 61 – 65, (text by Andrej Medved) / May 2021
- Katja Pál: Geometric Anomalies (text by Anne Murray) = happening.media / Jan 6, 2021
https://www.happening.media/category/magazine/en/article/5ff5d618d22f9a34ec307294/katja-pl-geometricanomalies?fbclid=IwAR0KMvA1EhNzXHqHmwMW5UQBg1GX642Yw0aALRdakfMniqRvPaTVU6lqNJE

 

ALIREZA ELAHI

untitled, 2020
acrylic and spray paint on primed canvas
150 x 100 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to get to our online shop.
Personal contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

 

Kick-Off: We open our 4th ART MATTERS group exhibition with the young Iranian artist Alireza Elahi (*1991, lives and works in Tehran) and the presentation of a painting from his "Buff-tan" series. Read more about Alireza Elahi and his work, including his artist statement, below.

We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our Open Artist Call from 26 September to 10 October. Until 31 October, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.

On Monday 1 November at 6pm CET, the winner of our online competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

About Alireza Elahi ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

“My paintings are inspired by the act of buffing; the removal of graffiti from urban walls. The abstract forms that appear in the battle between the graffiti artist and the eliminator are forms in between the conscious and unconscious. My attempt is to achieve this, not in the form of mere representation and repetition, but by adopting this method as a personal expression in abstract painting.”

 

CV

Alireza Elahi

1991 born in Tehran, Iran
lives and works in Tehran

@alirezaeart


Education

2008-13
- B.A Graphic Design Azad university of Iran

Relevant Coursework

2013-14
- Painting with Bobak Etminani

2016-18
- Art History and Art Theory with Hamid Severi

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
- Solo painting exhibition / Tehran / Etemad Gallery

2018
- Solo photo exhibition / Tehran / Arte Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
- Group online exhibition / Cologne / Biesenbach Gallery
- Group photo exhibition / Kerman / Yadegaran Gallery

2020
- Group photo exhibition / Shiraz / Aban Gallery
- Group painting exhibition / France / La Grange
- Group painting exhibition / Kashan / Hasht Cheshmeh

2019
- Group photo exhibition / Tehran / Silk Road Gallery

2016
- Group photo exhibition / Tehran / O Gallery

2015
- Group photo exhibition / Tehran / Silk Road Gallery

Related Experience

2017-18
- Teaching Graphic Design at the Azad University of Iran

 

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ART MATTERS 3

Online Group Exhibition

Winner
Stephen Burke
(participated in our group show Where the Rubber Meets the Road in summer 2022)

11/04 – 25/04/2021 ... more >


To curate our new online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3, we have been looking for international visual artists via open call from 14-28 March, 2021. From all applications received, our independent jury, the Reclaim Collective, finally selected 15.

On a daily basis at 6pm CET sharp from Sunday, 11 April onwards, all 15 finalists will be presented one by one with their submitted work exclusively on galerie-biesenbach.de and our Instagram/Facebook accounts. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions" in our daily Instagram stories, in which we acknowledge the works of a selected number of artists who just missed the final cut (90, to be exact, posted in our Instagram stories from 12 to 26 April, 6 per day and between noon and 6pm).

On Monday, 29 April at 6pm the winner of our competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in 2021 in our gallery rooms in Cologne.

We warmly invite you to regularly follow our ART MATTERS 3 group show here on our website, Instagram and Facebook.

About our ART MATTERS series:
Just like with our first two open artist call projects in April and November 2020, we were aware how versatile and eclectic this third online exhibition could be – especially since we decided to have it curated by an independent jury. But it was precisely the idea of an 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 look forward to get an exhibition that shows a field of tension but also a symbiotic dialogue between the individual artworks. An exhibition that matches the direction and philosophy of the gallery, but also brings something new to our programme.

You can check out our first two ART MATTERS shows further down or in our exhibition archive.

PS: Our next open call will take place in September/October 2021…

 

Finals Day

Group photo with 15 finalists, including 1 winner - please scroll down and read on to find out who won our 3rd ART MATTERS online competition!

First and foremost though, we'd like to thank our judges – the guys from Reclaim Collective – for collaborating with us on this project and putting together such a beautiful, eclectic exhibition! We know how hard it is to choose from all the submissions we received as part of our open call, to select just 15 artists and then also to narrow it down to one winner... But it was definitely an immense pleasure for us to discover so many great artists or to get to know them better!

Thanks also to all of you who have been following this project, some of you since we started it a year ago, and thanks – most of all – to all the artists involved, especially our Top 15, namely: Patia Fa, Isabella Convertino, Jeroen Molenaar, Dorota Goczal, PUTPUT, Vera Saldivar de Lira, Paul Snell, Chris Tille, Stephen Burke, Oliver Cain, Susanne Stähli, Daniel Morata Gressel, Rafael Raposo Pires, Maaike Kramer and last but not least Francisco Valenca Vaz.

But in the end, there can only be one and our jury chose Stephen Burke (*1991 in Dublin, lives and works in Dublin) as the ART MATTERS 3 winner in an extremely close decision. Congratulations! With his submitted work Bump from 2021 (spray paint, emulsion and chewing gum on tactile tiles, steel frame, 60 x 45 x 3 cm) and his statement as well as his overall artistic approach/body of work, he not only convinced our jury and we are happy to invite him to participate in an thematic group exhibition in our gallery in Cologne in 2022. We already have a great project in mind – more information to follow soon!

To find out more about ART MATTERS 3, Stephen Burke and the work of the other 14 finalists, check out our Instagram feed from the last two weeks or our website posts below.

The featured works are available for purchase until 15 May - just email us for more information or visit our online shop!

And finally: Our next ART MATTERS Open Call will take place in September/October 2021 – more details coming soon!

 

Winner ART MATTERS 3: Stephen Burke

STEPHEN BURKE
Bump, 2021
spray paint, emulsion and chewing gum on tactile tiles, steel frame
60 x 45 x 3 cm

About Stephen Burke ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Stephen's ambitions are to highlight a new visual understanding within our built environment and to scrutinize the cultural divide between street and gallery. Stephen’s most recent body of work examines various methods of communication found in public space, in this case – focusing on 'tactile tiles' and sprayed construction markings.
Tactile tiles are a system of textured ground surfaces found on stairs, footpaths and train stations among other places. These tiles signal messages or warnings to visually impaired pedestrians and are interpreted through their spacing and texture. For example, the bright yellow textured pavement found at train stations signifies a stop code, as there is a steep drop ahead. Stephen was drawn to use this material due to its high level of visual texture and to show how we communicate through touch, a sensitivity which has been lost in recent times.
In 1976, construction workers accidentally cut into a petroleum pipe beneath the pavement in California, leading to a large explosion. This accident was the catalyst for 'the systemization of critical colour coded utility markings'. These markings are deciphered by construction workers daily and denote various meanings. For example: Blue marks signal water pipes and yellow signifies gas, whereas red marks show electricity cables. These sprayed markings exemplify another kind of communication, one concerned with language. With this new body of work, Burke forms testimonials to these two visual languages by creating tactile images which are imbued with the aura of the street.

 

CV

Stephen Burke

1991 born in Dublin
lives and works in Dublin

stephenburkeart.com

Stephen is a visual artist from Dublin, Ireland with a background in painting (MA, GSA, 2018) and printmaking (B.A NCAD, 2016). He received a first class honour's degree from the GSA. Burke co-authored the book 'Buff', which investigates graffiti removal as an artistic process. 'Buff' contributed greatly to the academic discourse on this topic and was published with an accompanying exhibition at The Library Project in 2017. 'Buff' was later translated into a documentary in collaboration with Irish film maker, Sean Clarke, and was debuted at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in 2019 with the support of both Atelier Maser Gallery and Offset Festival. Later that year, Stephen completed a residency at Atelier Maser and displayed the resulting works at a solo show within the gallery. Most recently, he completed a six month residency in Berlin with Urban Nation. During this time he further developed the project 'Post-Vandalism', which is accessible on social media (@post_vandalism) and explores both the academics and aesthetics of graffiti related contemporary art and fosters support from a wide international community. Stephen’s time in Berlin culminated with an exhibition where he presented six new paintings. Burke is currently working towards the release of his new book titled ‘Post-vandalism’.

Education

- MLitt in Fine Art Painting (hons), Glasgow School of Art (GSA), Glasgow, UK, 2017-18
- BA in Print-making (hons), National College of Art & Design (NCAD), Dublin, IRE, 2013-16

Solo Exhibitions

- Utility, Atelier Maser, Dublin, IRE, June 2019

Selected Exhibitions

- ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE (online), April 2021
- Quarantine Show, Malagacha Gallery, Strasbourg, FR, June 2020
- Fresh Air, 90 Bulowstrasse, Berlin, DE, March 2020
- Vue, RHA, Dublin, IRE, Nov 2019
- Graduate Degree Show, The Tontine building, Glasgow, UK, Sept 2018
- Chroma, Dornoch St Project Space, Glasgow, UK, June 2018
- Close By, 39 Trongate, Glasgow, UK, April 2018
- No Safe Haven, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, UK, March 2018
- Bua, Mount Florida Gallery & Studios, Glasgow, UK, March 2018
- Skarrach, Crown Point Studios, Glasgow, UK, February 2018
- Collision, The Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, IRE, November 2017
- Buff, The Library Project, Dublin, IRE, August 2017
- New Release, SO Fine Art, Dublin, IRE, June 2017
- D24: A User’s Manual, Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, May 2017
- The Tara Launch, The Tara Building, Dublin, IRE, April 2017
- Nua, The Fumbally Exchange, Dublin, IRE, February 2017
- Young 3, SO Fine art, Dublin, IRE, February 2017
- Inplace, 12 Tara St, Dublin, IRE, September 2016
- The End, Soma Waterford, Waterford, IRE, September 2016
- Dia Dhuit, The Mart, Dublin, IRE, August 2016
- NCAD Graduate Showcase, Dublin, IRE, June 2016
- Shia LaBeouf, The Box, NCAD, Dublin, IRE, October 2015
- Haptic Press, Pallas Project Studios, Dublin, IRE, May 2015
- South, South Studios, Dublin, IRE, April 2015
- Half, The Mart, Dublin, IRE, January 2015

Press

- Review of ‘Utility’ at Atelier Maser by Eli Cazdu, Urban Art Paris, Nov 2020 - https://urbanart-paris.fr/2020/11/de-leffacage-des-graffitis-a-labstraction/
- Review of ‘U-Bahn’ body of work by Dr Kea Wienand, Urban Nation, Aug 2020 - https://www.stiftung-berliner-leben.de/stephen-burke-u-bahnen-2020/
- Atelier Maser ‘Utility’ exhibition catalogue. June 2019 - Stephen Burke Exhibition Catalogue by ateliermaser - issuu
- Hendricks, The Irish Times, May 2019 - https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/ireland/inside-dublin-s-hendrick-hotel-big-on-street-art-small-on-space-1.3905663
- Iverna, April 2019 - https://www.iverna.ie/interview/stephen-burke
- Yngspc, Oct 2018 - https://www.yngspc.com/artists/2018/10/stephen-burke/
- SO Fine Art Editions, New Release, June 2017 - http://www.sofinearteditions.com/new-release/
- Two friends document the art of graffiti removal, Gary Ibbotson, The Dublin Inquirer, May 2017 - https://www.dublininquirer.com/2017/05/10/two-friends-document-the-art-of-graffiti-removal/
- SO Fine Art Editions, Young III: A New Generation, Feb 2017 - http://www.sofinearteditions.com/young-iii-a-new-generation/
- What Lies Beneath, Niall MacMonagle, The Sunday Inpedendent, July 2016 - http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/what-lies-beneath-smithfield-by-stephen-burke-34887582.html
- HeadStuff, Marie Varley, July 2016 - http://www.headstuff.org/2016/07/ncad-graduate-design-show/
- Bare Magazine, Artist Spotlight, March 2016 - https://issuu.com/lemou/docs/bare_magazine_issuu

Residencies

- Residency at Urban Nation X Stiftung Berliner Leben, Berlin, DE, October - March 2020
- Residency at Atelier Maser, Dublin, IRE, June 2019
- Appointed Artist Curator, Creative Campus, RUA RED, Dublin, IRE, January - May 2017

Outreach & Demonstrations

- Founder – Post-vandalism social media archive, Jan 2018 – Present
- Mosaic Workshop, Urban Nation, Berlin, DE, December 2019
- Artist Talk - ‘Buff’, RHA, Dublin, IRE, June 2019
- Placement at Open/Close Dundee, UK, March 2018
- Founding member of The Glasgow School of Art's Self publishing Society, Glasgow, UK - Nov 2017
- Curator - D24: A Users Manual, Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, Feb - May 2017
- Screen Print Workshop - Deanswrath and Killinarden Community Colleges, Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, May 2017
- Co-Director - Tallaght Young Filmakers, Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, May 2017
- Artist Talk - 'The Art of Graffiti Removal', Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, May 2017
- Mono & Lino Print Workshop - Tallaght Community Arts Centre, Dublin, IRE, May 2015

Publications

- Bua - Co-published with Lou Rowland under Bua, 2018
- Buff - Project Co-manager, Published by 1815, 2017
- 1815 Magazine Issue 7 - Contributing Artist, Published by 1815, 2017
- IN PLACE Photobook - Contributing Artist, 2016
- Buff precursor zine - co-published with Fiachra Corcoran, 2016

 

 

THE 15 FINALISTS:
1 new artist daily 6pm

FRANCISCO VALENCA VAZ

Durchvorhang, 2021
digital print on 100% polyester, curtain rod
200 x 160 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 15 of 15: Here is the last of 15 artworks selected by our independent jury Reclaim Collective from all applications received following our most recent open artist call. Don't miss our big finale and make sure to check back tomorrow, Monday 26 April at 6pm sharp to find out who the winner of our 3rd ART MATTERS online competition is. She or he will win an invitation to participate in one of the upcoming group exhibitions at our gallery in Cologne.

But for now, let’s focus on Brazilian, Germany-based artist Francisco Valenca Vaz (*1996 in Recife, Brazil, lives and studies in Bremen) who closes our ART MATTERS 3 online show after we have featured 1 artist here and on Instagram – in no judgmental order – every day at 6pm for a fortnight.

About Francisco Valenca Vaz ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

This work is not timeless; it refers to previous experiences within a digital context. At the same time, the curtain exist in the present, as its industrially manufactured form and cheap materials can be easily and quickly pale with its use and addition of sun light, regretting a long term life. Its future is not certain, in other words, there is no clear future for the curtain. From a formal point of view, the work suggests to be hiding something and reminds me of the sculptural experience of showers in which one touches one's own body.
In my work, I process discourses in relation to painting tradition, aspects of the design of everyday objects, and try to present a different form of communication. Most of the time, I work stretching surfaces by performing actions on the objects. They look handmade and some of them look like industrially produced. In some cases, they tend to be autonomous or refer to a model, not confirming what there are, but presenting what they could be.
For me, one of the most important aspects of my language serves the value between the relationships from artificial materials that I develop into a narrative when contextualizing it. There is a sort of perversity to be working with plastics. A moral contradiction or a stronger necessity of separating me from natural materials, as a post-human act, represented by the polyester and its characteristics. In contradiction to this context, each work is made to be unique and not repeated or printed in series.

 

CV

Francisco Valenca Vaz

1996 born in Recife, Brazil
lives and studies in Bremen, Germany

@franciscovalencavaz

Education

2021
- Meisterschüler | Prof. Stephan Baumkötter | HFK Bremen

2019-21
- Praktikum und Mitarbeiter | Radek Krolczyk | Galerie K´ Bremen

2016-20
- Freie Kunst Diplom | Prof. Stephan Baumkötter | HFK Bremen
- Gast-Student bei Rosa Barba, Heike Kati Barath und Asli Serbest

2015
- Freie Kunst Studium | Prof. Jochen Stenschke | HKS Ottersberg

Projects

2018-20
- Kollektiv-Doppel-Ausstellung „Completely Knocked Down – Recife Bremen Connection“ als Künstler-Kurator mit Wolfgang Hainke, Maria do Carmo Nino, Paulo Bruscky, Christian Haake, Silvio Hansen, Marcio Almeida, Rebekka Kronsteiner und Tobias Heine, für März 2020 im MAMAM Recife, Brasilien mit Mabel Medeiros und Carla Valenca und September 2021, in der Städtischen Galerie Bremen mit Rose Pfister und Ingmar Lähnemann

2020
- Kuratierung & Direktion zusammen mit Rebekka Kronsteiner, von „MMS Offspace – Multi Media Service“. Auswahl von 23 KünstlerInnen aus Bremen und anderen Städten, im Rahmen von 9 Ausstellungen, von Januar bis Dezember 2020. Katalog Veröffentlichung im Juli 2021.

Solo / Duo Exhibitions

2021
- “Warum gibt es sand hier?“ – Duo PATT mit Rebekka Kronsteiner, Bremen. UPCOMING
- “Typisch“ – PATT, Reinraum, Düsseldorf. UPCOMING
- "5wh1" – Diplomprüfung, Galerie Mitte, Bremen

2020
- "Happy Meal“ Duo mit Sarah Lüdemann Beauham, Galerie CK, Leipzig
- "Wir sind für Sie da" duo mit Rebekka Kronsteiner, Galerie Mitte, Bremen

2019
- "Hausbesuche" mit Ele Hermel | Projekt von der Galerie Mitte, Bremen

2018
- "C. Haake und F. Vaz“ duo mit Christian Haake | Schauburg Kino, Bremen

2017
- “Useful Surfaces“ mit Rebekka Kronsteiner | Galerie Humboldt Schlüter, Bremen

Group Exhibitions

2021
- “ART MATTERS 3” – Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne ONLINE
- “Completely Knocked Down 2” – Städtische Galerie Bremen UPCOMING
- Projektion von „Semiotics of Us“ bei Filmbüro Bremen UPCOMING

2020
- "Art in Bremen - Frederich Niederberghaus, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
- "Raus.Project 4.0 - Touch me later - don‘t touch me now" Frauke Alina Becker, Kassel
- "Completely Knocked Down 1" - Museu de A. Moderna Aloisio Magalhaes, Recife, Brasil
- “Rundgang“ mit Klasse Prof. Stephan Baumkötter, HfK Bremen

2019
- "Klasse Rosa Barba Ausstellung" | Auditorium, Hochschule für Künste Bremen
- "Remote Patch Bremen" | Sphere, Bremen
- Ausstellung Karl-Heinz Heise Stiftung Kunstpreis 2019, Dessau-Roßlau
- "Westentasche" | Galerie des Westens - GaDeWe, Bremen
- "#9d725b" mit Achim Bertenburg | Tor40 Güterbahnhof, Bremen
- "Montage am Dienstag" | Montagehalle, Hochschule für B. Künste, Braunschweig
- “aRaum” | aGalerie, Bremen
- “Rundgang“ mit Klasse Prof. Stephan Baumkötter, HfK Bremen
- “HOME WORK” mit Klasse Fort (Jenny Kropp) | Verteilt in der Stadt, Bremen

2018
- “Look I´m Right Over There” | Schauburg Kino, Bremen
- “A_Sample” | Schwarzen Meer Galerie, Bremen
- “Das Rätsel der Freiheit” | Focke Museum, Bremen
- “Rundgang“ mit Klasse Prof. Stephan Baumkötter, HfK Bremen

2017
- “Rundgang“ mit Klasse Prof. Stephan Baumkötter, HfK Bremen

2016
- “Rundgang“ mit Jochen Stenzschke, Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen Ottersberg

Collections

- Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung, Bremen

Awards

2021
- Gallery Of Pre-Established Art (GOPEA), Art Grant, Nordhorn

2020
- Nominiert zusammen mit Rebekka Kronsteiner, mit der HfK Bremen für den Bundespreis für Kunststudierende, Bonn
- Stipendium Janusz-Korczak-Stiftung, Bremen

2019
- DAAD Stipendium - Freundeskreis der Hochschule für Künste e.V.

2018
- Arte Mediathek und FFA Hamburg Preis für das Programm “Look I´m Right Over There” mit Sebastian Moske

Publications

2021
- Künstlerbuch: Completely Knocked Down – Teil 1 UPCOMING
- Zine / Heft: 5wh1 | Diplomausstellung 2021
- Katalog: MMS OFFSPACE Bremen UPCOMING

2020
- “I´ve got butterfly´s im my stomach” – Essay für The Dynamic Archive

2019
- Katalog: Homework. HfK Ausstellungsprojekt mit Jenny Kropp

2018
- Zine für die Ausstellung: #9d725b mit Achim Bertenburg

Articles (Archive)

2020

- “Coronafolgen im ärmsten Bundesland – Geld allein reicht nicht: Weil ihre Ateliers in der Hochschule nicht zugänglich waren, haben die beiden ihren Arbeitsplatz kurzerhand in die „Galerie Mitte“ gelegt, nur wenige Meter von ihrem eigenen Ausstellungsraum dem „MMS Offspace“ entfernt.- Felicitas Boeselager, Deutschlandfunk (02.10.2020)
- „Der Kunst eine Bühne - Denn diese Ausstellung des jungen Duos Rebekka Kronsteiner und Francisco Valenca Vaz ist schon von ihrer Entstehung her etwas Besonderes. – Rulf Stein, Kreiszeitung (23.06.2020)
- "Nove artistas de Bremen, na Alemanha, e do Recife estão reunidos na montagem da exposição do projeto "Completely Knocked Down - Recife Bremen Connection", no Museu de Arte Moderna Aloisio Magalhães - MAMAM" - Folha PE (03.03.20)
- “Contêiner com conteúdo de exposição recebe performance coletiva no Recife” - Diario de Pernambuco (12.03.20)
- “MAMAM vira ateliê aberto da exposição “Completely Knocked Down” -- CulturaPe.gov.br (04.03.20)

2018
- “An der Hochschule für Künste in der Überseestadt gibt es Malerinnen und Maler wie Kate Andrews oder Francisco Valenca Vaz, deren Arbeiten eine ungeahnte formale Affinität zu Claus Haensel aufweisen.” - Rein ins Gemetzel - Radek Krolzscky, TAZ (28.07.18)
- “Unterstützung dafür erhält Sifrin seit dem vergangenen Jahr von dem Studenten Francisco Vaz”. - Der Mann für den Überraschungsmoment - Helge Hommers, Weser Kurier (16.07.2018)
- “Die Anspielung auf ein Altarbild, die Ambivalenz zwischen früher und heute, macht dem Künstler Spaß” - „Archäologische Einbettung“: Offener Schwebezustand mit Francisco Valenca Vaz - Ilka Langkowski, Kreis Zeitung (15.06.18)

2016
- „Bremen: „Abi Libitum“, „Atmosphere“ und „Antro“ lauten die Titel der Gemälde. Francisco José Valenca Vaz steht vor Ihnen und erklärt die verschiedenen Techniken, die aer angewandt hat.“ - Bronzeplastik erzielt Spitzenergebnis - Pascal Faltermann, Weser Kurier (04.12.2016)

 

MAAIKE KRAMER

A room, a view / Zuiderzee, 2021
Indian ink and graphite drawing casted in concrete and Durastone
38 x 30 x 3 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 14 of 15: As part of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3, we present here and on Instagram – in no evaluative order – 1 artist every day at 6pm since 11 April. Tonight, we are pleased to introduce Dutch artist Maaike Kramer (*1986, lives and works in Zeist, Netherlands).

Our independent jury Reclaim Collective has selected a total of 15 finalists from the artworks submitted to our third Open Call a few weeks ago. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm we will reveal the name of the winner of our online competition, who will receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Maaike Kramer ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

I create works that exist between monumental and conceptual materials and techniques. I challenge our desire to accept what we see as ‘truth’ and push us to doubt. The pieces emerge out of situations where I experience a certain duality of appearance. I document my thoughts before, during, and after the creation process, often encasing them in the materials I use.
I choose materials that can borrow from each other during the making process. As a result, their properties mix and distort. The wet paint or drawings get absorbed by wet casting materials and by combining the two, sketches become solidified while the sculptural base becomes more fleeting.
Through these works, I try to capture fiction in a factual design. The work challenges the desire to accept what we see as ‘truth’ and pushes us to doubt or see from another angle.

 

CV

Maaike Kramer

1986 born in the Netherlands
lives and works in Zeist, Netherlands

maaikekramer.nl

Exhibitions now and coming up

2021
- ART MATTERS 3 | Galerie Biesenbach | Cologne (online)
- Works on Paper II | Moving Gallery | 11 maart/april | Utrecht
- This Art Fair | 13-16 mei | Kromhouthal, Amsterdam
- Willem II Artspace - solo | Spiegelzaal | ? | Den Bosch
- Artist in Residence --> Pompgemaal, den Helder in collaboration with Bart Lunenburg | nov/dec | Thanks to the Mondriaan fundingprogramm for inland residencies.

Past Exhitbitions (Selection)

2020
- The fourth wall | Gallery O-68 | met Miloushka Bokma en Andrea Radai | 18 okt-24 jan | Velp
- UtrechtDownUnder | 12 nov-21 dec 2020 | Utrecht
- Unfolded/Enfolded | Heuv Art, Circle Gallery | 25-29 nov | Amsterdam
- By Inivtation Only | Logman gallery | 27 nov - 16 jan | Utrecht
- BIG ART | 1-4 okt | Zaandam
- Boven de Bank | Logman gallery | 20 maart - 31 mei | Utrecht
- Hooglicht | Studio Omstand | 7 maart - 19 april | Arnhem
- Josilda da Conceição Gallery | 18 januari- 22 februari | Amsterdam
- K.F. Hein – Vlagontwerp | 1 maart – 30 april | Maliesingel 28, Utrecht
- Hooglicht | 7 maart – 19 april | Studio Omstand, Arnhem
- Boven de Bank | 20 maart – 13 april | Logman | Utrecht
- Parallel Possibilities | Josilda da Conceição Gallery | 18 jan – 22 feb | Amsterdam

2019
- Winterkabinet | 1 dec – 29 dec | Amstelpark, Amsterdam
- Nasty Women | 8 dec – 12 dec | De Balie, Amsterdam
- Indoor Playground | 14 sept - 16 nov | Bergarde Galleries | Heerjansdam
- On the paper screen | 7 sept – 12 okt | Reuten Galerie | Amsterdam
- Vrouwen in de kunst | 2 okt – 6 okt | Art The Hague | LOGMAN in collaboration with Galerie Larik
- Hard - duo expositie met Sebastiaan van Weelden | 30 aug – 13 okt | Logman Gallery | Utrecht
- Uncharted | 15 juni - 7 juli | Har.Art Gallery | Keilewerf, Rotterdam
- Residency Presentation: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop | 12- 15 juli | Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
- Tekenkabinet | 5 - 30 juni | Amstelpark | Amsterdam
- Playground | 1 juni- 3 nov | Bergarde Galleries | Heerjansdam
- Lokaal | 18 feb-31 maart | Utrecht
- KeileContemporary | 7-10 feb | Har. Art Gallery - Art Rotterdam Week | Rotterdam

2018
- This Art Fair | 27-30 dec | Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
- Kunsttorentje | 1 dec - 1 maart | Almelo
- Licht | 18 nov -20 jan | Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden-Vesting
- Salon’18 | 12 okt-6 jan | Rietveldpaviljoen, Amersfoort
- Tekenkabinet/Nazomerkabinet | 2 sept-20 nov | Amstelpark, Amsterdam
- Construct | 7-15 april | Territorium,  Zeist
- Tekenkabinet | 1 april – 30 juni | Amstelpark, Amsterdam

2017
- Tekenkabinet | 9 – 13 augustus | Museum Waterland, Purmerend
- Nachtblind 2 | 4 en 11 mei | Territorium | Zeist

2016
- Openingsexpositie Territorium | 21 mei | Zeist

2015
- Territorium | Maart 1-15 | Zeist

2013
- KEES meets BAS | Juni 2-16 | Podium DAK | Geldrop
- Zomerexpo | Juni-sept | Gemeentemuseum | Den Haag

Residencies

2019
- Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop | 12 juni – 16 juli | Edinburgh | Scotland (UK)
- Plaatsmaken | Arnhem (NL)
- LOKAAL | 15 feb - 31 maart | Utrecht (NL)

2012 / 2016
- Tripkau Kazerne | Tripkau | Germany (DE)

2011
- Back to Basic | Dwingelderveld Drenthe (NL)

In Collection

2019
- NN Group collection
- Isala hospital collection
- Business art service

2018
- Kunstuitleen Utrecht

Education

2019
- Masterclass Drawing by Alexandra Roozen | Drawing Centre Diepenheim (NL)

2017
- Berlin Summer University: Transitions, drawing and space | Universität der Künste | Berlin (DE)

2004 / 2008
- ArtEZ Academy of the Arts, Bachelor Fine Art and Design in Education

 

RAFAEL RAPOSO PIRES

Minimetrò (Bystanders), 2021
inkjet print on fine art cotton paper (edition of 3 + 1 AP)
66 x 100 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 13 of 15: As part of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3, we present here and on Instagram – in no evaluative order – 1 artist every day at 6pm since 11 April. Tonight, we are pleased to introduce Portuguese multimedia-artist Rafael Raposo Pires (*1994, lives and works in Lisbon).

Our independent jury Reclaim Collective has selected a total of 15 finalists from the artworks submitted to our third Open Call a few weeks ago. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm we will reveal the name of the winner of our online competition, who will receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Rafael Raposo Pires ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Rafael Raposo Pires, b. 1994, Portuguese, currently pursuing a Master in Multimedia Art at Faculdade de Belas-Artes in Lisbon:
My body of work consists mostly of photographs produced while practicing dérives made on diverse urban areas. I started my projects supported by the interest on how transformative architecture can be, observing improvised elements that further made me aware of the distancing between planning and how different people use a constructed space. This later evolved into my appreciation for the movement of a body on a certain space, creating video-performances. Nowadays my work aims to question what we do consider as limits to an urban space, through photography, video and other media and materials.
Minimetrò (Bystanders), 100x66, 2021:
This artwork belongs to a series of photographs produced in the Umbrian region of Italy. While walking towards the outer areas of a city I am being guided by what my senses perceive as limits of an urban area. Main infrastructures that might create a boundary to a fluid urban experience are what primarily bound as my objects of interest.

 

CV

Rafael Raposo Pires

1994 born in Portugal
lives and works in Lisbon

rafaelraposopires.com

Education

- Master of Multimedia Art – Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon (September 2018 - Present)
- Post Graduation in Contemporary Photography Speeches – Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon (September 2017 - July 2018)
- Semester abroad at BTK – University of Art and Design, Berlin (September 2016 - February 2017)
- Bachelor in Photography and Visual Culture – IADE-U, Lisbon (September 2014 - July 2017)

Exhibitions

- Online: ‘ART MATTERS 3’ – Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (April 2021)
- ‘Genesis’ – The Holy Art Virtual Gallery, London (March 2021)
- ‘Auf der Laub’ – Studio Huette, Berlin (April 2020)
- ‘Momentum | InShadow Festival’ – Cisterna FBAUL, Lisbon (November - December 2019)
- Solo Exhibition: ‘Espacialidades de um percurso’ – Bank of Arts Gallery, Leiria (September - November 2019)
- ‘Grau de Semelhança’ – MUTE - Contemporary Art Gallery, Lisbon (June - July 2019)
- 9th Lisbon’s Photobook Fair – Municipal Archive of Lisbon (November 2018)
- ‘O Longe e as Imagens’ | FBAUL 18 – 5D Creative Hub, Lisbon (September 2018)
- Photography Exhibition X’17 – MUTE - Contemporary Art Gallery, Lisbon (March 2018)

Publications

- PEP #3 ‘Public Space’ Magazine – PEP, Berlin (November 2019)
- Contrast Magazine – Scopio Editions, Porto (May 2019)
- Exhibition Catalogue: O Longe e as Imagens – FBAUL, Lisbon (October 2018)
- Cisterna Number 4 – AEFBAUL, Lisbon (June 2018)
- NOVA Fotografia 2014-2018 – UNL, Lisbon (June 2018)
- Cisterna Number 3 – AEFBAUL, Lisbon (February 2018)
- Photobook: Alone Together – Self Publication, Berlin (January 2017)

 

DANIEL MORATA GRESSEL

NPN33 (from the no pinto nada series), 2020
paper tape on discarded painted fabric
54,5 x 49,7 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 12 of 15: As part of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3, we present here and on Instagram – in no evaluative order – 1 artist every day at 6pm for 2 weeks. Tonight, we are pleased to introduce Spanish artist Daniel Morata Gressel (*1966 in Barcelona, lives and works in El Masnou, Barcelona).

Our independent jury Reclaim Collective has selected a total of 15 finalists from the artworks submitted to our third Open Call a few weeks ago. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm we will reveal the name of the winner of our online competition, who will receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Daniel Morata Gressel ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Daniel Morata's artistic practice focuses on the study of the painting's own visibility, proposing a reflection on the processes of painting and its language. The questioning of the nature of the image and of what is represented, as well as the premises of doubt and uncertainty to approach the truth of the painting, focused from the conceptual abstraction of the gaze, define a work that investigates aspects related to its materiality and production, to its essence and temporality, formally unfolding in different planes, sometimes border or opposite, sometimes overlapping or blurred. Always from a sceptical and self-critical position, Daniel Morata proposes us to establish a contact with the intangible through painting. From his permanent vindication and questioning of the pictorial language, his exploration involves relating to the incognito to name the unspeakable.
As Jordi Pericot wrote for Morata’s exhibition "donde habita el olvido": “Daniel Morata shows us a work that is difficult to define, a work that does not seek to portray perceptual reality or avoid it in order to take refuge in abstraction. This is a truly non-figurative painting, although absolutely representational, insofar as it represents a reality reduced to its essential features (…)”
Daniel Morata's work can be linked to concepts such as subtraction, overlapping, repetition, erasure, gestures, writing or chance. From this point of view we can find among its reference authors approaches as diverse or complementary as those of Gerhard Richter, Agnes Martin, Sol Lewitt, Paul Klee, Juan Uslé or Joaquin Chancho among others.Retaking Pericots words this referential eclecticism “triggers a dialectic between identical and different, identity and inequality, which is formalizing a discourse that transcends the pictorial surface. It is through these contradictions that one can see a space of pure tranquillity and harmony. Daniel Morata's style is more about the background than the form.

 

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Daniel Morata Gressel

1966 born in Barcelona
lives and works in El Masnou, Barcelona

Education

1986-89
- Studies at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona. Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya

1991
- Studies at "CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE RECERCA GRÀFICA". (Etching and Litography.Calella)

1992
- PENTIMENT workshop at "Fachhochschule Hamburg, Fachbereich Gestaltung".

1993
- BFA. Facultat de Bellas Artes. Universitat de Barcelona.

Scholarships

1992
- Erasmus scholarship at HOCHSCHULE DER KÜNSTE, Berlín

1993
- International scholarship "Arts Plàstiques per a creadors i agents culturals  de la Generalitat de Catalunya" for abroad residency. Hamburg

Solo Exhibitions

2018
- “El color delineado” BarcelonaStudio, Sant Adriá del Besós, Barcelona

2017
- “Donde habita el olvido” Espai Casinet, El Masnou

2010
- “Pixeland revisited” Galería Carmen Sallent. Barcelona

2005
- “Pixeland” Universitat de Lleida

2004
- “Pinturas” Museo de Albarracín. Teruel

2002
- "Stylus" Galería Kalós, Barcelona

2001
- "A trazos" Galería Principal Sombrerers, Barcelona

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 3. Galerie Biesenbach. Cologne (online)

2020
- XS Online group exhibition. Alfagallerymiami.
- Booth 07, Online Viewing Rooms. Alfagallerymiami

2018
- “Oximoron” a project with Jordi Pericot, Victoria Pujadas and Jose Luis Paz Fo. Sala Espai Casinet. El Masnou

2017
- “Nitroglicerina” Casa de Cultura La Unió. Teiá
- “Impecable” V festival d’art contemporani Llucifest. El Masnou

2016
- “IX Pictorical Research Award. Salou

2015
- “VI Torres-García Ciutat de Mataró Painting Award. Mataró

2011
- “XII Ricard Camí Painting Award

2010
- “Fundació Vilacasas  Painting Award
- “VI Pictorical Research Award. Salou

2008
- “Paisajes privados”  Sala de exposiciones de la Diputación de Huesca.

2007
- MMAC, Contemporary Art Show, Mollerusa
- “Delicartessen 07” Galería Esther Montoriol. Barcelona

2006
- VIII Honda – La Garriga Painting Award (itinerant)
- IV Pictorical Research Award. Salou
- “Delicartessen 06” Galería Esther Montoriol. Barcelona
- “De porta a porta” Galería No+Art. Girona

2005
- Artenavas. Las Navas del Marqués. Ávila
- “Delicartessen 05” Galería Esther Montoriol. Barcelona

2004
- "Dadelos" Casa de los Morlanes. Zaragoza
- "Encuentro" Christoph Mertens / Daniel Morata.
- Galerie Töplitz.Töplitz. Berlin.
- “Delicartessen 04” Galería Esther Montoriol. Barcelona

2003
- “Dadelos" Centro Cultural del Matadero. Huesca
- "Suïcides" Galería Kalós, Barcelona
- "Dadelos" Sala de exposiciones de la UNED. Barbastrto

 

SUSANNE STÄHLI

untitled (from the "Neutral Grey"), 2020
ink on paper
75 x 55 cm

The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 11 of 15: As part of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3, we present here and on Instagram – in no evaluative order – 1 artist every day at 6pm for 2 weeks. Tonight, we are pleased to introduce German painter Susanne Stähli (*1959 in Munich, lives and works in Witten/Ruhr, Germany).

Our independent jury Reclaim Collective has selected a total of 15 finalists from the artworks submitted to our third Open Call a few weeks ago. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm we will reveal the name of the winner of our online competition, who will receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Susanne Stähli ... more >


STATEMENT

Text for the exhibition "Susanne Stähli: "Precise Flow – Works on Paper“
(Städtische Galerie im Schlosspark Herne 12/03-05/04/2021)

The title of the exhibition "Präzises Fließen – Arbeiten auf Papier" (Precise Flow – Works on Paper) succinctly expresses what the artist Susanne Stähli has been concentrating on exclusively for more than two years: tracing the qualities and possibilities of fluidity in her work with ink.
Until then, the perception and effect of colour had been the focus of her artistic work. Strongly coloured, partly monochrome canvas works, wall paintings and space-changing coloured foil light installations were created on the theme of colour.
The connection between the materiality of a colour and its appearance, which is influenced by it, ultimately led the artist to questions that arose from her work with liquid ink and were dealt with in various groups of works.
The Städtische Galerie im Schlosspark in Herne is showing almost 60 of these works on a larger scale for the first time, thus presenting a hitherto unknown aspect of Susanne Stähli's work.
In the series "Neutral Grey" we are confronted with sparingly placed, spatially appearing layers of a few brushstrokes. Colour plays almost no role here.
Nor in the series of delicate, transparent works, which are more concerned with sounding out the flowing, watery element of the light greenish ink and the intervention of precise brushwork.
The series "one stroke" refers in its title to the way it was created: each of the works, some of which are reminiscent of landscapes, was created from a single brushstroke, which was passed over the sheet with the utmost concentration. The pressure of the brush and the wateriness and dilution of the ink are the elements that lead to the respective picture in a non-repeatable process.
On the subject of colour, new works from recent years are also on show in the exhibition. Even when it comes to colour qualities and colour relationships, transparency, visible processes of colour creation and the laws of fluidity can be experienced as essential aspects.
In the last room, the visitor will be able to experience both the lightness of paper and the qualities of fluidity through the work "Farbschwarm" (“Colour Swarm”), a loose installation of small coloured paper works.

 

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Susanne Stähli

1959 born in Munich
lives and works in Witten/Ruhr, Germany

susannestaehli.de

Education, prizes, residencies and teaching positions

1982-86
- Studies painting at FH für Kunst und Kunsttherapie, Ottersberg

1989
- Sponsorship Award of the City of Witten

2006
- "artist in residence“, University of Witten/Herdecke

since 2007
- Lectureship at the University of Witten/Herdecke

2011
- Award Winner "Kunst am Bau/Art in Public Places", Bochum Police Headquarters

Selected Solo Exhibition

2021
- Päzises Fließen, Emschertal-Museum/Städt. Galerie, Herne

2019
- Nordlicht, Richard Haizmann Museum, Niebüll
- Rising Colour, Galerie Schürmann, Kamp-Lintfort
- Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Braun, Stuttgart

2017
- DUE, Galerie Floss & Schultz, Cologne

2016
- Winterfenster, Verein f. aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen
- Licht_Farbe_Raum, Kunstverein Lemgo

2015
- Color =Link, Farbverschiebungen(in situ) Kunstmuseum Mülheim a. d. Ruhr (c)
- Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Ulf Larsson, Köln

2014
- Durch Farbe gehen, Kunstverein Schwerte (c)

2013
- 4 colours 4 rooms, Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen (c)
- Gegenüber, Kunstverein Linz am Rhein

2012
- GEGENGRAU, Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne

2010
- Der verwandelte Raum, Clemens-Sels-Museum Neuss (c)

2009
- Colour Line, Galerie Degenhartt, Berlin
- SUN, Galerie Fetzer, Sontheim a. d. Brenz
- Schichtungen, Städtische Galerie “Sohle 1“, Bergkamen (c)

2008
- Schichtungen, Märkisches Museum Witten (c)
- Schichtungen, Stadtmuseum Siegburg (c)
- Schichtungen, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen (c)

2007
- Schichtungen, Galerie Baumgarten i. Morat-Institut f. Kunst u. Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg (c)
- Schichtungen, Stadtmuseum Beckum (c)

2006
- Wann ist ein Rot ein Rot?, Universität Witten/Herdecke

2005
- farbe., Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (c)
- kleine welten, Städtische Galerie Schloss Borbeck, Essen (c)
- Kunstverein Paderborn (c)
- farbe., Galerie Baumgarten, Freiburg (c)

2004
- Kunstverein Unna
- who’s afraid of, TZR Galerie, Bochum

2002
- Kunstverein Hattingen (c)

Selected Group Exhibition

2021
- ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- pleased to meet you, Märkisches Museum Witten

2020
- Baltic Bridges, watercolour Biennale, Kaunas, Litauen

2019
- Monochrom-Farbe als Bildthema, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen
- Sichtweiten, WKB, Osthaus Museum Hagen
- Gegenüber, Galerie Fetzer, Sontheim

2018
- #FARBE, Galerie Frank Schlag, Essen
- Hazy and pure, Raum für Gäste, Aachen

2017
- konkret! Märkisches Museum Witten
- Westfarbe, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen (c)
- Eins aus  zwei, Dr. Carl Dörken Galerie, Herdecke
- Seitenwechsel, Galerie Fetzer, Sontheim
- Members please, VfAK/R, Oberhausen

2016
- Der zweite Blick, Baukunstarchiv, Dortmund
- klein, aber fein, Dr. Carl Dörken Galerie, Herdecke
- freshtest, Kunstverein Kölnberg, Cologne

2015
- Farbdinge-Farbräume, Dr. Carl Dörken Galerie, Herdeck
- Arbeiten auf Papier II, Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne
- Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart
- 25 Jahre Stadtmuseum Siegburg
- Rheinschiene, Kunstverein Linz am Rhein (c)

2014
- 20 14 Positionen… Malerei/Ruhr von Schwarz bis Weiß, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (c)

2013
- Wirwiederhier, Westdeutscher Künstlerbund, Kunstmuseum Bochum (c)
- Austragungsort II, Verein für aktuelle Kunst/Ruhrgebiet, Oberhausen (c)

2012
- china/germany, abstract  painting today!
- Caspar-Ludwig Opländer-Stiftung Dortmund und Peking (c)
- 30 Jahre Galerie Fetzer, Sontheim
- Cologne paper art, Galerie Ulf Larsson

2011
- Dr. Carl-Dörken Galerie, Herdecke

2010
- Nonfigurative Malerei, Ruhrgebiet trifft Ungarn, Galerie der Approached Art Association, Pècs, Hungary(c)
- scene: Ungarn in NRW, Verein für Aktuelle Kunst Ruhrgebiet, Oberhausen (c)
- Landpartie, Westdt. Künstlerbund, Museum Abtei Liesborn
- Große Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (c)

2008
- Ooh yeah!, Galerie Degenhartt, Berlin (c)
- unter tausend, Galerie Haas, Ingolstadt

2007
- Witten privat, Märkisches Museum Witten
- Köthener Kunstquadrate, Kunstförderverein Anhalt (c)

2006
- DEW 21 Kunstpreis (Auswahlausstellung), Dortmund
- schön Rot, arke Galerie, Dortmund

1991
- 10x10x10, Kunsthaus Wiesbaden (c)

1990
- imteam, Märkisches Museum, Witten (c)

(c) = catalogue

Art in Public Spaces

2016
- Lichtes Werk, Kapelle im Schloss Borbeck, Essen

2011
- Alles im grünen Bereich, Polizeipräsidium Bochum

2002
- Die 7 letzten Worte, Kapelle im St. Maria-Hilf Krankenhaus, Bochum-Gerthe

1998
- Raum der Stille, Knappschaftskrankenhaus, Bochum-Langendreer

Selected Public Collections

- Kunstmuseum Mülheim a. d. Ruhr
- Märkisches Museum Witten
- Clemens-Sels-Museum Neuss
- Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen
- Emschertal-Museum, Herne
- Werner Richard -Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung, Herdecke
- Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart
- Interchalet, Freiburg
- Sparkasse Dortmund
- Sammlung Thyssen-Krupp, Essen
- Stadtwerke Witten

 

OLIVER CAIN

Fruit Bowl, 2020
white ceramic bananas in a white ceramic urinal
54,5 x 33 x 35 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 10 of 15: As part of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3, we present here and on Instagram – in no evaluative order – 1 artist every day at 6pm for 2 weeks. Tonight, we are pleased to introduce Auckland-based artist Oliver Cain (*1996 in England, lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand).

Our independent jury Reclaim Collective has selected a total of 15 finalists from the artworks submitted to our third Open Call a few weeks ago. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm we will reveal the name of the winner of our online competition, who will receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Oliver Cain ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

This playful work draws attention to the many experiences that are encountered by homosexual males, as well as openly questioning social constructions of shame, anonymity and sexuality, but in a way that can be viewed as whimsical and light hearted. Situated in what can sometimes be assumed to be a highly sexualised culture; a culture that can be seen as dangerous and unclean. Added to this that many of these encounters and experiences happen within a public setting. A reflection of gay cruising culture and party culture weighted with broad assumptions put on the community by those from the outside. The work is shown in a way that is almost cleansingly clinical compared to the idea of sex or public sexual experiences. Revealing elements of personal experience yet also refusing to give details, holding onto the anonymity of each encounter. A light hearted way to show a part of many homosexual’s sexual history that can be viewed as negative, problematic and confronting, while drawing on slightly different aspects of gay culture but ultimately interpreting common experiences into a playful representation, documenting aspects of queer life.

 

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Oliver Cain

1996 born in England
lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand

olivercain.com

Oliver Cain is an English born/New Zealand Artist. His popular work changes, develops and covers a wide range of topics using a large range of materials. His artworks, subverted linguistic paintings, ceramic sculptures and installations, bear a certain physicality and push the boundaries between conceptualism and post-pop art. The most important thing is the creative process behind Cain’s artworks is and therefore his artworks can be made of anything and take any form. Appropriated everyday objects transform stereotypes and famous art historical references become twisted. As proud member of the queer community, Cain uses his work to examine, question and criticize the relationships between gender, (homo)sexuality and societies’ misconceptions about those themes. However despite what it might look like to the contemporary spectator, a purely erotic and queer reading of the work would be misguided. There is a universal profundity at play revealing itself slowly for those willing to look and feel.

Education

BoFA – Unitec - 2019

Awards

- Highly Commended 2020 - ECC NZ Student Design/Craft Awards
- Craig’s Investment Partners Art 3D Award - 2020 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards
- Touring finalist for The Wallace Art Awards 2020
- Overall Supreme award - ECC 2019
- Tuatara Ceramic Award - ECC 2019
- Overall winner of the Eden Arts Award 2019
- Touring finalist for The Wallace Art Awards 2019
- Highly Commended 2018 - ECC NZ Student Design/Craft Awards
- Finalist for The Wallace Art Awards 2018
- Merit Award 2018 - Riley Consultant members competition
- Merit Award 2018 - Royal Easter Show

Selected Exhibitions

2021
- Galerie Biesenbach– Group show ART MATTERS 3, Cologne (online)
- International Ceramic Biennale of Talavera (Spain)
- Sculpture Onshore 2021
- Studio 1 Solo Exhibition
- Gallery Thirty Three - Ceramic show with Mandy Gargiulo
- Auckland Art Fair
- Föenander Galleries - Solo Show ft.Billy Apple ‘It’s a boy’
- Astor Bristed Gallery – Solo Show – Arrowtown
- Wallace Gallery Morrinsville (WAA)
- Pātaka Art+Museum (WAA)
- Paragon Matter - Owhango Summer Sculpture Show
- Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens Exhibition
- Sarjeant Gallery – ‘Corner Dairy’

2020
- Craigs Aspiring Art Show – Wanaka
- The Dowse Art Museum - ECC NZ Student Design/Craft Awards
- Limn Gallery – Group show
- Taranaki National Art Awards
- Kings Collage Art Exhibition
- New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Awards
- Semicolon – Föenander Galleries
- Föenander Galleries – Solo Show ‘Relatively Fruity’
- Par Homestead - Finalist for The Wallace Art Awards
- Parkin Prize – NZ Academy of Fine Arts – Wellington
- Mairangi Arts Centre
- Auckland Art Fair – Virtual
- The Vivian – Matakana
- Corban Estate Arts Centre – ‘Paint etc.’
- Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards – Whakatane
- Academy Galleries (WAA) - Queens Wharf, Wellington
- Föenander Galleries – ‘small work salon’
- Millers O'Brien – ‘Graduation Show’ – Wellington
- Craigs Aspiring Art Show – Wanaka

2019
- Föenander Galleries - Group show - 'Ida Soleil'
- Wallace Gallery Morrinsville (WAA)
- The Dowse Art Museum - ECC NZ Student Design/ Craft Awards
- Par Homestead - Finalist for The Wallace Art Awards
- NKB Gallery
- Parnell Gallery
- Webbs - Eden Arts 2019
- Lake House Arts - Ceramic Showcase

2018
- The Dowse Art Museum - ECC NZ Student Design/Craft Awards
- Sculpture Onshore 2018 - Auckland, NZ
- Lake House Arts - Riley Consultants member exhibition
- MADE - Mt Albert Art + design Exhibition
- Great Art Sale - Lake house Arts
- Par Homestead - Finalist for The Wallace Art Awards
- The James Wallace Arts Trust - Wallace's Art Collection
- No.1 Parnell – Rawene
- VEFA - Exhibition of Fine Art
- Royal Easter Show - ASB Show ground (Awarded a Merit)
- Deport Artspace - Devonport

 

STEPHEN BURKE

Bump, 2021
spray paint, emulsion and chewing gum on tactile tiles, steel frame
60 x 45 x 3 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 9 of 15: As part of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3, we present here and on Instagram – in no evaluative order – an artist every day at 6pm for 2 weeks. Tonight, we are pleased to introduce the Irish artist Stephen Burke (*1991 in Dublin, lives and works in Dublin).

Our independent jury Reclaim Collective has selected a total of 15 finalists from the artworks submitted to our third Open Call a few weeks ago. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm we will reveal the name of the winner of our online competition, who will receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Stephen Burke ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Stephen's ambitions are to highlight a new visual understanding within our built environment and to scrutinize the cultural divide between street and gallery. Stephen’s most recent body of work examines various methods of communication found in public space, in this case – focusing on 'tactile tiles' and sprayed construction markings.
Tactile tiles are a system of textured ground surfaces found on stairs, footpaths and train stations among other places. These tiles signal messages or warnings to visually impaired pedestrians and are interpreted through their spacing and texture. For example, the bright yellow textured pavement found at train stations signifies a stop code, as there is a steep drop ahead. Stephen was drawn to use this material due to its high level of visual texture and to show how we communicate through touch, a sensitivity which has been lost in recent times.
In 1976, construction workers accidentally cut into a petroleum pipe beneath the pavement in California, leading to a large explosion. This accident was the catalyst for 'the systemization of critical colour coded utility markings'. These markings are deciphered by construction workers daily and denote various meanings. For example: Blue marks signal water pipes and yellow signifies gas, whereas red marks show electricity cables. These sprayed markings exemplify another kind of communication, one concerned with language. With this new body of work, Burke forms testimonials to these two visual languages by creating tactile images which are imbued with the aura of the street.

 

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Stephen Burke

1991 born in Dublin
lives and works in Dublin

stephenburkeart.com

Stephen is a visual artist from Dublin, Ireland with a background in painting (MA, GSA, 2018) and printmaking (B.A NCAD, 2016). He received a first class honour's degree from the GSA. Burke co-authored the book 'Buff', which investigates graffiti removal as an artistic process. 'Buff' contributed greatly to the academic discourse on this topic and was published with an accompanying exhibition at The Library Project in 2017. 'Buff' was later translated into a documentary in collaboration with Irish film maker, Sean Clarke, and was debuted at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in 2019 with the support of both Atelier Maser Gallery and Offset Festival. Later that year, Stephen completed a residency at Atelier Maser and displayed the resulting works at a solo show within the gallery. Most recently, he completed a six month residency in Berlin with Urban Nation. During this time he further developed the project 'Post-Vandalism', which is accessible on social media (@post_vandalism) and explores both the academics and aesthetics of graffiti related contemporary art and fosters support from a wide international community. Stephen’s time in Berlin culminated with an exhibition where he presented six new paintings. Burke is currently working towards the release of his new book titled ‘Post-vandalism’.

Education

- MLitt in Fine Art Painting (hons), Glasgow School of Art (GSA), Glasgow, UK, 2017-18
- BA in Print-making (hons), National College of Art & Design (NCAD), Dublin, IRE, 2013-16

Solo Exhibitions

- Utility, Atelier Maser, Dublin, IRE, June 2019

Selected Exhibitions

- ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE (online), April 2021
- Quarantine Show, Malagacha Gallery, Strasbourg, FR, June 2020
- Fresh Air, 90 Bulowstrasse, Berlin, DE, March 2020
- Vue, RHA, Dublin, IRE, Nov 2019
- Graduate Degree Show, The Tontine building, Glasgow, UK, Sept 2018
- Chroma, Dornoch St Project Space, Glasgow, UK, June 2018
- Close By, 39 Trongate, Glasgow, UK, April 2018
- No Safe Haven, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, UK, March 2018
- Bua, Mount Florida Gallery & Studios, Glasgow, UK, March 2018
- Skarrach, Crown Point Studios, Glasgow, UK, February 2018
- Collision, The Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, IRE, November 2017
- Buff, The Library Project, Dublin, IRE, August 2017
- New Release, SO Fine Art, Dublin, IRE, June 2017
- D24: A User’s Manual, Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, May 2017
- The Tara Launch, The Tara Building, Dublin, IRE, April 2017
- Nua, The Fumbally Exchange, Dublin, IRE, February 2017
- Young 3, SO Fine art, Dublin, IRE, February 2017
- Inplace, 12 Tara St, Dublin, IRE, September 2016
- The End, Soma Waterford, Waterford, IRE, September 2016
- Dia Dhuit, The Mart, Dublin, IRE, August 2016
- NCAD Graduate Showcase, Dublin, IRE, June 2016
- Shia LaBeouf, The Box, NCAD, Dublin, IRE, October 2015
- Haptic Press, Pallas Project Studios, Dublin, IRE, May 2015
- South, South Studios, Dublin, IRE, April 2015
- Half, The Mart, Dublin, IRE, January 2015

Press

- Review of ‘Utility’ at Atelier Maser by Eli Cazdu, Urban Art Paris, Nov 2020 - https://urbanart-paris.fr/2020/11/de-leffacage-des-graffitis-a-labstraction/
- Review of ‘U-Bahn’ body of work by Dr Kea Wienand, Urban Nation, Aug 2020 - https://www.stiftung-berliner-leben.de/stephen-burke-u-bahnen-2020/
- Atelier Maser ‘Utility’ exhibition catalogue. June 2019 - Stephen Burke Exhibition Catalogue by ateliermaser - issuu
- Hendricks, The Irish Times, May 2019 - https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/ireland/inside-dublin-s-hendrick-hotel-big-on-street-art-small-on-space-1.3905663
- Iverna, April 2019 - https://www.iverna.ie/interview/stephen-burke
- Yngspc, Oct 2018 - https://www.yngspc.com/artists/2018/10/stephen-burke/
- SO Fine Art Editions, New Release, June 2017 - http://www.sofinearteditions.com/new-release/
- Two friends document the art of graffiti removal, Gary Ibbotson, The Dublin Inquirer, May 2017 - https://www.dublininquirer.com/2017/05/10/two-friends-document-the-art-of-graffiti-removal/
- SO Fine Art Editions, Young III: A New Generation, Feb 2017 - http://www.sofinearteditions.com/young-iii-a-new-generation/
- What Lies Beneath, Niall MacMonagle, The Sunday Inpedendent, July 2016 - http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/what-lies-beneath-smithfield-by-stephen-burke-34887582.html
- HeadStuff, Marie Varley, July 2016 - http://www.headstuff.org/2016/07/ncad-graduate-design-show/
- Bare Magazine, Artist Spotlight, March 2016 - https://issuu.com/lemou/docs/bare_magazine_issuu

Residencies

- Residency at Urban Nation X Stiftung Berliner Leben, Berlin, DE, October - March 2020
- Residency at Atelier Maser, Dublin, IRE, June 2019
- Appointed Artist Curator, Creative Campus, RUA RED, Dublin, IRE, January - May 2017

Outreach & Demonstrations

- Founder – Post-vandalism social media archive, Jan 2018 – Present
- Mosaic Workshop, Urban Nation, Berlin, DE, December 2019
- Artist Talk - ‘Buff’, RHA, Dublin, IRE, June 2019
- Placement at Open/Close Dundee, UK, March 2018
- Founding member of The Glasgow School of Art's Self publishing Society, Glasgow, UK - Nov 2017
- Curator - D24: A Users Manual, Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, Feb - May 2017
- Screen Print Workshop - Deanswrath and Killinarden Community Colleges, Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, May 2017
- Co-Director - Tallaght Young Filmakers, Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, May 2017
- Artist Talk - 'The Art of Graffiti Removal', Rua Red, Dublin, IRE, May 2017
- Mono & Lino Print Workshop - Tallaght Community Arts Centre, Dublin, IRE, May 2015

Publications

- Bua - Co-published with Lou Rowland under Bua, 2018
- Buff - Project Co-manager, Published by 1815, 2017
- 1815 Magazine Issue 7 - Contributing Artist, Published by 1815, 2017
- IN PLACE Photobook - Contributing Artist, 2016
- Buff precursor zine - co-published with Fiachra Corcoran, 2016

 

CHRIS TILLE

Wormhole, 2021
photo exposure on Fuji Paper (edition of 6 + 2AP)
180 x 120 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Our current online exhibition ART MATTERS 3 unfolds gradually and today it is time to reveal the 8th of 15 names: We are pleased to present German photo artist Chris Tille (*1971, lives and works in Bad Wiessee, Germany). He is one of a total of 15 finalists selected by our independent jury Reclaim Collective following our recent 3rd Open Artist Call.

Until 25 April daily at 6 pm, we present one of these artists here and on Instagram with their submitted work. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm, the winner of our third ART MATTERS online contest will be announced and receive an invitation to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Chris Tille ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Project description “Wormhole"

“If I observe the microscopic state of things, then the difference between past and future vanishes,” writes theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. Linear time is not a fact of the universe but an idiosyncrasy of our own “blurred vision.” So, how can we conceive of time beyond our own perception?
In Wormhole, Chris Tille creates a bridge of time to grand moments in Earth’s history, using the smallest of digital visual elements – a pixel. Drawing from his own extensive archive of astrophotography, which he has been building upon since 1995, Tille chooses photographs taken during significant events or epochs. These astrophotographs, taken at dusk, portray both the distant stars and galaxies as well as the remains of illuminated objects here on Earth, like clouds and trees.
From each image, he selects two pixels: one of daylight here on Earth and one of remote starlight, which has taken years, or even hundreds, thousands, or millions of years to reach us. In layering these two pixels of light from different times, the images flatten timespace, creating for us a wormhole with which to consider time in a new way. Tille’s merged pixels, enlarged into vast timescapes, juxtapose events with a similar gravity: the Plague and Covid 19, Napoleon and Trump, the Stone Age and the Digital Age. The printed images are then sealed with a high-gloss acrylic, so that, for those who stand in front of them, light from the current time is also reflected and emphasized.
This layering of time becomes symbolic of perdurance theory, according to which an entity has distinct temporal parts throughout its existence, the whole of which combine to form a “space-time worm.” Through Tille’s images, we encounter these worms of our shared human history and perhaps, just for a moment, can perceive time without direction.

 

About Chris Tille
The Magic of Primal Origins

Unfettered curiosity and a drive to search for the essence of things are what inspire photographer and artist Chris Tille. He has always been fascinated by the aesthetics of the elements and the visual magic of primal origins.
However, for Chris Tille, it’s about much more than just the pure beauty of fleeting natural phenomena. He draws his inspiration from major issues affecting humanity, including history, science and religion.
His current work is characterised by an intensive contemplation of astronomical phenomena, which he visualises using painstaking techniques. By doing so, he has been able to capture the dawn of time through his Big Bang cycle. It’s not so much a vision as an artistically elegant, scientifically precise presentation of astrophysical facts.
Using complex algorithms, Tille creates works of profound significance to us all, giving us an insight into the inner workings of the universe – even creation itself.
The high precision and unusual aesthetics of Tille’s work, which – taking the 10,000 AD cycle as an example – can take up to 1000 hours to produce, has even impressed the Max Planck Institute and the NASA, with which Tille works closely and which also provides the raw data required for his projects.

 

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Chris Tille

1971 born in Germany
lives and works in Bad Wiessee, Germany

christille.de

Photographer and artist Chris Tille works at the intersection of science and art. Educated as a classical photographer in Innsbruck, Austria, he now uses photography as a means of visualising complex data sets, in order to make scientific principles and discoveries more accessible and meaningful. His series use public domain satellite and space agency data as a starting point, which he then interprets, remixes as other sensual experiences, and meticulously reconstructs to bring the information back to the public and scientific community in larger-than-life photo prints.

His prolific exhibition repertoire includes in 2021/2020/2019: Galerie Kristine Hamann, Wismar, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Malta Contemporary Art, Sliema and a Private Collection, Beijing. He participated in 2018 at the Art Festival, Beijing, Galerie Smudajescheck, Munich, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Renée Pfister, London and the Max-Planck-Institut for Astrophysics, Garching. In 2017, Tille's work was presented at Art Affairs, Frankfurt, Folly & Muse, London and Malta Contemporary Art, Sliema. Furthermore, in 2016, at Galerie der Moderne, Stefan Vogdt Munich, Renée Pfister, London and Galerie Junger, Shanghai. In 2015, he exhibited at the Offizium an den Pinakotheken, Schlawien, MOCA Beijing, and Folly & Muse, London. Earlier exhibitions were at the Überfahrt, Rottach-Egern, Hyatt Regency, Calcutta, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. He has won the following awards: Best Photographer & Designer, DWC Deutsche Wirtschaftschronik, Sonderteil Photography.

 

PAUL SNELL

Bleed 202013, 2020
chromogenic print face-mounted on 3mm matte plexiglass, backed with extruded polystyrene, concrete, acrylic, enamel and pigments
50 x 40 x 6 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 7 of 15: We are pleased to continue our online group show ART MATTERS 3 tonight and present the Australian photo-media artist Paul Snell (*1968 in Australia, lives and works in Legana, Tasmania).

A total of 15 finalists have been chosen by our jury Reclaim Collective following our latest Open Artist Call. Until 25 April, every day at 6pm we present one of these artists here and on Instagram with their submitted artwork. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm, the winner of our third ART MATTERS online competition will be announced and receive an invitation to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Paul Snell ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

The pause, the gap and the omission are increasingly significant in our saturated image driven society, in theses the viewer is presented with an image of reflection rather than representation. My practice examines the possibilities of abstraction and minimalism in photo-media. It investigates the transformation of photographic modes of production and the manipulation and exploitation of data to invent new visual forms. Each piece invites concentration, quiet and even silence. The reductive aesthetic in my work is an overlapping of decidedly contrary visual elements, a play of many dualities, and is inspired by nature, time, space, colour, sound, and movement. The absence of signs or objects invites the viewer to drift among primal and tonal aesthetic matter, creating a sensory experience of inner contemplation and transcendence.

 

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Paul Snell

1968 born in Australia
lives and works in Legana, Tasmania

paulsnell.com

Academic Qualifications

2009-11
- MCA, University of Tasmania

1995
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), University of Tasmania

1990
- Diploma of Education, University of Tasmania

1987-89
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Tasmania

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020
- Incidental Contact, Australian Consulate-General, NY

2019
- Untitled TZT038 Bos Fine Art, Den Haag

2018
- Timbre – Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas
- Vanishing Point - Gallery 9, Sydney, NSW

2017
- Mute - Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas
- Chromophilia - Gallery 9, Sydney, NSW
- The Liminal Space - Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart, Tas

2016
- The Liminal Space - QVMAG, Launceston, Tas
- Formal, Gallery 9 - Sydney, NSW

2015
- Intersect, Colville Gallery - Hobart, Tas
- Sectant - Gallery 9, NSW
- Decoding Sydney - Gaffa, Sydney, NSW

2014
- Shift - Colville Gallery Hobart, Tas

2013
- Chromophobia - Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas
- Decoding New York - Edmund Pearce Gallery, Vic
- Chromophobia - Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney, NSW
- Chromophobia - Jan Manton Gallery, Qld

2012
- Afterimage -Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas
- The Persistence of Vision - The Colour Factory, Melbourne, Vic
- Codes and Convensions - Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas

2011
- Afterglow - 146 Artspace, Hobart, Tas

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)

2020
- Image_Object – MONA FOMA, Poimena Gallery, Tas

2019
- Formal - MONA FOMA, Poimena Gallery, Tas

2018
- Beyond The Field (Still) - Contemporary Art Tasmania, Tas
- Colville gallery at West End Art Space, Vic

2017
- SPEED: Mobility & Exchange – Academy Galley, Tas
- There is no abstract art – Devenport Regional Gallery

2016
- OP ART – Brenda May Gallery, NSW

2015
- NEO-O-10 - Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Vic
- Standback – Moonah Arts Centre, Tas

2014
- AT_Salon_2, Anita Treverso Gallery, Vic
- Perceptions of Space - Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Vic
- The Art of Sound, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tas

2013
- Balck Echo, Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery, Vic
- Abstraction 12, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Vic
- Factory 49 @ Stephen McLachlan Gallery, Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery, Vic

2012
- NONOBJECTIVE_Present, 120 Langford Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

Selected Art Prizes

2018
- The Hutchins Art Award – Tas
- The Glover Art Prize – Tas
- The Blake Prize, National Art School, NSW

2017
- Wyndham Art Prize, Vic
- Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, NSW

2016
- Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld
- The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tas

2015
- The Whyalla Art Prize, SA
- Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW
- Paramor Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW
- Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld

2014
- The Substation Contemporary Art Award, The Substation, Vic
- Tidal Art Prize, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas

2013
- Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD
- The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tas
- Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
- The Glover Art Prize – Tas

2012
- Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast Regional Gallery, Qld
- Tidal Art Prize, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas

2011
- The Whyalla Art Prize, SA
- The Blake Prize, National Art School, NSW
- Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD

Private & Public Collections

- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania
- Justin House Museum, Victoria
- Pine Rivers Regional gallery, Brisbane
- Art Bank, Australia
- Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania
- Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania

Awards

2015
- Winner, Whyalla Art Award, South Australia
- Winner, Moreton Bay Art Award, Pine Rivers Gallery Brisbane

2012
- Winner, Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,Vi
- Winner, Tidal Art Prize, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport

 

VERA SALDIVAR DE LIRA

Innerspaces[01], 2018
Inkjet Print on Fine Art Paper (edition 2 of 3)
61 x 91,5 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Our current online exhibition ART MATTERS 3 unfolds gradually and today it is time to reveal the 6th of 15 names: We are pleased to present young American photo artist Vera Saldivar de Lira (*1993 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York). She is one of a total of 15 finalists selected by our independent jury Reclaim Collective following our recent 3rd Open Artist Call.

Until 25 April daily at 6 pm, we present one of these artists here and on Instagram. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm, the winner of our third ART MATTERS online contest will be announced and receive an invitation to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Vera Saldivar de Lira ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

By placing sheets of fine art paper on different surfaces of places and objects, I do a rubbing of the texture and geometry of these objects and places, then I photograph the paper in this context. With this gesture, every surface becomes a source of information and questions what is more of a direct representation; the paper containing the surface texture or the photograph of the paper once the texture has been imprinted on it. The objects become a way of reclaiming space, a way to reclaim them as my own, a recollection of my memory and a memento of my presence in that place where my gaze wanders for a couple of seconds, every day on my commute. In a sense counteracting the way in which cities function, through and despite the fear; as well as challenging my fear of open spaces by framing and recording my decoding of space with my presence in them. These imprints are then made using touch as a recording device.

Through these explorations, I make an allegory of photography where the imprints work as an index of a place, an action and presence. When focusing the lens on these non-places, they become a space on their own and without these images, they function as fragments of elements that compose a city; questioning the value of an imprint and photography’s obsession with hyper realism; does the experience of a place affect sense perceptions of reality when acting directly upon the physicality of it or when documenting it?

About:
Vera Saldivar de Lira (AGS, Mexico, b. 1993) is a lens based visual artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA in Architecture from ITESM Campus Aguascalientes and an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the International Center of Photography-Bard College, New York.
Vera has been recipient of the Arnold Newman Scholarship (2017-2018) and a Director's Fellowship (2018-2020.) Her works explore her relationship with architectural and physical space, alienation and dissociation, as well as the materiality of photography and the relationship between the body in the process of image-making by using the camera as a tool to confront agoraphobia and self-awareness. Vera works mainly with photography. She also uses video, artist books, installation, printmaking and textiles.
Her works have been shown at The Royal Society of American Art (BK,NY,) The International Center of Photography School (NY,NY) and the Museum of the Moving Image (QNS,NY).

 

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Vera Saldivar de Lira

1993 born in Aguascalientes, Mexico
lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

verasaldivar.com

Education/Studies

2020
- MFA, The International Center of Photography – Bard College, New York, NY

2018
- General Studies in Photography One Year Certificate, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2017
- BA Architecture, ITESM, Aguascalientes, MX

Awards & Honours

2020
- ICP Director’s Fellowship, International Center of Photography – Bard College, New York, NY

2018
- ICP Arnold Newman Scholarship, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Exhibitions

2021
- Online: ART MATTERS 3 | Group Show | Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE
- Upcoming: Date TBA | Black Edition | Group Show | The Glasgow Gallery of Photography | GLA, SCO
- Upcoming: Date TBA | Siilk Gallery x The Publisher | Group Show | The Publisher | BL, DE
- EXP.21 Multiple Exposure and Film Soup Month, Virtual Group Show | Experimental Photo Festival | BCN, ES. Discussion Group Moderator, Multiple Exposure and Film Soup Virtual Meeting
- $200 Flat File Print Sale | Deanna Evans Projects | NY, NY.
- Instagram Takeover: Women's Photo Alliance | NY, NY
- Instagram Feature @inconversationwith__
- Upcoming: “Through The Eyes of a Muse” | Group Show | Black Wall Street Gallery. Curated by Wanda Goudas and Dr. Ricco Wright

2020
- ICP-Bard MFA Studios | About Being in the Light of Time (Virtual Thesis solo show)
- This Time | MFA Group Show | Foley Gallery | NY, NY

2019
- Color in Space, group show at Dweebs. Curated by Carly Zeng, Brooklyn, NY
- Beyond the instant, group show at The Royal Society of American Art. Curated by Ilona Golovina. Brooklyn, NY
- Museum of the Moving Image | GAMEplay/ARTplay GAME NIGHT | Astoria, N.Y. Piece in collaboration with Danny R. Peralta (donated to the dept. of Education)
- Nadie es Profeta en su Tierra, Galería del Centro de Artes Visuales, Aguascalientes, MX. (Collaboration for Enrique López Llamas)
- Blurred Borders Instagram group Show, The International Center of Photography School, New York, NY. (curated by Dane Rhys & Gabriel Munhoz)

2018
- Signal Crossings, The International Center of Photography School, New York, NY (curated by Cynthia Young and Mamie Heldman)

2017
- Women in the Arts collective show, Casa el Naranjo, Aguascalientes, MX (curated by Colectivo Sinhué)

2015
- 6x6 collective show, Barra Libre de Poesía, Aguascalientes, MX

Press

MUSÉE MAGAZINE
DIGGER
INDIE ROCKS!
BRING MY NOISE
MUSÉE MAGAZINE
AINT-BAD
OBRAS DE ARTE COMENTADAS
ZONE MAGAZINE

 

PUTPUT

Flora, 2019
photo print on Hahnemühle Photorag Ultra Smooth (edition of 3 + 2AP)
80 x 60 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 5 of 15: We are pleased to continue our online group show ART MATTERS 3 tonight and present Swiss/Danish artist duo PUTPUT (founded in 2011 by Stephan Friedli, CH and Ulrik Martin Larsen, DK). You may remember them from our first Art Matters exhibition a year ago!

Our independent jury, the Reclaim Collective, selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received via our recent Open Artist Call. From 11-25 April, every day at 6pm we present one of these artists here and on Instagram. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm, the winner of our third ART MATTERS online competition will be announced and receive an invitation to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About PUTPUT ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

PUTPUT was established in 2011 as a cross disciplinary collaboration between Stephan Friedli (CH) and Ulrik Martin Larsen (DK). Working primarily with conceptual still-life photography, objects/sculpture and publishing.
In their artistic practice PUTPUT explore our immediate surroundings and the objects we use, abuse, admire and interact with in everyday life. Often entering a negotiation or interrogation with specific objects to fully examine what they are and what they may become. Ideas are exhausted, distilled and refined to accomplish works that are self-explanatory, ambiguous and profoundly superficial.

 

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PUTPUT

2011 established as a cross disciplinary collaboration between Stephan Friedli (CH) and Ulrik Martin Larsen (DK)

Stephan Friedl
BA - Graphic Design, 2008
Schule für Gestaltung Bern, Biel

Ulrik Martin Larsen
MA - Fashion Design, 2008
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Copenhagen

putput.dk/

Solo Exhibitions

2022
-Bygning A, Title TBA, Copenhagen

2021
- Tableau Cavities, Copenhagen

2019
- Abecita Konst Museum, Dysfunctional Objects, Borås

2017
- Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Coffee for Oppenheim, Paris

2016
- Copenhagen Photo Festival, Photography On, Copenhagen
- The Swiss Embassy, Coffee for Oppenheim, Copenhagen
- Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Enormous Details, Glasgow

2015
- KK Outlet, Cheating Sameness, London
- Finnish Museum of Photography, Photography On, Helsinki

2012
- Galleri Naboløs, Deflected Vision, Copenhagen
- VESS, Diversion Supply, Copenhagen

Group Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Jonald Dudd, New York Design Week, New York
- Fulcrum Press, TBA, Los Angeles

2020
- Art Matters, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)

2019
- Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
- Photo Phnom Penh, 10th anniversary exhibition, Phnom Penh
- Everyday Play, KK Outlet x Vans, London
- Tabularasa Magazine #5 Performance, Usagi, New York
- Objects Revés, Centre Tignous d’art Contemporain, Montreuil

2018
- Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
- Comic Citrone, Festival of Arts and Letters, The Round Tower, Copenhagen
- Jonald Dudd, New York Design Week, New York
- Sveriges Innovationsriksdag, The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
- Haute Photographie, Fotografiska, Stockholm
- All Our Friends, KK Outlet, London

2017
- Everything and Everybody As Material, Textilemuseet, Borås
- Photoville, Ordinary Magazine, New York
- I Scream, You Scream, Robert Mann Gallery, New York
- Photo Phnom Penh, Festival, Phnom Penh
- Fabulous Failures, Botanique, Bruxelles
- Identify your limitations, acknowledge the periphery, Vitrine Gallery, Basel
- Photo Basel, with Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Basel

2016
- Ordinary Magazine, KK Outlet, London
- Modern Love, SHEET x KK Outlet, London
- Darmstadter Tage der Fotografie, Merck-Preis, Darmstadt
- Les Rencontres Arles, Fabulous Failures, curated by Erik Kessels, Arles
- Photobook Melbourne, #Memory_Archive Exhibition, Melbourne
- Festival Voies Off, selected for Prix Voies Off, Arles
- Unseen Photo Fair, with Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Amsterdam

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012-2015
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

Lectures and Presentations

2019
- RMIT, Lecture, Melbourne
- Transfashional Panel, Symposium, London College of Fashion, London

2017
- Everything and Everybody As Material, Keynote Lecture, Sweden
- Photo Phnom Penh, Artist Talk, Phnom Penh
- 180 Creative Camp, Lecture and 2-day workshop, Abrantes

2016
- Coffee for Oppenheim, Artist talk with Sidsel Marie Søndergaard, Director of Øregaard Museum, Copenhagen
- Copenhagen Photo Festival, Artist Talk, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Lecture, Glasgow, Scotland

2015
- Beyonderground, Artist Talk, Hasselt

Selected Publications

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

 

DOROTA GOCZAL

wln2, 2020
oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Our current ART MATTERS 3 online exhibition unfolds gradually and today it is time to reveal the 4th of 15 names: We are pleased to present young Polish painter Dorota Goczal (*1994 in Krakow, Poland, lives and works in Krakow, Poland). She is one of a total of 15 finalists selected by our independent jury Reclaim Collective following our 3rd Open Artist Call from 14-28 March.

Every day for two weeks at 6pm, we present one of those artists here and on Instagram. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm, the winner of our third ART MATTERS online competition will be announced and receive an invitation to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Dorota Goczal ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

The square, as a harmonic, predictable and static figure, became one of the basic elements in my art. Seeking for the composition tensions on such a seemingly boring surface becomes much more interesting and demanding. Abstract, geometric figures are a perfect match with such an environment.
I often play with the viewer, I annoy senses with barely noticeable displacements, deviations from verticals and levels, balancing on the canvas edges. I create harmony and discomfort for the viewer at the same time, I do it on purpose. I focus on people’s sensations.
I believe that frugality of elements used can give the maximal effect. During my artistic journey I was using monochromatic, but vibrant colours. White spaces between the colourful surfaces I was treating as an air-autonomic part of the piece. Last year, because of the pandemic and the geopolitical situation, I felt the need to get back to the basics. I felt the need to get rid of the colours and to face myself with whites and blacks. With pale linen. With the core. I reduced everything even more than usual.
Simplicity and synthesis is that one thing, that moves me the most.

 

CV

Dorota Goczal

1994 born in Krakow, Poland
lives and works in Krakow, Poland

dorotagoczal.pl

Education/Studies

2018
- Arsutoria School in Milan
  Footwear Pattern Making and Prototyping
  Footwear Advanced Patter Making

2013-2018
- Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
  Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Jana Matejki w Krakowie
  Master of Arts, Painting Faculty, Andrzej Bednarczyk’s Painting Studio, Rafał Borcz’s Drawing Studio

2017-2018
- Digital Graphic Design School Globlife in Krakow
  Szkoła Gra‑ki Komputerowej Globlife w Krakowie
  Digital Graphic Design
  User Experience Design
  Maya Autodesk

2014
- Tadeusz Ziajka Footwear Construction in Krakow
  Footwear Construction, Level 1 - 280 hours
  Footwear Construction, Level 2 - 240 hours

Prizes

2021
- Award Nomination – 1st Painting Biennale Lublin Spring – Meeting of Cultures, Lublin, Poland

2018
- Grand Prix – 8th Young Art Review “Fresh Blood” –  Socato Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
- Distinction – White on white – Second Floor Gallery, Krakow, Poland

2017
- Distinction – Call4Arts – Foundation4Styles, Dystans Gallery, Krakow, Poland

Selected Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- 1st Painting Biennale Lublin Spring – group exhibition, Meeting of Cultures, Lublin, Poland

2020
- On the edge – solo exhibition, Cracow Art Week Krakers, Dystans Gallery, Kracow, Poland

2019
- Warsaw Art Fair – Warsaw, Poland

2018
- 8th Young Art Review “Fresh Blood” – group exhibition, Socato Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
- Warsaw Art Fair – Warsaw, Poland
- Third Eye’s Optical – group exhibition, Telkom-Telos, Krakow, Poland
- White on white – group exhibition, Second Floor Gallery, Krakow, Poland
- Call4Arst – group exhibition, Foundation4Styles, Dystans Gallery, Krakow, Poland
- Feedback 2.0 – group exhibition, Second Floor Gallery, Krakow, Poland
- Winter Young Art Review – group exhibition, Zofia Weiss Gallery, Krakow, Poland
- Feedback – group exhibition, Obok Gallery, Tychy, Poland
- Warsaw Art Fair – Warsaw, Poland

2017
- Some Are Born to Sweet Delight. Some Are Born to Endless Night – group exhibition, Krakow, Poland

2016
- Nuda – group exhibition, Sklad Dluga, Krakow, Poland

Publication

2018
- Alternative Academy of Fine Arts News, Almost Straight, Iwona Demko

 

JEROEN MOLENAAR

Fluor, 2021
acrylic and paint markers on wood
86 x 93 x 4,5 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

It’s the third day of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3 and we are pleased to present Dutch painter/sculptor Jeroen Molenaar (*1979 in Nunspeet, The Netherlands, lives and works in Zwolle, The Netherlands) and reveal him as the next artist of our Top 15. Our independent jury, the Reclaim Collective, selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received via our Open Artist Call from 14-28 March.

Every day for two weeks at 6pm, we present one of these artists here and on Instagram. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm, the winner of our third ART MATTERS online competition will be announced and receive an invitation to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Jeroen Molenaar ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

My work as an artist has transformed from my desire to be an architect to my desire to capture space in abstract forms. I design abstract architecture for thought and contemplation. Without the limitations of constructional and functional rules or building regulations I found my freedom in building sculptures and paintings that express the spaces of my thoughts and dreams. Therefore I am able to experiment with materials such as cardboard, wooden slats, paint, thread, paper and iron wire. This enables me to play with gravity and perspective.

The following quotes about my work explain what I try to accomplish very well.

In an interview with Deconarch:
At the time of my study, I wanted to be an architect and read a lot about architecture. I was fascinated by avantgarde architects like; Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, UN Studio and Herzog & de Meuron. Those architects who made buildings like sculptures. The way they create space is fascinating. There lies my fascination about dynamic shapes and lines, too. After my bachelor degree I rented a studio and since then I was hooked by the freedom of an artist. I can make my own work without compromise and that’s a freedom which an architect never has. So I still make architectural related work. Spaces. But now with the freedom in size, material and construction.
(…)
I am fascinated by architecture. It influences my work in all kind of ways. Architectural drawings can be linked to my work and I like the constructive part of architecture. How things are constructed, how one thing is related to another. I like to play with gravity and construction like architects do. In the built, constructed world around me.
link to interview

Architect and owner of Gallery PHK18 Peter Couwenbergh wrote about my work:
Molenaar's work is characterized by suggestions of space and perspective. Everything is relative. Skew is the basic element in his work, and is used to create the illusion of depth. He knows how to effectuate this confusion both in his objects as in his paintings. Both his sculptures and paintings show a composition of lines and structures in which he responds to the urban and rural environment, which he abstracts and deforms. With simple materials and techniques - wooden slats, paint and canvas - he realizes a maximum spatial effect: depth, perspective, layering and deformation.

 

CV

Jeroen Molenaar

1979 born in Nunspeet, The Netherlands
lives and works in Zwolle, The Netherlands

jeroenmolenaar.com

Education/Studies

1991-1995
- Mavo-d, RSG ’t Slingerbos, Harderwijk, The Netherlands

1995-1996
- Havo 4, RSG ’t Slingerbos, Harderwijk, The Netherlands

1996-2000
- CIBAP Zwolle, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2000-2004
- CABK-ArtEZ University of the Arts, Architectural design, Kampen, The Netherlands

Nominees

- Nominated Strabag Artaward International, Benelux, 2015
- Nominated Frans de Wit prijs, The Netherlands, 2013
- Selection Young Art Biënnale Moscow, Russia 2012

Collections

- Corporate collection Rabobank Noord Veluwe Nunspeet, The Netherlands
- Corporate collection Waterschap Velt en Vecht, The Netherlands
- Private collections in Germany, Great Britain, Kuwait, Switzerland, USA and The Netherlands

Selected Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERRS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)

2020
- Hoe = het nu 2020, Acec Apeldoorn/Kunstgemaal Bronkhorst, The Netherlands

2019
- CW12, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2018
- CW12, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2017
- Artoverijssel Proof, HeArtGallery, Hengelo, The Netherlands
- Margin-AM, HongKong, China
- Cityscapes Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Art Overijssel, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle, The Netherlands
- RHIZOOM BWHS 2.0, Cityscapes Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016
- PHK18#Schaal, Galerie PHK18, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Nylonfabrik, St. Niklaas, Belgium
- Blauwdruck De galerie, Zwolle, The Netherlands
- PHK18#8, Galerie PHK18, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Galerie Joghem / Sanquin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Museum Palthehuis, Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
- Galerie Het Langhuis, Zwolle, The Netherlands
- Rabobank Noord Veluwe, Nunspeet, The Netherlands

2015
- ‘Summer in the city 2, Oh brave new world..’, Cityscapes Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014
- Jeroen @ Chordify, Groningen, The Netherlands
- Exhibition on tour, Global Village, Stichting White Cube
   -Fort bij Abcoude, Abcoude, The Netherlands
   -Landshut, Germany
   -Brondby Strand, Denmark
- Zomerexpo Licht, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands
- Summer in the City, Cityscapes Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Bleekers Art Land, KiK, Kolderveen, The Netherlands

2013
- ‘Talent en Tradition’ Dutch sculpture talent, Beelden in Leiden, Hooglandse Kerkgracht en Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, The Netherlands
- ‘Stad in beeld, Beeld van de stad’, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle, Zwolle, The Netherlands
- ‘Young and Talented of 2012’, ING Insurance, ING House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- ‘Young and Talented of 2012’, ING Insurance, Delftse Poort, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- RAW ART FAIR 2013, Cityscape Gallery, Pakhuis Santos, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012
- III MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE FOR YOUNG ART
   -MMOMA, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
- ‘Building Blocks’, Horizonverticaal, Haarlem, The Netherlands

2011
- LINES OF CONVERGENCE, Galerie Kulter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Reaction & Reflection, KCO (Kunst en Cultuur Overijssel), Zwolle, The Netherlands

2010
- Licht, Dutch Design Hotel Artemis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Leve het licht, Kunstuitleen Voorburg, Voorburg, The Netherlands

2009
- Galerie Duivelseiland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 10 jaar Geslaagd Ontwerp, Architectuurcentrum Twente, Hengelo, The Netherlands

2007
- New Frontiers, ABC Architectuurcentrum, Haarlem, The Netherlands
- City Fragments, NEST16, Nederlands Architectuur Instituut (NAi), Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Zwolse Press Photo, Centrum voor de Kunsten ‘De Muzerie’, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2006
- Alhier Vertier, Cultuurwerkplaats R10, Zwolle, The Netherlands
- XPO-XPO, Galerie Het Langhuis, Zwolle, The Netherlands
- 2005
- R10 festival, Cultuurwerkplaats R10, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2004
- R10 festival, Cultuurwerkplaats R10, Zwolle, The Netherlands
- Geslaagd ontwerp, Architectuurcentrum Twente, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, The Netherlands
- Eindexamenexpositie, CABK, Kampen, The Netherlands

 

ISABELLA CONVERTINO

Belt (from the series to shoot the sun), 2018
archival pigment print (edition 2 of 10)
38,1 x 38,1 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

Day 2 of our new online group show ART MATTERS 3, curated via open call by our jury Reclaim Collective: Tonight we are happy to reveal the second of 15 selected finalists and present young American photo artist Isabella Convertino (*1998 in New York, lives and works in Pennsylvania).

Until 25 April, every day at 6pm sharp, we present one of our Top 15 artists here and on Instagram. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm, the winner of our third ART MATTERS online contest will be announced and receive an invitation to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Isabella Convertino ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

[My series titled] to shoot the sun is a reflection on trauma and experience with masculine energies, as well as an investigation of white suburbia. I am interested in containing and studying male power – observing its growth and erosion, sourcing its construction and relegation. In this body of work, I forge suburban geographies to create a terrarium, one in which I am able to direct and deconstruct performances of gender. Bleaching light and uniform landscapes trap subjects in an immobility and overexposure. Bodies are contained and muted, fastened to a condition of waiting and a process of decomposition, subject to a caustic light.

 

CV

Isabella Convertino

1998 born in New York
lives and works in Pennsylvania

isabellaconvertino.com

Studies

2022
- The New School, New York, NY – Certificate in Digital and Graphic Design

2020
- Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT – BA

Awards & Residencies

2021
- Residency, Burren College of Art, Ireland

2020
- High Honors, Wesleyan University
- Shortlist, Copenhagen Fotofestival, Denmark
- Shortlist, Palm* Photo Prize, London

Group Exhibitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Field Notes, Samek Art Museum, Lewisburg, PA (upcoming)
- Context2021, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL
- SE Center Open, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

2020
- Senior Show 2020Light Grey Art Lab (online)
- HOMEWORK, Wesleyan University (online)
- Senior Thesis Showcase, Ezra AND Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Middletown, CT (postponed due to COVID-19)
- Fault Line, South Gallery, Middletown, CT (postponed due to COVID-19)

2018

- Palm* Photo Prize, THEPRINTSPACE Gallery, London
- Private Document, Analogue Forever (online)

Collections

- Modern Museum of Art Library, New York, NY

Publications

2021
- JRNL 8, Guest Editor Michael Famighetti, Fotofilmic
- Interview, Nowhere Diary
- Interview, In Frame 2020 75 by 75, Booooooom

2020
- Small Victories Book, Booooooom
- Photographer of the Week, Capricious
- Feature, Grandmama’s Print
- Feature, Booooooom
- Interview, i-D Italy
- Feature, PHROOM

2019
- #63 - Portraits of Life, GUP
- Feature, From Here On Out
- We Love, Paper Journal

Books

2018
- Pack 72, ROMAN NVMERALS

 

PATIA FA

Life on Earth, 2021
acrylic on dyed cotton
130 x 130 cm


The work is available through our gallery: Click here to go to our online shop.
Contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635

We are pleased to open our new online group exhibition ART MATTERS 3 this evening and present French painter Patia Fa (*1982 in Paris, lives and works in Le Pradet, France) and reveal him as the first artist of our Top 15.

Our independent jury, the Reclaim Collective, selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received via our Open Artist Call from 14-28 March.

Every day for two weeks at 6pm, we will present one of these artists here and on Instagram. On Monday, 26 April at 6pm, the winner of our third ART MATTERS online competition will be announced and receive an invitation to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne.

About Patia Fa ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Composition is never planned, and shapes end to find their complete figurative potential through process. Like we see animal figures in clouds, or signs in a mark, I do believe some of the arts must exist in this common area where anyone, from any culture, is an interpreter. And I do work there, with all the ghosts of figures and worldwide patterns that stay alive somehow in our mind.
Le Pradet, 15 March, 2021

 

CV

Patia Fa

1982 born in Paris
lives and works in Le Pradet, France

www.patiafa.com

Studies

2007
- DNSEP École des Beaux-Arts de Cergy

Selected Exhbitions

2021
- ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)

(when signed with Baptiste Gilloz)

2016
- Limited n’ Infinite, Heritage Space, Hanoï, Vietnam
-All about love, Tet Art, Hanoï, Vietnam

2014
- Casual Ghosts with Kaitlin Rees and Nha Thuyên, Manzi, Hanoï, Vietnam

2012
- Prix Jeunes Créateurs, Voyageurs Obstinés, Pontault-Combault, France

 

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ART MATTERS 2

Online Group Exhibition

Winner
Patrizia Kränzlein
(participated in our group show PoP - Painting on Paper in autumn 2021)

29/11 – 14/12/2020 ... more >


To curate our new virtual group exhibition ART MATTERS 2, we have been looking for international visual artists via open call from 8-22 November. According to our specifications, 1 artwork with a net sales price of up to 2.000,- € could be submitted per artist. From all applications received, we finally selected 15.

On a daily basis at 6pm CET sharp from Sunday, 29/11 onwards, all 15 finalists will be presented one by one with their submitted work exclusively on galerie-biesenbach.de and our Instagram/Facebook accounts. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions" in our daily Instagram stories, in which we acknowledge the works of a selected number of artists who just missed the final cut.

On Monday, 14 December at 6pm the winner of our competition will be announced: He or she will be invited to participate in an exhibition in 2021 in our gallery rooms in Cologne.

We warmly invite you to regularly follow our ART MATTERS 2 group show here on our website, Instagram and Facebook.

About our ART MATTERS series:
Just like with our first open artist call project last April, we were aware how versatile and eclectic this second online exhibition could be. But it was precisely the idea of an 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 artworks. An exhibition that matches the direction and philosophy of the gallery, but also brings something new to our programme.

 

Monday, 14 December

To curate our online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2, we launched our second Open Call on 8 November with the aim of finding 15 new artists. Until yesterday, we presented the finalists and their submitted works individually every day at 6pm for a fortnight.

Tonight, we are pleased to announce Patrizia Kränzlein (*1987 in Stuttgart, lives and works in Stuttgart) as the winner of our competition and invite her to participate in a thematic group exhibition at our gallery in Cologne in summer 2021. Her sensitive formal language and approach to the medium of paper have excited us and bring new, interesting aspects to our gallery programme.

It was extremely difficult for us to pick out just one from so many remarkable artistic positions. Therefore, we would like to thank all the artists who submitted their works. It was a great pleasure for us to discover these great artists or to get to know them better!

To learn more about Patrizia Kränzlein and the works of the other 14 finalists – in order of their daily presentation: Birte Horn, Armin Mühsam, Laura Jane Scott, Tonneke Sengers, Viktoria Körösi, Sali Muller, Paul Corvers, Stuart Fineman, Katja Pál, Ute Krafft, Evelyn Snoek, Andrew Clausen, Alex De Bruycker & Yoella Razili – please scroll down or check out our Instagram feed.

The works presented are available for purchase – just email at art@galerie-biesenbach.com for more information – and our ART MATTERS 2 viewing room will be available to visit here from 6pm tomorrow.

Our next Art Matters Open Call will take place in late March/early April 2021 – more details coming soon!

 

PATRIZIA KRÄNZLEIN

untitled, 2020
linoleum ink and graphite on paper (mounted on board), 70 x 50 cm

880,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Patrizia Kränzlein ... more >


ARTIST STATEMENT

Patrizia Kränzlein's drawings, a combination of graphite and linoleum paint on paper, are mostly reduced to black, white and grey tones. During production, the paint is applied directly to the paper with a roller, thus the roller functions as a drawing instrument.

The works are developed from variable geometric basic forms and integrated segmentally into the picture surface. They show pictorial spaces that are configured by lines, surfaces, shades and depth spaces. In doing so, the artist always seeks the way into the depths, with a demand for the valid, towards the essential.

 

CV

Patrizia Kränzlein

1987 born in Stuttgart
lives and works in Stuttgart

Education

2008-2017
- Studium Malerei und Glasgestaltung
- Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
2008-2015
- Studiengang Kunsterziehung
2015-2017
- Studiengang Bildende Kunst
2017
- Diplom Bildende Kunst

Awards/Prizes

2020
- Preis für junge Kunst 2019/2020, Galerie Kunsthöfle e.V., Bad Cannstatt
2016
- Preisträgerin des Young Art Award <33, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
2012
- Akademiepreis für Projektarbeit (Glas und Glück)

Exhibitions (Selection)

2020
- ART MATTERS 2, Galerie Biesenbach, Köln (online)
- Zimmerecken, Museum Villa Flora, Winterthur, Schweiz
- Linie – Fläche – Raum: Harmonie mit Maß und Gesetz, Kunsthaus Fischer, Stuttgart
- Contemporary meets masters, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
- Raumgefüge, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg (S)
- Preis für junge Kunst 2019/2020, Galerie Kunsthöfle e.V. Bad Cannstatt
2019
- Ereignis Freihandzeichnung 2019, Tapetenwerk, Leipzig (C)
- Raumkonfiguration, Galerie der Stiftung S BC pro-arte, Biberach (S)
- Raumzeichnungen, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz (S)
- aufgeSCHLOSSen 2019, junge Kunst aus Baden-Württemberg, KISS-Untergröningen
- Donaueschinger Regionale 2019, Donauhallen, Donaueschingen (C)
2018
- Künstler für den Frieden, Mediathèque, Montbeliard, Frankreich
- Das kleine FormArt, Galerie Interart, Stuttgart
- Spot on 3D, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
2017
- Blick Fang 2017, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren
- 2xK 2xT, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
- Schwarz auf Weiß, Galerie Kunsthöfle e.V., Stadtarchiv Stuttgart  (S)
- Diplomausstellung, Projektraum AKKU, Stuttgart
- Raumkonfiguration, Galerie Wendelinskapelle, Marbach am Neckar (S)
2016
- Preisträgerin des Young Art Award <33, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
- Thomas went to the market- a take away show., Kunstverein Geislingen (Steige)
- Neujahrsempfang 2016, Landratsamt Ludwigsburg
2015
- In Stein, auf Leinwand, auf Papier, Galerie Dorn, Stuttgart
- This moment is all there is, Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne, Ludwigsburg

S: Solo Show
C: Catalogue

 

 

GROUP PHOTO
Final 15

 

 

ARTISTS SELECTION
1 new artist daily 6pm

YOELLA RAZILI

Small Blue, 2020
acrylic, house paint, wood filler, found wood, 17 x 22 x 4 cm

1.250,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Yoella Razili ... more >

The last artist/artwork presentation before we announce the winner of our online competition tomorrow, Monday 14 December at 6pm CET! But first our attention goes to Yoella Razili (*1950 in Israel, lives and works in Los Angeles) who today completes our Top 15 which we presented over the course of the last two weeks. Read more about the artist whose work belongs to the non-objective art movement and spans a range of media including found materials and paint in her artist statement and CV below.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is a sum of the visual experience around me. I am influenced by architecture, art, and design.

On my daily walk, I find materials that inspire me to redesign and remake new objects. I pick up an old chair, a wooden frame, construction leftovers, cardboard, flooring base boards – all which have had previous history. In my studio, I recreate new structures that change the found objects completely with new forms and colour. Yet, the character and the story of these found objects are left to be seen.

My underlying guidance is taken from the recognition and appreciation of the abstract movements, especially minimalism and Arte Povera.

In my work, I try to reach a balance of forces. I aim to get a resolution of tension between contradicting surfaces, weights, scale, and colour.

My space is an expansion of man-made architectural structures. It is a landscape that is around me and in me. It is tangible, perhaps recognizable and affirming, but yet new, pure, and magical.

 

CV

Yoella Razili

1950 geboren in Israel born in Israel
lebt und arbeitet in Los Angeles lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

1981
- M.F.A.  Painting and Drawing, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1978
- B.F.A.   Painting and Drawing, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1975
- Teaching Certificate in Painting, Oranim Art Institute, Haifa University, Israel

Solo Exhibitions

2017
- Materials and Methods, Gooding room, Brewery, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
2014
- LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
2013
- Collection, Beverly Hills Center for PT, Beverly Hills, CA
2008
- LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
2005
- LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
2002
- LA Artcore Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
1999
- LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
1997
- The Art Bank, Los Angeles, CA
1996
- The Art Bank, Los Angeles, CA
1993
- Drawing, Insomnia Café, Sherman Oaks, CA
1983
- Recent Drawing, Center Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
- ART MATTERS 2, online group exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany
2018
- Color Affinities, Key Project Art Space, Long Island City, NY
- Maniac Episode 6, Urban Hive, Sacramento, CA
- Destill:  A survey of contemporary art, Track One, Nashville, TN
- Group show, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX
- Introductions 2018, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- Abstract show, Paul Williams Gallery, Ontario, CA
- Que du Cercle, l'Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
- Black Box, postcards group exhibition, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
2017
- Outer Limits, the Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA
2015
- Process/Result, Grand Rapids, MI
- Biennale International d’art Non Objectif  #3, Pont De Claix,, France
2014
- In Collaboration, Yoella Razili and Scott Gordon, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
- Art Installation by seven artists, Art Hotel Gran Paradiso, Sorrento, Italy
- Mail Art, Hang’Art Gallery, Grenoble, France
2013
- Art 70, Back to the Roots, Kfar Blum, Israel
2010
- Latitude 34-40, Art1307, Villa Di Donato, Naples, Italy
- Memory and Transformation, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA
2007
- Ca Open, Tag Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 3rd prize, juried by Peter Frank
2005
- LA Artcore Preview 2005 Benefit Gala, Los Angeles, CA
2004
- Jeju Wind the Pacific, Jeju, Korea
- Urban Island, Los Angeles, CA
- Wallworks, Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
2002
- Flat Files, Post, Los Angeles, CA
2001
- The Wagner Show 2, Los Angeles, CA
- 100% Rag, Post, Los Angeles, CA
2000
- LA & Taejeon Exchange Exhibition, Taejeon, Korea
- Wall Space, Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA
1999
- Small Works, Thousand Oaks Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA
1998
- The $99 Store, Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997
- 100 Dollar Show, Post, Los Angeles, CA
- The $99 Store, Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996
- 11th Annual Wallworks, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA (2nd prize)
1995
- Blessings, John N Joe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Totality, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
- Art Bank Showcase, Art Bank, Los Angeles, CA
- U.N. 50th Birthday, Art Bank, Los Angeles, CA
- Jewels in the Heights, Gallery Eden, Rowland Heights, CA
1994
- Body Heat, the Café Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- The 3rd Taejeon Triennial Exhibition, Taejeon, Korea
- Ark: A Spiritual Place, the Ark of Refuge Church, Los Angeles, CA
- Private Thoughts, Personal Places, the Café Gallery, Los Angles, C
- Intimate Images, Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA
1993
- Group Show, Hartog Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Images-Inner Meaning, Installation One, Encino, CA
- The Body Eclectic, Installation One Gallery, Encino, CA
1985
- Thousand Oaks Art competition, Thousand Oaks, CA
- Second annual benefit exhibition, Los Angeles Valley College, N.H, CA
1983
- Miles above 19 return to Otis-Parsons, Otis-Parsons Gallery, LA, CA
1981
- Group show, Otis-Parsons Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980
- Two Israeli Artists, Otis-Parsons gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Recognitions and Awards

- 3rd Prize California Open Exhibition
- 2nd Prize 11th Annual Wallworks
- Hans Thordis Burkhardt Award
- Elsie DeWolfe Scholarship Award
- Otis-Parsons Graduate Assistantship
- Otis-Parsons Scholarship
- Recognition from the Art Committee of Kibbutzim Movement

Publications

- Biennale International d’art Non Objectif #3 catalog (2015)
- Laartcore.org  Webzine (2014)
- Yoella Razili LA Artcore catalog (2014)
- Latitude 34-40 exhibit, Naples, Italy catalog (2010)
- Latitude 34-40 exhibit opens in Naples, Napoli Unplugged (2010)
- Artseen/Aid Research catalog, (2008)
- Yoella Razili , LA Artcore, catalog (2005)
- Preview, Artweek, (2005)
- Jeju Symptom of Drawing, Catalog (2004)
- Taejeon Exchange Exhibition, Catalog (2000)
- Review-Yoella Razili/ Mathew Thomas at LA Artcore,  Monthly Journal LA
- Artcore(8.1.99)
- The 3rd Taejeon Triennial Exhibition, Catalog (1994)
- Up close and personal, L.A. Times (2.18.94)
- Expressive exhibition, Yediot America (10.6.93)
- Contradiction, L.A. Hebrew Weekly (9.29.93)
- Miles Above: 19 return to Otis, Catalog (1983)
- People; to be a famous artist, Kol Israel (3.10.83)
- Master of Fine Art, Otis Art institute, Catalog (1981)
- Two Israeli artists, The Beverly Hills Courier (7.11.80)

 

ALEX DE BRUYCKER

No title, composition forest green, 2020
acrylic on chiffon, 70 x 60 cm

2.000,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

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Saturday, 12 December: Penultimate post in our virtual group exhibition ART MATTERS 2 before we announce the winner of our online competition on Monday evening. Already in April – followiing our first Open Call – Alex De Bruycker (*1968 in Ghent, Belgium, lives and works in Maarkedal, Belgium) was represented in the ART MATTERS Top 15 with his submitted work. And today we are again pleased to present him as number 14 – in no evaluative order – out of 15 finalists. Read more about De Bruycker and his abstract painting, for which he uses materials of varying opacity and translucency, in his artist statement and CV below.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Out of an urge to give an extra dimension to his photographs, Alex De Bruycker started end of 2017 first experiments with overpainting them, not through the use of digital techniques but with acrylic paint. By applying physical layers in his work, in which he controls varying extents of opacity and translucency through his careful selection of materials, the artist creates a ‘veil’ that masks and reveals areas of each painting. De Bruycker stretches and paints fine measures of taffeta over a partly visible wooden frame 'corpus', creating an expanded dimension in his work that manifests itself in between painting and sculpture.

In his early works, such as 'Dominant Gelb', De Bruycker’s love for minimalist architecture and composition is clearly evident, inspired by Claudio Silvestrin and Richard Serra. He employs advanced technical skill to create reductive formal compositions by applying thin washes of acrylic paint onto the delicate stretched surfaces of his works, carefully developing colour combinations to further suggest depth and compositional space. Recent experiments with other media such as charcoal, spray-paint and sumi-ink suggest the potential to incite multiple viewing sensations in De Bruycker’s ongoing explorations of the sensual and illusionary possibilities of painting.

 

CV

Alex De Bruycker

1968 born in Ghent, Belgium
lives and works in Maarkedal, Belgium

Studies

1986-1990
- Master in textiles

Selected Exhibitions

2020
- ART MATTERS 2, virtual group show @ Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne(D)
29/11/2020 till 13/12/2020

- Solo @ studio AM Designs, Antwerpen(B)
27/05/2020 till 12/09/2020

- Art Matters, virtual group show @ Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne(D)
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

- 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

- 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, Gent(B) 10/10/2019 till 13/10/2019

Editorial

- THE ART COUCH
'Transparante blik of nieuwe ruimtelijkheid'
Release date : 11/08/2019

- THE ART COUCH
'Intimiteit voor even ontsluierd'
Release date : 23/12/2018

- OFTHELANDANDUS
Interview about the series 'The geese are gone'
Release date : May 2017

- NEWDAWNPAPER
Portfolio review 'The geese are gone'
Release date : March 2017

- SABATO MAGAZINE
Onthuld : de Belg achter design- en kunstcollectie die in Parijs onder de hamer gaat.
ISSUE 11.02.2017

- STUDIO MAGAZINE
BEYOND ARCHITECTURE
ISSUE 09
Release date : January 2016
ISSN 2240-4767

 

ANDREW CLAUSEN

Pavilion, 2020
cast concrete on resin bonded canvas, 40,5 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm

1.800,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Andrew Clausen ... more >

Step by step we are approaching our finale on Monday: Every day at 6 pm we add – without evaluative order – another work of art to our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2. Today we are pleased to present artist number 13 of 15 finalists, Andrew Clausen (*1977 in the USA, lives and works in Arnhem, The Netherlands). Read more about the abstract artist and his cast concrete works applying the ingenuity of contemporary construction and engineering techniques in his following artist statement and CV.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My current work applies the ingenuity of contemporary construction and engineering techniques to produce delicate works that have an atmosphere of stillness and material honesty. Cast concrete serves as a matrix for compositions that include canvas, resins, graphite, and 3D-printed polymers. My process begins in the realm of 2-dimensional graphical work, and is transformed through digital fabrication into subtle reliefs and silhouettes that are echoed via the casting process onto the concrete surface. The alchemy of the curing concrete also plays an important role – in contrast to the predictability and precision of the formwork, it is an organic transformation which opens the work to chance and the unexpected. My visual language draws from the geometric forms found in industrial environments, machinery, and architecture.

“For me every work is a technical challenge, and a combination of the high and low-tech. Tuning materials to your aesthetic vision, is for me the craft of the artist.”

 

CV

Andrew Clausen

born 1977 in the USA
lives and works in Arnhem, The Netherlands

Andrew Clausen (U.S.A., 1977) began his artistic training in the cooperative studios of Art City in Southern California. From there he travelled to Italy where for 13 years he worked alongside master artisans and developed his craft into a tuned combination of conceptual ideas and refined use of materials. Cast concrete, metals, and composite polymers are his primary mediums which are used to form works that span between minimalist thought-provoking objects to engaging fabrications. He currently lives and works in the city of Arnhem, Netherlands.

Education

- Art City Sculpture Studios – Ventura, California
apprenticeship 1996-1999

- Ventura City College – Ventura, California
life drawing 1997-1998

- UC Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, California
life drawing 1998

- Bela Bacsi studio – Santa Barbara, California
apprenticeship 1997-1998

- Centro d'arte Verrochio – Casole d'Elsa, Italy
studio artisan 1999-2000

- Studio SEM – Pietrasanta, Italy
studio artisan 2000-2004

- Studio ARKAD – Seravezza, Italy
studio artisan 2002-2005

Selected Exhibitions

- ART MATTERS 2, online group exhibition
Galerie Biesenbach – Cologne, Germany
29/11/2020 – 23/12/2020

- Configurate, group exhibition
& Gallery – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
01/08/2020 – 02/09/2020

- REFLESSI, group exhibition
Galleria della Fondazione ARKAD – Servezza, Italy
08/07/2017 – 10/09/2017

- NOX, group exhibition
Gallery OODE – Amsterdam, Netherlands
26/11/2016 – 26/01/2017

- This Art Fair, group exhibition
Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam, Netherlands
30/12/2015 – 03/01/2016

- Surface Tension, group exhibition
Singular Art – Den Bosch, Netherlands
06/06/2015 – 05/07/2015

- 24H West: Culture by Artists, group exhibition
Gallery LOKAALWV15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/09/2015 – 21/03/2015

- Art in Redlight, 10th edition, group exhibition
Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam, Netherlands
27/12/2014 – 30/12/2014

- 30 years TORCH, group exhibition
TORCH Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/09/2014 – 11/10/2014

- Summer at TORCH, group exhibition
TORCH Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands
20/07/2013 – 17/08/2013

- RAW Expo, group exhibition
Felix hangar – Rotterdam, Netherlands
8/2/2012 – 4/3/2012

- Artspot Amsterdam, group exhibition
represented by Gallery 9 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/5/2011 – 15/5/2011

- Seravezza Steel, solo exhibition
Gallery 9 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
5/6/2010 – 3/7/2010

 

PATRIZIA KRÄNZLEIN

untitled, 2020
linoleum ink and graphite on paper (mounted on board), 70 x 50 cm

880,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Patrizia Kränzlein ... more >

Step by step we are approaching our finale next Monday: Every day at 6 pm we add – without any evaluative order – another work of art to our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2. Today we are pleased to present artist number 12 of 15 finalists, Patrizia Kränzlein (*1987 in Stuttgart, lives and works in Stuttgart). Read more about the abstract artist and her works, which are developed from variable geometric basic forms and integrated segmentally into the picture surface, in her following artist statement and CV.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Patrizia Kränzlein's drawings, a combination of graphite and linoleum paint on paper, are mostly reduced to black, white and grey tones. During production, the paint is applied directly to the paper with a roller, thus the roller functions as a drawing instrument.

The works are developed from variable geometric basic forms and integrated segmentally into the picture surface. They show pictorial spaces that are configured by lines, surfaces, shades and depth spaces. In doing so, the artist always seeks the way into the depths, with a demand for the valid, towards the essential.

 

CV

Patrizia Kränzlein

1987 born in Stuttgart
lives and works in Stuttgart

Education

2008-2017
- Studium Malerei und Glasgestaltung
- Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
2008-2015
- Studiengang Kunsterziehung
2015-2017
- Studiengang Bildende Kunst
2017
- Diplom Bildende Kunst

Awards/Prizes

2020
- Preis für junge Kunst 2019/2020, Galerie Kunsthöfle e.V., Bad Cannstatt
2016
- Preisträgerin des Young Art Award <33, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
2012
- Akademiepreis für Projektarbeit (Glas und Glück)

Exhibitions (Selection)

2020
- ART MATTERS 2, Galerie Biesenbach, Köln (online)
- Zimmerecken, Museum Villa Flora, Winterthur, Schweiz
- Linie – Fläche – Raum: Harmonie mit Maß und Gesetz, Kunsthaus Fischer, Stuttgart
- Contemporary meets masters, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
- Raumgefüge, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg (S)
- Preis für junge Kunst 2019/2020, Galerie Kunsthöfle e.V. Bad Cannstatt
2019
- Ereignis Freihandzeichnung 2019, Tapetenwerk, Leipzig (C)
- Raumkonfiguration, Galerie der Stiftung S BC pro-arte, Biberach (S)
- Raumzeichnungen, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz (S)
- aufgeSCHLOSSen 2019, junge Kunst aus Baden-Württemberg, KISS-Untergröningen
- Donaueschinger Regionale 2019, Donauhallen, Donaueschingen (C)
2018
- Künstler für den Frieden, Mediathèque, Montbeliard, Frankreich
- Das kleine FormArt, Galerie Interart, Stuttgart
- Spot on 3D, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
2017
- Blick Fang 2017, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren
- 2xK 2xT, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
- Schwarz auf Weiß, Galerie Kunsthöfle e.V., Stadtarchiv Stuttgart  (S)
- Diplomausstellung, Projektraum AKKU, Stuttgart
- Raumkonfiguration, Galerie Wendelinskapelle, Marbach am Neckar (S)
2016
- Preisträgerin des Young Art Award <33, Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Schweiz
- Thomas went to the market- a take away show., Kunstverein Geislingen (Steige)
- Neujahrsempfang 2016, Landratsamt Ludwigsburg
2015
- In Stein, auf Leinwand, auf Papier, Galerie Dorn, Stuttgart
- This moment is all there is, Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne, Ludwigsburg

S: Solo Show
C: Catalogue

 

EVELYN SNOEK

All_black#1, 2020
acrylic, plaster, paint medium and varnish on canvas, 17,5 x 12 x 5,8 cm

650,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Evelyn Snoek ... more >

Every day at 6pm we add another work of art to our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2. Today we are pleased to already present artist number 11 of a total of 15 finalists: Evelyn Snoek (lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands). Read more about the abstract Dutch artist and her sculptural paintings/paint sculptures in her following artist statement and CV.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Evelyn Snoek is a painter best known for her colourful paint sculptures. Building a painting by repetition, working in series, layering and the application of ordering principles, thinking in terms of texture and structure and working with stacking effects underline that distance only really disappears when something is made tangible. What you see are layers of time, space, fluidity and colour. Because all art expressions that make ideas tangible, eliminate the distance between the viewer and the work of art. That experience of unification through which we can be touched or touched literally.
The art of Evelyn Snoek has reached an apotheosis after years of experience and hard labour. The search for the essence of painting took her many years of working in many styles from works in large scale and in series with associations from landscape and chemical processes – because of a fascination for alchemy and the physical characteristics of paint, she worked in oil paint and as an graphic artist and made etchings – until the destruction and cutting up of the canvases to search for a new definition of Space and Time. The intense way of painting and the search for meaning and content changed over time to the quest of painting itself. The medium is the message.
The pouring of paint has always been a consistency and because of the paint which became lost on the floor she started to use plastic containers in which she collected the fluid, by now, acrylic paint. Recycling of materials also became a subject. And because of the shapes and forms from the plastic containers which were sculptural by themselves, she started to use them as a mould. As a replica for making a sculptural paint work. The works became also more minimalistic and concentrated in form and shape.
But the main focus in her work has always been the paint itself as a carrier of meaning and content. Paint, with or without all kinds of additives, can evoke all kind of sensations and aesthetic appearances. In this sense also, Black is as a colour extra significant. Colour as real part of a physical universe. Black is fascinating, it is infinite and revolutionary.

 

CV

Evelyn Snoek

born in The Hague, The Netherlands
lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands

Education

1989-1993
- Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (diploma)
1983-1984
- Academy of Visual Arts, Arnhem

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
- "ART MATTERS 2", Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)
- "Orbit", Poimena Gallery, Australia
2020
- 1 ½ m Expo, Pulchri Studio, The Hague (NL)
- Duo exhibition TZT043 with Jan Hendriks, Bos Fine Art, The Hague
- Sneak preview duo exhibition, Bos Fine Art, The Hague
2019
- "Industrial Panorama", Gatakers Artspace Maryborough, Australia
- "Cross Gallery 3rd Year Anniversary", Cross Gallery, Bundaberg, Australia
- "Black Box (es)", La 'S' Grand Atelier, Vielsalm Belgium
2018
- “The new etching, mining for images”, Graphic workshop / HOOGTIJ (Haagse Rondgang), The Hague
- “3 meters LOOF”, Gallery LOOF, Jubbega, Friesland (NL)
- “Black Box” (Traveling Exhibition), Künstlerhaus Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany
2017
- “Black Box” (Traveling Exhibition), curated by Boecker Contemporary, Faux Mouvement Center d'Art Contemporain, Metz, France
2016
- "MITTLERWEILE", tête, Berlin (DE), curated by Hans Könings 2014: "THE HAGUE MEETING - BEGEGNUNG LEIPZIG", 10 artists from The Hague exhibit in Tapetenwerk, Leipzig (DE), curated by Pim Voorneman
2012
- "The Evolution of Arts", Pulchri Studio, The Hague
2011
- "Creating the void" with Charl van Ark, Koen Delaere, Stefan Gritsch, Rik van Hazendonk, Aart Houtman, Willy de Sauter, Reinoud van Vught and Rob van de Werdt, Pulchri Studio, The Hague
2010
- Exhibition "Along the boundaries of abstraction", with public conversation conducted by Felix Villanueva in Haagse Kunstkring
2009
- Exhibition "The choice of ...", Haagse Kunstkring
- Private collection, Heusden a / d Maas
2008
- "On the way to TEFAF", Private Collection, Maastricht with Bram Bogart, Lucebert, Marc Mulders, Arnulf Rainer, Carel Visser and others.
2007
- Private collection, Heusden a / d Maas, "Private collection II Preview 2008" with Niklas Anderberg, Anutosh, Han Klinkhamer, Reinoud van Vught and others.
2006
- Gorinchem, Exhibition space De Pastorie, "Anniversary exhibition with 10 artists" Gorinchem, Exhibition space De Pastorie, "Anniversary exhibition with 10 artists" with Niklas Anderberg, Pontus Carle, Ton Kraayeveld, Sjef Henderickx, Marja de Raadt, Klaus Zilla and others.
2001
- South Holland Graphics Manifestation, Grote Kerk, The Hague
2000
- KunstRai, Amsterdam
- Akzo / Nobel, Arnhem (d)
1995
- ART & IMAGE, Grote Kerk, The Hague
- "Haagse Salon", Atrium, The Hague
1994
- "By invitation", Haagse Kunstkring
1993
- "Debut", Pulchri Studio, The Hague

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2000
- Shell, Rijswijk
1998
- Gallery De Ooievaar (The Hague Tour), The Hague
1996
- Grafiekwinkel Inkt, The Hague
1993
- Exhibition The Hague Boys Grafiekprijs, Grafiekwinkel Inkt, The Hague

Commissions

- Royal Netherlands Art Collection 2002-2003

Awards / Prizes / Grants

2001
- Production scheme, Stroom hcbk, Municipality of The Hague
2000
- Production scheme, Stroom hcbk, Municipality of The Hague
1998
- Production scheme, Stroom hcbk, Municipality of The Hague
1996
- Incentive Grant, A.O.P. Stroom hcbk, municipality of The Hague
1994
- Incentive Grant, A.O.P. Stroom hcbk, municipality of The Hague
1993
- Javanese Boys Graphic Prize (nomination)
- Contribution Graduation Exhibition KABK, Karel Klinkenberg Fund

Selected Private Collections

2020
Kuwait
Wassenaar (NL)
Germany
Utrecht (NL)
2019
Sweden
2018
The Hague (NL)
2010
Delft
2009
Amsterdam
1997
The Hague

Selected Public Collections

2018
- EM Gallery, Kollum (NL)
2012
- House of Representatives, The Hague
2007
- Company collection, Gorinchem
- Collection Château de la Resle, Montigny la Resle, France
2002
- Royal Netherlands Art Collection, Commission
2000
- SHELL Technology Exploration and Production
1996
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

Publications / Press

2018
- RUW # 2 "Serendipity" artist magazine
- RUW # 1 "Unbekannterweise" artist magazine
2014
- THE HAGUE MEETING - BEGEGNUNG LEIPZIG, special artist edition
2011
- Creating the void, special edition accompanying exhibition, Pulchri Studio, The Hague
2003
- Expo De Raadt, Anderberg and guests, Article Piet Augustijn, Gorcumse Courant
2002
- Royal Netherlands Art Collection 2002-2003, Catalog
2000
- Can you see the artist? SHELL Technology Exploration and Production, Trade Journal

 

UTE KRAFFT

Ein zu Ruß zerfallenes Ego (An ego turned to soot), 2020
acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm

1.200,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Ute Krafft ... more >

Already in April Ute Krafft (*1963 in Sibiu, Romania, lives and works in Cologne, Germany) was featured in our first virtual exhibition ART MATTERS. And also tonight we are pleased to present her work submitted for our open call as part of our Top 15. Read more about the artist, the 10th of our 15 ART MATTERS 2 finalists, and her figurative painting full of mystery and drama in the following statement and CV.

 

STATEMENT

Mysterious scenes, hidden bodies, fragmentary insights: Ute Krafft's figurative pictorial worlds elude clear attribution. They lay tracks and leave behind a vague feeling of unease.

The works open up contemporary worlds whose protagonists therefore seem familiar to us. The scenes seem to be taken from life: they suggest to the viewer that he or she is a secret eyewitness of a fleeting moment. Ute Krafft's paintings reveal the drama lurking beneath the surface. The events are placed in a sharp theatrical light and show frustration, obsession, pain, guilt, fear or incapacity.

For the Transylvanian-born artist, human interactions are – figuratively speaking – a complex ballet of emotions. Her attention is focused on exploring our peculiarities, our relationships with one another: her paintings reflect psychological dramas. The observer is drawn into the often enigmatic events and is thereby struck by a queasy feeling.

At the heart of Ute Krafft's painting are the people: Whether seemingly lost, immersed in their own world of thought, they always try to gain our attention through their silence.

 

CV

Ute Krafft

1963 born in Sibiu, Romania
lives and works in Cologne, Germany

Studium

- Graduate of the Werkschule für Malerei Bildhauerei am Ubierring under Professor for Painting Karl Marx and Professor for Sculpture Karl Burgeff

Selected Exhibitions

- Online-Ausstellung “ART MATTERS 2“ Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne
- Galerie ,am Niel‘ „Schaumstoffarbeiten“
- Galerie 68/elf „Schaumstoffarbeiten“
- WDR Köln Bocklemünd „Hurra Deutschland“
- Historisches Museum Gotha „Hurra Deutschland“
- Puppenmuseum Hahnau „Hurra Deutschland“
- Haus Der Geschichte Bonn „Karikaturenausstellung“
- Haus der Geschichte Bonn „Very British“
- Online-Ausstellung “Art Matters“ Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne
- White Cube Online „Virus Diary“
- Kulturkirche Ost „Frauen-Power“
- Berlin „48 Stunden“ Prachtsaal
- Installation Skulpturenausstellung „Von Händen und Menschen 1“
- Installation Skulpturenausstellung „Von Händen und Menschen 2“
- Open Space Lindenstrasse 34 „Verhüllungen und Aussichten“

Projects

2007-2019
- freelance work in the fields of doll making, mascots, hand impressions, body impressions, death masks
2003-2007
- Design and production of the mascot "Pille" for the 2006 FIFA World Cup
- Assistance and support of the World Cup 2006 mascots "Goleo" and "Pille" for FIFA
1986-2001
- Hurra Deutschland TV programme

Workshops

- Puppetry workshop with Robert Tygner
- Warm foam workshop with Sherman Lab
- Mask building workshop with Keppler/ Kryolan
- Study of 3D computer programme 3DStudiomax
- Study of the 3D computer programme Maya incl. scanner technology with Microscribe
- Animation studies at the Film Academy Cologne

 

KATJA PÁL

GZZRT-227, 2020
acrylic, canvas, wood, 68 x 66 cm

1.200,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Katja Pál ... more >

Every day at 6pm we add another work of art to our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2. Today we are pleased to present artist number 9 of a total of 15 finalists: Katja Pál (*1979 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia, lives and works in Budapest, Hungary). Read more about the abstract-minimalist painter and her works, which she constructs from the most basic visual elements: surface/form, colour and line, in her following artist statement and CV.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My practice is rather introverted, focused on the concrete, physical reality of the medium in use, i.e. painting. Although constructing and playfulness are essential parts of my creative work, the subject of my recent works can best be best understood within the question: “What happens when we look at a painting?” and thus explore the vitality of the relationship between a painting and its beholder, where possibilities of manipulation are of great importance.

I build the painting from the most basic visual elements: (flat) surface/shape, colour, and a line. I try to assemble these in such a way that the works, by cross-questioning the concept of perspective and the possibilities of a shaped canvas, play with the illusion of depth, hoping to “confuse the spectator".

All this whilst maintaining or even emphasizing the objectivity of the individual painting. The image does not exist merely within its frame but is part of the physical space of which an essential component is also the viewer. In other words, I strive for the viewer perceiving him/herself over contemplation to establish an “intimate” connection with the observed object. The linear drawing often continues on the sides of the canvas, being an additional trigger calling the spectator to be active while observing the “scene”; as the image changes with our focus and/or standpoint.

The term constructing and the DIY mind-set that comes with it has been a part of my everyday life since I can remember. This is hardly a surprise, given the fact that I actually grew up in a carpentry workshop. Under the supervision of my father, I collected wood waste to polish and compose them into unique toys.

Assuming that a painting that no one is looking at is just a potential painting and that every dialogue requires two people, I could as well say that my paintings are actually metaphors for myself. I am the one longing to connect; with myself and society. That’s why it’s important to me to make my works, albeit with quite a few non-painterly tools, with my own hands.

 

CV

Katja Pál

1979 born in Murska Sobota, Slovenia
lives and works in Budapest, Hungary

(2005-2009: worked in tandem with Eva Vasari within as: artIchoke)

Education

2010
- MFA degree, Academy of Fine Arts and DeSLOgn, Ljubljana, SL
2005
- graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and DeSLOgn, Ljubljana, SLO (painting)
2003
- Student exchange at National College of Art and DeSLOgn, Dublin, IRL

Curatorial Work

2017
- INTEAM – Szombathey Képtár, HU
- WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON? – MÜSZI Budapest, HU
2016
- Best of D’CLINIC - Gonczy Gallery, Zalaegerszeg, HU
2014
- MiXER first 10 – interactive exhibition – Gonczy Gallery, Zalaegerszeg, HU

Selected Solo Exhibitions + Projects

2020
- VERSUS / duo show with VETŐ Orsolya Lia, Viltin Gallery, Budapest, HU
2019
- CORELLATIO GAMING, Gonczy Gallery, Zalaegerszeg, HU
2014
- »Never say never«, Ante Trstenjak Gallery, Ljutomer, SLO
2012
- Skodelica toplega mleka : Kino šiška / kamera, Ljubljana, SLO
2011
- Short circuit : instinc, Singapore, SG
2009
- REFLECTIONS : instinc, Singapore, SG
- soulstriptease [artIchoke] : Gallery TKG, Trieste, IT
- drawings [artIchoke] : Gallery Lek, Ljubljana, SLO
2008
- »short circuit« : painting exhibition, Gallery Srečišče, Ljubljana, SLO
- soulstriptease [artIchoke] : ega, Vienna, AT
2007
- soulstriptease [artIchoke] : Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, London, UK
- NAPLAVINE/ALLUVIA : painting exhibition, Gallery Prežihov Voranc, Ljubljana, SLO
- soulstriptease [artIchoke] : Werkbund Gallery, Graz, AT
2003
- cooked milk : drawings, The Front Lounge, Dublin, IRL
2002
- csináltatni kepeket : painting exhibition, Gallery Sinagoga, Lendava, SLO

Selected Group Exhibitions + Projects

2020
- ART MATTERS 2 / online group show, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, DE
2019
- COLORFIELD – Viltin Gallery, Budapest, HU
- EXPLORERS – Ybl Budai Creative House, Budapest, HU
- SZÜRET : ÚjMűhely Gallery, Szentendre, HU
- 4x NEOBREMENJENO, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, SLO
2017
- kint-bent, Grotta, Tata, HU
2016
- inteam, Szombathely keptar, Szombathely, HU
- Naključja IV, Gallery Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, SLO
- Ogledalo duše, Várnegyed Galéria, Budapest, HU
2015
- V. Ars Pannonica, FLUX Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014
- MUZE at month of design Ljubljana, Dunajska 123, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2013
- Recent works : GAlerie sonderwunsh, Nussbaumen, CH
2012
- "és vegyünk rajta egy üveg bort..." : MMIK - Médium Galéria, Szombathely, HU
2011
- Squares invasion : INSTINC, Singapore, SG
- TRANSCOM.hu : Kortárs Magyar Galéria, Dunajská Streda, SK
- Mladi umetniki pomurja : Galerija murska sobota, SLO
2009
- ArtJoke(r)s : instinc (partner program of the Singapore Art Show '09; Art is___?), SG
- 20 years after [artIchoke] : MOYA, Vienna, AT
2008
- premiera17 : Gallery for contemporary art, Celje, SLO
- "goodbye Hiro!" : Galerie Washaus, Berlin, DE
- Fauna [artIchoke] : Workshop gallery, Bialystok, PL
- 6th international comics’ showroom : SKC, Srećna galerija, Beograd, RS
- 2.m (multi-,inter-, neo-, trans-, …) : Gallery Miklova hiša, Ribnica, SLO
- "DRAW IN" [artIchoke]: 00130Gallery, Helsinki, FIN
2007
- MIXED SHOW-CONTEMPORARY BALKAN ART : Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, RS
- Terminal00 : Westbourne Studios, London, UK
2006
- 7. Slovenian Biennial of Illustration : Gallery CD, Ljubljana, SLO

International Artist Residencies + Symposiums

AUG 2017
- International Art Colony Hegyvidek, Budapest, HU
JUL 2014
- 51st Painters colony Izlake Zagorje, Izlake, SLO
JUL 2013
- 16th International Art Colony Križanke, Ljubljana, SLO
JAN-APR 2011
- A.I.R. @ INSTINC, Singapore
SEP 2009
- A.I.R. @ INSTINC, Singapore
MAY 2008
- VINO-ART 5, Dobrovnik, SLO
JUN 2004
- ARTeden, Lonjer, IT

 

STUART FINEMAN

as yet untitled, 2020
oil on canvas, 111,5 x 86,5 cm

2.000,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Stuart Fineman ... more >

Half time: Every day at 6pm we add another work of art to our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2. Tonight we are pleased to present artist number 8 of a total of 15: Stuart Fineman (*1952 born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lives and works in Philadelphia) Read more about the abstract-minimalist painter and his works reduced to only a few colours and forms in his following artist statement and CV.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Formal concerns, shape, balance, proximity and colour, constitute the focus of this body of work. Reducing the palette to just a few colours and values with simplified shapes has allowed for slow discoveries during the process with the hope that the perception is one of a similar contemplative experience. Previous episodes persist in the work that summon the nature of memory, of what is real and what is imagined.
The perception of space is not dictated for the viewer. Plays of line, shape and simple adjustments of colour and value create opportunities for interpretation. It is the field or picture plane that is engaged in a play of enigmatic reality. There are no pictorial concerns in any kind of purposeful representation. There is no greater meaning, nothing is hidden and the work is completely self-referential.
Ambiguity is the place where engagement begins. For the viewer that engagement has to do with discovery of something unfamiliar. It’s a new flavour; there are no words to describe it. But through this experience of confronting something different and unacquainted there is potential for encountering the evocative.

 

CV

Stuart Fineman

1952 born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education

- M.F.A., Mills  College,  Oakland, California
- B.F.A., Philadelphia  College of Art (now, University of the Arts), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teaching

1997-2000
- University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2000-2006, 2013-2019
- Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2000-2020
- Philadelphia/Jefferson University, 2006-2012, Foundations Department Chair

Selected Exhibitions
(since 2014)

2020
- “ART MATTERS 2”, Group exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)
- “Far Out”, Group exhibition, Rheims, France
2019
- “the call of the drummers at daybreak” Recent work by Stuart Fineman and Alan Greenberg, Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
- “Coterie to Coterie” International Biennial of Artists practicing reduced Abstraction, Sydney, Australia
- Group exhibition at Five Walls, Melbourne, Australia
- “Color Field 2”, Cross Gallery, group exhibition, Bundenberg Australia
- The Road Paintings, an RNOP Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia
2018
- “Random”, Group Exhibition of reduced Abstraction, Paul Williams Gallery, Ontario, CA
- RNOP Australia, International Group exhibition of artists who practice reduced abstraction, University of Queensland, curated by Dr. Billy Gruner
- RNOP Cincinnati, International Group exhibition of artists who practice reduced abstraction
- Maniac 6, Sacramento, CA, Group exhibition of reduced abstraction curated by Andy Cunningham
2017-18
- Black Box, traveling group exhibition curated by Arvid Boecker
- Daylight Between Us, Traveling group exhibition curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones
2016
- “bluegreengray” Abington Art Center, solo exhibition
2015
- “liminal”, Space gallery, Pomona, California, Stuart Fineman, Jan Taylor and Alan Greenberg
2014
- “nothing is everything”, Stuart Fineman, Karen Baumeister and Alan Greenberg, Norristown, PA

Selected Exhibitions
(prior to 2014)

- “Shoah”, Stuart Fineman and Alan Greenberg", Borowfsky Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Moniqie Goldstrom Gallery, Group, New York, NY
- "Even These Primeval Mountains", Solo, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
- Gallery Paule Anglim, Solo, San Francisco, California
- Christopher Grimes Gallery, Solo, Santa Monica, California
- Gwydion Gallery, Solo, San Diego, California
- Christopher Grimes Gallery, Solo, Carmel, California
- Janet Steinberg Gallery, Solo, San Francisco, California
- Southern Exposure Gallery, Solo, San Francisco, California
- Recent Work, Solo, Plaza Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, California
- "Pergatoire", Solo, ARCUS, Paris, France
- Academy of Art College, Solo, San Francisco, California
- “Through The Heart of the City”,  Group, The Philadelphia Art Alliance,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- “The Big Picture”, Group, The Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
- "Selected Drawings from The Anderson Collection “, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
- "The First Ten Years"   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, California
- "The Planar Dimension: Geometric Abstract Artists in the Bay Area", Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
- "Painters: A Survey of New York, Los Angeles and The Bay Area", Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California
- "Motor Trends: The Artist and the Automobile", Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, California
- "Dynamic Equilibrium, Neo Constructivist Artists", A.R.E. Gallery, San Francisco, California
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, California
- Vincent Kling Gallery, Solo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Selected Collections

- New York Presbyterian Hospital / Cornell Medical School, Commission, New York, New York
- The Anderson Collection, Menlo Park, California
- NTT Data Communications Systems Corporation, Commission, Tokyo, Japan
- Sofitel Corporation, Paris, France
- Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, San Francisco, California
- Bilkay and Illanas, West Palm Beach, Florida
- Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Jean–Louis Servan Schreiber Collection, Paris, France
- Brobeck, Phleger and Harrisson, San Francisco, California
- Syntex Laboritories, Incorporated , Palo Alto, California
- The Oracle Corporation, Redwood, California
- Scotts Restaurant, Commission Orange County, California

 

PAUL CORVERS

no title (916), 2020
acrylic on linen, 30 x 40 cm

950,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Paul Corvers ... more >

Every day at 6pm we add another work of art to our current online group show ART MATTERS 2. Today we are pleased to present artist number 7 of a total of 15: Paul Corvers (*1953 in 's-Hertogenbosch, lives and works in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) Read more about the abstract-minimalist painter and his pure compositions built up from clear colour surfaces in the following statement and his CV.

 

STATEMENT

by Hans November, curator of 20th and 21st century art at the Noord-Brabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch

In the recent works of Paul Corvers, the figurative tools are increasingly being abandoned in order to arrive at pure, abstract compositions, built up of clear areas of colour determined by chance and indeterminacy. At the time Piet Mondrian composed his compositions intuitively but harmoniously. We also recognize this in the work of Corvers.
Whereas the Neue Wilden presented themselves to us as highly expressive painters averse to dogmas and working in total freedom, Corvers reaches this stage with completely different work.
The adventure of painting is in the minimum. In this way, the areas of colour that appear on the canvas only refer to themselves. They are completely at rest and entirely at peace with each other. It results in works that represent a welcome silence. The small formats of most of the works unravel an unprecedented grandeur. It is in line with what John Cage once said: 'There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, if we're trying to produce silence, we cannot.’ In the art of Paul Corvers working in great freedom also results in a void rich in images and sounds. A composed silence.

 

CV

Paul Corvers

1953 born in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
lives and works in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Studies

- 1977-1982 painting and monumental design at the Art Academy St. Joost in Breda

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2020
- ART MATTERS 2 – Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne Germany, online (G)
- A Composed Silence - Gallery M21, Knokke Belgium (S)
- Urban Artists V - De Nieuwe Kunstruimte, ’s-Hertogenbosch (G)
- Keep up the Good Work! - Willem Twee, ’s-Hertogenbosch (G)
- Grey/Gray (Matters) - Divisible Gallery in Dayton OH (G)
- Zwischenräume - Rosalux – the Berlin-based art space, Berlin (G)
2019
- The Landscape Beyond - ‘TZIEN te Mechelen Belgium (S)
- Homerun #1 - Willem Twee ‘s-Hertogenbosch The Netherlands (G)
2018
- Passing Through - KuuB Utrecht The Netherlands (G)
- 139 x Nothing But Good, (G) - Park, Tilburg The Netherlands (G)
2017
- Imago Mundi (Luciano Benetton World Art Collection) Italy (G)
2016
- Empty Spaces - Ruimte P60, Assen The Netherlands (S)
2015
- Blaue Stunde, Luycks Gallery, Tilburg The Netherlands (G)
2014
- The Beauty of Modesty, Kaai Salon, Bruges Belgium (G)
2013/2014
- PAIR - Proto Gallery, Hoboken New Jersey U.S.A (G)
2013
- Arti Capelli - ‘s-Hertogenbosch The Netherlands (S)

 

SALI MULLER

Die Welt steht Kopf (The world is upside down), 2020
laminated glass, bottles, 40 x 20 x 32 cm

1.800,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Sali Muller ... more >

Day 6 of our current online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2 and time for the 6th of 15 contributions: We are pleased to present this evening Sali Muller (*1981 in Luxembourg, lives and works in Kehlen, Luxembourg). Read more about the artist and her conceptual, sculptural works in the following statement and CV.

 

STATEMENT

Sali Muller negotiates the meaning of time-sections new and oscillates between premature, unexplained sequences and infinity. In this way she extends the well-known allegorical images of European art history and translates them into a present of fractures.
She combines conceptual sculptural positions with a series of complex themes that are important for her entire creational process.
She uses artistic means to explore currently relevant issues, in particular those of identity, gender roles and (self-)representation in the context of social change and in times of self-optimisation.
Similar to the individual attempts to distinguish ourselves in a social fabric, Sali Muller marks the exhibition spaces with light-ref­lecting installations, dazzling objects and projections.
Her visual “comments” become a reflection of a time where delusions increasingly play a significant role.

 

CV

Sali Muller

1981 born in Luxembourg
lives and works in Kehlen, Luxembourg

Upcoming Exhibitions

2021
- Al-Tiba, MAMA Modern Art Museum of Algiers, Algeria, North Africa
- Wenn die Sterne vom Himmel fallen, Annexe22, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
- Paradoxical Objects, peer to space, Berlin, Germany
- Estampa, Reiners Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain
- Benefiz Auktion, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
- Postponed Solo show, Galeria Kogan Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Postponed Un voyage dans le bonheur, CAW, Luxembourg

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020
- ART MATTERS 2, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)
- Life on Tralfamadore, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
- Goldstücke, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
- Art Marbella, Reiners Contemporary Art, Marbella, Spain
- Mouvements, Galerie Cedric Bacqueville, Lille, France
-Art2cure, Galerie Indépendance, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
-Reclaim Award, Cologne, Germany
- And thence we came forth to see the stars again, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, - Milan, Italy
- Add-on, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
- Art Rotterdam, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Rotterdam ,The Netherlands
2019
- Strings, White Noise Gallery, Rome, Italy
- Luxembourg Art Week, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Bienvenue Art Fair, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
- 4/10, IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen, Belgium
- Spiegelungen, Gallery Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Art2cure, Galerie Indépendance, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Volta Basel, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Basel, Switzerland
- Dusk till Dawn, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
- Digital, e.artis contemporary, Chemnitz, Germany
2018
- Premio Lissone, MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone, Italy
- Luxembourg Art Week, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Spiegelungen, Projektraum Alte Feuerwache, Berlin, Germany
- Summer Exhibition, JD Malat Gallery, Mayfair, London, The United Kingdom
- Ein gemachter Mensch – Künstlerische Fragen an Identitäten, Kallmann-Museum, Munich, Germany
- Art2cure, Galerie Indépendance, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Birthmarks / Voglie, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
- Black & White, e.artis contemporary, Chemnitz, Germany
2017
- Lo sguardo di Narciso, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
- Luxembourg Art Week, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- YIA Art Fair, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
- Luxembourg Art Prize, Galerie Hervé Lancelin, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Auto I Mobil: Epoche der Mobilität I Epoche der Kommunikation, Tufa Trier, Trier, Germany
- Aesthetica Art Prize, York, The United Kingdom
2016
- Encoding the Urban, Regionale 17, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
- XVIII, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain
- Ostrale, Int. Ausstellung Zeitgenössischer Künste, Dresden, Germany
- Group Show, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg'
- 016 Aesthetica Art Prize, York, The United Kingdom
2015
- Incubarte, 7 International Art Festival, Valencia, Spain
- 8e Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Strassen, Luxembourg
- La Liberté d’Expression, Musée Nationale de la Résistance, Luxembourg
- BlauBlauBlau, Tufa Trier, Trier, Germany
- London Calling, Shoreditch, London, The United Kingdom
- The Project, Galerie Bradtke, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2014
- Salon du CAL, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2013
- Recall, Kjub Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Expo Urbaine Art Door, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- 7e Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Strassen, Luxembourg

Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2020
- Inside, Espace d’art Susanne Savary, Thionville, France
- Here and there I Ici et là, Centre d’Art Dominique Lang, Luxembourg
2019
- Kunst im Bau, e.artis lab, Wirkbau, Chemnitz, Germany
2019
- Das Zeitfenster, CeCiL’s Box, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Fragil, e.artis contemporary, Chemnitz, Germany
2017
- Museum of Vanities, IKOB, Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen, Belgium
- Blackout, e.artis contemporary, Chemnitz, Germany
2016
- Ecriture Sans Fin, AICA International Association of Art Critics, Kiosk, Luxembourg
2015
- Shadows, Kiosk Trier, Trier, Germany
- Die Entzauberung der Welt, 21Artstreet, Kehlen, Luxembourg
2014
- Erase Project, Galerie A Spiren, Strassen, Luxembourg

Collections

2020
- Villa Vauban - Musée d’Art de la Ville de Luxembourg
- Royal Caribbean International, Odyssey of the Seas
- Collections d’Art de la Ville de Dudelange
- Private Collection, Lille
- Private Collection, Milan
- Private Collection, Milan
2018
- MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Lissone
- Private collection, Milan
2017
- IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art
- Private collection, Milan
2013
- Municipality of Strassen

Editions

- IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art
- e.artis contemporary

Awards/Shortlists

2020
- Reclaim Award, Cologne, Germany
2018
- Premio della Critica, MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone, Italy
2017
- Luxembourg Art Prize, Finalist, Galerie Hervé Lancelin, Luxembourg
- Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlist, York, The United Kingdom
2016
- Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlist, York, The United Kingdom
- Int. Emerging Artist Award, Shortlist, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Salon de Montrouge, Shortlist, Paris, France
2015
- Blooom Award, Nomination, Cologne, Germany
- Incubarte Award, 7 International Art Festival, Valencia, Spain
2013
- Prix Jeune Artiste, 7e Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg

Education

2009
- History of Arts, University Trier, Germany
2006
- Master in Visual Arts, UMB University Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

Publications in Libraries

- Arken Museum of Modern Art
- Arter Space for Art
- e.artis contemporary
- Galeria Elba Benitez
- IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art
- JD Malat Gallery
- Kallmann-Museum Ismaning
- Kunsthalle zu Kiel
- Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen
- Kunstmuseum Krefeld
- Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek Köln
- Künstlerhaus Dortmund
- La Galerie Centre d’Art Contemporain
- Latvian National Museum of Art
- Luis Adelantado Gallery
- MAMAC Nice
- Neues Museum Nürnberg
- Oldenburger Kunstverein
- Pasquart Kunsthaus Biel
- Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
- The Flat - Massimo Carasi

 

VIKTORIA KÖRÖSI

Ring-Square (silver), 2020
oil on linen, wood, 35 x 35 x 5,5 cm

1.250,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Viktoria Körösi ... more >

Already in April, Viktoria Körösi (*1977 in Budapest, Hungary, lives and works in Linz, Austria) was represented in our first virtual exhibition ART MATTERS. And also this evening we are pleased to present her work submitted for our recent open call as part of our Top 15. Read more about the 5th of our 15 ART MATTERS 2 finalists and her monochrome objects folded from a single piece of canvas in the following artist statement and CV.

 

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 frameworks as a starting point in order to begin creating something. Although I value nothing higher than freedom, I need a more or less strict system in which I can develop my ideas. This basic attitude made me turn to some traditional techniques. 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 principles. Since 2013, among others, 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. 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.

Recently I have been working on so called floor pieces and shaped canvas ring objects to reach some new directions in my art practice and develop my artworks into sculptural, space reflecting items. These works were partly inspired by an imaginary traditional Japanese tea room, where it is not allowed to install artworks in a traditional western way, like hanging pictures on de wall, except scroll paintings. My current pieces could be placed on the floor or eventually on a pedestal. These works investigate the contrast between soft and hard, flat and sculptural. My aspiration is to transform soft, plane fabrics to three dimensional objects choosing high quality traditional materials, like silk and moiré. The range of colours of my works is strictly monochrome, mainly white, grey or silver.

 

CV

Viktoria Körösi

1977 born in Budapest, Hungary
lives and works in Linz, Austria

Studies

2004
- MA Degree, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary
19972004
- Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary, Visual Communication

Scholarships

2001
- Cepus-Programm, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych, Cracow, Poland
2000
- Socrates-Erasmus-Programm, Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques et d’Architecture Interieure, Paris, France

Memberships

since 2017
- Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein/Upper-Austrian Art Society, Linz, Austria
since 2019
. IG Bildende Kunst/Syndicate Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

29 November–13 Dezember 2020
- Art Matters 2, Online Only Group Exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Köln, Deutschland
12–15 November 2020
- Rinko kaku Projekt 2020 mit Linda Carrara, Árpád Forgó, Shuhei Fukuda, Yuka Miyazaki, Rinko kaku Pavillon, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
09 September–November 2020
- #JapanRevisited202x: then-now-after, online Ausstellung, Österreichisches Kulturforum Tokio
11 August 2020–10 Januar 2021
- Blick-Fang 2020, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Deutschland
26 Juni–13 September 2020
- Sommer-Ausstellung, Schlossmuseum, Linz, Österreich
12–26 April 2020
- Art Matters, Online Only Group Exhibition, Galerie Biesenbach, Köln, Deutschland
08 Juli 2019–15 September 2019
- Fine Matters, mit Atsuo Hukuda und Linda Carrara, Flóris-Rómer-Museum für Kunst und Geschichte, Magyar Ispita, Györ, Ungarn
22 Mai–26 Juni 2019
- Geformte Bilder, mit Ádám Katyi, Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz, Österreich
21 November–19 Dezember 2018
- Fundus II, Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz, Österreich
1617 September 2017
- Linzer Kunstsalon, Landesgalerie Linz, Österreich
- 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
16 Juni –19 Juni 2016
- Strich-Linie-Bogen, Altenbürghalle, Karlsdorf-Neuthard, Deutschland

Works in Collections

Österreichische Beamtenversicherung, Wien, Österreich
Die Kunstsammlung des Landes Oberösterreich

 

TONNEKE SENGERS

UTW#67, 2018
acrylic on cut aluminium plate, 50 x 50 cm
(edition 2 o 3)

1.500,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Tonneke Sengers ... more >

Tonight we are pleased to present Tonneke Sengers (*1959 in Breda, Netherlands, lives and works in Haarlem, Netherlands) and her submitted work. Read more about the fourth of our 15 ART MATTERS 2 Open Call finalists and her minimalist geometric wall works with a strong reference to architecture in the following text and CV.

 

STATEMENT

In dialogue with the surrounding space

The work of Tonneke Sengers (1959, Breda) is strongly related to architecture. From the beginning. Sengers studied monumental design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam where the connection between art and architecture was central. Her murals and wall sculptures enter into a dialogue with the space around them. Sengers works with minimal means: lines and geometric shapes that create optimal three-dimensional effects. This abstract geometric language can be applied on any scale without losing its power.

The design of the wall sculptures "Up the Wall" is first drawn on the computer and then cut from aluminium with a laser cutter. The openwork aluminium gives an important role to the wall behind it and the space around it. The shadow is part of the work and is a soft counterpart to the hard shapes. Composition and colour are precisely defined to bring out the intended dialogue between illusion and reality.

The counter-form becomes an interval in which the effects of Senger's interventions resonate. They indirectly form a new and often surprising reality. It seems like Sengers' work comes to you in two ways. You have the idea of being able to decipher something and at the same time you can effortlessly disappear into the space that the work shows you.

Renee Borgonjen, Art Historian

 

CV

Tonneke Sengers

1959 born in Breda, Netherlands
lives and works in Haarlem, Netherlands

Studies

1982-1987
- Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy

Selected Exhibitions

2021
- Art the Hague, artfair, The Hague
- SKETS, drawing bienale, Idsegahuizen
- Through the Bathroom Window, Vishal Haarlem
- Von der Linie in der Raum, groupshow Gallery ZSart, Vienna
2020
- ART MATTERS 2, online group show, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne
- SBK Amsterdam, duo show, Amsterdam
- Rosebud, groupshow Vishal, Haarem
- Vishal Virtueel, online expositie, Vishal Haarlem
- Zselection, groupshow Gallery ZSart, Vienna
2019
- MIXED #8, groupshow BLEND- projects, Hoofdkantoor Haarlem
- SerieIII, groupshow, Gallery ZSart, Vienna
- Wahlverwandtschaften, groupshow De Vishal, Haarlem
- Artfair BIG ART #4, presented by Gallery Franzis Engels, Zaanstad
- Zutphen Konkreet, groupshow, Zutphen
- Compositie Zonder Titel, groupshow BLEND-projects, Gallery Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
- Artfair Berlin, Paper Positions Berlin, Gallery ZSart, Vienna
- KLAAR#2, curated groupshow, De Vishal Haarlem
- Artfair Amsterdam, KunstRAI, Gallery Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
- Parallel, groupshow BLEND-projects, E9a, Freiburg, Germany
- It's a small world after all, groupshow, Gallery Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim, Germany
- VIP, solo, Philharmonie, Haarlem
- Het Stille Wit, groupshow, Gallery Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
- Alles Struktur, groupshow, ARTpark, Dusseldorf, Germany
- Artpark, groupshow, Sembeck-Gahlen, Germany
2018
- MIXED#7, groupshow BLEND-projects, Haarlem
- Het Witte Gordijn, groupshow, De Vishal, Haarlem
- The Great Wall, groupshow, PHK18, Rotterdam
- The Work as a Space within a Space, groupshow, Gallery ZSart, Vienna, Austria
- What's New, duo show, Gallery Franzis Engels Amsterdam
- Artfair, KunstRai Amsterdam, Gallery Franzis Engels Amsterdam
- AWP Retrospect, groupshow ACEC, Apeldoorn
- Artfair, Art Karsruhe, Gallery Franzis Engels Amsterdam
- Dialogen in Space and Abstraction, groupshow BLEND-projects, Gallery Zavodny, Mikolov, Tsjechie
- BYO 10 years IS-projects, groupshow, Leiden
- Die Collage, groupshow, Gallery ZSart, Vienna, Austria
2017
- Parabool, groupshow, buitenplaats Beeckestijn, Velsen Zuid
- Multiple, Studio Onvervalst, Castellum Aqua, Bloemendaal
- Kunstcentrum Haarlem, groupshow
- Neusje van de zalm, groupshow, Vishal Haalem
- MIXED 6,groupshow BLEND-projects, Hoofdkantoor Haarlem
- True Blue, groupshow Studio Onvervalst, Gallery by Toko, Sidney, Australia
- Artfair Kunstrai Amsterdam, Gallery Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
- Groupshow Kunst is een veelkoppige draak, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen
- Groupshow 17 visies op geometrische kunst, Gallery T, Middelburg
- Kleinformat, Grosse Kunst auf kleinster Flache, Gallery Mariette Haas Neubaustrasse 2, Ingolstadt Germany
- Artfair, Art Karlsruhe, Gallery Franzis Engels Amsterdam, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Duo show with Edgar Knoop, Shape and Colour, Gallery ZSART, Vienna
2016
- Artfair Keulen, Galerie Franzis Engels, A'dam
- Groupshow LUW jubilee exhibition at artist platform 37 PK, Haarlem
- Groupshow pArtners Gallery, Rotterdam
- Artfair, Art Karlsruhe, Gallery Franzis Engels , Amsterdam
- Groupshow Abstract Wallpaintings II, Artist Platform ACEC , Apeldoorn
- Artfair Kunstrai Amsterdam, Gallery Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
2015
- Groupshow RUIM BAAN, 37PK Haarlem
- Groupshow De vrouwelijke Blik, KCB Bergen
- Artfair Art Breda, Gallery Franzis Engels Amsterdam
- Artfair Rotterdam Art Contemporary, Gallery Franzis Engels Amsterdam
- Groupshow ‘Werken uit de verzameling van Ferdi Koelaga’, IK- eiland, Oost Souburg, Zeeland
- Groupshow ‘Contrasts’ Buitenplaats Beeckestijn, Velsen
- Artfair Rotterdam Contemporary, Gallery Franzis Engels, Art Fair, Rotterdam
- Groupshow Reductiv Nl, traveling exhibition, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
2014
- Solo wall painting S.I.O. #2, Kleine Zaal Vishal, Haarlem
- Groupshow ‘Razzle Dazzle’ mural S.I.O. #1, Electron, Breda
- Groupshow ‘Formes’ Artemis Art Hotel, Amsterdam
- Groupshow Reductiv Nl, traveling exhibition, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
- Groupshow KLAAR!, Vishal and St.Bavochurch, Haarlem
- Groupshow Galery De Kapberg, Egmond aan den Hoef
- Groupshow Month of Architecture, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen
- Groupshow ‘Visafslag II’ auction, Vishal, Haarlem
- Groupshow ‘Ruimtelijke Ordening’ Provincial House, Haarlem
- ART Rotterdam, We Like Art, Art Fair Rotterdam
- RAW Artfair, Galery Franzis Engels, Art Fair Rotterdam
2013
- Groupshow , jubilee exhibition Galery Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
- Solo ‘White Lines on Black Hexagons’ Boterhal, Hoorn
- Groupshow ‘sequences, series and infinite limits’ ACEC, Apeldoorn
- Groupshow Gallery Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
- Groupshow ‘Post Concret II’Paris Concret, Paris
- Groupshow ‘Among Members’ Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen
- Groupshow ‘Dutch Treat’ ,DADA POST, Berlin
- Art2013, Gallery Franzis Engels, Artfair Jaarbeurs Utrecht
- Groupshow ‘Visafslag I’ auction, Vishal Haarlem
- RAW Artfair, Gallery Franzis Engels, Art Fair Rotterdam
2012
- Groupshow, Mixed II, Hoofdkantoor, Haarlem
- Groupshow, Maskerade, museum de Hallen, Haarlem
- Groupshow, Oog van de Storm II, Vishal Haarlem
- Groupshow, Genesis van de vorm St.Yellow Fellow Leidschendam
2011
- Groupshow, Mixed I, Hoofdkantoor, Haarlem
- Groupshow Zwart e/o Wit Gallery Rob de Vries Projects, Haarlem
- Groupshow, Diverse Kunstenaars, Gemeente Haarlem
- Groupshow, "Post Concret", Paris Concret, Parijs, Frankrijk.
- Groupshow, Zomer, Projekt 72, Alkmaar
- Groupshow, De Wand De Ruimte, Mondrianhouse, Amersfoort
- Groupshow, In Abstracto, Artipoli Art Gallery, Noorden

Commissioned Work

2020
- Mural, D.Everts, private assignment ,Haarlem
- Sketch assignment, mural for parking garage, assignment of the Municipal of Haarlem
2015
- Facade design Leonard Spieringlaan, Haarlem with Klous & Brantjes Architects
2014
- Design privacy foil, De Greiner, Haarlem
2013
- Façade design, Galerie Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
2012
- Mulder.Sengers Don Boscoschool, Haarlem
2010
- Art assignment, Nieuwe Bergense School, Bergen with ZEEP Architects, Amersfoort
2008
- Sketch assignment, recreation area Saplaza, Created in NH
2006
- Design playground, orphanage Nepal (with Laurien en Jip Mulder )
2005
- Mural, Scholen met Succes, Haarlem
- Design schoolyard Bos en Vaartschool, assignment of the City of Haarlem
2003
- Design playground, Kopstraat, assignment of the City of Haarlem
- Design tile wall, Mulder.Sengers, primary school De Sterrenkijker, Haarlem
2002
- Design playground Klarenbeekstraat, assignment of the Municipal of Haarlem

Functions

2020
- curator Kleine Zaal, Vishal, Haarlem
2019
- curator expositie KLAAR#2, Vishal, Haarlem
- Art teachert Vishal, Haarlem
2018
- board member, Vishal Haarlem
- secretary Stichting Vishal, Haarlem
2016
- museum teacher Teylers Museum,Haarlem
2014
- curator show KLAAR!, Vishal, Haarlem
2011
- visual arts advisory committee, Municipal of Bergen
2007
- extern advisor, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht
2002–2018
- PAC, program board, Architecture Center, Haarlem
2000–2005
- project artist Haarlem zuid west, the Municipal of Haarlem
1998–1991
- artistic coordinator Vishal, Haarlem
1991
- guest teacher, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam of Arts, London

 

LAURA JANE SCOTT

Perspective Study 005, 2019
wood and interior paint, 14 x 14 x 4 cm

950,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

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Number 3 of our 15 ART MATTERS 2 Open Call finalists: Tonight we are pleased to present Laura Jane Scott (*1981, lives and works in London) and her submitted work. Read more about the artist and her minimalist wall mounted sculptures – a hybrid of painting and sculpture; a refined visual vocabulary of form and colour – in the following artist statement and CV.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Laura Jane Scott is an artist working in minimalist, geometric abstraction. Her desire for formal simplicity through geometric form and her striking use of colour enables her to produce work where painting explores a model of architectural form and where the colour literally embodies a physical structure. The resulting work is a hybrid of painting and sculpture; a refined visual vocabulary of form and colour.

The elegant minimalism of her work belies the systematic rigour behind it. Working in series, she explores the idea of ‘possibilities within boundaries’. By taking one geometric shape as the starting point and drawing on principles from minimalist architecture, hard edge abstraction and conceptual art, she takes a basic form and draws out all the possible arrangements that can be made by laying one shape on top of another. Once every iteration has been explored, final compositions are chosen instinctively, based on their feeling of balance and form.

“My aim is always to express an idea as simply and as elegantly as possible. To strip everything back to only what is necessary to communicate that idea. My work is primarily an exploration of balance, of positive and negative space, of presence and absence.”

Laura studied at Camberwell College of Arts and Ravensbourne University London. Her work has been shown in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, in a solo show at The Foundry Gallery, London, as well as many group shows, and is owned by private collectors internationally. She currently has a solo presentation on display at the Head Office of Aviva in London. The works commissioned have now been acquired by Aviva and will be added to their permanent collection after the show.

Laura lives and works in South East London with her partner and two young children.

 

CV

Laura Jane Scott

1981 born in London
lives and works in London

Education

- Ravensbourne University, London: BA Hons Degree in Graphic Design
- Camberwell College of Arts: Foundation Studies in Art and Design

Selected Solo Exhibitions

- Jan 2020: Studied Simplicity, AVIVA St Helen’s Building, London
- Nov 2017 - Jan 2018: Take One Shape, The Foundry Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

- Nov – Dec 2020: ART MATTERS 2, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (online)
- Nov 2020: Affordable Art Fair UK with Kittoe Contemporary
- Aug – Sep 2020: Configurate, &Gallery, Edinburgh
- Jan 2020: Connect Art Fair with Kittoe Contemporary
- Dec 2019 – Jan 2020: SSA and VAS Open 2019, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
- Aug – Sep 2019: Air Open 2019, Air Gallery, Altrincham
- Dec 2018: Painting Open 2018, No Format Gallery, London
- Nov 2018: Affordable Art Fair Hamburg with One Church Street Gallery
- Sep 2018: Affordable Art Fair New York with One Church Street Gallery
- Jun 2018 – Jul 2018: Perfectly Small, The Foundry Gallery, London
- Dec 2017: Painting Open 2017, No Format Gallery, London
- Jun 2017: Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London
- Jun – Aug 2016: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

ARMIN MÜHSAM

Performative Schematization, 2019
oil on canvas, 36 x 45 cm

2.000,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

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2nd day of our new online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2 and introduction of our 2nd finalist: We are pleased to present Armin Mühsam (*1968 in Klausenburg/Siebenbürgen, Romania, lives and works in Kansas City and Maryville, MO, USA) and his work submitted and selected in our recent Open Call. Read more about the painter and his rigorously composed and structured spaces in his artist statement and CV following here.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

For nearly two decades, my work depicted structures built on and into the ground, leaving the imprint of something hard in the malleable earth. These man-made forms were emblematic of our relation to the non-human environment: physical manifestations of the worldview that produces them.
A recent personal crisis prompted me to search for a more abstract way to visualize the confrontation between human geometry and nature. This process led me to construct non-objective shapes whose surfaces are often the only referent of the buildings that were once a prominent feature in my landscapes.
I compare my current practice to that of an architect who commissions himself to build forms of his own devising. Unlike the actual architect’s, however, my planning and drafting isn’t preliminary but the resolved actuality itself, embedded in the virtual space that is the painting, which simultaneously is an object in space. This dynamic between idea and reality in representational painting has always fascinated me, but it has now assumed a dominance that turned it into the sole content of my art.

 

CV

Armin Mühsam

1968 born in Klausenburg/Siebenbürgen, Romania
lives and works in Kansas City und Maryville, MO, USA

Education

1997
- MFA-Painting. Montana State University - Bozeman, MT
1994
- BFA-Illustration. University of Applied Sciences, München, Germany

Current Position

- Professor of Painting, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Residencies

2017
- 100W Residency, Corsicana, TX
2015
- Ucross Foundation, Claremont, WY
2001
- Naturlandschaft/Werklandschaft – Internationales Malersymposium, Beratzhausen, Germany

Awards

2014
- Pollock-Krasner Foundation artist grant
2002
- Ernst-Habermann-Preis

Selected Public Collections

- Stadtgemeinde Germering, Germering, Germany
- Haus des Deutschen Ostens, München, Germany
- Muzeul National de Arta, Cluj, Romania
- Marktgemeinde Beratzhausen/BMW Regensburg, Germany
- The Kington Foundation, Alexandria, VA
- Sprint Art Collection, Overland Park, KS
- Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
- RomArt Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
- State Street Investment Group, Kansas City, MO
- Missouri Bank, Kansas City, MO
- Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
- McNeese National Works on Paper Permanent Collection, Lake Charles, LA
- Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR
- Markert Gruppe, Hamburg, Germany
- Museum Angerlehner, Wels, Austria

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
- Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany
- Goethe Pop Up, Kansas City, MO
- Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
- The Volland Store, Alma, KS
2018
- Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
- Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
2017
- Ambacher Contemporary, Paris, France
- Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
2016
- Thompson Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, SC
2015
- Derryberry Gallery, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN
- Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY
2014
- Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany
- St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
2013
- Stadtgalerie Barmstedt, Barmstedt, Germany
- Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, NV
- Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
2012
- Kunstforum Markert, Hamburg, Germany
- Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany
- Albright Art, Concord, MA
- New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
- TSU Gallery, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
2011
- Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany
2010
- Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany
- Albright Art, Concord, MA
2009
- Georgetown University, Washington, DC
- Contemporay Art Gallery of the Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania
- Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2008
- Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany
- Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, IL
- University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
2007
- MetroLex Gallery, Lexington, KY
- Mallin Gallery, Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
2006 Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
- Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS
2005
- Scheffer Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
- Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
2004
- Clark House Gallery, Bangor, ME
- Spiva Gallery, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO
- Arts Incubator Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2003
- Olin Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
2002
- The Arts Center, Orange, VA
2001
- Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
- Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
2000
- Kunstverein Ottobrunn, München, Germany
1999
- Muzeul National de Arta, Cluj, Romania
- Haus des Deutschen Ostens, München, Germany
1998
- Kunstforum Arabellapark, München, Germany
- Stadtmuseum München, Germany
1997
- Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, MT (thesis)
1996
- Exit Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
- ART MATTERS 2, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany (online)
2019
- Rise Over Run – Monaco, St. Louis, MO
- PAINTED – Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2018
- Aici Acolo – Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest, Romania
- National Juried Exhibition – First Street Gallery, New York, NY
2017
- Art Paris – Paris, France
- Open Wide, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
- Summer Show – Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
2016
- New American Paintings: Midwest Edition – Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
- Friendly Footage – Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
- Les Dessous des Récits – Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, France
- Service Compris – Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
- Liquidation Totale – Ambacher Contemporary, Paris, France
2015
- Art Paris – Paris, France
- You People – Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
- Viennacontemporary Art Fair – Vienna, Austria
- X Contemporary Art Fair – Miami, FL
- AD Bodensee Art Fair 15 – Dornbirn, Austria
2014
- Positions Art Fair – Berlin, Germany
- Nine – Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
- AD Bodensee Art Fair 14 – Dornbirn, Austria
- Works on Paper – Albright Art, Concord, MA
- Landscape at the Edge – Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
2013
- AD Bodensee Art Fair 13 – Dornbirn, Austria
- 23rd Drawing Connections – Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
- Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds – Wheaton College, Norton, MA
- Not Just Landscapes – Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2012
- Natural/Constructed Spaces – The Painting Center, New York, NY
- Strange Glue: Collage at 100 - Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School, Weston, MA
- Right Here Over There – Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
- National Small Oil Painting Show – Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
2011
- TAPPED – Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
- Grenzen, die verbinden – Galerie RaduArt, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
- 33rd Bradley International – Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
- American Landscapes 2011 – MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
- 4th National Juried Exhibition – Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
2010
- Bel Etage – Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany
- 2010 National Juried Competition – Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
- 25th Tallahassee International – FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
- 18th National Juried Exhibition – Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
- National Small Oil Painting Show – Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
- A Sense of Place – Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
- 5th National Juried Exhibition – Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
- Place – Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
- PAGES – Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2009
- Painting Metabolism – William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
- Contemporary Painting – Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
- 52nd Chautauqua Annual Exhibition – Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
- Architectural Spaces – The LoDi Project, Raleigh, NC
2008
- The Artist’s Choice – Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
- A Sense of Place – Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
- Missouri Art Professors Show – Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
- Painting as Presence – Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
- On, Of, About Paper – Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2007
- ART FAIR 21, Köln, Germany
- Beyond Mimesis – Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
- Ten Views – William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
- New-Scapes – Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
- 31st Bradley International – Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
- ANA 35 National Exhibit – Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
- Discoveries – George Segal Gallery, Montclair University, Montclair, NJ
2006
- Urban Landscapes – Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
- 13th Realism Invitational – Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
- Changing Landscapes – Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO
- Cul-de-Sac – Radford Art Museum, Radford, VA
- Works on Paper – LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ
- City as Nature – Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
- American Landscapes – Washington Gallery of Photography, Bethesda, MD
2005
- Texas National – Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
- Town and Country – Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
- Border to Border 10 – Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN
- 10th Annual National Art Exhibition – St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
- Face Value – Associated Artists Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
2004
- Mois de l’Art Contemporain – Pont Audemer, France
- City & Industry – De Vrijplaats Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Biennial Juried Exhibition – Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL
- 10th Great Plains National – Moss-Thorns Gallery, Hays, KS
- 38th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Corpus Christi, TX
- 19th Greater Midwest International – Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg, MO
2003
- Print Exchange – Bozeman, MT, Salt Lake City, UT, London, UK, Bristol, UK
- New Art ’03 – Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
- Rethinking Landscape – Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA
- Under Cover: Book Arts – St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
- 37th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Corpus Christi, TX
2002
- Switchyard – Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
- Small Works Landscape Painting – Clark House Gallery, Bangor, ME
- Missouri River: Untamed - Bismarck Art Association, Bismarck, ND
- On/Of Paper 2 – Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
2001
- Fine Art Through Technology – Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- Naturlandschaft/Werklandschaft - Internationales Malersymposium, Beratzhausen, Germany
- Works on Paper 2001 – San Jacinto College South, Houston, TX
- ArtCultureNature – Cococino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
- Denison University Art Gallery – Denison University, Granville, OH
- American Landscapes 2001 – MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2000
- MOAK - Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
1999
- Jugendkunstpreis, Künstlergilde, Ulm, Germany
1998
- Bilder und Skulpturen - Stadthalle Germering, Germering, Germany
- Kunstverein Ebersberg, Ebersberg, Germany
- Kunstforum Arabellapark, München, Germany
1997
- Larson Biennial - Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
- Survey of Contemporary American Prints - Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, CA
- North American Printmaking Exhibition - Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1996
- National Small Works Show - Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY
- National Art Exhibition - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
- ANA 25 National Exhibit - Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
1995
- The Art of the Book - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

BIRTE HORN

papercut_17, 2019
cut and collaged colour cards, 17 x 12 cm

850,- €
plus 16% German VAT + shipping
(artwork framed on request)

The work is available through our gallery – contact for further information: art@galerie-biesenbach.com or +49-174-4909635.

About Birte Horn ... more >

We are pleased to open our new online group exhibition ART MATTERS 2 this evening and to introduce Birte Horn (*1972 in Düsseldorf, lives and works in Blaubeuren, Germany), one of 15 finalists we selected after our Open Call which ended one week ago. Read more about the artist and her papercuts – superimposed pictorial spaces from empty cardboard boxes, preferably from the 1970s – in the following artist statement and CV.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Birte Horn is a painter.

What if the ever faster changing situations no longer allow a totalitarian perception of reality? The attention of my work is based on the principle of deconstruction and construction. The dissolution of structures and the transfer into the respective composed partial whole is a process in my work, which means the decomposition and fusion of general realities.

A complex combinatorics of very different views of space such as layers of space characterises my work as a whole in recent years. All those layering – both the layering of different layers of colour and the layering of material fragments themselves – I perform in a variety of ways: I cut out pieces from existing paintings on paper, cardboard and above all on canvas, in order to transfer them with other painting pieces into a new pictorial structure from which unusual spatial worlds emerge. They move on the interfaces between reality and possibility. Across different time levels, the past of the once found formulation merges inextricably with the future of the work in progress. The resulting layering results in an almost haptically perceptible pictorial relief, suggesting space and at the same time satirising it again only in its relative two-dimensionality.

"At the crossroads and intersections of the visible and the invisible, Birte Horn clearly shows the edge on the one hand, but on the other hand she does not prevent the viewer from having to change views and times just as constantly, to step forward and backward at the same time, to exchange up and down at the same time, in order to be able to constantly readjust the torque of reality.
She is not interested in the documentary sighting and securing of individual artefacts, concrete topographical details or a purely personal experience. What is found is only an occasion to see.”
(Clemens Ottnad, Stuttgart 2019)

The so-called papercuts, which have been created as an ongoing project since the beginning of 2018, are for me a new series of works that complements the overall work. These superimposed pictorial spaces created in the material reflect the relation of image to reality, of reality to possibility and of viewer to image in perception. The small works, which are created as collages from empty cardboard boxes, preferably from the 1970s, are freed of all information and reduced to the pure colour surface and a form resulting from it. The spatial cardboard becomes a flat structure composed of recurring modules. From here I develop the project cut edge, for which these works are transformed into large relief-like wall works, which can also be assembled in a modular fashion and thus can be and remain changeable. Here I come back to the beginning of my explanation: "What if... “.

 

CV

Birte Horn

1972 born in Düsseldorf
lives and works in Blaubeuren, Germany

Studies I Lectureships

1993-1998
- Universität Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Klasse Prof. László Lakner
1992-1998
- Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germanistik bei Prof. Anton

2017
- Arbeitsaufenthalt Venedig, Lido, Ospedale al Mare
2014
- Arbeitsaufenthalt Erkelenz, Borschemich und Immerath Garzweiler Gebiet NRW
2012
- Arbeitsaufenthalt Baia Mare, Rumänien

2014-2015
- Lehrauftrag, Bayrische Akademie für Jugendliche Kloster Roggenburg
seit 2013
- Lehrauftrag, Aicher–Scholl–Studienkolleg an der HFG Ulm
2000-2016
- Lehrauftrag, Kunstschule für Jugendliche, Ulm
1995-2000
- Lehrauftrag, Schule für Kunst und Theater, Neuss

Scholarships I Art Awards

2020
- Ankauf für die Sammlung des Ministerium für Forschung Wissenschaft und Kunst
2018
- Projektförderung Ministerium NRW, Kulturraum Niederrhein
2017
- Katalogförderung Marli Hoppe-Ritter Stiftung, Landesbank BW, ART-regio
2016
- Artist in Residence Fotorecherche Borschemich und Immerath, Erkelenz
2016
- Projektförderung Stadt Ulm, suspisious objects
2015
- Projektförderung Verein der Freunde des Ulmer Museums
2015
- Realisation Kunst am Bau, Uzin Utz AG Ulm
2014
- Projektförderung Künstlerhaus Ulm, Ausstellungsprojekt von hier aus mit Janina Schmid, Johannes Kithil und Angela Ender, Kuratorin Birte Horn
2013
- Katalogförderung der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
2011
- Jahresgabe Kunstverein Ulm
2009
- Realisation Kunst am Bau, Amtsgericht Ulm
2005
- Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Neu-Ulm
2004
- Realisation Kunst am Bau, Universitätsklinikum Ulm
2003
- International Artist in Residence, Muzeul de Arta Maramures Baia Mare, Rumänien
2003-2007
- Atelierförderung der Stadt Ulm
2002-2004
- Atelier- und Arbeitsstipendium, pro arte ulmer kunststiftung
1998
- Projektförderung Klasse Lakner, Essen Zeche Zollverein, Debutanten
1995
- Förderung Junge Kunst, Stadt Willich

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
- Nürnberg, Galeriehaus Nord mit Matthias Stuchtey
- Engen, Museum Engen, keep it going, Kuratiert von Velten Wagner
2020
- Stuttgart, Galerienhaus 3.0, Schacher Raum für Kunst, the dark side oft he room, mit Mark Thompson
- Nürtingen, Kunstverein, cut edge
2019
- Reutlingen, TTR, am Stück oder geschnitten, kuratiert von Clemens Ottnad
- Linz, Kunstverein, Der Rest kann weg
2018
- Biberach, Stiftung pro arte, Lost place, mit Ute Robitschko  
- Böblingen, Kunstverein, Aus jedem Dorf ein Hund, kuratiert von Dr. Günter Baumann
- Ulm, Galerie Tobias Schrade, mit Hartmut Landauer
- Willich/ Neuss, Städtische Galerie, Volumina, kuratiert von Jutta Saum
2017
- Stuttgart, Schacher Raum für Kunst, Ortsfremde, mit Johanna Jakowlev
- Venedig, Ospedale al Mare Lido, space fabric
2016
- Ulm, Projektraum, Cote d‘ Azur, mit Esther Hagenmaier, Nike Arnold, Jörn Plaß, kuratiert von Janina Schmid
2015
- Pforzheim, Galerie Brötzinger, Das was es ist
- Erkelenz, Haus Nazareth, Raumgebilde
- Ulm, pro arte ulmer kunststiftung, restzeichen, mit Dirk Hupe
- Stuttgart, Galerie Keim, Heimspiel, mit Thomas Heger
2013
- Ulm, Galerie Tobias Schrade, doppelraum
- Leutkirch im Allgäu, Städtische Galerie, Zimmer frei
- Filderstadt, Städtische Galerie, Neue Arbeiten
2012
- Konstanz, Galerie Geiger, freiräume
- Baia Mare, Rumänien, Künstlerkolonie, back again
2011
- Herrenberg, Galerie der Volksbank, Wo ich bin ist es am schönsten, kuratiert von Dr. Walter Springer
2009
- Konstanz, Galerie Geiger, zwischendrin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
- Burgrieden, Villa Rot, SHAPED CANVASES, kuratiert von Marco Hompes
- Ehingen, Städtische Galerie, Abstract
2020
- Lörrach, Galerie 143, open gallery
- Köln, ART MATTERS 2, Galerie Biesenbach (online)
2019
- Ulm, Kunstverein, Jahresgaben, mit Tom Anholt, Willi Siber, Andrey Klassen, Francis Zeischegg u.a., kuratiert von Katharina Ritter
- Ehingen/ Burgrieden, Städtische Galerie und Museum Villa Rot, interim mit Jörg Bach, - Jeanette Zippel, Edgar Braig u.a., kuratiert von Marco Hompes
- Neu-Ulm, Museum Oberfahlheim, alle!
- Stuttgart, Galerienhaus 3.0, Projektraum Schacher, Speicherplätze
2018
- Kaufbeuren, Kunsthaus, Blickfang, mit Barbara Herold, Karen Irmer, Kathrin Ganser,
- Raik Gupin, David Borgmann u.a., kuratiert von Jan T. Wilms
- Karlsruhe, Galerie Schacher – Raum für Kunst, art Karlsruhe Messe für zeitgenössische Kunst
- Freiburg, modo Verlag, kunstBUCH, mit Alfonso Hüppi, Friedemann Grieshaber, Sati Zech, Werner Pokorny, Timm Ulrichs u.a.
- Hagen, Museum Osthaus, kunstBuch, mit Alfonso Hüppi, Friedemann Grieshaber, Sati Zech, Werner Pokorny, Timm Ulrichs u.a.
- Neu-Ulm, Putte Projektraum, the making of the unrealised, in Kooperation mit Kreuzberg Pavillon Berlin
- Ulm, Museum, Warum Kunst?
2017
- Bad Säckingen, Kunstverein Hochrhein, Zeichnung heute, mit Frauke Schlitz, Alf Setzer u.a.
- Herrenberg, Galerie der Volksbank, Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung
2016
- Ulm, Münsterplatz, suspicious objects, mit Janina Schmid, Angela Ender und Fred Kochbeck
- Wertingen, Städtische Galerie, Wege
2015
- Roggenburg, Haus für Kunst und Kultur, Kunst! mit Lisa Miller, Esther Hagenmeyer, Bianca Kennedy
- Stuttgart, Galerie Keim, quergedacht, mit Thomas Heger, Rolf Kilian u.a.
- Essen, Forum Kunst und Architektur, konnexion, kuratiert von Tim Cierpiszewski und BDA, mit Karsten Gliese u.a.
- Ulm, Kunsthalle Weishaupt, on top Triennale
- Ulm, Museum Ulm, aufgeteilt
- Krumbach, Museum Schwaben, Mittelschwäbische Kunst
2014
- Karlsruhe, Galerie Tobias Schrade, art Karlsruhe Messe für zeitgenössische Kunst

 

 

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ART MATTERS 1

Online Group Exhibition

Winner
Jussi Niva
(participated in our group show Sculptural.Painting. in early 2021)

12/04 – 26/04/2020 ... more >

ART MATTERS

12/04 – 26/04/2020

1 new artist daily 6pm!

Out of the corona/lockdown situation in March/April – exhibition postponed, gallery closed to the public – our first virtual group exhibition ART MATTERS was created, which could only be viewed online at www.galerie-biesenbach.de and our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Unusual times, new ways!

With an open call launched on Instagram, we spent two weeks looking for new artists and finally selected 15 participants for our group exhibition.

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 backgrounds 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 which has also brought something new to our programme.

From Sunday, 12 April onwards, one artist was presented with the submitted work every day at 6 pm. On 26 April the winner of our competition was announced and invited to participate in a later exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne. Our choice was Jussi Niva, who will present a selection of his works in the group exhibition "Sculptural.Painting." in January/February 2021.

With works by: Christina Augustesen, Carlos Balbás, Bram Braam, Michael Craik, Alex De Bruycker, Viktoria Körösi, Ute Krafft, Vincent Lo Brutto, Daniel Müller-Jansen, Jussi Niva, PUTPUT, Beverly Rautenberg, Michael Samuels, Jon Thomas & Michael Weißköppel

 

GROUP PHOTO
Final 15

 

 

ARTISTS 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

  

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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 Co