Exhibitions

Karl-Marx-Allee. 75, 10235 Berlin
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Contrasts create unexpected interferences.

“Clair-obscur” juxtaposes and tries divers artistic positions of contemporary painting against the backdrop of the topic “Dark and Bright”.


The ambiguous title tells us about the never ceasing rhythm of day and night, light and shadow:

it dominates nature and the realm of human physical, psychological and historical experiences alike.


As a means in painting the use of clair-obscur allows the maker to juggle dramatic effects, enhance the illusion of space, increase expressivity and intensify a nervous psychological timbre.


The notion of clair-obscur also reflects the rich and multi-layered history of the show´s location. Karl-Marx-Allee had been the boulevard of socialist exaltation during the GDR-era. As an avenue designed for military parades and luxurious residence for political elites it demonstrates and glorifies the socialist idea and reduces it to absurdity all the same.

Nowadays it´s an area in which high end brands have lodged themselves using the historical representative buildings adorned with scenes of the socialist ideal for their commercial purposes.


Without directly referencing any of the political connotations the show takes up the challenge of a young generation of artists positioning themselves in such a contradictory and, to certain extend, brutal environment





Berlin

2017

Clair-Obscur, Showroom, Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin


2016

Lucky Absage Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin


2015

Galerie For Mathilda, Berlin

The sky is falling, Hilbertraum, Berlin


2013

My hands are on the moon, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin


2012

Manuela Wossowski and Friends, Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf


2013

After the shot, curated by S. Arz & K. Lustenberger, Späti International, Berlin


2010

Arz and Friendz, Forgotten Bar Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin

Summer, Veneklasen/Werner Galerie, Berlin

Self-consciousness, curated by Hilton Als und Peter Doig,

Veneklasen / Werner Galerie, Berlin


2009

Final degree show, Kunstakademie,  Düsseldorf


2008

Jahresgaben, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

1001 Bild, Villa de Bank, Enschede (NL)

Works on paper, University of Fine Arts and Music, Aichi (JP)

Mischanlage von Dr. Urlaub, Zeche Zollverein, Essen


2007

„Drawings“ Young Artists from Düsseldorf, -Jikishiten Galerie, Nagoya (JP)

"Von Pferden und Affen", -Museum Ludwig, Koblenz


GRANTS | SCHOLARSHIPS

2008

Reisestipendium, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Rosette Delug, Los Angeles


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2008

Fanzine, Spleen, published by Schirnkunsthalle, Frankfurt

Cataloque, Mischanlage von Dr.Urlaub, published by Bernd Zöllner/ E105, Berlin, Edition of 1000

Cataloque, Raum 205, Seewerk, Moers, Edition of 750


2007

Graphic portfolio, Class Immendorff, published by Geuer / Breckner Galerie, Düsseldorf

Cataloque, Von Pferden und Affen, published by Museum Ludwig, Koblenz


2005 - 2007

Art magazine, Das Pferd, published by Jörg Immendorff, Düsseldorf