Selected Exhibitions


Upcoming

Art Karlsruhe 2024
Showing selected paintings from the work cycle “PortLand”.
Presented by Galerie Tammen, Hall 1, Booth H1 /A 18

February 22 – 25, 2024

Ongoing

EXH 11

Group Show
Floorr Magazine Online Gallery | London

Permanent, from October 19, 2023

Arcane Dignity | From the series Beyond PortLand | oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

War and Peace

Group Show. Curated by Thierry Gotteland
Barbagelata Art Foundation | Barbagelata Contemporary Barcelona

Permanent, from September 15, 2023

Apocalypse | From the series Embracing the Future | 2022

“Let us engage with history's lessons, and through reflection and dialogue, strive to amplify the echoes of peace while tempering the drumbeats of war.” Thierry Gotteland

Past

All Together Now

Group Show
With recent works by several artists of the gallery, including 9 paintings from my “PortLand” cycle.
Galerie Tammen | Berlin

December 15, 2023 – February 3, 2024

Installation view of six paintings from the cycle PortLand, shown at Galerie Tammen, Berlin at

Lechbinska Gallery

Viewing Room at Artsy
Showing five paintings from my series “Beyond PortLand”.
Lechbinska Gallery | Zurich

December 11, 2023 – February 12, 2024

Finnwal Affection V | From the series Beyond PortLand | oil on canvas, 110 x 90 cm

Totentanz

Solo Exhibition
Kulturkirche St. Jakobi | Stralsund

May 19 – July 30, 2023 & October 10 October 25, 2023

Arbor Vitae | oil on canvas

Dance of the Dead | oil on canvas

Questions and Answers and To Perish and To Connect | oil on canvas

Incognito | oil on canvas | Photo: Janet Lindemann

Famous Last Words | sculptures (6 out of 12) in acrylic cases

As their main exhibition of 2023, Kulturkirche St. Jakobi, Stralsund, was showing Totentanz, the complete cycle of works, consisting of more than 41 paintings and 14 sculptures. With almost 20,000 visitors, it attracted quite a few art enthusiasts from all over the country – and beyond.
Many thanks to Acryl Innovations for supporting the production of the acrylic cases.

paper works

Group Show. Curated by Ralph Tepel
Museum Schloss Mitsuko | Thürkow (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)

September 30 October 31, 2023

Tayōna Fūkei | ink and watercolor on Japanese kozo paper

Alongside works of 17 other artists from Japan and Germany, a selection of ten colorized ink drawings from the series Tayōna Fūkei were on display in the group show paper works, curated by Ralph Tepel, director of Museum Schloss Mitsuko in Thürkow, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Many thanks to Philipp Stange's cabinetmaker's workshop for supporting the production of the wooden frames.

Portrait I

Group Show
Galerie Tammen | Berlin

June 6 – July 8, 2023

The Open and Paths in Different | oil on canvas

Seven artists – seven positions: Portrait I at Berlin's Galerie Tammen showed a plethora of approaches to the classical subject of portrait. Gallery owner Werner Tammen carefully selected eleven paintings (oil on canvas, oil on paper) from my PortLand cycle of works – which stood in interesting contrast to the predominantly figurative works of the other artists in the show.

Limits of PortLand

Solo Show
Musee Dezentral | Metaverse

October 15 – 31, 2022

Warriors of the Future I – III and Planet B | oil on canvas

For two weeks in October 2022, Musee Dezentral was hosting an exhibition of a curated selection of the series Limits of PortLand – abstract and multi-layered paintings, depicting imagined landscapes and their future inhabitants. Thus, a momentary, yet timeless glimpse of l'avenir, shown in a place that itself appears to come from the future.

A Matter of Touch

Group Show. Curated by Jurriaan Benschop
Torstrasse 111 | Berlin

July 17 – August 2, 2020

Closeness and Musing | oil on canvas | Photo: Eric Tschernow

Paintings from USA and Europe
Touch is an important aspect of painting. The temperaments of the artists in this exhibition can
be felt through the way they have worked and touched the canvas, be it with a firm, decisive brushstroke, a light touch to create transparency, or the sanding off of layers to create flatness or roughness. A whole range of sensibilities can be stored in a painting, speaking to us even before we identify what is actually depicted. Jurriaan Benschop

Taking Root

Group Show. Curated by Jurriaan Benschop
KIT – Kunst im Tunnel | Düsseldorf
November 2, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Am I Elefant and Crib Crab | oil on canvas | Photo: Ivo Faber

Am I Elefant, Crib Crab and Bothered | oil on canvas | Photo: Ivo Faber

In a world full of conflicting interests and beliefs, how do artists root themselves? Where do they find their sense of direction? These questions underlie the exhibition Taking Root. The assumption is that the eleven artists presented here did find some roots. They have developed a focus in their practice and in their interests, and that is what gives their work depth.

For a tree, life without roots is not possible. It needs a stronghold, right underneath, in order to grow and stay firm, to endure storm and thunder. A young tree can bend, has resilience, but it can only do so because it has already grown some roots. One can assume that, similarly, human beings find some “nutrition” in the place where they grow up. Yet, it is not the only place where this happens. Artists can pick their roots, collect them on their way through life, or search for them in places where they are not yet familiar. After all, humans are mobile beings. And for humans, roots are not just a matter of physical circumstances; they can reside in thoughts, memories, and traditions.

Taking Root brings together the work of eleven artists. Some of these artists grew up close to nature; for others, the city has been their natural environment. Some of them are young artists, who in recent years have finished their master’s degrees and have just started their own studio practices. Others have been working for decades already, and have had more options to develop their roots. Together, the participants span two generations of contemporary artists. Most of them come from Europe, but in terms of landscape and cultural climate, their backgrounds are diverse. One is from the USA, which is itself a country with many roots in Europe. In these days of divisive politics, it is good to discover that connections are still tight, even though they might move underground. Jurriaan Benschop


List of Ongoing and Past Exhibitions

 

2023/2024 | Color – Shape – Space | Cross Currents Gallery Philadelphia | more
2023/2024 | All Together Now | Galerie Tammen| more
2023/2024 | Viewing Room Rubica von Streng | Lechbinska Gallery Zurich | more
2023 | EXH 11 | Floorr Magazine Online Gallery London | more
2023 | Totentanz | Kulturkirche St. Jakobi Stralsund | more

2023 | paper works | Museum Schloss Mitsuko | more

2023 | War and Peace | Barbagelata Contemporary Barcelona | more

2023 | Portrait I | Galerie Tammen | more

 

2022/2023 | außer sich - inner ich II | Inselgalerie Berlin | more

2022 | Limits of PortLand | Musee Dezentral | more

2022 | Offshore Show | Haus der Kunst München | more

2022 | Limits of PortLand | Berlitt Castle, Open Ateliers Brandenburg

 

2021 | An End to Jealousy | Berlitt Castle, Open Ateliers Brandenburg

 

2020 | A Room Of Her Own II | Anahita Contemporary | more

2020 | A Matter Of Touch | Kunst- und Projekthaus Torstrasse 111 | more

2020 | PArt | Online Exhibition | Producers Art Platform | more

2020 | Online Exhibition May 2020 | Galerie U 108

 

2019/2020 | Taking Root | KIT Kunst im Tunnel | Kunsthalle Düsseldorf | more

 

2018 | Meisterschüler*innen-Ausstellung | Universität der Künste Berlin UDK   

 

2017 | Inside Out | Universität der Künste Berlin UDK 

2017 | Blick hinter die Kulissen | Rathausgalerie am Schloss Brühl | Max-Ernst-Stipendium

 

2016 | Inner Vision | Universität der Künste Berlin UDK

2015 | Young Positions | Galerie Pankow | more

 

Works in Collections

René Scharf Collection
Spiegelberger Stiftung

Stralsund Museum