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›Intersection‹ 24/07/2022—17/09/2022

›Intersection‹ 24/07/2022—17/09/2022

    Patrick Cierpka | Marc Jung | Katrin Kampmann | Florian Lechner | David Lehmann | Chris Newman | Carsten Nicolai | Jirka Pfahl | Römer + Römer | Sandra Schlipkoeter | Miriam Vlaming

    Constance 24/07/2022—17/09/2022

    In our big summer show we present selected works from eleven artistic positions.

    Patrick Cierpka, *1967 Giengen

    The artist studied under Karl Horst Hödicke at the University of the Arts and excelled as a master student in the painting class. Today he lives and works in Berlin. In his sensitive works, Patrick Cierpka plays with light and shadow, setting faceted color against brilliant white. One could get the impression that Patrick Cierpka's works look like the open lens of a camera, capturing an enormous amount of light. Sunshine and color play together, appearing on watery surfaces, penetrating the branches of trees. There is no up or down and the viewer is invited to immerse themselves in an experience far removed from space and time: time seems to stand still, space does not exist. 'It is summer. I am lying on a meadow, next to me is a clearing in the forest. Then I open my eyes for just a moment, just a crack - and it is precisely this moment that fascinates me. I want to depict it in my works,' says Patrick Cierpka.

    Marc Jung, *1985 Erfurt

    The master student of Prof. Wolfram Adalbert Scheffler works on his shrill works in Berlin and Erfurt. He repeatedly refers to contemporary pop culture both with his subjects and with the respective titles. He uses multi-layered materials with which he brings the figurative moments to light in an energetic style. He is not guided by abstract thought constructs, nor by artificial attempts to explain the world. He creates new visual worlds, occasionally quoting great masters of art history, but always remains committed to the ideals of art history in the structure of his works. It is his own visual language, which uses modern stylistic devices and symbolism, that enables this democratization of art and its reception. Marc Jung's career testifies to the seriousness of his work from the very first moment of his artistic activity.

    Katrin Kampmann, *1979 Bonn

    The Berlin-based artist Katrin Kampmann takes us into a dreamlike world of flowing colors with her colorful works. She studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin and was a master student of Prof. KH Hödicke in 2006. She describes herself as an artist who immerses herself in the studio during intensive creative phases and forgets the big city around her. Colors are always the theme of her visual worlds, their vibration and the creation of color tones. She consciously plays with the role of the viewer, whose eyes wander over the pictures and thus create very individual movement patterns. "I look for a motif, take it and hold it," is how Katrin Kampmann describes her artistic process.

    Florian Lechner, *1981 Burghausen

    Florian Lechner lives and works in Munich, where he also studied sculpture under Hans Op de Beek and Hermann Pitz, graduating as a master student. Clear lines, simple elegance and reduced colours characterise his works, which at first appear sober. The classic limitations of painting are overcome and the space is taken over by the precise structures. Florian Lechner's oeuvre impresses with clear lines, simple elegance in black and white and a downright opulent reduction. The first impression of the works is usually deceptive: what initially appears sober and neutral is subverted by Lechner with subtle means. His wall-format objects know how to free themselves from the limitations of classic painting and conquer the space. Lechner detaches the work of art from its physical existence, shifts it into the ephemeral and juggles with the viewer's perception. Florian Lechner lives and works in Munich.

    David Lehmann, *1987 Luckau

    The artist studied fine arts at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In 2014 he was a master student of Valerie Favre, and today he lives and works in Cottbus. In his works, David Lehmann skilfully plays with the coexistence of content and technical possibilities. The fine line between two extremes within his imagery can be observed again and again: humor is contrasted with deep seriousness, color is played out against form on the canvas, while figuration exists alongside subtle abstraction. In addition, the artist makes use of the exciting interweaving of past and future by incorporating art-historical references that are juxtaposed with contemporary historical subjects. His artistic alter ego also takes shape within the canvas works.

    Chris Newman, *1958 London

    Chris Newman is an experimental crossover artist between the fields of music, painting, video, drawing and literature. Since the early 1980s, Newman has composed concerts and music performances for festivals and radio productions, as well as commissioned orchestral works. Since 1989, he has devoted himself to painting.

    Since 1994, he has been creating installations that combine two different media in the form of live installations and installed concerts, which mutually reinforce each other. Recently, he has increasingly presented his paintings in a sculptural and installation-based manner, cutting up the canvases and sewing them together in an offset manner.

    Carsten Nicolai, *1965 Chemnitz

    Carsten Nicolai initially studied landscape architecture in Dresden (1985-1990). Since 1986 he has been showing his work as a visual artist in well-known galleries, municipal art collections, international museums and, for example, at the documenta in Kassel and the Venice Biennale. Since 2015 he has worked as a professor of art with a focus on digital and time-based media at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. As a musician, Nicolai is one of the best-known representatives of contemporary electronic music under his pseudonym Alva Noto. Today he lives in Berlin and Chemnitz. He is part of a generation of artists who work intensively in the transition area between music, art and science. In his work he tries to overcome the separation of human sensory perceptions by making light frequencies and acoustic signals perceptible to the eyes and ears. His works can be found in a large number of international public collections and he is the winner of numerous scholarships and international prizes.

    Jirka Pfahl, *1976 Wurzen

    The artist lives and works in Leipzig, where he studied under Prof. Helmut Mark at the Academy of Visual Arts, among others. On closer inspection, the clearly structured wall objects reveal themselves to be precisely crafted paper folds, which reveal new patterns in their alternation between protruding and receding elements. The mathematical principle underlying the works unfolds a strict beauty. The different working techniques and the transfer of underlying concepts into digital forms show the artist's artistic range and versatility. In every art form, no matter how different, Jirka Pfahl manages to captivate and inspire the viewer.

    Römer + Römer, Nina Römer *1978 Moscow, Torsten Römer *1968 Aachen

    Nina and Torsten Römer have formed the artist duo Römer + Römer since 1998 and both studied under Prof. AR Penck in Düsseldorf. Photographs from their travels together repeatedly find their way into the imagery as sources of inspiration for their pointillist works. Festivals and foreign places are brought to the canvases in meticulous work and a collective painting style, and develop an impressive impact, especially in the large formats. The process of stepping forward and back in front of their works plays a significant role in the viewing process. While the scenes shown reveal themselves as clearly defined moments that seem almost photorealistic when viewed from a distance, the canvases prove to be masterpieces of pointillist painting when viewed up close. Every moment the brush touches the canvas is carefully placed and manifests itself in coexistence with other traces of paint to form a clearly defined form.

    Sandra Schlipkoeter, *1979 Solingen

    Sandra Schlipkoeter bases her work on a physical phenomenon, which she isolates from the space of the invisible and transfers it into a visible context. Interferences are superpositions of waves in optical space that create complex line patterns and are made visible on the computer screen using a digital photo. Wave-like lines seem to manifest themselves on the screen in an indefinable rhythm.

    Miriam Vlaming, *1971 in Düsseldorf

    Miriam Vlaming studied under Prof. Arno Rink at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. She lives and works in Berlin. In her mysterious imagery, she negotiates the direct juxtaposition of people and nature, whereby a constant oscillation between abstraction and figuration sends the viewer on a journey of discovery. Sometimes glazed, sometimes pastose, the artist proves herself to be an accomplished master of color. Using ambiguous metaphors, the artist feels her way into a world full of enigmas, for which both the artist and the recipient must spin their own story. Unanswered questions can be suspected and the familiar and existential are brought into focus.

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