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Christiane Bergelt

Christiane Bergelt

Chorin/ Germany

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Painting • Born in Marienberg • Studied at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London/ AdBK Nürnberg
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These are paintings as accumulation and remnant of all someone’s activities. Motionless at first, but swift like sunbathing lizards, figures emerge.
Working with paper as ground, colour, bodies and pictorial space ignite my practice as a painter. Events, words and ideas interfere before submitting and we find out when and why it is a painting. Read more


These are paintings as accumulation and remnant of all someone’s activities. Motionless at first, but swift like sunbathing lizards, figures emerge.
Working with paper as ground, colour, bodies and pictorial space ignite my practice as a painter. Events, words and ideas interfere before submitting and we find out when and why it is a painting.
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Bilder sind mir Überbleibsel vom Tun und vom Lassen.
Das Malen entzündet sich an Farbräumen, Körpern und dem, was Papier als Grund und Träger ausmacht.
Ideen sind Störfelder um - zum Format hingebeugt, am Boden hockend - herauszufinden wann und warum etwas ein Bild ist.
Wie die notizhaften Bilder aus der seit zwei Jahren entstehenden Gruppe fsi.
Die ersten in Eile gesetzten Farben und Flächen, hingekratzten Worte und Laute berühren kaum den Grund.
Später verbinden sich dichte Farbblöcke mit dem Bildträger,
werden bevölkert von Figuren, starr und flink wie sonnenbadende Eidechsen.

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Doula I +II and the soft animal of your body, Installation view MARK, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg/ Havel

Doula I +II and the soft animal of your body, Installation view MARK, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg/ Havel

fsi, ted ed, 2017, mixed media on paper, 25,2 x 23 cm

fsi, ted ed, 2017, mixed media on paper, 25,2 x 23 cm

fsi: ted ed, parisian veil, yellow blinds that never, slick boulders, Installation view MARK, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg/ Havel

fsi: ted ed, parisian veil, yellow blinds that never, slick boulders, Installation view MARK, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg/ Havel

fsi, coelin bath, 2016, mixed media on paper, 29,5 x 18 cm

fsi, coelin bath, 2016, mixed media on paper, 29,5 x 18 cm

Installation view ULTRA MEER, Galerie Borssenanger, Chemnitz, 27.01.-24.02.2017

Installation view ULTRA MEER, Galerie Borssenanger, Chemnitz, 27.01.-24.02.2017

tunnel vision, oil on paper and linen, 40 x 35 cm

tunnel vision, oil on paper and linen, 40 x 35 cm

triangolo rosa, 2014, oil on paper and linen, 40 x 55 cm

triangolo rosa, 2014, oil on paper and linen, 40 x 55 cm

What is it about your studio space that inspires you?

Solitude and spatial limitations. It's a condensed space I'm working in and it allows to focus on small formats. At night it turns into a lit up glass box. During warmer months it becomes a transitional space inhabited by insects and dust.

What sounds, scents and sights do you encounter while in your studio?

Recently I moved into a new studio space. An incredibly clear space. The previous studio was a paned verandah surrounded by the woods. I enjoy its noise and silence as well as disturbing it when I'm listening to music. The glasspanels are several decades old. They keep me attentive, as their irregularities and my motion create movement in the surroundings where there is none. I do love the scent of oil colours and the mediums used to dilute them.

What is your favourite material to work with? How has your use of it evolved throughout your practice?

Oilpaint, paper and detours. Its odour. It's the most sensual to me. Besides its body, scent and consistencies it goes along with the trial and error work approach. Surprise me - yes! The speed of painting compared to the amount of time considering and reevaluating the decisions that have been made.

What themes do you pursue?

Work evolves in the spheres of experience, memory, bodies, language and the utter joy of exploring colour and shape. At its peak not knowing and lurking surprises take over.

What advice has had the biggest impact on your career?

Bei sich bleiben. I utterly cherish chats with friends and how unknown thoughts loom there about painting.

What are your favourite places besides your studio?

I love a good kitchen, preferably with a couple of mates eating, chatting for hours.


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2018

Lücke im Wald, Kloster Chorin

2017

ultra meer, Galerie Borssenanger, Chemnitz

2015

there there, Galerie Sturm, Nürnberg

GROUP

2018

MARK, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg/ Havel

As I took her arm she stared through my face at the dark branches of the trees over my head...., curated by Michael Lawton, Yellow, Varese, Italy

2016

DER BRANDENBURG-ATLAS, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam

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PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

Schloss Wiepersdorf, Land Brandenburg

DAAD Grant Iceland

2017 Nachwuchsförderpreis Bildende Kunst, Land Brandenburg

EDUCATION (detailed)

2003-2009 Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg

2006 Accademia di Belle Arti di Sassari

2009-2010 Chelsea College of Arts and Design, London


For more information and inquiries about this artist, please contact Artitious by emailing to artist@artitious.com

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