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@ The Space, Hamburg 2023

Tina Oelker

Hamburg

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Conceptual art, Painting, Text • Born in Hamm-Westfalen, Germany • Studied at The Art Students League of New York, SVA NYC, HAW Hamburg

Published  25/06/2019   |   Updated  12/01/2024

Expect fulfillment – fulfill expectation

Tina Oelker largely combines all the usual opposites and uses duality as fuel for her shape and colour compositions. They have this earthy lightness and somehow seem familiar. Each stroke recalls an origin that is far removed from two-dimensional ways of thinking and living. The artist herself is just as immediately present, she is simply there, offering one story after another, so you could be overwhelmed but the content is just too exciting....

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Tina Oelker largely combines all the usual opposites and uses duality as fuel for her shape and colour compositions. They have this earthy lightness and somehow seem familiar. Each stroke recalls an origin that is far removed from two-dimensional ways of thinking and living. The artist herself is just as immediately present, she is simply there, offering one story after another, so you could be overwhelmed but the content is just too exciting. The frequency is high and things are straight to the point. Her lyrical texts and poems speak the same language as her paintings. Tina Oelker is avant-garde in the classical sense. I can hardly understand why the art world hasn't already pounced on her. She explains this to me in a revealing way, and I realize that there is much more at stake. She has done her homework. Tina Oelker can simply paint, and when you look at her artistic development, you understand why.

After just a few sentences, I already realize that the usual questions about her academic CV, galleries and exhibitions do not lead to her painting. Her personal stories are Tina´s teacher. And one thing becomes clear, her hard school began "early enough". It is a question of timelessness, of the will to break away from a linear idea of success in order to create something new. The fact of 1000 Hares, the mastery, the passion to switch from one discipline to the next provides Tina Oelker with an infinite wealth of what she has already created and also of possibilities. The only thing that interests her thematically - because I'm used to asking questions - is the painting itself. But I can hunch it and it reveals itself in her studio. Tina Oelker is right in the middle of it, she creates a complete work from all levels and I am curious to see what the art world will ultimately say about her.

Jean-Luc Cujaux, 2019

Tina Oelker
WOHNMASCHINE N° 1, 2023, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 x 5 cm

WOHNMASCHINE N° 1, 2023, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 x 5 cm

CREME KALKULATOR, 2023, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 x 5 cm

CREME KALKULATOR, 2023, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 x 5 cm

STRUDEL ORANGE, 2021, oil on vanvas, 200 x 200 cm

STRUDEL ORANGE, 2021, oil on vanvas, 200 x 200 cm

SUCH THERAPIE ZENTRUM a.v.B, 2021

SUCH THERAPIE ZENTRUM a.v.B, 2021

DIE WELT IST DAS, WAS IN BEWEGUNG IST, 2022, oil on canvas, 240 x 400 cm

DIE WELT IST DAS, WAS IN BEWEGUNG IST, 2022, oil on canvas, 240 x 400 cm

VERACITY REPORT (NIX FÜR PUSSIES), 2017, oil on canvas, 180 x 250 cm

VERACITY REPORT (NIX FÜR PUSSIES), 2017, oil on canvas, 180 x 250 cm

SUCH THERAPIE ZENTRUM a.v.B., 2021

Search therapy center outside Berlin | Installation and interactive performance concept

The search therapy center is a spatial installation in which the visitor is received, treated and dismissed by performers according to a complex set of rules. The old post office building on the „Postopia“ site in Elmshorn/North Germany was revived for a limited period in Novermber 2021 with the help of several interventions and extensions. Trough visual modification, sound and spatial installation and targeted performance, visitors were integrated into the game. Visitors were thus guaranteed insight into the history and spatial aesthetics of the building, before it was torn down the following year.

SCHÜTZENFEST RELOADED, 2014

Idee, Konzept, Cast, Kostüm, Text: Tina Oelker
Kamera, Schnitt, Sounddesign: Monika Anna Wojtyllo
Sprache: Marie Biermann
Jäger: Simone Brühl, Eva Gabriel-Jürgens,Tina Oelker, Xenia Peeck, Monika Anna Wojtyllo
Sprachaufnahme: Niko Grunert
Musik: Sascha Demand + Hannes Wienert / Aus dem Album „Sirenen & Blüten“
und Benjamin Page / Aus dem Album „Elite Barbarian“
Eine Produktion der Berliner Sonderschule © 2014

@ HAFENTOR7, producer gallery Hamburg, 2012

What is it about your studio space that inspires you?

The old, tactile materials of the studio, the freedom and the time I can live in the middle of the city.

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

The smell of fresh oil color with hints of turpentine and fresh espresso

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

I use oil paints, balsamic turpentine, cotton fabric, linen, several brushes, rags and the use of hand cream has probably increased immensely in the last 20 years.

What themes do you pursue?

I use the theme of hunting in its ambiguity, the natural interplay of male and female, returned to Greek mythology via the hare, and again intend to let painting itself become the subject.

What advice has had the biggest impact on your career?

create yourself

If you could install your art absolutely anywhere, where would that be?

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?

Lass mal den Affen, der geht!

If you weren´t an artist, what would you be doing?

Psychology and farming

What are your favourite places besides your studio?

Wherever I can ride my racing bike


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2022

Pandora´s box / Glaselefant, Maximilianpark, Hamm-Westf.

IKONEN / Galerie O B E N, Cramer Wohnvilla, Hamburg

2021

Pandora´s box / Galerie O B E N, Cramer Wohnvilla, Hamburg

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GROUP

2023

WAVES @ THE SPACE, Hamburg

SHAPED BY TIME @ THE SPACE, Hamburg

SENSE OF BELONGING @ THE SPACE, Hamburg

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PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

2022, 2nd EDITION I ART EMPIRE AWARD, 1st price, virtual exhibition

2010, Design Preis, Noble Project, Hamburg

2008, Art Award AIR, Artist in residence, Gershwin Art Hotel NYC

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HYDRA | Tina Oelker | available artwork

Tina Oelker

HYDRA, 2022

100,0 x 80,0 x 2,0 cm | 39,4 x 31,5 x 0,8 inch

8.200,00 € excl. VAT

KÖNIGSKOBRA | Tina Oelker | available artwork

Tina Oelker

KÖNIGSKOBRA, 2022

100,0 x 80,0 x 2,0 cm | 39,4 x 31,5 x 0,8 inch

8.200,00 € excl. VAT

Tageshase # 0492 | Tina Oelker | available artwork

Tina Oelker

Tageshase # 0492, 2013

60,0 x 40,0 x 5,0 cm | 23,6 x 15,7 x 2,0 inch

4.500,00 € excl. VAT

Tageshase # 0147 | Tina Oelker | available artwork

Tina Oelker

Tageshase # 0147, 2008

60,0 x 40,0 x 5,0 cm | 23,6 x 15,7 x 2,0 inch

4.500,00 € excl. VAT

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