Curator`s Choice shows a selection of six artists that Florian Schmid assembled. As the exhibition title already implies, this is a personal selection by the curator, in which the individual artistic positions do not necessarily have a connection in terms of content. However, there are points of convergence between the artistic positions. Thus, the selection will exclusively feature non-representational works, even if the contents are quite different in each case.
Katrin Bremermann, born 1965 in Bremen, lives and works in Paris and Berlin. The artist has become known to a broad public through her fragile drawings with varnish on waxed paper. However, she also works on other image materials. She crafts her own canvas frames, for example, giving them an object-like dimension due to their depth and shape, which is rarely rectangular. Bremermann combines various painting and printing techniques in her work. Printing plates are created from all kinds of found objects and always brought into a reduced, concentrated form. As she says herself, she tries to leave out as much as possible in order to show only the essentials in the end.
Terry Haggerty, born in London in 1970, lives in Italy and the USA.
His drawings, paintings and wall works always appear three-dimensional, although they move exclusively on the surface. Lines, stripes and surfaces form the painterly framework with which Haggerty creates spatial illusion. The surfaces of the paintings, which deny any painterly gesture and are treated with countless layers of varnish, seem industrially manufactured in their perfection. They refer to approaches of Minimal Art, which the artist, however, combines with the principles of Op Art.
Caroline Kryzecki, born in Wickede/Ruhr in 1979, lives and works in Berlin.
Although the artist bases her gouaches on a clearly defined and meticulously planned pictorial frame construction, they appear very lively and painterly. Kryzecki develops her compositional programs in advance along a grid that is silkscreened onto the paper. She then concentrates on executing the planned painterly program within this grid and creates interwoven pictorial structures that are striking for their great painterly depth.
Gerold Miller, born in 1961 in Altshausen, lives in Berlin and Italy. His artistic work shows how the path to non-objective art inevitably leads back to reality. His works arise from an irreducible use of form and color and dispense with any possible content. The works lead directly into the intermediate realm of image and space and sensitively sound out the fine point of intersection where surface turns into space and abstraction becomes figuration. In his DNA Gerold Miller always remains a sculptor. Even if he predominantly makes wall objects.
Klaus-Martin Treder, born 1961 in Biberach, lives and works in Berlin Since the beginning of his artistic work, Treder has pursued the question of the staging of form in painting and, consequently, the staging of painting itself. Treder is a strategist. He challenges and amazes by leading the viewer step by step to the limits of tasteful conventions. His paintings are planned down to the smallest detail. The gesture is controlled, and even a pouring of color seems randomly placed only at a cursory glance. For in fact Treder applies prefabricated paintings to the canvas and equates them with objects from his everyday life, which he also applies to the picture surface.
herman de vries, born 1931 in Alkmaar (NL), lives and works in Knetzgau/Eschenau. Based on the idea of the ZERO movement, which de vries significantly influenced in the Netherlands as a member of the artist group Nul, he began in the mid-1970s to work increasingly with nature to make this "natural reality" conscious. As a trained botanist, he always combines scientific with artistic methods and trusts in the form-giving as well as at the same time objectifying power of chance already inherent in nature. The artist's oeuvre, with its diverse groups of works, can certainly be described as universal. Here, art and life coincide to a special degree. In the exhibition in Tettnang, works from his series of earth rubbings will be on display.