until 14.08. | #3084ARTatBerlin | Galerie ART CRU Berlin shows from 9th July 2021 the first solo exhibition of the artist Anneliese Grisard (*1935), who worked for many years, unnoticed by the general public, in the Open Studio of the Karl Bonhoeffer Mental Hospital.
The works were created in the 2000s using famous models from art history. In many years of practice, Grisard developed an expressive style of her own, with which she succeeded in turning each new interpretation into a work of art in its own right. The intensive study led to an active artistic process of looking through and seeing, to the realisation of the essence of Klimt, Matisse, Mondigliani and Co. Precisely, she combines brightly coloured and contrasting colour surfaces in her compositions. Her world of motifs, which includes autonomous works as well as the aforementioned models, consists of a selection of still lifes and depictions of nature, but above all of a broad spectrum of different female figures: Art historical motifs from Art Nouveau or Classical Modernism, such as well-decorated women with hats and fans, headscarves or colourful dresses, a series of strangely enraptured dolls, which she has placed in front of monochrome pictorial backgrounds and which are reminiscent of fashion drawings in their elegance, to Christian motifs, such as an expressive depiction of the Virgin Mary based on a peasant painting.
Anneliese Grisard fled with her sister from a children’s home in East Prussia to Thuringia. Later, her father brought her to Berlin and they lived in Steglitz. After studying sport and painting at the Pädagogische Hochschule, she went to the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Pädagogische Abteilung and then to the KBoN. Her studies remained unfinished. In 1998 she was one of the first artists to join the Open Studio, which had just been founded by Alexandra von Gersdorff-Bultmann and is now run by Claudia Helfer. Her art has been presented in numerous group exhibitions.
O.T. (nach Mondigliani), 2000, Acryl, 59 x 42 cm || O.T. (nach Matisse), 2000, Acryl, 61 x 43 cm
Vernissage: Thursday, 8 July 2021, 6:00 p.m., a negative test result or proof of vaccination is required for participation, current hygiene rules apply.
Greeting: Marion Locher (Managing Director Träger gGmbH), Alexandra von Gersdorff-Bultmann (Director Gallery ART CRU Berlin) will speak about the exhibition.
Exhibition dates: Friday, 9 July to Saturday, 14 August 2021
Current opening hours: Tue + Thu 12:00 – 18:00, Wed. 14:00 – 18:00, visits by appointment (where permitted) and under applicable hygiene rules, exhibition online on www.art-cru.deTo the Gallery
Bildunterschrift Titel: O.T., 2002, Acryl, 50 x 70 cm
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