bis 02.01. | #2911ARTatBerlin| Galerie Inga Kondeyne – Raum für Zeichnung shows from 14th November 2020 at the backstage of the gallery works by the artist Astrid Köppe as a follow-up to the August exhibition “Spontaneous Paradise”.
Gallery owner Inga Kondeyne invites you on a voyage of discovery into the almost endless encyclopaedia of enchanting fantasy organisms of Astrid Köppe.
The wondrous Din A 4 drawings by Astrid Köppe look like pages from expedition diaries, flipped open, taken apart and soon spread out on the walls of the gallery in a game of puzzle. And they are, as we know, the product of the artist’s imagination. Naturally grown forms, reduced to their origins, are rhythmically reoccupied with narrow and broad strokes, with large and small dots, which are chosen to be slightly flowing or strong. With the keyboard of drawing – together with striking, mostly strong colour settings – she brings forth surprising new existences, one follows the other; over the years endless in their individual appearances on the said sheets. One becomes an observer of an artistic amoeba world of almost inexhaustible shapes, whose irritating, sometimes bizarre otherness often enough seems to be underlaid with a wink of the eye, thus inviting one to a voyage of discovery of a special kind.
Astrid Köppe, lives in Berlin since 2001; 1992-99 University of Fine Arts Braunschweig, diploma + master student; 1974 born in Köthen / Anhalt; solo exhibitions (selection): 2020 konfabulasi, Gallery Sekiryu, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo,JP; Gallery Inga Kondeyne, Berlin; 2019 untitled (untitled) (with Lukas Troberg), LAGE EGAL, Berlin; pretty shiny stuff, Gallery Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg; konfabulasi, LostGens Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, MY; 2016 Fusiform, Gallery Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg; Astrid Köppe – New Work, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, USA; 2013 Pareidolia, galerie weisser elefant, Berlin; 2012 Bakemono, fruehsorge contemporary drawings, Berlin; 2011 100 Drawings, Young Eun Museum for Contemporary Art, Gwangju-si, KR; 2010 Weiße Ware, Kunstverein Heppenheim; it’s a flat world, fruehsorge contemporary drawings, Berlin; 2009 brandneu, galerie weisser elefant, Berlin (K) Exhibitions (selection) 2017 Paradigmes indécis, Goethe Institut Paris, FR; 2016 Drawing Rooms, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (K); 2013 Maybe I look too deep into things, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck; 2012 Berlin. Status (1), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (K); 2009 junger westen 2009, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (K); 2008 In 7 fields. Scholarship holders of the Academy of Arts 2007, Academy of Arts, Berlin; Public Collections: Kupferstichkabinett Berlin; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Kunsthalle Hamburg, Kupferstichkabinett.
The exhibition takes place in cooperation with the Wichtendahl Gallery, which presents ”avis-à-vis”, ESTHER GLÜCK I ANNETTE MEINCKE-NAGY in the front area of the gallery.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 14th November 2020 to Saturday, 2. January 2020To the Gallery
Exhibition Astrid Köppe – Galerie Inga Kondeyne | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin
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