until 22.01. | #3242ARTatBerlin | Galerie Schindler in Potsdam presents from 26 November 2021 the exhibition Shine and Fade with paintings by the Munich-based artist Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow.
Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow is a German Japanese painter who lives and works in Munich, Germany.
Her photorealistic paintings dissolve into pure painterly structures once looked at closely. Light and shadow on different matters and surfaces translate into patterns, which lead to a sharpened sense of vision of the viewer. Her compositions with unusual framing and angles reveal her background as filmmaker as well as her heritage from Japanese woodprints. Her brush- and penwork follow fluid movements similar to Chinese ink painting or calligraphy.
Sometimes she experiments with different materials, such as raw unprimed linen, cloth applications, silk thread stitching and modeling paste in order to make the structure of different depicted surfaces even more tangible. This is supposed to lead to a heightened sense about how we perceive and constitute our world.
Light in itself is intangible and imperceptible until it touches something with volume and mass. If we then take illumination as a state of being, bathing in sunshine or looking at scenes with light streaming through them becomes an allegorical demonstration of inner brightness.
The title „Shine And Fade“ also underlines the unavoidable fact of the transience of all being, which is the emotional backdrop of the artist’s work.
Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow has a diploma of Munich Film Academy and a master’s degree in Japanology, history of art and philosophy. She received training in Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese ink painting and traditional Japanese painting technique (nihonga with Aguri Uchida).
Vernissage: Thursday, 25th November 2021, from 6:00 pm
Exhibition period: Friday, 26th November 2021 to Saturday, 22nd January 2021To the Gallery
Image caption: Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow, Karaoke-Kan, 2021, 50 x 50 cm, Acrylic and pigment on canvas
Exhibition Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow – Galerie Schindler | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Potsdam Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin