until 20.04. | #3799ARTatBerlin | Galerie feinart berlin shows from 9th March 2023 the exhibition Fortsetzung einer Wiese by the artist Thomas Kleemann, paintings of illusionistic power, enigmatic and beyond the border between abstraction and realism.
The illusionistic power inherent in the works of Thomas Kleemann allows spaces made up of architectural and landscape elements to emerge before the eyes of the beholder. Formulated in a polyperspective and three-dimensional manner, often built up with silicon carbide and pasty binder paint, they almost appear walkable and touchable: tunnels, stairs, ruins, walls, in between colored areas of light yellow, cobalt blue or red-orange, then a shore, a cliff.
Thomas Kleemann, Kaskade, 2005, 180 x 140 cm © Thomas Kleemann
The meaning of these things, or: witnesses of the visible world, remains enigmatic and feeds our imagination. This makes Kleemann’s pictorial worlds autonomous and inexhaustible. Resisting the separation of abstraction and realism, the artist follows the approach of thinking everything in terms of painting, that is, developing pictorial spaces out of the inherent logic of form and color. For the viewer, both self-sufficient space and time are opened up into which he can enter. — What is behind the surface of reality? Nothing maybe. Maybe everything.
Thomas Kleemann, Von hier aus, 2021, 90 x 90 cm © Thomas Kleemann
Thomas Kleemann, born in Geesthacht in 1954, completed his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts as a master student under Johannes Geccelli. In 1983 he received a scholarship from the German Academy in Rome Villa Massimo, Casa Baldi, and from 1986 to 1988 the Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft. He has been a freelance artist since 1985 and lives and works in Berlin and Melz/ Müritz.
Invitation card of Galerie feinart berlin © feinartberlin
Thomas Kleemann has numerous exhibitions in well-known art associations, galleries and museums in Berlin, Hamburg, Potsdam, Düsseldorf, Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Dresden, Kiel, Munich, among others, e.g. solo exhibitions in the Ostholstein Museum Eutin, Kulturforum Villa Oppenheim Berlin or Rosenhang Museum Weilburg. His works can be found in public and private collections in over 20 countries, including the Berlinische Galerie, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Daimler Art Collection Berlin, the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Culture and the Bürgergalerie in Kiel.
Vernissage: Thursday, 9 March 2023, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7:00 pm Official introduction
Exhibition dates: Thursday, 9 March to Thursday, 20 April 2023
Exhibition tour: Saturday, 1. April 2023, 5:00 Uhr, Exhibition tour in conversation with the artist Thomas Kleemann
Finissage: Thursday, 20. April 2023, 5:00 bis 9:00 pmTo the Gallery
Image caption title: Thomas Kleemann, Nest II, 2016, 90 x 110 cm © Thomas Kleemann
Exhibition Thomas Kleemann – Galerie feinart berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin – Contemporary Art – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin