until 07.10. | #3161ARTatBerlin | Galerie feinart berlin shows from 9th September 2021 the exhibition “Ungeschehene Orte” by the artist Thomas Kleemann. In his paintings, Thomas Kleemann creates illusionistic spaces from fragments of architecture and nature. Mostly free of people, they seem to be inhabited by human mind, mysterious and painted in a way that seems to make time itself visible.
Anyone who knows the illusionistic spaces with fragments of architecture and nature by Thomas Kleemann (*1954) knows that these are by no means ideas of landscapes, and yet these scenes have such an intense, three-dimensional effect that one would like to let one’s gaze wander indefinitely. Coming from abstraction as a master student of Johannes Geccelli (UdK 1981), he has been condensing his color structures and reliefs made of silicon carbide on canvas since the 1990s in such a way that recognizable objects and, with them, familiar worlds appear. But there is no reality here. What the artist shows us in „Ungeschehene Orte“ (Engl. approx. Un-happened places) is beyond. It seems as if other realities were created here, deep and mysterious.
The architecture and the landscape references in his paintings, on the other hand, are downright archetypal: bridges, houses, stairs, banks, mountains, the sea. Assembled in enigmatic color and light spaces, they expand the subjective image experience into the area of collective image memory. In this way, Thomas Kleemann’s works open a door back into the imaginary spaces of a far-reaching cultural history. It may therefore appear as if the paintings reveal not so much space as time. Although most of them do not show people, they are not deserted. On the contrary, everything seems to be inhabited by the human mind, indeed intended for it to be roamed.
Thomas Kleemann, scholarship holder of the Deutsche Akademie Rome Villa Massimo, Casa Baldi, and Karl Hofer scholarship holder, has been working as a freelance artist since 1985 and lives and works in Berlin and Melz/Müritz. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in well-known art associations, galleries and museums, among others in Berlin, Hamburg, Potsdam, Düsseldorf, Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Dresden, Kiel, Munich, such as solo exhibitions in the Ostholstein Museum (Eutin), Kulturforum Villa Oppenheim ( Berlin) or the Rosenhang Museum (Weilburg) as well as presentations at art fairs, including Nord Art, Art Fair Düsseldorf, ART Innsbruck, art Karlsruhe and the POSITIONS BERLIN ART FAIR.
Vernissage: Thu, Fri, Sat, 9/10/11 September 2021 each 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Thursday, 9 September to Thursday, 7 October 2021To the Gallery
Image caption: Thomas Kleemann, Draußen am Bildrand II, 2016, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 190 x 150 cm, © Thomas Kleemann
Exhibition Thomas Kleemann – Galerie feinart berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin – Contemporary Art – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin