until 26.05. | #1223ARTatBerlin | Benhadj + Djilali Galerie shows from 21th April 2017 an exhibition with paintings and drawings by the artist Katharina Grossmann-Hensel.
Behind many smiles lies a catastrophe. Fortunately it’s the other way around for Katharina Grossman-Hensel. The small dramas of everyday life enter into her pictures and come back looking bright and cheerful. In colour, surface, a bit of text, and especially: as painting.
The transitions are fluid, also in concrete terms: Katharina Grossman-Hensel is an illustrator, painter, and author, and all three disciplines are interwoven and benefit from each other. She writes; she illustrates her own books and those by other authors; she applies her unusual perspective to her painting together with laconic sentences, text fragments and an underlying sense of humour. Can we smile in front of paintings? The disarmed answer is yes.
Katharina Grossmann-Henses works as an illustrator, painter and author. Her books have been translated into twelve languages; she has received numerous German and international awards including the Global Illustration Excellence Award at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair; and she represented Germany at the Biennale of Illustration in Bratislava. Her works have been exhibited at the Long Night of Illustration (Berlin), in the Factory of Art (Hamburg), the Academy of Illustration and Design (Berlin), and Illustration and Art (Gallery of Wels, Austria).
Vernissage: Friday, 21th April 2017, 6 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 21th April to Friday, 26th May 2017Zu Benhadj + Djilali
Image caption: via Benhadj + Djilali Galerie, Katharina Grossmann-Hensel
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