Vorankündigung, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 120 x 100 cm
Vorankündigung

Scala, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 170 x 240 cm
Scala

Prisma, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 20 x 15 cm
Prisma

Imaginary bird, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 20 x 15 cm
Imaginary bird

kleine Kartierung, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
kleine Kartierung

Die andere Seite, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 170 x 140 cm
Die andere Seite

do not touch, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 20 x 15 cm
do not touch

Gegenläufig, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 25 x 25 cm
Gegenläufig

Astronaut, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 20 x 15 cm
Astronaut

Bleiche, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
Bleiche

erste Erinnerung, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
erste Erinnerung

Luci, 2015

  • oil on wood
  • 20 x 15 cm
Luci

Zelt, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 20 x 15 cm
Zelt

Hangover, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
Hangover

Arena, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
Arena

XXX, 2014

  • oil on wood
  • 20 x 15 cm
XXX

Vorführung, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
Vorführung

Soft, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
Soft

Rudel, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
Rudel

Glut, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 30 × 25 cm
Glut

Tente, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 20 x 15 cm
Tente

Gelb Sitzen, 2017

  • oil on wood
  • 30 x 25 cm
Gelb Sitzen

Chimäre, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 25 × 25 cm
Chimäre

Merdewelt, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 30 × 25 cm
Merdewelt

Unser aller einsamkeiten, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 250 × 340 cm
Unser aller einsamkeiten

Relikt, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 170 × 240 cm
Relikt

Find out loud II, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 80 × 60 cm
Find out loud II

Find out loud I, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 80 × 70 cm
Find out loud I

Analogie, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 × 40 cm
Analogie

Alter Glanz, 2016

  • oil on wood
  • 20 × 15 cm
Alter Glanz

Anna Bittersohl

The structure of human perception and memory and their resulting effects play a fundamental role within my works. The order of events, moments and existences, their individual and social/ collective retention and conservation and the effects tied to their momentary truth and a possible future have become a key theme for me over the course of the last couple of years. The wish for reliability and the belief in scientific facts and durability are greedy ones. But what exactly does truth mean and how is it created? We preserve facts whenever we witness an event, be it alone or in a social group. We constantly try to prevent loss and to extend and optimize our archives. But what happens, if we look, let´s say at a simple vase, in retrospect. A vase that we have seen just some short moment ago and we want to convey its essence to others. We even took some photos and notes of aforesaid vase. We are able to generally describe it and highlight its essential characteristics, of course. But already a selective process has started at that very moment. What size was it exactly? Which details were important? The vase may still live up to its description, but since the focus was on the vase you may wonder in what surrounding it was standing or which other thoughts crossed your mind during your examination. Inevitably an inexorable process of transformation is starting. In this very moment it will become impossible for us to perceive the very same vase in the very same way as the person from back then. The truth of the moment lies in the past now. Irretrievable. I am fascinated by following this thought within my works. To understand my painting as an open memory of sorts. To let the colour adapt to the way the brain works. Therefor layers and erasures are influencing the process fundamentally. The basic approach to the implementation often surrenders to the essential thought. Not every archive works the same way. These themes refer to my personal archive of images as well as directly to the process of painting itself. In the end the picture is to decide about the truth of its own moment.

Curriculum Vitae

* 1982 in Dachau, Germany 2003-2009 studies of art | painting class of Ralph Fleck | Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Germany 2008 „Meisterschueler“ with Ralph Fleck

lives and works in Leipzig, Germany

Solo exhibitions (selection):

2015
„Spaces in Between“ | Brennecke Fine Art | Berlin, Germany
„Stillleben“ | Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst | Baden-Baden, Germany

2014
„Cast away in pink future“ | Galerie Alex Schlesinger | Zurich, Switzerland
„Save me from drowning“ | ART re.FLEX Gallery | St.Petersburg, Russia

2013
„Anna Bittersohl – Die Schlacht um Giverny“ | Galerie ABTART | Stuttgart, Germany

2012
„Ich bin der Wanderer, das ist mein Nebelmeer“ | Galerie Ahlers | Goettingen, Germany

2011
„Anna Bittersohl – Schilderijen“ | Galerie Josine Bokhoven | Amsterdam, Netherlands
„Ohne mich ist es nicht weniger einsam“ | Kunstverein Kirchzarten, Germany

2010
„Anna Bittersohl – Arbeiten 2008-2010“ | Galerie Alex Schlesinger | Zurich, Switzerland

Group exhibitions (selection):

2016
„hiding landscape“ | Brennecke Fine Art | Berlin, Germany
„Querbeet druchs Gruen“ | Galerie ABTART | Stuttgart, Germany
„Legenden“ | Kunstverein Hof, Germany

2015
„Don´t look back!“ | Brennecke Fine Art | Berlin, Germany
„Gute Kunst? Wollen!“ | SØR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/ Berlin Auf AEG | Nuremberg, Germany
„Meisterschueler“ | Morat-Institut fuer Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft | Freiburg, Germany
„11 Kuenstler 1 Format“ | Galerie Ahlers | Goettingen, Germany

2014
„Arte Laguna Prize – FINALISTS EXHIBITION“ | Nappe Arsenale | Venice, Italy
„Explorer“ | Brennecke Fine Art | Berlin, Germany
„Der klare Blick“ | Galerie Ahlers | Goettingen, Germany
„Meisterschueler“ | Purdy Hicks Gallery | London, UK

2013
„Der Blick zurueck nach vorn | 10 Jahre ABTART“ | Galerie ABTART | Stuttgart, Germany
„10 Jahre | 2003-2013“ | Galerie Alex Schlesinger | Zurich, Switzerland
„SO NAH, SO FERN“ | Halle 18 | Auf AEG | Nuremberg, Germany

2012
„Parcours II“ | Halle 20 | Auf AEG | Nuremberg, Germany

2011
„Von Waeldern und Baeumen“ | Galerie Alex Schlesinger | Zurich, Switzerland
„Raeume – Tobias Buckel | Anna Bittersohl“ | Galerie Bernsteinzimmer | Nuernberg, Germany

2010
„Grosse Klasse“ | Galerie Erhard Witzel | Wiesbaden, Germany

2009
„Ralph Fleck en zijn studenten“ | Galerie Josine Bokhoven | Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008
„Schau“ | Kunstverein Erlangen, Germany

Grants / Awards

2006
Young Bavarian art | LfA Foerderbank Bayern

2009
Special prize for young artists 2009 | Galerie Lutz, Nuremberg

2012
Award for young artists | Anton & Petra Ehrmann-Stiftung

2013
Shortlisted for 100 painters of tomorrow

2013/14
Studio promotion by the State of Bavaria

2014
Special prize artist in gallery „ART re.FLEX Gallery, St.Petersburg“ | Arte Laguna Prize, Venice

2015/16
Studio promotion by the State of Bavaria

2016
Shortlisted for bloom award 2016

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