New Viewings #16

Curated by Bettina Steinbrügge

New Viewings \ Verena Schöttmer

Lydia Balke

Lydia Balke is a painter who combines traditional craftsmanship with an almost surrealistic approach to create a contemporary visual language and topicality, commenting on her surroundings with biting irony. Her world is brutal, monstrous and vicious.

Comforting things are simply not envisaged here. In her mocking manner, she presents the crassly realistic visual language of the gothic subculture: dead foxes, potato bags, murderers, small girls with sadistic grins and Christmas caps. Genitals are draped with spaghetti, while a hammer and sickle are smashed against each other over the head of a girl in a camisole.

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Works Lydia Balke

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Lydia Balke

Le Corps Sans Organes (2016)
Oil on canvas
160 x 110 cm
6.500 EUR incl. VAT
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Lydia Balke

The Misconception of One Morning (to Be a Fucking Frozen Life) (2017)
Oil on canvas
160 x 110 cm
6.500 EUR incl. VAT
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Lydia Balke

X (2018)
Oil on canvas
160 x 110 cm
6.500 EUR incl. VAT
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Lydia Balke

But What If We Need One Second of Sleep? (2018)
Oil on canvas
2 parts, each 110 x 160 cm
9.000 EUR incl. VAT
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Anna Lena Grau

In her mainly sculptural works, Anna Lena Grau explores the sociological and social significance of empty spaces. Through emptying, hollowing out and reproducing, objects as well as bodies become commodities and lose their specific life of their own.

How does our contemporary relationship between body and space manifest itself actually? In order to give form to these ideas, she refers to model-like figures of thought from the natural and life sciences, such as the „Kleinsche Flasche“, in which interior and exterior surfaces merge seamlessly into one another, or the archaeological imprint, through which traces of long past times are brought to light. Hanne Loreck describes this as follows: „Intellectually and aesthetically attracted by diagrams and study objects, the artist transforms her confrontations into installations. In doing so, she proceeds empirically, from material experiments to filmic research of individual medusas in the Baltic Sea.

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Works Anna Lena Grau

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Anna Lena Grau

Gipsskizzen 2 (2019)
Photoprint on plaster relief
29 x 23 cm
1.200 EUR incl. VAT
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Anna Lena Grau

Gipsskizzen 4 (2019)
Photoprint on plaster relief
23 x 29 cm
1.200 EUR incl. VAT
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Anna Lena Grau

LEITERKASTEN (2020)
Plaster, ladder
80 x 40 x 25 cm
4.800 EUR incl. VAT
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Anna Lena Grau

TRÄNKE (2020)
Plaster, epoxy resin, pigeon repellent, water
30 x 39 x 40 cm
3.100 EUR incl. VAT
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Nina Kuttler

Nina Kuttler’s multidisciplinary practice evolves around questions of approaching the anthropocene and a sense of connection between species, time, oneself and others.

In her work, cultural knowledge and mythologies are intertwined with forms of scientific research to ultimately construct a narrative of their own. Rhythmic speech and an observing camera are tools to investigate and comment on the conditions of the environment, in which we live.

Nina Kuttler has developed a radio play for the virtual spaces of Galerie Barbara Thumm. In the piece, the story of electricity is told in fragments with a fascination for creatures such as the electric eel, which were long considered mythical creatures in Europe. The import of these animals from the colonial areas and their further exploration was followed by the development of the commercial use of electricity.

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Works Nina Kuttler

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Nina Kuttler

Organe Electrique Artificiel 2 (2019)
Neontube on metall board
70 x 40 cm
Unique
3.000 EUR incl. VAT
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Nina Kuttler

Organe Electrique Artificiel 1 (2019)
Neontube on metall board
100 x 45 cm
Unique
3.400 EUR incl. VAT
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Nina Kuttler

Filled with Light (2) (2019)
Digital c-print
40 x 30 cm
Ed. of 3
750 EUR incl. VAT
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Nina Kuttler

Filled with Light (1) (2019)
Digital c-print
40 x 30 cm
Ed. of 3
750 EUR incl. VAT
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Verena Schöttmer

Verena Schöttmer, *1981 in Meppen, Germany
lives and works in Hamburg, Germany

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Verena Schöttmer is focused on installations, paintings and sculpture. In her work she brings together traditional craftsmanship and popular culture, weaving in social codes and quotes.

Schöttmer mostly works with fabric: fabric as tissue, as a flexible haptic substance or in a stronger architectural vein, as a tapestry or a curtain. In her series „Ghostwritings“ (2017- ongoing), she paints with chlorine bleach on denim. This process of decoloration combines a typical subject of art, a mimetic representation of a flower bouquet with a fashionable phenomenon: the „acid washed jeans“ that was common in the 80s punk scene and stood for nonconformism and subversion. In her work she wants to overcome fixed ascriptions, test borders, and design cross-medial spaces.

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ New Viewings #16 \ Verena Schöttmer
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ New Viewings #16 \ Verena Schöttmer
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ New Viewings #16 \ Verena Schöttmer

Works Verena Schöttmer

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ New Viewings #16 \ Verena Schöttmer

Verena Schöttmer

For A.G. (2017)
From the series: Ghostwritings, flowers for exlovers
Chlorine bleach on denim
140 x 170 cm
7.200 EUR incl. VAT
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Verena Schöttmer

E.P. (Eusapia Palladino) (2018)
Chlorine bleach on denim jacket
Dimensions variable
1.500 EUR incl. VAT
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Verena Schöttmer

For M.S. (Mary Shelley) (2018)
Chlorine bleach on denim
140 x 170 cm
7.200 EUR incl. VAT
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Verena Schöttmer

For R.E. (2017)
From the series: Ghostwritings, flowers for exlovers
Chlorine bleach on denim
140 x 170 cm
7.200 EUR incl. VAT
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