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FREITAG 7. JUNI 2024 16-18 Uhr Der Künstler ist anwesend

SAMSTAG 8. JUNI 2024 16-18 Uhr Der Künstler ist anwesend (zusätzlicher Tag)

SONNTAG 9. JUNI 2024 16-18 Uhr Der Künstler ist anwesend (zusätzlicher Tag incl. Finissage)


TEMPEST - Claus Brunsmann’s diverse paintings

Dauer der Ausstellung: verlängert bis 9. Juni 2024

Claus Brunsmann "Tempest" (after Giorgione), 170 x 160 cm, Öl on canvas, 2020-2022

                                 Claus Brunsmann's diverse paintings
                                 10. Mai bis 9. Juni 2024

K-Salon, Bergmannstrasse 54, D-10961 Berlin


K-Salon opens the exhibition TEMPEST with paintings by the Berlin artist Claus Brunsmann. At the center of the exhibition is Brunsmann's cover version of the Giorgione painting “The Thunderstorm” (La Tempesta). Giorgione's famous yet mysterious painting is considered the first work of the European painting-tradition, in which the landscape is the center of the composition. The human figures moved to the edge of the composition. This moment represents an opening in cultural history towards a new horizon of thought: people step out of the center and opening up to the periphery, though creating a completely new perspective on the environment and the associated conditions of human existence. Brunsmann complements this central motif of his exhibition “Tempest” with corresponding paintings from various work- cycles to illustrate his artistic practice.

The idea of an open horizon gives rise to lyrical abstraction, oriented towards the history of oil-painting, that allows individual moments of the production conditions to shine through in gestural traces, which stand out as a reminder of the landscape of introspection. In another work from Brunsmann's series of “Idols, Undead and Revenants” we see a single person walking a barren landscape like in a movie. The painterly application of color connects the chosen narrative with a dissolution of everything objective through the artist's application of paint. The result is a floating of meaning, a flickering of mobility that manifests the rite of applying paint as a historical moment. Counteracting in an ironic way, the artist questions with “psychological thistles” from his 'bad painting', A.R. series, which is oriented towards science fiction and paranoia-criticism, questioning the contemporaneity of artistic production. The arrangement of the selected images creates its own horizon of significance, which represents Brunsmann's work in its complexity as a unity.The artist is present.

Claus Brunsmann studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Markus Lüpertz and Gotthardt Graubner and is a master student of the Italian 'Arte Povera' artist Jannis Kounellis. Brunsmann has been exhibiting since the mid-1990s. Exhibition participations included the first 'Salon Contemporary' (Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg 2011, catalogue) and 'The Bertollini Collection' at the Museo del Novecento (Milan 2015, catalogue). His artist book 'CLAUS BRUNSMANN - Distorted Memories of Nature' was published by Kerber-Publishers, Berlin in 2012. Claus Brunsmann was a participant in the 'OMI International Arts Residency' in New York, USA and the exhibition 'RECIPROCAL FABRICATION' in Jinan, China, in 2013.

His paintings are part of national and international private collections.


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Nocturne, 2020/24
50x40cm, polymer on canvas (framed)

Claus Brunsmann's diverse paintings
@ K-Salon
Bergmannstraße 54
10961 Berlin

10. Mai bis 09. Juni 2024

„..das Bild „Das Gewitter“, wo ich noch nicht mal genau weiss, ob ich das irgendwie umdichten möchte. Umdichten im Sinne von Katarakt Schrägstrich Gewitter. Oder Giorgione erwähnen? Im Mittelpunkt dieser Arbeit steht hier allerdings nicht der Mensch, der Ideenmensch, der Stifter, der Heilige, die Künstlerin, der Maler (you name it), sondern zum ersten Mal in der Mittelnordeuropäischen Kunstgeschichtsschreibung die Landschaft. Die Landschaft. Das ist das Loch in der Mitte.“

*Claus Brunsmann im Dialog