Vita

 

Claus Brunsmann

*Ahaus, NRW, Deutschland
1989-96, Studium der Freien Kunst (Malerei) an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf bei Prof. Markus Lüpertz und Prof. Gotthard Graubner, 1996 Meisterschüler bei Prof. Jannis Kounellis. Lebt und arbeitet in Berlin

*Ahaus, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1989-96, studied painting at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts with Prof. Markus Lüpertz, Prof. Gotthard Graubner and Prof. Jannis Kounellis, MA.
Lives and works in Berlin

 

News

2017

opening of the exibition 50 ARTISTS AT 50 WEST, NEW YORK CITY, November 15th 2017, 6-8PM

Claus Brunsmann, Ohne Titel, 2014, 160 x 150 cm, Öl auf Leinwand @ 50West, New York City

 


 

 

Finissage: 25. August, 6 pm, with Jesus Pastor, Shingo Yoshida, Claus Brunsmann. Lecture by Naomi Schenck

the landscape inside us

Opening: 21.July 2017 I 6 pm
Artists: Claus Brunsmann, Mariana Hahn, Thorsten Heinze, Miru Kim, Kate McMillan,
Jesus Pastor, Shingo Yoshida
Duration: 22. July – 26. August I Wed. – Sat. 12- 6 pm

Finissage: 25. August, 6 pm, with Jesus Pastor, Shingo Yoshida, Claus Brunsmann.


installation views:

Mariana Hahn (performance, photo), Claus Brunsmann (painting)

Kate Mc Millan (center), Claus Brunsmann (paintings)

Claus Brunsmann (painting) , Shingo Yoshida (photography)

Opening: 21.July 2017 I 6 pm
Artist talk & Tea-Time with Claus Brunsmann: 22. July I 5 pm
Duration: 22. July – 26. August I Wed. – Sat. 12- 6 pm
Artists: Claus Brunsmann, Mariana Hahn, Thorsten Heinze, Miru Kim, Kate McMillan,
Jesus Pastor, Shingo Yoshida
Curators: Constanze Kleiner, Rachel Rits-Volloch and Stephan von Wiese

 

With it’s second exhibition, “The landscape inside us”, Schlachthaus. fresh&fine art addresses the depiction of landscape, both inner and external, as a narrative process and a contemplative experience.

The gallery presents a complex series of works consisting of sixteen large-format paintings by Berlin-based painter Claus Brunsmann. These works pictorially intermix the inner and outer life. Within the act of painting, figurative objects are impulsively deconstructed while contents are intensified. Glaring surfaces are revealed by sharp incisions and turned into unexpected forms while new contexts arise. The oeuvre of Claus Brunsmann of the past 10 years is of significant matter and characterised by an increasing density. This concentration of energy provokes the artist into the unleashing of colour, creating an unmistakable power in the works of a painter who’s recurrent topic has been the role of art as the incarnation of ritual and spirituality.  Claus Brunsmann had been Jannis Kounellis’ master student at the Academy Of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, and in 2015 Brunsmann was given a major retrospective in Hamburg entitled “Distorted Memories of Nature“.

This exhibition, “The Landscape Inside Us”, brings Brunsmann’s explosive paintings into dialogue with works by five diverse international artists. In Mariana Hahn’s contemplative landscape work „I too am a monk, I too am the sea“, the photo installation displays the artist wearing a monk-like robe while standing in front of the vastness of the sea, the mythical element of origin. This is Hahn’s examination of artist Caspar David Friedrich’s Romantic work „The Monk by the Sea“.

The same confrontation with the elements of origin can be found in New York-based Korean artist Miru Kim’s series of colour photographs “The Camel’s Way“. In Kim’s photoseries, the artist exposes herself naked within the vastness of the desert. The fragility of her figure and poise, calm despite the surrounding severity, reflects on the equal destructibility of her environment. Again, the metaphor of landscape becomes the expression for inner experience.

Similarly extreme landscapes are the subjects of Japanese filmmaker and photo artist Shingo Yoshida’s photographs. Travelling to the extremes of the earth, he searches for places which are loaded with myths, such as the spot in Siberia where the 180th meridian and the Arctic Circle intersect. Capturing the vastness of the landscape, Yoshida’s images ask us to confront our transient imprint upon it.

The three part photo edition entitled „The Vast Structure of Recollection“ by Australian artist Kate McMillan explores the artist’s fascination with the relationship between body memory and landscape. Using film, photography and sculpture, McMillan explores how the intense residue of memory can be located through quiet gesture, landscape, and the objects we carry around with us. Exploring internal and external landscapes alike, McMillan’s practice encompasses an open-ended dialogue between abstraction, felt experience and memory; a sort of visual poem.

The Spanish documentation photographer Jesus Pastor captures remote, stony paths from Iceland. Like a mantra, the motif of stone and precipice repeats itself, focusing on a single detail of the landscape to arouse the viewer’s imagination.

The most distinctive human landscape is the palm of the hand. The portraits of Marcel Marceau in the exhibition show nothing more than the palms of his hands. The photographer, Thorsten Heinze, was once Marceau’s spiritual guide, student, assistant, friend and close companion on the world’s stages for 17 years. These moving moments form images of inner experience.

„Die Landschaft in uns“ by Schlachthaus.fresh&fine art is a cooperation with SevenStarGallery and Momentum Berlin.
www.schlachthaus-ffa.com I www.sevenstargallery.comwww.momentumworldwide.com

The inner landscape
Artist talk & Tea-Time with Claus Brunsmann: 22. July I 5 pm
Duration: 22. July – 26. August I Wed. – Sat. 12- 6 pm
Artists: Claus Brunsmann, Mariana Hahn, Thorsten Heinze, Miru Kim, Kate McMillan,
Jesus Pastor, Shingo Yoshida
Curators: Constanze Kleiner, Rachel Rits-Volloch and Stephan von Wiese

For guided tours please contact:
vonwiese@schlachthaus-ffa.com / Info: http://schlachthaus-ffa.com


 

Claus Brunsmann, "Ohne Titel", 2016, 200 x 200 cm, Öl auf Leinwand

 

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Ausstellungen / Exhibitions

We all love art

(klick for info)

Opening: June 17, 2017 / 6 pm
Duration:
June 18 – July 16, 2017 I Tue-Sat, 12-6 pm

Artists: Christian Achenbach, Joe Amrhein, Benjamin Bernt, Karol Bethke, Andreas Blank, Claus Brunsmann, Claudia Chaseling, Kerstin Dzewior, Kristian Dubbick, Jårg Geismar, Romuald Hazoumé, Thorsten Heinze, Bernd Jansen, Halina Jaworski, Joan Jonas, Miru Kim, Kirsten Klöckner, Maria Kossak, Jan Kuck, Konstantin Lange, Mark Lombardi , Sarah Lüdemann, David Malangi, Milovan Destil Markovi?, Robert C. Morgan, Trevor Lloyd Morgan, Viet Bang Pham, Grzegorz Pleszynski, Dodi Reifenberg, Stefan Rinck, Stephan Runge, Ward Shelley / Alex Schweder, Fred Tomasellii, Maciej Toporowicz, Dagmar Uhde, Nicholé Velasquez, Gabriela Volanti, Ryszard Wasko, Ricardo Peredo Wende.
Concept: Ryszard Wasko


 

Gruppenausstellung in Hamburg: & OR & ODER & O

29. November 2015 bis 20. Januar 2016 | Eröffnung der Ausstellung am 29. NOVEMBER 2015 von 11 bis 17 Uhr

galerie renate kammer
architektur und kunst

münzplatz 11  .  20097 hamburg
tel. +49 40 23 26 51  .  fax +49 40 23 19 07

--> until february 2016 :

& OR & ODER & O, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg (G)

 

 


 

Art Hampton / Donghwa Ode Gallery


 

 

 

 

Claus Brunsmann´s paintings are featured on the set of HOMELAND season 5

Watch HOMELAND season 5 episode 11 'OUR MAN IN DAMASCUS' and discover a lot of Claus Brunsmann´s new paintings on the set of Berlins BKA headquaters.

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Ausstellung in New Jersey (bis  28.11.2015)

- ABUNDANCE (group show),

Donghwa Ode Gallery New Jersey, a special exhibition from September 26th - November 28th, 2015.

 

 

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Claus Brunsmann @ ART ASPEN 2015, Aspen/CO, USA, Gallery Booth Number A15.

Claus Brunsmann will be represented by Donghwa Ode Gallery, NJ

 

 

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Claus Brunsmann ist Teilnehmer der art-OMI Residency 2015 /

Claus Brunsmann will be attending the Art-OMI Residency 2015

--> Visitors on open weekend at OMI international arts center, Hudson, NY on july 11-12 register here

 

 

 

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Ausstellung Österreich:

ADK (Gruppennausstellung) Eröffnung am 14.Juni 2015: Claus Brunsmann @ Schlicht Barock Fine Arts, Feldbach, A-Österreich

ADK - Opening 06/14 2015: Claus Brunsmann @ Schlicht Barock Fine Arts, Feldbach, Austria

 

 

 

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Claus Brunsmann im Museum del Novecento in Mailand:

 

Mai 2015: Zwei Arbeiten von Claus Brunsmann aus der Sammlung Mario Bertolini sind jetzt im Museo del Novecento in Mailand.

--> Katalog Bestellung / order catalogue

 

 

 

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+ I AMsterdam You BErlin  April 30th – May 3rd 2015 at St. Johannes Evangelist-Church | Auguststr. 90 | 10117 Berlin

Petra Rietz Salon Galerie / Madeleine Altman + Claus Brunsmann / Video + Painting

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Ausstellungen / Exhibitions 2014

 

+ KÜNSTLER DER GALERIE, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg, 18.11. 2014 - 10.12.2014

 

+ Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, 13.-16. November 2014, Hamburg Messe, Galerie Renate Kammer

 

+ Marilyn, American Icon Group Show

+ Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO, November 1, 2014 - December 27, 2014

+ Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, August 23, 2014 - October 5, 2014

+ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah, GA, April 4, 2014 - July 27, 2014

 

+ ABSTRAKTION – GESTIK – RHYTHMUS, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg , Januar - April 2014


Ausstellungen / Exhibitions 2013

 

+ Claus Brunsmann | abstract painting, Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin, September-Dezember 2013

+ Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, 14. - 17.11.2013 / Galerie Renate Kammer / Stand B01

 

 

+ RECIPROCAL FABRICATION, Ausstellung in Jinan, China, Oktober 2013

 

 

 

+ Claus Brunsmann im Verlagsprogramm Frühjahr 2013 des Kerber-Verlag

 

Kerber Verlag 2013

 


 

Ausstellungen / Exhibitions 2012

 

 

+ Info on books_* / NEUERSCHEINUNGEN im Kerber Verlag, Dienstag, 22. November 2012, ab 20:00 Uhr

Kosmetiksalon Babette / Bar in der Karl-Marx-Allee 36, 10178 Berlin, www.barbabette.com

 

+ AFFARTFAIR 15-18 November 2012, Hamburg Messe, Galerie Renate Kammer

 

 

+ Claus Brunsmann / DISTORTED MEMORIES OF NATURE - Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg, 28.09. — 29.10.2012

Einladung_2012

+ COLLECTORS PREVIEW @ galleryweekend / Berlin, Samstag 28. April 2012 -->

+ Benefitzauktion der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung am Donnerstag, den 29. März 2012

 


 

Exhibitions / Ausstellungen | Auswahl

Ausstellungen/Ausstellungsbeteiligungen bis 2012

saopaulo

Marilyn in the arts, The National Film Museum, São Paulo, Brazil (from March 1, 2012 to April 1, 2012) (G) / -->

 

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finissageCB

Neujahrsempfang und Finissage der Ausstellung 
Claus Brunsmann / Malerei
Freitag, den 13. Januar 2012, 17 Uhr 
Petra Rietz Salon Galerie

 

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Ausstellungen/Ausstellungsbeteiligungen 2011

istanbul_contemporary

Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul / Berlin Section / Petra Rietz Galerie, 24. - 27.11.2011 (G) / Presseartikel -->

 

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salon

Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 18.11- 20.11.2011 (G) / ausgewählte Arbeiten -->

 

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ei

Claus Brunsmann, Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin , 14.10. - 17.12.2011 (E) / ausgewählte Arbeiten -->


installation

Installation View, Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin 2011-2012

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Marilyn In The Arts / Creta

Marylin in the arts , Kreta, Griechenland, 16.04.2011 - 30.10.2011 (G)

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UNTERWEGS NACH PROLIFE, December 2003- February 2004, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano:

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Installation View Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milano, January 2004

 

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(E) Einzelausstellung

(G) Ausstellungsbeteiligung

 


 

AUSSTELLUNGEN / EXIBITIONS

2017

DIE LANDCHAFT IN UNS, Schlachthaus FFA, Berlin (G)
WE ALL LOVE ART, Schlachthaus FFA, Berlin (G)
APARTMENT 40C, 50West, New York (E)
Petra Rietz Galerie, Berlin (E)

2016
ART ASPEN 2016, Aspen, CO, Donghwa Ode Gallery, NJ (G)
ART HAMPTONS 2016, Bridgehampton, NY, Donghwa Ode Gallery, NJ (G)
& OR & ODER & O, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg (G)

2015

ABUNDANCE, Donghwa Ode Gallery, NJ (G)
ART ASPEN 2015, Aspen, CO (G)
artOMI RESIDENCY, OMI International Arts Center, NY (G)
ADK (Andere Deutsche Kunst), Schlicht Barock Fine Arts, Feldbach, A (G)
DONAZIONE MARIO BERTOLINI, Museo del Novecento, Mailand, (Katalog) (G)
I AMSTERDAM YOU BERLIN, St. Johannes Evangelist-Kirche, Madeleine Altman + Claus Brunsmann, Petra Rietz Salon Galerie (G)

2014

KÜNSTLER DER GALERIE, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg (G)
AFFORDABLE ARTFAIR, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg (G)
MARILYN, AMERICAN ICON:
Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah, GA (G)
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA (G)
Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO (G)
ABSTRAKTION – GESTIK – RHYTHMUS, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg (G)

2013

AFFORDABLE ARTFAIR, Hamburg, Galerie Renate Kammer (G)
RECIPROCAL FABRICATION, Wanhe Academy, Jinan, China (G)
CLAUS BRUNSMANN | abstract painting, Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin (E)

2012

AFFORDABLE ARTFAIR 2012, Hamburg Messe, Hamburg (G)
DISTORTED MEMORIES OF NATURE - Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg (E)
MARILYN IN THE ARTS, The National Film Museum, São Paulo, Brazil (G)

2011

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, Berlin Section, Istanbul (G)
SALONDERGEGENWART, Hamburg (G)
CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin (E)
MARILYN IN THE ARTS, Kreta, Griechenland (G)

2010

NEUE KATARAKT BILDER , Studio Brunnenstraße, Berlin (E)

2009

IDOLE UNTOTE WIEDERGÄNGER, Schackow, Hamburg (E)
MARILYN IN THE ARTS, Schloss Meersburg, Meersburg (G)

2008

LIONS IN MY OWN GARDEN, Ausstellungsraum Löwenstraße, Hamburg (E)
CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Villa Van Delden, Ahaus (E)
PREVIEW, Studio Brunnenstraße, Berlin (E)

2007

RISE, Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt a.M. (G)
CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano (E)
DER GOLDENE SCHNITT, Gloria-Halle, Düsseldorf (G)
APRIL SKIES, Atelier Martina Schumacher, Berlin (G)
CORSO INDEPENDENZA, Winklhofer-Bianchini, Düsseldorf (E)

2006

ARTISSIMA, Art Fair, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano, Turin (G)

2005

ARTE FIEREA, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano, Bologna (G)

2003 - 2004

UNTERWEGS NACH PROLIFE, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano (E)

2000

CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano (E)

1998

CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano (E)

1997

MEISTERSCHULE , Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano (G)

CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Villa Van Delden, Ahaus (E)
15+15, Capitale della Cultura Europea 1997, Thessaloniki, Greece (G)
KLASSE KOUNELLIS, Museo di Arte Moderna, Belgrad (G)
VIERTER STOCK, Claus Brunsmann & Eva Schwab, Johanneskirche, Düsseldorf (G)

1996

KLASSE KOUNELLIS, Galerie der Kunstakademie von Den Haag , Niederlande (G)
FIELD, Künstlerforum, Bonn (G)

 

Bibliography / Bibliographie

 

2015

LA DONAZIONE BIANCA E MARIO BERTOLINI, Museo del Novecento, Mailand 2015

2012

DISTORTED MEMORIES OF NATURE, Kerber Verlag, Hamburg und Berlin 2012

2011

SALONDERGEGENWART, Kerber Verlag, Hamburg und Berlin 2011

2007

RISE, Claus Brunsmann, Eva Schwab, Eduard Winklhofer.
Katalog zur Ausstellung im atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt a.M. 2007


DER GOLDENE SCHNITT, Claus Brunsmann, Eduard Winklhofer, Düsseldorf 2007

Katalog zur Ausstellung in der Gloria-Halle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf 2007

2000

CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Text: Heinz-Norbert Jocks

Katalog zur Ausstellung, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milano, Mailand 2000

1997

MEISTERSCHULE , Autoren: Marco Meneguzzo u. Angela Vettese,
Katalog zur Ausstellung, Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Ed. Charta, Mailand 1997


CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Katalog zur Ausstellung, Villa Van Delden, Ahaus 1997


15 & 15, Katalog zur Ausstellung , Thessaloniki, Athen 1997


STUDENTEN DER KUNSTAKADEMIE DÜSSELDORF IM MUSEUM FÜR MODERNE KUNST, Belgrad 1997

 

 

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