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










Ende November werden in Berlin und online mehr als 400 Werke von über 300 größtenteils in Berlin lebenden und arbeitenden Künstler*innen versteigert, die meisten direkt aus den Ateliers.

Zusammengestellt in 20 Chapters von Berliner Kuratoren, Künstlern, Künstler-Kuratoren und weiteren DIY's und Know-how's, kommen zwei Drittel der Erlöse den beteiligten Künstler*innen zugute. 

In November 2020, after a garstly and Covid-ridden year, Berlin artists came up with a new and surprising project: more than 400 works by over 300 artists, mostly living and working in Berlin, some famous, some emerging and some young ones, will be auctioned in Berlin gallery and project spaces and of course online, half of the artworks will be produced and delivered to the auction directly from the artists studios.

A catalogue is available at 







KLEINERVONWIESE @ art Repairshop / opas Nr 1
Friedrichstrasse 204 (Ecke Schützenstrasse) / 10117 Berlin

23.09. 2020 / 6 - 11 p.m.




POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair 2020

10. bis 13. September 2020 im Flughafen Tempelhof Hangar 3-4


booth C17






painting and sculpture
Claus Brunsmann + Eva Schwab

Hilbert Raum Reuterstrasse 31 12047 Berlin
Opening: Freitag, 3. Juli, 18 Uhr
Special am Samstag, 11. Juli, 19:30 Uhr: „Fazzoletto per un eternità“ Vinylperformance von Gabi Schaffner



+ external link for HilbertRaum website







July 2020, Claus Brunsmann and Being3 Gallery Beijing, a virtual exibition:





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Claus Brunsmann


Opening: May 5, 2019, 7–11 pm, - Gerichtstrasse 23 - 13347 Berlin

Einladung zur Ausstellungseröffung
Claus Brunsmann SOJOURN solo exibition
kuratiert von Tanya Berlinski
Am Sonntag den 5. Mai 2019 ab 19 Uhr, Gerichtstraße 23 (Hof 3), 13347 Berlin

Ausstellungsdauer: 05. Mai – 28. Juni 2019 (verlängert bis 21. September)

Besichtigung nach telefonischer Terminvereinbarung unter +49 (0)30 985 388 77


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CAPUT, Hilbertraum, Reuterstraße 31, 12046 Berlin

Ausstellungseröffnung am Freitag, den 28. September ab 18 Uhr







Francis Greenburger Selects: Claus Brunsmann, Margaret Evangeline, John Morra, and Sandi Slone, LAF Hudson, NY (G) 

Love Apple Farm, in partnership with Art-in-Buildings, is pleased to announce its new 2018 exhibition, “Francis Greenburger Selects” featuring the works of artists Claus Brunsmann, Margaret Evangeline, John Morra, and Sandi Slone. The new exhibition opens on Friday, May 25th with a celebration with the artists on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 2-4pm. The exhibition and opening will be free and open to all.

The works on view in “Francis Greenburger Selects,” demonstrate a compelling view of the varied expressions of contemporary painting through the eclectic eye of a seasoned arts patron. “For me, the experience of art is an intuitive, visceral reaction to the visual impact a work of art makes on me. These artists represent aesthetics that I responded to the first time I encountered them and repeatedly thereafter over many years. My experience can be compared to liking someone from your first encounter and on and on from there as your friendship develops. These artists and their works are all long time very special friends of mine,” said Mr. Greenburger.

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Painting from the F. Greenburger collection, installation view in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Claus Brunsmann, untitled, 2017, 200 x 200 cm, oil on canvas)


Bilder für den Film 'Verschwörung' / 'The Girl In The Spiders Web'

(In den Kinos ab 22.11.2018)

'Verschwörung' / 'The Girl In The Spiders Web' production and copyright by Sony Germany, 2018
>> more information / alle Informationen über die Gemälde für den Film






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








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


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. I



The landscape inside us
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 featured works by Mariana Hahn, Thorsten Heinze, Miru Kim, Kate McMillan,
Jesus Pastor, Shingo Yoshida
Curators: Constanze Kleiner, Rachel Rits-Volloch and Stephan von Wiese

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Ausstellungen / Exhibitions

We all love art

(klick for info)

Opening: June 17, 2017 / 6 pm
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.

--> Download PDF with screenshots of HOMELAND episode





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.




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

Claus Brunsmann will be represented by Donghwa Ode Gallery, NJ




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





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






Claus Brunsmann im Museum del Novecento in Mailand:


Mai 2015: Zwei Arbeiten von Claus Brunsmann aus der Sammlung Mario Bertolini wurden vom

Museo del Novecento in Mailand angekauft.

--> Katalog Bestellung / order catalogue








+ 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,


+ 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


+ 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


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





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




Ausstellungen/Ausstellungsbeteiligungen 2011


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





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





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


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



Marilyn In The Arts / Creta

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


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

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Installation View Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milano, January 2004



(E) Einzelausstellung

(G) Ausstellungsbeteiligung





BEYOND ELYSIUM, Galerie KleinervonWiese, Berlin (G)
ELYSIUM, Galerie KleinervonWiese, Berlin, POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair 2020 (G)
JUNGE UNRAST, Claus Brunsmann und Eva Schwab, HILBERTRAUM, Berlin (G)


BONUM ET MALUM, Kleiner von Wiese, Berlin (G)
SOJOURN,, Berlin (E)


CAPUT, Hilbertraum, Berlin (G) )
FRANCIS GREENBURGER SELECTS: Claus Brunsmann, Margaret Evangeline, John Morra, and Sandi Slone, LAF Hudson, NY (G) )


50 ARTISTS AT 50 WEST, 50West, New York City (G)
DIE LANDCHAFT IN UNS, Schlachthaus FFA, Berlin (G) (E)
WE ALL LOVE ART, Schlachthaus FFA, Berlin (G)
APARTMENT 40C, 50West, New York (E)


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)


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)


KÜNSTLER DER GALERIE, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg (G)
AFFORDABLE ARTFAIR, Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg (G)
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)


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


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)


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


NEUE KATARAKT BILDER , Studio Brunnenstraße, Berlin (E)


MARILYN IN THE ARTS, Schloss Meersburg, Meersburg (G)


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


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)


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


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

2003 - 2004

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


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


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


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)


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


Bibliography / Bibliographie



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


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


SALONDERGEGENWART, Kerber Verlag, Hamburg und Berlin 2011


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


CLAUS BRUNSMANN, Text: Heinz-Norbert Jocks

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


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




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