Beate Köhne

b 1969 Bielefeld. Lives and works in Berlin .

ARTIST STATEMENT

Beate Köhne’s paintings seem to be about nature. But it is natural processes and energies that are at the core of her work, not the desire for a true-to-life image. Painting layer for layer, she creates a complex system of movement and structure, nurtured by light and color. Her intense use of white, be it mixed or pure, creates an airiness, which is supported by the partly raw canvas. Even when one recognizes a trunk-like form, a petal or a twisted leaf, the organic forms and lines do not necessarily have concrete or symbolic significance. Instead, Köhne’s work involves the viewer as part of what is going on on the canvas – the dynamics and changes of all things living.

 

Vita

Education:
  • 1994
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in German Philology, Biology, Psychology 
  • 2014
  • Class of Norbert Bisky at International Summer Academy, Austria
  • 2000-11
  • Courses in drawing, arcrylic and oil-painting, free painting and nude painting, participation in painting-performances
  • Solo Exhibitions (Selected)
  • 2018 TOUR D’HORIZON, Haus Kunst Mitte, Berlin
  • TWIST AND TWIRL, Galerie Sheriban Türkmen, Berlin
  • 2017 VERTIGO, Galerie im Oranienwerk, Oranienburg
  • 2016 WALDVERWANDTSCHAFTEN, Galerie Sheriban Türkmen, Berlin
  • 2015 STROMLINIEN, Galerie B, Frankfurter Kunstverein
  • UNTERHOLZ, Galerie im Burgmannshof, Kunstverein Lübbecke
  • 2014 FLORENREICH, Galerie in der Alten Vogtei, Bielefeld
  • 2013 LICHTTAGE, Alte Bahnhofshalle Friedenau, Berlin
  • 2012 ROHNATUR, ZiF Bielefeld
  • 2008 BLATTWERK, GRS Berlin, Berlin
  • 2006 NATUR, Galerie Koch und Kunst, Groß Neuendorf, Oderbruch
  • 2005 POLLENSCHAUER, Galerie Zeitzone, Berlin
  • Group Exhibitions (Selected)
  • 2019 ALL YOU CAN SEE, Kesselhaus Lübeck, Lübeck
  • PEINTURE PLUS, Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin
  • KUNSTPREIS DER AOK NORDOST, Schwerin-Berlin-Teltow (Catalogue)
  • 2018 NATUR – MENSCH, Rathausscheune, Sankt Andreasberg (Catalogue)
  • TRANSFORMART, Rathenauhallen, Berlin
  • KRAPP COOP., Galerie im Tulla, Mannheim
  • 2017 REISESKIZZEN, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden
  • ENTER ART FOUNDATION – 30 Contemporary Artists, Berlin (Catalogue)
  • 2016 NEUKÖLLNER HÄNGUNG, Galerie Michaela Helfrich
  • WAS BLIEB, Westwendischer Kunstverein
  • LONG TIME NO SEE, Galerie Kunstquartier, Osnabrück
  • 2015 FLAGGE ZEIGEN, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden (Catalogue)
  • POP UP – Klasse Bisky, Schillerpalais, Berlin
  • 2014 SUMMER 14, Atom Gallery, Irkutsk, RU
  • 2013 MACHT KUNST by Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Alte Münze, Berlin
  • LANDSCHAFT, Galerie Jesse, Bielefeld
  • 2010 FAST HARMONISCH, KuBaSta, Hamburg
  • 2005 MARTa – EINE BEGEGNUNG MIT DER KUNST, MARTa, Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Herford
  • 2004 QUERFORMAT 17, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • 2000 INNENWELTEN – AUSSENWELTEN, Saalbau Neukölln, Berlin
Grants and Prizes:
  • 2019 Nomination Kunstpreis der AOK Nordost
  • 2018 Nomination Andreas-Kunstpreis
  • Nomination Kunstpreis der Stadt Weilburg an der Lahn
  • 2015 Artist in Residence, Frankfurter Kunstverein
  • Floodwater Residency, Westwendischer Kunstverein
  • 2009 Artist in Residence, Fabbrica Saccardo, Schio, Italy

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