Pattern of Nature
Curated by Stefania Carrozzini
Opening Reception: April 26th 6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 26th - May 18th 2019
Hours: by appointment only
c/o Alchimia - Open Space for Arts
Via dei Priori, 77
Alessandro Berni Gallery is pleased to announce “Pattern of Nature”, a solo exhibition by the German artist Marion Schmidtke.
The exhibit opens on friday April 26 2019 and continues until May 18 2019.
It features twelve paintings, all acrylics on canvas whose main characters are fauna and flora marina. Her work is the result of a long research on the dimension of silence favored by the fact that Marion Schmidtke lives on Ferhard Island, an island surrounded by the Baltic Sea where the spectacle of nature is for the artist a source of endless creative inspiration.
Her pictorial process consists in removing weight from the elements, overlapping, condensing, alternating empty and full: clues to a real always caught at the limit of abstraction.
Her paintings express essentiality, they are made with with controlled gestures, inserted in a context of hints of truth: an intimate vision of the natural world emerges, where space is traversed by impalpable fluctuations, structural harmonies that are organized into stylistic systems. The image is not an inert object, but a living body that is contemplated in a disinterested way different levels of reality, natura naturans and metaphysical aspects, both necessary to inhabit an imaginative universe made up of fragments that yearn for totality.
Marion Schmidtke, was born in 1961 in Höxter, Germany. From 1983 to 1989 he studied art and music at the University of Duisburg where he then worked as a professor of art history from 1993 to 2014. She took part to numerous international participations including: Berlin "Galerie Achtzig", Berlin, Museum for 'contemporary art; New York, "Intuition" Onishi Project, Camden Image Gallery, London, MyMicroGallery Milan, Royal Arcade Gallery London, Cannes Art Fair Exhibition, The Silent Witness, Onishi Gallery New York, London.
She lives and works in Fehmarn Island.