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Birgit Fechner

Birgit Fechner - painter
"Among others, I want to depict traces of yesterday and the day before yesterday on the canvas, without a specific reference or rating."

German painter Birgit Fechner was born in Munich in 1962. She is a member of the BBK and has been involved in various art groups. Since 1982 she lives in Berlin, where she also works as an artist.  

Between tradition and spirit of awakening

Growing up in the field of tension between tradition and awakening, Birgit Fechner moved to West Berlin in the early 1980s. The young artist draws inspiration from the contrast between the idyllic city of Munich with its wide view of the mountains and the rough city of Berlin with its gray facades full of vitality and freedom. In her works, she gives artistically shapes the opposing emotions and places that accompany Birgit Fechner in her yearning.

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Painting rooted in music and poetry

Birgit Fechner's painting is inspired by music and poetry. Her works are titled after songs or poems, such as "I pretend I'm free of sorrow," a line she borrowed from one of Bob Dylan's songs. The artist uses acrylic paint, oil chalk, ink or paper cutouts to create and collage imaginary spaces on the canvas through process-like layering. A recurring motif are flowers, often depicted using expressive colors. They represent a symbol of joie de vivre, vitality and transience. Birgit Fechner's works are snapshots that combine opposites: Beauty and destruction, life and death, big city life and longing for the countryside.

Europe-wide exhibitions

Birgit Fechner has exhibited her works in numerous solo and group exhibitions, among others in Munich, Berlin, Rügen (Germany), Gstaad, Münchenbuchsee, Montreux, (Switzerland), or Groningen (Netherlands).


abstrakte Natur

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Group exhibitions

  • 2016
    Kollektivausstellung / Trackside Contemporary – Aylesford, United Kingdom
  • 2014
    BWA Wrocław / Galerie Sztuki Współczesnej – Breslau, Poland
  • 2013
    Secret thoughts are hard to bear / Galerie Die Schmiede – Bayern, Germany
  • 2013
    Little things and more / Show Room – Berlin, Germany
  • 2011
    Millionaire Fair / Galerie Lenten – Amsterdam, Germany
  • 2008
    Kollektivausstellung / Simple Gallery – Gstaad, Switzerland
  • 2006
    Kollektivausstellung / Galerie Kube – Berlin, Germany
  • 2005
    Kollektivausstellung / Galerie Wandelbar – Gstaad, Germany
  • 2004
    Kollektivausstellung / Galerie Wandelbar – Gstaad, Germany
  • 2002
    Kollektivausstellung / Kunsthandlung Rosa Russo – Rügen, Germany
  • 2001
    Kollektivausstellung / Kunsthandlung Rosa Russo – Rügen, Germany
  • 1999
    Kollektivausstellung / Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen – Groningue, Germany
  • 1996
    Kollektivausstellung / Salon für Malerei – Berlin, Germany
  • 1995
    Kunst auf dem Twibarg / Kunstaktion – Schleswig, Germany
  • 1994
    Besinnung II / ZYX-Galerie – Berlin, Germany

Solo exhibitions

  • 2015
    Regelmäßige Ausstellungen / Galerie Baull – Berlin, Germany
  • 2012
    Einzelausstellungen / Eröffnung Artspace Hohenbrunn – München, Germany
  • 2011
    Einzelausstellungen / Kurverwaltung Koserow – Usedom, Germany
  • 2011
    Zwischen Chaos und Ordnung / Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen – Groningue, Netherlands
  • 2010
    Einzelausstellungen / Hairroom – Gstaad, Switzerland
  • 2009
    Einzelausstellungen / Privatklinik Wyss – Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
  • 2009
    Einzelausstellungen / Show Room – Gstaad, Switzerland
  • 2007
    Unstatthafte Gedanken / Simple Gallery – Gstaad, Switzerland
  • 2004
    Einzelausstellungen / Galerie Phyllis – Berlin, Germany
  • 2001
    Einzelausstellungen / Galerie Baull – Berlin, Germany
  • 1998
    Einzelausstellungen / Galerie Gruber – Krems, Austria
  • 1997
    Einzelausstellungen / Galerie In het licht – Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1993
    Einzelausstellungen / Galerie Baull – Berlin, Germany
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