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R.J. Kirsch

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R.J. Kirsch - painter, photographer
"The probable is always waiting for the improbable."

German painter R.J. Kirsch was born in Kirchen in the Westerwald in 1959, and today he lives and works in Cologne. He studied painting at Cologne's legendary workshops and met the American Fluxus artist Al Hansen in 1990, whose influence gave him reason to initiate intense examination of action and performance art, which continues to thread through his work today.

The romantic idea of ​​dramatic failure

Even while studying, R.J. Kirsch was inspired by the work of classic master painters. The staging of dramatic failure, as exemplified for example by the painting "Das Eismeer" by C.D. Friedrich, has put a spell on the artist. The development of the world through technology as well as its shortcomings are a central theme of his work. In RJ Kirsch's "Impact Series", the artist intensively dives into the motif of drapery.

Metal and drapery

R.J. Kirsch is interested in the processes by which motion energy inscribes itself on surfaces as a result of malfunctions and complications. Based on nineteenth-century painting and its realism, his paintings are exclusively done in oil on canvas. Thus, R.J. Kirsch makes a reference between the present confrontation and the history of painting to develop his large-format paintings originating in the tradition of drapery.

An experienced artist on a lasting road of success

Since 1999, R.J. Kirsch regularly exhibits his works at art associations and art museums in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Mainz or Brussels. His works can be found in public collections and were represented at international art fairs, among others in Miami and in Mexico.

Soft Impact

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Credentials

Prizes

  • 2004
    Arbeitsstipendium Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin- Artist in Residenz– Berlin, Germany
  • 2003
    Arbeitsstipendium Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt- Artist in Residenz– Berlin, Germany
  • 2002
    Villa Aurora Stipendium - Nominated– Los Angeles, United States
  • 2001
    Otzenrath Stipendium Hausmuseum Otzenrath- Projektunterstützung– Otzenrath NRW, Germany
  • 2000
    Förderstipendium Kuratorium ZNS- Projektunterstützung– Bonn, Germany
  • 2000
    Förderstipendium Marli-Hoppe-Ritter-Stiftung- Projektunterstützung– Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1991
    Peter-Mertes-Stipendium - Nominated– Bonn, Germany

Group exhibitions

  • 2017
    Glanz und Gloria / Artgalerie 7 – Köln, Germany
  • 2014
    ZAHLEN PUMPEN / Kunstverein Siegburg – Siegburg, Germany
  • 2013
    OSTRALE / OSTRALE – Dresden, Germany
  • 2011
    HOT SPOT BERLIN / Georg Kolbe Museum – Berlin, Germany
  • 2010
    serialworks studio / National Gallery – Kapstadt, Germany
  • 2010
    ZIVILCOLLAGE / BBK Köln – Köln, Germany
  • 2007
    Gropius Stories / Galerie im Körnerpark – Berlin, Germany
  • 2005
    cars and races / Galerie Foert/Garanin – Berlin, Germany
  • 2004
    Mit den Füßen zuerst / Galerie v.d. Milwe – Aachen, Germany
  • 2004
    Status Quo / Galerie Murata&friends – Berlin, Germany

Solo exhibitions

  • 2016
    PERIPHERIE / RAUMSECHS – Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2015
    Moto Park / Mainz – Kunstverein Mainz, Germany
  • 2014
    PHANTOMS / Meta Weber Galerie – Krefeld, Germany
  • 2014
    PHANTOMS / Kunstverein Bayreuth – Bayreuth, Germany
  • 2013
    PHANTOMS / RAUMSECHS – Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2013
    Der Maler im Dunkel / Kunstverein Viernheim – Viernheim, Germany
  • 2012
    ABSTRACTS / Artgalerie 7 – Köln, Germany
  • 2010
    LEERLAUF / Bellevuesaal – Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2009
    REANIMATION / Galerie Jürgen Kalthoff – Essen, Germany
  • 2008
    Still Life Pieces / Art Galerie 7 – Köln, Germany
  • 2008
    PASSAGEN / Galerie Abel Neue Kunst – Berlin, Germany
  • 2008
    Im Konjunktiv der Dinge / Galerie Jürgen Kalthoff – Essen, Germany
  • 2006
    Rhythmus der Statistik / Abel Neue Kunst – Berlin, Germany
  • 2006
    Rhythmus der Statistik / Galerie Rachel Haferkamp – Köln, Germany
  • 2004
    Temporary Bell Tone Laboratory / Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt – Berlin, Germany
  • 1999
    PHANTOM / Goethe Institut – Brüssel, Belgium
  • 1999
    PHANTOM / Museum Albstadt – Albstadt, Germany

Publications

Residencies

  • 2004
    Haus Schwarzenberg Berlin - Berlin, Germany
  • 2001
    Hausmuseum Otzenrath - Otzenrath NRW, Germany
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