Portrait

“I create permanently
In a visual experiment, a game with myself
A magic moment, drunk on ideas
In order to exist, differently, with others
experiences of meanings and sensations
to embrace my dreams
with excess and in my solitude create with all available means
a visual experience necessary,
finally, to feel alive.”

Text by Katrin Bremermann

Katrin Bremermann, who was born in Bremen in 1965, describes herself as a painter that works like a sculptor. A closer look at her “wax drawings” shows how accurate this statement is. These lacquer drawings on paper initially appear very graphic, clear and two-dimensional. Up close, however, you can see that the leaves are structured more like a relief. Black grids, hatching, lines or dots are usually applied to the paper first, followed by a layer of wax that makes the sheet partially transparent and only then is the strong lacquer color applied with the help of stencils. These works on waxed paper can only be fully grasped before the original. Because their slight depth effect and blurriness of the wax surface or the delicate lines in many leaves are completely lost in the photograph next to the dominant primary color.
Some of the colored areas are reminiscent of cutting patterns, architectural floor plans or strange characters. They are finely balanced and mutually relate to one another. The sheets live particularly through the play of positive and negative surfaces as well as between flatness and spatial depth. The color forms leave a lot of room for associations.

Vita

1965Born in Bremen / D

Currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2021In the Bubble, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D
2021ITracks, in Zusammenarbeit mit German Stegmaier, Kristof de Clercq Galerie, Ghent / BE
2020Je ne suis pas seule, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin / D
2019Entre lignes et surfaces, w/ German Stegmaier, Goethe-Institut, Paris / F
2018INASMUCH, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D
2016Katrin Bremermann, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia / USA
L´amoureuse en secret, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin / D
2015IN & OUT, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D
2014Inventory of an education, Galerie Vidal St. Phalle, Paris / F
2013Architectures improvisées, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen / D
2012Dark night, good sex and peanuts Galerie Exit Art, Boulogne / F
2009Laboratory, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Düsseldorf / D
Mac J, Saint Étienne / F
2007Gravures contemporaines, Galerie Convergences, Paris / F
2006Derrière l’avant, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Düsseldorf / D
Galerie Convergences, Paris / F


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2021Tracks – collaboration with German Stegmaier,,Ghent Belgium,Kristof de Clercq Gallery, Ghent/ B
2020Incremental abstraction,Kunstverein Berlin, Berlin / D
2019Gradation, curated by Paul Carey-Kent, Patrick Heide Contemporary, London / UK
2017Off the Wall – painting and object, Raumx, London / UK
Standard Deviation, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin / D
Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la Tapisserie contemporaine, Musée des Beaux-arts d’Angers, Angers / F
Nouvelles acquisitions, Musée des Beaux-arts d’Angers, Angers / F
2016More canvas please, Gallery Sofie van de Velde, Antwerp / B
2015Walking the Line VI, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D
Art paris, Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris / F
The proof of the pudding is in the eating#2, Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels / B
All over, Soil Gallery, Seattle / USA
2014Made in Paper, Galerie Exit Art, Boulogne / F
OFF LINE ON MARK, Parallel Art Space, Bushwick / USA
Ellipse, A3 gallery – Municipal Gallery Moscow / R
2013Emergence, Paris / F
2012Triangle association, artist workshop, Brooklyn / USA
Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris / F
Moveable feast, Paris / F
2011Art et design, Gallery Granville, collaboration with Pascal Mourgue, Paris / F
Exposition international d’art contemporain du Val du Marne, Domaine Saint Hilaire/ F
Mural installation for Dorfmüller GMBH, Düsseldorf / D
2010Sculpture and print, collaboration with Olivia Block-Laine, Exit Art Gallery, Boulogne / F
Chic Dessin, Galerie Exit Art, Boulogne / F
2009Espace Commines, Paris / F
Contemporary art show, Culture exchange between Germany and China, Wuhan, Hubei and Shanghai / CN
2007Einsichten, collaboration with Eckard Hahn, Stadtmuseum Klagenfurt / A
2006Derrière l’avant, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Düsseldorf / D


PUBLICATIONS

2018Katrin Bremermann – Works 2015-2017, Berlin, Germany
The drawer, Paris, France
2017Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Germany
2014Art Press, Paris, France
2014Modern Painters, New York , USA

Katrin Bremermann

12 x Wax Mono Prints

2023, Enamel and wax on paper, 83 x 59,5 cm

Katrin Bremermann

2308

2023, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,5

Katrin Bremermann

2104

2021, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,7 cm

Katrin Bremermann

2316

2023, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,7 cm

Katrin Bremermann

2321

2023, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,5

Katrin Bremermann

2325

2023, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,7 cm

Katrin Bremermann

2336

2023, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,5 cm

Katrin Bremermann

2254

2022, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,7 cm

Katrin Bremermann

Kino

2022, Oil and wax on canvas, 41 x 43 x 6 cm

Katrin Bremermann

2310

2023, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,7 cm

Katrin Bremermann

2312

2023, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,7 cm

Katrin Bremermann

2323

2023, Varnish and wax on paper, 40,5 x 29,7 cm