Au Gallery : Gold Gallery

Silke Schoener

Artist Statement

It is my interest to use a fiction of the real to make the unreal, the unnamed perceivable in the pictures white areas. The presence of the realistically painted motives, snap-shots of the public places, stands in direct interaction with the empty area. By means of this un-fashioned space, movement is concentrated towards the motive or withdraws from the unbounded image space. The extract of the real motive results from a reluctance to paint the inessential. Consequently, the composition of shadows, the penciled sketch, or even single unpainted areas remain visible in the pictures next to the fully painted fragments.

 

  • 1968

    Born in Krefeld / Hüls

  • 1988-94

    Kassel Art School under professor Dorothee Windheim

  • 1990-91

    Dresden Art School under professor Johannes Heisig

  • Since 1994

    Independent artist

    Freelance teacher of painting courses

Awards

  • 1993

    Dr. W. Zippel - Kulturpreis Kassel

    Ernst - Klusen - Preis Viersen

    Culture Award  Willich

Exhibitions

  • Since 1993

    Kasseler Kunsverein, Kassel (G)

    Produzentengalerie, Kassel (G)

    Atelier Sommerweg, Kassel (G)

    Minimal Music Festival, Giesshaus Kassel (S)

    BBK Niedersachsen, Künstlerhaus Hannover (S)

    Schwanenturm der Stadt Kleve (S)

    Akademie Pfalzdorf, Goch (S)

  • 1999

    Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden  (G)

  • 2000

    Galerie Fondermann, Holst. Schweiz (S)

  • 2005

    Galerie Oliver Ahlers, Göttingen (S)

    art-fair international, Köln / Galerie Ulrich Gering

  • 2006

    Galerie Ulrich Gering, Frankfurt (S)

    art-fair international, Köln / Galerie Ulrich Gering

  • 2007

    Tease Art Fair, Köln / Galerie Ulrich Gering

    Dillon Gallery, New York (S)

    Cologne Fine Art, Köln / Galerie Ulrich Gering

    Art Fair, Köln / Galerie Epikur

  • 2008

    Art Karlsruhe / Galerie Epikur

    Art Karlsruhe / Galerie Ulrich Gering

    Galerie Strenger, Tokyo  (S)

    art.fair2008, Köln / Galerie Epikur

  • 2009

    Dillon Gallery, New York (S)

    Galerie Strenger, Tokyo (S)

  • 2010

    Art Fair, Amsterdam, Galerie Ulrich Gering

    Art Fair, Karlsruhe, Galerie Ulrich Gering

    Art Fair, Chicago, Dillon Gallery

  • 2011

    Dillon Gallery, New York (S)

    Art Fair, Chicago, Dillon Gallery

    Galerie Oliver Ahlers, Göttingen (S)

  • 2012

    Gallery Freitag 18.30, Aachen (G)

    Art Gallery, Wiesbaden (S)

    Gold Gallery, Boston (S)

    Dillon Gallery, New York (S)

  • 2013

    Dillon Gallery, New York (S)

    Gold Gallery, Boston (S)

  • 2014

    Gallery Freitag 18.30, Aachen (S)

    Gallery Maurer, Frankfurt (S)

    Chelsea Musik Festival, artist in residence, NY (S)

    Ostrale, Dresden (G)

  • 2015

    Gold Gallery, Boston (G)

    Gallery Freitag 18.30, Aachen (G)

    Gallery Maurer, Frankfurt (G)