Exhibition

 

 

SVEN DRÜHL

Permutation

 

29 April – 9 July 2017

 

 

The painter, mathematician, writer and art historian Sven Drühl focusses on motives he finds in landscape paintings of the last two centuries. He now shows his works at Caspar David Friedrich's birthplace.

 

 

Sven Drühl, CDF, 150 x 150 cm, Lack auf Leinwand
Foto: Lepkowski Studios, Berlin, © Sven Drühl, Courtesy: CONRADS, Düsseldorf und Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin

 

 

Sven Drühl, SDWT, 2016, 110 x 110 cm , Lack auf Leinwand
Foto: Lepkowski Studios, Berlin, © Sven Drühl, Courtesy: CONRADS, Düsseldorf und Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin

 

The exhibition's title „Permutation“ indicates the guiding principle of Sven Drühl's work – he creates new works of art by combining multiple elements from a given number of landscape motives, among them quotations from paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, André Derain, Edward Theodore Compton, from Japanese woodcuts of the 1920ies, from photographies by Alfred Renger-Patzsch, Sebastião Salgado or Wolfgang Tillmans, and recently also from digital computer graphics. Due to the use of particular means such as silicon, oil or lacquer, a new artificial nature appears. Landscapes are mostly reduced to their outlines, natural colourfulness is abandoned in favour of diachronic pictures, e.g. in black and white, or monochrome night images, where only contours stand out against a black background.

 

Sven Drühl studied Art and Mathematics at the University of Essen. He was visiting lecturer in Essen, Frankfurt a. M., Dresden, Leipzig, and in 2011 guest professor in Hangzhou, China. Among the prizes he was awarded, is the Grant of the Pollock-Krasner-Foundation, New York. Besides, he received a PhD in Fine Arts and distinguished himself as theoretician and curator. Since 2005, he has dedicated himself to painting exclusively. Sven Drühl lives and works in Berlin. 

 

 

Sven Drühl
Foto: Marie Schempershofe, Essen, © Sven Drühl

 

 

Biography

 

1968
born in Nassau, Germany

1991-96
Art and Mathematics, Universität GH Essen

2002-04
Grant of Volkswagen-Stiftung Hannover

2003
Grant of X. Rohkunstbau, Berlin

2005
Thesis Dr. phil.

2007
Falkenrot-Price for Painting, Berlin

2008
Grant of Pollock-Krasner-Foundation, New York

2016
Fellowship of Honor, Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop

 

1997-99
Teaching Universität GH Essen

1999-02
Teaching Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

2004
Lecture Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden

2008
Lecture Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig

2011
Guest-Professor for Painting CDK Hangzhou, China (Cooperation with UdK Berlin)

 

Sven Drühl lives and works in Berlin

 

 

Solo exhibitions

 

2017

Simulationen. Landschaft jenseits der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthaus Nürnberg

Permutation, Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, Greifswald

 
2016

Simulationen. Landschaft jenseits der Wirklichkeit, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (Cat.)

Shin Hanga - Japanische Landschaften, Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning

Landscape Engineer, CONRADS, Düsseldorf

 
2015

Shin Hanga - Japanische Landschaften, Stadtgalerie Kiel (Cat.)

Die Erfindung der Landschaft, WIMMERplus, Prien (with Hiroyuki Masuyama)

Shin Hanga - Japanische Landschaften, Museum DKM, Duisburg

 
2014

Shin-hanga Prolog, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin

Architekturen, Haus am Lützowplatz zu Gast im IG Metall-Gebäude, Berlin

 
2013

Werke 2001-2013, Von der Heydt-Kunsthalle, Wuppertal, (Cat.)

Interpretation, Kunstverein Schwäbisch-Hall

 
2012

ArchScape, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin

Neon, Galerie Hartwich, Sellin auf Rügen

Strategien gegen Architekturen, LEVY Galerie, Hamburg (Cat.)

Strategien gegen Architekturen II, Nord LB Gallery, Hannover

 
2011

Totentanz. Bilder und Skulpturen, Hospitalhof Stuttgart (Cat.)

Archiscapes, B-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur

My War, Gloria, Berlin

 
2010

Shades of Grey, Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway (Cat.)

 
2008

Engineering Utopia, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin

Landscapism, Michael Schultz Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (Cat.)

Black Paintings, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid

blackscapes, Schultz Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China (Cat.)

The Modernist, Galerie der Stadt Backnang

 
2007

Falkenrot-Preis 2007, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (Cat.)

Undead, FS.Art, Berlin

 
2006

artistic research, Zeppelin-Museum, Friedrichshafen

artistic research, Museum der Stadt Ratingen (Cat.)

Alpenterror, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg

coloured and black, Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf

 
2005

Serielle Landschaften, Scharpf-Galerie/Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

Reload, gip contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland

Poplieferanten Zwei, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden (with Stefan Wissel)

 
2004

Poplieferanten, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne (with Stefan Wissel, Cat.)

Chimären, galerie im park, Burgdorf, Switzerland

 
2003

Der Sieg der Trophäe, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

bastard paintings, büro für kunst, Dresden (Cat.)

 
2002

Die Aufregung, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (Cat.)

Die Aufregung, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

Remix, Fassbender Stevens Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

Group exhibitions

 

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