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R. J. KIRSCH

ARTWORKS

Impakt Serie #29, 2017, oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Impakt Serie #29, 2017,

oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Impakt Serie #28, 2017, oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Impakt Serie #28, 2017,

oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Impakt Serie #2, 2014, oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

Impakt Serie #2, 2014,

oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

© R. J. Kirsch

Impakt Serie #14, 2017, oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Impakt Serie #5, 2015,

oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Impakt Serie #12, 2017, oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Impakt Serie #3, 2014,

oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Abstract #14, 2011, oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Abstract #14, 2011,

oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Abstract #14, 2011, oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Abstract #21, 2013, oil on canvas, 130 x 170 cm

Abstract #21, 2013,

oil on canvas, 130 x 170 cm

Schwarze Serie, 2017, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

Schwarze Serie, 2017,

oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

Schwarze Serie, 2017, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

Schwarze Serie, 2017,

oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

illustrations: © R. J. Kirsch

ABOUT THE ARTIST

R.J. Kirsch studied at the Cologne Art Academy and impresses with his fascinating Oeuvre, as he constantly develops, experiments and courageously dares to try out new themes and techniques. His work shows an impressive continuity. With his series “Soft Impact”, he proofs his skill with abstract depictions of consistency by picking up a traditional drapery and the deformation of varying material. That way, Kirsch captures effects of brilliance, which occur through the reflection of light on silky fabric, as well as an interplay between light and shadow that awards the works depth and three-dimensionality. Similar effects are achieved in Kirsch’s other series that deals with these aspects of movement in a new way. Instead of the usually dynamic composition, these works feature a highly static structure, due to horizontal layers. In addition to that, the work’s soft colour transitions create an atmosphere of ease.    

R. J. Kirsch, artist of ART Galerie 7, Cologne

© R. J. Kirsch

VITA

*1959 in Kirchen

lives and works in Cologne

EXHIBITIONS/ PARTICIPATIONS (SELECTION)

2022

REANIMATION - Malerei, Installation, Skulpturen, PAN Kunstforum Niederrhein

 

2018

PHANTOME, CIRCUS1, Susanne Burmester Galerie, Putbus

DAS GROßE FORMAT, Art Galerie 7, Cologne

2017

8+1, Groupshow, Studio VICTOR DAHMEN, Cologne

DAS KLEINE FORMAT, Art Galerie 7, Cologne

GLANZ & GLORIA, Art Galerie 7, Cologne

2016

PERIPHERIE, RAUMSECHS, Düsseldorf

 

2015

Moto Park, art club Mainz 

 

2014

ZAHLEN PUMPEN, art club Siegburg 

PHANTOMS, Meta Weber Galerie, Krefeld 

PHANTOMS, art club Bayreuth 

 

2013

PHANTOMS, RAUMSECHS Düsseldorf 

OSTRALE, intern. art exhibition Dresden, Katalog 

Der Maler im Dunkel, art club Viernheim, Katalog 

 

2012

Das verortete Verlangen, Feuerwache Friedrichshain, Berlin, Katalog 

ABSTRACTS, Artgalerie 7, Cologne

 

2011

HOT SPOT BERLIN, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Katalog 

 

2010

serialworks studio, National Gallery, Capetown, South Africa

ZIVILCOLLAGE, Berufsverband Bildender Künstler Cologne

"LEERLAUF", with Max Scholz, Bellevuesaal Wiesbaden 

 

2009

REANIMATION, Galerie Jürgen Kalthoff, Essen 

 

2008

Still Life Pieces, Art Galerie 7, Cologne

PASSAGEN, Galerie Abel Neue Kunst, Berlin 

Im Konjunktiv der Dinge, Galerie Jürgen Kalthoff, Essen 

 

2007

Gropius Stories, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin 

 

2006

Rhythmus der Statistik, Abel Neue Kunst, Berlin 

Rhythmus der Statistik, Galerie Rachel Haferkamp, Cologne

 

2005

cars and races, Galerie Foert/Garanin, Berlin 

 

2004

Mit den Füßen zuerst, Galerie v.d. Milwe, Aachen 

Temporary Bell Tone Laboratory, Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin 

Status Quo, Galerie Murata&friends, Berlin 

 

2003

Zu Hause bleiben, Installation, Moltkerei-Werkstatt, Cologne

The Merry Waitingroom, opening event, Kulturhauptstadt Graz 

 

2001

Sammlung SK Cologne

 

1999

Goethe-Institut, Brussels/Evere, Belgium

PHANTOM, Museum Albstadt, Katalog

Art Fairs

2015/2016

Art Karlsruhe, Artgalerie 7

 

2013/2011/2010/2009

Art Fair Cologne, Artgalerie 7, Cologne

 

2007

F.I.T. Berlin,Fuel for Art, Miami 

MACO, Abel Berlin, Mexico City 

 

2008

bridge Art Fair, Miami 

 

2006

preview Berlin 

 

2005

2.Berliner Kunstsalon 

Kunst Cologne, Artgalerie 7, Cologne

 

2004

Art Fair Cologne, Artgalerie 7, Cologne

Scholarships and awards

2004

work scholarship Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin

 

2003

work scholarship Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin

 

2002

nomination for the Villa Aurora Scholarship

 

2001

Otzenrath scholarship, Hausmuseum Otzenrath

 

2000

scholarship Marli-Hoppe-Ritter-Stiftung

scholarship Kuratorium ZNS

 

1991

nomination for the Peter-Mertes-Scholarship

 

collections

grafic collection Museum Albstadt 

collection DG Bank 

collection Stadtsparkase Cologne

collection Dr.Eberhard, Landshut 

collection Dr.Drobny, Nürnberg

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