Art Cologne 2022
in collaboration with Clages Gallery
Christiane Blattmann is a German artist living and working between Brussels and Hamburg. Her sculpture practice aims to dissolve clear disciplines of creation and to question the autonomy of these domains. Often departing from everyday environments, her works are not so much hybrids of art and quotidian life, but rather a body of thinking figures that are designated as art objects; a spatial strategy to suspend oppositions between concepts of the inside and the outside. Christiane studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, at Goldsmiths University in London and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Recent selected exhibitions include: The Law, Damien & The Love Guru, Zurich, 2022 (solo); Look, Lightning Has Struck the Flowers, conceived by Christiane Blattmann & Jannis Marwitz, SUNDY, London, 2022; Sour Well, Nir Altman, 2022; Diananess, with Jannis Marwitz, Le Berceau, Marseille, 2021; Amou Four, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2020 (solo); The Constant Glitch, Museum Leuven, 2021; Squish, Ephremidis, Berlin, 2020; Commission Roundabout, HKW, Berlin, 2020; Un-Break My Walls, Kunsthalle Münster, 2019 (solo).
Jannis Marwitz is a German artist living and working in Brussels. Jannis’ figurative painting stands out for his distinctive, challenging visual idiom. Elegiac, myth-laden motifs, often borrowed from Greco-Roman funerary reliefs, stage a disturbing feast of physicality. The Brussels based artist uses a caustic palette and a painting style that combines old techniques with contemporary appeal. Jannis studied at Städelschule in Frankfurt and at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. He attended the program De Ateliers in Amsterdam in 2015. Recent selected exhibitions include: La proie et l’ombre, Crèvecoeur, Paris, 2022; Pooky’s Reform, Kunsthalle Fribourg, 2022; Look, Lightning Has Struck the Flowers, conceived by Christiane Blattmann & Jannis Marwitz, SUNDY, London, 2022; Onions, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2021 (solo); Diananess, with Christiane Blattmann, Le Berceau, Marseille, 2021; The Raid, Barbara Weiss, Berlin, 2021 (solo); Sweet Lies, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, 2021; Kündigung, Lucas Hirsch, Dusseldorf, 2020.
Jasmin Werner is a German-Filipino artist living and working in Cologne and Berlin. In her practice she investigates historical analysis, ideologies and individual desire by creating her own system of reference and combining different cultures and epochs non-hierarchical. Her sculptures explore a perception of economical, social and spiritual development based on constant growth. By this, Werner questions the modern concept of productivity with an emphasis on its gender-specificities. Werner studied at HfG Karlsruhe, Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and Städelschule Frankfurt and has since participated in various exhibitions at home and abroad, such as: there in spirit, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2022 (solo); Jahresgaben at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 2022; Schloss der Republik Burj Khalifa, Dubai Design Week, 2022, Abu Dhabi Art, 2022; Stufen zur Kunst, Kunstverein Hannover, 2022 (solo); Seniorita Latifa Sharifah, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, 2021 (solo); Unschuldsengel, Project Room of Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, 2021 (solo); Façadomy, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2020 (solo); The Wheel of Life Remise, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2020 (solo); Musée sentimentale de l’ours de Berlin, Bärenzwinger, Berlin, 2020; RAW, DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne. Upcoming exhibitions include: BPA (Berlin Program for Artists) exhibition, KW, Berlin, 2023.