German artist Katrin Bremermann (b. 1965) combines primary abstraction with spontaneous expression to create two-dimensional paintings with a three-dimensional quality as well as three-dimensional steel sculptures. Working in the tradition of shaped canvases pioneered by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Kenneth Noland, Bremermann’s work explores the connection between reality and the illusion of depth and perspective. Challenging the vocabulary of painting, she depicts abstract and minimal organic shapes that explore the interplay between positive and negative space. Inspired by poetry and literature, Bremermann gives her works evocative yet ambiguous titles such as I like it there (2018) or Cooking, cleaning, sleeping (2019). She creates her lacquer drawings by waxing both sides of her paper to increase its transparency, then produces lines and marks for a marbled effect. Text by Katrin Bremermann
“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.”

Born 1965 in Bremen, Germany
lives and works in Berlin and Lucq de Béarn

Selected Exhibitions:

Galerie Wilms, Venlo, Netherlands

– Now Here This, Gallery Martin Mertens, Berlin, Germany
– Enough, groupshow, curated by Gabriele Herzog at Snow Gallery, Berlin, Germany
– Notes to Self, Gallery Kristof de Clercq, Ghent, Belgium
– Minimal, groupshow, art center L.a.r.c, Grasse, France
– Umlaut,  Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany

– Drawing Now Paris, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
– Enter Art, Galeri Weinberger Schandorff, Copenhagen, Denmark

– In my bubble, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
– Tracks, collaboration with German Stegmaier, Kristof de Clercq Galerie, Ghent, Belgium

– Je ne suis pas seule, Gallery Martin Mertens, Berlin, Germany
– Die Form, BcmA Berlin, groupshow,  Jens Wolf + Camill Lederer
– GauS181, groupshow, Oqbo, Berlin
– Incremental abstraction (groupshow) Kunstverein Berlin, Germany

– Gradation, groupshow, Patrick Heide Gallery, London,UK
– Entre lignes et surfaces, Goethe Institute Paris, collaboration with German Stegmaier, France
– Invitation to Anni and Josef Albert Foundation, Residency

– Untitled Art Miami Beach, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia
– Inasmuch, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne
– The winter show, groupshow, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia

– Standard Deviation, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin
– Kudlek & Rivoli, Brussels
– Centre culturel les Quinconces de L’Espal, en collaboration avec Thomas Müller, Pius Fox,
Vincent Hawkins et Martin Assig, Le Mans, France
– Art Space P 60, Assen, Hollande
– Off the wall, RaumX, London, Great Britain

– L’amoureuse en secret, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin, Germany
– Drawing Now, Focus artist, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Paris, France
– More canvas, please, groupshow, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Brussels, Belgium
– Art Paris, Galerie Bernard Vidal, Paris , France
– The proof of the pudding is in the eating#2, groupshow, Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

– In and out, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
– Suchness/SoSein, groupshow, RaumX, London, Great Britain
– Oeuvres recentes, Galerie Vidal – St Phalle, Paris, France

– Inventory of an education, Galerie Vidal St – Phalle, Paris, France
– Off line on mark, Parallel Art Space, Bushwick, USA
– Ellipse, groupshow, A3 gallery – municipal gallery Moscow, Russia

– Architectures improvisées, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, Germany
– Drawing Now, with Galerie Vidal St- Phalle, Paris, France
– Emergence, groupshow, Paris, France

– Triangle association, workshop, Brooklyn, USA
– Moveable feast, groupshow, Paris, France
– Dark night, good sex and peanuts,  Exit-Art Galerie, Boulogne, France

– Gallery Viewer, 2023,– ART Press, septembre, 2014
– Modern Painters, Decembre, 2014,
– Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 2017
– The drawer, 2018