Susanne Kühn, ‘Black Forest Tree’, 2015, Beck & Eggeling

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About Susanne Kühn

Susanne Kühn’s brilliantly colored and detailed paintings blur the boundaries between nature and architecture. Borrowing pictorial motifs from traditional Japanese landscapes and spatial relationships from Northern Renaissance painting, Kühn typically portrays solitary women in strange and vibrant interiors or exteriors. Though her work is largely figurative, Kühn adds surreal, abstract elements, such as fantastical flora, and objects that interfere with perspective. Recalling Albrecht Dürer’s engraving St. Jerome in His Study (1514), Kühn’s 2011 painting of the same name depicts a young woman in a forest of pinks and greens, appearing both apprehensive and immersed in her surroundings.

German, b. 1969

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
BANK Susanne Kühn & Inessa Hansch, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Künstler der Galerie, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
2015
Ein Baum ist ein Baum ist ein Baum..., Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf