In her exhibition “PALETTE” at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Vienna, Susanne Kuehn presents new works that directly relate to the works in her exhibition “Korrespondenzen BOSCH & KUEHN – BEASTVILLE” at the Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Wien.
The black-and-white drawings combine the vocabulary of his torical printmaking with digital aesthetics, thus crating a unique pictorial space for diverse narratives: young women run through a dark forest illuminated by an ominous, gigantic palette (PALETTE, 2019); or in PICUTREMAKING DISSOLVES, 2019 Susanne Kuehn stages herself as a medieval painter with worms slithering all over her palette where the image of Madonna dissolves into swathes of black paint.
Her new paintings CYBERPALETTE I and II, are based on a luminous yet reduced color range that developed out of Kuehn’s exploration of the idea of drawing over the past two years. Here, newly invented palette forms take on a sensuous character, seeming like floating, computer-generated organs in historically allusive spaces.
Susanne Kuehn was born in Leipzig in 1969. After studying painting at the Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst, she spent seven years in New York and Boston in the USA. There, she attended the School of Visual Arts and Hunter College New York, and in 2001–2002 she was awarded the Radcliffe Fellowship of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Boston.
Susanne Kuehn began her artistic career during the late 1990s in New York with solo exhibitions at the Bill Maynes Gallery and the Robert Goff Gallery. In 1997 Beck & Eggeling, which was in Leipzig at the time, presented Susanne Kuehn’s work in Germany for the first time.
Since then the artist has participated in various exhibitions internationally, such as at the Museum fuer Neue Kunst Freiburg; OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, NY USA; Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Duesseldorf; Sala Uno, Contemporary Arts Center Rome; Haunch of Venison London, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, USA; and the Kunstverein Freiburg.
Furthermore, her work has been discussed in major publications such as Artforum International, Art in America, The New York Times, Art Kunstmagazin, Parnass, FAZ, Die ZEIT Magazin, and Monopol. Since 2015 Susanne Kuehn has been a professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Nuernberg, where she leads a painting class. She lives and works in Freiburg and Nuernberg.
The exhibition “PALETTE” is Susanne Kuehn’s first solo exhibition at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art’s Vienna branch. The parallel exhibition BOSCH & KUEHN at the Gemaeldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Kuenste Wien is the artist’s first museum show in Austria.