We are very pleased to announce the first solo show by German artist, Regine Schumann, during above period.
Born in Goslar, Germany in 1961, Regine Schuman now resides and works in Cologne, Germany. She got Meisterschülerin from Roland Dörfler at Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig in 1989. She has held many exhibitions in Europe and in the States. In 2000 she stayed in Tokyo with the scholarship from Land NRW. Her works are housed in many companies as Sparkasse KölnBonn and museums as Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn. Recently her work was acquired by Freunde der Art Cologne for the new entrance hall of Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln.
Original acrylic sheets
Regine Schumann creates art works positioning between painting and three dimensional object using acrylic color sheets specially produced for her in the collaboration with skilled craftsmen in the factory. She carefully regulates the amount of the pigment, which is often fluorescent, in acrylic sheets and the degree how much it reflects or absorbs light. And constructs her work of these acrylic boards with different colors and characters as if painters overlay colors on canvas with different color paints.
Exploration in the relationship between color, light and space
The transformations of her work, perceptible in different light moods as daylight, artificial light or black light enable an ever-changing viewing experience and accentuate the relation of color, light and surrounding space, the synchronicity of visible and invisible. Especially with black light, her work becomes luminescent and creates real color rooms in atmospherically charged oscillations and generates almost physical palpable experiences.
Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Light Art
She is a minimalist as Donald Judd and Larry Bell, working with simple geometric forms and pure colors. But at the same time, since she started her carrier as a painter, she desires her work to emit color and energy to surrounding space as Abstract Expressionist painting or Color Field Painting as Mark Rothko’s does. She is leading the filed of Light Art in Germany and enrich the field like Dan Flavin and James Turrell.
This is the first solo show by Regine Schumann at Taguchi Fine Art. Please come to take a look of her new playful and poetic work although using artificial and industrial materials and simple forms.