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Friday, 28 April 2023 to Saturday, 10 June 2023
Opening: 
Friday, 28 April 2023 - 5:00pm

ANDREA DAMP

„Menagerie“

April 28th – June 10th 2023

opening reception: April 28th, 5 – 9 pm

opening hours during Gallery Weekend Berlin:

April 28th: 1 pm – 9 pm

April 29th: 1 pm – 7 pm

April 30th: 1 pm – 6 pm

From April 28th to June 10th 2023 janinebeangallery will present its first solo exhibition of the artist Andrea Damp titled „Menagerie“.

The Berlin-based painter’s work focuses on the theme of landscape, which has played a central role for her from the very beginning of her artistic career. The artist, who was born on the island of Rügen, takes up the dense and multifaceted nature and history of her homeland, whose atmosphere she condenses into panoramas of enormous narrative power in her canvases.

In her works, the tradition of romantic landscape painting of the 19th century is just as palpable as the painterly achievements of abstraction since 1945 and of Informel. Colour, structure, brightness and consistency are the most important parameters for Andrea Damp to elaborate her paintings, which are developed beyond any figurativeness for long stretches of their creation. Through sometimes minimal figurative elements—which are only inserted into the compositions at a late stage—the entire pictorial space begins to oscillate between abstraction and narration; light and darkness separate, horizons form, depth in space and associations with plants, forests, clouds become possible.

In her latest series of works, reflecting on Baroque painting, Andrea Damp aims at the portrait. In contrast to her mostly large-format and colourful landscapes, the likeness in these canvases literally forms out of the darkness of the background. These portraits are always in dialogue with an animal whose meaning, unlike in the tradition of Goya for example, is not immediately decipherable. Like a menagerie, these works pervade the exhibition, interrupting the canon of the landscape and countering the painterly universes with an immediacy that can be read as the antithesis of their vastness and openness.

T he first sculptures in Andrea Damp’s oeuvre were created at the end of last year, preceded by a long period of development. Together with the specialists of Berlin Glas e.V., a group of non-representational works was created. In their reduction to the basic form of the sphere, these works have both formal points of reference in the artist’s work as well as narrative ones. The piling up of these simple forms and their precisely coordinated colours opens up a wide spectrum of associative stimuli and possibilities for interpretation—a procedure that Andrea Damp has already brought to perfection in her paintings. Also, the glass ball is an integral part of the artist’s memory, as an indispensable tool in the fishing business, in which her family is now engaged in the eighth generation.

text by Ronald Puff

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Andrea Damp was born in 1977 on the island of Rügen (today Germany), then part of the GDR.
Her hometown on the south-eastern end of the island was founded by fishermen in the early 19th century and has retained its former form to the present day.
For generations, the family lived with nature and fishing, a tradition that is now continued by her older brother.
Already in her early childhood she showed her love and talent for painting, initially supported by the former village school teacher, who was experienced in dealing with paint and brushes and taught her first basic knowledge.
From the age of 16 Andrea Damp received painting lessons from Hans-Dieter Barthel, an artist living on Rügen, who studied at the Kunsthochschule in Berlin Weißensee and actively participated in the cultural life of the former GDR.
Through this support and her intensive, almost manic work, a large number of figurative works were created early on: landscapes, seascapes and still lifes, which are characterised by extraordinary craftsmanship and a feeling for colour.
At the University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin she was finally accepted into the class of Prof. Hans-Jürgen Diehl. Diehl was an important representative of critical realism, who, with the end of the division of Germany,
declared his previous, realistic work to be complete and turned away from representationalism. Since then, he has pursued a non-objective, non-narrative concept of painting.
Andrea Damp is still in close contact and exchange with him.
Andrea Damp’s work rests on these two foundations, the early narrative influence of her time on Rügen and the strictly abstract view of her student days in Berlin. The ambivalence of these two ways of thinking still forms a fixed factor and the aesthetic appeal of her painting.
 

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Andrea Damp subtly balances abstraction and figuration in her paintings. Her works are created in a sophisticated process of layers and superimpositions, which make the sensual process of the painting’s creation palpable.
With the use of figurative elements, the painter transforms her compositions into narrative, associative pictorial worlds that are characterized by atmosphere and emotional expression. Andrea Damp’s paintings thus form an incomparable link between the autonomy of colour and its ability to serve the image.

CV Andrea Damp

1977

born in Bergen on the island Rügen, GER (at that time GDR)

1997-1998

Studies of Philosophy and Art History at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, DER

1998-2004

Studies of Fine Arts at the Berlin University of Arts (UdK), class of Prof. Hans-Jürgen Diehl, GER

2000-2001

Scholarship for painting by the Dorothea-Konwiarz-Foundation, Berlin, GER

2001-2003

Assistant Prof. Hans-Jürgen Diehl

2004

Final Degree, Berlin University of Arts, GER
Scholarship Glasgow School of Arts, GBR

2004-2005

MFA Painting, Berlin University of Arts, GER
Master of Fine Arts at the Berlin University of Arts, class Prof. Diehl, GER

2006-2007

NaföG, Young Artists Award of the City of Berlin, GER

2008

Lucas-Cranach-Grant by the City of Wittenberg, GER

2008-2010

Karl-Hofer-Scholarship, Berlin, GER

2009

Franz-Hecker-Grant
Scholarship of the Käthe-Dorsch-and-Agnes-Straub-Foundation

2010

Art Award winner of the Dorothea-Konwiarz-Foundation

2014

Awardee 12th art prize Tempelhof / Schöneberg, Berlin, GER

2014-17

Professorship for painting at the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, GER

2019

Artist-in-Residence, Budapest Art Factory, HUN

 

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2023

solo exhibition at janinebeangallery (during Gallery Weekend)

2022

Plimpplamppletteren, Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg, SWE
Lupus infabula, buergyderuijtergallery, Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße, GER
Oculus ultimus, Galleri NB, Viborg, DEN

2021

So ist es (with Karl Fulle), Zeitkunstgalerie Halle/S., GER
BLUETH, Strzelski Gallery, Stuttgart, GER
Dschidschoriengrien, Galerie Hovestadt, Nottuln, GER

2020

Mnemosyne, Barbara von Stechow Gallery, Frankfurt/M., GER
Sturmfrei, Galleri NB, Viborg, DEN
Geräuschkulisse, Strzelski Gallery, Stuttgart, GER
Fainómenon (with Karl Fulle), Brennwald Gallery, Kiel, GER
Lux colorata, Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim, GER
Zurück, Werth Gallery, Benz / Usedom, GER
Mare Imbrium, art box berlin, Timmendorfer Strand, GER

2019

Refugium, Galerie Ahlers, Göttingen, GER
Die Uhr steht still, Budapest Art Factory, Budapest, HUN
Fingerspitzengefühl, Galleri NB, Viborg, DEN
BRICOLAGE, KUNST & Co. e.V., Flensburg, GER

2018

Kukelure (with Martin Möhwald), Zeitkunstgalerie, Halle/S. , GER
Carpe Noctem, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE
Halbschlaf, Kunstverein Unna, GER
Tertulia, Barbara von Stechow Gallery, Frankfurt/M., GER

2017

SUPERPOSITION (with Daniel Sigloch), Anja Knoess Gallery, Cologne, GER
Camp Damp, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Magnificat, Richard-Haizmann-Museum / Kunstverein Niebüll, Niebüll, GER

2016

Sætter DAMPen op, Galleri NB, Viborg / Copenhagen, DEN
Nah entfernt, Barbara von Stechow Gallery, Frankfurt/M., GER
Tantum… quantum, Kampl Gallery, Munich, GER

2015

Par-Impar, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Bon-Bon, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE

2014

Kantella & Corvetta, Barbara von Stechow Gallery, Frankfurt/M., GER
Bubbles, Kampl Gallery, Munich, GER
Mikumi, Galleri NB Viborg / Copenhagen, DEN

2013

November, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Janus Arcadia (with Gabriele Basch), Galleri NB Viborg / Copenhagen, DEN
Contemporary art from Germany – Small treasures (with Gabi Hamm and
Michael Sistig), AKI Gallery Taipei, TPE

2012

No jardim, Barbara von Stechow Gallery, Frankfurt/M., GER
Tabula rasa, Kampl Gallery, Munich, GER
A Fairy, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE
Rendezvous with art, curated by Isabelle Meiffert, Berlin, GER

2011

Mutabor, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Lens flares, Vattenfall Exhibition Space, Berlin, GER
Natura-lized, ProArt, Athens, GRE
Flight mode, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE

2010

Von Lichtern und Flecken, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Vertigo, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER
SUPERNOVA, Kunstbetrieb 7, Ludwigsburg, GER
Recall, Gallery of the Dorothea-Konwiarz-Foundation, Berlin, GER
Hier, ganz in der Nähe, Kampl Gallery, Munich, GER

2009

Pulsschlag der Farbe, Kunstverein Niebüll, GER
Karussell Karmesin, CP Gallery, Wiesbaden, GER
Codex, Kampl Gallery, Munich, GER

2008

Behind the curtain, CP Gallery, Wiesbaden, GER
Twinklies, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER

2007

Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously, Kunstverein Rügen, Putbus, GER
Just Beautiful, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER
Cross the river, Vera Lindbeck Gallery, Hannover, GER

2006

Néa, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER

2005

Orbs, CNC, Berlin, GER

2004

11G5AY, Glasgow, IRL
Galeriecafé Assel, Berlin, GER

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

2022

Luxembourg Art Week, fair for contemporary art, November 11th – 13th 2022, with janinebeangallery (F)
„Das Wunderland fehlte mir“, Andrea Damp, Maxwell Dunlop, Beate Höing, Petra Rintelen, Arny Schmit, janinebeangallery, Berlin, Germany
Art Miami Berlin, mit Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Messe für zeitgenössische Kunst, Miami, USA (F)
„Karoshi Rockenhausen“, Pachen Museum, Rockenhausen, Germany
Positions Berlin, Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Messe für zeitgenössische Kunst (F)
Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Messe Karlsruhe, Rheinstetten (F)

2021

WAOU 21, Galleri NB, Viborg, DEN
Unwesen, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Momentaner Standpunkt, buergyderuijtergallery, Neustadt a. d. Weinstraße, GER
Pas de deux, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Art Miami, with Barbara von Stechow Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2020

Contemporary human, Galleri NB, Viborg, DEN
Kunst unter Reet, galerie w, Keitum/Sylt, GER
Waou 2020, Galleri NB, Viborg, DEN

Miniaturen, Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim, GER

2019

Who, what, where, Josephine Joan Gallery, Fullerton, CA, USA
Waou, Galleri NB, Viborg, DEN
Painting…, galerie w, Osnabrück, GER
Beauty & Spa, Hartwich Gallery, Sellin/Rügen, GER
… erzähl mir was, Anja Knoess Gallery, Cologne, GER
In situ, site-specific artworks by 25 artists, old BUDERUS-Estate and Art-Casting-Museum,
Hirzenhain and „Altes Rentamt“, Gedern, GER
The easter group show, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE

2018

On unfamiliar terrain – Landscape in painting since 1945, Museum for Contemporary Art – Hurrle
Collection, Durbach, GER
Where is Philadelphia…, Philadelphia, GER
ART The Hague, NL, with Galleri NB, The Hague, NED
On and on and on, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE

2017

Don´t forget to put flowers in your hair, Hartwich Gallery, Sellin / Rügen, GER
Rausch, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Lot a lot, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE
Studio (with Martin Möhwald and Karl Fulle), Berlin, GER
BLITZEIS II, Anja Knoess Gallery, Cologne, GER
Jubilæumsudstilling, Galleri NB Viborg / Copenhagen, DEN

2016

Karoshi, Artists Residence Sootbörn, Hamburg, GER
Rückblick, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
BLITZEIS, Anja Knoess Gallery, Cologne, GER
Art Copenhagen, with Galleri NB, Copenhagen, DEN

2015

Transfiguration, Galleri NB, Viborg / Copenhagen, DEN
NOW… AND FURTHER, Painting Vol. II, Anja Knoess Gallery, Cologne, GER
Påsksalong, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE
11 artists – 1 format, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER

2014

Review – Perspective, Kampl Gallery, Munich, GER
TOUCH, Hartwich Gallery, Sellin / Rügen, GER
Homo ludens, Artprize Tempelhof-Schöneberg, House at Kleistpark, Berlin, GER
Play is the beginning, Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden, GER
Påsksalong, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE
Twenty-five paintings by twenty-five painters, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, GER
Art Copenhagen, with Galleri NB, Copenhagen, DEN

2013

Young Art Taipei, with AKI Gallery, Taipei, TPE
In Between Trees, Galleri NB, Viborg, DEN

2012

Facing Reality II, with Wolfgang Ellenrieder and Michael Bach, AKI Gallery, Taipei, TPE
Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, GER
Young Art Taipei, with AKI Gallery, Taipei, TPE
Kunst 12 Zurich, with Barbara von Stechow Gallery, Zurich, SUI

2011

New Talents, Barbara von Stechow Gallery, Frankfurt/M., GER
Téte-à-téte, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER
Accrochage, Kampl Gallery, Munich, GER
New German Figuration, AKI Gallery, Taipei, TPE
Picknick, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE
Große Kunstausstellung Halle/S., Kunst Halle e.V., Halle/S., GER
Opening exhibition, Brennecke Gallery, Düsseldorf, GER
Art Copenhagen, with Galleri Thomassen, Copenhagen, DEN

Art Amsterdam, with Galleri Thomassen, Amsterdam, NED

2010

Themenwechsel, final exhibition KHG-Grant, Berlin, GER
Phantomschaltung, Artist Residence Klosterstraße, Berlin, GER
Teile des Ganzen, Große Kunstausstellung Nürnberg, GER
The best of dimension 5, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, GER
Oase als Phänomen, Art Award Sparkassen-Foundation Karlsruhe, GER
10 years DKS, Gallery of the Dorothea-Konwiarz-Foundation, Berlin, GER

2009

VIIth Artprize Wesseling, Kunstverein Wesseling, GER
Durchzug, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER
From Berlin, Gallery Z, Stuttgart, GER
Stipendiaries of the Karl-Hofer-Society, Haus at Kleistpark, Berlin, GER
Identities, Gallery and Künstlerhaus Spiekeroog, GER

2008

Mensch-Natur-Raum, Collection at the Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, GER
Water, MK 21 Gallery, Hamburg, GER
Karl-Hofer-Stipendiaries, Studiofloor Oberschöneweide, Berlin, GER
FRAGMENT, Kunstverein Eisenturm, Mainz, GER
Eb-Dietzsch-Art Award, Gera, GER

2007

Idyll, Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden, GER
Löwenhof Art Award, Frankfurt/M., GER
Art Award St. Andreasberg, GER

2006

Memo, Gallery 14, Paris, FRA
Heimkehr, CP Gallery, Wiesbaden, GER
Don´t Talk About It, with Ceal Floyer and Karin Sander, project Wilsnacker Str., Berlin, GER
Four Seasons, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER
scope Miami, with CP Gallery, Miami, USA

2005

Natur-lich, CP Gallery, Wiesbaden, GER
15 Jahre Herbst, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER
Master degree show, UdK Berlin, GER
Four Spring, Brennecke Gallery, Berlin, GER

2004

Final Degree Show, UdK, Berlin, GER
Letting go, Mackintosh Building, Glasgow, GBR

2002

ARTANALE, Berlin, GER
Il Sonno, Granma Gallery, Rome, ITA

 

Collections (public)

Collection of the German parliament Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin, GER
Picasso Collection, Paris, FRA
Collection of the City of Uppsala, SWE
Collection Petro / de Chalendar, Paris, FRA / Budapest, HUN
Collection of the City of Gothenburg, SWE
Museumsberg, Municipal Museum Flensburg, GER

Sal. Oppenheim Collection, Cologne, GER
Collection at Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, GER
CNC Collection, Berlin, GER
Collection of the Investitionsbank Berlin, Berlin, GER
HSE Collection, Darmstadt, GER
Vattenfall-Collection, Berlin, GER
Grundfos-Collection, Bjerringbro, DEN
Kerber Publisher Collection, Berlin / Bielefeld, GER
Collection of the Province Västra Götaland, SWE
Museum of Contemporary Art – Hurrle Collection, Durbach, GER
Holtmann Collection, Hannover, GER

Venue ( Address ): 

Torstrasse 154

10115 Berlin

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