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MICHELLE JEZIERSKI
NORWOOD
Group exhibition

Opening: Saturday, Jun 20th 2015, 7 pm
Duration:
Jun 21st – Aug 1st 2015

Circle 1 – Platform for Art & Culture
Mittenwalderstr. 47
10961 Berlin
Germany

› circle1berlin.com

DAG
FENSTERSCHAU VII – SAW YOU DANCING IN YOUR X-RAY MEGADRESS
Group exhibition

Opening: Burg drugstore, Saturday, Apr 18th 2015, 6 pm

LangSuendermannRestauratoren
Burgstrasse 43
60316 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

› www.dierestauratoren.de

HERIBERT FRIEDL
THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE AIR – SCENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Group exhibition

Opening: Sunday, Mar 22nd 2015, 11 am
Duration:
Mar 23rd – Aug 2nd 2015

MUSEUM VILLA ROT
Schlossweg 2
88483 Burgrieden – Rot
Germany

› www.villa-rot.de

BERND METZ
On Faust-Kultur.de – “Behutsame Irritation: Alles am richtigen Platz?”
(“Cautious irritation: Everything in the right place?”)
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DAG

Thüringische Landeszeitung – ”Kunsthaus Erfurt: Punkt-Landungen“
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FAZ article in the art market
DIE FLUCHT IN DEN AUGENBLICK

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BERLIN ART LINK STUDIO VISIT MICHELLE JEZIERSKI
› Interview by Jeni Fulton

Monika Romstein

The Images, that appear vague and unreal, oscillate between romantic longing and sober realities. Figures and imagery from European art history emerge, as do cinematic icons. This shallow imagery is then broken and brought into the here and now. The artworks also preserve the necessary distance and gentle irony in their titles. Monika Romstein's elusive realism moves with monochrome colours between abstraction and figuration. The small format oil paintings, mostly arranged in thematic ensembles, allow the viewer to dive into mysterious atmospheres and is only given a few clues how to classify characters and objects. This vagueness leaves some questions unanswered and offers plenty of room for interpretation.

Biography & Exhibitions

Biography

Monika Romstein
1962 Born in Saarlouis
 
2002 State University of art Frankfurt/Main, Städelschule, Class Christa Näher
1998 Guest lectureship Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Dundee/Schottland
1998 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Dundee/ Schottland, M.F.A.
1994 Lectureship at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Institute for art education
1990 Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, M.A. Aesthetics and art history and cinematic sciences
 
Scholarships
2009 Moldau scholarship
1993 University of applied arts Vienna, DAAD foreign exchange scholarship

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2009 "the crystal gazer", Galerie Gilla Lörcher/Contemporary Art, Berlin
2008 "Grotta", Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt
Elsaesser Spreng, Frankfurt
2006 "a ghostly place", Galerie Rautenstrauch, Frankfurt
2005 Lange Straße 37, Frankfurt
recherche sentimentale, Galerie Rautenstrauch, Frankfurt
 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2009 "Bella Vista, Kunstblock, Frankfurt
HafenStudio", HafenStudio im Hafen 2, Offenbach
2008 Wintersalon, Galerie Rautenstrauch, Frankfurt
Familientreffen, Open doors, Atelierfrankfurt
2007 "It takes something to make something", Sammlung Rausch, Portikus, Frankfurt
"Familientreffen", Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt
2006 "Aschenputtels Traum", ml_44 weekendsalon, Frankfurt
"Open doors", Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt
"Kunst in Frankfurt", Ausstellungshalle 1a, Frankfurt
2005 Sammlung Rausch, Projekt Wohnzimmer, bKi, Darmstadt
Rundgang, Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt
"attitudes", Garage 30, Frankfurt
2001 Klasse Näher, Frankfurter Kunstverein, in: Christa Näher "Das Malwerk und das Schöne", Frankfurt
"Verkaufsoffener Sonntag", Auswärts Kunstraum e.V., Frankfurt
"Strange Attitudes", Galerie Anita Beckers, mit Anny und Sibel Öztürk, Frankfurt
1997 253, Perth Road, Dundee/Schottland
RSA, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh/Schottland RGI, Royal GlasgowInstitute of Fine Arts, Glasgow/Schottland
Galerie hanfweihnacht
Martin Hanf-Dressler / Felix Weihnacht
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