Still (2)
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas : 71 x 79 inches ( 180 x 201 cm )
Inventory # 18619
Patrick Cierpka
German, b. 1967

Patrick Cierpka was born in 1967 in Giengen, Germany. He began studying visual communications in 1991 at the University of Pforzheim, and from 1996 he began a second degree in painting at the acclaimed Berlin University of Arts. Five years later he completed his studies with a Master of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Professor Hödicke. Cierpka’s work has been exhibited in Berlin in the GEHAG Forum, Neues Deutschland, and the Kunstmuseum Heidenheim where he also received the 2003 Hans Helmut Baur Prize. His works are included in international collections including the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the AXA Nordstern in Cologne. The artist currently works and lives in Berlin.


ARTIST STATEMENT

A glance into the light changes our perception. In a sense, you go blind for a brief moment. The afterimages that appear on the retina come from the delayed reaction of the eye to the stimulus of light. When you look around at your surroundings, shapes dissolve, motifs overlap, and new forms are created. 

“With colourfully glaring landscapes overpowered with light, contours dissolve and structures blur in front of our eyes. It’s as if one had stopped and looked into the bright sun or into the light for too long. This is an experience that everyone has had before. To get out of this 'overexposed' state and to reduce glare, we naturally squint or blink. This experience, the fleeting moment when contours and colours dissolve and reappear, is captured in my paintings.” - Patrick Cierpka


AWARDS

2003       Hans-Helmut Baur-Award, Art museum, Heidenheim

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014       TAGNACHT, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2011       ICH WAR KURZ BLIND, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2009       DIORAMA, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

                VOLTA NY - Solo Show, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, New York, USA

2005       HEAVEN KICK, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2003       HEIMSPIEL, Ausstellungshalle, Giengen, Germany

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018       PAPERPOSITIONS BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany        

2017       SALON DER GEGENWART, Hamburg, Germany

               MOMENT, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

               POSITIONS BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

               PAPERPOSITIONS MÜNCHEN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

              CODEX - The Groupshow, Projektraum Berlin, Germany

2016       LES MINIATURES, Galerie Nicole Gnesa, München, Germany

               PROSPECT, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

               POSITIONS BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2015       POSITIONS BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2014       ART BODENSEE, Dornbirn, Austria

               CODEX PAINTING SHOW, Projektraum, Berlin, Germany

2013       DISMANTLING, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

               EDGE AND SURFACE, Projektraum, Berlin, Germany

               VOLTASHOW 9, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Basel, Switzerland

               PREVIEW BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

               SWAB BARCELONA, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Barcelona, Spain

2012       VOLTASHOW8, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Basel, Switzerland

               PREVIEW BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2011       SWAB BARCELONA, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Barcelona, Spain

2010       TAPE MODERN NR. 13, Tape Club, Berlin, Germany

               THE FORGOTTEN BAR - The best of dimension 5, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany

               ZWISCHENRAUM, Galerie Dina4 Projekte, München, Germany

               SWAB BARCELONA, Barcelona, Spain

               VOLTASHOW 6, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Basel, Switzerland

               PREVIEW BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2009       AFTER DARK, MY SWEET, Galerie Oechsner, Nürnberg, Germany

               VÄTER UND SÖHNE, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany

2008       EIN FOTOKÜNSTLER - ein Maler, Galerie Brusberg und Anna Augstein, Berlin, Germany

               PREVIEW BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

               SWAB BARCELONA, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Barcelona, Spain

2007       ZWISCHENRAUM, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

               KONTRASTE I, DSV-Kunstkontor, Stuttgart, Germany

2006       P.C., M.P., J.R., Galerie Naumann, Stuttgart, Germany

               JUNGE KUNST AUS OSTWÜRTTEMBERG, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Germany

               YEAR_06, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, London, United Kingdom

2005       TOUCHÉ, Klasse K.H, Hödicke an der Udk, Berlin, Germany

               QUINTESSENZ 6, Jarmuschek + Partner, Berlin, Germany

               ART COLOGNE, Köln, Germany

               ART FRANKFURT, Frankfurt, Germany

               PREVIEW BERLIN, Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2004       QUINTESSENZ 5, Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin, Germany

2003       HEIDENHEIMER DREIECK, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Germany

               NEUES DEUTSCHLAND, Projektraum, Berlin, Germany

2002       MALEREI IN AUSSICHT, Gehag-Forum, Berlin, Germany

2001       AUSGEZEICHNET, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany

1999       HOLIDAYS IN PARADISE, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany

               BERLIN 2000, AXA Nordstern Art Versicherung, Köln, Germany

               HEIDENHEIMER DREIECK, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Germany