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Antje Blumenstein

1967 Dresden, Germany

6 Works exhibited

Current location

Berlin

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Antje Blumenstein's work is divided into series in which, in addition to a wide variety of materials (paper, painting, neon light, acrylic glass, steel) and techniques, various topics and questions are dealt with. These groups of works can be interrupted and continued at a later point in time so that they can mutually influence and develop over a long period of time, as in a conversation. In her current work with folded paper, reduction and a clear formal composition dominate. In addition to the light and its inevitable companion, the shadow, the main
protagonist in her work is the line, which is repeatedly examined in its relationship to
space. The artists fold the paper manually with boards of different thicknesses, both from the back and the front, so that an intense play of light and shadow is created - the flat paper becomes a relief. Every new paper work is preceded by a sample in which the artist develops the new composition. Once this has been found, it is transferred “cleanly” onto a fresh sheet of paper. Blumenstein's artworks are part of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Kunstfonds, and numerous private collections such as Collection Grauwinkel, Berlin; Collection Schroth, Soest; Hanten-Schmidt Collection Cologne/Dresden/Vienna.

1991-94 Studies graphic design, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg
1993-94 Guest studies, HfBK Dresden
1994-97 Studied painting and graphic, HfBK Dresden
1997-99 Master student under Prof. Eberhard Bosslet
2011 Lecturer SOAK Dresden

2021 Residency fellowship of The Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf
2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2014 Project advancement Käthe-Dorsch- and Agnes-Staub-Stiftung
2012 Project advancement Käthe-Dorsch- and Agnes-Staub-Stiftung
2005-06 Studio scholarship Backfabrik Berlin
2001 Artist-in-Residence, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2000 Working scholarship Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf
1999 Robert-Sterl-Preis, Sammelstiftung Dresden
1997-99 Stipend of the state of ministry for science and art, HSP III

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