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Hell Gette

1986 Karabulak, Kazakhstan

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1986 born in Karabulak, Kazakhstan
2012-2017 studied painting, sculpture and graphics with Prof. Markus Oehlen at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich
2018 Diploma with outstanding performance at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Hell Gette (born 1986 in Karabulak, Kazakhstan, lives in Munich) interweaves symbols of digital everyday life into her fantastic, garish picture subjects. Enraged emojis and cheerful symbols, empty speech bubbles and filled text fields hover in free association on beach scenes under the palms, integrated into brightly colored, paradisiac landscapes. Like painted adhesive elements, Gette's work integrates the signs of digital advertising and pop culture, which combine to form a picture between painterly collage and trivial-aesthetic panel painting. Behind everything, the interest in the symbols of pixels seems to stand, the resolution of the digital image in the variety of its motivic parts and the collaged re-composition, to the point of absurdity. But Gette's visual worlds are idyllic only at first glance, the application of digital tools consciously visible and crude. There is always a touch of danger in the air, which in some scenes reads like a potentially deadly announcement of the catastrophe in the digital paradise: a broken rainbow in the sky and water swirling on the ground, yellow lightning flashes, volcanoes spit fire. Fragmented skulls and zombies are reminiscent of the action-aesthetics of the video game. They are images between dreamlike sequences and apocalyptic sceneries, as borrowed from a screen with all its digital messages and entertainment options. # Gettes fantastic worlds, their "Landscapes 3.0", vary the traditional subject in a colorful game old-fashioned and latest image design. The wild, symbol-laden scenes are based on alienated plein-air motifs, which develop in the analogous manner of digital alienation from the watercolor to the photograph, and finally on the screen to ever more fantastic scenes - until, as if in homage to the panel painting, they are translated back into the oil, becoming worlds between digital and analog. Because despite all the flashing digital signs, Hell Gette is dedicated to painting in the 21st century, the traditional medium of the visual arts par excellence. It irritates the material qualities of color until it emerges from the canvas. The color application in the nuances of the rainbow is sometimes impasto, sometimes smooth and often contrasts with neighboring color surfaces. The expressive, material stroke forms the symbols otherwise characterized by pixels and flatness, transferring them in relief from the digital to the real three-dimensional. # Hell Gette graduated in 2018 with distinction in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Prof. Markus Oehlen. Her work was last honored with the Academy's Debutant Award and included in the Hubert Burda Collection's permanent collection.

Solo exhibitions

 

2019

Spring 2k19, Hubert Burda Collection, Munich, curated by Mon Muellerschoen 

#Landscape 3.0, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich 

 

Group exhibition

2018

Municipality Heinz - Golestani, Düsseldorf 

Anatomy of Fairytale, Pörnbach Contemporary, Castle Pörnbach 

35 years Karl Pfefferle, with David Lynch and many others, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich

#BuntArt, with Andy Warhol, Anselm Reyle and many others, curated by Mon Müllerschön, MUCA Munich

Debutante exhibition MMA Munich 

Graduate Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Munich 

2017

Straußland, Verein Berliner Künstler Gallery, Berlin 

Masterpieces, annual exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich  

Black Hole on Carpet, Art Pavilion Munich 

2016

Apropospropofol, Academy of Fine Arts Munich 

23 world premieres, film screening, Werkstattkino München 

Notel Prinzregent, 69 interventions of artists at Hotel Prinzregent am Friedensengel / Villa Stuck 

Under my thumb, New West Berin Gallery, Berlin 

Reality Ends Here, Galerie Nachtspeicher23, Hamburg 

Critical mass exhibition from the manege, Kunstarkaden Munich

2015

Centenary, Space, Munich 

Leichtigkeit, Galerie Nachtspeicher23, Hamburg 

Altonale, Hamburg

Little breathing, class Oehlen, Academy of Fine Arts Munich

2014

Infame Esilio, Mahler Group Studio 5, Berlin 

Art Culture Respect, Gallery of Artists, Munich 

Escape, Class Oehlen, Academy of Fine Arts Munich

The landing, Akademiegalerie, Munich 

Scene change II, permanent exhibition, Goethe-Institut-München

2018 Debutants prize, Graduation with honors, Academy of Fine Arts Munich - Bavarian Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and Art
2018 Lfa Bank Funding Grant
2017 Academy Association Grant

Works by Hell Gette

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