Amelie von Wulffen

Bilder, 1998–2016


Amelie von Wulffen 
Bilder, 1998–2016
Published by Koenig Books, Studio Voltaire and Pinakothek der Moderne

£40.00 GBP



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About the publication

We are pleased to present Bilder, 1998–2016, a new monograph surveying von Wulffen’s practice, published by Koenig Books and Studio Voltaire in partnership with Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Encompassing nearly 20 years of the artist's work, the publication includes new essays by Bernhart Schwenk, Curator of Contemporary Art at Pinakothek der Moderne, writer Manfred Hermes and artist Amy Sillman. 

This monograph coincides with The misjudged Bimpfi, von Wulffen's major new commission at Studio Voltaire, her first solo exhibition in the UK. Von Wulffen presents a significant new body of work that combines her interest in the confessional and the unconscious.

In new paintings, von Wulffen has blended traditional figuration with dream-like scenarios that disconcert in their a-historic, misplaced sense of time. Differing styles of dress, location and painterly convention are folded in on each other in ludic juxtapositions. Found works by unknown artists are pasted directly onto canvases, combined with tromp l'oeil and heavy impasto, kitschy images of fruit bowls and kittens, or reproductions of pleasant farmsteads. 

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About the artist

Amelie von Wulffen (b. 1966, Breitenbrunn/Oberpfalz, Germany) lives and works in Germany. In 2015 the survey exhibition Amelie von Wulffen, Works 2000–2015, was staged at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Other recent solo exhibitions include; Portikus, Frankfurt (2013); Aspen Art Museum (2012) and Kunstraum Innsbruck (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Zeitgeist, Mamco–Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (2017),Ein Schelm, wer böses dabei denkt, Künstlerhaus Bremen (2016); Raw and Delirious, Kunsthalle Bern (2015); Abandon the parents, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen;La voix humaine, Kunstverein Munich, Liverpool Bienniale (all 2014); and A TOP-HAT, A MONOCLE, AND A BUTTERFLY, etablissement d`en face, Brussels (curated by Anthony Huberman, 2013).

Between 2006-2011 she was Professor of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In 2002 she was awarded the ars viva Fine Art Prize, and in 2016 the Ruth Baumgarte Prize.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.