For her first solo exhibition at Weserhalle, French artist Johanna Dumet presents ‘Geil, oder?’, a series of bold still life paintings rendered in swathes of bright colour.
Painted in Denmark (the historic Fyrgården in Anholt) during the peak of Scandinavian summer, Dumet’s work is a testament to the endless light and vivid colours of the Northern European landscape. For this body of work, Dumet did not withdraw to the comforts of an indoor studio (though the Fyrgården at Anholt is stripped bare of modern conveniences), but instead situated herself in the centre of her inspiration, occupying the courtyard of the Fyrgården as her primary workspace. Thus exposed to the elements, she was obliged to adapt her work quickly to the changing light, wind, rain, birds and other uncontrollable elements of the natural world, finding a harmonious cadence with life beyond the studio. Lively and wild, she translates the vitality of the island’s rugged landscape to canvas, reflecting the outdoors in both rich and vibrant oil paints.
Text by Sarah Messerschmidt;
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at Friedrichstraße, 204
Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 18:00h
at Glogauer Straße 16
Friday 18 September 2020 at 18:00h
at AUGUSTSTRASSE 69
Saturday 5 September 2020 at 14:00h
at Herzbergstraße 79
Saturday 14 November 2020 at 18:00h
at Gallery Le Logge, Piazza del Comune, Assisi
Thursday 24 September 2020 at 17:00h
at Giessereistrasse 18
Thursday 1 October 2020 at 18:00h