Blunk Steffen

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Blunk Steffen

Biography

1967 born in Nürnberg, Germany
1988 - 1993 studied journalism and philosophy at the Catholic University of Eichstätt, meanwhile, freelance journalist and author
since 09.2008 freelance artist
2009 – 2013 painting studies at the Akademie für Malerei Berlin, master student degree 01/2014
2010 establishment of open]art[space – projektraum kunst
2011 establishment of XTRO Ateliers Berlin Oberschöneweide
since 2013 member of the bbk Berlin
2014 nomination for the Nürnberger Nachrichten art prize
since 2014 represented by Gallery Koch-Westenhoff, Lübeck
since 2015 member of Künstlersonderbund in Deutschland 1990 e.V.

Artist statement

About the aesthetics of war and love

War, violence, dead on the one hand – love, tenderness, eroticism on the other: The images of Steffen Blunk facing these two poles of human life.

He first approaches the topics in similar scenic way: He stripped the oil paintings, painted in glazing technique on wood, using mortise chisel and hammer of their image staff.It abstract surfaces with different effects, instead of people : victims as offenders, soldiers and death, wars and eras are no longer identifiable, the horror of the image of war is a general and lasts forever.

At the same time, the abstraction of the female body offers a projection surface for own memories, fantasies and desires of the viewer. Although or especially for the reason that the topics are contradictory, show Blunks pictures that these two topics include terrifying aesthetics.

Art Fairs

2016 ART Karlsruhe | Affordable Art Fair Hamburg
2015 ART Karlsruhe | Affordable Art Fair Hamburg
2014 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg
2013 ART Innsbruck
2010 ART Innsbruck

Solo exhibitions (selection)
2016 "und ewig tobt Krieg - und ewig lockt Liebe", Galerie Ost-Art, Kulturring Berlin e.V., Berlin
2015 "Napoleon sagte, im Krieg und in der Liebe sei alles erlaubt", Galerie Koch-Westenhoff, Lübeck
2014 "Krieg! Hurra!", Alter Berliner Garnisonfriedhof
"Es ist Krieg. Hurra!", Rathaus Schleiden und Galerie Eifel Kunst, Schleiden - Gemünd
"Allgemeine Mobilmachung", schöneweide artists e.V., Berlin
2013 "Grenzlinien",Galerie Eifel Kunst, Gemünd
2012 "Borderlines", Zentrum für Demokratie Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin

Group exhibitions (selection)

2015 "Heimat", Kunstverein Kunstrefugium e.V., München
"Am Rand des Wahnsinns flirrt die Kunst", Kunst am Spreeknie 2015
"Querbeet IV", Kunstmix Produzentengalerie, Bremen
2014 5 neue Positionen, Galerie Koch-Westenhoff, Lübeck
EAT, Kunstforum Eifel, Gemünd
"Der Kaiser rief und alle kamen", Galerie Eifel Kunst, Gemünd
Sonderausstellung zum Kunstpreis der Nürnberger Nachrichten, Kunsthaus Nürnberg
"Marineoffizier Max Plüddemann - Überseepreludien zum 1. Weltkrieg", Gedenkstätte Alter Garnisonfriedhof Berlin
2013 "Stadt, Land - und Mensch - sechs zeitgenössische Positionen zu Figur und Raum", ehem. Sparkasse, Berlin
"unausgesprochenes", mit Rebecca Blöcher, XTRO Ateliers
"Elemente.Schwerkraft.Gleichgewicht." Galerie Flierl, Berlin
2012 open]art[space - projektraum kunst, Gemeinschaftsausstellung (Katalog), Berlin
"Heimaterde - Vaterland" - JKD Galerie für junge Künstler- und DesignerInnen - mit Hartmut Hahn
"skulptur.raum.werk" - SculptureNetwork, Kunstquartier Bethanien
Werkschau II/12 Xtro Ateliers - Gemeinschaftsausstellung mit Christian Lehmann