Oliver Czarnetta

1966, Birkesdorf, Germany

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La torpeur, 2014, Champagne glasses and concrete, 60 x 39 x 22 cm

Spectrum Spiral, 2018, Resin, 42 x 20 x 16 cm

Gravity, 2014. Cement and toys, 7,5x7,5x12 cm

Gravity, 2014. Cement and toys, 7,5x7,5x12 cm

Many one men meaning, 2016, Concrete, 36 x 24 x 22 cm

Gravity, 2014. Cement and toys, 7,5x7,5x12 cm

Statement

 

"The human personality seems to me layered like an onion, from the infinitely divisible to the infinitely expanded with no defined end in all directions. The ‘I’ as putatively static core emerges as illusion, as a further microcosm in a further macrocosm. Our personality is therefore to be understood as a process which takes place in the correspondence of outer and inner, in the tension between the layers.

The processuality of the ‘Spectrum’ heads lies in the movement of the viewer: the circumambulation brings it to life. Time becomes apparent to us in movement or change only. The resin head does not move by itself. But everything changes when the viewer moves around it and thereby transfers its time to it. The moving inner life of the head bases on the processuality of the viewer – we create time.

The heads face is build out with air bubbles and pigments, it symbolises the transience and fragility of our ‘floating’ personality.

The ‘Spectrum’ holds a paradox itself with a supposed transparency and a ‘letting slip off thought’ closeness".

 

CV

 

EDUCATION

1993/2004 –  Art History Studies, Philosophy; PhD

2007/2009 –  Institute of Art History and Theory of Art, Koblenz University, Germany

 

 

 EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

Progress, Rompone Gallery, Köln, Germany

 

2019

Pareidolia, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Zu Zeit, Am Elisengarten Gallery, Aachen, Germany

Schappsch, The Grass is Greener Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

 

2018

Artspace Rompone, Cologne, Germany

Angry Boys, DerNy Kastet Museum, Thistedt, Denmark

 

2017

Identidad, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Sieh mich an!, Hanten-Schmid Collection, Kupferstichkabinett, Dresden, Germany

Lethe, Galerie The Grass Is Greener, Leipzig, Germany

 

2016

Sicher[e]e Welt, Artspace Rompone, Cologne, Germany

Gesichter der Stadt, Kunstverein Hockenheim, Germany

+arte, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2015

Contemporáneo, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Der Dritte Mensch, The Grass is Greener Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

Ce que je suis maintenant, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Germany

Pensamiento Salvaje, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2014

Goldene Gedanken, Kopf und Haus und Seitensprünge, Netuschil Gallery, Darmstadt, Germany

Mythos Stadt, Schmalfuss Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Ce que je suis maintenant, Artspace Rompone, Colonia, Germany

Opening Exhibition, Vitraria Glass + A Museum, Venice, Italy

 

2013

Seitensprünge, Teapot Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Porträts, Rigassi Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

Transit, Queen Anne Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

 

2012

Weisse Asche, Queen Anne Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

Hohlräume, Bruchsal Art Association, Bruchsal, Germany

Cologne Contemporaries, Carlswerk, J.M Müller & A. Jastrzabek, Cologne, Germany

 

2011

…Haus im Haus im Haus…, Siegen Art Association, Siegen, Germany

Realismus - Schein oder Wirklichkeit, Epikur Gallery, Wuppertal, Germany

Le Vasistas, Teapot Gallery, Cologne, Gemrnay

Orth, Offenbacher Kunstraum der Aulich-Merkle-Stiftung, Offenbach, Germany

 

2009

Single Interieur, Teapot Gallery, Colonia, Germany

Opening Exhibition, Michael Schmalfuss Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

2008

Requiem, Kloster Bronnbach Gallery, Bronnbach, Germany

Stadt als Urbild, Netuschil Gallery, Darmstadt, Germany

 

2006

Lounge Interieur, 23m2 Gallery, Aachen, Germany

Lutz Rohs Gallery, Düren, Germany

 

ART FAIRS

 

2019

Art New York, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, NEW York, USA

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

Estampa, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2018

Art New York, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, NEW York, USA

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

Estampa, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Context Art Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, USA

 

2017

Context New York, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, New York, USA

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

Estampa, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Context Art Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, USA

 

2016

Context  NY, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, New York, USA

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

Estampa, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Context Art Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, USA

 

2015

Context Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, USA

SUMMA Contemporary Art Fair, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Works In Institutions

Colección Hanten-Schmidt / Kupferstichkabinett, Dresden, Germany

National Monegasque Committee for Visual Arts, International Association of Plastic Arts (IAA/AIAP), UNESCO

Osthaus Hagen Museum, Germany

Collection Hildebrandt, Leipzig, Germany

Collection Hanten-Schmidt, Köln, Germany

Collection of the town Neersen, Germany

Collection Beckham, NY, USA

Collection Veash, London, UK

Collection Haggiag, Rome, Italy

Collection Ruiz Orfila, Director of Canal Found., Madrid, Spain

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