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Annette MEWES-THOMS

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20171211182330-16107345_1468961676499105_3315593161276716419_o
Art Stage Singapore 2017
20171211193624-lines_110_varnish_on_canvas_40x30x3_2017
Lines 110, 2017 Varnish On Canvas 30 X 40 X 2,5 Cm © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20171211185259-lines_119_varnish_on_canvas_40x30x3_2017
Lines 119, 2017 Varnish On Canvas 40 X 30 X 3 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20171211183244-annette_mewes-thoms_lines_g3_acrylic_marker_on_canvas_54_72x43_30_inch_2017
Lines G3, 2017 Acrylicmarker On Canvas 139x110 Cm © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20171211182550-annette_mewes-thoms_lines_g2_acrylic_marker_on_canvas_54_72x43_30_inch_2017
Lines G2, 2017 Acrylicmarker On Canvas 139x110 Cm © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20160908143922-lines_66_varnish_on_canvas_30x40_2016
LINES 66, 2016 Varnish On Canvas 40 X 30 X 3 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
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LINES 25, 2015 Varnish On Canvas 40 X 30 X 2,5 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20160120220038-lines_32_varnish_on_canvas_30x40_2015
LINES 32, 2015 Varnish On Canvas 40 X 30 X 3 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20160120220049-lines_33_varnish_on_canvas_30x40_2015
LINES 33, 2015 Varnish On Canvas 40 X 30 X 3 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20160120221809-annette_mewes-thoms_lines_m6_acryl_auf_leinwand_140x160_2015
LINES M6, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 160 X 140 X 2 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
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LINES M3, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 140 X 160 X 2 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20160120220929-lines_m2_156_x_139__acryl_auf_leinwand_2014
LINES M2, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 156 X 139 X 2 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
20160120220924-lines_m1_160x140__acryl_auf_leinwand_2014
LINES M1, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 160 X 140 X 2 Centimeters © Annette Mewes-Thoms
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Brunsb├╝ttel / Germany
Birth year
1952
Works in
Hamburg / Germany
Schools
Representing galleries
Ashok Jain Gallery New York / frontofbicycle Gallery - Basel / art goes public Hamburg / Works presented by: Asian Art Platform Singapore / Saatchi Art / featured by: https://www.artsyshark.com/2017/12/01/featured-artist-annette-mewes-thoms/
Tags
painting, drawing, conceptual, modern, photography, digital
Statement

sgabe 5


I paint, draw and take photographs.....


Because I grew up on the German coast of the North Sea, I played a lot in and with water. I love it, but I also know the dangers that can emanate from it. As a child I was often evacuated when storm floods came.

For many years I was looking for a way to paint the nature of water without illustrating it. Water is movement—flow and energy—with the line characteristics the same. Therefore, I reduced the forms and shapes I used in my paintings more and more until just the line was left.                                                                                                                                      After a few years the “Line” became my new theme. At first I placed lines close together and watched their wavelike moving and wavy shifts. Soon afterwards I intersected the lines to create latticed-like structures.

Today, I am working with a new concept. I start each work with an intuitively placed line to which I align all of the following lines. I then build up several layers of lines. By layering lines I create a condensing as well as an overlap. This is what I call “visual sensations” because the layering creates a shimmering effect. 

While working, I find myself in a state of both excitement and meditation. I am excited, because I can’t plan and predict how my work will turn out. Experiencing the process of creation is like an adventure. I simply know that there is an infinite variety of possibilities. My natural curiosity drives me to explore this.

The working process is meditative too, because I concentrate on the line and perceive nothing more than my breathing and the sound of the marker. With every line I become calmer. With each line I show a piece of myself. In so doing I document my breathing, my constitution and every disturbance. This is why I can’t plan or even “produce” my works with the computer, as is suggested so often. Such works made by a machine would be soulless, they won’t show what happens inside of me. My works shall be alive!

Since 2016, my focus has been on drawing. I have drawn many small black and white works in varnish on canvas. The absence of color is intended to focus the mind on the line.

 

 


CV


* 1952 Brunsbüttel / Dithmarschen
seit 1989 Ausbildung im Zeichnen sowie Malerei und Maltechnik an der Bundesakademie für kulturelle Bildung, Wolfenbüttel bei - Prof. Lienhard von Monkiewitsch, HfBK Braunschweig - Kirsten Mosel, HfBK Braunschweig, Buenos Aires - derzeit bei - Prof. Rolf Thiele, HfBK Bremen, Galan Frankreich - Lars Eckert, HfBK Braunschweig  / 2000-2002 freies Zeichnen im Atelier Peter Paulwitz-Matthäi, Hamburg / 2004 Initiatorin und Leitung der Sommerakademie Sankt Michaelisdonn /  seit 2012 Kuratorin und Organisatorin des dänisch-deutschen Ausstellungsprojektes "Kunstnere mødes - Künstler treffen sich" in Bolderslev, DK
Atelier: Hamburg, City Nord / Mitgliedschaften: Berufsverband bildender Künstler / Kunstrunden Sydvestjylland  /   Vertreten durch: art goes public, Hamburg  /  Saatchi Art Artist, London  / Ashok Jain Gallery, New York /

 


Ausstellungen und Beteiligungen / Auswahl


1995  Internationale Biennale Esbjerg/    1997  F o r m a ( r ) t , Glinde/    1998  „Korrespondenz mit der Farbe“, Galerie 333, Helmstedt/    1999  Kunst im Grenzland“ Rebbøl, Dänemark, int. Ausstellung/    2004  Stiftung Landdrostei, Pinneberg, 3. Regionalschau der Künstlergilde des Kreises Pinnenberg e.V., juriert/ 2007  Fläche-Farbe-Stille, Gutshaus Glinde/ 2007  Museum für Kommunikation, HH „Einblick-Durchblick-Lichtblick“/   2008  Altonale, Hamburg/    2008  „Arte Levante“ Galerie im Obergeschoss, Levantehaus Hamburg/    2010   „Am Ufer der Freiheit“ - Galerie auf der Freiheit –Cultura-Vivendi, Schleswig, juriert/  2011  „Giftgrün“ – Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg/   2012  „Überflutung“, Annette Mewes-Thoms und Regina Ebers, Galerie Ruhm, BBK Hannover, juriert/   2013  "Wasser" - Fabrik der Künste HH, juriert/   2014  "Feuer" - Fabrik der Künste HH, juriert/  2014 "40x40x40" Galerie im Levantehaus, Hamburg/    2014  Art Fair Malmö, Schweden/   2015  Art Nordic, Kopenhagen/    2015  B.AGLE Art, Berlin/  2015  Mixed Art, Basel, Schweiz/   2015  SNAP TO GRID, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, USA /  2015  Kunstprojekt ERDE, Fabrik der Künste, HH, juriert / 2016  International Collective Dallas 2016, Jannette Kennedy Galerie, Dallas, Texas / 2016 The International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK /  2016 INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR DONISTIARTEAN MIT Galeria Arte Gaudi, Madrid, ES / 2016 MYTORO Contemporary Art Gallery, Hamburg, Groupshow / 2016 Woman's Essence. Hernandes Art Gallery, Mailand, curated by Laura die Trapini, IT / 2016 The path that leads to oneself, Ashok Jain Gallery, USA / 2016 Contemporary Art Fair Zurich / 2016 Contemporary Art Tentation, Monaco, with Galeria Arte Gaudi, Madrid / 2017 Art Stage Singapore with Ashok Jain Gallery, New York / 2017 Woman's Essence / Espace Commin, mit Laura Francesca Di Trapani / Paris / FR / 2017 Affordable Art Fair Singapore, mit Asian Art Platform Singapore / 2017 The Artbox Projects / Airport Basel / CH / 2017 Art meets Glenfiddich, Braswell ArtsCenter Basel, mit frontofbicycle Gallery, Basel / CH/

9th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Entry

20171211193624-lines_110_varnish_on_canvas_40x30x3_2017

Annette MEWES-THOMS Lines 110