Christian Awe

1978, Berlinlives and works in Berlin

Christian Awe's colorful works are on the brink of abstraction and figuration. The works of the student of Georg Baselitz and Daniel Richter embody the joy of experimenting and exploring artistic possibilities with a wide variety of painting materials and methods. His works are made by spraying, pouring, painting and jetting paint in a multitude of layers on top of each other. In intermediate steps, he repeatedly removes individual parts in order to expose underlying layers of paint like an archeology. The representations fluctuate between photorealistic representations of water surfaces and completely abstract colour explosions. His works open up a dialogue in which painting seeks to assert itself as an object in the environment of contemporary media, such as photography or digital art.

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