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The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Christiane Baumgartner was born in 1967 in Leipzig, Germany, and studied there at the Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst before completing her Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London in 1999. She now lives and works in Leipzig.

Baumgartner is best known for the monumental woodcuts based on her own films and video stills. She first came to public attention in the UK in EAST international in 2004 and a year later with a major solo exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. She was included in the groundbreaking exhibition at MoMA, NY, called Eye on Europe and her work is held in over 30 public collections around the world including the Albertina, Vienna; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Baumgartner was recently awarded the prestigious Mario Avati Printmaking Prize by the Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, where staged her first solo exhibition in France in March/April 2015.

The Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive worldwide representative for Christiane Baumgartner’s original prints.

Featured Artworks

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Rosental (Park) by Christiane Baumgartner contemporary artwork Christiane BaumgartnerRosental (Park), 2018 Woodcut on Japanese paper
107 x 136 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Cosmic Fruits - Blue Grape by Christiane Baumgartner contemporary artwork Christiane BaumgartnerCosmic Fruits - Blue Grape, 2016 From a series of nine unique woodcuts on paper
85 x 140 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Cosmic Fruits - Pink Grapefruit by Christiane Baumgartner contemporary artwork Christiane BaumgartnerCosmic Fruits - Pink Grapefruit, 2018 From a series of nine unique woodcuts on paper
85 x 140 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Rosental (Park) by Christiane Baumgartner contemporary artwork Christiane BaumgartnerRosental (Park), 2018 Woodcut on Japanese paper
107 x 136 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Nordlicht - 6.08pm by Christiane Baumgartner contemporary artwork Christiane BaumgartnerNordlicht - 6.08pm, 2018 Woodcut on Japanese paper
138 x 106 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Nordlicht - 6.01pm by Christiane Baumgartner contemporary artwork Christiane BaumgartnerNordlicht - 6.01pm, 2018 Woodcut on Japanese paper
138 x 106 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Nordlicht - 6.00pm by Christiane Baumgartner contemporary artwork Christiane BaumgartnerNordlicht - 6.00pm, 2018 Woodcut on Japanese paper
138 x 106 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Nordlicht - 5.59pm by Christiane Baumgartner contemporary artwork Christiane BaumgartnerNordlicht - 5.59pm, 2018 Woodcut on Japanese paper
138 x 106 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Christiane Baumgartner, Liquid Light at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
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21 March–21 April 2018 Christiane Baumgartner Liquid Light Alan Cristea Gallery, London

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‘I don’t call myself a printmaker’ Related Press ‘I don’t call myself a printmaker’ Apollo Magazine : 29 March 2018

The Leipzig-based artist Christiane Baumgartner tells Thomas Marks about her early introduction to woodcut and her more experimental approach to the medium today.How did you take up the medium of woodcut?It was a long time ago. I had made woodcuts when I was young, even before I went to art school in Leipzig. But afterwards, when I studied at the...

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In Related Video

Christiane Baumgartner in conversation with Jonathan Watkins Related Video & Audio Christiane Baumgartner in conversation with Jonathan Watkins Alan Cristea Gallery : 18 April 2018

Artist Christiane Baumgartner talks to Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, about her career and most recent body of work exhibited in a solo exhibition, Liquid Light, at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London.Filmed at the Alan Cristea Gallery on 18 April 2018.

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Christiane Baumgartner: Screen Shot Related Video & Audio Christiane Baumgartner: Screen Shot Alan Cristea Gallery : 8 September 2008

A short film exploring a new body of monumental woodcuts based on Christiane Baumgartner's own films and video stills.

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