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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating Ocula Conversation Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating

Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...

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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Iris Schomaker

b. 1973, Germany

Born in 1973 in Stade, Germany, Iris Schomaker has reached international acclaim through her often large-scale, watercolour paintings of landscapes and figures. What is actually represented in her paintings is secondary to Schomaker’s oeuvre: her work is primarily about the process of representation, about exploring painterly possibilities and the reproduction of atmospheric content. The artist finds her own original visual language in the tension between figurative representation and painterly abstraction.

Schomaker’s palette, mainly applied onto paper, is quiet, and its pastel hues diverge little from black, white, and grey tones. This lends her paintings a drawing-like aspect, which is emphasized still further by the remaining traces of the working process. The searching movements of the lines that document the process of composition appear through the glazed application of paint and fuse with them. Her paintings are just as much about the process of capturing something in a drawing and the discovery of a painterly composition, as they are about the motif itself and its atmospheric and physical qualities.

Iris Schomaker studied Fine Arts in Kiel, Germany, and Trondheim and Bergen, Norway. She has participated in various national exhibitions, including Berlinische Galerie in 2007 and 2010 and in 2013 at Frankfurter Kunstverein. In 2014 she was participant at the biennale in Posnan. Her works can be found in numerous public and private collections.

The artist lives and works in Berlin.

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Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Iris Schomaker contemporary artwork
Iris SchomakerUntitled, 2018 Oil, crayon, charcoal and watercolour on paper
36.9 x 29.9 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
The Swimmer and the Fox by Iris Schomaker contemporary artwork
Iris SchomakerThe Swimmer and the Fox, 2018 Oil, crayon, charcoal and watercolour on paper
240 x 159 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Untitled by Iris Schomaker contemporary artwork
Iris SchomakerUntitled, 2018 Oil, crayon, charcoal and watercolour on paper
38.9 x 29.5 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Untitled by Iris Schomaker contemporary artwork
Iris SchomakerUntitled, 2018 Oil, crayon, charcoal and watercolour on paper
30.1 x 21 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Untitled (Leaning Against the Wall) by Iris Schomaker contemporary artwork
Iris SchomakerUntitled (Leaning Against the Wall), 2018 Oil, crayon, charcoal and watercolour on paper
220 x 120 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Untitled by Iris Schomaker contemporary artwork
Iris SchomakerUntitled, 2018 Oil, crayon, charcoal and watercolour on paper
59.5 x 54.5 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Untitled by Iris Schomaker contemporary artwork
Iris SchomakerUntitled, 2018 Oil, crayon, charcoal and watercolour on paper
136.5 x 73.5 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Untitled by Iris Schomaker contemporary artwork
Iris SchomakerUntitled, 2017 Oil and watercolour on paper
240 x 185 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Iris Schomaker, Walking the Line at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
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23 November 2018–26 January 2019 Iris Schomaker Walking the Line Reflex Amsterdam

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IN CONVERSATION WITH... IRIS SCHOMAKER Related Video & Audio IN CONVERSATION WITH... IRIS SCHOMAKER Reflex Amsterdam : 8 December 2018

On occasion of our new exhibition, 'Iris Schomaker: Walking the Line', a new episode of 'IN CONVERSATION WITH...' has been released.In this interview Iris Schomaker opens up about her artistic practice, process and the mysterious inhabitants of her work, discussing the development of her work since her last exhibition at Reflex Amsterdam in...

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