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Claudia Zweifel

About

Be it a painting, drawing, or object – whether digital or analogue – everything Claudia Zweifel displays, paints, draws, or sculpts in her exhibition (…) is reality and illusion at the same time. Her works encompass visual possibilities and perceptive stimuli in the surface and in space and probe colour as the comprehensive bearer of expression, as a constitutive as well as virtual element, whose effect ranges from sublime colour-space to individually placed structures to constructive flow and beyond all of these. Image data are woven in a dye-sublimation printing process with a fine synthetic support material and permanently materialised. Everything flows in a picture, whether data, colours, swathes of colour, or graphic structures. Nothing is left to chance. Everything is there, in thoughts, as a concept, before the transfer procedure begins.
(Text Dr. Birgit Möckel / translated by David Sánchez)

When digital and handmade painting are indistinguishable within a picture, a good deal of controversy and media ideological debates must be relaxed and suddenly rendered void. With her digital paintings, which she ultimately completes by hand, Claudia Zweifel demonstrates that these two types of painting can complement each other synergistically, so that all discussion about the exclusiveness of “digital” and “non digital” becomes superfluous. Rather, what is relevant is how the different resources can be used. In these paintings Zweifel impressively demonstrates how the most delicate, transparent overlays can now be better realised using current painting software rather than traditional brush power. Surprisingly, the characteristic style of handmade oil crayon texture, additionally lends the digital parts of the picture an almost analogue impression.
(Text Gunter Reski / translated by Lucinda Dayhew)

Claudia Zweifel, born in 1981 in Zurich, Switzerland. She lives and works in Berlin. The artist studied Fine Arts at the Lucerne University of Art and Design and at the University of Arts Berlin (BA). She showed her work a.o. at: KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin); Kunstmuseum Luzern (Schweiz); Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall; Kunsthalle Hamburg; Kunsthalle CCA Andratx (Mallorca); Sammlung Falckenberg / Deichtorhallen (Hamburg); Kunstverein Schaufenster (Düsseldorf); Galerie Bereznitsky (Kiew, Ukraine) and Galerie Gilla Lörcher I Contemporary Art (Berlin).

Works

Ink, Marker on fabric /Sublimationsdruck\r<br>210 x 210 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Reproduction antique, 2012

Ink, Marker on fabric /Sublimationsdruck
210 x 210 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Ceramic <br>120 x 120 cm \n\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher\n

EARTH & COLOR, 2013

Ceramic
120 x 120 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Ceramic \r<br>Ca. 64 x 54 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Elemente einer Erfindung, 2013

Ceramic
Ca. 64 x 54 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Ceramic \r<br>80 x 89 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Prelude, 2013

Ceramic
80 x 89 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Oil on sublimation print \r<br>90 x 70 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Bitmaps (2), 2013

Oil on sublimation print
90 x 70 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Oil on sublimation print \r<br>90 x 70 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Bitmaps, 2013

Oil on sublimation print
90 x 70 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Oil on sublimation print \r<br>90 x 70 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Bitmaps, 2013

Oil on sublimation print
90 x 70 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Oil on sublimationprint \r<br>90 x 70 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Claudia Zweifel

Claudia Zweifel, Bitmaps, 2014

Oil on sublimationprint
90 x 70 cm Photo: Claudia Zweifel

Oil on sublimation print \r<br>90 x 70 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Bitmaps, 2013

Oil on sublimation print
90 x 70 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Pencil on paper, framed\r<br>120 x 110 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

La Promenade, 2017

Pencil on paper, framed
120 x 110 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Pastel, oil pastel on sublimation print on fabric\r<br>150 x 120 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Untitled, 2017

Pastel, oil pastel on sublimation print on fabric
150 x 120 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Pastel, oil pastel on sublimation print on fabric<br>120 x 110 cm / 150 x 110 cm (left)\n\n\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Untitled, 2017 and Untitled, 2017

Pastel, oil pastel on sublimation print on fabric
120 x 110 cm / 150 x 110 cm (left) Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Pastel, oil pastel on sublimation print on fabric\r<br>200 x 130 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Blue Cooper, 2017

Pastel, oil pastel on sublimation print on fabric
200 x 130 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Pastel, oil pastel on sublimation print on fabric\r<br>64 x 48 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Untitled 2017

Pastel, oil pastel on sublimation print on fabric
64 x 48 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Exhibitions

Biography

Born 1981 in Zürich (CH).
Lives and works in Berlin.

1998–2001

Bildende Kunst, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Luzern

2002–2005

Bildende Kunst, Universität der Künste Berlin, Meisterschülerin

Publications

2020

Claudia Zweifel, Catalog, Text Gunter Reski, Lina Launhardt. Kerber Verlag Berlin

2014

The Happy Fainting of Painting, Hans-Jürgen Hafner/ Gunter Reski, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Page 17, „Der kleine Schlaf und seine grossen Kunden“

CALL Zine, Nr. 2, Hamburg 2014, Arthur Boskamp Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt, Page 93, „Das Raubtier“

2013

Painting Forever!, Berlinische Galerie, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Exhibition Catalogue, Verlag Kettler

A Friendly Deception, Exhibition Catalog, Text: Dr. Birgit Möckel. Edition Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin

CALL Zine, Nr. 1, Hamburg, S. 112–122, »Die Abwesenheit der Frauen. In der Pataphysik«

2012

TEXT – Nr. 10: Nature, Magazin, Seite 14, »Erinnerung an den Gesellschaftsvertrag«

2011

Captain Pamphile – Ein Bildroman in Stücken, Deichtorhallen Hamburg – Sammlung Falckenberg, Exhibition Catalogue, Philo Fine Arts

2008

Spella #5, Magazin, Spella Verlag, Berlin, Artist pages

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2021

Claudia Zweifel, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin

2017

Before and after, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin

2016

A Night and a Coin, Kunsthalle CCA Andratx, Mallorca

2014

5 Charaktere, Koffer, Berlin

2013

A Friendly Deception, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin

Neuere Arbeiten, Fachstelle Kultur Thalwil / Zürich (CH)

2011

The Order of Bones, ISI, Berlin

2008

more than undo, sagte er... Galerie Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin

Bernstrasse 71, Luzern

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020

SMALL WONDERS, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin

2017

Premortem (Anti-) Aging for Artists, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

2016

Intro, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin

Ot, Petersburger Salon / Fleet Street Theater, Hamburg

Gleichheit / Tom of Finland, Elektrohaus, Hamburg

2015

Be Abstract, Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall

Navigare Necesse Est, kuratiert von Catherine Lorent, Schaufenster Berlin

THE HISTORY OF PAINTING REVISITED, mit Caro Bittermann und Katrin Plavcak, KIT, Düsseldorf

Saloon, Galerie Sexauer, Berlin

AudioCALL in der Ausstellung, “Feministische Avantgarde der 1970er Jahre”, Kunsthalle Hamburg

THE HISTORY OF PAINTING REVISITED, mit Caro Bittermann und Katrin Plavcak, Schaufenster Kunstverein Düsseldorf

2014

Stein In My Mind, Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung / M.1, Hohenlockstedt

Romantica, Emotional Rescue Shows, Berlin

Video Screening, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin

About Edith, L’oiseau présente, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

Privat, kuratiert von Melina Volkmann, Yorckstraße, Berlin

READYOURCALL, Galerie Diane Kruse, Hamburg

Der Garten der Pfade, die sich verzweigen. II, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

2013

Painting Forever! Keilrahmen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Spiral, kuratiert von Dirk Nümann, Bar Babette

The Oracle, called by ff, The Wand, Berlin

2012

Chains, The Horse, Berlin

The Happy Fainting of Painting, Galerie Zwinger, Berlin

Vogelfrei, Das Illegale Museum Tom Biber, Berlin

Painting was a Lady, Wiener Art Foundation & Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Wien / Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin / Kreuzberg Pavillon Kassel

Le flair de l’air, by ISI in Kooperation mit Gunter Reski und Marcus Weber, James-Simon-Park, Berlin

2011

Inne anner Room, mit Lutz Braun, Catherine Lorent, Lutz Krüger & Thomas Schroeren, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin

Divine Enfant, mit Undine Goldberg + Gunna Schmidt, Weltraum, München

Captain Pamphile, Deichtorhallen Hamburg – Sammlung Falckenberg

Psychologie & Abstraktion, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

2010

Captain Pamphile, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg

Berliner Roulette, mit Anne-Cathrin Ulikowski, Galerie Oel Früh, Hamburg

Casting, Galerie Visite ma tente, Berlin

2009

Should the World Break in, Bereznitsky Gallery, Kiew (Ukraine)

Wir verbessern Ihre Arbeit, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

Ode an die Zweifel, mit Irène Hug, Tatjana Turanskyj und Margareth Kammerer, Gmür, Berlin

2008

InneROUTEr, Museum MAN, Valparaiso (Chile)

2006

Jahresausstellung Zentralschweizer Kunstschaffen, Kunstmuseum Luzern (CH)

Independents Biennial, Liverpool (UK)

Stratosphere, Museum MAN, Las Vegas (USA)

Zweite Zeit, Kunstmuseum Luzern (CH)

2005

50 Jahre Wirtshaus Huber, Autocenter, Berlin