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Iris Musolf

Berry me!

Installation Views

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Iris Musolf, Berry me 2015 at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Iris Musolf, Berry me 2015 at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Iris Musolf, Berry me 2015 at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Iris Musolf, Berry me 2015 at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Iris Musolf, Berry me 2015 at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Iris Musolf, Berry me 2015 at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Iris Musolf, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Lipgloss on paper, framed \r<br>each 50 x 40 cm \r\n040 / vivacious\r\n046 / innocent\r\n108 / frivolous\r\n110 / passionate\r\n113 / fiery\r\n115 / confident\r\n130 / luscious\r\n170 / delicious\r\n180 / spiritual\r\n190 / indulgent\r\n200 / caffeinated\r\n300 / essential pink\r\n330 / essential burgundy\r\n339 / radiant rose \r\n\r\nPhoto: Iris Musolf

Serie Gloss 1-14, 2014

Lipgloss on paper, framed
each 50 x 40 cm 040 / vivacious 046 / innocent 108 / frivolous 110 / passionate 113 / fiery 115 / confident 130 / luscious 170 / delicious 180 / spiritual 190 / indulgent 200 / caffeinated 300 / essential pink 330 / essential burgundy 339 / radiant rose Photo: Iris Musolf

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Lörcher is very pleased to present “Berry me!”, the third solo show by Berlin-based artist IRIS MUSOLF (born 1980).

For the exhibition, Iris Musolf has selected a small concrete object that arouses irritating associations with Venus von Willendorf, and 14 monochrome paintings from the “Gloss” series. The artist, who occasionally also uses make-up materials for her artistic work, used the color palette of a lip gloss brand and their onomatopoeic names for the Gloss series. The titles of the works that were created read like the lexicon of supposedly female characteristics: indulgent, innocent, passionate etc.
Curator Jean-Christophe Ammann wrote about the Gloss series created in 2014: “When Iris Musolf uses lip gloss across the board, something is systematically covered, embellished and given a shine. (...) It is the appearance that breaks. This is an old topic, but precisely because of this, from today's perspective, it is brought before our eyes with an almost brutal harshness. The works have a political, socially critical background, without moving in the pattern of exhausted terms. The collective grips with the individual and the individual with the collective." (Excerpt from: on the occasion of the Limbo & Paradise exhibition, Frankfurt, 2015)

Iris Musolf, born. 1980 in Hanover. She lives and works in Berlin. The artist studied from 2002 to 2009 at the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig with Bogomir Ecker and Candice Breitz (Meisterschülerin, master class student) and obtained a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig. In 2005 she received the Erasmus scholarship for fine arts (Nice, France), in 2008 the scholarship Intensive Program AKI / ArtEZ, Enschede (Holland) and was nominated in 2011 for the Karl Schmitt-Rottluff scholarship, nominated in 2012 for the Young Academy of Fine Arts and nominated for the Sprengel Award in 2014. In 2016 she received the award for the art competition of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Salzgitter).
Her work has been presented in numerous galleries and institutions in Germany and abroad, including in (selection): Kunstverein Mannheim, Städtische Galerie (Viersen); Neue Galerie Landshut; Goethe Institut (New York City, USA); Konsumverein Braunschweig; International Video Art Festival (Amsterdam and Starnmeer, Netherlands); Biennale for Young Art Moskau (Tsaritsino Museum Moskau, Russia); Biennale Mulhouse (France); Art Labor Gallery (Shanghai, China); Galerie Anita Beckers (Frankfurt a.M.); Galerie Perpetuel (Frankfurt a.M.); Galerie Manzara (Istanbul, Turkey) and Galerie Gilla Lörcher I Contemporary Art (Berlin).