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Claudia Desgranges

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Press Release

Galerie Gilla Loercher | Contemporary Art is very pleased to present the second solo exhibition by the Cologne based painter Claudia Desgranges. Her work refers to an examination of abstract modernism, minimalism, abstract expressionism and color field painting. Curator Roland Scotti wrote about Claudia Desgranges’ work: "Although we can follow every step of the artist's work in each 'work', see the application and removal of the brush, anticipate the movement of the artist's hand and arms, recognize the density or transparency of the acrylic paint and the pigments used, the juxtaposition, the superimposition or the interweaving of the traces of color could almost be copied - although we can also mathematically or intuitively understand the causalities of the spatial references in their spatial compositions, there remains something more that eludes any practical imitation or intellectual appropriation, that itself no longer with can be grasped by feeling.” (…) "What happens in these spaces of perception is subject to “strict” control, beyond all arbitrariness. Desgranges may be less a painter than a choreographer; the story she tells is the story of color movement, color rhythm, color pauses, color duration, intensities of appearance and disappearance.” (Exzerpt from UPDATE Catalog by Claudia Desgranges, LVR Landesmuseum Bonn a. o., 2014)

Claudia Desgranges (born 1953 in Frankfurt) lives and works in Cologne.
Desgranges studied painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy/ Muenster department. She has received several grants and honors from, among others: Kunstfonds Bonn (1988), Sparkassenstiftung Bonn (1998), Pollock-Krasner-Foundation, NYC, New York (2014), Erwin and Gisela von Steiner Stiftung Munich (1917), Pollock-Krasner-Foundation, NYC, New York (2022), Kunstfonds Bonn Neustart Kultur (2023).
Her work has been shown at: Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn; Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund; Raum Schroth, Wilhelm Morgener Museum, Soest; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen; Kunstmuseum Heidenheim; Kunstmuseum Celle; Bielefelder Kunstverein; Heidelberger Kunstverein; Kunstverein Mönchengladbach; Kunsthalle Ziegelhuette, Appenzell (CH); Kunstverein Wuerzburg; Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloss Morsbroich; Verein für aktuelle Kunst/Ruhr area, Oberhausen; Mies van der Rohe Haus Berlin. The artist's works can be found in numerous public and private collections.

Upcoming exhibitions at the gallery:
Ute Schendel | Fotografie | European Month of Photography | 2. – 31. März 2023
Ab van Hanegem / Christian Pilz | April – Juni 2023