David Borgmann in »Waterscapes«
11 July—27 September 2020
Wilhelmshaven, water and mudflats—the summer exhibition WATERSCAPES brings five painterly positions around the theme of water, mudflats and harbour into the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven. The artists* in the exhibition have a biographical reference to Wilhelmshaven and today work in various places and in very different painterly styles - from expressive to colouristic to structural/conceptual. What they all have in common is their interest—also biographically influenced—in the sea and landscape.
Water paintings by David Borgmann, Rainer Fetting, Thomas Hartmann, Katrin Roeber and Astrid Schröder
For the first time in 15 years, the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven is showing large-scale works by the artist Rainer Fetting, born in Wilhelmshaven in 1949, who began an impressive international career from Berlin in the early 1980s. The works of Thomas Hartmann [*1950 in Zetel], who held a professorship for painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg since 2005 and now lives in Berlin and Brandenburg, are also being shown in Wilhelmshaven for the first time since 1989. David Borgmann [*1983 in Wilhelmshaven), who works in Leipzig and teaches at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, is showing new seascapes created for this exhibition. Katrin Roeber [*1971 in Emden], who grew up in Wilhelmshaven and now works in Düsseldorf, is represented with expressive river paintings, while the painter Astrid Schröder [*1962 in Wilhelmshaven], who lives in Regensburg, presents her monochrome minimalist paintings.