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< KUGA Kerstin Grobler

BIOGRAPHY

Grobler was born and grew up at the edge of the Alpes in Bavaria/Germany. After long-term residences in the USA, Switzerland and the Netherlands she moved to Duesseldorf/Germany in 2005. Here, Grobler works as artist in her own studio/gallery. She belongs to the group of selected artists which is supported by the City of Duesseldorf. Intermittently she lives and works in Switzerland.

CV

Artistic Education
2010 – 2019 Diploma of the Free Academy in Fine Arts – Duesseldorf/Germany | Lecturers: Jens Kilian, Setsuka Ikai, Hanna K. Koerner, Mena Moskopf | Since 2018 Yearly Educational Summer Academy – Kolbermoor/Germany | Lecturer: Prof Markus Lüpertz | 2020/2021 Seminars/Workshops by Prof Qi Yang and Jan Holthoff – Duesseldorf/Germany | Study Trips: Ahrenshoop and Allgäu/Germany, Brittany and Provence/France, Mallorca/Spain, Sicily and Cinque Terre/Italy.

Exhibtions (Selection)
ART FAIRS: Art 3F- Brussels/Belgium (2022) | Discovery Art Fair Cologne 2022 (solo), 2018 (Gallery m beck) – Cologne/Germany | Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt 2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018 – Frankfurt/Germany | Swiss Art Expo 2020; Zurich/Switzerland | Art Karlsruhe 2019 (Gallery m beck) – Karlsruhe/Germany.
GALLERIES: Gallery m beck – Homburg and Durbach/Germany | Gallery KAM, Hamburg/Germany [IMBH] | Gallery Haagmann – Wuppertal/Germany | Gallery Joris De Waard – Bergen/The Netherlands.
MUSEUMS: Nove Mesto nad Metuij – Czech Republic (2019) | Weilburg a/d Lahn – Germany (2019).
AWARDS: Finalist of Art Award Weilburg a/d Lahn 2019, Germany | Finalist of Andreas-Art Award 2020 City Braunlage/Nationalpark Harz, Germany | Finalist of Art Award City Weißenburg 2022 / Bavaria, Germany.

STATEMENT

The focus of my art is landscape painting, inspired by my internal delight and experiences in nature. I often start painting outdoors – “plein air” works on paper – followed by studio work series on canvas. The basic idea is the artistic interpretation of nature by reducing realism to its main essence: colour fields, concise lines, structures. I use colour pigments on primed and un-primed canvas.