Daniel Behrendt

Biography

1980
geboren in Stendal

1997-2000
Ausbildung zum Zimmermann

2002-2005
Studium der Freien Kunst an der Fachhochschule, Ottersberg bei Hermanus Westendorp

2005-2009
Studium der Freien Kunst an der Hochschule für Künste Bremen bei Karin Kneffel, Diplom, Meisterschüler bei Karin Kneffel

Awards

2009-2010 Wohn- und Arbeitsstipendium der Künstlerstätte, Stuhr/Heiligenrode

2008
Kunstpreis der Bremer Loge zum silbernen Schlüssel, Bremen

2007
Imke Folkerts Preis, Greetsiel

2006- 2009
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Bonn

2003- 2005
Julien- Stiftung, Hamburg

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2019
“Am Anfang war die Idee.”, Galerie Filser & Gräf, München
Visionäre Rohbauten, Galerie Der Schlumper, Hamburg
Großer Hans Purrmann Preis, die Nominierten, Städtische Galerie Speyer

2018
Kunst- und Filmbiennale, Museum am Modersohn-Haus, Worpswede
Preparing For Darkness, Kühlhaus Berlin, Berlin
Urbane Begegnungen, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannove

2017
Karin Kneffel mit Meisterschülern, Galerie Noah, Augsburg
Pictura Groningen, Groningen
Trunk, Kunstverein Lüneburg

2016
Hello Goodbye, Galerie Scharmann & Laskowski, Köln
meistern, Galerie Evelyn, Hamburg

2015
Menue, Galerie Fein Kunst Krüger, Hamburg

2014
37. Bremer Förderpreis, die Nominierten, Städtische Galerie Bremen
Head and Shoulders, Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst

2013
19 Truths, Galerie Marion Scharmann, Köln

2012
Junge Kunst aus Niedersachsen im Syker Vorwerk,
Zentrum für zeitg.Kunst, Syke (K)

2011
Fortuna, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main

2010
Retour de Paris. Unsere Meister vom Expressionismus bis heute. Von der Heydt- Museum, Wuppertal

2009
GAK Jahresgaben, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
Die unsichtbare Hand, Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst (K)
Menschenbilder 1620/2009- Zeitgenössische Bildnisse begegnen alten Niederländischen Portraits, Museum Abtei Liesborn
Von Liebeslust und Lebenslast, Der inszenierte Alltag,Museum Höxter-Corvey
32. Bremer Förderpreis, die Nominierten, Städtische Galerie Bremen Elysee Kunstpreis, die Nominierten, Elysee-Hotelgalerie, Hamburg

2008
Perspektiven 2008, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main
Sweet Dreams, Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2019
Ruhe, (mit Kiyoshi Shiraishi Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt

2018
Ombrage, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main

2016
Farbe, (mit Tongtad Mahasuwan) Galerie der Schlumper, Hamburg

2015
Noon, Kunstverein Detmold
Daniel Behrendt, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt a.M

2014
Stadtgeflüster, Galerie Marion Scharmann, Köln
Urbanität,Gmünder Kunstverein,Schwäbisch Gmünd(K)

2013
Walle, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main

2012
Reduktion in der Malerei, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel

2011
Areal, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main (K)

2010
Secret Placec,Künstlerstätte Stuhr/Heiligenrode (K)
Grau, Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst (K)

2009
Wand, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main
Bruch, (mit Bert Loerakker) Kunstverein Ahaus

2008
Fassaden, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt a.M. (K)
Preisträger des Logenpreises 2008, Logen- Haus, Bremen

Description

“The focus of my artistic work is on exploring the material of oil paint. My works oscillate between abstraction and figuration, between figuration and materiality.

Parallel to my representationally accentuated way of working in oil on canvas, object and installation, I am currently concentrating more on creating works on paper. This way of working has its origins in my architectural painting and is dedicated, in an even more reduced form, to the pure materiality of oil paint and its medium.

Since the middle of last year, I have been working on a series of painterly drawings entitled “stripes”.

This new series is a series of small-format sheets that were created as a continuation of previous works on paper (see catalogue: “Grau”, from p.76 / see catalogue: “Ombrage”, from p.52). The works are characterised by a minimalist, painterly approach to the medium of paper and her particular technical approach.

The current sheets show simple, geometric basic shapes that are staged in the centre of the format. However, it is not primarily about what can be seen, but rather about how what has been created appears!

Circles, squares and triangles, in a number of variations, are not painted or drawn in the conventional sense, but rather are squeegeed out with oil paint through elaborate procedures of masking and layering. The coloured lines literally stand slightly raised and haptic on the smooth paper ground and imprint themselves into it. The oil of the paint soaks into the absorbent paper and thus continues to autonomously draw itself into the pictorial space over the days.

It is precisely this symbiosis of pictorial space and colour, which leads to great material density and colouristic intensity and constantly brings new aspects to light, that currently has my full attention.

The reduction in painting, the tightrope walk between figuration and abstraction are also fixed constants – as in my other works.”

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