Tatiana Urban

Biography

2002 Studied visual communication at the HfG Offenbach with a focus on free art/painting

2008 Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) with Prof. Adam Jankowski, HfG Offenbach/Main

Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main and on the Hessian Bergstrasse

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION) 

2022
Der geheime Garten, Galerie Filser & Gräf, München (G)
:innen malen, Kunstverein Familie Montez e.V., Frankfurt/Main (G)
BLOOM:soul, Kunstforum Seligenstadt (G)

2021
Phytopoetik, Galerie Maurer, Frankfurt/Main (E)
Accrochage, DAS BILDERHAUS zu Gast in der Ausstellungshalle 1A, Frankfurt/Main (G)

2020
Kleine Formate, DAS BILDERHAUS, Frankfurt/Main (G)
Must-see, Galerie Filser & Gräf, München (G)
BLOOM, AusstellungsHalle 1A, Frankfurt/Main (G,K)
Achromatic Nature. Grisaillen 2019-2020, Galerie am Rathaus, Eschborn (E)
Kunst im Westend. Werkschau in der Wiegmann-Klinik der DRK Kliniken Berlin bis 2021 (E) 

2019
Naturschauspiel – Deutscher Wetterdienst Offenbach/Main (E, K)
Art Karlsruhe mit Galerie Filser & Gräf München (G)
MINIATUREN, Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim/Bergstraße (G) 

2018
New Space – Galerie Filser & Gräf München (G)
panta rhei – Martina Detterer mit Künstlern zu Gast in der Galerie Kim Behm Frankfurt/Main (G)
Verformungen – Ausstellung mit Angela Brandt im Kunstraum KA:OST Frankfurt/Main (E) 
Arena der stillen Geschöpfe – Galerie Filser & Gräf München (E)
Urban Jungle – Galerie Sylvia Bernhard und Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt/Main (G)

2017
Kunst privat!, Hessische Unternehmen zeigen ihre Kunst, BRAIN AG, Zwingenberg/Bergstraße (G)
The Upturned Tree Grows Stronger, Tatiana Urban und Julian Lee in der Oberfinanzdirektion Frankfurt/Main (E, K)
Movements, an international Art Exhibition by BOXOUT – Frankfurt -Trinidad & Tobago, Kunstverein Lola Montez Frankfurt/Main (G)
Kleine Formate, Galerie Das Bilderhaus Frankfurt/Main (G) 

2016
Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Das Bilderhaus Frankfurt, (G)
Querschnitt und neue Arbeiten, Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim/Bergstraße (E)
Grün, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt/Main (G)
VIELEN DANK, AUF WIEDERSEHEN, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt/Main (G)

2015
Landschaft MALEREI, AusstellungsHalle Schulstraße 1A, Frankfurt/Main (G)
Hang up for Christmas (2), AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt/Main (G)

2014
WANDERLUST, Galerie Neuheisel, Saarbrücken (E)
TERRAIN, Galerie Das Bildehaus, Frankfurt/Main (E, K) 

2013
FREIE SICHT: Adam Jankowski und Künstler aus seiner Malereiklasse an der HfG Offenbach 1987–2013, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden (G, K) 
SOMMERGÄSTE, AusstellungsHalle Schulstraße 1A, Frankfurt/Main (E)

2012
ELDORADO, Regionalgalerie Südhessen, Darmstadt (E, K)
EXPEDITION, Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim/Bergstraße (E) 

2011
Art Paris 2011, Grand Palais, digitale Installation der 128 SAATCHI ONLINE Art Paris Showdown Finalisten
Lauwarm, Red Corridor Gallery, Fulda (G)

2010
Neue Malerei, Ausstellungshalle Schulstraße 1a, Frankfurt/M (G)
SO-OWE EXHIBITION, Virtuelle Ausstellung der ECCJ (European Coalition for Corporate Justice) (G)

2009
Sommerschau der Studios, Basis, Frankfurt/Main (G)
Ring frei. Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus 2009, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der BRD, Bonn (G)

2008
art fair 21 Köln mit Galerie k9 aktuelle Kunst Hannover(G)
Sommerschau der Studios, Basis, Frankfurt/Main (G)
Kleine Formate, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt/Main (G)

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Description

The artist creates powerful natural and plant-like imagery in her paintings. And while nature slowly awakens outside in the still mostly cloudy, cold months of March and April, we can immerse ourselves in her exciting and often enigmatic and colorful natural worlds. In doing so, we open up our very own experience of nature and connect various associations with her pictures.

Tatiana Urban draws inspiration from real nature as well as from media and virtual manifestations of nature and landscape. Urban explores the tension between man and nature as well as the dualism of alienation from nature and longing for nature and is particularly fascinated by the fragile, imperfect nature that surrounds us, such as the artificially created nature in cities, forgotten plants and worn green spaces.

She focuses on the proximity of “beauty and decay”, the play with ambiguity and the connection between the artificial and the organic and says of her pictures: “My pictorial worlds, which often oscillate between abstraction and figuration, have an image of nature in common in which upheaval becomes a permanent state. Nature dissolves into structures, becomes a shadow image, loses itself in emptiness or chaos and yet, despite all its fragility, is also intended to show dynamism and strength.”

And the art historian Dr. Elke Ullrich sums it up very nicely: “Mystically and enigmatically, the painter searches for new worlds, knowing full well that this can only be a virtual paradise. […] The revealing and concealing of light, shadow and blue hour reveals questions and visualizes an exploration that corresponds universally to human nature and finds its individual form here.”

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