OFFICE IMPART

Christian August

1977 Born in Halle / Saale, working and living in Berlin
1998 Foundation of the artist group KLUB7
1999 – 2005 Studies at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, student of Gerhard Schwarz
since 2006 Freelance artist and member of the artist group KLUB7

„I like to deal with questions like: What is urbanity? What does a vibrant city look like? What does an open and free city feel like? I like to juxtapose the living with the artificial and work with this contrast.“ – Christian August

Christian August's work consists in capturing urban changes on canvas. What surrounds him, what he discovers in cityscapes, merges into his paintings. The grey of the house facades is his ground on which the compositions develop processually. The canvas is heavily edited, painted and washed off again, sanded and repainted. Deep, abstract landscapes evolve, in which the viewer finds his own „visual paths“. The fact that Christian August’s paintings are based on his past in Street Art and that they are based on painting from the façade onto the canvas is what makes his painting so special. He has a unique handwriting, which allows associations up to digital structures. His work is exemplary for the influence of street art on contemporary painting.

Selected exhibition

2023
Not Without My Doubts, Galerie Burster, Berlin, DE (s)
STREIFEN, Galerie Mega, Prague, CZ

2022  
Galerie Neuer Künste, Halle, DE
I got you covered, curated by Pola van den Hövel + Julia Meyer-Brehm, Culturim, Berlin, DE


2021
all I want, Galerie Burster, Berlin, DE
Unknown Territory, Galerie Burster, Karlsruhe, DE (s)
Enter Art Fair, with Galerie Burster, Copenhagen, DK
Wild flowers, with René Seifert, Galerie Borssenanger, Chemnitz, DE (duo)
WHERE ARE WE NOW?, 44309 Gallery, Dortmund, DE
new neighbours, Galerie Burster, Berlin, DE


2020 Zugunsten der Gegend, with OFFICE IMPART, Berlin Decks, DE
BRLO Art Bar, Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, DE (s)
SHINY DIRT, Galerie Burster, Berlin, DE (s)
Presenation together with Susanne Bonowicz at Modulus, Hamburg; with OFFICE MPART


2019
DISCOVERY 128, Super+Centercourt | OFFICE IMPART, Munich, DE (s)
#1026, with Jorinde Fischer, Galerie Alber, Cologne, DE
BUT DIFFERENT, with Kristiane Kegelmann, Galerie Burster, Berlin, DE
BERLIN PRAHA BARTER, Trafo Gallery, Praha, CZ
SET FOR THE SUN, Studio Trouble, Berlin, DE
COMING OFF THE WALL 2, Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, Berlin, DE


2018
RECOVERY, SMAC, Berlin, DE (s)
DIRTY VOYAGE, Schaufenster, Berlin, DE
COMING OFF THE WALL 1, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, DE
THE ART HOUSE VOL.1, OFFICE IMPART, Hamburg, DE
Monumenta, Pittlerwerke, OFFICE IMPART, Leipzig, DE


2017
VERY NECESSARY, Urban Spree, Berlin, DE (s)


*(s) solo exhibition

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