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Christian August

Christian Augusts (*1977 in Halle / Saale) 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. Deep, abstract landscapes evolve, in which the viewer finds his own „visual paths“. The canvas is heavily edited, painted and washed off again, sanded and repainted. 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. Find more information about the artist here.

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Christian August
DANCIN' LATE AT NIGHT, 2021

acrylic on canvas
180 x 150 cm 7.100,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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Detail "DANCIN' LATE AT NIGHT", Christian August, 2022
Detail „DANCIN' LATE AT NIGHT“, Christian August, 2022

Christian August's work is about diffuseness, about ambiguity. The boundaries are blurred. The colors blur, one cannot name them exactly. There is no black and white. Everything has grey values. Everything has different perspectives. Each and everyone has its own truth. We know too little to be able to form an exact picture of anything.

Christian August
No Exclusive Truth, 2022

Acrylic on canvas
180 x 150 cm 7.100,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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Installation view of "NO EXCLUSIVE TRUTH", Christian August, 2022
Installation view of „NO EXCLUSIVE TRUTH“, Christian August, 2022

Christian August
Unclear Areas, 2022

Acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 cm 2.600,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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Christian August
Temporarily, 2022

Acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 cm 2.600,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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Christian August
Street Glow, 2022

Acrylic on canvas
180 x 150 cm 7.100,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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Installation view of "Street Glow", Christian August, 2022
Installation view of „Street Glow“, Christian August, 2022

Inspiration is found in every discovery and every reflection. Christian August's paintings are painted unpredictably, he enjoys the element of surprise and his works are very passionate. He allows complexity in his painting, and rather surrenders to the desire for knowledge. August is inspired by the image of Earth taken by the Voyager1 space probe in 1990 from a distance of around 6 billion kilometers – „Pale Blue Dot“ shows how small and insignificant our Earth is. This puts his paintings into perspective and gives them a foothold.

Installation view of "Youth", Christian August, 2022
Installation view of „Youth“, Christian August, 2022

Christian August
Youth, 2022

Acrylic on canvas
140 x 120 cm 5.600,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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Christian August
Far, 2022

Acrylic on canvas
140 x 120 cm 5.600,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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Detail "Far", Christian August, 2022
Detail „Far“, Christian August, 2022

„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
Findings 018, 2022

Acylic on paper
60 x 45 cm (framed, non-reflecting glas) 860,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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Christian August
Findings 016, 2022

Acylic on paper
60 x 45 cm (framed, non-reflecting glas) 860,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

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CHRISTIAN AUGUST

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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

Quotes are taken from the following interviews:

Interview Christian August with SMAC

Interview Christian August with Studio Talks

Portrait of Christian August, photo: Luke Johnson
Portrait of Christian August, photo: Luke Johnson

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