Clara Brörmann (°1982, Duisburg, DE)
Lives & works in Berlin (DE)
Photo: Andrea Katheder
Born in Duisburg, Germany in 1982, lives and works in Berlin.
The artist studied fine arts with Professor Daniel Richter, Anselm Reyle and Robert Lucander at the Universität der Künste of Berlin, where she received her MA in 2011.
Clara Brörmann had solo shows at RL16, Berlin (2022), Tick Tack, Antwerpen (2022), Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery, Milan (2020/21, 2017, 2015), Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin (2020, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012), Knust x Kunz Gallery, Munich (2019), Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2013, 2015) and Kunstverein Heppenheim (2014) among others.
She took part in group shows e.g. at Triangle, Knokke, migrant bird space, Berlin, contemporary fine arts, Berlin (all 2022), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, (2015, 2016) Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (2015), autocenter, Berlin (2011, 2013), NGORONGORO, Artistweekend, Berlin (2015) and Kunstwerke, Berlin (2013).
Clara Brörmann‘s work offers the viewer a chance to trace the paintings’ process of formation. The artist plays with the beholder’s natural thirst for knowledge and gives insights into the intellectual and practical process of visual creation.
Over a longer process of construction and deconstruction a multi-layered painting emerges: she constructs and discards, covers or removes paint, sketches and rejects until she has created a unity of colour, form and material. Lively lines, offset areas of colour and traces of the working process lead the eye through the picture planes. Paint offers a variety of conditions and is used accordingly: as an impasto oil paint, as a structuring mass, as a thin glaze and a fugitive pigment. The results are paintings with abstract, often geometric compositions that forward a multidimensional materiality and strong physical presence.