Sabine Herrmann / Excelsior!

11.8.2018 – 30.9.2018

Center for Contemporary Art – Gallery G1


Sabine Herrmann (*1961 in Meißen) has been one of Berlin’s most influential painters since the fall of the Berlin Wall and over the past decades has produced an oeuvre of impressive density and consistency. Her painting is characterized by the use of various layering and processing techniques, to which she subjects paper as the primary medium. In her mostly large-format works, the artist develops pictorial spaces from complex pigment mixtures of both transparent and bodily depth. Reminiscences of figurative constellations often form the starting point for pictorial spaces that largely lead into abstraction, which are created by multiple layering, washing up and the use of a concise colourfulness.

The exhibition at the Zentrum für aktuelle Kunst shows not only current works, but also significant works from the 1990s and early 2000s from public and private collections.


In cooperation with the Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art.
Supported by funds from the district promotion funds of the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe.
oval II, 2006 (detail), 200×300 cm, fibre pencil, pigments, acrylic on laid paper on MdF, Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst


Center for Contemporary Art // Old Barracks

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