Armin Völckers

WORKS

ARTIST

Armin Völckers

Armin Völckers has devoted himself entirely to painting. His human figures always appear integrated in curious pictorial spaces and fragile idylls.

Völcker’s illustrative paintings are characterized by an enigmatic visual language. He dissolves spatial boundaries with his narrative fantasy. Although he has a distinct and typical painterly signature, he often incorporates elements of classical painting styles. This correlates with pictorial objects taken equally from everyday life, dreams, and pop culture. In his paintings, reality and the dream world are seamlessly intertwined. Man always appears in them, often depicted in dissolving motion,

sometimes only through traces or splashes of color that he leaves in his sceneries.

In the painting “Rousseau”, only the easel with canvas in a deserted landscape refers to the human being – in this case the absent artist – who is additionally indicated by a central, red dot. Armin Völckers was born in 1963, grew up in Rio de Janeiro and studied at the Berlin University of the Arts with Dietmar Lemcke, Jens Jensen and Henning Kürschner.

BIOGRAPHY

Since 1988
regular participation in numerous exhibitions of private galleries and artists’ associations, as well as internationally in private collections (World Bank [Washington, D.C.], Sir Paul McCartney Collection, Patricia Highsmith Collection [Estate])

1983 to 1988
studies of fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts with Dietmar Lemcke, Jens Jensen and Henning Kürschner

1981
High school diploma in Hamburg

1964 and 1970
Childhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1963
Born in Berlin

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020s

2022
The Naked Room (Kiyv, Ukraine)
Galerie Lake (w. Philip Grözinger)

2021
Galerie Lake (w. Leif Trenkler, Moritz Götze ao)
Galerie Barbara von Stechow (Frankfurt a. M.)
BLINK ART GROUP (@artsy)
Odetta Gallery, NYC (SHIM@artsy)
Janinebeangallery, Berlin

2020
BLINK ART GROUP (@artsy)
Odetta Gallery, NYC (SHIM@artsy)
Janinebeangallery, Berlin

2010s

2019
Galerie Lake, Oldenburg (solo)
Janinebeangallery, Berlin (solo)
Sotheby’s/Challery, Vienna

2018
Galerie Lake, Oldenburg (solo)
Janinebeangallery, Berlin (solo)
Sotheby’s/Challery, Vienna

2017
Galerie Lake, Oldenburg (solo)
Janinebeangallery, Berlin (solo)
Sotheby’s/Challery, Vienna

2016
Galerie Schimming (w. Niclas Castello a.o.),
Hamburg
Galerie Lake (w. Leif Trenkler a.o.), Oldenburg
Galerie No. 3, Berlin (solo)

2015
culture matters, Hannover (solo)
„Funerary“ (w. Claudia Hart, Chicago)
Friedhofsmuseum, Berlin
Galerie Lake (w. Gretchen Scherer, NYC),
Oldenburg

2014
Galerie Anne Moerchen, Hamburg (solo)
2013 Galerie Anne Moerchen, Hamburg
L’Accrochage, Hamburg

2012
Karokabinett, Giovanni Castell, Hamburg (solo)
Sotheby’s, Hamburg
„Beauty In The Dark“, Hamburg

2000s

2004
„Find Your Love“, Berlin (w. Marc Schmitz),
Damensalon, Berlin (solo)

2002
St. Emmaus Church, Kassel (solo)
Galerie am Savignyplatz, Berlin (solo)

1990s

1998
Galerie Claudia Brandt, Munich (solo)
Phase 4, Munich (solo)

1997
Fine Art Rafael Vostell, Köpenicker
Kunstsommer, Installation „The Crying
Room“

1996
Galerie am Savignyplatz, Berlin (solo)
„Berlin-Rijeka“, Mali Salonu, Rijeka, Croatia
Kunstverein Schering, Berlin (solo)

1995
„Standpunkte“ Fine Art Rafael Vostell, Berlin
Galerie M, Hamburg (solo)

1994
Galerie am Savignyplatz, Berlin (solo)

1993
Galerie im Boudoir, Berlin (as „Susi Pop“)
„Potsdamer Platz“ Kunsthalle Berlin

1992
Galerie Vorsetzen, Installation „Behind our
Door“, Hamburg

1991
Abriss-Galerie,“Vision Thing“, collaboration with
the band „The Sisters Of Mercy” and EastWest
Records, Hamburg (solo)

COLLECTIONS & CATALOGS

The World Bank, Washington (DC)
Hypovereinsbank (UniCredit)
Schering AG, Berlin

Sir Paul McCartney
Patricia Highsmith (Estate)
Public Municipal Collection, Moscow, Russland

Selection of catalogs

2018
Janinebeangallery, „Paintings“

2017
Janinebeangallery, „Silent Green“

1995
Fine Art Rafael Vostell, „Standpunkte“

1994
Galerie am Savignyplatz, „Hin und her“