JASMINA KIRSCH



Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of relationships and the unrelenting paradoxical divergence of the human mind. What starts out as hope soon becomes corroded into a carnival of defeat, leaving only a sense of unreality, a sense of what could have been and the prospect of a new understanding within the inevitability of a new beginning.

My work has a strong focus on female sexuality, relationships and primal emotions.

As subtle forms become transformed through diligent and personal practice, the viewer is left with a testament to the limits of our world.

In my paintings and drawings I am researching femininity in all it’s facets. Fugaciousness and mortality is something I do not express by showing an aging process but I reference to it with the Skeletons and other symbols which appear in a lot of my drawings and paintings. I am working throughout an inner need to express instinctive desires or emotions. The immortality of the soul manifests itself in my work, as aspects of nature, demons or goddesses which are reappearing throughout my work.

My photographs on the other hand have to be just like I experience life itself. Often bewildering, mostly rough and within this roughness, sometimes as pure beauty.

 

BIO

Born on 22nd of december 1985 in Alfeld / Leine, Germany

Moved to the Netherlands in 2004 where I studied fine arts from 2006 - 2010

Moved to Berlin Germany in 2012

 

EDUCATION

Academy for fine arts; AKV St.Joost; Den Bosch, NL - 2006- 2010 degree (painting, drawing, photography, interdisciplinary performance art)  

 

EXHIBITIONS (a selection)  

THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE  international exhibition, NYC New York USA 25/07/2013 - 10/09/2013 GROUP-SHOW
 Selection of photographs

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS  , Derde Wal, Nijmegen NL; Date: 23/03/2012 - 14/06/2012: SOLO-EXHIBITION
 Selection of artworks from the series drop dead gorgeous.  6 sold into private collection  

ONGEKEND, AUCTION @ YOUNG MASTERS  , Rotterdam NL; Date: 09/02/2011 - 13/02/2011: GROUP-SHOW    
 Selection of just graduated artists  (o.a. Toni van Tiel, Toyah v.d.Ven, Rotganzen)    part of ART-Rotterdam

YOUNG BLOOD AWARD  , Enschede NL, Gogbot Festival; Date: 10/09/2010 - 12/09/2010: GROUP-SHOW
 Award competition for just graduated artists (o.a. Birgit Verwer, Joris Strijbos, Renee
 Hulshof, Wouter vd Bosch) sponsored by planet art.

AS IT SOMETIMES GOES  , Pictura, Dordrecht NL; Date: 09/07/2010 - 18/07/2010: GROUP-SHOW
 Exhibition with 12 just graduated talented students from different academies within the Netherlands.

LIJFWACHT  , TAC temporary art centre, Eindhoven NL; Date: 01/05/2010 - 09/05/2010: GROUP-SHOW    
 Pre-graduation show with students from my class about the topic 'human body'

EXPOSURE, INTIMACY AND THE BEAUTY OF DEATH  , Zonder Titel, Den Bosch NL, Date: 12/12/2008  - 14/12/2008: SOLO-EXHIBITION  
 Selection of my photographic works from 2004 - 2008

THERE’S NO SEX IN YOUR VIOLENCE  , Zonder Titel, Den Bosch NL, Date: 05/12/2008 - 07/12/2008: SOLO-EXHIBITION
 Selection of my paintings from the second and third year of my study.

DE TEKENKAMER  , RC de ruimte, IJmuiden NL, Date: 19/03 - 6/04/2008: GROUP-SHOW
 Exhibition with other students from the minor drawing. I worked alone and in cooperation with my classmate Saskia Teiken. Together we made the series: ‘search for revolution’ and a wallpainting in the entrance hall at RC de ruimte.

 

Performances  / Other projects (a selection)

2010 Realisation of a limited, self published photography book, featuring photographs from the series ‘Paul’
October 2010 : established an atelier-complex in Utrecht with 6 other young artists and 6 creatives from other disciplines (graphic design, design and decor,  web-design, ceramics)
 
2009 atelier visits at Ronald Ophuis  in Amsterdam
2009 Performed a short version of the ‘Orgien Mysterien Theater’ with Hermann Nitsch at the Incubate festival in Tilburg NL

 

COLLECTIONS

Works held in private collection in the Netherlands

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