Claudia Wieser (b.1973, Freilassing, Germany) currently lives and works in Berlin. Studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Munich, Germany. Wieser first encountered tantric drawings via the publication Field of Color while installing her exhibition at the Drawing Center, New York (2011). Her practice has been described as one in which she instinctively ‘recuperates a mystical Modernism’. She herself makes a connection between the tantric drawings and exercises given to students at the Bauhaus, who were given set colours and shapes with which to make new combinations. There is another connection that might be made in relation to the Bauhaus’s ambition to collapse the distinctions between artists and craftspeople, notably that tantric drawings are not usually made by artists or as part of an artistic practice. Wieser also presents sculptures, made of simple shapes like the drawings, they are the result of a lengthy process that involves sanding, oiling, and painting – traces of which are left in the final versions. Select solo exhibitions include Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany (2015); Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain (2014); Container, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (2013); Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany (2013); Furniture, KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium (2012); Galeria S.a.l.e.s, Rome, Italy (2012); Auch in geschlossenen Schränken müssen echte Sachen liegen, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf (2012); Eva Winkeler, Schaubstrasse, Frankfurt, Germany (2012); Muster und Formen, Berlin, Germany (2011); and Poems of the Right Angle, The Drawing Center, New York,NY (2010). Select group exhibitions include Homebase. Über das Interieur in der Gegenwartskunst, Kai 10 | Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany (2016); Kollision. Im Labyrinth der unheimlichen Zufälle, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2016); Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck (2016); Tantra, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India (2016); Sitting on a branch, von Bartha Galerie, Basel, Switzerland (2016); Homebase. Über das Interieur in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (2015); Perpetuum Mobile, Galerie Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain (2015); Hall Disegni Scelti Dall Àrchivio, Drawing Storage, Goethe Zentrum Bologna, Bologna, Italy (2015); Vom Großen und Ganzen, die Sammlung Haus N, Gerisch – Stiftung Neumünster, Neumünster, Germany (2015); Avantgarde Mecanique – Homage to Franciska Clausen, Kunsthalle PLU41, Berlin, Germany (2015); and Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, England (2015).
Last updated: 09.03.2017