Andreas Kuhn

Andreas Kuhn

Kassel, Hessen, Germany

About Andreas Kuhn

« I think that art can create a latitude in which the constructive and lively imagination is stimulated. »

Andreas Kuhn is an established German artist who exhibits internationally. His works can be found in private collections in Australia, Germany, England, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain and Taiwan.

Unleashing the power of colors, balancing counter-movements, modulating light: Kuhn is concerned with the harmonious balancing of all picture elements. One subject of his art is the balancing act itself, the dynamic balance of a variety of viewing options.

Kuhn sees Art as a source of strength that helps people to endure crises and to strengthen the zest for life, health and resilience. How do you get from depicting to forming, how do you get to this creative force that brings forth the future? That is why Kuhn works in an abstract, multi-layered and ambiguous way.

With wide bristle brushes, the artist brings the colors onto the canvas in swinging and sweeping brush strokes. The pasty consistency of the oil colors allows each brush trace to remain visible as a relief-like structure. Kuhn often overlays several image layers to form a complex tissue. The light is refracted and reflected by these color structures in such a way that the image appears different and in motion from every viewing angle.

The artist always works in picture cycles, in which he plays through a common theme, a certain color, different color contrasts and paint application, as well as a special kind of mobility, rhythm, etc. in variations.

Education

Studies in Art at Art Academy in documenta-town Kassel (1979 - 84)
First degree
Further studies in Graphic Arts and Painting at Art Academy in Kassel (1984 - 89)
Master of Fine Arts (1989)
Lectures in Visual Communication at Art Academy in Kassel (1992 - 94)
Andreas Kuhn lives and works in Kassel (documenta-town) and in Munich
Member of ”Rainforest Art Foundation Europe” (https://www.rainforestartfoundation.eu)
Member of ”BBK Munich” (Association of visual artists in Germany, https://www.bbk-muc-obb.de)

Events

Andreas Kuhn on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw5YP37KmlpG0vJcXqvMCMA

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition (selection)

1995 Wolfenbüttel Castle
1997 Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1998 Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives, England
1999 Bridge Gallery, Braunschweig
1999 Stadthalle Kassel
2000 Alchemy Gallery, London
2001 ALSTOM Power, Kassel
2002/03 Lufthansa Systems Berlin
2003 Pasinger factory (cultural center of the city of Munich)
2003 Ernst & Young, Eschborn, Frankfurt / Main
2003 IFW (Institute for Joining Technology and Materials Testing), Meuselwitz / Jena
2005 Orangery in the English Garden, Munich
2006 Melchior Gallery, Kassel
2009 Art Forum Social Sculpture, Munich
2012 Orangery in the English Garden, Munich
2014 Design of the Jona chapel of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena
2015 Exhibition on the annual program of the city of Jena 2015: „Romance, Light, Infinity“ with premiere of the short film "In the Light of Infinity“
2017 Melchior Gallery, Kassel
2019 Kunstraum Wild, Munich
2019 District Court, Kassel


Group exhibitions (selection)

1986 Kunstverein Kassel
1988 New Gallery, Kassel
1992 Park Schönfeld Castle, Kassel
1995 Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives, England
1995 Producer Gallery, Kassel
1997 Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives, England
1999 Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives, England
2000 Kulturbahnhof Kassel
2003 Gallery Völcker & Friends, Berlin
2004 Künstlerhaus K-19, Berlin
2008 Melchior Gallery, Kassel
2011 Art Forum Social Sculpture, Munich
2012 BBK Gallery of Artists, Munich
2012 Art Forum Social Sculpture, Munich
2014 BBK Gallery of Artists, Munich
2015 Wild Gallery, Zurich
2015 Yu Museum of Contemporary Art, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
2016 Rainforest Art Foundation, Long Island, New York, USA
2017 BBK Gallery of Artists, Munich
2018 “Faith, Love, Hope“, Art in sacred places in Graefelfing near Munich
2018 “Exhibition on the topic of water”, technology and conference center Marburg


Works in companies and public institutions (selection)

Alstom Power Energy Recovery GmbH, Kassel
Artothek, Kassel
Ernst & Young, Frankfurt Eschborn
MT Management Team GmbH, Munich
Inter.net project, Munich
IFW Institute for Joining Technology u. Materials testing, Meuselwitz / Jena
Edeka Handelsgesellschaft Hessenring mbH, Melsungen
Stadthalle conference center, Kassel
Park Schönfeld Castle, Kassel
Oberbrunner Group for Direct Marketing, Habichtswald-Ehlen
Jonah Chapel, Faculty of Theology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Works are in private collections in Australia, Germany, England, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain and Taiwan.