Detlef Aderhold

Detlef Aderhold

Lueneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany

About Detlef Aderhold

Detlef E. Aderhold’s painterly oeuvre is impressive not only because of its scope, but because of its great rigour, reflectiveness and intensity. Any attempt to locate his painting within a conceptual system leads to the recognition that Aderhold’s work cannot be subjected to ordinary categorizations. With a stimulating ambiguity, he walks a fine line between figurative and abstract painting, between artistic intentionality, experimental openness and chance.
Dr. Gabriele Himmelmann
I am searching for a visual vocabulary to symbolize disorder and order, cacophony and silence, ferocity and gentleness! By constructing startling colour combinations, shapes, figurative elements and passages of patterns and collaged materials, I try to externalize a pre-representational world and bring you, the viewer, with me into the act of painting. I start by instinctively sketching my subconscious ideas on paper and then, over time, I transition into composing more dynamic and expressive marks and images onto the canvas. Objects, numbers, symbols, text, faces, or abstract daubs of paint emerge on the surface, the result of mood, unconscious ideas or chance in the moment of creation and comprehension. However, I must step back to contemplate at length if what I have just designed is really communicating what I also want the viewer to ponder. Ultimately, I try to build a deliberate, expressive composition from spontaneous elements to suggest the juxtaposition of opposing forces that defines our abstract thoughts and our human interactions.
Detlef E. Aderhold


2014 Summer Residency Program, School of Visual
Arts, New York, NY, USA
2013 International Summer Academy, Venice, Italy
2011 Freie Akademie der bildenden Kuenste, Essen,


2020 Taming Of The Demons a special project of the International Summer Academy Venice 2019 PERSONAL STRUCTURES, European Cultural Centre,Palazzo Bembo,58. Venice Art Biennale, Italy
2019, 2018 RA Summer Exhibition London UK, shortlisted
2017 RWA 165th Annual Open Exhibition,selected, Bristol, U.K.
2016 RWA164th Annual Open Exhibition,shortlisted, Bristol, U.K.
2015 Secret Art Prize Category “Mixed Media” London UK
Artist in Residence at Shangri-La`s Villingili Resort Maldives


Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 168 Annual Open Exhibition Royal West of England Academy
Gallery Weekend Berlin LDXArtodrome Gallery Europe Germany
Art Beijing with LDXArtodrome Gallery, China postponed to 2021
Senlis Sacred Art Festival, Senlis, France postponed to 2021
Green Oasis Exhibition, Museum Lueneburg, Germany
Member Miniatures, Monmouth Museum Lincroft, NJ, U.S.
PERSONAL STRUCTURES, ECC,Palazzo Bembo, 58. Venice Art Biennale, Italy
Small Works Exhibit, TSKW Sanger Gallery Key West Florida, U.S.
International Open Juried Online Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists
FLUX Exhibition, National Army Museum London. U.K.
The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, featured by Art Below, U.S.
New Stories , Galerie Esfandiary, Lueneburg, Germany
3rd Annual Artist`s Choice Exhibition, FusionArtGallery, U.S., juried show
Small Treasures, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Nova Scotia, Canada, curated by Ray Cronin Art Below Summer Show, Herrick Gallery, London, U.K., curated by Ben Moore
12 x 12 - Art work inspired by the LP Record Jacket, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, Long Island,
U.S., curated by Beth Giacummo
FLUX EXHIBITION, Chelsea College of Arts, London, U.K., curated by Lisa Gray
Roy`s People Art Fair 2018, London, U.K.
The Other Art Fair, featured by Art Below, London, U.K.
2017 Royal West of England Academy 165t Annual Open Exhibition,selected, Bristol, U.K.
Art Below Los Angeles and Sur Le Mur Gallery, Los Angeles,CA, U.S., juried show
3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions Art ExhibitionNovember 2017, Fusion Art Gallery,U.S., juried show
Dystopia, Patchogue Arts Council, Patchogue, Long Island, U.S., curated by John Cino& Beth Giacummo
Kabinett, Galerie 64, Bremen, Germany
Et Tu, Art Brute, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, U.S.
Roy`s People Art Fair 2017, London, U.K.
4th Annual Abstract Catalyt Exhibition,Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR.,U.S, juried show
Limitless 2017, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, Canada, juried show
Still Life, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, Newkirk, OK, curated by Caryl Morgan
ARTMUC with Folly & Muse (Germany), Munich, Germany
Immersion,Aderhold/Winbury, Heinrich Heine Haus, Lueneburg, Germany, curated by C.Althusmann
Art Madrid with Galleria Unique (Italy), Spain
Affordable Art Fair Milan, with Folly & Muse (Germany), Milan, Italy
2016 Luxembourg Art Fair with Galleria Unique(Italy), Luxembourg

2020 Potzblitz, Nissis Kunstkantine Hamburg, Germany
2019 Conception and Structure,Heine Haus Lueneburg,Germany
The Space Between, Galerie 64 Bremen Germany
Motherboard Project Galerie Metanoia Paris France
Signs II, Galerie Zieglerhof, Lueneburg, Germany, curated by Eric Sutphin
Multiplicity, Galleria Alessandro Berni, Perugia, Italy
Villingili Open Studio, Shangri-La`s Resort Villingili (AIR Program), Maldives
Signs I, Galerie Zieglerhof, Lueneburg,
Germany, curated by Eric Sutphin
Korn/ Kernel, Galerie Zieglerhof Lueneburg,Germany
Null Komma Null, Rogue Space Chelsea, New York, U.S. , curated by Eric Sutphin