Christian Hellmich (1977) lives and works in Berlin and graduated from Folkwangsschule in Essen 2004.
Hellmich´s work consists of oil paintings depicting imaginary architectural spaces and objects with an emphasis on texture, geometry, color and shape. Free from value judgements, he seeks inspiration from an extensive archive of images found in newspapers, magazines, the internet, post cards and comics. The quest towards the final painting is a searching and encircling practice, where he identifies things without them being recognizable. It is a process, that can go on for months, sometimes years. For Hellmich there is no hieraki between fiction and non-fiction, and as a figurative painter he gets as close to abstract painting as it seems possible.
Hellmich has exhibited nationally and internationally in various group and solo exhibitions including Caroline Pagés Gallery, Lisbon, 2015, Kunstverein Oerlinghausen, 2014,Stiftung Bartels Fondation, Basel, 2014 Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, 2013, Arthotek, Cologne, 2013. He is represented in private and public collections including; Von-der-Heydt Museum Wuppertal, Germany, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York.
25.09.2015 - 31.10.2015