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Nicolaj Dudek
updated: 09/02/2012
website: www.nicolaj-dudek.de
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Intrusiveness
Intrusiveness - Detail
Machine room
Machine room
Machine room
Machine room - Detail
Wellness
Wellness - Detail
Wellness - Detail 2
Quality Management
Quality Management - Detail
Pillbomb
Pillbonb - Detail
Public sleep
Public sleep - Detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  humor, narrative, process, psychological, site-specific, figurative
 
 
Intrusiveness by Nicolaj Dudek
Intrusiveness
Staples, poster on wall
2009
118" x  98"  x 217" 
Intrusiveness - Detail by Nicolaj Dudek
Intrusiveness - Detail
Staples, poster on wall
2009
118" x  98"  x 217" 
Machine room by Nicolaj Dudek
Machine room
Staples, pencil, eraser on wall
2009
118" x  98"  x 217" 
Machine room  by Nicolaj Dudek
Machine room
Staples, pencil, eraser on wall
2009
118" x  98"  x 217" 
Machine room by Nicolaj Dudek
Machine room
Staples on floor
2009
118 " x  98 "  x 217 " 
Machine room - Detail by Nicolaj Dudek
Machine room - Detail
Staples, pencil, eraser on wall
2009
118" x  98"  x 217" 
Wellness by Nicolaj Dudek
Wellness
Ink, staples on plasterboard
2009
118" x  158"  x 2" 
Wellness - Detail by Nicolaj Dudek
Wellness - Detail
Ink, staples on plasterboard
2009
118" x  158"  x 2" 
Wellness - Detail 2 by Nicolaj Dudek
Wellness - Detail 2
Ink, staples on plasterboard
2009
118" x  158"  x 2" 
Quality Management by Nicolaj Dudek
Quality Management
Staples, pencil on wall
2009
134" x  157" 
Quality Management - Detail by Nicolaj Dudek
Quality Management - Detail
Staples, pencil on wall
2009
134" x  157" 
Pillbomb by Nicolaj Dudek
Pillbomb
Staples, paper on fiberboard
2008
55" x  71"  x 2" 
Pillbonb - Detail by Nicolaj Dudek
Pillbonb - Detail
Staples, paper on fiberboard
2008
55" x  71"  x 2" 
Public sleep by Nicolaj Dudek
Public sleep
Staples, paper on fiberboard
2009
55" x  83"  x 2" 
Public sleep - Detail by Nicolaj Dudek
Public sleep - Detail
Staples, paper on fiberboard
2009
55" x  83"  x 2" 

Artist Statement

The main body of my artwork is drawing. Drawing for me is a unique method of visual cognition and thinking and therefore not bound to works on paper. The shown staple drawings are only a part of the body of my work. I try to extend and transform the way of drawing into different media and leaving paper to step out into space. Examples for my approach to drawing are — beside classical drawings on paper — numerous staples drawings, wall drawings, chewing gum drawings, glass drawings and drawings done with charcoal powder. I am interested in using the quality characteristics of the different materials to define and transfer certain aspects of the material to my artwork. For example with stapling the ambivalence of destroying and holding together is interesting me. Often my work results in an installation of drawings mixed with sculptures, wall drawings or videos or in a special group of drawings.
The themes of my artwork deal with the human species physically and psychically. With its communication and behavior, the conditions of its life, its settings in society and how I look at it with a sense of questioning and humor. Part of my work is also a commitment to curiosity and absurdity as an anti-pole to a more and more rationalized world. Associative thinking, dreams, phantasms, situations that I went through or situations I observed influences my work. Sometimes this is a spontaneous reaction, sometimes an ongoing process that leads to a resulting artwork after a long period. I would describe the way my artwork emerges as a circling movement around the themes I am interested in, rather than pointing to a fixed truth. Therefore my drawings on paper are shown in groups reflecting this circular movement of thinking and feeling. Another approach is transforming existing images or parts I find everywhere in magazines, newspapers, television, internet or scientific books through changing, adding or reducing their original use, as a vehicle for my own imagery.

 

Artist Bio / CV
2000 HfG Offenbach University for Art and Design

Diploma Visual Communication
1999 PA&R - European Master of Art Program
Winchester School of Art/UK and MHI Reykjavik/IS
MA Fine Art - Printmaking
1989 Goethe-Universität Frankfurt on the Main
Diploma Geology

RESIDENCIES
2007 25e Symposium international d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada
2007 Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Canada


GRANTS
2003 Grant/Cultural City Fund Salzburg, Austria
2000 Grant/Department for Cultural Affairs, Government of the Federal State of Hessia, Germany
1998 Travel Grant/Johannes Mosbach Foundation, Offenbach, Germany
1997 Erasmus-Sokrates Scholarship by the European Community

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006 Re-Faced, Gallery Perpetuel, Frankfurt/M.
2005 Wait a minute – it´s a hominide, Forum Töngesgasse, Frankfurt/M.
2001 Kontextsensitiv, City Gallery Darmstadt, Darmstadt
1998 Electric landscapes, Gallery Nema Hvad, Reykjavik, Iceland
1998 Drawings and prints, Winchester Gallery, Winchester/UK
1997 Tacker I, Staple Drawings, Demolished House Hanauer Landstr., Frankfurt/M.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Lost in Music, Gallery Station, Mousonturm, Frankfurt/M.
2009 U.a. Fallminen am Werk, Gutleut15, Frankfurt/M.
2008 Exhibition Hall Schulstrasse 1A, Frankfurt/M.
2007 Centre d'exposition de Baie-Saint-Paul/CA
2006 Beton, Wurst und andere Teamgeister, Project Room After the Butcher, Berlin
2006
Summershow, Exhibition Space “basis”, Frankfurt/M.
2005 Me, Myself and I, Exhibition Place Glue, Berlin/D
2004 9 Unterscheidungen zur Zeichnung, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg/D (cat.)
2004 CONSTRUCTa, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria
2004 9th Triennale of sculpture, Fellbach/D (cat.)
2003 System Leben, Binz39, Zurich, Switzerland
2001    Strange Attitudes, Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/M.
2000    Hochleistung – Going to the extremes, Kunsthalle Tirol, Austria
1999 Printmaking Now, John Hasard Gallery, Southampton, UK
1996 ... fra Hamborg og fra København, Globe , Kopenhagen, Denmark

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
MMK, Museum for Modern Art, Frankfurt on the Main/D