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Heike Baltruweit 

About

Heike Baltruweit has been working as an artistic photographer since 2015, initially parallel to her work as a multi-project manager. Since March 2019 she owns her own gallery in one of the hippest districts of Hamburg and works exclusively as an artist.

Heike Baltruweit has exhibited in various cities in Germany and abroad, including Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, Rome, Venice and at Art Basel Miami Beach. In the autumn of 2020, she was presented with the Woman Art Award in Rome.

 

Artistic concept

I am looking for abstract compositions in my surroundings to capture them photographically. I catch moments that I want to freeze in the image and the objects or situations portrayed are exactly as captured by the lens, without any change or postproduction. All pictures are "pure photography".

I see my surroundings as a "natural exhibition space". I find works of art on the pavement, on building walls, in the water and in factory halls. Out of the continuum of urban nature, created by weather and man and constantly changing, I distil graphically delicate brush drawings, velvety black-toned graphics with an aquatint touch, and dramatically expressive manga portraits. Formed from poster remains, scratch and crack marks, from traces of poster glue darkened with dust or greened by algae, from multiple over-laid and fragmented spray tags, original independent works emerge through the deliberate placement of the cut-out.

The compositions of my photographs evoke associations with the fine arts or graphics. They show that many forms and techniques of representation invented by artists can also be found photographically in the natural world. Reflections of people on a plastic tarpaulin evoke associations with scrape paintings by Gerhard Richter; reflections in water remind of swimming pool paintings by David Hockney.

With my like painted looking photographs, which I filter out of my natural environment and exhibit completely unprocessed, I want to show that painting and photography are "sister" arts.

Linked to Augmented Reality (AR) I make visible what is often invisible to most people: the place of origin of my abstract compositions or their relation to painted works.

Through the exhibitions of my photographs I would like to encourage the observers to broaden their view and invite them to discover their own thoughts and feelings about the works shown.

 

List of exhibitions 2015 – 2020

§ »Mehrdimensionales«, »Gefundene Kompositionen«, Dataport AöR, Hamburg, 2015 to 2019

§ »Alle Art an Deck!«, Cap San Diego, Hamburg, 2016

§ Galerie 64, Bremen, 2017

§ »HannoverArtShow«, Hannover, 2017

§ »THE ARTBOX.PROJECT« New York 1.0, 2018

§ Galerie popstreet.shop, Hamburg, 2017 and 2018

§ Bützflether Kunstwochenende, Festung Grauerort, 2019

§ Heim & Garten, Levslund, 2019

§ »Hidden Hamburg«, Hamburg, 27. 06. to 31. 08. 2019

§ »urban city«, wineBANK, Hamburg, 02. 07. to 31. 08. 2019

§ POPKISS – ART EXHIBITION, Schleswig, 19. 07. to 31. 08. 2019

§ »neunion – the unity wins «, Online-Plattform, 2019

§ »SWISSArtEXPO«, Zürich, 15. to 19. 08. 2019

§ »Other Painting«, Hamburg, 27. 09. to 02. 11. 2019

§ »Abstrakte und figurative moderne Malerei – 30 Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung«, Berlin, 18. 09. to 14. 11. 2019

§ »Storytelling«, Hamburg, 14. 11. to 25. 01. 2020

§ Art Basel Art Week, Miami, 02. to 08. 12. 2019 (Semifinalistin »THE ARTBOX.PROJECT« Miami 2.0)

§ Internationale Galerie Marziart, Hamburg, 06. 12. 2019 to 08. 01. 2020

§ Artsy.net 02. 12. 2019 to 01.10. 2020

§ »Ceci n’est pas …«, Hamburg, 15. 02. to 30. 09. 2020

§ »Starke Frauen - Starke Bilder«, Popkiss Galerie Art & Social, Schleswig, 27. 02. to 28. 03. 2020

§ »ART Booster«, popstreet.shop, Hamburg, 26. 03. to 30. 04. 2020

§ Pop up Huus, Elmshorn, 02. 06. to 30. 06. 2020

§ »Anna’s Art Affair«, Helgoland, 02. 07. to 03. 10. 2020

§ BORDERS – Venice International Art Fair 2020, Venedig:

BODIES+CITIES SKIN, 23. 07. to 21. 08. 2020

FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, 03. 09. to 02.10. 2020

§ WOMAN'S ESSENCE SHOW 2020 in cooperation with the UNESCO, Rom, 11. 09. to 13. 09. 2020 (Awarded with the Woman Art Award 2020)

§ AUGMENTED ART::ANALOG UND DIGITAL, Hamburg, 24.10.2020 to 31.01.2021

§ Galerie ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zürich, till 31. 12. 2020

§ Artbox.Project Barcelona 1.0, Barcelona, postponed to May 2021

 

 

Heike Baltruweit

 

Subway spotting 8

unprocessed photography printed on canvas

65 x 85 cm incl. frame

Available works

 

 

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