painting on paper

Anna Mirbach

b. Bonn, Germany
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
@anamirbach

About the artist
Anna Mirbach

Illustrating an inclusive understanding of the power of painting on paper and object, Anna Mirbach highlights how masterfully surroundings and socio-political structures apply a growing pool of transformations.
Mirbach’s conglomerations of experimental arrangements, color and material develop a life of their own. Her watercolor is deliberately chosen as a marker, its flow and growth is sublimely controlled by concentrated observation, shaped with a brush.

When cutting the grown landscape maps and color lakes with a flex tool, another layer inscribes itself in this series of works and forms them into a relief. Ultimately, the cuts become permeable in both direction building a gateway between exterior and interior spaces.

A celebration of the continuing evolution Mirbach’s paintings on paper inspire meditations on color, form and redefine what art can do and mean in the post-internet age.

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Selected works
Anna Mirbach

Aggregation_7_2, 2021

watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
39.4 x 29.1 inches
100 x 74 cm

Aggregation_6_2, 2021

watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
30 x 22 Inches
76 x 56 cm

Aggregation_11_2, 2021

watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
39.4 x 29.1 inches
100 x 76 cm

 Aggregation_00_21, 2021

watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
65 x 44.5 Inches
165 x 113 cm

Aggregation_5_2, 2021

watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
30 x 22 Inches
76 x 56 cm

Aggregation_4_2, 2021


watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
30 x 22 Inches
76 x 56 cm

Aggregation_1_2, 2021


watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
30 x 22 Inches
76 x 56 cm

Aggregation_9_2, 2021

watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
39.4 x 29.1 inches
100 x 74 cm

Aggregation_2_2, 2021


watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
30 x 22 Inches
76 x 56 cm

Aggregation_8_2, 2021


watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
39 2/5 x 30 Inches
100 x 76 cm

Aggregation_3_2, 2021


watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
30 x 22 Inches
76 x 56 cm

Aggregation_10_2, 2021

watercolor on hot pressed Arches paper 300g
39.4 x 29.1 inches
100 x 74 cm

Exhibition views
Anna Mirbach

education, honors, awards and exhibitions
Anna Mirbach

Education

2007-2010
Kunstakademie Duesseldorf, (passed with distinction)

2005-2007
Universität der Künste Berlin

Publications

2021
MONADE (in collaboration with Manuela Mehrwald), Banana copy, Duesseldorf

2020
Salon Magazin #13 April 2020, Salon Verlag, Cologne

2019
ENSEMBLE, Katalog, Hrsg.: Städt. Galerie Viersen, Kunstgenerator

2018
Bergischer Kunstpreis, Katoalog, Hrsg: Kunstmuseum Solingen

Exhibitions (solo)

2021
MONADE, reinraum, Duesseldorf

2018
Ensemle, Städtische Galerie, Viersen

2017
Koren, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Duesseldorf

2016
VdK, Galerie Wildes Weiss, Bremen

2015
Walden, RAUM in Oberkassel, Duesseldorf

2014
Ouverture d’ateliers, IsdaT, Toulouse, FR

2012
Nausea, Ringstube Mainz

2011
MKK Stipendium, Städtische Galerie, Iserlohn

2010
Raum für vollendete Tatsachen (with Roman Lang), Düsseldorf

2009
racefastsafecar (with Ruslan Daskalov), Cologne

Selected Groupshows

2019
Kritische Manöver, trickster, Kunstwerk, Köln
Seltsame Schleifen, trickster, Saasfee Pavillion, Frankfurt
Die Grosse, Museum Kunstpalast, Duesseldorf

2018
Supermodel Nein, Unisex Salon, New York
Die Grosse, Museum Kunstpalast, Duesseldorf
Love, Foto Düsseldorf, Helga Brecht Gallery, Duesseldorf

2017
Bergischer Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Solingen
postPOST final, -Grand Central, Duesseldorf
Stella, Helga Brecht Gallery, Duesseldorf

2016
M, Kunstraum Duesseldorf

2015
ad lib. Ackerstraße, Duesseldorf

2014
Kunstfilmtage, Duesseldorf
Sweet Dreams, Grölle Projects, Wuppertal

2012
The Green Ray, Boutique, Köln
La Düsseldorf, Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, London, UK
Reality of the Unbuilt, Abraham Pavillon, Raketenstation Stiftung Insel Hombroich

2011
Time and Materials, Horton Gallery, Berlin
Parataxis (mit Sven Fritz und Leon Manoloudakis), infernoesque, Berlin
Follow up2, PWC, Duesseldorf

2010
Shortlist Märkisches Stipendium, Städtische Galerie, Iserlohn
Darmstädter Sezession 2010, Darmstadt
The Castle of Discipline, Mischpoke, Mönchengladbach
Remote Control, Laurie Grove Bath Goldsmiths, London, UK
Follow up, young artists prize, PWC, Duesseldorf,

2009
Participation Mystique, Kyotobar, Köln

2008
Bah Humbug, trophy store, Duesseldorf
neoneo präsentiert, Zigarettenfabrik Garbaty, Berlin
MK Ultra, infernoesque, Berlin

2007
Labskaus, Polypolis, Düsseldorf

Scholarships and grants

2018
Grant Kunstgenerator, Viersen, DE

2014
Artist in Residence, isdaT, Toulouse, FR

2011
Scholarschip Märkischen Kulturkonferenz, Iserlohn

2010
PWC Grant for sculpture, Duesseldorf

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