De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition by German artist Regine Schumann, entitled Look Into It. The exhibition is Schumann’s second at De Buck Gallery, following her 2012 Luminous, and will be on view at the gallery from February 12 – March 21, 2015. An opening reception in the presence of the artist will be held on February 12 from 6-8 PM.
Among the most notable work in the field of acrylic sculpture being produced today, Schumann’s Colormirror series is an exploration in the relationship between color, light and form. Light, and its transformative powers, in particular plays a key in the experience of Schumann’s work. Translucent boxes edged in vibrant colors, the pieces come alive under black light; they are set aglow and a new range of color emerges. These duplicitous encounters with Schumann’s sculptures allow for an ever-changing viewing experience.
With their strong minimalist aesthetic, geometry also is an important factor for Schumann, who cites architecture as one of her primary influences. The works on view in Look Into It, with their variety of shapes and sizes, together create a balanced overview of Schumann’s mastery of proportion. Tiny boxes jutting out from the wall, groups of parallel panels, and monumental slabs work together to create an altogether harmonious and graceful effect.
Regine Schumann was born in Goslar, Germany in 1961 and currently lives and works in Cologne. She graduated from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig in 1989. Schumann’s work has been exhibited widely worldwide, including in recent exhibitions at the Lichtkunstzentrum (Unna, Germany), the Museum Gelsenkirchen (Gelsenkirchen, Germany), and the Kleine Museum - Kultur auf der Peunt (Weissenstadt, Germany). Her work is included in a number of permanent collections such as the Kunstmuseum Celle (Germany), the Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Bonn, Germany), the Museum Ritter (Waldenbuch, Germany), Staatliches Museum Schwerin (Germany) and Stroom Stiftung Den Haag (Netherlands). Furthermore she received several awards and realized public projects (European Zentralbank, Frankfurt and Sparkasse Gütersloh, Germany).