Alina Maria Birkner

 

* 1989, Munich

 

2010 - 2016 Academy of Fine Arts Munich / Jean- Marc Bustamante

 

Lives and works in Munich, Germany

 Selected Exhibitions

2018

 

 22.06  18 h opening "Sirens" group show  / Adlzreiterstr. 13 RGB, / München

 26.05 - 9.07. "In Search Of" group show VSOP Projects / 311 Front Street / Greenport / New York

 

- "Hyperland" group show the Orange Garden, Rome

 

 

2017

 

- "The Power of the Line", group show Art Encounters Biennale, Jecza Gallery, Timisoara

 

-"Viennacontemporary 2017" with Jecza Gallery

 

-"3000 Years Rhadamanthys Foundation" group show easy!upstream, München

     

 -"Finir en beauté" group show Galerie der Künstler, München

 

 -"Art Paris Art Fair 2017" with Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris

2016

 

- " cosmic love / rosy dawn" solo show Miranda Kuo Gallery, New York

 

- "Viennacontemporary 2016" with Jecza Gallery

 

- "I'm a rainbow,too" solo show curated by Rosali Wiesheu, Centercourt Gallery

 

- "Diplom 2016" Akademie der bildenden Künste München

 

2015

 

- "recommended by" group show at easy!upstream München

 

- "The Good,the Bad,the Ugly" Konstantin Grcic Panorama Painting for Neue Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne München

 

-"Good for nothing (cracks in the mirror)" group show curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen at Goodroom Munich

 

- "Jahresausstellung" Akademie der bildenden Künste München

 


Artist Statement

In her work, Alina Birkner explores the interaction of colour and light, perception and the effects both have on the viewer. Gradients and colors melt together softly, creating shimmers, through which it seems as if the colour is freed from the canvas's materiality, developing a life of its own.  Pulsating, contracting, expanding - sometimes calming, at other times unsettling, it challenges the observers visual habits. Rainbows, after images, blurring - visual phenomena like these are dealt with in her paintings, that are created in careful application of many layers of diluted acrylic paint, resulting in a weightless luminosity. She often works in series, which gives her the opportunity to explore and vary a wider spectrum of color combinations, whilst leaving the composition unchanged. Painting here serves as a means of communication for questions that can not be answered on an intellectual level, but can only be dealt with through conscious or subliminal experience.