Selected works by Corinne Wasmuht

Corinne Wasmuht
Siempre Es Hoy


Oil on wood

261 x 434 cm
Somewhere between the digital and the analogue, Corinne Wasmuht’s mural-sized paintings stun the viewer with their enveloping perspectival composition and jagged explosion of colour. Wasmuht’s work finds its origins in imagery sourced from the Internet which she collects, re-arranges, and then paints onto wooden panels in multiple layers, whose detail is apparent only when the viewer comes closer to the work. Layer upon layer of varnish adds brightness to her colours, suggestive of the backlighting of HD televisions and computer monitors.

Wasmuht’s paintings create a unique kind of illusory space, both abstract and fixed in recognisable form, and somehow almost tangible. Repeated shapes and colours in her paintings hint at a sense of mise en abyme, of infinitely multiplying mirrored images, reflecting the vastness of networked culture and a never-ending insatiable yearning for images and information.

Siempre es hoy (2010), a monumental oil painting on wood over four metres wide, is like a cinematic projection, larger than life in dimensions and overwhelming to the viewer with the collected data it contains. Dominating the left-hand area is an ambiguous shape that could be a seated human figure, gazing over an infinitely unfolding could-be cyberworld in whose imaginary planes this being is embedded. Wasmuht has spoken of wanting to step into these spaces, ‘to live inside as in a real landscape… The painting is all around me; it encircles me completely.’

Dissolving spatial boundaries, her work invites the viewer to reconsider our relationships with all kinds of spaces, from urban panoramas to natural landscapes, to absorb a sublime sense of everythingness all at once.

Corinne Wasmuht's Biography

Corinne Wasmuht
Born in 1964,Dortmund, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin


Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Meyer Riegger Galerie, Berlin
Kunstraum Innsbruck
Oberrheinischer Kunstpreis, Offenburg

Kunsthalle Nürnberg

Supracity, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Corinne Wasmuht, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

Kunstverein Hannover
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Kunstverein Bonn (Wandmalerei), Bonn
Wandbild, Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin
Haus Esters Krefeld, Krefeld

Aus dem Archiv, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden

Raum Aktueller Kunst, Martin Janda, Wien

Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

Damenwahl (with Jason Rhoades), Kunsthalle Bremen

arsFutura Galerie, Zürich

Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln

Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln


Gesamtkunstwerk:New Art from Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London
Precarious Worlds: Contemporary Art from Germany, curated by Sabine Eckmann, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
54. Biennale di Venezia
Vermessung der Welt. Heterotopien und Wissensräume in der Kunst, Kunsthaus Graz
Corinne Wasmuht: Versammlung der Zeichen I, KW Institut for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Color and Content, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Se Não Neste Tempo – Pintura Alemã Contemporânea: 1989-2010, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis
Chateaubriand, MASP, São Paulo
The Berlin Box

Slow Paintings, Museum Morsbroich
Freie Wahl? - Die Formkräfte des Kunstlebens, Nancy-Halle, Karlsruhe

Visite – Von Gerhard Richter bis Rebecca Horn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn
Wollust – the presence of absence, Columbus Art Foundation, Leipzig

Who remembers where they are from?, Galerie Martin Janda, Wien
Heute jedoch nicht, Laura Mars Grp., Berlin
Gesellschaftsbilder. Zeitgenössische Malerei, Kunstverein Hamburg
Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
MMVI, Meyer-Riegger, Karlsruhe

Berlin-Tokyo/Tokyo-Berlin. Die Kunst zweier Städte, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin (with Franz Ackermann)
strip - Bilder in Folge, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
Visit(e), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssels
Anstoß Berlin, Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Neue Malerei, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2005
Relations, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
Berliner Zimmer, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Vanishing Point, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio
36m x 27m x 10m - White Cube Berlin, Palast der Republik, Berlin

Made in Berlin, kuratiert von Zdenek Felix (Parallelausstellung zum Artforum Berlin)
Auftritt, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Contemporary Art from Germany, Europäische Zentralbank, Frankfurt

Unbuilt cities, Bonner Kunstverein (K), Bonn actionbutton, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der BRD, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei,Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
There´s no land but the land (up theres just a sea of possibilities), Meyer Riegger Galerie,Karlsruhe

Musterkarte, Palacio Conde Duque, Madrid
Futureland, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Museum van Bommel van Damm,

Chroma, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg
European Factory, Galleria darte moderna Bologna, Bologna
Collection 99, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig , Leipzig
Neues Gestirn, Consortium Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Songs from a Room, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe

ars viva 96/97 Malerei, Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt;
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum, Krefeld; Ulmer Museum, Ulm

Zwei und Zwanzig, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Der fokussierte Blick, Städtisches Museum Haus Koekkoek, Kleve; Kunsthalle Barmen,
Wuppertal; Kunstverein Kornwestheim, Kornwestheim;

Galerie Vier, Berlin

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Paris, F, München
Hablützel, Innes, Wasmuht, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln

Peter Mertes Stipendium, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Malerei, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln