Jacques Gassmann was born on 28. 01. 1963 in Heidelberg

He lives in Würzburg and Berlin

Exhibitions in
China, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, USA
Germany: Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bad Kissingen, Brunswick, Celle, Eichstätt, Essen, Frankenthal, Fulda, Fürstenfeldbruck, Göttingen, Hamburg, Hanover, Hannoversch-Münden, Hattenheim, Holzkirchen, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Leipzig, Ludwigsburg, Lüneburg, Mainz , Miltenberg, Munich, Neustadt am Rübenberg, Oldenburg, Prenzlau, Rottenburg, Saalfeld, Salzgitter, Saarbrücken, Stolberg, Trier, Wiesbaden, Würzburg

Performances with: Hans Joachim Roedelius (composer, Baden / Vienna) Christopher Chaplin (composer, London) Elena Kats Chernin (compositor, Sydney) Matthias Neukirch (actor, Berlin DT, and Zurich Schauspielhaus) Judith Schnell (Domchor Limburg), Ecki Stieg ( Radio Hanover) Ralf Jaroschinski (ballet, Rio, Brazil), Frank Schablewski (lyric, Dusseldorf), Natalia Wojciechowska (ballet, Warszawa), Maciej Stendek (electronics, Gdansk), Hans Georg Vleugels (organ, Hardheim) and many more.


Chronologie

2018

2017

Warsaw , Agata Leguern Gallery

Art Karlsruhe, gallery at Fritz Winter Atelier
Berlin Fasanenstr 28 exhibition

2016 Museum Burg Miltenberg, Museum Burg
Berlin, gallery Uterstaedt, Zeichnungen
Art Karlsruhe und Köln Art Fair, gallery im Fritz Winter Atelier
2015  Berlin, gallery Uterstaedt
Köln, Art Fair, gallery im Fritz Winter Atelier
Berliner Liste (Art Week Berlin), gallery Uterstaedt
Mijas / Malaga (E), wallpainting
Art Karlsruhe, gallery im Fritz Winter Atelier
Regensburg,  St. Wolfgang, Diözesan-/Domschatzmuseum
2014 Köln, Art Fair, gallery im Fritz Winter Atelier
Art Karlsruhe, gallery im Fritz Winter Atelier
Leipzig, Spinnerei, Nsk-Folk-Art-Biennale
Würzburg, Museum am Dom (Einzelexhibition)
2013 Poznan (PL) – Concordia, solo show
Art Karlsruhe und Köln Art Fair, gallery im Fritz Winter Atelier
2012 Bologna Art Fair 2012 gallery Fu Xin (Shanghai)
Karlsruhe Art Fair (Gal. im Fritz Winter Atelier, Diessen)
Rom ,Art Fair, gallery Fu Xin (Shanghai)
London ,Art Fair, gallery Fu Xin (Shanghai)
2011 Bologna Art Fair gallery Fu Xin (Shanghai)
Rom ,Art Fair, gallery Fu Xin (Shanghai)
Miltenberg , Museum Burg Miltenberg
San Diego, Art Fair, gallery Fu Xin (Shanghai)
Miami, Art Fair, gallery Fu Xin (Shanghai)
2010 Würzburg, Apokalypse, St Stephan
Diessen gallery Fritz Winter, Auch ART Karlsruhe und ART Bodensee
Würzburg, Apokalypse , Festival Endspiel 2011, im Stift Haug
Berlin , Roderich , Performance
Effeldorf gallery Döbele (gruppe)
2008 Schloss dagstuhl
gallery at Hauptplatz , Fürstenfeldbruck
Retrospektiv 5 Museums in Bad Kissingen
Benediktushof Holzkirchen
2006 Müller Stiftung Hattenheim Collection
2005 Städtische gallery, Wroclaw(Breslau), PL
Bischöfliche Akademie des Bistums Aachen
gallery am Hauptplatz , Fürstenfeldbruck
Katholische Akademie München
2004 Schloss Salder, Salzgitter, “Apocalypse” Burg Stolberg / Aachen
“Apocalypse”, Basilika, Trier
Kloster Bronnbach “Still a life”
2003 gallery Riedel, Frankenthal (Gruppe)
Museum am Dom, Würzburg
gallery Ricarda Fox , Essen
Schloss Landestrost, Neustadt /rbge
Stadt Augsburg, Säulenhalle, “ogrody“, “Flots”, “Diasporen”,
gallery Hunziker, Zürich
gallery Schlehn , Empede
gallery Winter, Wiesbaden
2002 Nord LB Art, Hannover
Kunstverein Genthiner Elf, Berlin
Städtische Kunstsammlung Schloss Salder, Salzgitter
Premio Suzzara, Mantova (Italy)
2001 Stadtkirche Karlsruhe, “Apokalypse”
gallery Bernardi, Aachen
Packhof, Hann-Münden, “Supersonic”, “Viriditas”,
Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, “Passion”
2000 Dom Fulda, “Apokalypse”
Diözesanmuseum, Eichstätt
Kloster Mariensee, “Viriditas”
Ludwigskirche Saarbrücken,”Apokalypse”
1999 Künstlerhaus Göttingen , “Coasts”
St. Thomas, Strasbourg (F), “Apokalypse”
Heinrich-Heine-Haus, Lüneburg, “Coasts”
1998 St. Lamberti Kirche, Oldenburg
Cathedrale, Fusterie…5 Orte in Geneve(CH)
Diözesanmuseum, Rottenburg
Kunstverein Celle Schloß , “Supersonic”
1997 St. Andreaskirche,Braunschweig,”Apokalypse”
St. Johanneskirche, Saalfeld
Schloß Ludwigsburg, Mon Repos
Künstlerhaus Berlin
1996 Tyska Kirka, Stockholm (S)
1994 Domruine St. Marien, Prenzlau, Apokalypse
1993 gallery Schlehn, Neustadt/Rbg.
gallery Borkowski, Hannover
1992 Marktkirche, Hannover, “Apokalypse”
St. Michael, Würzburg, “Apokalypse”
St. Michael, Lübeck, “Apokalypse”
1991 gallery Weber, Berlin
wystawa szuki, Targi, Poznan (PL)
1990 gallery Stübler, Hannover
1989 Stadt Hannover, Ubahnhof Kröpke “Transfer” Lichtraum, München
1987 Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hannover (Gruppe)
Kunstverein Hamburg,
“Art of Piece Biennale” (beitrag)
Lichtraum, München
1986 Sprengelmuseum Hannover, “Kunstbojen”
Universität Hannover, “Weißmachen”
1985 Eisfabrik Hannover, “Messungen”
Künstlerhaus Eisenturm, Mainz
Köln U-bahn, “Rollendes Atelier”
1983 -1988 Performances in München, Freiburg, Villingen, Dortmund, Siegen, Oldenburg, Hannover, Bruxelles und Mainz u.a.

Kunst am Bau

1993  Hannover, 3 Bühnenbilder für den Choreografen Ralf Jaroschinski
1994  Hannover,  4 Wandgemälde für den Techno-Club Tor 1

           Kitzingen, St. Johannes”, Altarbild für die kath. Kirche, 
1996 Veitshöchheim Ausmalung der St. Hedwig Kapelle,

           Kitzingen, St, Johannes Kirche, Orgelgestaltung
1997  Hannover “Passion”, Altarbild, Neustädter Kirche,

           Braunschweig, First Zentrale “Patagonia”, Gemälde (8x3m) & 19 Tafeln
1998 Runding, St. Andreas Kirche Orgelgestaltung,   

              Bad Tölz,   Franziskanerkirche, Orgelgestaltung
1999   Schwabmünchen, Orgelgestaltung, St. Michael
2000  Schifferstadt Orgelgestaltung, St. Jakobus

             Baunach,St. Oswald, Wandgemälde, 13 X 9 m     

             Straubing, “Boardercross”, Bilderserie für die Völkl-Zentrale
2002  Neustadt amRbGe ,Gestaltung der Kapelle, Krankenhaus

             Völkl, Snowboards 03-04 Design

             Krefeld, Alte Kirche Farbfassung der neuen Orgel    
2004  Filderstadt St Stephanus, Orgelgestaltung und Kreuzweg
2006  Weil-der-Stadt,Mariakönigin, Orgelgestaltung 
2007  Emmelshausen Orgelgestaltung 
2008  Bad Brückenau,Orgelgestaltung 
2009  Würzburg, Neumünster, Orgelgestaltung
            Zeil a. Main, 2 Gemälde für die Orgel
2010   Würzburg , Neumünster und Dommusik, 2 Gemälde Passion 2mx2m

             Chemnitz , Schlosskirche, Orgelgestaltung
2011    Würzburg, Augustinerkirche, Kreuzweg und 7 x 4 m Altargemälde
             Würzburg, Dom, 3 grossformatige Gemälde für die Krypta

2013    Obertheres , 2 Flügel Altarbilder, Pfarrkirche St Kilian

2014    Waigolshausen, St Jakobuskirche, 40 qm Oberlichtfenster

             und 2 Vertikalfenster

2016  Volkersberg,Katholische Kirche, Altargemälde  2 St 500 x 100 cm

2017  Würzburg , Burkhardushaus , 5 Ogrody Gemälde für den Speisesaal

2017  Dingolshausen, St Laurentiuskirche , Wandgemalde ca 700 x 840 cm

         und Wandgemälde ca 300 x 250 cm

2018 Baunach , 10qm Wandgemälde (erweiterung des Wandgemälde 2001)

Preise und Stipendien

2014 Kulturpreis Kunst und Ethos des Verlags Schnell und Steiner, Regensburg

1986 Arbeitsstipendium des Landes Niedersachsen

1990-91 Arbeitsstipendium der Ev. Hanns-Lilje-Stiftung, Hannover

1994 Erster Preis der Diözese Würzburg für den Entwurf der Ausmalung des Tonnengewölbes der Barockkirche Grafenrheinfeld

1997 Stipendium der Hermann Haacke Stiftung, Stuttgart

The Artist

  On 28.01.1963 Jacques Gassmann was born in Heidelberg as the son of the professor of theology Günther Gassmann and the interpreter Ursula Gassmann. Already in his early childhood, the boy experiences cosmopolitan influences, not only while growing up with his parents and two brothers in an international dorm until the age of six, but also as a four-year-old by a Danish student before drowning in the Neckar is saved. The relocation of the family in 1969 to Strasbourg in France became the cornerstone of Jacques Gassmann’s »amour francais« and a musical education parallel to the Lycée at the Conservatory of Strasbourg with the main instrument cello. By appointing his father as church president, Jacques Gassmann moved to the Lower Saxon town of Großburgwedel as a 14-year-old, where he graduated in 1982 with a degree in French and art. Even as a student Gassmann works in graphic studios, enthusiastic about the language of the images, first in comics and science-fiction-representations, but also of the opposites in graphics and art. First drawings on paper are created.

In 1979, at the age of 17, the gifted student developed performances with the theater director Bernd Seidel. Gassmann’s beloved cello is confiscated after too many public appearances in pedestrian zones by the parents and exchanged in protest of the young savage against synthesizers and rhythm machines. The New Wave band “Cache Sexe” is created with the participation of the later actor Andreas Jung and the photographer and designer Joachim Peters. After four years of experimental work on electronic music, the “Band of the Year” award and a record deal, “Cache Sexe” parted ways with 1983. Music remains indispensable alongside and in harmony with the art of Gassmann; The Artist himself composes pieces of music and soundtracks to his art, since he can not work without the sound.

 

 

Starting in 1982, The Artist shows under the name “Jeunesse Dorée” in actions and exhibitions with the later fashion designer Uli Schneider his first wild, expressionistic works; a love formulated in art. Thanks to his charismatic charisma, Gassmann mobilized three hundred artists to the exhibition »1 in the same year. Present «as a counterpoint to the Herbstexhibitionen in the Kunstverein Hannover. In addition to painting, solo performances by the artist or in groups with »Jeunesse Dorée« in various parts of Germany and in Brussels follow until 1984. In order not to jeopardize his autonomy, Gassmann worked from 1982 to 1984 as a civil service provider in the elderly care Diakonie. He submits to no system and later decides against studying art. Success proves him right. In the following year, the Kunstsalon München shows expressionist works by the 22-year-old in Haus der Kunst.

In lavishly designed art books titled “Pictures of the Last Days” (1985), “Hommage à la Peau” (1986) and “Chaine Parlée” (1987), Gassmann uses black ink in gestural drawings to work on themes that directly concern him to be affected. So “homage à la peau” is dedicated to his cat Solange, who is run over in front of his eyes. In response to the demystifying debates on art, Gassmann’s lecture at the University of Hanover in 1986 and the “whitening” action that gives the name in two senses. He receives a working scholarship from the state of Lower Saxony.

“Violent”, large paintings and small, filigree ink drawings alternate in the same year until the artist turned away from 1987 for the time being by the large-scale painting with brushes, hands and other body parts and performances. In the same year, Gassmann will be showing works on the subject of »artists seeing gardens« in the Orangerie in Hanover and the Lichtraum in Munich. Retired, he works in a former horse stable in Langenhagen near Hannover.

 

 

In the year of birth of his daughter Ophelia, 1989, Gassmann’s painting undergoes a structural change, henceforth a certain thematic association. “Natural Hazards” with thirty exhibits is the first thematic cycle and will be shown at the gallery Stübler in Hanover. Through experiments with ink and its pigments, exploring the possibilities of the medium of painting, The Artist developed in 1990 his special, later patented painting technique “Ogrody “. The mood-producing word in the Polish language means “garden,” both singular and plural. In Poland, Gassmann’s first “Ogrodys” are produced, without them being labeled as such by the artist at the time.

A scholarship from the Hanns-Lilje-Stiftung Hannover from 1990 to 1991 forms the basis for the monumental, 32-piece cycle of the “Apocalypse” as the painted, complete account of the history of the Apocalypse. In the following years, the cycle, also known as the “Revelation of John”, can be seen in Germany in Hanover, Berlin, Würzburg, Lübeck, Fulda, Saarbrücken, Karlsruhe as well as in Sweden in Stockholm, in Switzerland in Geneva and in France in Strasbourg.

Through travel, Jacques Gassmann experiences the development of his artistically translated themes. If a stay in the Caribbean decisive influence on the implementation of the apocalypse theme, so the artist used after the outbreak of the Gulf War in 1992 many conversations with pilots of the US – Airforce in San Diego, USA, as the introduction to the subject of his 1993 created cycle ” Supersonic “. Unlike the “Apocalypse,” Gassmann incorporates his personal interpretation into this work. »Supersonic« is exhibited in 1993 in the gallery Borkowski in Hanover, in 1998 in the Celler Castle and in 2001 in the Packhof in Hannoversch Münden. Also from the sacred subject area, but in the implementation differently, creates The Artist from 1993 to today after the presentation of mostly Ottonian crucifixes his two-part Passion pictures in the characteristic Ogrody green.

 

 

Starting in 1994, Gassmann will be responsible for various projects in the field of art in construction. Through the enthusiastic reception of the “Apocalypse” not only churches and chapels Jacques Gassmann provide their forum for the design of organs, altarpieces or vaults, but also houses such as the Conti AG 1992 in Hanover, the first travel agency 1997 with its headquarters in Braunschweig or the company Völkl 2000 in Straubing. For the design of the painting of the barrel vault of the baroque church Grafenrheinfeld, The Artist wins the first prize in 1994; as well for the creation of the altarpiece for the St. John’s Church in Kitzingen. Parallel to the various works in picture cycles, series of works and art-on-construction projects, Gassmann is always dedicated to the restrained, calm, sensitive subject of his »Ogrody» works.

In 1996, under the name »Viriditas«, anatomies and medicinal herb images were created that refer to the work of Hildegard von Bingen in the 12th century. In the following years, the works drawn on boxes are shown in the castle Ludwigsburg, in the monastery Mariensee and in the packing yard in Hannoversch Münden.

From the perspective of satellites created representations of coastal sections with the name »Coasts«. Cartographically accurately artistically translated, they show the artist’s ever more striking versatility. In the Künstlerhaus Göttingen and in the Heinrich-Heine-Haus in Lüneburg 1999 »Coasts« becomes accessible to the public.

The curiosity of Gassmann to circle around a topic again and again, without being exactly determined at the beginning of the work, makes the artist from 2000 become a snowboarder for his art and his experiences in the mountains for the company Völkl in the series »Boardercross« and the Artistically process the design of snowboards.

Gassmann’s approach to ever-new topics promotes his concentrated analysis of previous series and works. At the moment, The Artist is working on a new series of drawings and paintings that show very impressively the figurative and abstract elements in the painting of Jacques Gassmann.

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