Lives and works: Germany
Silke Schoener is a contemporary realist painter, famous for her serene, yet poetical landscapes, inspired from North Hesse's nature.
Silke studied in Dresden soon after the 'fall of the Berlin Wall', where she was influenced by the Leipzig School. This influence can be detected in her confident drawing, her strong compositional sense and her freedom from false gestures.
The empty white spaces on her oil paintings are her visual signature, an ability which a few artists managed to master. Her creation process is an ongoing one, where she constantly searches for visual inspirations in nature, in her everyday surroundings and foreign places. She uses her camera to capture the moment which then takes back to her studio.
In an intuitive selection process, she composes the picture by only painting what she feels is essential and necessary, leaving out the other parts.
Thus by means of extraction and the use of white space she attempts to represent a mental and spiritual world. By creating these empty spaces on her canvas she gives room to the real objects to expand, and the opportunity to the viewer to fill in these blank areas.
The powerful balance of white space and the landscape on Silke’s canvases, brings clarity and serenity to the viewer, in a way that only Silke can apply in her unique way.
Silke Schoener has exhibited in countries such as USA, France, Japan, and Germany, and she has regular participations in international art fairs around the world.
'In my attempt to capture the WHOLE within a painting, I use the concept of combining a naturalistic painting style with the white space. My interest is centered on making the unreal perceivable on the white surface of the picture by means of virtualized reality.’
Medium: Oil paint on canvas.
Selected Permanent Collections
Silke Schoener artworks are part of important private and corporate collections around the world.
Masters in Fine Arts, Kassel Art School 1994
Bachelor in Fine Arts, Dresden Art School 1991
Silke Schoener had over 30 solo exhibitions around the world.
Participated in multiple group exhibitions and art fairs world wide. This is a list of the galleries where Silke's artworks are permanently on exhibition.
Silke's work has been published in many different distributed material.
ARTWORKS AVAILABLE for SALE by SILKE SCHOENER
PAST SHOWS of SILKE SCHOENER
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany
2019 Galerie Artmundi, Paris, France
2019 Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, USA
2018 Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany
2018 Affordable art Fair, Hamburg, Germany
2017 Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, USA
2017 Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany
2017 NORDSTROOSS, Luxemburg
2017 Wirtschaftsforum der SPD, Berlin, Germany
2017 Galerie Artmundi, Paris, France
2016 Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany
2016 Art Fair Köln, Galerie Freitag 18.30, Cologne, Germany
2016 Galerie Ahlers, Göttingen, Germany
2015 Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, USA
2015 Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany
2015 Aachen Art.Fair Köln, Cologne, Germany
2015 Galerie Freitag 18.30 Galerie Maurer, Germany
2015 Frankfurt Art Karlsruhe, Germany
2015 Galerie Maurer, Frankfurt, Germany
2015 Ostrale, Dresden, Germany
2014 Ostrale, Dresden, Germany
2014 Dillon Gallery, New York, USA
2014 Dillon Gallery NY, Chelsea Musik Festival, artist in residence
2014 Gallery Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany
2014 Gallery Maurer, Frankfurt, Germany
2013 Dillon Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Dillon Gallery, New York, USA
2012 State Theater lobby during the documenta 13, Kassel, Germany
2012 Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany
2012 Art Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany
2012 AU Gallery, Boston, USA
2011 Color in White, Dillion Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Oliver Ahlers Gallery, Goettingen, Germany
2009 New Paintings, Dillon Gallery, New York, USA
2009 White, Gallery Strenger, Tokyo, Japan
2008 White, Gallery Strenger, Tokyo, Japan
2007 New Paintings, Dillon Gallery, New York, USA
Permanently on Exhibition
Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, USA
Galerie Artmundi, Paris, FRA
Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, DE
Galerie Ahlers, Göttingen, DE
2018 Catalog "Silke Schoener" by Galerie Freitag 18.30, DE
2015 OSTRALE - Biennial of Contemporary Art, DE
2014 OSTRALE - Biennial of Contemporary Art, DE
2014 Mentioned as a recognized artist by Jean-Christophe Ammann, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt, DE
2014 Mentioned as a recognized artist by Sabine Russ, BOMB Magazine New York, USA
2014 Chelsea Musik Festival, "artist in residence", N.Y., USA
2014 Catalog "Paintings" by Galerie Freitag 18.30, DE
2012 State Theater Kassel during the documenta 13, DE
2012 Artist portrait in KulturMagazin, Kassel, DE
2012 Catalog "Weisser Raum" by Galerie Ahlers, DE
2011 Harper's Magazine, USA