Alexander Wolff


The work of Alexander Wolff has painting itself as its subject, although he repeatedly reflects on it from different approaches. As such, the examination of writing and typography is one of the recurring motifs of his artistic practice. A series of works titled "Character Paintings" is based on Chinese characters, painted with oil paint in an ornamental, decorative and sometimes psychedelic manner. The exhibition combines a work from this series with sewn textile paintings that explore basic elements of painting such as canvas, paint application, and line, and by means of their formal ambivalence create space for the in-between as well as for negotiation.

Alexander Wolff (*1976 in Osterburg) studied at the Städelschule Frankfurt a.M. and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in classes of Heimo Zobernig and Peter Kogler. Wolff has exhibited at institutions such as the Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2015), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2014), Kai 10 in Düsseldorf (2011), Kestnergesellschaft Hannover (2012), Portikus in Frankfurt a.M. (2011), and the Wexner Center, Columbus (2016). Solo exhibitions have taken place a.o. at the Oldenburger Kunstverein (2021), Kunsthalle Lingen (2014), Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster (2008), and several private galleries. Wolff's works are represented in many private and public collections. Alexander Wolff lives and works in Berlin.

Curated by Polina Piagin