17 Jan 2020

Gallery Burster


Bram Braam, METRO #2
Bram Braam, METRO #2, 2019, steel, plastic, spray paint, wood

Rita Burster founded her gallery for Contemporary art in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 2014. Gallery Burster opened a second location in art KARLSRUHE’s hometown two years ago, so this art fair is like a “home game” the gallery. From its inception, Gallery Burster has represented young and emerging artists from Germany and abroad, e.g. Katharina Albers (born in 1985) with her vividly coloured lithographs and Alex Feuerstein (born in 1981), whose painterly snapshots are also part of the collections of the Fondazione Museo di Maggio in Milan and the Städtische Galerie in Karlsruhe. In addition to paintings, Rita Burster naturally also presents sculptures: for example, wooden figures by the Japanese artist Hirofumi Fujiwara (born in 1984).

Christian August, No sleep
Christian August, No sleep, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 110 cm

“We are especially looking forward to the upcoming art KARLSRUHE, where we will feature our Dutch artist Bram Braam in a One-Artist-Show and present a new installation by Gary Schlingheider on one of the Sculpture Areas”, the gallery owner says. Braam (born in 1980) works with recycled materials and found objects, while Schlingheider (born in 1983) creates installations that prioritize clear reduction to the essentials.

Maria Schumacher, Patterns of Settlement
Maria Schumacher, Patterns of Settlement, oil on canvas, 2018, 150 x 119 cm

Paintings by Christian August and Maria Schumacher will also be on view for the first time at the gallery’s stand. All of the gallery’s artists are still in the production phase, so it will be interesting to see the public premieres of their newest artworks at art KARLSRUHE in February 2020.