Birgit Nadrau makes impressive canvases by transforming them into the surfaces of water or other nature-based motifs through the use of acrylic paint and aluminum leafs which she fixes on the canvas in an extremely complicated and long lasting technique.
She‘s recreating the exact moment of experiencing a certain view into nature. The painting materials she‘s using are as much unorthodox as they are perfectly placed: everyone of her paintings is drawing the beholder into a melancholic mesmerization through its own shining yet still grisaille optics.
Depending on the incidence of light, the sheet aluminum shines more or less and the translucent primer in acrylic colors gains more or less plasticity. Thus, especially with the pictures with the branches, the impression arises that the viewer looks through a window into the nature.


born in Erlangen, Germany
1991 – 1997
Studies communications design at FH Nuremberg, Germany
2003 – 2009
Studies of Painting at the Academy of Nuremberg
2007 – 2008
Studies of Painting at Academy of Krakau, Poland
Diploma of Academy in Nuremberg, Germany
lives and works between Nuremberg and Leipzig, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

thanks for the memory, Galerie Voigt, Nuremberg, Germany
Malerei und Zeichnung, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv Leipzig, Germany

Group Exhibitions (selection)

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary @ Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister
Winterrundgang der Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany
Art Toronto @ Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg
Exhibition for the NN artist prize, Kunsthaus Nuremberg, Germany
Meister*innen des kleinen Formats, Galerie Bernsteinzimmer, Nuremberg, Germany
Nach dem Bild ist vor dem Bild, 75 female painters from Leipzig, Kunstverein Freunde aktueller Kunst e.V. Zwickau, Germany
Die zweite Dekade, 20 Jahre Galerie Bernsteinzimmer Nuremberg, Germany
Im Zeichen des Hahns, Stadtmuseum Schwabach, Germany
10 im Zeichen des Hans, Kunst Galerie Fürth, Germany
Rausch, Kulturpalast Anwanden near Fürth, Germany
Offenes Verdeck, Borgo Ensemble Nuremberg, Germany
Art Karlsruhe @ Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany
Werkschau Auf AEG Nuremberg, Germany
Schönheit und Verzweiflung @ A. Theke, Fürth, Germany
BLOOOM Art Fair Cologne, @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Cologne, Germany
Der Geruch von Regen, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany