Biography

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.

CV

1971
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
2009
Diploma of Academy in Nuremberg, Germany
lives and works between Nuremberg and Leipzig, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017
thanks for the memory, Galerie Voigt, Nuremberg, Germany
2012
Malerei und Zeichnung, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv Leipzig, Germany

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2020
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary @ Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister
 
Winterrundgang der Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany
2019
Art Toronto @ Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg
 
Exhibition for the NN artist prize, Kunsthaus Nuremberg, Germany
 
Meister*innen des kleinen Formats, Galerie Bernsteinzimmer, Nuremberg, Germany
2018
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
2017
Im Zeichen des Hahns, Stadtmuseum Schwabach, Germany
 
10 im Zeichen des Hans, Kunst Galerie Fürth, Germany
2016
Rausch, Kulturpalast Anwanden near Fürth, Germany
 
Offenes Verdeck, Borgo Ensemble Nuremberg, Germany
2015
Art Karlsruhe @ Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany
 
Werkschau Auf AEG Nuremberg, Germany
2014
Schönheit und Verzweiflung @ A. Theke, Fürth, Germany
 
BLOOOM Art Fair Cologne, @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Cologne, Germany
2013
Der Geruch von Regen, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany