Volker Kühn

(Neuenkirch 1948 -)


Biography

Volker KÜHN was born in 1948 at Neuenkirch (Germany). He lives and works in Lilienthal.
Object Art might be said to date back to the cartouche of ancient Egypt, a framed hieroglyphic message to posterity.
Its more immediate ancestors are maybe the medieval rebus or picture riddle, the camera obscura and
camera lucida, Poussin’s praesaepe, a miniature stage used to establish perspective and figure groupings, […],
the dioramas so beloved by the Victorians through the glazed cabinets, cases and boxes of Marcel Duchamp,
Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst and other Surrealists.
The interest of three-dimensional graphic, as opposed to sculptural, subjects was revived with the coming of
Pop art and now finds a contemporary expression with the art of Volker Kühn. After several exhibitions in Japan
in 1986, Volker Kühn decides to put away his tools of engraver and to give a form to his ideas. Appear then “the
Objects”, small scenes in three dimensions which report the joys and the sorrows of each man. These instantaneous
of life makes smile or even laugh the person who looks at them because he finds himself in it. The themes
approached are innumerable.
The artist shows in an ironic way the stereotypes, the human weaknesses with which we all are confronted. By
preserving a certain distance with its subject, he succeeds in reconciling the spectator with his own defects, his
joys, his desperate search of the love or his aspiration for success. Nothing escapes the sharp glance of Volker
Kühn, which by his humour and his friendly irony reveals us an important feature of his personality. The picturesque
language that his speaks is universal.

Exhibition

2018
Galerie Dany Liehrmann – Liège (B)
London Art Fair - Galerie Artima – London (GB)
Plus one Gallery – London (GB)
2017
Art Miami – Waltman Ortega Fine Art (USA)
Bleu d’Art - Galerie Dany Liehrmann – Liège (B)
Galeria Louise Michail – Milano (IT)
Galerie Udo Lindenberg & More – Hamburg (D)
Orly Blum Art – Tel Aviv
Art in Boxes – Galerie Puri – Kassel (D)
Graphik Lamers – Museumnacht – Dortmund (D)
Is(s) was !? - Galerie Tobien – Husum (D)
Sommeraustellung – Galerie Firla – Bonn (D)
ILiva Zelev Universelle Bildzeichen – Lilienthal
Galerie Anders – Lüner (D)
Volker Kühn in der Ostsee - Galerie Timmendorfer
Strand (D)
Goodwin Gallery – Innsbruck (A)
2016
Scope Miami – Galerie Artima (USA)
Galerie Schindel – Freiburg (D)
Galerie Artima - London (GB)
Galerie Kersten – Brunnthal (D)
Kunterbunt – Lilienthal (D)
Mit den Augen des Sommers – Galerie Kühn – Berlin
(D)
Galerie Tobien – Husum (D)
Assemblages – Galerie Artima - Paris
Adi Holzer zum 80. Geburtag Spiegel des Lebens – Berlin
(D)
2015
Galerie am Dom – Wetzlar (D)
Galerie am Hellweg – Werl (D)
Galerie in der Wendelinskapelle - Marbach am Necker
Städtische Galerie « Alter Löwen» - Stadt Pfullendorf
(D)
Jim Avignon – Lilienthal (D)
Galerie Jaeschke – Braunschweig (D)
Horwarth Galerie - Reutlingen (D)
Ulrik Happy Dannenberg « Candypop » - Lilienthal (D)
Galerie Artima – Paris (F)
Galerie Artiane – Honfleur (F)
Stadthalle – Reutlingen (D)
Galerie-Radicke Bonn - Sankt Augustin (D)
Galerie des 3 Angles – Quimper (F)
Kurt Schönen - Lilienthal (D)
2014
Galerie Liehrmann – Liège (B)
Galerie L’Espace – Dijon (F)
Das kleine Format – Lilienthal (D)
Galerie des 3 Angles – Quimper (F)
Galerie Artiane – Honfleur (F)
Galerie Walentowski - Werl (D)
Daniel Gasser - Galerie Kühn – Berlin (D)
Galerie-Radicke Bonn - Sankt Augustin (D)
Stadthalle Reutlingen – Reutlingen (D)
Michaelas Kunst & Lebensart – Schwabach (D)
Volker Kühn Objekte - Hoerner Bank – Heilbronn (D)
1.500 Elefanten - Galerie Kühn – Lilienthal (D)
2013
Volker Kühn «Limited» - Galerie Augustin Palais Harrach
- Wien (A)
Black & white & a point of red - Galerie Kühn – Lilienthal
(D)
Kunst im Kasten - Weishaupt Bild & Rahmen St. Vith (B)
Walentowski Hausmesse - Galerie am Hellweg – Werl
(D)
Galerie Volker Kühn – Berlin (D)
Galerie Artiane - Honfleur (F)

Work Selection

Alternate Text

Blätterbild Violett und Rottöne