Cornelia Regine Prawitt, (Germany)
Cornelia Regine Prawitt was born in 1965 in Kirchheim / Teck, Germany and grew up in Nürtingen. She completed her school career in 1985 with the general university entrance qualification. Already in her early youth, she was extensively immersed in the works of artists such as Wilhelm Leibl and Käthe Kollwitz. She was interested in all drawing techniques, especially the depiction of human figure and portrait. From 1985 to 1989 she studied painting at the College of Art in Nürtingen. During her study she was very interested in all paintings of Expressionism and later in the works of Abstract Expressionism too. Some of her favoured artists were Paul Klee and Emil Nolde as well as Karel Appel, Asger Jorn and Willem de Kooning.
From 1989 until 1998 a further study followed, art education at the College of Education in Ludwigsburg where she 1998 graduated in Art Education.
Cornelia Regine Prawitt works as a freelance lecturer and painter and exhibits her works at home country and abroad. In January 2006, she founded her own art school, which she has been directing ever since.
Cornelia Regine Prawitt`s work is devoted to represent the task of the non-visible pictorially, that is, the thing which constantly surrounds us and is even a part of ourselves. Her works are usually created in long painting processes. After the first layers of colors and forms have been applied to the canvas, the artist embarks on a search for the given and the hidden. To picture the discovered and recognized themes, the artist should often develop several shades of colors. In the painting process, spontaneous ideas must “grow into” an image composition, the goal of which is in the end to function as a perfect unity, which combines exciting color harmonies. Themes that personally interest the artist can also serve as an idea for painting. The words of Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) “Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible”, aptly describe her concerns. Even if something remains deliberately as an implication, this precisely illustrates that, inside the non-visible there exist movement and change, and that, these changes are laws of nature or that, image fragments only show parts of a whole. The dimension we cannot see but feel is the source of her inspiration, as well as the myths, legends, and hidden truths such as the cosmic context in which man is involved and expresses itself in everyday life. For instance, a substantive aspect of her work originates from nature.
Cornelia Regine Prawitt
2018/ Pashmin Art Gallery, Hamburg/Shanghai
2017.„Recognition of New Artistic Voices in Kunming“
Dounan Art Museum, Kunming, (China)
2017. Art Gallery Domus Romana, Rom, (Italy)
2016. Heights Art Studios & Gallery, Houston, Texas, (USA)
2016. Galleria La Pigna, Rom, (Italy)
2016. Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, (Germany)
2016. Villa Pisani, Venedig, (Italy)
2016. Produzenten Galerie Alte Kanzlei, Albstadt, (Germany)
2016. Schloss Hettingen, Hettingen, (Germany)
2016. Achtzig – Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, (Germany)
2015. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, (France)
2014. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, (France)
2014 Museum of the Americas, Doral, Florida, (USA)
2014 Crisolart Galleries, Barcelona, (Spain)
2012 Latino Art Museum, Pomona, Los Angeles, (USA)
2012 Art Innsbruck, Innsbruck, (Austria)
2010 Ateliers im Alten Schlachthof, Sigmaringen, (Germany)