Christian Blau, artist from Germany


Christian Blau
is a germany based artist, working in the fields of
materialpainting, photography, soundobjects and installations.
Blau’s work is often an ironic and critical comment on our media influenced society and pop-culture.
Images, techniques and text overlap and challenge the viewer not to trust their first impression.

CV Christian Blau
Christian Blau was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1960.
Since 1982 he worked as a drummer, lyricist and composer in various projects.
In 1992, he created his first works using sand, ash and lead.
Since 1993 he began exhibiting as an artist.


Exhibitions (sample)

2017 'Festival Fotografischer Bilder',
Städtische Galerie im Leeren Beutel, Regensburg, (group)
2013 'abores', Halle 4 Oberhafenstrasse, Hamburg, (solo)
2007 'Gerania', beat. gallery Berlin (group)
'Nichtsoziale Plastik', Museum Rammelsberg, (group)
'Emergency Room', PS 1, New York, (group)
2006 'Luftbrücke', Installation beat. gallery Berlin, (solo)
'terminal value', Installation, plattform 45, Hamburg,(solo)
'emergency room', (group), a project by
Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel, galerie olaf stüber, berlin
2005 'rouge', Installation, Ockhardt Projects, Essen, (solo)
2004 'talktalk', Galerie Ockhardt, Essen, (solo)
'teflon', scope art fair, los angeles, (solo)
2003 'index', Kunsthaus, Hamburg, (group)
'religious images in contemporary art', Villa Kobe, Halle, (group)
2002 'omertà', Kunstraum Linienstrasse, berlin, (solo)
2000 'disco 45', Galerie Eikelmann, Düsseldorf, (solo)
1999 'installation', Galeria s´escala 3, Mallorca, (solo)
1997 'Hamburger Bären', Halle i, on stage, Hamburg, (solo)
1996 'Die Bleiarche', Installation, Gänsemarktpassage, Hamburg, (solo)
'Material Lichtbilder', Galarie, Hamburg, (solo)
1995 'Die Nacht aus Blei', Studioexhibition, Hamburg, (solo)
1994 'Der Bleikoffer', Studioexhibition, Hamburg, (solo)
1993 'Butter und Bilder', Kunstraum Beim Schlump, Hamburg, (solo)

2003 - 2011 ,marilyn, life of a legend', (various catalogues), (group)
2011 Galerie Levy, Hamburg / Mc Michael Art Gallery, Kleinberg, Ontario
2010 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada
2008 Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs / Chicago Cultural Center / Saginaw Art Museum, Michigan
2007 Sioux City Art Center, Iowa / Art Gallery of Novia Scotia, Canada
2006 Women`s Museum Dallas, Texas / Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida / Kunsthaus Hamburg
2005 Palacio Provincial, Cadiz / Centro Cultural de la Villa Madrid
2004 Reales Atarazanes de Valencia / Vakko Beyoglu Art Gallery, Istanbul
2003 County Hall Gallery, London

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