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CV – Martin Stommel

Martin Stommel was born in 1969. From 1994 to 1997 Stommel first studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with professor Bernhard Weißhaar. In 1998 he changed to the University of Arts, Berlin (HdK) with Klaus Fußmann.

In the years 2001 to 2007 Stommel came into contact with the world of circus, resulting in a series of paintings and drawings of circus performers and scenes in the circus ring. He portrayed the most famous clowns of our time, like Oleg Popov, Francesco Caroli, David Larible or Fumagalli, cooperating especially with Berhard Paul‘s Circus Roncalli.

In 2004 Stommel was invited by Prince Rainier III to exhibit his series of circus paintings in the Principality of Monaco.

Since the 2000s the paintings of Martin Stommel have been shown in numerous exhibitions, among others in the Lehmbruck Museum, the Kallmann Museum, the Museum Charlotte Zander, the Museum of the Cathedral of Trier, the Municipal Art Gallery Bonn. Further exhibitions took place in the Théâtre Princesse Grace (Monaco), the Lew Kopelew Forum (Cologne), the Catholic Academy in Bavaria (Munich) and at the Venice Biennial (European Cultural Center).

Stommel‘s art works have been featured by several galleries on art fairs in Cologne, Karlsruhe, Berlin, Munich, Essen and Lübeck, as well as at the „Salon der Gegenwart“ in Hamburg and the London Print Fair in the Royal Academy.

Art works of Martin Stommel are in public collections (i. a. German Business Secretary, former State Guest-House Petersberg, City of Wesseling, City of Ismaning, City of Bonn) as well as in many private collections, for example Grillo (Duisburg), Slifka (New York), Klöcker (Frankfurt), Barthlott (Bonn) and Zander (Bönnigheim).


CV
1969
born in Bonn, Germany

 

1993 – 2001
student of Boris Birger

 

1994 – 1997
studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich (with prof. Bernhard Weißhaar)

 

1998 – 1999
postgraduate studies of painting at the University of Arts (HdK) Berlin (with prof. Klaus Fußmann)


Exhibitions (selection) („S“ = solo, „F“ = art fair)

2019
„Arkadia“, janinebeangallery, Berlin (S)

 

2018
„Near And Dear“, with Petra Rintelen, Arthus Gallery, Zell, Germany

„Mira La Poesia“, Kunstraum David, Vienna, Austria (S)

„On Force And Truth And Paint“, with Petra Rintelen, Hilbert Raum, Berlin

 

2017
artfein gallery, Berlin (S)

 

2016
Gallery Weekend, artfein gallery, Berlin (S)

Circus Festival Monte Carlo, Monaco (S)

The London Original Print Fair, with Galerie Neuhauser Kunstmühle (F)

 

2015
Personal Structures, European Cultural Center, Biennial Venice

artfein gallery, Berlin (S)

„Von Göttern und Helden“, Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (S)

The London Original Print Fair, with Galerie Neuhauser Kunstmühle (F)

Art Karlsruhe, Germany, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer (F)

Berliner Liste, with artfein gallery (F)

 

2014
Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (S)

Galerie Neuhauser Kunstmühle, Salzburg, Austria (S)

The London Original Print Fair, with Galerie Neuhauser Kunstmühle (F)

Art Karlsruhe, Germany, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Galerie Neuhauser Kunstmühle (F)

Leipziger Buchmesse, Germany, with Galerie Neuhauser Kunstmühle (F)

Art.Fair Köln, Cologne, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer (F)

Kunst Zürich, Switzerland, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer (F)

 

2013
Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Museum Charlotte Zander, Bönnigheim, Germany

salondergegenwart, Hamburg, Germany

Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany

„Von Menschen und Göttern“, Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (S)

Art.Fair Köln, Cologne, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer (F)

Art Karlsruhe, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer (F)

 

2012
„Werkauswahl“, Kunstverein Südsauerland, Olpe, Germany (S)

„Götter“, Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (S)

„Zeichnungen“, Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (S)

Art.Fair Köln, Cologne, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer (F)

Art Karlsruhe, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer (F)

 

2011
„Öl-, Rötel- und Kohlezeichnungen“, Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (S)

„Himmelreich“, with Markus Fräger, Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Frankfurt a. M., Germany

ART.FAIR Köln, Cologne, with Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer (F)

 

2010
Galerie Hyna, Tegernsee, Germany (S)

Katholische Akademie in Bayern, Munich, Germany (S)

 

2008
Galerie Conzen, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (S)


2007
Thyssen Krupp, Duisburg, Germany (S)

 

2006
Galerie Oltmanns, Unkel, Germany

30 Jahre Galerie Dürr, Munich, Germany

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (S)

 

2005
Théâtre Princesse Grace, Monaco, under the patronage of HSH Prince Rainier III

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, St. Augustin, Germany (S)

Galerie Bernd Duerr, Munich, Germany

 

2004
„Illustrationen zur Göttlichen Komödie“, City Museum Bonn, Germany (S)

Botanischer Garten, Bonn, Germany (S)

 

2003
Diocesan Museum, Trier, Germany (S)

„Illustrationen zur Göttlichen Komödie“, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany (S)

Galerie Bernd Duerr, Munich, Germany (S)

Galerie Mensch, Hamburg, Germany

Artfair Munich, with Galerie Bernd Duerr (F)

„Zirkus-Portrait-Stilleben-Landschaft“, Museum Charlotte Zander, Bönnigheim, Germany (S)

„Manege Frei“, Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning, Germany (S)

 

2002
Galerie Roer, Münster, Germany

 

2001
Circus Roncalli, Köln | Circus Fumagalli, Bonn und Düsseldorf, Germany

St. Remigius, Bonn, Germany (S)

 

1999
Lew Kopelew Forum, Cologne, Germany(S)

 

1996
State Guest-House Petersberg, Königswinter, Germany (S)

Federal Ministry of Economics, Bonn, Germany (S)

 

1995
Municipal Art Gallery Wesseling, Germany (S)

 

1994
Altes Rathaus Oberwinter, Germany

 

1988
Kunstverein Rhein-Sieg, St. Augustin, Germany