Beate’s work is defined by her a beautiful and exquisite lighting skills. She has the ability to turn mundane objects into pieces that awaken curiosity and desire through the elaborate play of light and shadow. Her attitude towards work is playful, passionate and open, whether for a commercial assignments or a personal art project. She is always keen to explore new ideas, aiming to create a modern classic with an edge, as well as a timeless masterpieces.
Born and raised in Germany, Beate moved in 1992 to study photography at the Bournemouth College of Art & Design in the UK. After graduating she went traveling and settled for six years in Mexico City where she honed her photography skills and met her future husband, also a photographer. Now they divide their time between London and New York.
In her art practice Beate is interested how space, form and colour are recognised and how it manipulates perception. She creates her own installations and spaces, occupying these with shapes and material that create a tension between the geometric and the organic, the sleek and the hand-made, and looking at how we see and perceive space through abstraction and materiality. She is deeply interested in the physicality of light, how it interacts with materials and relates to space. She experiments with perspective, illusion and the configuration of geometric forms, taking the three dimension into the two dimension. She aims to question how we look and perceive, and how space can be used, appropriated and revealed.
She is very much influenced by the abstract art movement from the early part of the 20th century and has a fascination for the concept to develop a form of expression that moves from the world of natural forms (objectivity) and subject matter in order to access ‘the supremacy of pure feeling’ and spirituality. By investigating materiality and space through recording her installations with photography and video she is looking to access this. Abstraction becomes the guide of understanding for her.
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Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 20th July - 1st Oct 2023, Group Exhibition
Spitalfields Studios, London, 6th July - 07th September 2023, Group Exhibition NEW WAVE
Hackney Downs Studio, London, 6th March - 3rd April 2023, Group Exhibition IWD
Hackney Downs Studio, London, 17th March -23rd April 2022, Solo Exhibition SIMPLE COMPLEXITY
Brixton - Downstairs London, Nov 2021 Group Exhibition ‘Unanimous'
Photo London 2018, Group Exhibition ‘Photography on a postcard’, Somerset House
PhotoSaintGermain Group Exhibition Marque-Page ‘ Ikea/LA vie mode d’emploi’ Havas Gallery, Paris Nov 2017
Les Rencontres d’Arles, July 2016, Group Exhibition Marque-Page, ‘Ikea/LA vie mode d’emploi’, Babyliss/‘Autant en emporte le vent I’, Disney/‘Bret Easton Ellis Les lois de…’
International Color Awards, “City Scape”. Winner in Abstract, 2018
IPA, “ Memories of the green valley”. Honourable Mentioning, 2017
AOP awards, “Somewhere in between", “Sweetest thing”. Finalist, London Oct. 2017
International Color Awards, “Dancing Colours”. 1st Place in Abstract, 2017
Clio Print Gold & Silver, 2008.
Cannes Lions, Press Bronce, 2007.
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