Löwenpalais Grunewald radiates pure elegance with its lush garden, terrace and concrete lion statues surrounding the palace. Add Christian Awe paintings to the mix and the palace just got a lot more hip. The latest paintings of Awe (in line with his previous works they are incredibly colorful and on massive canvases) are currently on display inside of the palace. Recently returning from a trip to Perm, Russia where he won the Mayoral Art Prize and was commissioned by the Mayor to paint a large wall at the Pedagogical University in Perm. Now the Berlin-based and bred artist is back in Berlin preparing for his latest outdoor painting at Frankfurter Allee, so after catching him in Grunewald, make sure to head East and meet the artist himself!
Not so Easy to Forget…
Once you’ve first encountered Awe’s artwork, there is no way you’ll forget it. His style is fresh, unique and complex with extremely large canvases bleeding with color and others emanating an aquatic feel as though you’re underwater in an aquarium or on the ocean floor. Splatters of color and layer upon layer of paint, the contrast and brightness of the colors selected draw the viewer into an extraordinary reality of artwork.
Christian Awe working on his art project in Perm, Russia (Summer 2012). Photo: Christianawe.com
The sheer scope and quantity of Awe’s work makes you wonder if the artist ever finds time to sleep. After having recently returned from Russia, Awe is now set to begin his next huge project on Frankfurter Allee (building number 192) where he will be painting a 500 square meter wall facade fully available for public viewing, interaction and engagement as part of Open Air Art. From July 3rd until August 17th, the artist will be working on his painting from 12pm daily (weather permitting). Stop by, and if you’re lucky you may be able to snag an internship spot to help out! More info here.
- Christian Awe Solo Exhibition at Löwenpalais/Stiftung Starke – Koenigsallee 30/32 14193 Berlin – April 27th – August 17th 2012, Mon-Thurs: 10am-5:30pm, Fri: 10am-3:30pm (Price Range: berlin-artparasites estimates 500 – 10,000 Euros)
- Christian Awe Open Air Art at Frankfurter Allee 192, July 3rd-August 17th 2012, from 12pm daily.