About

Johanna Marie Schimming is a German artist and textile designer born in Dresden, Germany, in 1988.

Always drawn between art and design and loving to immerse herself in other cultural and linguistic environments, she lived for six years in Rome, Italy, from the age of 18.

Since 2013 she has been based in Paris, France, working as an Embroidery Designer for Haute Couture Fashion. Her abstract painting work is distinguished by organic ‘gestures’ and clear, minimalist lines.

Solo exhibitions

2022…….DIMENSIONS -August 6th-7th, Studio Zéphyrin Bonal, Domaine Castanche, by Residence Galerie, Biarritz, France

2020…….PRIVATE VIEW 01 – October 9th-11th, Paris, France

2020……..11/02 to 01/03 Galerie Louchard, Paris, France

2007……..‘Mirror. Narcissus’, Atelier Bärbel Schäfer, Dresden, Germany

Group exhibitions

2022……..June 6 – August 31, PANAL, virtual show on Artsy, Alfa Gallery Miami, USA

……………..ABSTRACTION IN ACTION, virtual show on Artsy, Alfa Gallery Miami, USA 2022……..April 1 – May 31, 2022

……………..UNTITLED MIAMI, virtual show on Artsy, Alfa Gallery Miami, USA 2022…….. January 29 – May 17, 2022

……………..ART BASEL / MIAMI BEACH/ virtual show on Artsy, Alfa Gallery Miami, USA 2021……..December 1st- 31st

2022………CONTEMPLATION, virtual show on Artsy, Alfa Gallery Miami, USA 2021……..November 22nd – February 28th, 2022

……………….Salon international d’art contemporain Bruxelles, Belgium,
2021……….November 26th-28th, represented byVan Gogh Art Gallery Madrid

2021……..May 14th – Oct 31, SURFING, virtual show on Artsy, Alfa Gallery Miami, USA

2021…….. March 24th – 30th, GENESIS, virtual show, The Holy Art, London, UK

………………Salon international d’art contemporain Bruxelles, Belgium,
2021……….February 26th-28th
, represented byVan Gogh Art Gallery Madrid, cancelled due to covid 19

………………Salon international d’art contemporain Bruxelles, Belgium,
2020……November 20th-22nd
, represented by Van Gogh Art Gallery Madrid, postponed

2020……08/06 to 12/06 –  Galerie Louchard, Paris, France  cancelled due to covid 19

………………International Academic Prize of Poetry and Contemporary Art Castello
2019……..della Castelluccia, Rome, Italy

….………….Artextures, 7° edition
2015……..Centre d’Art Contemporain de Briançon, France

2015……..La Manufacture Bohin, Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle, France
2014……..Paris – mairie du 1er, France
2014……..Musée de la Toile de Jouy, France
2014……..Château de La Gobinière, Orvault, France
2014……..Tonnellerie de Brouage, France
2013……..Château d’eau de Bourges, France
2013……..Carrefour Européen du Patchwork,Sainte-Marieaux-Mine, France

.…….……….Eros – Miniartextil, 23° edition
2014……..Museo del Palazzo Mocenigo, Venise, Italy
2014……..Le Beffroi, Montrouge, France
2014……..Musée des Dentelles et des Broderies de Caudry, France
2013……..Villa Olmo, Como, Italy

………………‘The bond of art and fashion’ Elena Mirò Art & Fashion
2012……..exhibition of Pinot Gallizio at Teatro Sociale, Alba, Italy
2011……..cappella di Sant’Uberto, Reggia Venaria of Turin, Italy

2007……‘Water’
2006……Kunstbibliothek Dresden, Germany

Contests & Art Prizes

2021..…….ART MATTERS IV, Honourable Mention, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany

2021……….GENESIS, The Holy Art Gallery, London, UK

2020……..ART MATTERS II, Honourable Mention, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany

2019………International Academic Prize of Poetry and Contemporary Art

…………….. ‘Apollo Dionisiaco’ , 6° edition, honourable mention, Rome, Italy

2019………Prisma Art Prize 1st edition, Rome, Italy

2013……..Miniartextil, 23° edition, Como, Italy

2013……..Artextures, contemporary textile art, 7° edition, France

2011……..Gruppo Miroglio, Elena Mirò Art & Fashion, Turin, Italy

2008…….Scholarship of Istituto Europeo Di Design Rome, Italy

Photo by Michaël Guichard

About painting

With my background in design, painting revealed itself as a vital counter-practice to the minute and figurative work of drawing.

My abstract work has a minimalist tendency. I aim to pare expression down to its most essential and to balance emptiness with substance.

I use few gestures, but they are strong and decisive. They may be spontaneous or the result of deep reflection. Space as the ‘void’ that surrounds a gesture plays a central role, that I perceive as being similar to the space of resonance that encloses a sound.

I explore my perception of space further, working both in height and depth through relief and layers, or rectangles of transparent paint and varnish that act both as a veil and the opening to another dimension.

The rhythmic marks of acrylic paint may seem to be a code or recall Braille script.

For me painting involves the discovery of my own language. It is both an act of freedom and an acquisition of self-awareness.

I’m inspired by nature and I aim to render its vitality through my paintings, most of all by the movement of brushstrokes and marks, blending colours and fluidity.

I also explore the same elements as those of musical composition, like time, dynamics, rhythm, harmony, acceleration and silence, which are essential components of life, too.

Through my work I search to express vitality, balance, serenity and profound joy. The pre-condition for my artistic work is therefore to overcome any kind of struggle, which demands constant work on myself even before applying brush to canvas.

Démarche artistique

Avec mon expérience dans le design, la peinture s’est révélée comme une pratique compensatrice vitale au dessin minutieux et figuratif. Ma peinture abstraite se distingue par des “gestes” organiques et des lignes claires, minimaliste.
Dans mon expression je recherche l’essentiel et un équilibre subtil entre vide et matière.

Je vise à dire beaucoup avec un seul geste, fort et décidé, spontané ou mûrement réfléchi. J’accorde beaucoup d’importance à l’espace “vide” qui entoure ce geste, qui est similaire à l’espace de résonance qui entoure un son.

J’explore ma perception de l’espace aussi avec une recherche sur la profondeur, par des ajouts de relief et des couches de peinture, ou des rectangles de vernis transparent, qui agissent tant comme un voile qu’une ouverture à une autre dimension.

Les traces rythmiques des gestes en relief peuvent rappeler un code ou l’écriture Braille.
Peindre signifie pour moi de trouver mon propre langage. C’est à la fois un acte libératoire et une prise de conscience.

Je puise mon inspiration majeure dans la nature et sa force vitale, et je vise à immortaliser cette vitalité dans mes peintures par les traces du mouvement des gestes, les couleurs qui se mêlent en différentes nuances et la fluidité.

Je retrouve et explore dans ma peinture également des éléments similaires à ceux de la composition musicale: le temps, la dynamique, le rythme, l’harmonie, l’accélération et le silence.

Mon travail est une quête qui vise à démontrer la force vitale, l’équilibre et la joie profonde. La prémisse pour mon travail artistique est donc de surmonter les enjeux, ce qui requiert un travail constant sur moi, bien avant de poser le pinceau sur la toile.

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