Visual artist (painter)
Born in Berlin
Lives and works in Berlin
Christin Lutze was born in Berlin.
She received her artistic education after a stay abroad in France, initially from 1996 -2002 at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
She spent part of her studies at the Accademia die belle Arti di Venezia and at the Ecole Supérieure de Beaux-Arts de Genève. Several times she has worked with other internationally invited artists for several months in artist residencies in Iceland, India, Switzerland and Italy. The influence of her stays abroad can be seen in her paintings.She regularly exhibits successfully in galleries and museum institutions. Works are in private ownership and in public collections at home and abroad.
Since 2002 she has received many national and international art awards as well as art grants and scholarships. Her work is recognized and awarded nationally and internationally.
Regular solo and collective exhibitions, participation in art fairs, works in public collections and in private ownership at home and abroad
Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Holtmann Collection, Artothek of the Municipal Galleries of the City of Berlin, Sparkasse Karlsruhe, Artothek Vechta, City Hall and EWE Oldenburg, GASAG Art Collection, Hypo Kulturstiftung Rostock and others.
Applecross Art Perth & Adelaide, Australia
Ars Mundi Hanover
Kunsthaus Klüber Weinheim
Gallery Gentges Zell & Cologne
German Artists' Association
Professional association of visual artists
since 2006 Foundation Survival for Torture Victims , Round table, Foundations for Child Aid Programs (Benefit Auctions)
In my paintings I create imaginary spaces where neither perspective, nor architectural constructs could exist in such a way. I shift angles of view, distort planes, deform beams or reduce distances. Nevertheless, my pictures seem real, the space is theoretically walkable. My special handling of light and color supports flatness or depth, mirrors motifs or illuminates hidden corners. Light creates in my pictures exactly what could not be so in reality.
Spaces built by fantasy
A very striking element in my work is the absence of people. Dimensions and proportions thus remain immeasurable. Although all that I paint could actually be a human construct, he is missing as a protagonist. It is not the human being who creates here, but the imagination. I push the viewer into a surreal world: where does the material end, where does our imagination begin?