Miki Reimann with Mtihani Clean Slate, 2015. Organic linen, pure pigments and plain linseed oil, 40 x 30 inches.

Bio


Miki Reimann is a German painter, fine art photographer and theorist of Russian birth. Miki has exhibited her work internationally at solo and group shows. It is held in private collections in Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

The artist works exclusively with organic linen, wood and paper, pure pigments, oils or ink. Her spatial use of pigments allows three–dimensional space to intrude into an otherwise two–dimensional surface while the limited palette of black and white opens both an emotional and material approach.

Meanwhile, the organic quality of her work nurtures and speaks to the viewer’s innate drive to strive and achieve, giving flight to the very imagination that forms its base. Engaging the spectators and allowing them to participate in the subject, working with dualism, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations. On the level of interpretation she creates a memran for emotions and fervors, fostering and stimulating the viewer’s positive mindset.

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Works


The organic quality of her Mtihani Collection nurtures and speaks to the viewer’s innate drive to strive and achieve, meantime deriving satisfaction from the effort. Her work embodies and gives flight to the very notion of an inner drive to advance, and the very imagination that forms its base. The work is seen as complicated and thought-provoking, sensual and deep. The diptych element adds to the compound feelings that the pieces evoke. Together they are viewed as illuminating each other and comprising a distinct work of art from the individual parts. Although they could not be more deliberate, the paintings communicate the distinct feeling of having already been altered by time. This is due both to the objects Miki often employs as well as the delicate way she assembles them. Detailed, intimate and in a seemingly transient state Miki’s subjects are often ambiguous, and the scale of details entices one to look more carefully and consider the image further. It is impossible not to think of stereotypes of our time, always changing depending on one’s perspective. Yet whilst the subject matter appears ephemeral, the materiality of the painting reinforces its permanence, cementing in time what would otherwise be fleeting.

In her intimate Divas Collection, he artist reviews the female role, character and person in today’s culture. The artist works with contrasts to illustrate the ambiguity of the role of women in today’s society; it can be the contrast of the Diva’s lascivious gaze and the arrogance of her energetic pose, or a contrast in the use of color shades or brushworks. The framing in various geographical areas, whether in a nighttime metropolis or an idyllic landscape, illustrates the universality of the artist’s idea.
The individual display of each Diva expresses further the personality of the figure, while characterizing the increasingly proud loneliness of modern culture. Detailed, intimate and in a seemingly transient state Miki’s subjects are often ambiguous, and the scale of details entices one to look more carefully and consider the image further. It is impossible not to think of stereotypes of our time, always changing depending on one’s perspective. Yet whilst the subject matter appears ephemeral, the materiality of the painting reinforces its permanence, cementing in time what would otherwise be fleeting.

Selected exhibitions

2017 Untitled Artfair, Miami Beach.
2017 Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, GB.
2017 ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY, USA.
2017 LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2016 AAF London 2016, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, GB.
2016 Think Tank Gallery, LA, United States.
2016 AAFSG, Artspace Warehouse, Singapore.
2015 ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY, USA.
2015 AAF London 2015, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, GB.
2015 Young Masters Exhibition, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, GB.
2015 Summer Exhibition, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA, USA.
2015 LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2014 Miki Reimann, Pastiche and Irony, Berlin, Germany.
2014 ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY, USA.
2014 Aufbruch und Übergang, Berlin, Germany.
2013 Miki Reimann, Unseasonable Divas, Zurich, Switzerland.
2012 Miki Reimann, Season Divas, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Publications

2017 Miki Reimann, Mtihani Maze, 2015. New York.
ISBN: 234-7320332095.
2015 Miki Reimann, Book of Mtihani, 2015. New York.
ISBN: 234-7320332095.
2014 Miki Reimann, Urban Divas, 2014. London.
ISBN: 978-1851777761.
2014 LDXArtodrome Gallery, Edition III Catalogue,
Berlin, 2014. ISBN: 978-0852599143.