The German artist Veronika Spleiss, born 1993 in Tallinn, whose roots lie in Estonia and Russia, has been working with visual fine arts for more than fifteen years. During many years of lessons with the artist Natalia Zurakowska, she learned the techniques of painting, graphics and illustration. After studying French and Russian literature as well as political theory in Munich, Clermont-Ferrand and Passau (M.A.), she turned her attention to artistic creation completely. Veronika Spleiss lives and works in Essen and Munich.
The first glance at her artistic work is an intoxicating celebration of shapes and colors, whose only unifying feature is the black outline of the paintings. At second glance, however, white and colorful fragments reveal associative, concise forms of reality - and, on a meta-level, their stories.
The paintings are in the obvious sign of chaos, but they have an inherent order and harmony that only emerges on further contemplative viewing. So it is with life itself. If life can all too often appear chaotic, it has its structures in all its facets and perspectives. The paintings of the artist Veronika Spleiss illustrate this process in a two-dimensional style, but due to their variety of forms they stand for a multi-perspective opening to life.
In the spirit of Friedrich Nietzsche, the aspect of perspective is shown as the "basic condition of all life" (JGB, KSA 5, p. 12). Because life encompasses a whole. But man himself has no access to it. The living person is always bound to its own perspective and view of the world, which has a certain order of its own. The artist plays with these aspects. What's more, she tries to visualize life graphically in its versatile perspectives. For the viewer, this primarily means chaos - a supposedly chaotic combination of different points of view that emerge from black or rather nothingness. Each particle, each geometric form stands on its own, but approaches the other forms and thus establishes a necessary connection. In the end, the work becomes a panorama of a city, a combination of houses, people, stairs with their own order: an order of perspectives.
All works by Veronika Spleiss form a visual story. Further the artist writes down her thoughts and ideas about each work.
Visuality and literature come together.
Spleiss has exhibited in multiple exhibtions and international artfairs in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. Among others, her works are also in a permanent collection at the Hunderwasser House "Grüne Zitadelle" in Magdeburg, Germany. She was nominated for two Art Prizes, such as YAS Award 2020 and Renate Hendricks & Valentine Rothe Prize. Her art can be found in private collections all over the world such as Japan, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the USA.
2021 Renate Hendricks & Valentine Rothe Preis - Nominated - Bonn, Germany
2020 YAS Award 2020 - Nominated - Magdeburg, Germany
KUN:ST International e. V.
Gallery in the Hundertwasser house "Grüne Zitadelle", Magdeburg, Germany
Galerie Klose, Essen, Germany
justBEE Gallery, Elsass, France
Prince House Gallery, Mannheim, Germany
Contemporary Gallery CH, Murten, Switzerland
Singulart, Online Gallery Paris, France
Passed and coming Exhibitions national / international:
Munich, Passau, Kulmbach, Zurich, Murten, Miami, Milan, New York, Mannheim, Magdeburg, Essen, Hamburg, Masevaux
January, FMDK Kunstsalon 2020 - 'Gestern - Heute - Morgen' (Online) , Exhibition at the Egyptian Museum Munich
April, Solo exhibition at the art gallery Marion Kotyba in Kulmbach (cancelled)
June, Group exhibition 'Die Neuen" in [KUN:ST] QUARTIER in Leonberg
August, Juried 'GROSSE KUNSTAUSSTELLUNG' (Big Art Exhibition) by AK68/Künstlergemeinschaft e.V. in the gallery in the Ganserhaus and in the town hall in Wasserburg am Inn
August, Group exhibition 'DenkMalGeschützt'with amiko art collective in the Feierwerk Farbenladen, Munich
August, art fair KUNST/MITTE 2021 through the gallery justbee in Magdeburg
October, Stroke Artfair, Praterinsel in Munich
November, Group exhibition 'The story of the eight hands" with Irina Lupyna, Evgenia Huber, Soussen and Veronika Spleiss at the cultural center Trudering, Munich
November, Art fair at the Frauenmuseum in Bonn, Nomination for the Art Award "Renate Hendricks & Valentine Rothe Preis
December, Art fair Red Dot Miami through Kunst:International "Miami Sunshine 2021" Mana Wynwood Convention Center, in Miami, USA (cancelled)
October, Group Exhibition „Die Geschichte der acht Hände“ – Irina Lupyna, Veronika Spleiss, Evgenia Huber, Soussen Moor-Villa Kulturzentrum, Munich, Germany
September, Group Exhibition "Bilder einer Ausstellung", Prince House Gallery, Mannheim, Germany
September, Artfair KUNST/MITTE 2020, Magdeburg, Germany, Nomination for the YAS Award 2020
August, Exhibition Skulpturen-David-Goliath in [KUN:ST] Quartier, Leonberg, Germany
July, August, Artfair Mannheim by Prince House Gallery, Mannheim, Germany
May, Virtual Group Exhibition by CO.VI.3D GALLERY - Quarta Collettiva d’Arte “ArT HOME, Creatives Spaces
April, Art Expo New York Harmony – David and Goliath, Kunst:International, in New York, USA (postponed to October 2020)
April/May, Group Exhibition „Die Geschichte der acht Hände“ – Irina Lupyna, Veronika Spleiss, Evgenia Huber, Soussen
in Trudering Kulturzentrum (postponed to October 2021)
March, Stroke Arfair 2020, Munich, Germany (postponed to October 2021)
March, Group Exhibition „Die Geschichte der zehn Hände“ – Irina Lupyna, Veronika Spleiss, Evgenia Huber, Soussen, Ljuba Stille
in Farbenladen Feierwerk, Munich, Germany
February, Affordable Artfair Milan with the Artgallery Unique Contemporary Turin, in Milan, Italy
December - January, Group Exhibition Bewegung, Veronika Spleiss and Roger Brönnimann, Contemporary Gallery CH, Murten, Switzerland
December, Group Exhibition - Artbox Gallery during Artbasel weeks in Wynwood, Miami
October, Group Exhibition Small Artworks, Contemporary Gallery CH, Murten, Switzerland
September, Solo Exhibition Veronika Spleiss - Follow the black lines, Contemporary Gallery CH, Murten, Switzerland
August, SWISSARTEXPO Art fair in Zurich, Switzerland
July, Artnight in Passau, KUNSTNACHT, Passau, Germany
July, Group Exhibition Werkschau 2019, Kunstgalerie Marion Kotyba, Kulmbach, Germany
Juin, Group Exhibition Leto – Eine Sommeraustellung, Wessling , Germany
May, STROKE Art Fair 10 years, Munich, Germany
Solo Exhibition Der schwarzen Linie auf der Spur, Pomeranz, Passau, Germany