Past Exhibition

Charlotte Trossbach – Shine – Cologne

8 September - 20 October 2018, Cologne

On the occasion of the DC Open, a collective open weekend organized by Düsseldorf and Cologne galleries, Galerie Bene Taschen will present its first solo gallery exhibition with German painter Charlotte Trossbach, of Mainz.

The exhibition will show a selection of ten oil paintings produced by Trossbach in 2018. The exhibition title, Shine, embodies a strong characteristic of Charlotte Trossbach’s work, with gloss and brilliance being trademark to her technique. Paint, glass and metal shine out of the canvas. The viewer succumbs to an illusion with her images radiating strength, femininity, clarity and elegance.

Charlotte Trossbach’s photorealistic images seek beauty in the superficial and fleeting. Her motifs show everyday things, such as gourmet products or consumer goods, which are painstakingly replicated on canvas with elaborate photographic aesthetics. Deviations of the norm in a seemingly perfect order are lovingly projected onto the screen. Macro shots of secluded, still life-like scenes, which are given little importance in everyday life, are staged in a stylish way by Trossbach’s painterly arts. Spatial distance reinforces the motif of the photorealistic illusion, but from a close-up, individual color surfaces seem abstract. The aristocratic array of lipsticks in the work „London Lipsticks“ illustrates the almost documentary view of the painter, which arises from frontal perspectives and organizational structures.

Themes in Charlotte Trossbach’s paintings include light and the illuminated, the moving and the transparent. Elegant and powerful displays of gloss, reflections, color gradients and complicated refractions are transferred to the canvas, creating an illusion of plasticity and material. Painting as a plea for the original. Pictures as pictures, detached from functionality.

Charlotte Trossbach was born in 1985 in Mainz. She lives and works in Cologne.

Opening:
Friday, September 7, 2018, 6 – 10 pm

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 pm or by appointment

Address:
Moltkestraße 81
50674 Cologne

Image: © Charlotte Trossbach, London Lipsticks, 2018, Oil on canvas, 39 x 55 inches

 
 
 
 
 
 
Kirschen, 2018

Oil on canvas
70 x 100 cm (28 x 39 inches)
Regen, 2018

Oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm (16 x 20 inches)
try me 2, 2018

Oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm (31 x 39 inches)
Milano 1, 2018

Oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
Milano 2, 2018

Oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
Milano 3, 2018

Oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
J.S., 2018

Oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm (28 x 20iInches)
London Lipsticks, 2018

Oil on canvas
100 x 140 cm (39 x 55 inches)
Toffifee VI, 2018

Oil on canvas
70 x 100 cm (28 x 39 inches)
Coladose, 2018

Oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm (28 x 20 inches)
biscotto, 2018

Oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm (28 x 20 inches)