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Laumee Fries

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“Punk is not about clothing or hairstyles. It is about the energy drawn from a broken heart in the face of a relentless fate. It’s the ability to read between the lines and to stand one’s ground.” Glen Matlock (former bass player fort the Sex Pistols)

 

“Obstacles are not blocking the path. They are the path.” Zen saying

 

About me

I am a German-based artist who creates paintings, drawings, and textile art of imaginary people. With earth pigments, natural binders, stories, and time I create artworks about belonging and the elusive fabric of reality.

As a girl, I ran through the vineyards with my dog Asta and made up my first imaginary world to escape from my violent father. Living alone since I was 15 and kicked out of school shortly before graduation, I was determined to become an artist. Eventually I studied fine art, and stage design at a school for visual and performing arts in Berlin and also received a degree in media design.

In 2018 I almost died and ended up in coma due to a severe sepsis. Completely paralysed, it took me two years to be able to walk and paint again. Almost like a shamanic journey, this started a process that profoundly changed my view on life and the natural world – and inspired my artistic spirit even more.

I am deeply influenced by the compelling works of Niki de Saint Phalle and Louise Bourgeois, and the playful machines of Jean Tinguely. I also draw huge inspiration from Andrey Tarkovsky’s poetic cinema, Punk, Zen, and Celtic mythology. My works were shown in exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and France. I live and work as a freelance writer and visual artist near Cologne in Germany.

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Natural paints

I am passionate about making my own paints from natural materials – and I like to pass on my knowledge. You can find many recipes in my blog that you can try for yourself.

Almost all of my paintings are made with natural materials such as soy milk, egg tempera, charcoal, earth, ink and fibers. I also dye fabric with plants, spin wool and make my own inks.

 

Education

Fine Art and Stage Design with Pauline Disson and Abuzer Güler at die Etage, Berlin

Cultural studies (literature and history) at FernUni Hagen

Media Design digital/print at L4 in Berlin

Art Shows

2017 KUNSTRAUM, Herchener Malkasten, Windeck

2016 Feuer, Wasser, Erde, Luft, Theater am Park, Eitorf*

2013/2014 jede Menge kleine Pop-up Ausstellungen

2012 ALL ALONG THE WITCHTOWER, Walberberg

2011 SHREDS, Museum Föhren

2009 QUIET, KunstAusstellung, Schweich

2007 – 2008 Interimsgalerie in der Hosenstr, Trier

2006 Temporärer Ausstellungsraum in der Pallasstraße, Trier

2005 FORGOTTEN, Kunstverein K&K im Kankenhaus, Trier

2004 BLOODMONEY, Bider & Tanner, Basel, Schweiz

2003 SPUREN DER ZEIT, Residenz Engelsplatz, Lörrach*

2003 Le Nouveau Printemps, Pézenas, Frankreich

2003 Städtische Galerie Villa Aichele, Lörrach*

2002 Mas les Micocouliers, Montagnac, Frankreich

2001 Galerie Nunatak, Berlin

2001 Berolina Schriftbild, Berlin

2000 Galerie im Uhrturm, Dierdorf

* group show

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