‘Fiona Rae – Zeichnungen’
Fiona Rae Zeichnungen
12 Sep—1 Nov 2014

Fiona Rae Zeichnungen

12 Sep—1 Nov 2014
Buchmann Box
Press release

Buchmann Galerie Berlin is pleased to announce an exhibition of a new set of drawings by Fiona Rae (*1963, lives in London).  
The works presented in this exhibition form a decided and intensely concentrated body of work. Never before has Fiona Rae focused so closely on the medium of drawing.  
The major part of her painterly work makes extensive use of bold colour. What makes this exhibition of drawings stand out is the fact that Fiona Rae has set aside her broad colour palette to focus exclusively on black charcoal. 
Drawing with charcoal seems almost like a liberation, opening up the potential to give the issue of form and background, space, areas and lines a new level of concentrated dynamism. Fiona Rae’s signature is clearly legible in these works. In a very loose form, they show the visual codes that she has developed in her painting oeuvre over the past years using fragments culled from the internet, from films, from advertising and pop culture in the broadest sense or from the work of Albrecht Dürer or Hieronymus Bosch. Fiona Rae avoids appropriating these sources, using them instead as windows onto her own distinctive pictorial lexicon.    
The charcoal drawings are immediate, expressive and at the same time fascinatingly calculated, creating unique dreamscapes, which reflect the artist’s personal strength and dynamism. The end result is a direct and spontaneous gesture on paper that, in turn, is based on insight gained in previous work and which gives these drawings their inescapable explosiveness.   
For more information about the artist and for images please contact the gallery.  

‘Fiona Rae – Zeichnungen’

Fiona Rae

Born 1963 in Hong Kong. Lives and works in London.

Education
1983-84 Croydon College of Art, London, UK
1984-87 Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Grants and Awards
2018 Royal Mail Stamp Design Commission for the 250th anniversary of Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2017 Curator of Invited Room, The 249th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2015 Honorary Fellow of Goldsmiths, London, UK
2011-15 Professor of Painting for the Royal Academy Schools, London, UK
2011-13 Tate Members’ Artist Commission, London, UK
2010 Curator of Invited Room, The 242nd Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2007 Shortlisted for the Charles Wollaston Award, The 239th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2005-09 Appointed Tate Artist Trustee, London, UK
2005 Master Artist in Residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA
2003 BBC Art Site Installations Commissions, BBC Broadcasting House Public Art Program, London, UK
2002-05 Tate Modern Restaurant Commission, London, UK
2002

Elected to Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

1993

Shortlisted for the Eliette von Karajan Prize for Young Painters, Austria

1991 Shortlisted for the Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

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Selected Collections

Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Arts Council England, UK
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
British Council, UK
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Carré d’Art - Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France  
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain d'Île-de-France, France
Fundación Barrié, A Coruña, Spain
Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain
Government Art Collection, UK
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
Jerwood Collection, London, UK
Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds, UK
Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, Haute-Vienne, France
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Sintra Museum of Modern Art, Portugal
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK
Tate Collection, UK
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Warwick University Art Collection, UK