Christoph Dahlhausen

Born in 1960, lives and works in Bonn

Artist and curator, adjunct professor at RMIT University Melbourne (AUS) various awards (amongst others: Kunstpreis der Stadt Bonn, Ramboux Prize, City of Trier)

Christoph Dahlhausen is a painter; he makes the light paint for him. Car paint, glass, shining metals, mirrors and reflecting vinyl and light, again and again, the natural as well as the artificial, are his substitutes for paintbrush and palette. By the reflections the spectator is drawn into the work, into colorful objects, orientated to the wall and of permanent presence.

With a reduced, precise and intensive idiom Christoph Dahlhausen invites the spectator to sensually experience light, color and space.

His work rotates around these main terms; it has become known world-wide.

He presents us new visional experience by his designed facades, installations, glass walls and many ‘projects of art in architecture’. We realize ourselves, we view the space with different eyes.

Works of the artist

Christoph Dahlhausen New Ways to Colour the Wall, 2012 Lack, Autolack auf Aluminium, Stahl, Magnete, Holzkisten Maße variabel   Christoph Dahlhausen Filtered Light IV, 2011 (Detail) Foto-Filterlinsen, Polierter Edelstahl 4 x 84 x 2,5 cm   Christoph Dahlhausen Linsengericht, 2012 Foto-Filterlinsen, Holzrahmen 53 x 43 cm   Christoph Dahlhausen Lots of Dots, 2012 (Detail) PE-Folie auf Glas (Installation, Fassade des Wilhelm Hack Museums Ludwigshafen) Ges. ca. 10 x 50 x 30 m

Christoph Dahlhausen Stabilizing Light, 2013 Leutstoffröhren, Kabel, Kabelbilder, Baugerüst ca. 6 x 10 x 5,5 m   Christoph Dahlhausen What if?, 2012 Pulverbeschichteter Stahl, Edelstahl Öffentliche Skulptur bei brandtelf, Bonn ca. 8,6 x 10 x 6 m   Christoph Dahlhausen mash 2014 - 21,7 x 18 cm  

 

exibitions/grants/awards (selected):

1998
Koblenz (D), Ludwig Museum ‘Lichtfallen’ *
1999
Bonn (D), Bonner Kunstverein, Bon direct *
2000
Göttingen (D), Kunstverein, ‘glassworks’ *
2001
Winterthur (CH), Fotomuseum ‘The Stock’ *
Barcelona (E), Museo national arte Catalonia ‘Memory’ *
2004
Bonn (D), Kunstmuseum, ‘Painting by Light’ *
Bremen (D), Neues Museum Weserburg, ‘66/03’ *
2005
Dortmund (D), Museum am Ostwall, ‘Painted by the Light’ *
Würzburg (D), Museum Kulturspeicher ‘Fotografie Konkret’ *
2007
Osnabrück, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, ’Licht Glas Transparenz’ *
2009
Ludwigshafen (D), Wilhelm Hack Museum ’Alles’
2010
Melbourne (AUS), Heide Museum of Modern Art (mit David Thomas) *
2012
Melbourne (AUS), National Gallery of Victoria ‘Lightworks’
2013
Ludwigshafen (D), Wilhelm Hack Museum ‘Punkt.Systeme’ *
Melbourne (AUS), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Collage: The Heide Collection
Wellington (NZ), Massey University Gallery, ‘The Wellington Project’

* = Katalog

 

Editionen oder Unikate

Sound - Stack
Michael Graeve

Sound - Stack

820€

Coop. Dahlhausen, 2010/2011,
ed. 8 (+2), unique pieces, boxes, 7 discs each, various material, obj. Ø 17,5 x 3 cm

 

Target
Christoph Dahlhausen

Target

450€

2014, edition 5 (+2),
vinyl on mirror,
Ø 25,2 cm

K-pour toi rot
Christoph Dahlhausen

K-pour toi rot

770€

2013, edition 8 (+2), 
car varnish on steel, aluminium, magnet, screw, Ø 28 x 13,2 cm

K-pour toi blau
Christoph Dahlhausen

K-pour toi blau

770€

2013, edition 8 (+2),
car varnish on steel, aluminium, magnet, screw, Ø 28 x 13,2 cm