Architecture and Painting


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Whether exterior or interior, reality or fiction: architecture as a subject of painting goes back far into the 15th century. The three-dimensional depiction of space and atmosphere has its origins in the Netherlands and Italy and became particularly popular when, with the first architectural competitions, painters were also architects

The exhibition in the architecture Nidus Architecture Gallery shows thirteen contemporary positions by painters and architects whose main motif is architecture. Beyond simply depicting a perspective, real and fictional spaces, volumetric studies, interior paintings, everyday typologies and landscape references are discussed. Each work develops its own visual language and challenges the viewer to engage in spatial exploration.

Nidus web Albrecht Schäfer Interieur VI 2016 Kopie
Albrecht Schäfer, Interieur VI, 2016

The exhibition was created in collaboration with Katharina Benjamin, founder of Kontextur.

Participating Artists

Albrecht Schäfer, Anna Fiegen, Atelier ST, Christopher Grabow, Dorothee Liebscher,Johannes Herrmann, Marten Herma Anderson, Nick McPhail, Simon Modersohn, Sookyeong Jeong, Stefan Kürten, Tim Eitel, Titus Schade

Nidus Titus Schade Setzkasten Dorfkirche 2016 Öl und Acryl auf Leinwand 30x40
Titus Schade, Setzkasten Dorfkirche, 2016
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Nick McPhail, Clearing, 2019

Katharina Benjamin

Katharina Benjamin studied architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar and founded the digital architecture platform Kontextur in 2017. She worked, among others, for Peter Zumthor in Haldenstein (CH). She is currently working as a research assistant at the Chair of Design and Construction at TU Dresden and at the Institute for Building Construction with Prof. Helga Blocksdorf. She is part of the international research project Center of Documentary Architecture (CDA).

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