About Mara Ruehl
The basic theme in my work is colour and surface, as well as light and form. It is about the exploration of image surfaces and the questioning of the illusion of change, generated by colour and shape.
Change is part of our entire human existence. It takes place always and everywhere. We can both watch it passively and let it happen, or we actively influence it in order to steer it in a certain direction.
In my colour field artworks, change takes place by the interaction of colours and surfaces, which seemingly dissolve diffuse and begin to waft, pulsate and vibrate. They seem to develop a life of their own and take the viewer even in itself.
In my reliefs the change appears by the interaction of the viewer. If he changes his point of view, the visual impression of the work also completely changes.
I have developed a special technique of paint application and removal for my artworks, so that the canvas ultimately becomes a glass-glazed surface. With this technique I apply approximately 80-120 colour layers. So I reach this special diffuse effect and the high luminous colours.
2017 Group Participation "Evas Töchter“, Museum Schwabach
2017 Group Participation 11th „Gostenhofer Atelier- und Werkstatttage“
2017 Solo Participation in " Stadt(ver)führungen ", Nürnberg
2017 Group Participation in "Form Art" exhibition, Karlsruhe
2017 Group Nominated for Art Prize "Form Art Klaus- Oschmann-Preis", Karlsruhe
2017 Group Participation in "Art Olympia International art exhibition", Toshima Ward Office Building, Tokyo
2017 Nominated for "Art Olympia International art award 2017", Tokyo
2017 Group Participation "tatortatelier:17", Offene Ateliertage des BBK, BBK-Gallery Nuremberg
2016 Group Exhibition Kunstverein Coburg
2016 Group ConsumART, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg
2016 Solo "Power of colours", MR Gallery Nuremberg
2016 Group Nominated for NN Art Prize, Exhibition Art Center Nuremberg
2016 Group Defet gallery house, Nuremberg
2015 Group "Winter Salon " KVE , Kunstpalais Erlangen
2015 Group ConsumART, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg
2015 Group 10th „Gostenhofer Atelier- und Werkstatttage“
2015 Solo "Kein Hirsch in Sicht", MR Gallery Nürnberg
2015 Group "Bayreuther Art exhibition"
2015 Group Nominated for the art prize of Weilburg an der Lahn, Museum of Weilburg
2015 Group "tatortatelier:15", Offene Ateliertage des BBK, BBK-Gallery Nuremberg
2015 Group "1.Große Erlanger Kunstausstellung", Erlangen
2015 Group "Truderinger Kunsttage", Munich
2015 Solo "Time Out", Galerie Paul, Nuremberg
2015 Group „Art Exhibition des Bundes Fränkischer Künstler“, Kulmbach
2015 Nominated for the 3rd art prize of Bund Fränkischer Künstler
2015 Group "Welcome II", Gedok Franken
2014 Group "tatortatelier:14", BBK-Gallery Nuremberg
2014 Group "Warm & Kalt", MR Gallery Nuremberg
2013 Group "Farbe & Form", Gallery Kannegiesser, Fürth
2013 Group 9th „Gostenhofer Atelier- und Werkstatttage“
2013 Group "tatortatelier:13", BBK-Gallery Nuremberg
2013 Group Nominated for „Heise Art Prize“ in Dessau, Gallery "Alte Feuerwache", Dessau
2013 Group "Wesensformen", MR Gallery, Nürnberg
2012 Group "tatortatelier:12", BBK-Gallery Nuremberg
2012 Nominated for „Heise Art Prize“ in Dessau, Gallery "Alte Feuerwache", Dessau
2012 Series "Chroma", Werk I, Publication in Heise- Art Prize calendar 2013
2012 Solo "Colour of Silence", MR Gallery, Nürnberg
2011 Solo "Retrospektive einer Dekade"
2010 Solo "Universus", Erlangen/Herzogenaurach