Veronika Weingärtner
Many
03 10 16
08 01 17

The exhibition «Many» showcases the versatility of techniques Veronika Weingärtner works with. She uses historical printing techniques to create cyanotypes, monotypes, and screen prints, but also uses new technologies such as digital moving images in her space-related video work. As diverse as the techniques are, the works revolve around a common theme: how graphics are related to observation, with the impression changing at every moment. Veronika Weingärtner explores how this changeability of impression can be captured graphically. In her cyanotypes, she lets light fall on industrial remains. They lie one above the other and create different shadow forms, which the artist supplements with light-sensitive solutions applied in a painterly fashion. For the monotypes, she prints color from a plate onto the print so that parts of the painted shape dissolve. The serial screen prints consist of stripes that vary in shape and color in each print. In her video installation «Many» the artist follows ant and termite tracks, running them in a loop so that their path never ends. For the work «Welle», the artist let her working rhythm be determined by nature, which dissolves her mandalas in the sand again and again.

Veronika Weingärtner (*1981, Neuenbürg) lives and works in Mainz. From 2009 to 2015 she studied at the Kunsthochschule Mainz with Prof. U. Hellmann and M. Schwenkbildhauerei. Since 2016 she has been a master student with Prof. Andrea Büttner. In 2015 Veronika Weingärtner was one of the prize winners of the Kunstförderung of the Kunsthalle Darmstadt, awarded by the Lions Club Darmstadt-Mathildenhöhe.

Veronika Weingärtner, sequence of the video installation «Many», 2015
© Veronika Weingärtner


Veronika Weingärtner, «Many», installation view
© Kunsthalle Darmstadt (Photography: Daniel Stubenvoll)


Veronika Weingärtner, «Many», installation view
© Kunsthalle Darmstadt (Photography: Daniel Stubenvoll)