Miriam Vlaming

Miriam Vlaming - Vormorgen

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"[...] I don't know much about art. I can't say what makes a good painting - painting techniques, brushwork, all that is foreign to me, and I wouldn't presume to interpret or classify a painting in terms of art history. But honestly, none of that really interests me either. [.] I know that pictures, sentences and songs can widen the world by narrowing it. By overwhelming us viewers, listeners and readers, by taking us to a point inside ourselves, and there awakening a feeling that reaches far beyond the moment [.]. They can trigger longing, sadness, fear, joy and melancholy. A picture that succeeds in doing that is a good picture, I think. Miriam Vlaming has painted several such pictures. Pictures that give shape to longing, to melancholy. Melancholy has nothing to do with depression or misery, melancholy is a special form of happiness. In Miriam Vlaming's paintings you can find this happiness." Jörg Böckem

Miriam Vlaming

In Miriam Vlaming's large-scale paintings in egg tempera, the painter breaks down the boundaries between man and nature as well as past and reality. She creates a harmonious symbiosis between these supposed opposites through hazy layers created by the application and removal of paint. In doing so, she allows the depicted figures to emerge from a natural, dreamlike environment. Through this aesthetic, Vlaming opens the viewer's eyes to the multifaceted aspects and philosophical questions of being human, which she addresses in her paintings. Miriam Vlaming always has the overall picture in mind in her mysterious pictorial worlds. She plays with ambiguous metaphors. “Disruptions and contradictions interest me ... the moment after or before something has happened...not the history." Her egg tempera paintings satisfy a deep human need for knowledge. The important member of the New Leipzig School studied at times with Neo Rauch. She was a master’s student under the direction of Arno Rink and is represented in numerous public and private collections.

1991 - 1993

Studies of Education, Sociology and Psychology at Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf

1993 - 1999

Study of Painting and Graphics at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

1999 - 2001

Student Program Painting, Course of Prof. Jan Dibbets, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf

1999 - 2001

Master Class with Final Degree Meisterschülerin of Prof. Arno Rink, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Germany

1999 - 2000

Assistant Academy, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

1999 - 2001

Lectureship for Architectural Perspective, University for Technology, Economy and Culture (HTWK), Leipzig

 

2001 - 2003

Lectureship for Illustration, Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung, BTK Berlin

2011

Lectureship for Painting at the 14th International Summer Academy for Fine Arts, Dresden

1999

Award for Diploma of Painting and Graphic at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

1999 - 2001

Saxonian Scholarship for Master Studies at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

2001

Artist Residency in Kenya, East Africa promoted by Graduate Scholarship

2005

Scholarship in Columbus, Ohio, USA promoted by Free State Saxony, Germany and The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Ohio, USA

2010

Scholarship at Herzliya, Israel promoted by the Cultural Administration Berlin organized by schir in Cooperation with Artists Residence Herzliya, Israel

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