About the exhibition
Bettina Mauel’s pictorial language is characterized by fast and self-conscious strokes which, by the spontaneous and expressive artistic style, let you permanently sense their movements .
Nature and dance are the main themes in her work. Movements were key elements already during her studies at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf with Prof. Gerhard Richter and as a master student of Prof. Gotthard Graubner.
Bettina Mauel grew up in Wuppertal and the dance ensemble around Pina Bausch was a rich and abundant source of inspiration in the course of her studies and in early work.
In recent work about nature and movements her artistic style is unmistakably and permanently present in a masterly quality. The brush strokes in her paintings about nature let everybody feel the breath of wind and the transience of the moment. The colors of water and flora, suggestive of nature’s fragrance to the recipients, are transforming landscapes in places of desire, in places to linger. This power of her paintings turns her works into something very special.