Dennis Rudolph

Dennis Rudolph

Born in 1979, lives and works in Berlin

Messengers of the Ai 11, 2018.
Digital VR painting. Messengers of the Ai 10, 2018. 
Digital VR painting. Messengers of the Ai 10, 2018.
Digital VR painting. Portal, Fragment A, 2015. Contactprint on photopaper, 216 x 180 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Der Ring des Nibelungen' 2011, offsetprint, 4 parts each 70 x 100 cm 'Studie Engel der Geschichte', 2012, offsetprint, 70 x 100 cm 'Studie Engel der Geschichte', 2012, offsetprint, 70 x 100 cm 'Studie Götterdämmerung' 2012, offsetprint, 70 x 100 cm 'Studie Götterdämmerung' 2012, offsetprint, 70 x 100 cm 'Studie Rheingold' 2012, offsetprint, 70 x 100 cm 'Untitled (Johannes)' 2009
Oil on canvas, 75 x 55 cm 'Untitled (Martyrs #2)' 2009
Oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm 'Untitled (Martyrs #3)' 2009
Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm 'Stadt am Meer' 2008
Etching, 105 x 205 cm, edition of 9 'Arminius' 2008
Oil on wood, 80×80 cm 'Katharina' 2011
Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm 'Untitled' 2010
Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm 'Barnabas' 2007
Oil on wood, 80×80 cm 'Morgenröthe' 2007
Linoleumprint, 190×55 cm, edition of 4 'Im Ewigen Eis' 2007
Oil on canvas, 185×195 cm 'Macht des Blutes' 2006
Etching/handmade paper, 107×78 cm, edition of 6 'Tempelbau' 2006
Etching/handmade paper, 107×78 cm, edition of 6 'Verlust der Mitte' 2006
Etching/handmade paper, 107×78 cm, edition of 6 'Empire' 2006
Etching/handmade paper, 107×78 cm, edition of 6 'Das Abendland' 2006
Oil and acrylic on canvas 90×160 cm 'The Curse of Empire (Rise & Fall)', 2006, ink on paper, 44 x 32 cm 'Acker', 2005, droge naald ets op papier, 52 x 64 cm. 'Meister der Insel I', 2009, 150 x 130 cm. 'Untitled (Europa nach dem Regen #3)', 2009, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm 'Untitled (Europa nach dem Regen #5)', 2009, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm. 'Untitled (Europa nach dem Regen #6)', 2009, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm. 'Marsch der Verlorenen Seelen', 2006, etching on paper, 107 x 78 cm. edition of 5
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Dennis Rudolph
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Biography

Dennis Rudolph is a conceptual artist working in performance, video, painting, graphics and writing. His artistic practice derives its primal momentum from a melancholic reworking of the heritage of western culture, making classical historical genres available for a contemporary artistic approach. 

Since 2012 Dennis Rudolph has been working on the development of The Portal, a gateway on the outskirts of California City, depicting the passage between heaven and hell. California City is a failed urban development project from the late 1950s in the desert near Los Angeles, and was never completed. Within the framework of this large-scale project, Rudolph sets out to create an artificial threshold in the midst of the Mojave Desert, most prominently drawing on arthistorical predecessors such as Lorenzo Ghiberti and Auguste Rodin. As a conceptual piece, The Portal involves modern spulptural practices, documentary techniques, as well as the staging of promotional performances which bring up issues of fundraising and negotiate the role of the artist in the 21st century.

Rudolph studied at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, the Repin-Academy in St. Petersburg and the Language and Culture Institute in Beijing. Recent exhibitions include the Museum der Arbeit Hamburg; DTLA Film Festival, Los Angeles; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; CAC Bretigny, France; Nayerische Staatsoper, Germany; Kunstverein Arnsberg; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Since 2014, Rudolph runs the exhibition space, residency and studio State of the Art in Berlin.

Rudolph has had four solo shows at Upstream Gallery, the most recent is Fallen Angels (2019), a multimedia exhibition that combines a focus on painting with virtual and augmented reality, dealing with an ideology of failed utopian vision and apocalypse in global history, while drawing a relationship with our contemporary image culture.

Artist website: https://dennisrudolph.com/
State of the Art Berlin

Exhibitions

Fallen Angels

23 Feb - 30 Mar '19

The Portal

19 Oct - 21 Oct '18

The Museum Has Abandoned Us

13 Sep - 30 Sep '17

In Between, Summer Exhibition

23 Jun - 22 Jul '17

State of the Art

16 Mar - 29 Apr '17

JUMP

19 Nov '16 - 22 Jan '17

TRANSFORMER

3 Oct - 14 Nov '15

The Portal TV

8 May - 28 Jun '15

California Dreaming

8 Nov - 31 Dec '14

Genese de l'Enfer

26 Apr - 7 Jun '14

A Decade Upstream

30 Nov - 19 Dec '13

Paradise Lost

17 Sep - 17 Dec '13

Paradise Lost

19 Jan - 9 Mar '13

Apocalyptic Landscapes

18 Oct - 15 Nov '08

The Holy War, Chapter I

12 Apr - 17 May '08

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