2018 | NYC | Artist
Snake Snake, 2016, household paint and spray paint on canvas, 65x50 cm
Having experimented different artistic possibilities. Theresa Volpp's practice increasingly focuses on the canvas as a challenged and art historically-loaded site. Volpp's aim is to test out the given limitations of painting as a medium , overcome or outwit her own aesthetic preferences and create her own visual language through new (visual) spaces within abstraction. In her own words she says: "I want painting to originate an open space that doesn‘t follow any concept, rule or restriction. I want painting to represent its own being, that includes not always knowing what it is. Abstract painting is an inevitable choice, in my eyes, as it doesn‘t suggest any known image or idea and is connected to the world through its pure materiality. This dialogue between a completely abstract idea and language and the very concrete materiality of paint itself interests me. Abstract painting is an inevitable choice as it doesn‘t suggest any known image or form but has limitless possibilities at the same time. It is hardly explicable, and therefore difficult to grasp, as it doesn‘t suggest any fixed concept or idea.
Theresa Volpp is the recipient of the following awards: 2015 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), UK scholarship; 2012 Karl H. Ditze Foundation, scholarship for studies abroad; 2012 Leah und Jehuda Bacon Foundation, scholarship for studies in Israel.
Recent exhibitions include: 2018; DAAD Alumni, Quergalerie, UDK Berlin; Dirty Voyage, Schaufenster Berlin; 2017; Klasse Katharina Grosse stellt aus - Malerei, Kunstverein Lippe , AKADEMIE (Arbeitstitel), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf ; Freistil presents Theresa Volpp, Schinkel Bauakademie, Berlin (solo); Elephant and Castle, 2025 Art and Culture, Hamburg; The Spiral, LibraryLondon, London; 2016; Trial and Error, Collectionair, London; Foreign Surface, Dalston Printhouse Gallery, London; Hexagon, Galerie Art Supplement, Göttingen; Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, Goldsmiths University, London; No Lifeguard on Duty, Westwerk, Hamburg.
Support: Theresa Volpp's residency is made possible with support from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Grant..