German artist D. E. Aderhold’s painterly oeuvre is impressive not only because of its scope, but because of its great rigour, reflectiveness and intensity. Any attempt to locate his painting within a conceptual system leads to the recognition that Aderhold’s work cannot be submitted to ordinary categorisations. With a stimulating ambiguity, he walks a fine line between figurative and abstract painting, between artistic intentionality, experimental openness and chance. The prerepresentational quality of the color is fundamental to the mood of the image. Dynamism is a product of dissonance – whether in the clash of acid green and crimson or in the visual clamor of hectic mark-making against a tranquil stain. These kinds of dissonances are found throughout his work and they bring to the fore a visual representation of his search for order in a seemingly disorderly world. The works are serious explorations of color, form and gesture. Through his work, Aderhold attempts to bring together those aspects of human experience which might seem irreconcilable. Cacophony and silence, chaos and order, gentleness and ferocity. Within the paintings, the familiar and everyday are transformed into a completely new and mysterious, idiosyncratic world. Though his work deals in duality, it is the unity of heart, mind and hand that makes Aderhold’s work coalesce into a deeply generous and surprising field of visual experience.
Since his residency at the School of Visual Arts New York 2014 Aderhold has participated in fairs and exhibitions at galleries in the USA, Canada and Europe. He also worked as “Artist in Residence” for the ShangriLa Hotel Group. In 2017 and 2020 his work was selected for the Annual Open Exhibition of the Royal West of England Academy, in 2018 and 2019 he was shortlisted for the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Aderhold was invited to be part of “Personal Structures” at Palazzo Bembo hosted by the Cultural Centre in the context of 58. Biennale Venice Italy.
Awards / Museum Exhibitions / Residencies:
2020- Royal West of England Academy 168 Annual Open Exhibition, selected, Bristol, U.K.
MoCA LI Museum of Contemporary Arts Long Island MoCA L.I.,ghts Night Visions Gallery, U.S.
Member Miniatures; Big ART in Small Packages, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, U.S.
2019 – Personal Structures, European Cultural Centre,Palazzo Bembo 58. Venice Art Biennale, Italy
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, U.K., shortlisted
FLUX Exhibition, National Army Museum London. U.K., curated by Lisa Gray
2018 – Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, U.K., shortlisted
2017 – Royal West of England Academy 165t Annual Open Exhibition, selected, Bristol, U.K.
2016 – Royal West of England Academy 164th Open Exhibition, preselected
2015 – Secret Art Prize, Category “Mixed Media”, London, U.K.
IAM Pocket Sized, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY curated by Rhonda Cooper
Artist in Residence at the Shangri-La`s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives
2014 – Summer Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2021 – Artworks from the Twilight, Moon Art Hamburg curated by Dr. B. Aust- Wegemund, Germany
Senlis Sacred Art Festival, Senlis, France
Neue Zeichen setzen, LDXArtodrome Gallery Europe, Berlin
Abstract Aesthetics, The FLUX Review, curated by Lisa Gray, London
CAFA+ Members, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, U.S.
2020 – Gallery Weekend- Art Treasures, LDXArtodrome Gallery Europe, Berlin, Germany
“Taming of the Demons” Internationale Sommerakademie Venedig, Italy
2019 – International Open Juried Online Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists
2018 – The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, Los Angeles, U.S.
Art Below Summer Show, Herrick Gallery, London, U.K., curated by Ben Moore
Flux Exhibition, Chelsea College of Arts, London, U.K., curated by Lisa Gray
The Other Art Fair, London, U.K.
2017 – Sur Le Mur Gallery, Los Angeles,CA, U.S., juried sho
Et Tu, Art Brute, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, U.S.
Art Madrid with Galleria Unique (Italy), Spa
2016 – St-Art ,Foire Europeenne D`Art Contemporain with Galleria Unique, Strasbourg
Scope Basel with Berni Gallery (Italy & U.S.), Basel, Switzerland
2015 – A Single Grain Of Rice, Galerie Metanoia, Paris, France
Affordable Art Fair London Battersea, with Folly & Muse, London U.K.
Affordable Art Fair New York, with Galleria Ca` D`Oro, Rom-Miami-NYC
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2020 – Potzblitz, Nissis Kunstkantine, Hamburg, Germany
2019 – Conception and Structure, Heinrich- Heine-House,Lueneburg,Germany
2016 – The Space Between, Galerie 64, Bremen, Germany
The Motherboard Project, Galerie Metanoia, Paris, France
Signs PartI & II,Galerie im Zieglerhof, Lueneburg, Germany, curated by Eric Sutphin
Multiplicity, Galleria Berni, Perugia, Italy
2014 – Korn (Kernel), Galerie im Zieglerhof, Lueneburg, Germany
Null Komma Null, Rogue Space Chelsea , New York, NY , curated by Eric Sutphin
2012 – Space For Art, European Space Research and Technology Centre, Netherlands
2011 – Step Two, Projekthaus Hamburg, Germany