Regine Schumann “Light Joy!”

Taguchi Fine Art

poster for Regine Schumann “Light Joy!”
[Regine Schumann “Color Rainboy 3 Soft Kern” (2018) acrylics mixed with fluorescent paint, 200 x 98 x 13 cm]

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Born in Goslar, Germany in 1961, Regine Schuman now resides and works in Cologne, Germany. She has held many exhibitions in Europe and in the States. In 2000 she stayed in Tokyo with the scholarship from Land NRW. Her works are housed in many companies, such as Sparkasse KoelnBonn, and museums, such as Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn and Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst Koeln.

Schumann creates art works positioned between painting and three-dimensional objects using acrylic color sheets specially produced for her in the collaboration with skilled craftsmen in the factory. She carefully regulates the amount of the pigment, which is often fluorescent, in acrylic sheets and the degree of how much it reflects or absorbs light. She constructs her these acrylic boards with different colors and characteristics, as if overlaying colors on canvas with different color paints.

The transformations of her work, perceptible in different light moods as daylight, artificial light, or black light, enable an ever-changing viewing experience and accentuate the relation of color, light, and surrounding space, the synchronicity of visible and invisible. Especially with black light, her work becomes luminescent and creates real color rooms in atmospherically charged oscillations and generates almost physical palpable experiences.

She is a minimalist in the vein of Donald Judd and Larry Bell, working with simple geometric forms and pure colors. But at the same time, since she started her carrier as a painter, she desires her work to emit color and energy to surrounding space as an Abstract Expressionist painting or Color Field painter such as Mark Rothko. She is leading the field of Light Art in Germany and enriching the field like Dan Flavin and James Turrell.

This is the first solo show by Regine Schumann at Taguchi Fine Art. Please come to take a look of her new playful and poetic works created using artificial and industrial materials and simple forms.

*Due to the restriction of the entry to Japan caused by COVID-19, the date of the reception for the artist is not decided at this moment. Please check the gallery’s website and SNS.



from August 29, 2020 to October 24, 2020


Regine Schumann



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