Tina Kohlmann questions the metaphysical, the hallucinatory, the organic and inorganic. Her work is found at the crossing of a road, the loud concert area, in haunting lab experiments and psychokinesis. She draws our attention to the mundane, the trite, the beautiful and the discarded. A diverse oeuvre of artifacts, allusions to ethnological or craft reference points are always part of the form through which their metaphysical world may be accessed. With a multi-layered and comic way of imbuing objects with life and stories, she interweaves and reinterprets discourses on the profane and sacred, spiritual and esoteric. As hybrids of contemporary and traditional symbolism her works reflect the ambivalent history of reception inextricably linked to ethnological references.
Tina Kohlmann studied at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main. Her work has been shown in various solo and group exhibitions, notably at Philipp Pflug Contemporary (Frankfurt), Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space (New York), Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Mousonturm (Frankfurt), AiR Antwerp, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Regina Rex (New York), Kunstverein Letschebach (Karlsruhe) Field Projects (New York)
She received grants and residencies by Hessische Kulturstiftung (Germany), Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral (Germany), Residency Unlimited (New York), Flux Factory (New York), The Arctic Circle Residency (Svalbard), Kulturamt Frankfurt (Germany), Holocenter (New York), LES Artists Alliance Inc. (New York), Jeju Foundation for the Arts (South Korea), The Wassaic Project (USA), Qingyun Art Zone (Beijing).
Gallery representation: www.ppcontemporary.com/exhibitions/transzendentale-turbulenzen/