Vivian Greven

Birth placeGermany Birth date1985

Vivian Greven creates paintings that slide in fluidity between representation and abstraction. Bringing up a minimalistic virtuosity of painterly methods and alluring arrangements, her artworks dynamically flirt with body structure, dualism and human existence depicted in serenity and clarity. The key elements of Greven’s paintings are based on a methodical development of an image, executed by adding and removing parts of the final painting result, which characteristically highlights the artist’s intention for seemingly unfinished and uncompleted compositions. Greven’s approach to her painting compositions is largely magnetic, while she aims -or maybe not- to leave the impression of untroubled silhouettes in monumental sensitivity.

Greven is already represented in internationally renowned museum collections such as the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, and since September 2019 she is participating in the show “Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland” at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Kunstsammlung Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauer, the Museum Wiesbaden, Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Her works have also been on view in international exhibitions, including recently at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Sammlung Philara Düsseldorf, the Braunsfelder Family Collection Cologne and the Salzburger Kunstverein.

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