Firmament of colours

Antje Taubert devours her themes with her intense drawing style. These highly provocative, vibrantly colourful signature drawings go straight to the essential, downright symbolic appearance of buildings, mountains, manmade object, etc. To use Dürer’s expression, she “wrenches” her subjects “out” of all narrative contexts, concentrating wholly on characteristic forms and colours.
Which then reappear in her paintings – harshly analytical, while equally transporting to a new aesthetic, a wholly unique presentational mode. In her paintings, Antje Taubert favours extracts of form and colour which have become far removed from the original event, creating a structured world full of harmony and coloured light. Her grouped paintings on various themes appear not only geometrically ordered, but mathematically redefined and freshly inspired.
What emerges are coolly coloured paintings; square surfaces measured in opulent geometrical figures and evolutions of form.

Geometric shapes spread out in waves, stack and overlap one another. The shapes are all based on squares, triangles and circles – the beauty of geometry: entirely devoid of mysticism or transcendence, but full of clear breadths and mirth. Russian green, red, blue, yellow – it is a feast of diagonal and mirrored symmetries of the delicately graded colours. These bring movement to the centred compositions, as if they are rotating, their energies flooding over the edges of the picture.
Radically simplified, manifold multiplied and monumental, Antje Taubert transports the elements of her themes to a new aesthetic existence as panel paintings – powerful, clear and celebratory.

Dr. Gabi Ivan, 2015

Antje Taubert lives and works in Berlin.

2002 – 2003
Master class in Fine Arts / Painting
Prof. Hanns Schimansky

Diploma of Fine Arts / Painting, University of Arts KHB, Berlin
Prof. Hanns Schimansky

1995 – 2001
study of Fine Arts / Painting, University of Arts KHB, Berlin
Prof. Werner Liebmann / Prof. Hanns Schimansky

born in Berlin, Germany