Christoph Rode


allgemeine Verunsicherung - Christoph Rode

allgemeine Verunsicherung | 135 x 155 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2018


Christoph Rode (* 1984, Berlin) is a German painter and graphic artist.

Rode’s mostly large format works take on room or landscape situations. They remind the viewer of stage installations and multidimensional scenarios filled with fragmented content.

This peculiar and individual imagery occasionally allows itself to be identified as being set in a certain time period through elements such as the interior design or items of clothing. The works, however, do not symbolize the time period portrayed. They also do not represent a processing of the artist’s emotions, thoughts, or surroundings. Instead the painter looks for inspiration in reproductions, newspapers, history books, and films. He primarily uses material from eastern Germany and the eastern European region dated between 1950 and 1990. Usually an idea gathered there is the starting spark for a painting and will be subtly integrated into the work. Political and everyday themes are also not usually covered by Rode. The materials he uses, the objects, and the seemingly typical spatial layout show an alienation in a possibly familiar situation.

It is the search for a roar of silence within a space.

The smell of old interior and carpets, the feel of old textured wallpaper or fabrics that linger in the memory provide the painter with elements for his scenarios. Rode is fascinated by contrasts in color, form, and content in his paintings, as well as an incomprehensible dialog that can only succeed when open questions remain in the room. Questions, which even the painter cannot answer.




Vita

  • Berlin
  • lives and works in Berlin.
  • Graphic artist & painter
  • Graphic artist, University of Management at Communication
  • Graphic artist, Theater Mogul


Exhibitions


  • Galerie Brennwald "neue Anomalie in alten Furchen", Kiel
  • Galerie Jahn "Sollbruchstelle Zartbitter", Leipzig
  • AMgallery Berlin, Serie "Zirkus Maximus", Berlin
  • Art und Weise Berlin, "Und ich mag doch meinen Rummel immer noch", Berlin
  • Art und Weise Berlin, Serie "Zirkus Maximus", Berlin
  • Art und Weise Berlin, "Und ich mag doch meinen Rummel", Berlin
  • Galerie Studio 54, Serie “Humanoid”, Berlin
  • Galerie Studio 54, Serie "Mensch im Licht”, Berlin
  • Sanatorium, Serie “Rooms”, Berlin


  • Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2018, Hamburg, Germany
  • Fair for Art Vienna 2018, Vienna, Austria
  • Herbstrundgang, Galerie Jahn, Leipzig, Germany
  • Stroke Art Fair 2018, München, Germany
  • Discovery Art Fair 2018, Köln, Germany
  • Massenabfertigung, Galerie Jahn, Leipzig, Germany
  • Into the wild - Landscape Revisited, greskewitz | kleinitz | galerie, Hamburg, Germany
  • Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2017, activeART, Hamburg, Germany
  • STROKE, München
  • Art Bodensee 2017, activeART, Dornbirn, Austria
  • What the Weekend is Gallery 2, Alte Münze, Berlin, Germany
  • UrbanArt Biennale 2017, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Völklinger Hütte, Germany
  • Affordable Art Fair Brussels 2017, activeART, Brussels, Belgium
  • Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2016, activeART, Hamburg, Germany
  • ArtWalk meets CityCrash 2016, “ The Sound of Urban Mirrors ”, Leipzig
  • Heise Kunstpreis "begehren", “Dessau
  • URANIA-Haus, “XXI. Internationale Rosa-Luxemburg-Konferenz”, Berlin
  • Galerie Westphal, Future Voice "for Kids with Love", Berlin
  • JVA Magdeburg, "die neue Sinnlichkeit 2015", Magdeburg
  • Galerie am Domplatz, “Artist for Refugees”, Halle
  • Museum für Kommunikation Berlin, Future Voice "for Kids with Love", Berlin
  • Art und Weise Berlin, Berlin
  • ECC Kreativstadt Weißensee (Open Studios 2013) , Berlin
  • Große Kunstaustellung 2012/BBK Nürnberg, Nordostpark, Nürnberg
  • SEZ Berlin, Urban Art "Silence is a lie", Berlin
  • Schloss Neuhardenberg, Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis 2011, Neuhardenberg
  • altes Wettbüro und Teplice/Bozak Club, Optische Anstalt 1, Dresden
  • Galerie Studio 54, Berlin


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