Tina Flau

Hierarchitectitiptitoploftical, 2011
9 scratch drawings on Acrylic glass in special handmade box, book 11.6 x 24.4 x 1.4 inches, box 12.4 x 25.2 x 1.7 inches, containing scratch drawings and a text statement of James Joyce: Finnegans Wake, which deals with Hierhiarchitecture, edition of 6. $2400 (contact gallery)
‚ÄúEarth‚ÄĚ, an experimental exploration of Earth, 2011
With quotations from Umberto Eco and Daniel Kehlmann, white ink drawing and handwriting on handmade black paper, relief-like cover with letters, japanese binding, 15.8 x 7.1 x .6 inches, Number 2 from a edition of 4. $850

Relationes curiosae, 2004
Between 1683‚Äď91 Happelius wrote his magnificent book, ‚ÄúRelationes Curiosae, great memorabilities of the world….‚ÄĚ, containing an extensive collection of baroque early scientific texts, bearing a direct relation to the idea world of the miracle chamber / Wunderkammer. 13 dry-needle etchings / mezzotint, velour cover, Japanese binding, text: E. G. Happelius, 13 x 11 x 5 inches. $990

Homo Vulgaris, 2009.
Colored pen illustrations, handwriting, leporello in velour cover. 14.2 x 7.5 inches.
Edition of 25. $700.
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Die äusserliche Gestalt der Erden, 2008
Scratch drawing on clear synthetic foil, japanese binding, text: E. G. Happelius, 1683, 8.3 x 18.1 x .4 inches, Number 2 from an edition of 5, $790Die-A¬Ąuss¬üerliche-Gestalt-der-Erden-Tina-Flau
Print series “Mikrokosmos,” Der Glanz bestimmt den Wert, 2004
Drypoint etching / mezzotint, 15.7 x 11.8 inches, Number 10 of an edition of 24, $225.

Print series “Mikrokosmos,” Die Sammlung von Wissensvorr√§ten , 2004
Drypoint etching / mezzotint, 15.7 x 11.8 inches, Number 6 of an edition of 24, $225.Die-Sammlung-von-Wissensvorraten-Tina-Flau1
Print series “Mikrokosmos,”Keiner von uns, 2004
Drypoint etching / mezzotint, 15.7 x 11.8 inches, Number 12 of an edition of 24, $225.

Print series “Mikrokosmos,”Vanitas, 2004
Drypoint etching / mezzotint, 15.7 x 11.8 inches, Number 5 of an edition of 24, $225.

Print series “Mikrokosmos,”Weisheit, Sch√∂nheit, G√ľte , 2004
Drypoint etching / mezzotint, 15.7 x 11.8 inches, Number 7 of an edition of 24, $225.
Print series ‚ÄúMikrokosmos,‚ÄĚDas Ged√§chtnis der Natur, 2004
Drypoint etching / mezzotint, 15.7 x 11.8 inches, Number 7 of an edition of 24, $225.
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Sie Lieben Sich, 2004
Drypoint etching / mezzotint, 15.7 x 11.8 inches, Number 8 of an edition of 24, $225.

BalkoNo gold, 2007
Etching, number 5 from an edition of 24, 8.3 x 15.7, $235.

BalkoNo rost, 2007
Etching, number 5 from an edition of 24, 8.3 x 15.7, $235.

Statement

Homo Vulgaris contains a handwritten poem from James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake, as well as a 4-sided, color original drawing.¬†The artist book makes a direct reference to this poem but also to “Finnegans Wake” as a whole: the musicality of the language, its ambiguity as well as the complexity as regards content. Irritation, strangeness and lack of understanding also play a role in this. Therefore it is a book with currency.

Relationes Curiosae: Between 1683 ‚Äď 91 E.G Happelius wrote his magnificent book Relationes Curiosae, great memorabilities of the world….. It contains an extensive collection of baroque early scientific texts, which also bear a direct relationship to the idea world of the miracle chamber / Wunderkammer.¬†For a choice of texts referring to nature, Tina Flau created ¬†emblematic etchings as well as a suitable book design.

The √Ąu√üerliche Gestalt der Erden (external shape of the earths) describes the baroque early scientific acceptance in word and picture that the earth must gradually change into an oval shape due to the many snowfalls at the Poles. The material of the book is transparent in keeping with the theme of ice and water, that become white snow. The scratch drawings are worked by hand into the synthetic foil.

Print series Mikrokosmos
The series of 33 color gravure prints takes up directly a baroque art form, the emblem. An emblem consisted of several parts at that time: a motto as well as from a pictorial representation, the icon, and often a shorter, poetic text, epigram. These elements often created tension in their relationship to each other and encode a complexity that belies simple interpretation. These emblems of the artist show motto and icon, and picture and motto also refuse an easy interpretation. The mystery forces us to look again and invites us to establish our own connection between picture and motto. As in the case of the miracle boxes there is no fixed solution, no axiom; the openness of the emblems rather allows personal and diverging interpretations of the viewer.

Print series BalkoNo
The 4-part series of etchings deals with the airy appendages of the town halls. These are permanently in danger from weather and aging.

Print series Welten (Worlds) deals with objects of our everyday world. Clear forms and subtly differentiated structures appear in blue or red tones. In the fullness of the possibilities a reduction brings clarity and determination despite ambiguity. The series has grown over the years and  currently consists of 57 prints.

Biography

[1962] ‚Ė™ born in Scharnebeck / Germany ‚Ė™ [1981 - 1988] ‚Ė™ apprenticeship as agriculturist and study of agrarian economy ‚Ė™ [1988 - 1991] ‚Ė™ Alfter art college, subject of study: painting and graphics ‚Ė™ [1994 - 1999] ‚Ė™ Dresden academy of fine arts, subject of study: painting and graphics ‚Ė™ diploma with Prof. Ulrike Grossarth ‚Ė™ [1999 - 2001] ‚Ė™ master student of Prof. Ulrike Grossarth ‚Ė™ Hegenbarth grant of the art and cultur foundation Dresden ‚Ė™ AEG award of ecology ‚Ė™ grant of cultur foundation of Freistatt Sachsen: stay at Schlo√ü Wiepersdorf / Brandenburg ‚Ė™ since 2001 working as a freelance artist in Potsdam and Dresden ‚Ė™ [2002] ‚Ė™ Druckspecht award Chemnitz ‚Ė™ [2004] ‚Ė™ grant of Land Schleswig-Holstein: stay at K√ľnstlerhaus Eckernf√∂rde ‚Ė™ [2005] ‚Ė™

Artist book award of Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop / Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Since 1996 artist books and book objects are made as unique or in small editions, they usually arise with contemporary texts as well as with an original graphic reproduction or drawing. Partial the paper is self-created and the document is partial handwrittenly or in the hot-metal setting. Printing and bookbinding are carried out in a workshop of their own. The object like book covers, the special color gravure printing as well as a conclusive putting into action of the respective book topic are classified as extraordinary. Till now there are 24 artist books realized as well as extensive series of graphics and drawings. Garden art and installation also finds there place. Numerous exhibitions and purchases at home and abroad.

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