German Painter Regine Wolff was born and grew up in Eastern Germany. Even after the wall came down she started to study there in 1990 and graduated as a designer for textile patterns and surface design in 1995. At the same time she took lessons in nature studies and nude drawing for the 5 years at the university. Since 1994 she is working as designer for fabrics and in the last 15 years especially she did interior fabric collections for different prestigious german brands. In 2012 Regine was winner of the "Interior innovation Award" with the fabric JIL'S BUTTERFLY GARDEN , in 2013 she was nominated for the german design price with fabric design ROUTE. All these years she always painted and often used art as a starting point for her fabric designs. In 2010 she started to exhibit her paintings too and had her first solo exhibition in 2013. From 2014 to 2017 she studied painting at international summer academies in Salzburg, Hamburg and Berlin. Three times Regine was a member of the painting classes of Norbert Bisky. The class of 2014 at http://www.summeracademy.at comes still together for a group exhibition every year. The human figure and the portrait play an important role in Regine's paintings, but her most common motif is animals. They seem to be particularly suitable as projection surfaces for the viewer. We look at an animal and think we know immediately how it feels. Last but not least, animals are one of the oldest motifs in art, just like man himself. Our changing, multi-faceted and ambivalent relationship with them is an interesting aspect and part of Regine's artistic commentary on the present. In her latest paintings Regine works with a combination of printing and painting. As a painting ground she uses printing tests that she has collected during her many years of work as a textile designer. These prints are unique combinations of screens of different patterns. Through the use of these special substrates, repetitive motifs and rhythms have recently become a means of expression in Regine's art. While the individual patterns are originally purely decorative, the combination of different patterns and painted motifs creates its own visual language, which ideally reinforces the effect of painting. Regine's works are represented in private and public collections .
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)
SCHWARZMALEN UND HELLSEHEN (NAYSAYING AND CLAIRVOYANCE) Kunstverein Melle (catalogue)
ALLES WAS ICH IMMER WOLLTE (ALL I EVER WANTED), Galerie Letsah, Osnabrück