Fritz Bornstück

The objects used in Fritz Bornstück's works gain new life as the artist reuses and recycles the debris of popular culture in a practice he describes as cultural recycling. Bornstück (b. 1982) is a collector, pulling materials from wide and varied sources – such as B-Comics, album covers, movie quotations, internet image searches or even private trash – and puts the contents of his ongoing collection in formal discussions to produce dynamic aesthetic friction. The used materials communicate the artist's creative context in translation, appropriating their sources and reinterpreting them to produce an associative space for the viewer.

 

Fritz Bornstück was born in 1982 in Weilburg, Germany. He studied with Leiko Ikemura and Björn Dahlem at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 2005 – 2009, and became master student with Thomas Zipp. In 2010 he received a residency scholarship De Ateliers from Rijksakademie Amsterdam, NL. Bornstück has exhibited across Europe, with his work included in exhibitions at institutions such as Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Kunstverein Koelnberg, abc Berlin, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Kunstverein Weiden and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Bornstück lives and works in Berlin.   

 

 

Exhibitions in the gallery:

 

2015 06.11 - 12.12 ONE FOR THE BIRDS w. LUCY TEASDALE (Copenhagen)

 

2013 03.10 - 9.11. ENDLESS NAMELESS - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2013 07.06. - 10.08. ALLES WASSER - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2013 24.05 - 31.08. BLUMEN / FLOWERS / BLOMSTER - group show (Berlin)

 

2013 15.02 - 16.03. IKARIER - group show (Berlin)

  

2012 27.09 - 20.10. ACCROCHAGE - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2012 07.09 - 02.11. LARS NØRGÅRD - DIE KORREKTE VERWENDUNG VON SEIFE & FRITZ BORNSTÜCK - BAIT N' TACKLE (Berlin)

 

2012 23.06 - 04.08. BLOMSTER / FLOWERS / BLUMEN - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2012 25.05 - 25.08. ALLES WASSER - group show (Berlin)

 

2011 03.11 - 21.01. ALL WORK AND NO PLAY - group show (Berlin)   

 

2010 01.10 - 06.11. MY LOVE FOR YOU IS LIKE A JAPANESE CAR - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2010 09.07 - 25.09. SMALL OIL PAINTINGS - group show (Berlin)

 

2009 19.06 - 08.09. FRITZ BORNSTÜCK - BUT IT FELT LIKE A KISS & BUT IT FELT LIKE A KISS & LEONARD FORSLUND - WOOD NATION (Berlin)

 

2008 05.12 - 10.01. FRITZ BORNSTÜCK AND CAMILLA THORUP - TWO HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (Copenhagen)

 

Fritz Bornstück, Coco, 2016, oil and pigment on canvas collage, 60 x 50 cm