Bettina Weiß German, b. 1970

As a painter I am interested in the inner geometry of nature, which is reflected in all processes in the micro and macrocosm, processes that represent the entire universe, the abstraction of forces and movements of nature. I paint shapes with vivid surfaces, which allow the painting to vibrate and thus open the pictorial space. Patterns have always fascinated me as a kind of order system. I perceive colors very strongly. With compositions that resonate with me, I revise the paintings in many layers until I find forms that are dynamic and calm at the same time. Each painting is a self-contained system of a non-representational composition. I want to “load” the painting with a kind of energy through the manufacturing process, the composition, and the choice of color.

Bettina Weiß  was in born 1970 in Flensburg, Germany.  She studied at Art University Kassel and later at the University of the Arts Berlin where she earned her Meisterschüler degree in 2004. Since then she has had a number of national and international exhibitions of her work. For 11 years she has been a member of SCOTTY, an artist-run-space and non-profit organization in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin. Recently she was co-organizer of the Berlin based exhibition series “5 x 5” presented in collaboration with the U.S. based collective Tiger Strikes Asteroid and curated together with Daniel Wiesenfeld the online exhibition Suturo – Artists and Poem – Berlin 2021.

Recent solo exhibitions include the public installation Unter der Sonne, organized by A Trans, Berlin, Germany (2021); Bettina Weiß, Space MM, Seoul, South Korea (2019); Misty Molecules, Semjon Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (2018), Fragments of a Magic Garden, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, South Korea (2018);  among others. Her work was most recently featured in Los Angeles in the group exhibitions Here and Now  at Monte Vista Projects (2022) as part of a B-LA CONNECT as well as NOMAD, Torrance Art Museum (2021) and co/lab III, Torrance Art Museum (2018).