Regine Schumann

Goslar, 1961

With acrylic glass as a key material in much of her work, and the color field movement as an important reference, the artist Regine Schumann lives and works in the city of Cologne, Germany. She studied at the Braunschweig University of Art, as well as being a student of the painter Roland Dörfler. From 1986 to 1994 she was a member of the Freiraum group of artists, consisting of Frank Fuhrmann, Dieter Hinz and herself. In addition to numerous scholarships (among others, a DAAD award for Italy in 1990 and a grant from the region of North Rhine-Westphalia for Japan in 2000) and contracts for public art, she received the Leo Breuer Prize in 2006. Regine Schumann lives and works in Cologne.

Her work focuses on the effects of light and colour caused by different fluorescent materials. Undoubtedly the most frequent material in her work is acrylic glass in panels of different colours, with which she creates different compositions in spaces, based on Goethe's colour theory. These panels are manufactured with fluorescent pigments of different colours that react to the external lighting they receive. The stronger the natural light, the more the colour and light effects are enhanced. As a complement, she also uses black or ultraviolet light to apply new colour variations to her works, or intensify their brightness.

The results that Regine Schumann obtains are works of changing colour and effects, which are not only related to the surrounding space, but surprise the viewer with different experiences of the work, depending on the lighting environment.

In addition to having developed different site-specific projects in public spaces, her work is represented in leading German institutional collections such as the Kunstmuseum in Celle, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn, the Staatliches Museum in Schwerin and the Ritter Museum in Waldenbuch, as well as prestigious international institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín and the Sabadell Collection in Barcelona.

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"It's a fascinating experience to allow oneself to be changed by external light and color effects. That is what I want to achieve: to confront reality with elements of beauty and purity".


Regine Schumann

Regine Schumann