In his multifaceted conceptual work, Frohne-Brinkmann examines the human condition by looking into the various forms of human interaction, conduct, creation and appropriation in relation to the environment. Looking at the intersection between early cultural forms and popular imagery, Frohne-Brinkmann is interested in conveying entertainment values into his visual art. Inherently questioning the human approach to cultural heritage, the work attends to the many ways in which humans would envision the world at different points in time. Serving from the existing, Frohne-Brinkmann’s work oftentimes looks deceptively real in order to address and overturn supposed certainties that can be found within the realm of various manifestations of representation. Frohne-Brinkmann creates a space of representation, which encompasses the high art of deduction and seduction taking into account the works identity as well as its narrative that is produces by its surrounding.
Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann (*1990, Frisoythe, Germany). Selected solo exhibitions and presentations include: What I claim as new, Galerie Juergen Becker, Hamburg, 2016; WE HAVEA T-REX, Artothek, Cologne, 2017; Corpse Flowers, Nassauischer Kunstverein, 2017; A New Low, Stadtmuseum Oldenburg, 2017; Cave Art Comeback, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, 2018; Schmutzige Papageien, Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin 2018; You-Know-Who, Kunstpalais Erlangen, 2019 and BACKDROP, Imagine The City, Hamburg 2020–2021. Frohne-Brinkmann has exhibitions coming up at Kunstverein Reutlingen and Kunsthalle Emden in Fall 2020. Selected Group exhibitions and performances include: Digesting Notes, Skulpturinstitut, Vienna, 2017; Everything has been done 2, Forde, Geneva; P-A-N-T-S-D-O-WN, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2018 and Roy & Siegfried, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (Performance), 2018.
The Human Career, 2020 (forthcoming)
- Der Pfeil #Ex, 2017, Montez Press
- All in, 2016, Textem Verlag
- Self Service, 2014
- QUATTRO STAGIONI, 2014, Textem Verlag
Opulente Figuren, 2013, Materialverlag
- Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann