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Harald Schmitz Schmelzer

BIOGRAPHY

Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer’s cast acrylic works bridge the gap between painting, sculpture and science. The artist’s studio, like an experimental lab, is where he stretches the limits of color perception. Through the use of an acrylic carrier substance, a binding agent and pigments the artist is able to create his uniquely layered objects. Like a painter, Schmitz-Schmelzer begins with color in liquid form, but instead of applying it to the surface of a canvas, he instead pours it into a mold. Taking into account opacity, hue and thickness, layer upon layer of acrylic is added until it reaches the desired shape. The outcome is an encyclopedic array of colors that vary depending on ambient light and the angle at which they are seen.

Solo shows

2011

Science of Color, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

2010

DIS Gallery, Maastricht, Ambrosial Hybrid ""

Galerie Jean Greset, Besancon, (with Robert Schad)

Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, "Recent Works"

2009

3 D Colour, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto

2008

Hybrids Proarta Gallery, Zurich

Lionization of color, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2007

Line up!, Galerie Lausberg, Toronto, Canada

Beauty without malice, Galerie Lausberg, Dusseldorf

2005

The simple thing is hard to do, Galerie Lausberg, Dusseldorf

Greens and more, Arte Moderna Ammann, Locarno (with Alan Ebnother)

2004

Gallery da-entlang

Art Frankfurt, One Artist Show, Gallery of Braunbehrens, Munich

2003

Max Planck Institute, Mülheim adRuhr

Galerie Lothar Kurz, Ingolstadt

Art Zurich (one-artist show with Galerie Markus Nohn)

Galerie Markus Nohn, Frankfurt

Gallery of Braunbehrens, Munich

2002

Art Frankfurt (one-artist show with Galerie Markus Nohn (K))

Show Low, the Blue Wonder and the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Art Association Loschwitz

2001

Association for contemporary art, Oberhausen (with Gaby Terhuven)

Stocked colors, Galerie Markus Nohn, Frankfurt

Art Bodensee, Austria (with gallery Nohn)

Köhler Architekten, Frankfurt

1999

Color space body, IDEA housing needs, Mülheim an der Ruhr

Vanitas, Galerie Markus Nohn, Trier

1998

COLOR and aspic, Gallery of Siemens AG, Erlangen

Encounters, agiplan AG (building by Sir Norman Foster), Mülheim an der Ruhr

1997

Brehm Gallery, Cologne

Paintings for Angels, Paintings for stars, Painting for Streets, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Bamberg

The Chinese pheasant, Museum Alte Post, Mülheim an der Ruhr

1996

Haruspex, Forum of Artists, Essen

Château de Tours, Museum of the City Tours

LAST / ZICK contemporary art,  Essen

1995

Architects Harsveldt, Mülheim-Saarn, Galerie 46, Mülheim an der Ruhr

1994

Staplehaus, Federal Association of Artists NRW, Cologne

Gallery 46, Mülheim an der Ruhr Gallery Eisgrube, Bamberg

1992

Gallery 46, Mülheim an der Ruhr

1990

Gallery of the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg-Rheinhausen

1989

Galerie Thomas Jerig, Duisburg

Mülheim projects 5, Museum Alte Post, Mülheim an der Ruhr

Change of View, studio show, Duisburg (with J. Freudenberger)

1983

Städtische Galerie, Schloss Oberhausen

Gallery psyché, Martigues

1981

Gallery january, Bochum

1980

Municipal Collections of Duisburg-Rheinhausen

55/51 Gallery, Mönchengladbach

Transition Gallery, Bourges

1979

Young Düsseldorf Art, Selb

Art Space, Duisburg

1978

Art Space, Duisburg

1977

Art Space, Duisburg