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Jürgen Durner

Foto Jürgen Durner Born in Nuremberg in 1964. From 1984 to 1989 he studied painting with Professor Christine Colditz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, and from 1990 to 1991 he attended Leonardo Cremonini's atelier at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He spent periods both working and studying in Berlin (1992-2001), New York (2001 and 2002) and London (2003-2005). His works follow his urban life and his confusing nature. All his series are characterized by different themes: Night, Image through Image, Rain, Transparencies etc. Durner creates stimulating and provocative pieces of art which reflect artificial world, the visual and sensorial impact of urban life and the distortion of society created through the reproduction of an oppressive environment. He attended solo and group exhibitions in Europe and took part in important international Art exhibitions like Art Karlsruhe, Art Fair Köln, Art Chicago, Selection Art Fair and Art Miami. His works belong to private and public collections. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Selected show:

15x15/20x20 Collezione PUNTO SULL'ARTE 2015, (catalogo), Galleria PUNTO SULL'ARTE, Varese (IT)
Ritmi e Toni, (catalogo), Galleria PUNTO SULL'ARTE, Varese (IT)

Invisible, Galerie Barbara Ruetz, Monaco (DE)
Unsichtbar, (catalogo), Galerie Atzenhofer, Nuremberg (DE)
art Karlsruhe, Galerie Barbara Ruetz (DE)
urban views, Galerie Malchers, Bergisch Gladbach (DE)

dazwischen, White Brush Gallery - André Schnaudt, Düsseldorf (DE)
Art Fair Köln, Galerie Barbara Ruetz (DE)
Rotlicht, Galerie Atzenhofer, Nuremberg (DE)
Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne, Monaco (DE)
Jubilee exhibition: 20 Jahre, Galerie Barbara Ruetz (DE)
Illusion und Wirklichkeit, Galerie Atzenhofer, Nuremberg (DE)
Jürgen Durner - Der goldene Spiegel, (catalogo), Ortung VIII, Im Zeichen des Goldes, Schwabach (DE)

Und der Gewinner ist ..., (catalogo), Kunsthaus, Nürnberg (DE) hellsichtig, (catalogo), Galerie Atzenhofer, Nuremberg (DE)
Verdichtungen, Galerie Ruetz, Monaco (DE)
Kunstsommer LGA, (catalogo), TÜV Rheinland, Nuremberg (DE)

Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Barbara Ruetz (DE)

Galerie Barbara von Stechow, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, Frankfurt (DE)
Munich Contempo, Galerie Barbara Ruetz (DE)
Disappearance. Der hermetische Spiegel, (catalogo), kunst galerie fürth (DE)
Disappearance. Der transparente Spiegel, (catalogo), Kunstmuseum Erlangen (DE)

Malerei ist immer abstrakt, Staatsgalerie für moderne Kunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg (DE)
Spiegelräume, Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt (DE)
Fokus Franken - Triennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Kunsthalle Schweinfurt (DE)
Art Chicago, Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Chicago (US)

Uncertain Spaces, Galerie Barbara Ruetz, Monaco (DE)
... bis ins Innere des Spiegels, Galerie Brennecke, Berlino (DE)
Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Brennecke (DE)
Art Fair 21, Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Cologne (DE)
Selection Art, Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Moscow (RU)
Art Miami, Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Miami (US)

Von Abts bis Zmijewski, works from the collection of contemporary art, Pinakothek der Moderne, Monaco (DE)

Translucent Membranes, Galerie Waßermann, Monaco (DE)

Lichtblick, Galleria Graziosa Giger, Leuk (CH)

Fensterspiegelbilder, Spitäle, Würzburg (DE)
New-York-Bilder, Galerie Stühler, Berlino (DE)
Das Innere des Spiegels, Galerie Seeling, Fürth (DE)

Kunstraum Franken, (catalogo), Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg (DE)
Reisebilder, Kunstverein, Weiden (DE)
Colours, Palais Stutterheim, Erlangen (DE)

Jürgen Durner - Der Ursprung der Welt, installation work for film, text, and image, (catalogo), Kulturring C, Fürth (DE)
Das Bild im Bild, Galerie Stühler, Berlino (DE)
Die Öffnung des Spiegels, Galerie Seeling, Fürth (DE)

Große Jubiläumsausstellung für junge Kuns, Haus der Kunst, Monaco (DE)
Bilder des wirklichen Bildes, Galerie Münch, Amberg (DE)

Bilder des Nicht-Bildes, Galerie Stühler, Berlino (DE)

Kunstraum Franken, (catalogo), Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg (DE)

Kunstraum Franken, (catalogo), Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg (DE)
Fensterbilder, Kunstverein, Kronach (DE)

11th Bundeswettbewerb deutscher Akademien, (catalogo), Kunstverein Bonn, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, (DE)

opening exhibition of the Deutscher Kunstpreis, (catalogo), Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt (DE)


  • 2011 » Pubblicazione n. 1
  • 2008 » Pubblicazione n. 2
  • 2008 » Pubblicazione n. 3
  • 2005 » Pubblicazione n. 4
  • 2004 » Pubblicazione n. 5

Alessandra Redaelli

Jürgen Durner. The multiplied city

Jürgen Durner is beyond doubt a brush virtuoso. However, he has been able of testing his ability, sparing himself and avoiding excess. The works he realized few years ago are the prefect demonstration of the astonishing outcomes he can produce through his art: buildings which mirror upon creased plastic clothes, thus creating a magnetic resemblance with draperies; ground glasses through which urban landscape appears like a puzzle we are challenged to recompose; complex twines of double and triple nets which, by overlapping sequences of windows, create a perspective chase. Today, in his full artistic maturity, Durner treasured that ability to realise a personal urban landscape, painted with love for details and even deeper love for pure painting and tonal harmonies.

He prefers crepuscular hours, or nocturnal ones, since artificial lights, with their coldness and uncertain glimmering, are fundamental elements of his poetics. After these first choices, he selects glimpses of modern buildings, to insert steel and glass into his works. This is how his game of echoes and counterpoints starts; clearly perceived by the audience as a whispered, yet present, musical theme. Like a piano piece by Ludovico Einaudi, both evocative and light. Therefore, the huge glass wall becomes on one hand a space which can be crossed by our glance to see the architectonic structure on the other side, deeply characterized by vertical and horizontal lines; on the other hand, it can be seen as a mirror upon which lights and the contours of other buildings reflect, within an abstract symphony. Moreover, in and out mingle, thus letting the foliage almost invade a stark café. Furthermore, another artifice adds to the mirror game. A building facing water which, by splitting its profile, creates the effect of a kaleidoscope, a manifold, vibrant, moving and constantly changing reality.

selected works