Düsseldorf-educated artist David Czupryn won the 70th International Bergische Art Prize and the Kunstmuseum Solingen is showing new work by him. The exhibition will remain open until October 30th 2016.
About the Museum
The Kunstmuseum Solingen, situated in the region of the Bergisches Land (the same as Düsseldorf) houses a permanent collection of 10,000 works of art: coupled with its international outlook, it is an important site of preservation of regional heritage. Indeed, the museum owns the early prints and paintings of Georg Meistermann, one of the most significant German artists of the post-war period – most known for his remarkable stained glass windows across Europe – who was born in Solingen.
Another focus of the museum is the presentation of contemporary art, through its commitment to showing work by emerging, young artists. Indeed, the International Bergische art exhibition, now at its 70th edition, is one such occasion, presenting a great opportunity for discovering new talent.
About the Prize
The prize is for innovative and exciting approaches in the arts, and seeks to award emergent artists who have distinguished themselves both internationally and regionally. David Czupryn was chosen for his ability to merge in his artworks the natural and the man-made, creating illusionistic, almost ‘sculptural’ paintings that “deceive the viewer’s eye”, which is called to “reposition itself”. The jury consisted of: Dr. Thomas A. Lange, Chairman of management National Bank AG; Gisela Elbracht-Iglhaut, Co-Director of Kunstmuseum Solingen; Prof. Markus Karstieß, Artist, Düsseldorf; Dr. Barbara Könches, Department of Visual Arts, Kunststiftung NRW, Düsseldorf; Rouven Lotz, Academic/Scientific Manager, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen; Gertrud Peters, Director of KIT Museum – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf.
About the Artist
David Czupryn was awarded the prize with his ‘PaleNeonPlastics, Radio, Marble etc.’ painting, on show at ARTUNER earlier this year. The artist has recently participated in a group show at Marlborough Gallery in London – So I Turned Myself to Face Me – and at Maschinenhaus Essen in Essen (Germany) – Stealth and Days. David Czupryn will be featured in the exhibition Figure of Speech with Georg Herold and Katja Seib in New York at Cassina Projects in November 2016.