Empowered by the play of light, German artist Regine Shumann has devoted her practice to experiment with how light interacts with brightly colored and fluorescent acrylic panels.
Drawing inspiration from the Color Field and Hard Edge painters of the mid-twentieth century, Schumann enters a space in her process wherein the dynamic effects of light and illumination can become the focal point of the work. It is more than just the color; rather, it is about how light can add a sense of dimension and pull colors together in new ways that are impossible without light’s presence.
Born in Goslar, Germany, in 1961, Schumann attended the Hochschule for Bildende Kunste in Brunswick, Germany, from 1982 to 1989. In the early 1990s she enjoyed a DAAD Scholarship for study in Italy. Most recently (2006), she as the recipient of the Leo Breuer Prize from the Reshinische Landesmuseum in Bonn, Germany. She has been actively exhibiting her work since 2000 in showcases around the world, including at the Galeri Okinawa, Japan (2000); the Ravensfein Gallery, Belgium (2006); at Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto (2008); and the DeBuck Gallery in New York (2013). Schumann is currently based in Cologne, Germany.