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R EG I NE S C H UM A N N


R E GI N E S CHUMA NN Regine Schumann’s work is nothing less than a transcendental experience in light and color. Ranging from series of simple acrylic boxes to amalgamations of coiling tubes that spiral down from the ceiling, her sculptures are greatly influenced by architecture in their graceful forms and geometric precision. Schumann’s innovative use of materials and color combinations provides each work with a unique and ineffable luminosity. In daylight, the streamlined blendings of transparent and opaque surfaces in each work interact in playful studies of light and form. Due to Schumann’s use of phosphorescent paint, under black light, her works are transformed into glowing, mysterious objects that radiate through the darkness. Once the lights go out, suddenly colors shift and surfaces seem to dissolve into nothingness, surrounded only by a glowing outline. In addition to her analysis of light, color, and surface, Schumann’s work references Minimalism’s interest in simplifying art to basic forms. Her oeuvre consists of many compelling juxtapositions of circles and rectangles, dramatic linearity and dynamic curvilinear forms that are especially highlighted under the aura of black light. Regine Schumann was born in 1961 in Goslar, Germany and was most recently exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Germany. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe, Canada, and the US, including at the Museum Ritter (Waldenbuch, Germany) and the Vassarely Museum (Budapest), and her work is in several important private collections worldwide. She currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

DE B UCK GA LLE RY De Buck Gallery is proud to present works by German artist Regine Schumann. The works presented in the following pages were included in Schumann’s exhibition, Luminous, on view at the gallery September 13 – October 27, 2012. Since opening in Chelsea in 2010, De Buck Gallery has grown exponentially, attracting seasoned collectors as well as first time buyers from across the United States and abroad, as well as having a world-class roster of emerging and mid-career artists. De Buck Gallery’s program reflects the most intriguing developments in the international art scene, ranging from street art, as practiced by Zevs and XOOOOX, to the Minimalist tendencies of artists like John Clement and Regine Schumann to the intersection of art and technology as evidenced by the works of Hans Kotter and the neons of Ruby Anemic. These artists build upon the legacy of the late twentieth-century artists who first developed these genres, while creating unquestionably contemporary works of art. The gallery also maintains an inventory of secondary market artwork.


Colormirror Fifth Avenue, 2012 fluorescent acrylic, 15 x 15 x 2 in, 38 x 38 x 5 cm, unique

The Marfa Queen I, 2011 fluorescent acrylic, 52 x 8 x 12 in, 132 x 20 x 30 cm, unique

Colormirror Chelsea Five, 1-5, 2012 fluorescent and photoluminescent acrylic, 17 x 32 x 4 1/2 in, 43 x 81 x 11 cm, Edi ti o n of 8


Colormirror New York 3, 2012 fluorescent and photoluminescent acrylic, 57 x 37 x 8 in, 145 x 94 x 20 cm, unique Colormirror New York 1, 2012 fluorescent and photoluminescent acrylic, 57 x 37 x 8 in, 145 x 94 x 20 cm, unique

Colormirror Chelsea Seven, 1-7, 2012 fluorescent and photoluminescent acrylic, 33 x 56 x 3 in, 84 x 142 x 8 cm, Edition of 6

Swing, 2012 fluorescent and photoluminescent acrylic, 67 x 46 1/2 x 4 in, 170 x 118 x 10 cm, unique


Colormirror Chelsea Seven, 1-7, 2012 fluorescent and photoluminescent acrylic, 33 x 56 x 3 in, 84 x 142 x 8 cm, Edition of 6


Colormirror Essen V, 2010 fluorescent acrylic, 37 1/2 x 9 x 2 1/3 in, 95 x 23 x 6 cm, Edition of 4

Touch Me, 2011 plastic light strings, 118 x 39 x 24 in, 300 x 100 x 60 cm, unique


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Regine Schumann