"Despite a very large reception history of the portrait genre and countless examples, the artist actually finds an almost intuitive and individual approach to this important motif in the visual arts and is free of conscious models. The individual work processes during the creation of the picture often take place with temperament and dynamic, then slowly again in concentrated calm with a finely differentiated choice of colours. The artist works with acrylic paints, pigments and various stains. A previous sketch and a first concept are created before each painting, yet the artist leaves much to coincidence in the painting process. All paintings are created in several layers, which merge into each other and on top of each other. The artist understands this process both symbolically and ritually, namely as an inverted skinning or application of the individual surface to the quintessence of every human being, which is so difficult to name."
- Tinatin Ghughunishvili-Brück (Art historian/curator)
Monika Lehmann born 1949 Neubrandenburg / Germany
lives and works as a “freelance visual artist” in Reichling / Landsberg district, in Upper Bavaria
(Germany)Member of the Professional Association of Fine Artists Munich and Upper Bavaria (BBK)
Individual artistic education unsatisfied in her learned profession as a technical product designer and editor,
she decided to dedicate herself entirely to her passion for painting.
Besides her profession she studied free painting and drawing for 2 years
at the Distance Learning Academy Darmstadt (SGD) in Germany.
As a student of Aleksandar Kolenc she studied expressive drawing and painting
in the Free Studio of Fine Arts in Munich.
The artist, who has been a freelance artist since 1999, is particularly successful due to
her expressive and painterly visual language.
The artist has been working in her own studio for 20 years.
She teaches painting and drawing in her school of art, founded in 2004.
As a lecturer and instructor for art she teaches in public and state educational institutions.
Exhibition activity since 2004
2016 art award winner of the city of Weißenburg/Bavaria
Exhibitions (selection) 2018 – 2020 (Germany and Austria)
ART Fairs / one artist exhibitions / group exhibitions
2020 Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt, October 2020 , one artist show, GER
2020 ART Innsbruck, one artist show with gallery Kass, AT
2019 Art Bodensee Dornbirn with UNIQUE CONTEMPORARY Gallery Turin, AT
2019 Art Fair Baden-Wuerttemberg / Stuttgart, GER
2019 Central German Art Fair / Magdeburg, GER
2019 HAL ART art fair / Halle, GER
2018 Discovery Art Fair Cologne with Gallery Alen, GER
2018 Gallery Alen, Gallery-exhibition with Josef Thalhofer, Munich, GER
2018 art muc art fair Munich, one artist show (spring and autumn), GER
2018 ART Endingen, one artist show, GER
2018 Mohrvilla Munich, one artist exhibition, GER
2018 OFF ART Günzburg, juried group exhibitions, GER
2020, 2019, 2018 ART Krumbach / juried group exhibitions / museum of local history Krumbach, GER
2020, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 ART Traunstein, juried group exhibitions Traunstein, GER