gabriele schaffartzik
Born 1964 in Bremen, Germany. Studied at Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany, and at the Graphic Department of the Academy of Fine Arts "Jan Matejko" in Cracow, Poland.

Member of Germany's Federal Association of Visual Artists (BBK). Board member of the regional section BBK-Harz.
Member of "GEDOK - Society of the Association of Women Artists and Art Friends", Niedersachsen/Hannover, Germany
Founding member and president of the art institution „KulturRad". Organisation of the annual „Open Houses" and of an annual group display of artists in the region around Göttingen, Germany.

I am a painter. I prefer to create series of paintings. Serial work automatically causes an intense processing. Thinking that there is a severe importance in the creative process itself it is intensity that I am looking for. Focusing on the topic of landscapes and cityscapes for some time (Taking my cue from concrete experiences in various landscapes, and then tending to move away, in various stages, from more representational responses in order to create new, more abstract spaces that are, however, still informed by certain landscape features.) I have been trying a different path in my recent works:
The purpose behind my recent artworks (mixed media, painting-drawing) is the exploration of different techniques to configure my personal dialogue between memories, associations, emotions, symbols, colours, lines, ornaments and patterns. Quotations are determining factors. Figurative representations are superimposed by patterns and ornamentation. It is always a process of layering and overlayering.
Processing my personal associations I am increasingly interested in different kinds of ornamentation - from symbolic ornaments to decorative patterns.


Video about the exhibition at Gallery Alte Feuerwache, Göttingen, Germany, 2017 hier

Homepage National Museum Ohrid - Galerie Robevci, Macedonia, personal exhibition 2016 hier

Ohrid TV, Video about the exhibition at National Museum Ohrid - Galerie Robevci, Macedonia hier

Ohrid news, Изложба на германската сликарка Габриеле Шафартцик во Охрид, 2. Juni 2016 hier

"Maxi Haber: “Dostluk ve Estetik", Intern. Group Exhibition in Bakirkoy, Istanbul,17.2.2016 here

"Haber 24", Intern. Group Exhibition in Bakirkoy, Istanbul, 16.2.2016 here

"Seni soluk", Intern. Group Exhibition in Bakirkoy, Istanbul 9.2.2016 here

Municipality Bakirkoy, Intern. Group Exhibition in Bakirkoy, Istanbul here

"Merhaba Haber - Konya" Exhibition at Türe Art Gallery in Konya, Turkey, 13.1.2016 here

"Artists and their studios",
5.1.2016 im Göttinger Tageblatt here

Exhibition Opening Speech: Gallery Studio Wasserscheune 2015, Tina Fibiger here

International Art Colony 2014 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina here