Schleifmühlgasse 18 - 1040 Vienna 
+43-1-9207778 -

11.9 - 3.10.2020
Opening on Friday, 11 September 2020, 4-10 p.m.

From September 11th galerie michaela stock starts with a new concept under the name SALON REAL / VIRTUAL. In the first virtual and at the same time real exhibition new works by Denise Schellmann are on display.


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1# Fireside chat: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7 p.m.: Particle physicist Helmut Eberl in conversation with artist Denise Schellmann / click here to watch the video

2# Fireside chat: Friday, September 25, 2020, 7:00 p.m.: Social scientist and organizational consultant Maria Spindler and art appraiser Erich Holzheu in conversation with artist Denise Schellmann. / click here to watch the video



1# Salon: Denise Schellmann | Spaces in-between
Salon 1# presents the young Austrian artist and pharmacist Denise Schellmann. With her background in science, Denise Schellmann sees the human body in the form of many coloured cells and empty spaces in-between, which would otherwise only be visible with a microscope. Her working process unfolds in a space between art and science from which she constantly draws new impetus for her compositions. The emphasis is on the intuitive drawing process, which as such requires extensive knowledge of the matter, even to the level of unconscious, automated actions.

Her pencil and coloured pencil drawings initially impress with their seemingly harmonious colour composition, but in search of organic abstraction, all contradictions and inconsistencies are synthesised into a colourfully balanced and melodious tune on the invisible and difficult-to-access interfaces. Striking polarisation is a recurring theme in her work.


Things the artist has learned, seen and experienced intuitively become part of her drawing process, thus creating new possibilities of interpretation in the viewer's mind. Elementary human and existential questions are interwoven in the structure of the drawing. Similar to yin-yang, two diametrically opposed principles co-exist in her imagery, which relate to and complement each other in a certain way: matter and space, art and science, image and word or creativity and structuredness, to name but a few.
In her manifesto The Arscientic Andism, Schellmann calls these intermediate spaces Andism. In her new artworks, butterfly-like forms stand for reflection on one's own life and personal growth in uncertain circumstances. Comparable to the metamorphosis of a butterfly and its transformation from caterpillar to beautiful butterfly, this process reflects characteristics such as fragility, strength and independence.


Virtual exhibitions are documented in the form of printed information brochures, which are available in the salon real for free.
At the same time,art lovers can purchase a limited and signed exhibition art poster by Denise Schellmann for € 20.

In the future, the artworks can be viewed with Michaela Stock in the artists' studio. Appointments can be made by phone +43 699 19 20 77 78.

REVIEWS  #deniseschellmann
Wiener Zeitung
Les Nouveaux Riches
Ärzte Woche, Nr.39


Press image 1: nullkommanull, 2020, Diptychon, ballpoint pen, pencil and coloured pencil on paper, 8 x 11 cm
Press image 2: Was mich im Innersten zusammenhält...I, 2020, pencil and coloured pencil on paper, 95 x 120 cm
Press image 3: Who am I to tell you..? I, 2020, pencil and coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Press image 4: Handle with care! IV, August 2020, pencil and coloured pencil on paper, 95 x 63 cm

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