Exhibition by Silke Britzen: “Metamorphoses of colour”

August 17, 2007

Opening on 24 August 2007 at 7:00 pm in the central building of the Max Planck campus in the Potsdam-Golm Science Park, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam.

Programme:

  • Welcome: Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
  • Introductory remarks: Annette Strathoff, Potsdam artist
  • Guided tour of the exhibition: Silke Britzen
Silke Britzen

The world of flowers and plants is at the core of Silke Britzen’s creative work in painting: the coming into being and the passing away of flowers as expressively presented in the powerful colours she employs - supported and exaggerated by the relief-like structuring of the colours - are the preferred theme of the works on display.
In apparent contradiction thereto was Silke Britzen’s other, scientific passion: the coming into existence and the passing away of galaxies, something that takes place on much larger scales of time, constitutes the main focus of Britzen’s research work as an astrophysicist.
Her artistic works are intended to cause delight and not to instruct, regardless of whether those viewing them have scientific interest or not.

The exhibition in the central building of the Max Planck campus in the Potsdam-Golm Science Park shows more than 30 oil paintings by the artist.
Visiting hours on Open House Day: Saturday, 1 September 2007 from 10 am. – 4 pm. and by appointment.

The artist Silke Britzen 

CV as artist:
1988-1996 Studies at the Art Institute of the University of Bonn: oil painting, watercolour & graphics
1997-2000 Kunstencentrum Groep, Groningen: graphic techniques
Since 1999: participation in exhibitions & individual exhibitions

Selected individual exhibitions:
1999: Kurfürstliches Gärtnerhaus, Bonn
2000: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
2002: Kurhaus Bad Wildbad
2002: Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn
2004: Kurfürstliches Gärtnerhäus, Bonn
2007: German Embassy, ​​Luxembourg
2007: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam

CV as scientist:
1993 Degree in physics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
1997 Degree of Dr. rer.nat. conferred by the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
2004 Completion of post-doctoral studies (required) for a full university professorship, Universität Heidelberg
Currently a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn

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