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Ralph Fleck

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Ralph Fleck
Ralph Fleck Photo: Ilse Irmgard Klär
1951Born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Moved to Lindau, El Paso (Texas),
Ahlhorn (Oldenburg) and Gießen (Abitur)
1973-78Studies at the State Academy of the
Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (Freiburg branch)
Master student with Peter Dreher
1977Award of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe "Landscape Today
1978Prize of the Kulturkreis im BDI (Federal Association of German Industry)
1981Scholarship Villa Massimo in Rome
Residence 1984-85
1982Promotional bunk art fair Düsseldorf
(Gallery Hermeyer Munich)
2003Professorship for free painting at the Academy
of Fine Arts in Nuremberg
 Ralph Fleck lives in Freiburg and works in Kirchzarten and Sóller/Mallorca.
 Solo exhibitions (selection)
2020Caldwell Snyder Gallery San Francisco, USA
PurdyHicks Gallery London (together with Claire Kerr), England
Boisserée Gallery Cologne (together with Franziskus Wendels), Germany
2019313 ART PROJECT Seoul, South Korea
Ostholstein Museum Eutin, Germany
Municipal Gallery Offenburg, Germany
Kunstverein Offenburg-Mittelbaden, Germany
2017Galerie Schlichtenmaier Stuttgart, Germany
2016Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany
Kunstverein Kirchzarten, Germany
2015MKM Museum Küppersmühle for Modern Art Duisburg, Germany
Kunstverein Kohlenhof Nuremberg, Germany
2013313 ART PROJECT Seoul, South Korea
2012Forum Kunst Rottweil, Germany
2011Ralph Fleck - Pictures from three decades, Museum des Landkreises Waldshut Schloss Bonndorf, Germany
2010313 ART PROJECT Seoul (catalog), South Korea
2009Marburger Kunstverein, Germany
Kunstverein Kirchzarten, Germany
2005Ralph Fleck, Germany's galleries as guests at Lamy Heidelberg, Germany
2002Emsdettener Kunstverein, Germany
Kunstverein Kirchzarten, Germany
Kunstverein Augsburg (Tuscan Column Hall), Germany
2001Municipal Gallery Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
1999Kunstverein Pforzheim, Germany
Art Frankfurt one man show Galerie Winkelmann Düsseldorf, Germany
1998Kunstverein Kirchzarten, Germany
1995Staatliche Kunsthalle Karisruhe (Forum Rotunde), Germany
ARCO Madrid one man show Galerie Winkelmann Düsseldorf, Germany
Municipal Gallery Tuttlingen, Germany
1994Fruchthalle Municipal Gallery Rastatt, Germany
1993Kunstverein Kirchzarten, Germany
1991Artothek Munich, Germany
Kunst- und Kunstgewerbeverein Pforzheim, Germany
 Group exhibitions (selection)
2020Living Style: Food, Cultural Center Bonndorf Castle, Germany
Like blossoms thoughts rise, Galerie Schlichtenmaier Schloss Dätzingen, Germany
From the Blue Rider to the Young Wild Ones, Kunsthalle Vogelmann Heilbronn, Germany
30 years. Art Museum Singen. Contemporary art of the Euregio Bodensee, Singen, Germany
2019Arts du Rhin Supérieur - Art Cosmos Upper Rhine, Museum of Contemporary Art - Hurrle Collection Durbach, Germany
Color in Turmoil, Gallery Schlichtenmaier - Castle Dätzingen, Germany
What's up - Contemporary Positions, Gallery Schlichtenmaier - Castle Dätzingen, Germany
TIER, Society of Friends of Young Art e.V. Baden-Baden, Germany
2018Wilderness, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, England
colorful. Farbenfroh, Museum Biedermann/Museum Art.Plus Donaueschingen, Germany
Urban Future, Kunstvilla at KunstKulturQuartier Nuremberg, Germany
2017On Unknown Terrain - Landscapes in Art after 1945, Museum für aktuelle Kunst - Sammlung Hurrle Durbach, Germany
Homage to Modern Art, Dätzingen Castle - Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Germany
Myth of Giverny, Galerie Schlichtenmaier Stuttgart, Germany
2016FRIENDSHIP GAME Istanbul : Freiburg, Museum of Contemporary Art Freiburg, Germany
the power of the idea, Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany
2015Salon der Gegenwart 2015, salondergegenwart Hamburg, Germany
expression / concretion, art museum Singen, Germany
BuchKunst, painting - sculpture - object Kreissparkasse Rottweil, Germany
Master student of the class Fleck, Morat Institute for Art and Art Science Freiburg, Germany
from ZERO on, Art Collection of the Deutsche Bahn Foundation Nuremberg, Germany
METROPOLIS paintings of the contemporary urban landscape - curated by David Ebony, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art New York, USA
Art Collection of the Waldshut District, Museum St. Blasien, Germany
Klasse Fleck, Municipal Gallery Fruchthalle Rastatt, Germany
Contemporary Constructions: Matthew & Iris Strauss Family Foundation, California Center for the Arts Escondido, USA
2014From the beginning: Afterwards, 313 Art Project Seoul, South Korea
Masters, Pupils and Master Students: The Fleck Class, Kulturzentrum Schloss Bonndorf, Germany
Schönes Buntes Bild IV - Works of the 1980s from the collection, Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg, Germany
Master student: The painting class of Ralph Fleck at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg 2003-14, Purdy/Hicks Gallery London, England
Silence, ESMoA El Segundo Museum of Art Los Angeles California, USA
2013City in Sight I City in Sight works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U Dortmund, Germany
20 Years of Art in the Fruchthalle, Städtische Galerie Fruchthalle Rastatt, Germany
Summer Time, 313 Art Project Seoul, South Korea
2012Knot Dreher 80, - Exhibition for the 80th birthday of Prof. Peter Dreher with works of his students-Markgräfler Museum Müllheim, Germany
2011PRIVATE PASSIONS - Collecting in Mannheim, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Extremely sweet! Painted. Crocheted. Cast., Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe-Junge Kunsthalle, Germany
Black Forest - Between Idyll and Provinciality, museum der gegenwart im Dominikanermuseum Rottweil, Germany
Our Black Forest-Romanticism and Reality, Augustinermuseum Freiburg, Germany
The Four Elements in Art: Fire Water Earth Air, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe-Junge Kunsthalle, Germany
Useful Nature - Agriculture in the View of Art, Hohenkarpfen Art Museum, Germany
2010Positions: Gegenständliche Kunst heute, traveling exhibition, Museum des Landkreises Waldshut Schloss Bonndorf - Städtische Galerie Fähre Bad Saulgau, Germany
Gratwanderung, New Art Association Aschaffenburg e.V., Germany
2008Comme des bêtes/ Ours, chat, cochon & Cie, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, Switzerland
2007Seeing with your hands, Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt Marburg, Germany
Marburg Art Association, Germany
2004Europe in Art, traveling exhibition of the HVB Group Kunsthaus Hamburg - National Gallery Warsaw - Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest - Kloster Stams Tirol - Galerie Manes, Prague - Budapest -National Art Gallery Sofia
2003Seascapes in confrontation, - Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende (catalog), Belgium
KUNST auf REZEPT, Berlin Museum of Medical History of the Charité, Germany
Het moderne landschap, KCB Kunstenaarscentrum Bergen Netherlands
Aire Agua Tierra, Galería d'Art Kunstmann Santanyi Mallorca, Spain
2002Der Berg, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
2000TOTALE, Museum of Contemporary Art Freiburg, Germany
Art Contemporain du Baden-Wurttemberg en Alsace, France
1998The Dignity of Things, Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen, Germany
1995Day by day = 30 years of class Peter Dreher, Museum of Contemporary Art Freiburg - Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
1994National of Drawing, Toskanische Säulenhalle Augsburg, Germany
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
1991Landscapes, Kulturbahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany
 Public Collections
 Augustinian Museum Freiburg
 Bavarian State Painting Collection Munich
 Bayerische Versicherungsbank AG Munich
 Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie Hoevelaken
 Federal Ministry of Education Bonn
 Deutsche Bank Collection Frankfurt - London - New York
 German Embassy Brussels - Lima - Madrid - Paris - Windhoek
 German Butcher Museum Böblingen
 ESMoA El Segundo Museum of Art Los Angeles California
 Gallery of the City of Sindelfingen
 Goldmann Sachs Frankfurt
 Hessische Landesbank London
 Hypovereinsbank Art Collection Munich
 Bayer AG House of Culture Leverkusen
 Ministry of Culture Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart
 Art Gallery St. Annen Lübeck
 Mannheim Art Gallery
 Zurich Art Gallery
 Art Museum Celle
 Art Museum Singen
 Art Museum Stuttgart - Gallery of the City of Stuttgart
 Art Collection of the Deutsche Bahn Foundation Nuremberg
 Art Collection County Waldshut
 Art Collection Chemnitz
 Art Collection Provinzial Rheinland Düsseldorf
 Museum of Prints and Drawings Karlsruhe
 State of Lower Saxony Hanover
 MKM Museum of Modern Art Ströher Collection Duisburg
 Museum for Bread Culture Ulm
 Museum of the City of Rüsselsheim
 Museum of Contemporary Art Freiburg
 Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen
 Museum Castle Moyland Bedburg-Hau
 Museum Sinclair-Haus ALTANA Cultural Foundation Bad Homburg
 Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo Madrid
 Osthaus Museum Hagen
 Freiburg Regional Council
 Royal Bank of Scotland Art Collection London
 Collection of the German Bundestag Berlin
 Collection Landesgirokasse Stuttgart
 Collection von Metzler Frankfurt
 Sprengel Museum Hanover
 State Art Gallery Karlsruhe
 State Gallery Stuttgart
 City of Kornwestheim
 City of Ravensburg
 Fruchthalle Municipal Gallery Rastatt
 Municipal Museum Salzgitter
 City Savings Bank Augsburg
 Permanent Representation of the FRG to the European Union Brussels
 Strauss Family Foundation Solana Beach California
 Ulm Museum
 United Nations The Hague - Washington
 West LB Düsseldorf
 Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg
 ZDF Mainz Lerchenberg
The painter Ralph Fleck, born in 1951 in Freiburg i. Br., works as a former master student of Peter Dreher at least since the 1980s with picture series that make his signature unmistakable. In addition, he is one of the innovators of painting, which, following the great period of modernism of import and expressionism, emphasizes the sensuality and independence of a pure peinture. The variety of themes in the work of Ralph Fleck is enormous. He treads a very unique path with his cityscapes, which put the metropolises of Europe into the picture from above and, independent of tourist points of view, stage them solely through painterly means. In the field of landscape painting, Fleck concentrates on seascapes and pictures of the Alps, which, far from superficial whitewashing, also live out their painterly expression in the rush of movement of clouds and wafts of fog, spray and surf - ultimately everything is color, which in the close-up view prove to be symphonic-gestural abstractions and in the distant view show an almost photographic view. Other series deal with facade and book motifs, crowds of people, and mountains of trash - either in structural paintings that create order in the chaos of being or, conversely, reveal impetuous brushwork behind ordered forms. The immediacy of the representations demands full attention, which will not escape the magic of the painterly quality and its unconditionality. 
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