8. November - 12. Dezember 2020

Vanessa von Wendt
HIGH SONGS - Painting | HOHE LIEDER - Malerei


a7 Sunday, 8. November 2020 from 11a.m. - 6 p.m.

Musical accompaniment: the cellist Jonathan Weigle plays at the beginning of every half hour


  • You can stay in the courtyard and garden of the gallery during the vernissage.
  • We will also regulate the number of people in the gallery and on the property so that everyone can enjoy the art without danger.
  • For people with special health concerns are we opening the gallery outside of the normal opening times.



The gallery KUNST-KONTOR finishes this year's exhibition season with the hopeful title HIGH SONGS. It is the young painter Vanessa von Wendt's first solo exhibition in our gallery.

Born in 1984 in Göttingen, she studied painting from 2005 to 2010 at the State Art Academy in Düsseldorf. There she attended the class of Markus Lüpertz, whose master class she attended from 2009 to 2010.

In the last few years the artist has developed a completely unmistakable style: graphically, on a luminous color background, figures and motifs are created in their own system of order and meaning, sometimes appearing like inverted silhouettes.

Vanessa von Wendt is an exception among the younger artists. In her art she works with Christian topics. In doing so she draws on the rich fund of art history and adapts figures and postures from these iconographic imagery with which she expresses mental states. In doing so, the artist succeeds in formulating timelessness, which can also be read outside the Christian context as a sign of a generally valid humanistic credo.

For Vanessa von Wendt, her art is a kind of search for meaning and truth, but in the end there is beauty, charity and hope.