Thorsten Groetschel

In his paintings Thorsten Groetschel looks for the interaction of imagination, memory, feeling, thinking and perception with dedication. By using photography he seperates every day scenes, including objects and places. They get fixed and therefore detached from their physical presence, dematerialized.

Painting and drawing enables him to rebuild his own ideas of those objects and places out of the left overs as something new, just like real documents of made up events or unfamiliar memories. In different nuances, sensed differently, newly reorganized.

With this Thorsten Groetschel descripes a world that is noticed as something natural, but filled up with the unknown, the incomprehensible and feelings that withholds from the human spirit.

For him, the single–family house with property again and again is the subject that quite fully forms the radical change between assumption, expectation, wishs, believe and reality.

1975 born in Karlsruhe

2003–2013

Foundation and Organisation of the Project- and Exhibition Room ‘Stauffenbergallee 11’, Dresden

since 2012

Freelance assistant for painting technique at the studio of Prof. Martin Honert

since 2011

Freelance exhibition technician for the Leonhardi Museum, Dresden

2011

Lecturer for ‘White Cube Black Box’, Kunsthaus Dresden

2009–2011

Assistant for Leonhardi Museum, Dresden

since 2008

Freelance artist

2007–2009

Freelance assistant at the Studio of Prof. Martin Honert

2006

Assistant for Sculpture at Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden

2004–2006

Diploma and master student of Prof. Martin Honert

1998–2004

Studying painting and drawing at Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden with Prof. Elke Hopfe, Prof. Günther Hornig and Prof. Siegfried Klotz

Scholarships

2013

Administrative support of a project for the Departement of Culture and Monument Conservation, Dresden

Internet presence of Thorsten Groetschel