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Photo: Mark von Wardenburg, 2021

Texts

UTE HÜBNER

The representation always uses the means of painting, allowing the painting process itself to become visible on closer inspection. In direct linguistic and visual dialogue with the viewer, Rave’s purist text images essentially focus on the complex process of seeing and perceiving.

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ESTHER SLEVOGT

In Bettina Rave’s work the medium can never be separated from its contents. The material is always part of what is represented and is expressed with the help of this material.

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WULF HERZOGENRATH

Bettina Rave has found a quiet, almost meditative form for representing a fundamental problem in the fine arts: Is a work still “like nature” (Paul Klee), which is to say an invention that parallels nature, or instead, should it be considered in terms of its technical reproducibility?

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ANDREAS MEIER

In these works, we experience painting as a plastic expression of emotional closeness.

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PETER HERBSTREUTH

The object before our eyes becomes an individual image for each viewer. The viewer cannot say more about the reality of a specific image than that it permits his or her relationship to this reality. Such a pictorial constitution may come from the insight that the image of reality has little in common with reality, and that the image of a landscape says little about the dominate reality of an area shown.

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BERNHARD KERBER

Lightning is light par excellence. It is a prerequisite for sight in nocturnal darkness. Sight, in turn, is the real subject of the painting. In a literal sense, Bettina Rave’s painting immortalizes the “Augen”-“Blick” [wordplay in German for “eye(’)s”-“view” and the word “Augenblick” (of the moment)]. Finally, Bettina Rave’s painting contains a romantic moment. Amidst the finite, she wants to let our spirits become one with the infinite.

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Vita

since 1990 Freelance work as a fine artist in Berlin,
main media: painting and video

1990 Master student of Wolfgang Ramsbott, HdK Berlin (now UdK; Berlin University of the Arts), course of studies in experimental film design

1989  Studied painting and 16mm film, Rhode Island
School of Design and Brown University, with Roger Mayer
and John Terry, Providence, RI (USA)

1983‒88 Studied at the HdK Berlin (now UdK; Berlin University of the Arts), Department of Visual Communication
Diploma in the class with Helmut Lortz

1964 Born in Schramberg (Black Forest, Germany),
grew up on Lake Constance

Vita

Photo: Mark von Wardenburg, 2021

since 1990 Freelance work as a fine artist in Berlin, main media: painting and video

1990 Master student of Wolfgang Ramsbott, HdK Berlin (now UdK; Berlin University of the Arts), course of studies in experimental film design

1989  Studied painting and 16mm film, Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, with Roger Mayer
and John Terry, Providence, RI (USA)

1983‒88 Studied at the HdK Berlin (now UdK; Berlin University of the Arts), Department of Visual Communication Diploma in the class with Helmut Lortz

1964 Born in Schramberg (Black Forest, Germany),  grew up on Lake Constance