Danja Akulin  / About

Danja Akulin creates aesthetically minimalist conceptual drawings. His delicately and precisely crafted large-scale drawings are meditative, seemingly dissolving and coalescing simultaneously as the viewer strives to make sense of the storm of abstract marks that compose his remarkably still images. The scale of the mark versus the scale of the image in Akulin's work creates tension that further enforces the counterbalance between meditation and calculation, creating a mesmerizing simplicity of remarkable impact.

Danja Akulin was born in 1977 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Russia. He studied art in the Free Art Department at the Berlin University of Arts in Professor Georg Baselitz's art studio. In 2006 he completed the Advanced Master Program, also at the Berlin University of Arts. Akulin continues to live and work in Berlin.

Selected Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2011 Landscapes. Heckenhauer Gallery, Brussels, Belguim

2011 Monte Verita. Kunstverein Familie Montex, Frankfurt, Germany

2011 (Moving) Identities. Gallery JJ Heckenhauer, Tubingen, Germany

2011 Black out. Rizzordi Art Foundation, St. Petersburg, Russia

2010 Boomerang. Perm Biennial of Graphic Arts, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia

2010 ART.FAIR 21 (Michael Schultz Gallery), Koln, Germany

2010 Munich Contempo Art Fair (Michael Schultz Gallery), München, Germany

2010 V.I.P.R.I.P. Michael Schultz Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010 Art Paris (Michael Schultz Gallery), Paris, France

2010 Art Karlsruhe (Michael Schultz Gallery), Karlsruhe, Germany

2009 Danja Akulin. Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, USA

2008 Art Moscow (Triumph Gallery), Moscow, Russia

2008 Laid down on canvas. Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, USA

2007 Signs. Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2007 Survival Craft. Moscow Centre of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2007 Sputnik: New Painting from Berlin. Claudius Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2007 Bridge Art Fair. The Trafalgar Hotel, London, UK

2005 Nord Art 2005. Rendsburg, Germany

2005 Subjective Obsessions. (Michael Schultz Gallery), Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

2004 Danja Akulin. Galerie Borkowski, Hanover, Germany

2004 KMP. Offenhallen, Berlin, Germany

2004 Identity in the digital era. Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2003 Die Klasse von Baselitz. Galerie Helmut Leger, München, Germany

2003 Insights: The Baselitz Class. Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany

Untitled no.14

Untitled no.14
  • Specifications

  • Gallery: ERARTA London
  • Technique: Charcoal on Canvas
  • Height: 80cm
  • Width: 100cm
  • Tags: Black | Charcoal | Dark | Grey | Trees | White
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