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Chris Drange is best known for his large-format post-digital portraits and realist oil painting artworks. Drange is a pioneer in modern contemporary art that depicts self-identification around the mood and style of social media culture.

He specializes in court painting of modern-day influencers. His work is based on giving the digital world (photographs) a reality, by adding emojis and by painting with oil medium on canvas. His work has been featured in several exhibitions and magazines including Museum der bildende Künste Leipzig, Kunstforum International, Numéro Berlin, New York Photography Awards Exhibition, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen.

Drange was born in Köthen (Anhalt), Germany in 1983. He studied at the International Center of Photography in New York, at the Art Students League of New York, at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig and at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. He received a MFA in 2019 from the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg.

He lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin. Drange has published two books titled Hecho En Socialismo and Relics. He is also the recipient of Publication Grant of Materialverlag of University of Fine Arts Hamburg, and the Purple Earth Foundation Grant.

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2021     solo show (forthcoming), Plan X Gallery, Milan, Italy

 

2021     DIREKTE AUKTION, Ostdeutsche Kunstauktionen, art auction, Berlin, Germany

 

2021     MISA, Messe St. Agnes, KÖNIG Galerie, art fair, Berlin, Germany

 

2021    NFTism: NO FEAR IN TRYING, Unit London, group exhibition, London, UK

 

2021     INTERLEAVING, Falko Alexander Galerie, group exhibition, Köln, Germany

 

2021     VANITY, Tick Tack, solo exhibition, Antwerp, Belgium

 

2021     THE ARTIST IS ONLINE, KÖNIG Galerie, group exhibition, Berlin, Germany

 

2020     DER RIVER, Baumwollspinnerei, group exhibition, Leipzig, Germany

 

2020     LINK IN BIO, Museum für bildende Künste, group exhibition, Leipzig, Germany

 

2019     NEW PAINTINGS, Hochschule für bildende Künste graduation exhibition, Hamburg, Germany

 

2019     CLASS OF ANSELM REYLE, Hochschule für bildende Künste, annual exhibition, Hamburg, Germany

 

2018     CLASS OF ANSELM REYLE, Hochschule für bildende Künste, annual exhibition, Hamburg, Germany

 

2017     ARTIST´S BOOKS FOR EVERYTHING, Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

 

2017     KLEINE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR PROFANE RELIQUIEN, Kleine Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur, Hamburg, Germany

 

2016  KONFORM, group exhibition, Lemgo, Germany

 

2016     WIMMELBILDER, Hochschule für bildende Künste, annual exhibition, Hamburg, Germany

 

2014    PHOTO BASTEI, Photo Bastei, group exhibition, Zürich, Switzerland

 

2013     RAUM1, F40, group exhibition, Berlin, Germany

 

2012     DIE HAUT DER STADT, Fenster61, solo exhibition, Berlin, Germany

 

2012     NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, New York Photo Festival, group exhibition, Brooklyn, New York, USA

 

2012     PASSAGES, Salon Separee, solo exhibition, Berlin, Germany

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

2017      RELICS, 112 pp., 97 ills., Hatje Cantz Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7757-4362-4

 

2015      HECHO EN SOCIALISMO – SOCIALISM TODAY IN VENEZUELA, 160 pp., 149 ills., Kerber Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7356-0096-7

 

2014      NYPH Journal, Volume 1, TIME IN SPACE, powerHouse Books, ISBN 978-1-5768-7664-0

 

 

GRANTS

 

2017      Publication Promotion, Materialverlag – HFBK, Hamburg

 

2017      Promotion, Purple Earth Foundation, Berlin

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2019     MFA from Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany

 

2017     BFA from University of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany

 

2015-19      studies at University of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany

 

2013-14      studies at Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB), Leipzig, Germany

 

2007-08      studies at School of the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, USA

 

2007-08      studies at Art Students League of New York, USA