JANINE VON THÜNGEN
Profili di artista, 2009-2015
ashlar iron, sound via touchboard
Woman 13, 2014
34.5 x 60 x 15 cm
Woman 18, 2014
hemp and lead
45 x 32 x 32 cm
(with glassbox 50 x 50 x 50 cm)
Caller and Echo, 2013
height 50 cm
Kinderkopf 4, 2013
16 x 12 x 25 cm
no.6 bronze sculptures no patina, unrefined
height 22 cm
ARTIST BIOGRAPHYJanine von Thüngen was born in Munich in 1964 and has lived in Rome since 2000.
She studied with the sculptor Nicolai Tregor in Bavaria and later worked with Karl Lagerfeld.
She spent ten years as a costume and set designer for opera, participating in more than 25 productions throughout Europe.
In the late 90's, while living in New York, she had her own studio and started the 'New York Project' in 1997. She would walk around Manhattan modelling clay portraits of street walkers, later cast in 100 bronze statues. They were recently exhibited in the BABEL at the Botannique Royal of Belgium (2013) and before at the Palais des Beaux Arts Lille (France) in 2012.
In 2011 she exhibited one of her major works at the Torino pavilion of the Venice Biennale, one of the many shows held in Italy (including in Rome, Bologna, Turin, etc.) and abroad (in Miami, New York, Bruxelles, Linden, Paris, Berlin, among other cities).
Janine has also contributed extensively to both private and public collections, including the Museum Centro Arte Contemporanea Cavalese, the Schloss Ziethen public park (Germany), the Hamburg garden park, the Bambin Gesù pediatric hospital in Rome, and many more.
LINKArtist portrait done by Susanne Daus of the German television Deutsche Welle TV, October 6, 2015.