Sonja Kalb

*1962 in Stuttgart, Germany

In her abstract expressionist paintings, Sonja Kalb focuses on the essentials – the color and its gradients. The artist deliberately avoids representation. Color contrasts, composition, lines and surfaces, structures, and textures are the elements from which Sonja Kalb creates her “color interweavings”.

Color worlds that always awaken new associations

Sometimes it is dynamic, abstract rhythms and emotions that make their way into red and orange compositions; sometimes the artist processes the impressions of a trip to Scandinavia in enchanting blue-green-silver variations in which the observer perceives the concentrated colors of the Nordic fjords and can almost “taste” it. Associations of water and land, of the setting sun, or reliving dream situations are immediately awakened. The flowing interconnections in Sonja Kalb’s pictures invite the viewer to let their thoughts wander – and lead to their own ideas:

The best awards are reflected in the eyes and words of my buyers. It’s nice to create something lasting that makes people think.

Exhibitions and art fairs

2024:

Nature, Air and Time, Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany

Focus Art Fair, Arte Globale Gallery, New York, USA

OpenArtCode, Barcelona, Spain

Beyond Landscape, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Boundless Beauty, Spazio Dueunodue Gallery, Bologna, Italy

Art Show, Los Angeles, USA

Focus Art Show, New York City, USA

Royal Circle of Fine Arts, Barcelona, Spain

Yukyung Art Museum, Haegeumgang Theme Museum, Geoje, South Korea

Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany

2023:

Aqua Miami, Art Fair, Miami USA

Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA

10 years – Anniversary exhibition, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

#OrangeTheWorld, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Arte Globale, London, United Kingdom

Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Milan, Italy

Pinacoteca Comunale “A. Sapone” di Gaeta, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gaeta, Italy

2022:

Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris, France

#OrangeTheWorld, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

ART Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

2021:

Room Salmgasse, Vienna, Austria

Art3f, Brussels, Belgium

2020:

Haegeumgang Theme Museum, Geoje, South Korea

Woman’s Essence 2020, Palazzo Velli, Rome, Italy

State Parliament NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany

London Biennale, London, United Kingdom

2019:

Topic Salon, Prague, Czech Republic

Structures!, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Kunstverein Landshut, Landshut, Germany

2018:

Intern. Biennale Flanders: Out Sin Jan Museum, Bruges, Belgium

Gagliardi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany

2017:

MAG Montreux – 13th Contemporary Art Fair, Montreux, Switzerland

Museum Kaiserswerth, Düsseldorf, Germany

Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany

2015:

Abstract Dreams, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

– Women’s Museum, Bonn, Germany

2014:

Quasr Museum Garden, Tehran, Iran

2013:

Women’s Museum, Bonn, Germany

National Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey

2012:

Affordable Art Fair, Rome, Italy

Gallery M, Vienna, Austria

Art Beijing, Art Fair, Beijing, China

2011:

International Art Fair, Ghent, Belgium

Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany

Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany

Honors and awards

2022:

Voices of Tomorrow Art Award

Acquisition for the permanent collection of the Haegeumgang Theme Museum, Geoje, South Korea

Womens Art Award in collaboration with UNESCO, Bologna, Italy

2018:

Italia Award 21st Century Art “Best Abstract Artwork”, Biennale Chianciano, Italy

Biography

Sonja Kalb, born in Stuttgart in 1962, now lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Since 2009, her work has been shown with great success at various solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Belgium, Austria, Czechoslovakia, as well as Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Iran, and the USA. Her pictures are represented in renowned private and corporate collections.

Sonja Kalb has already received several important awards for her works: in 2018 she was the Biennale winner of the Italia Award 21st Century Art, and in 2020 she received the Womans Art Award.

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