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Regine Bartsch

‘Black Iris and Cherries’


Mioxed media on paper

size 540 x 370 mm ( size framed 830 x 660 mm )


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Regine Bartsch

Born in 1951 in Hamburg, Germany, Regine Bartsch was raised in Finland and in Syria. After attending the Free Art School in Helsinki, Finland, she studied at the acclaimed Kunstschule fuer Bildende Kuenste in Hamburg where she received both her BA and MA in Fine Art with a focus on textiles. Regine moved to Ireland in 1978 initially as the artistic adviser to the Ballinskelligs Tapestry Workshop. In 1981 she established her own studio in Cahirsiveen, Co. Kerry. She has since exhibited consistantly in group shows and her solo exhibitions in both Ireland and abroad have been hugely successful.

‘Like the German Expressionists of the first half of the 20th century Bartsch expresses her art with a direct passion. The visual impact of her paintings is alive, the pulsating colours ignite the meaning, the composition is intrinsic, the works are emotive, immediate. The paintings include a strong use of contrasting colours and Bartsch often includes a rhythm of claret red and Tibetan crimson. She works in many mediums and combines materials to create a sensual surface, irrevelently stretching conventional technical rules. Paint is applied unadulterated directly from the tube, then it is by mixing on the canvas or by association of one colour next to the other that the energy of vibration is achieved. Bartsch’s courage is evident in her intense concentration and thematic use of palpably vivid colours.’

Daphne Warburg Astor

1965-68 Vapaa Taidekoulu ( Free Art School) Helsinki, Finland

1971-78 University College of Art, Hamburg, Germany, M.A. In Fine Arts

1983 Irish-American Historical Society, New York, USA
1983 Ely Art Gallery, Westfield State College, Connecticut, USA
1983 Oireactas, Dublin, Ireland
1984 The Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1986 The Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland
1988 Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney, Co. Kerry
1988 Boole Library, University College Cork, Ireland
1989 Triskel Art Centre, Cork, Ireland
1992-93 Contemporary Irish Artisits, Touring Exhibition, Ireland
1999 Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2000 Iontas Small Works Exhibition, Ireland
2000 The Taylor Galleries, Group Show, Dublin, Ireland
2001 The Taylor Galleries, Group Show, Dublin, Ireland
2001 Cillrialaig Project, Ballinskelligs
2002 Ioantas Small Works Exhibition, Ireland
2002 The Taylor Galleries, Group Show, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Ioantas Small Works Exhibition, Ireland
2003 The Taylor Galleries Group Show, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Cillrialaig Project, Ballinskelligs
2004 The Old Market House Art Center, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
2004 The Taylor Galleries Group Show, Dublin, Ireland
2005 Birr Castle Gallery, Birr, Co. Offaly
2005 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland
2006 McBride Gallery, Killarney, Ireland
2006 The Taylor Gallery Group Show, Dublin, Ireland
2006 Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2006 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland
2007 CBC Art Gallery, Cambridge, England
2007 Listowel Writers Week, Ireland
2007 Iontas Small Works Exhibition, Ireland
2008 McBride Gallery, Killarney, Ireland
2009 Centre for Recent Drawing Group Show, London, England

Work in numerous private and public collections, including

Bank of Ireland
Mayo County Council
Allied Irish Bank
Castle Troy Hotel, Limerick
Aghadoe Hights Hotel, Killarney
Legal Aid Board
The Mustard Seed, Ballyngarry
Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney
Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
Office of Public Works


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