Regine Schumann was born in Goslar, Germany in 1961, graduated from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig in 1989, and currently lives and works in Cologne.
Regine Schumann is a minimalist artist who works with Light Art, initially inspired by Color Field Painting and artists as Mark Rothko, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin.
Schumann’s boxes and installations are made of acrylic colour plates especially produced for her. Her work is more than just Concrete Art. Conceptualized as emotive spaces, Schumann’s colour– lled light rooms provoke intense feelings of something otherworldly. Her minimalistic approach affects everything from her choice of materials to the way she plays with form and colour. Her exhibitions make the visitor part of the installation itself; another encourages dialogue between art forms. She applies the creative principles characteristic of abstract European Concrete Art and American Minimalism. Also evident in her work are the concrete pictorial idea, the striving for objectivity, the reduction to simple geometric forms and serialism, but at the same time she is also playful, poetic and spontaneous.
Schumann’s work was exhibited widely worldwide, in- cluding in recent exhibitions at the Lichtkunstzentrum (Unna, Germany) and the Museum Gelsenkirchen. Her work is included in a number of permanent collections such as the Kunstmuseum Celle (Germany), the Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Bonn, Germany), the Museum Ritter (Waldenbuch, Germany), Staatliches Museum Schwerin (Germany) and Stroom Stiftung Den Haag (the Netherlands). Furthermore she received several awards and realized public projects (European Zentralbank, Frankfurt and Sparkasse Gütersloh, Fresh elds Bruckhaus Deringer, Hamburg, Germany).