Christopher Winter

Is a Berlin-based artist born in Kent, England, in 1968.

You only live umpteen times. Our universe is one of many. Every human being has doppelgangers in other galaxies. Wormhole time machines ...

... make journeys back in time possible. The painter and conceptual artist Christopher Winter, who divides his time between the EU member state Germany and the Brexit nation England, combines speculations of physical cosmology with personal experiences of the collision of similar yet different worlds.

In the early 1990s, Winter was a member of the London-based anti-mainstream artists’ collective BANK. His approach to art, described as "speculative realism", combines an interest in realpolitik with speculative elements. For ROHKUNSTBAU, Winter has, in an allusion to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, the largest and most complex machine in the world used by quantum physicists for colliding beam experiments, constructed a "Mirror World Space Collider" of paintings, posters, glitter and mirror surfaces. The image components this includes have different styles and could come from the past as well as from the future.

Some pictures have dates in the future, for example "Future Love Masks 2068 – (Universe I)". "Ghost Flag" is from 2018 and shows a faded Union Jack. Winter has English and Scottish ancestors – and has recently become a German citizen. What should the descendant of the Scottish Clan Anderson, whose tartan features in the installation, identify himself with? The "Mirror World Space Collider" is a space of experimentation and reflection where visitors can also ponder on their own relationship between individual biography and national identity.

Solo Exhibitions (a selection)
2017 Circadian Rhythm, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2015 Virtual Being, Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Weird Science, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Cologne, Germany
2010 Wild Life, Reiss Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany

Group Exhibitions (a selection)
2018 BitchMATERial, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2017 Tierisch beste Freunde, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Germany
2016 A New Language, Root 1066 Contemporary Art Festival, Hastings, UK
2014 After Shock, The Impact of Radical Art, Edelman Arts New York, USA

Museum Collections
Berlinische Galerie Museum, Museum for Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlin, Germany
Vassar College, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center , New York, USA
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Also in many private collections throughout the world including Krystyna Gmurzynska, the Rothschilds and the Borghese Family