Lisson Gallery

Jorinde Voigt

Jorinde Voigt channels external pulse and physical movements into complex drawn notations, featuring webs of interconnected thoughts, forms and words. Perhaps stemming from musical scores or codified system of classification, each of her carefully wrought matrices of colour and line combines elements of gestural chance with highly ordered empiricism, gleaned from the worlds of culture, science, music, history and literature. Whether the starting point is Goethe's Faust, the flight of an eagle (Adler flight), a series of walks, or a simple kiss (Two kissing), Voigt's multi-layered diagrams of each subject so take into account wind speeds, the Fibonacci sequence of numbering, or her bodily interactions with the oversized sheets of paper being worked upon. The intensity and oft geometric intentionality of her hand-scribed mark-making belies the ethereal intangibility of each work, with splashes of gold or silver refuting obvious figurative comparisons, recalling instead the arcane endeavours contained in illuminated or annotated manuscripts. Shifting into sculptural installation, Voigt maintains ago systematic structures and temporal processes, creating objects as equivalencies for seeking non-visual concepts as Grammatik (Grammar) or Collective Time (both 2010). Her desire to translate, transcribe and record essentially incommunicable phenomena – including musical dynamism, philosophical notions, personal emotions or her own interior monologue – leads, not to chaos, but rather to a collision between the bygone idealism of compartmentalised modernism and the realisations of a post-modern, universal condition in which everything is interdependent ultimately.


Jorinde Voigt was born in Frankfurt am Main and lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include: Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany (2019); St. Matthäus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany; Mao Space, Shanghai, China, and David Nolan, New York, USA (all 2018); Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2016); Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2015); MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (2014); Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany (2013); Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (2012); Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (2011); Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (2010). Voigt has participated in major group exhibitions at Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma, Spain and Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany (both 2018); Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France and Finnland-Institut, Berlin, Germany (both 2017); Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belguim (both 2016); Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, USA and Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria (2015); at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2013); Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands (2012); 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Italy (2011); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2010); Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2008). Voigt's work is featured in a number of  collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA; Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany; and Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany, among others. In 2012, she received the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Drawing Prize, and in 2014, she appointed the Professor for Conceptual Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany.

Immersion IV (3)

Jorinde Voigt
Immersion IV (3), 2018
Ink, India ink, aluminium leaf, pastels, oil chalks, pencil on paper 102 x 66 cm 40 1/8 x 26 in

Immersive Integral: Zenith IX

Jorinde Voigt
Immersive Integral: Zenith IX, 2018
India ink, gold leaf, pastel, oil chalks, graphite on paper 219.2 x 140.8 cm 86 1/4 x 55 3/8 in

The Landing (I)

Jorinde Voigt
The Landing (I), 2017
Ink, gold leaf, indian ink, pastel, pencil on paper 140 x 280 cm 55 1/8 x 110 1/4 in

The Landing/ Game of Congruence (VI)

Jorinde Voigt
The Landing/ Game of Congruence (VI), 2017
Ink, gold leaf, indian ink, pastel, pencil on paper 102 x 66 cm 40 1/8 x 26 in

Both sides now (6)

Jorinde Voigt
Both sides now (6), 2017
Ink, India ink, oil crayons, pastel and pencil on paper Sheet: 76 x 56 cm Sheet: 29 7/8 x 22 in Framed: 84 x 63.5 x 4 cm Framed: 33 1/8 x 25 x 1 5/8 in

Thank You But No Thank You (11)

Jorinde Voigt
Thank You But No Thank You (11), 2017
Ink, indian ink, acrylic, inlaid aluminium, oil pastel, pencil on paper Sheet: 76 x 56 cm Sheet: 29 7/8 x 22 in Framed: 85 x 65 x 10 cm Framed: 33 1/2 x 25 5/8 x 3 7/8 in

Now and Then II

Jorinde Voigt
Now and Then II, 2015
Ink, China ink, feathers, oil pastels, pastel, pencil on carton 182.5 x 252 cm / 71 7/8 x 99 2/8 in.

Synchronicity I-XIV

Jorinde Voigt
Synchronicity I-XIV, 2015
Ink, feathers, oil pastel, pencil on paper 208 x 482 cm / 80 7/8 x 189 3/4 in.

Synchronicity I-XIV

Jorinde Voigt
Synchronicity I-XIV, 2015
Ink, feathers, oil pastel, pencil on paper 208 x 482 cm / 80 7/8 x 189 3/4 in.

Synchronicity I-XIV

Jorinde Voigt
Synchronicity I-XIV, 2015
Ink, feathers, oil pastel, pencil on paper 208 x 482 cm / 80 7/8 x 189 3/4 in.

Synchronicity I-XIV

Jorinde Voigt
Synchronicity I-XIV, 2015
Ink, feathers, oil pastel, pencil on paper 208 x 482 cm / 80 7/8 x 189 3/4 in.

From Below + From Above II

Jorinde Voigt
From Below + From Above II, 2015
Ink, feathers, oil pastels, Indian ink, pencil on paper 91.5 x 126.5 cm / 36 x 49 7/8 in.

Autonomous Shadow (1)

Jorinde Voigt
Autonomous Shadow (1), 2015/2016
Ink, China ink, gold leaf, oil pastel, pencil on paper 102 x 66 cm / 40 1/4 x 26 in.

Salt, Sugar, Sex

Jorinde Voigt
Salt, Sugar, Sex, 2015
Ink, oil pastel, pastel, pencil on paper 180 x 140 cm / 71 x 55 1/8 in.

Observations in the Now II

Jorinde Voigt
Observations in the Now II, 2015
Ink, oil pastel, pastel, pencil on paper 210 x 140 cm / 82 5/8 x 55 1/8 in.

Yes or No II

Jorinde Voigt
Yes or No II, 2015
Ink, paint, pastel, pencil on paper 130 x 90 cm / 51 1/4 x 35 3/8 in.

Ponder + Focus (III)

Jorinde Voigt
Ponder + Focus (III), 2014
Ink, oil pastel, graphite on paper 76 x 56 cm 29 7/8 x 22 in

Yes or No - Study 1

Jorinde Voigt
Yes or No - Study 1, 2014
Ink, oil pastel, pastel, pencil on paper 140 x 180 cm / 55 1/8 x 71 in

Now (2) - A Different That Makes a Difference

Jorinde Voigt
Now (2) - A Different That Makes a Difference, 2014
Ink, gold, pencil on paper 77 x 56 cm / 30 3/8 x 22 in.

Now (1) - A Different That Makes a Difference

Jorinde Voigt
Now (1) - A Different That Makes a Difference, 2014
Ink, gold, pencil on paper 77 x 56 cm / 30 3/8 x 22 in.

Konstellation 4 Horizonte I-II

Jorinde Voigt
Konstellation 4 Horizonte I-II, 2012
Ink, oil crayon, pencil on paper Diptych 220 x 220 cm / 86 5/8 x 86 5/8 in. each

Konstellation 4 Horizonte I-II

Jorinde Voigt
Konstellation 4 Horizonte I-II, 2012
Ink, oil crayon, pencil on paper Diptych 220 x 220 cm / 86 5/8 x 86 5/8 in. each

Königliche Gartenakademie Berlin
View 23-56
Tränendes Her

Jorinde Voigt
Königliche Gartenakademie Berlin View 23-56 Tränendes Her, 2011-2012
Coloured vellum, Ingres paper, pencil, ink on watercolour paper 102 x 66 cm / 40 1/4 x 26 in., paper size 111.8 x 76.3 cm / 44 x 30 in., framed size

World and Views I-II, Fragments of a Language of Love

Jorinde Voigt
World and Views I-II, Fragments of a Language of Love, 2012
Coloured vellum, Ingres paper, pencil, ink on watercolour paper Diptych 277 x 140 cm / 109 1/8 x 55 1/8 in. each, paper size 288.5 x 151.5 cm / 113 5/8 x 59 5/8 in. each, framed

Territorium/Kontinentalgrenze (Job Time Sheet) I/1

Jorinde Voigt
Territorium/Kontinentalgrenze (Job Time Sheet) I/1, 2010
Ink, pencil on paper 11 works 12.5 x 20.2 cm / 5 x 8 in. each, paper size 18 x 26 cm / 7 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. each, framed

Territorium/Kontinentalgrenze (Job Time Sheet) I/1

Jorinde Voigt
Territorium/Kontinentalgrenze (Job Time Sheet) I/1, 2010
Ink, pencil on paper 11 works 12.5 x 20.2 cm / 5 x 8 in. each, paper size 18 x 26 cm / 7 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. each, framed

BOTANIC CODE - Chelsea Physic Garden

Jorinde Voigt
BOTANIC CODE - Chelsea Physic Garden, 2010
Aluminium, industrial coatings, ink, 23 rods 300 cm / 118 1/8 in. each, various diameters

BOTANIC CODE - Chelsea Physic Garden

Jorinde Voigt
BOTANIC CODE - Chelsea Physic Garden, 2010
Aluminium, industrial coatings, ink, 23 rods 300 cm / 118 1/8 in. each, various diameters

Stochastic Storms - Triptych

Jorinde Voigt
Stochastic Storms - Triptych, 2009
Ink, pencil on paper 300 x 140 cm / 118 1/8 x 55 1/8 in. each, paper size 310.5 x 150.3 cm / 122 1/4 x 59 1/4 in. each, frame size

NOW VI

Jorinde Voigt
NOW VI, 2009
Africa-Series Ink on paper 29.6 x 60 cm / 11 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.

Exhibitions

  1. Jorinde Voigt: Both Sides Now

    Jorinde Voigt: Both Sides Now

    19 May – 24 June 2017

  2. Jorinde Voigt: Salt, Sugar, Sex

    Jorinde Voigt: Salt, Sugar, Sex

    23 January – 13 March 2015

  3. Jorinde Voigt: Konnex

    Jorinde Voigt: Konnex

    21 March – 28 April 2012

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