GAMA was born in Mongolia in 1977 and currently lives and works in Berlin. GAMA was born into a nomadic family and would move every four months as the seasons changed. His great aunt was an important shaman whose ability to connect with the supernatural world had a profound impact on the young boy. He eventually enrolled at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing where he studied oil painting. Finding that the prevailing academic approach did not satisfy him, he started looking at the works of European Old Masters in art books and pondering the works of contemporary German painters such as Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter.
In his paintings GAMA has always downplayed illusionism by drawing attention to their physical qualities, allowing oil paint to accumulate around the edges of irregularly shaped areas that look as if they could be peeled off the surface of the canvas. A naively painted light fixture frequently interrupts an expanse of sky and many of his homunculi dissolve into nothingness. His new paintings develop these ideas as he seeks analogies between childhood memories of Inner Mongolia and the world of fantasy so richly explored in the country where he has chosen to live.
Geboren in der Mongolei.
1996 - 2000
Kunstakademie (Central Art Academy - CAFA) Peking, China.
2002 - 2007
Meisterschüler von Gustav Kluge am der 'Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden
Künste Karlsruhe, Deutschland.
2007 - 2008
M.A. an der Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Deutschland.
Lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.
Fremdwald, galerie hilleckes probst, Berlin
A KNIGHT IN PARADISE LOST , Chambers Fine Art, Beijing
Budensauber, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin
THE ONE, Galerie Frank Schlag, Essen
Just announced: Up, In, Out and Away, Peter Fingesten Gallery,
Pace University New York.
FATA MORGANA, Chambers Fine Art, New York
TAL DER KÖNIGIN, Galerie Michael Schulz, Berlin (Ca)
Idylls of the Kings, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing (Ca)
Idylls of the Kings, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Fremde Winkel, Kunstverein Gera, Gera
Idylls of the Kings, Chambers Fine Art , New York
Sky on the Ground, CIGE ART, Beijing, China
Stelldichein, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen
Das Fest, Städtisches Museum Engen + Galerie, Engen
Losung, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen (Ca)
GAMA Galerie Haas & Fuchs Berlin, Berlin(Ca)
Kleinod Hospitalhof, Stuttgart(Ca)
INLAND Kunstverein Brühl
GAMA, Arbeiten 2007 -2009
Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen (Ca)