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.

biografie

 

 

25.12.1977

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.

 

2020   

Fremdwald, galerie hilleckes probst, Berlin

 

2019   

A KNIGHT IN PARADISE LOST , Chambers Fine Art, Beijing

 

2018

Budensauber, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin

 

2017

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

 

2016

TAL DER KÖNIGIN, Galerie Michael Schulz, Berlin (Ca) 

             

2015

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

 

2014

Sky on the Ground, CIGE ART, Beijing, China

 

2013

Stelldichein, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen

 

2012

Das Fest, Städtisches Museum Engen + Galerie, Engen 

 

2011

Losung, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen (Ca)

 

2010

GAMA Galerie Haas & Fuchs Berlin, Berlin(Ca)
Kleinod Hospitalhof, Stuttgart(Ca)
INLAND Kunstverein Brühl

 

2009

GAMA, Arbeiten 2007 -2009

Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen (Ca)