1980 born in Georgsmarienhütte, Germany
2000-2007 studies of Fine Arts in the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany, in the class of Prof. Urs Lüthi
2002-2003 Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, P.R. China
2007-2008 Meisterschülerin of Prof. Urs Lüthi
She lives and works in Germany and the Netherlands
Charlotte Mumm has developed her very own imagery, which does not give rise to preconceived interpretations but opens up a new vision in the realm between figuration and abstraction. Her paintings, which depict animal-like and imaginary creatures meeting human figures, ornamental shapes and landscapes, express a highly narrative and sensual form of imagery. Through her choice of installation within the gallery space Mumm creates relationships between works and thus emphasizes their narrative quality.
Her love of experimentation is particularly palpable with her sculptural works. Mumm uses an array of materials, such as paper, fabric, wood, plaster, and frequently objets trouvés, which she processes autonomously in separate stages to conclude in one hybrid structure. During creation she often works on the structure with dyed epoxy resin or a series of lacquers. The result is a powerful play between colour and material that adds to the strong spatial presence of the sculptures. Not least, it is Mumm’s sense of humour that imparts her paintings and sculptures with their particular lightness.
photo by Fabian Fröhlich