Charlotte Mumm was born in 1980 in Georgsmarienhütte, Germany. She studied from 2000 to 2007 at Kunsthochschule Kassel, and graduated in 2008 as Master Student of Professor Urs Lüthi, Swiss photographer and painter of International fame. She also spent one year in China, at the Sichuan Fine ArtsInstitute in Chongqing. Solo exhibitions have been held in Germany (but you are beautiful - that compensates for your laziness in 2010 at the Galerie Tanit was her first great solo show in Munich), Italy, China, Serbia and Holland.
Her research consists in the development of her very own imagery, which opens up new visions 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. 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 color and material that adds to the strong spatial presence of the sculptures. Not least, it is Mumm’s sense of humor that imparts her paintings and sculptures with their particular lightness.
Galerie Tanit, Munich