Welcome to Art - Competence - Petra Kern, the gallery for international, contemporary art, exhibitions and presentations at art fairs, that will turn into exceptional experiences and a high degree of flexibility and customer proximity for art lovers from around the world.

Originals such as oil paintings, watercolors and sculptures of high quality distinguish us. We are always in contact with our artists and foster personal contact.


Petra Kern eröffnet die Ausstellung Kunstberührt in Mannheim

Hot temperatures - ice-cold drinks - live performances - art that touched and made you smile, think and enjoy. A special exhibition in Mannheim, Raum S4,17, Naumer Architekten BDB

It was an experience! For three days, visitors were able to see how a work of art is created and get to know an affable artist: Jonathan Huxley! Thank you for sharing your work, your creativity, your closeness and your commitment to deliver, Jonathan!

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Petra Kern Ausstellung Mannheim 29. Juni - 21. Juli

Kunstberührt in Mannheim from June,28th to July,21st 2019. We are very pleased to be hosted again in room S4, 17 in Mannheim with our exhibition "Kunstberührt", which is based on the motto "to create connections between art and the beholder. The premises of Naumer Architekten BDB offer the ideal conditions to create a special closeness between the visitors of the exhibition and artists as art. Thank you, Dr. Wolfgang Naumer. Our highlight in the first three days will be the live performance of Jonathan Huxley from London! Also new in our artistic group are Jörg Kraus with video installation and light sculpture from his exhibition Windows and Crossroads as well as Susanna Storch with her façade views. The workshop "Art as a guide" completes our program. Look over the artist's shoulder and experience the creation of an artwork, enter spaces in the room, immerse yourself and let art touch you. We look forward to you! Yours, Petra Kern

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Petra Kern  - Contemporary Basel

Contemporary Basel offers an exhibition platform for high-quality galleries during Art Basel Week. On 430 square meters, galleries from Germany, Austria and Switzerland show exciting positions on the international art scene. We invite our visitors to experience selected contemporary art in an informal atmosphere.

Selected works of art can be found on two floors, sculpture park on the lower level.

Basel - the popular cultural city with the slogan "culture unlimited".

We look forward to our first trade fair appearance in the beautiful city of Basel.

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A selection of our artists

More than 20 years ago we were searching for our artists. Today, we are found and have become very selective in making choices, because consistency and fostering the development of our artists are our concern.

Many of these artists have grown together with us and have been faithful for decades.
We are working together with more than 25 artists from 8 countries. Our focus lies on international, representational, figurative contemporary art.


We are the gallery that …

… comes to your home with a selection of art
After an intensive exchange, we will get to know you and your favorite art taste and make the right choice for a coherent result that will turn you into a happy customer.

… integrates art in your private or business premises
Many years of experience, a good sense for the right art paired with a sense of aesthetics flow into our consulting. Both customer taste and the desired effect of the art as the ambience of the customer are included into our consideration for the perfect solution.

… assesses your ambience before finding the right works of art for you
We are happy to get to know at your premises and therefore understanding your special needs and wishes.

… enhances your living spaces with art
Clothes make people and art creates spaces. Only one artwork can dip a room in a new light and create a special atmosphere.

We offer you:

with a lot of empathy, expertise and many years of experience

art on consignment, purchases and sales
we set the highest value on quality and originality

we are happy to take care of the perfect frame and deliver the perfect finish

our cooperation partners are ready and happy to assist

preparation of expert opinions
is my artwork real? For Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth, Manfred Schatz and Wilhelm Kuhnert, as for our contemporary artists, we offer our expertise. For other areas, we are happy to make a recommendation.

assessment of estate collections
help, I inherited and have no idea. We are happy to support you. With us you choose a trustworthy, reliable and competent partner.

valuation of individual works of art
you want to sell your artwork; you are not sure how to handle this. Internet offers half-knowledge, with us you receive reliability, competence and experience.

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Exhibitions & Events

  • Art Karlsruhe 2018
  • Art Karlsruhe 2017
  • Art Karlsruhe 2016
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