Regine Schumann (b. 1961, Germany) is amongst the most notable artists working in the field of acrylic sculpture today, recognised for her artworks in which light, and its transformative qualities, play a key role in the experience and exploration of colour and form.

Her oeuvre consists of many compelling juxtapositions of circles and rectangles, dramatic linearity and dynamic curvilinear forms that are especially highlighted under the aura of black light. These duplicitous encounters with Schumann’s sculptures allow for an ever-changing visual experience.

Regine's minimalistic approach has strong ties with the work of the fathers of light and minimal art such as James Turrell, Dan Flavin, Mark Rothko and Donald Judd and pushes boundaries of perception, illusion and experience even further. 

Schumann has had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe, Canada, and the US. Her work is included in a number of permanent collections such as the Kunstmuseum Celle in Germany, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn, Germany, and Stroom Stiftung Den Haag in Netherlands, among others, and in several important private collections worldwide.

When subjected to the influence of black light, daylight, or even without any light on them at all, the work’s character undergoes a transformation, lending whichever space or room they are in a new, secretive, atmospheric light. It creates a spatial experience produced by the visible light, by an illumination within, through the apparent melting away of the space’s material, physical presence. Stimulated by the black light, which the eye cannot see, the works’ surfaces give out intensively glowing colors, which evoke a paradoxical yet chromatic aura.
— Regine Schumann