Matthias Weischer’s paintings depict domestic interior scenes and landscapes that bring into question the perception of space. Weischer gradually builds thick layers of pigment on the canvas, creating surfaces that are alive with rich texture. His technique serves to both contrast and unite areas of intricate detail and emptiness. Since Weischer first gained recognition as a member of the Neue Leipziger Schule in the early 2000s, he has experimented with various techniques, pushing historical genres into exciting new territories. His origins as a painter of elaborate spaces charged with personal memories connects to his present work through a shared tendency toward the theatrical. In 2007, after a period of working in Rome, the artist shifted his focus toward the landscape and adopted a more painterly technique with emphasis on expressing form through the materiality of the surface. At present, Weischer has returned to the stage of the interior space with renewed interest in the figure and its relationship to the domestic realm.

Matthias Weischer (b.1973 in Elte, DE) lives and works in Leipzig (DE). He studied at the Leipzig Academy, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 2000 and his Master’s degree in 2003. In 2004, Weischer was chosen as the protégé of the British artist David Hockney through the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative. In 2005 Weischer participated in the Prague Biennale and the 51st Venice Biennale. 

He has had solo exhibitions at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga (ES); Kunstmuseum, the Hague (NL); Drents Museum, Assen (NL); Museum Kloster Bentlage, Rheine (DE); Ludwig Forum Internationale Kunst, Aachen (DE); and Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig (DE), amongst others. Group exhibitions including Weischer’s work have been on view at Centre Geogres Pompidou, Paris (FR); Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger (NO); Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (NL); Camden Arts Center, London (UK); KM21, The Hague (NL), Fondazione Coppola, Vicenza (IT) and Emsdettener Kunstverein, Emsdettener (DE).

His work can be found in institutional and private collections including AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam (NL); AmC Collezione Coppola, Vicenza (IT); Arken Museum of Modern Art, Arken (DK); Drents Museum, Assen (NL); Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg (AT); Fundació Sorigué, Lleida (ES); G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig (DE); The Hort Family Collection, New York, NY (US); K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong (HK); Kunstmuseum, The Hague (NL); MdbK | Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig (DE); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (US); Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt am Main (DE); Olbricht Foundation, Berlin (DE); Pinault Collection, Paris (FR); Rubell Museum, Miami, FL and Washington DC (US); Sammlung Goetz, München (DE); Scharpff Collection, Bonn (DE); SØR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin,Oelde-Stromberg (DE); Telegraph Foundation, Olomouc (CZ) ; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL); Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen (DE); and Zabludowicz Collection, London (UK), among others.