Work

Reflex 2

2018

Oil on canvas

51 x 65 cm | 20 1/8 x 25 5/8 in

Reflex 1

2018

Oil on canvas

51 x 65 cm | 20 1/8 x 25 5/8 in

Arsenal 1

2018

Oil on canvas

34 x 42 cm | 13 3/8 x 16 1/2 in

Arsenal 2

2018

Oil on canvas

34 x 42 cm | 13 3/8 x 16 1/2 in

Banquetto

2017

Oil on canvas

38.5 x 46 cm | 15 1/8 x 18 1/8 in


Biography

Matthias Weischer’s paintings balance between reality and imagination. Secular painterly themes like the interior and the landscape are the key motifs in his oeuvre. Weischer is interested in the historical perspective of painting; both the medium as well as the classical system of representation.

Weischer’s investigation into the depiction of three-dimensional space is of great importance in his work. He ignores the laws of classical perspective and rather dictates his own. Collage-like painted elements build upon imagery that is as diverse as wallpaper motives, mosaic floors, windows sills, pieces of furniture, loose bricks or part walls, and the occasional reference to a figure or element in settings that range from desolate rooms to lush fields in the countryside. In doing so, Weischer’s special painting technique plays a distinctive part. Like a mason, he constructs his pictures with paint, layer over layer, literally building the image on the canvas.

The multiple layers in Weischer’s work reflect a continuous search for uniting void and substance. His interest in the process of building a composition and searching for the equilibrium of chaos and harmony, places his work on the edge of reality and illusion.

From 1995 to 2000 Matthias Weischer (1973 Elte, DE) studied at the Leipzig Academy where he received his Master with honor in 2003. Weischer was the protégé of the British artist David Hockney through the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative. His work is part of institutional and private collections, such as The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (US); Gemeentemuseum The Hague (NL); Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL); Arken Museum of Modern Art (DK); Museum der Bildende Künste, Leipzig (DE).


Curriculum Vitae

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Exhibitions

Mönchsauge

Cees Nooteboom x Matthias Weischer

BANKETT

Matthias Weischer

Thicket

Matthias Weischer


Publications

Mönchsauge

Author: Cees Nooteboom Drawings: Matthias Weischer Photography: Uwe Walter, Berlin (DE) Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin (DE)  

Matthias Weischer thicket

Artist: Matthias Weischer Year: 2014 Publisher: GRIMM gallery, Amsterdam (NL) Authors: Walter Grasskamp Design: Sebastiaan Brandsen Paperback: 94 pages Size: 25 x 22 cm ISBN: 9783864420672

Kunstwerkstatt Matthias Weischer

Artist: Matthias Weischer Year: 2011 Publisher: Prestel Verlag Authors: Moritz Wesseler; Jeannette Stoschek Hardcover: 67 pages Size: 26 x 22.5 cm ISBN: 9783791344492

Matthias Weischer – Room with a view

Artist: Matthias Weischer Year: 2010 Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg (DE) Author: Natalie de Ligt Paperback: 90 pages Size: 31.5 x 22.5 cm ISBN: 9783941185364


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