Oil on canvas

31 x 41 cm | 12 1/4 x 16 1/8 in



Oil on canvas

64 x 90 cm | 25 1/4 x 35 3/8 in



24 drawings, coal and pastel on paper

21.5 x 28 cm | 8 1/2 x 11 1/8 in each

Arsenal 1


Oil on canvas

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


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

Download CV



Cees Nooteboom x Matthias Weischer


Matthias Weischer


Matthias Weischer




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