Exit with starlight (2019)

Exit with starlight (2019) 40 x 35 cm (15.7 x 13.8 in.) Acryl und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand Acrylic and mixed-media on linen  Photo: Eric Tschernow
Exit with starlight (2019)
40 x 35 cm (15.7 x 13.8 in.)

Acryl und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand
Acrylic and mixed-media on linen

Photo: Eric Tschernow

Ghost cloud hiding sun (2019)

Ghost cloud hiding sun (2019) 75 x 90 cm Acrylic, pigment, and mixed-media on linen Pigment, Binder und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand Michael Markwick
Ghost cloud hiding sun (2019)
75 x 90 cm ( 35.4 x 29.5 in.)
Acrylic, pigment, and mixed-media on linen
Pigment, Binder und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand
Michael Markwick

Photo: Eric Tschernow

Saint Under a Cold Star, 2019

Saint Under a Cold Star, 2019 Michael Markwick 170 x 145 cm Pigment, Binder und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand Photo: Eric Tschernow
Saint Under a Cold Star, 2019
Michael Markwick
170 x 145 cm (67 x 57 in.)
Pigment, Binder and mixed-media on linen
Pigment, Binder und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand

Photo: Eric Tschernow

The Swimmer (2019)


The Swimmer (2019)
180 x 150 cm (71 x 57 in.)
Acrylic, pigment, and mixed media on linenPhoto: Eric Tschernow

The Swimmer (2019)
180 x 150 cm (71 x 57 in.)
Acrylic, pigment, and mixed media on linen

Photo: Eric Tschernow

The Swimmer (2019)
Detail
Acrylic, pigment, and mixed media on linen

Photo: Eric Tschernow

The Swimmer (2019)
Detail
Acrylic, pigment, and mixed media on linen

Photo: Eric Tschernow

Text VON KNOCHEN UND LICHT BY SOPHIE RENNINGER

Von Knochen und Licht by Sophie Renninger
Übersetzung: Prof. Dr. Damian Dombrowski

Auf den ersten Blick mag es überraschen, dass die Gemälde von Michael Markwick mehrere Monate bis zur Vollendung benötigen, in manchen Fällen sogar bis zu einem Jahr. Dieses Überraschungsmoment stellt sich nicht zuletzt wegen einer historisch gewachsenen Grundannahme ein, mit der sich abstrakte Kunst allgemein konfrontiert sieht. Sie lautet: Die Leinwand ist eine Arena für Spontanes, Gestisches, Emotionales, Wildes, kurzum: für einen extremen Ausdruck des gegenwärtigen Moments. Gerade der Abstrakte Expressionismus wird unvermeidlich mit Action Painters wie Jackson Pollock oder Franz Klein assoziiert, oder auch mit dem Frühwerk von Philip Guston.

Poet Climbing Out of the Earth, 2017 Pigment, Binder und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 180 x 150 cm Pigment, binder and mixed media on Linen, 70,9 x 59 inches Private collection Cologne Germany
Poet Climbing Out of the Earth, 2017
Pigment, Binder und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand,
180 x 150 cm
Pigment, binder and mixed media on Linen, 70,9 x 59 inches
Private collection Cologne Germany

Michael Markwick, Studio, 2018 Das verbreitete Narrativ von der ‚Augenblicklichkeit‘ dieser Malerei erhält zusätzliche Nahrung aus gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen, die von Fortschrittskult und ständig sich wandelnder Informationstechnologie geprägt sind – mit der Folge einer enormen Beschleunigung des menschlichen Lebens, die immer neue, faszinierende Steigerungen verzeichnet. Während der erste visuelle Eindruck, den Markwicks Kunst beim Betrachter hinterlässt – mit seinem hellen Kolorit, dem Übereinanderschichten der Farbe in mehreren Lagen, dem Umfassen geometrischer Formen –, eine Brücke zu den vorgenannten Vertretern der abstrakten Malerei schlägt, so grenzt er sich doch auch von ihnen ab, und zwar durch seine künstlerische Methode.

Poet Climbing Out of the Earth

 Poet Climbing Out of the Earth, 2017
Pigment, Binder und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 180 x 150 cm
Pigment, binder and mixed media on Linen, 70,9 x 59 inchesPrivate collection Cologne Germany
Poet Climbing Out of the Earth, 2017
Pigment, Binder und Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 180 x 150 cm
Pigment, binder and mixed media on Linen, 70,9 x 59 inches

Private collection Cologne Germany

Solo Exhibition: Martin von Wagner Museum- “New Songs to Learn and Sing”

Solo Exhibition News

Shifting Sky, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 95 x 120 cm /37,4 x 47,2 inches
foto: Eric Tschernow

The exhibition is part of the WinckelmannfeierThe opening of the event begins with introductory remarks at the Neubaukirche in Würzburg, after which we will all walk over to the museum gallery in the Würzburg Residence.


Girl in Shadowtime, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 95 x 120 cm
Acrylic on linen, 37,4 x 47,2 inches
photo: Eric Tschernow
Bones for the Approaching Future, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 170 x 140 cm
Acrylic on linen, 67 x 55 inches
photo: Eric Tschernow

Exhibition:
12/12/2018 – 14/04/2019

Address:
Residenzplatz 2A
97070 Würzburg

Südflügel Residenzplatz 2, Tor A

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 – 13:30
Alternating Sundays 10:00 – 13:30

Catalogue
A full-color catalogue will be published by the museum and available for purchase. Texts by museum director Damian Dombrowski and curator Sophie Renninger. Texts in German and English.

Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts 
Vanitas-Stillleben mit Dokument, Nottenblättern und einem Blumenstrauß (1662)
Öl auf Leinwand , 70 x 83 cm

© Martin von Wagner Museum,
photo: Birgit Wörz

Landschaft Abstarkt

Die Landschaft

Landschaft Abstarkt

Andreas Schlaegel drums, Manfred Peckl voices, bejaneinen einander dialogisch, Jäger auf Lauer, rollen sie Töne in die Steinzeit. Live ertakten sie Körper in Rhythmen, tauchen Momente ins Weit. Welt.

Tue 26.6.2018, 6 pm

with:
Laura Bruce / Valeska Peschke / Zuzanna Skiba / Antje Blumenstein / Thomas Draschan / Jens Hausmann / Ekaterina Mitichkina / Carola Ernst / Joanna Buchowska / Heike Kelter / Malte von Stein / Wolfgang Ganter / Kai Teichert / Franziska Hufnagel / Karsten Konrad / Anne Schreiber / Michael Markwick / Heidi Sill / Petra Trenkel / Harriett Gross / Fritz Bornstuck / Thomas Henninger / Heike Gallmeier / Fabian Hub / Christine Molis / Tine Furler / Nicola Staglich / Hansjorg Schneider / Peter Dobroschke / Reiner Neumeier / Wolfgang Flad / Stefan Muller / Thilo Staudt / Jessica Buhlmann / Peter Bohnisch / Tom Fruchtl / Manfred Peckl / Andreas Schlaegel / Sascha Boldt / Olivia Berckemeyer / Jerry Kowalski / Anke Volk / Annelen Kaferstein / Ann Schomburg / Alexander Hopfner / Adrian Maryniak / Stefan Draschan / Sarah Alexander / Marc van der Hocht / Sybilla Weidinger / Bram Braam / Sador Weinsčlucker/ Stephanie Neumann / Mathias Deutsch / Shila Khatami / Eva Maria Wilde / Marten Frerichs / Ruprecht Dreher / Lennart Grau / Marc Jung / Patrick Alt / Marco Schmitt / Hansa Wißkirchen / Phillip Topolovac / Corry Mirski / John von Bergen / Lutz Braun / Peter Klare / Melou Vanggaard

CONZERT: 9 pm

Kosmetiksalon Babette
Bar in der Karl-Marx-Allee 36
10178 Berlin

www.barbabette.com

Serious Play: Lucy Teasdale / Michael Markwick @ Galerie Born Berlin

Serious Play

20. April – 2. Juni 2018
LUCY TEASDALE, MICHAEL MARKWICK

Skulptur und Malerei
Eröffnung: Do, 19. April, 18 – 21 Uhr
geöffnet: Di bis Sa 12 – 18 Uhr

Galerie Born, Berlin
galerie-born.de
Potsdamer Str. 58, 10785 Berlin

The Slide (2017) 140 x 110 cm (55 x 43 in.) Acrylic on linen Michael Markwick
The Slide (2017) 140 x 110 cm (55 x 43 in.) Acrylic on linen Photo: eric tschernow

Michael Markwick”Most of Markwick’s pictures develop out of innumerable layers and over-painting. To accentuate the physical structure of the paint, he sometimes mixes sand into it or cuts it away with razor blades and spatulas. Markwick understands the painting process as both a dialogue and conflict between colour, form and narrative motifs such as elements of landscapes. In his current work hints emerge of human figures, a flower or a paper kite.

In titles such as Sailor on the Styx (2018) or Clattering Bones of a Flower (2018) the artist has started to emphasize traces of bones, skulls or skeletons, which had continually appeared spontaneously in older works during the painting process and in this way emphasised the latent confrontation with death and mortality.

A new, brighter state of pictorial composition has created room for this. Until 2015 Markwick was inspired primarily by expressionist influences – by Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning or the CoBrA group. Since making a journey to see the work of Piero della Francesca and frescoes of the early Italian Renaissance, you can see a greater lightness in his paintings. This lightness is characterised by brighter colours, more open spaces and stronger graphically nuanced forms.

Nevertheless the pictorial space is still  wrought with discords. In this way Markwick keeps all the elements active and vibrant and stimulates the gaze of the viewer. The viewer’s gaze is pushed away  from the finely shaded or swirled paint, zooms into details with an enormous impression of depth or, as in The Slide (2017) is sucked into a lead-dark chasm. In Poet Climbing out of the Earth (2017) a spring-like lyricism seems to conquer the weightiness, while in Bird Waiting for Storm (2018) a cascade of light rebels against the stone grey shadows that threaten to swallow up all other colours.”

Above quote from exhibition text.

Dr. Karin Schulze

 

Re: Imagining Europe

Re: Imagining Europe

Exhibition in Box Freiraum, Berlin

Nikos Aslanidis, Maria Capelo, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Milena Dragicevic, Luisa Kasalicky, Ida Lindgren, Mark Manders, Michael Markwick, Agnieszka Polska & Witek Orski, Monika Sosnowska, Tessa Verder

Curated by Jurriaan Benschop

13 September–2 December 2017

Opening: 12 September, 19:00

This exhibition shows the rich imagination that can be found across the European continent. Through the work of twelve artists, a variety of motifs and attitudes unfold. Instead of general statements about Europe, the viewer is offered differentiated and nuanced individual perspectives. Some of them are rooted in local histories, while others relate to the history of art, to nature, or to the search for the timeless. Together, the twelve participating artists offer a panorama of European imagination in times of migration, mobility, and political turbulence.

Throughout Europe a variety of languages, landscapes, and ways of living can be encountered against the background of a shared history and a common understanding of what is necessary for art to flourish. This coherent diversity is reflected through the attitudes and imaginations of the artists brought together in this show. The artists understand their work as being part of a global (art) society. And yet, local sensibilities are also included in their works.  The exhibition shows work from artists based in such different locations as Berlin, Enköping, Lisbon, London, Ronse, Thessaloniki, Vienna and Warsaw.

With Re: Imagining Europe, Box Freiraum follows up on the exhibition As If, At Home (2016), which reflected on cultural origin and the notion of home and belonging. The current exhibition identifies different sources for artistic creation, and highlights imagination and stories of origin.

http://www.box-freiraum.berlin/re-imagining-europe/

Boxhagener Straße 96 (Im Hof)
10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain

+49 151 4016 0444
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ÖFFNUNGZEITEN
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Mittwoch bis Samstag
14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr