Focus: Malte Masemann. Suitable for Framing

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Focus: Malte Masemann. Suitable for Framing

23/03 — 18/06/2023

Malte Masemann, Das große Buffet, 2022, © Künstler, Courtesy Galerie Tobias Nähring, Foto: dotgain
Malte Masemann, Das große Buffet, 2022, © Künstler, Courtesy Galerie Tobias Nähring, Foto: dotgain
Malte Masemann, Foto: Valentina Francia
Malte Masemann, Foto: Valentina Francia
Malte Masemann, Das blaue Zimmer, 2017, MdbK, © Künstler
Malte Masemann, Das blaue Zimmer, 2017, MdbK, © Künstler
Malte Masemann, Das Raucherzimmer, 2022, © Künstler, Courtesy Galerie Tobias Nähring, Foto: dotgain
Malte Masemann, Das Raucherzimmer, 2022, © Künstler, Courtesy Galerie Tobias Nähring, Foto: dotgain

The collection presentation Bilderkosmos Leipzig, which opened last year, does not see itself as completed, but as a dynamic process. In a continuous exchange, works from the MdbK's holdings are integrated into the existing hanging to offer ever new perspectives on Leipzig's art in the 20th and 21st centuries. With the presentation series Focus, the MdbK invites artists to expand the pictorial cosmos of Leipzig stylistically and thematically with their works. The first in the series is Malte Masemann. Born in Kiel in 1979, Masemann studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig from 2004 to 2011. He was a student in Neo Rauch's painting class and a master student of Heribert C. Ottersbach. In his figurative paintings, a contemporary vocabulary in the arrangement of colouring and space overlaps with historical photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries. This creates exciting pictorial arrangements in which the timeless and the contemporary appear at the same time. Malte Masemann stands in the tradition of the New Leipzig School, which he enriches with innovative stylistic possibilities of expression, especially in the depiction of figures.

Opening: 22.03.2023, 6 pm

Malte Masemann, Foto: Valentina Francia
Malte Masemann, Foto: Valentina Francia