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SELECTED WORKS BY Markus Amm

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Markus Amm
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1999

Photogram on fiber based paper

24 x 18 cm
In his Untitled series, Markus Amm revives the technique of the photogram. Pioneered as an art form by Man Ray and Moholy Nagy (the latter of which coined the term "photogram"), the process utilises rudimentary photograph principles: objects are placed on a photosensitive surface, and briefly exposed to light to create an abstracted "x-ray" image, an inverted shadow outline of suggestive form.
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Markus Amm
Untitled

1999

Photogram on fiber based paper

24 x 18 cm
Adopting this approach a means to literally draw with light, Amm engages with modernist history and contemporary conceptions of space and technology. Presented in small format, Amm’s compositions are compacted micro architectures, his converging luminous geometries give the illusion of space age structures.
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Markus Amm
Untitled

1999

Photogram on fiber based paper

24 x 18 cm
Amm’s angular patterns are also reminiscent of abstract and cubist paintings. Devoid of colour and mechanically produced, Amm’s photos combine the optimism of the avant-garde with an impersonal futuristic aesthetic.
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Markus Amm
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1999

Photogram on fiber based paper

24 x 18 cm
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Markus Amm
Untitled

2002

Adhesive tape, enamel, edding, pencil on plywood

155 x 125 cm
Markus Amm’s drawings confront the same issues of illusion and space as are seen in his photograms. Rather than constructing three dimensional semblances through the physical absence of light, Amm’s sketches create the sensation of optical depth by using the additive process of collage.
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Markus Amm
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2002

Adhesive tape, enamel, edding, pencil on plywood

155 x 125 cm
Conveying both precision draughtsmanship and the spontaneity of free-form mark making, Amm layers his surfaces with tape, enamel, and photographs, and draws over them with pencil and coloured pen; a process resulting in a tension between his illustrated forms and the physical textures of his materials. Executed on wood, his geometric patterns are given a base of solidity that’s incongruous with their ephemeral perspective.
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Markus Amm
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2001

Adhesive tape, enamel, edding, pencil on plywood

155 x 125 cm
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Markus Amm
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2006

oil on canvas board

42 x 29.7cm
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Markus Amm
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2007

Household paint on paper on canvas

180 x 135 cm each
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Markus Amm
Untitled #11

2008

Household paint on paper and oil on canvas

202 x 151 cm






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Dawit Abebe    Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Mequitta Ahuja    Markus Amm    Marie Angeletti    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Whitney Bedford    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Eduardo Berliner    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Jean-François BoclĂ©    Shannon Bool    Armand Boua    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    Clayton Brothers    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Jelena Bulajic    Alida Cervantes    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Justin Craun    Alexandre da Cunha    Ana Cvorovic    Dexter Dalwood    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Aaron Fowler    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    NoĂ©mie Goudal    Joanne Greenbaum    Elias Hansen    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Mira Hnatyshyn    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Diego Mendoza Imbachi    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Ian Kiaer    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Miltos Manetas    Jill Mason    Jorge Mayet    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Ryan McNamara    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Alejandro Ospina    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Laure Prouvost    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Scott Reeder    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Dallas Seitz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Allison Smith    Agathe Snow    Anne Speier    Jeni Spota    Martina Steckholzer    Ruby Sky Stiler    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Shaan Syed    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Philipp Timischl    Rafal Topolewski    Maximilian Toth    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Garth Weiser    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Paula Wilson    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers    Joel Wyllie     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Markus Amm's BIOGRAPHY

Markus Amm
Born in 1969, Emsdetten, Stuttgart, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Herald Street, London, UK

2011
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

2009
Basement and Ground Floor, The Breeder, Athens, Greece

2008
Herald St, London, England

2007
Art 38 Basel: Statements, Galerie Karin Guenther, Basel, Switzerland

2006
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece
westlondonprojects, London, England

2005
Herald St, London, England

2004
Projektraum, Rheinschau, Cologne, Germany

2003
Spate Blatter, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
Ladybird, Gastatelier Goldbekhaus, with Ellen Gronemeyer, Hamburg, Germany

2002
Projektraum vier 5, Fiedler/Reichert, Frankfurt, Germany

2001
Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie 45 with Kerstin Stoll, Fiedler/Reichert, Frankfurt, Germany
Katsura, KX-Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

2000
Die Mandarin Emphase, HfbK-Hamburg, Dipl.-Ausstellung, Hamburg, Germany
Lumiere Aluminique, video projection, Robert Johnson, Frankfurt, Germany
Post, Galerie Nomadenoase (Golden Pudel Club), Hamburg, Germany

1999
1, video projection with Stefan Panhans, Fahrradhalle Offenbach, Germany
tele 5, Hamburg, Videos shown: Eau Savage and Monochrome Orange


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Painting Extravaganza, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy
Die Geometrie der Dinge, Gesellschaft fĂĽr Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
Märkisches Museum Witten, curated by Oliver Zybock, Witten, Germany
konkret.analytisch.radikal.oder so, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, LĂĽbeck, Germany
Abstract & Traces, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

2010
Photogenic- Abstract Photography, Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Quantos Queres, MARZ Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal
Burn Baby Burn!, Galerie Duve, Berlin, Germany
SUPERNATURE: An exercise in loads, AMP, Athens, Greece
Gruppenausstellung, Artleib, DĂĽsseldorf, Germany

2009
My Summer Show, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

2008
The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany, and Project Space 176, London, England
Never Seen Before, Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany
Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Le Retour, Nice & Fit, Berlin, Germany
Triumph of Painting 4: Germania, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2007
Ballet MĂ©canique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
The Language of Vision, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, England
Neuer Konstruktivismus, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Museum Waldhof, Bielefeld, Germany
Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI
Lines, Squares and Cubes, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

2006
Blind Date Passau, curated by Araine Grigoteit and Jessica Morgan, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Worlen, Passau, Germany
Friedrich, curated by Bruce Haines, Doggerfisher Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dereconstruction, curated by Matthew Higgs, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Finding Neverland, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Blind Date, Sammlung Deutsche Bank Collection, Galerie Kunstforum, Seligenstadt, Germany
The Figs Play Fox Dead, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
West London Projects with Yesim Akdeniz, curated by Christiane Schneider, London, England
Freitagskueche, Berlin, Germany

2005
liquid soft lightning touch, Doggerfischer Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Meet you at the corner, Fortescue Ave Gallery, London, England
Inaugural, Herald St., London, England
Alles. In einer Nacht., Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
William Blake & Sons, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland. (Cat.)
Irrational thoughts…, Galerie Hauf, Stuttgart, Germany
The addiction, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Square Dance, Galerie Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt, Germany

2004
Formalismus, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
New Party, The Breeder Projects, Athens, Greece
Lokaltermin, Haus der Kunststiftung, Stuttgart, Germany
Kunstraum Walcheturm, ZĂĽrich, Switzerland
Ausstellungsraum Taubenstrasse 13, Hamburg, Germany
Black Friday – Exercises in Hermetics, Galerie Joanna Kamm, Berlin, Germany

2003
EASTinternational, curated by Toby Webster and Eva Rothschild, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England
Kaiserpassage 16/21a, Karlsruhe, Germany
Reisefreiheit, Stipendiatenausstellung, curated by Rita Kersting, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Work on Paper, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

2002
Yes, We're Excerpts, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
metropolitan, Galerie JĂĽrgen Becker, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
Ich ging im Walde, Galerie Borgmann/Nathusius, Köln, Germany
Rraum02-ideoblast, Manifesta, Frankfurt, Germany
Metropolitan, Galerie Borgmann/Nathusius, Köln, Germany
Kunsthaus Hamburg, Stipendiatenausstellung, Hamburg, Germany
Jahresgaben, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Kaiserstrasse 21a, Karlsruhe, Germany
tele 5, Hamburg, Germany (Videos shown: Eau Savage and Monochrome Orange)

2001
First Review, Galerie 45, Frankfurt, Germany
Street of tomorrow, Galerie 45, Fielder/Reichert, Frankfurt, Germany
Temple Bar Gallery, Cooperation with Cadiophon, (A. Rischer/F. LĂĽsing), Dublin, Ireland

1999
1, Video, Videolounge Messehalle 2, Bremen, Germany
Space and other infinities, Passau, Germany

1998
Osygus, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Echo-Park, Bieber-haus, Hamburg, Germany