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SELECTED WORKS BY Markus Selg

Vorahnung (Premonition)
Markus Selg
Vorahnung (Premonition)

2010

Piezo print on paper

37 x 49.5 cm
Markus Selg’s myth-based work dares the viewer to reconsider contemporary art as all-encompassing, immersive and universal. His printmaking, sculpture and video-based practice is infused with recurring themes from world art history, and merges traditional craft and technology to re-spiritualise the role of the artist within a contemporary context.
Angelus
Markus Selg
Angelus

2010

Piezo print on paper

49.5 x 39.5 cm
Selg works in unusual self-isolation from his times quite literally: the artist has retreated into the woods in order to work, donning the role of the traditional craftsman and exploring the idea of self-sufficiency that accompanies it. At the same time, Selg takes advantage of the latest computer technology to produce multi-layered images like the dreamlike Vorahnung (Premonition) and the colour-saturated Angelus (both 2010), recalling the imagery and symbolism of earlier visual traditions of the German Romantics and Expressionists.
Anima
Markus Selg
Anima

2010

Wood

100 x 30 x 30 cm
Thematically, night, nature, sex, life and death fill works such as the quasi-Biblical Traum der Sarazenin (2007) and the Gauguin-esque Searching for Ruwenzori (2010). Similar ideas around the life cycle, human loneliness and other allegorical states haunt his dramatically posed figures made out of plaster, jute, metal and wood. Mild und Leise Wie Er Lächelt (2008), which looks like a Buddhist icon, is more intricately ornamented and polished than more recent works from 2010 based on drawings, which free the figure with a more essentialised representation. Trauernde (Mourner), Betender, Eva, Anima and Abgrund (Abyss) show the artist continuing a three-dimensional shedding process and a tendency towards rustication, seen in the roughly-hewn Bench (Tiger) and Chair (Hanush) (all 2010).
Abgrund (Abyss)
Markus Selg
Abgrund (Abyss)

2010

Wood

110 x 26 cm
The imagery in the works shown here is inspired by life and creation. When asked about the imperfections embedded in them, Selg refers to the sense of almost spiritual, single wholeness permeating his practice. ‘All of The Creation is perfect…The less you care about form and the more you are able to follow your intuition, the closer you can get to a truth, which is not only following the outer world. The cardinal example of a Gesamtkunstwerk is life itself.’
Bench (Tiger)
Markus Selg
Bench (Tiger)

2010

Collaboration with Astrid Sourkova, Wood

80 x 120 x 38 cm
Chair (Hanush)
Markus Selg
Chair (Hanush)

2010

Collaboration with Astrid Sourkova, Wood

88 x 64 x 24 cm
Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Mild and quiet as he smiles)
Markus Selg
Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Mild and quiet as he smiles)

2008

Metal, Wood, Straw, Plaster, Shellac

150 x 38 x 34 cm
Eva
Markus Selg
Eva

2010

Plaster, wood, jute, metal

95 x 26 x 26 cm / 88 x 33 x 33 cm (pedestal)
Searching For Ruwenzori
Markus Selg
Searching For Ruwenzori

2010

Sublimation print on fabric

195 x 260 cm
Installation Shot
Markus Selg
Installation Shot





Betender

Betender

Markus Selg
Betender

2009

Plaster,straw, jute, metal, wood

Artwork: 86 x 20 x 47 cm Plinth: 85 x 60 x 60 cm
Trauernde

Trauernde

Markus Selg
Trauernde

2008

Plaster, straw, jute, metal, shellac

Artwork: 125 x 30 x 30 cm Plinth: 62 x 36 x 36 cm
Traum der Sarazenin
Markus Selg
Traum der Sarazenin

2007

Sublimation print on fabric

240 x 350 cm

Markus Selg's BIOGRAPHY

Markus Selg
Born in 1974, Singen, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Storråda, Kunstverein Heppenheim
Venus, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin
Still Lifes, SVIT, Prague

2011
Storrada, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich
Searching for Ruwenzori, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin

2010
Pietà, SVIT, Prague
A New Beginning, Vilma Gold, London

2009
Visions of Macbeth, MeetFactory, Prague
Die Hautung - Muskel Der Manschheit II, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2007
Fata Morgana, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich
Traum der Sarazenin, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Delphi – The Human Rainbow, Daniel Hug, Los Angeles

2006
Lektion in Frieden, Cabinet, London
MolocH, Oldenburger Kunstverein Oldenburg

2005
Crossing Jordan, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Das Testament, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Kontakt, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich

2004
Die Chronik, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne
Der Ãœbergang, Galerie Na Bidylku, Brno
Amnesia, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2003
Sei frei, Jack Tilton / Anna Kustera Gallery, New York
Muskel der Menschheit, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich

2002
Nur Mut, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

2000
Weltausstellung, Kunstverein, Braunschweig

1999
Bullshit Propaganda, Galerie Nomadenoase (Golden Pudel Club), Hamburg

1997
New York City Girl, Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Schichtwechsel, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum - Sammlung Goetz / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Gelsenkirchen
Berlin–Klondyke, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein
If There Would Be a Face, This Would Be a Cat, dépendance, Brussels
Summer Show, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich
INTERNATIONAL BONGO-BONGO BRIGADE. L'AMOUR HEROIQUE, MUba - Eugene Leroy, Tourcoing
Topsy Turvy, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam

2011
Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London
DEAD Lines. Der Tod in Kunst, Medien, Alltag, Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal
Stranger in a Strange Land, ReMap 3, Athens
Herbei in Licht!, Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall, Lismore
LIAF 2011, Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten
Dystopia, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Zwischen Nichts und Allem, Christof Mascher – Teo Otto – Markus Selg, rahncontemporary, Zurich
Captain Pamphile #3. Ein Bildroman in Stücken. Nach einem Roman von Alexandre Dumas, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg-Harburg

2010
Captain Pamphile #2. Ein Bildroman in Stücken. Nach einem Roman von Alexandre Dumas,
Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg im Haus der Kultur, Waldkraiburg
Rod Bianco Gallery invites Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo
Infernoesque, Berlin
Schwarzgold, Schloss Beesenstedt, Beesenstedt
The International Bongo Bongo Brigade, Studio 18, Meetfactory International center of contemporary art, Prague
Tranzscendenz INC., Autocenter, Berlin
LONTANO, Art Today Association - Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv

2009
Defending our values - Lightbox/The Module, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx
amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Purpling, Gimpel Fils, London
Spuren der Sonne – Eine apokalyptische Oper (mit / with Jannis Kounellis, Werner Herzog), b 05, Montabaur (Kat. / Cat.)
Pamphile Show, Jet, Berlin
HEAVEN, 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 (Kat. / Cat.)
Spezifisches #3. Zum Malerischen: Pamphile Show, Jet, Berlin
Dreaming the Mainstream, Vilma Gold, London
CRISSCROSS, Wannieck Gallery, Brno
Malerei ist immer abstrakt, Staatsgalerie Moderne Kunst, Augsburg
Ciclo Kenneth Anger, Zé dos Bois, Lissabon / Lissbon
Woda i Wini – der katholische Faktor in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Städtische Galerie „Leeren Beutel“, Regensburg / Minoritenkirche des Historischen Museums, Regensburg (Kat. / Cat.)
1999 - The China Art Objects 10 Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects Galleries / Cottage Home, Los Angeles
Der müde Tod, oder der Gang über die ekstatische Treppe, KAI 10 | Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf

2008
Quo vadis, Autocenter, Berlin
Red Wind, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
That’s The Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Berlin – Anfang und Ende, kunstbunker – forum für zeitgenössische kunst e.V., Nuremberg
Son of..., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, Tourcoing
Vertrautes Terrain – Aktuelle Kunst in & über Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Daydreams & Dark Sides, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Ecstatic Stairs, Die Änderei, Munich

2007
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occuring: selected by artist Steven Claydon,
Camden Arts Centre
Prager Anker, forever and a day Büro, Berlin
return to forever, forever and a day Büro, Berlin
Imagination Becomes Reality, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Heretic & Co. – The Golden City, Jiri Svestka, Prague
Gallery swap with Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Hotel, London
2006
Psycho, Kunstverein Mönchengladbach
Imagination Becomes Reality, Goetz Collection, Munich
Ketzer & Co. – Montage auf der Achse Brünn-Berlin, Haus der Kunst, Brno
2005
Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Schwarz, Brot, Gold, Oldenburger Kunstverein
Styles und Stile – Contemporary German Painting from the Scharpff Collection, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia

2006
Psycho, Kunstverein Mönchengladbach
Imagination Becomes Reality, Goetz Collection, Munich
Ketzer & Co. – Montage auf der Achse Brünn-Berlin, Haus der Kunst, Brno

2005
Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Schwarz, Brot, Gold, Oldenburger Kunstverein
Styles und Stile – Contemporary German Painting from the Scharpff Collection, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
trouble with fantasy, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg
La nouvelle peinture Allemande, Carré d’Art, Nîmes
dead/undead, GalerieSixFriedrichLisaUngar, Munich
The Festival of Dreams, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York

2004
Made in Berlin, ArtForum, Berlin
Heimweh, Haunch of Venison, London
Guido W. Baudach, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Kommando Pfannenkuchen, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles

2003
deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/M.
Prager Anker II, mit Astrid Sourkova, Brotherslasher, Cologne
Heckel und seine 3 Scheisshaufen, Neue Bahnnofstr. 5, Berlin
8 Frauen im Autocenter, Autocenter, Berlin

2002
Offene Haare, offene Pferde - Amerikanische Kunst 1933-45, Kölnischer Kunstverein
Grosse Kunstausstellung Sommer 2002 im Pazifik, PAZIFIK, Berlin
Prager Anker, gemeinsam mit Astrid Sourkova, Plattengalerie, Prague
Hossa, Centro Cultural Andratx, Palma de Mallorca
Bitches of all genders they come and go, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne
Cruisen, Diskurs Alpha bis Omega, Kaestner Optik, Stuttgart
Friede, Freiheit, Freude, Maschenmode, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2001
Horror Vacui, INIT, Athens
Aua Extrema, Museum Kornelimünster, Aachen
Viva November, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg
Markus Selg / André Butzer, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Stuttgart
FAVORITIN, Berlin
The Ölwechsel, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

2000
Binnendifferenz (Neo-Kommunismus II), Galerie Krinzinger, Wien, Bregenz, Innsbruck
Deutsche Kunst in Moskau, Central House of Artist, Moscow
Charisma, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
The Sound of Hallers (with Marcel Hüppauff), Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg
Clara, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg

1999
Akademie Isotrop, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, CologneAkademie Isotrop, Galerie Hoffmann&Senn, Vienna
Polizeiterror und die geteilten Zöpfe, Künstlerhaus Vienna
Scorpio Rising, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Akademie Isotrop - Contents & Documents, Cubitt, London
Akademie Isotrop - Revolution, Evolution, Exekution, GAK, Bremen
Akademie Isotrop - Bildung (Neo-Kommunismus I), Kunstverein Graz

1998
Akademie Isotrop, Laden Schillerstrasse, Berlin
Reality Investment, Donaufest, Ulm
Ausschnitte aus Figuren (with Helena Huneke), Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg
Akademie Isotrop - Verschiedene Gebiete, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

1997
Akademie Isotrop, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Die Iltisse, Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg
Polizei, Städtische Galerie Tuttlingen