Frankfurter Allee 18 10247 Berlin Germany
With his graphically abstract representations of various creatures, the Spanish/German artist, Max Gärtner, explores the tensions and interrelations between reality and the metaphysical, between the natural and supernatural.
Having completed his Graphic Arts degree in Barcelona in 2008, Max Gärtner was not only involved in various projects with his artist group Barri Groc, but also made a name for himself as an illustrator and character designer in the animation industry. Furthermore, he has participated in various solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe with his artworks.
Since March 2012 he has been living and working in Berlin, where he has further established himself artistically, shifting into new dimensions - in the context of various worldwide exhibitions in galleries, museums and at art fairs.
“I consider the hand-drawn line to be of extreme importance, it’s the basis for all my work. To draw by hand represents, to certain extent, presenting one’s most inner self — there is no room for deception, the spectator receives an unadulterated insight.”
This artistic statement is reflected in the stunning detail of his portraits, which always stem from the hand-drawn line, despite their exploitation of an array of techniques.
ART FAIRS, COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL ART FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Istanbul. 2018
ART BODENSEE ART FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Dornbirn. Austria. 2018 KUNST RAI ART FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Amsterdam. 2018 COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION / Víctor Lope Gallery. Barcelona. 2018 SCOPE MIAMI BEACH / Víctor Lope Gallery. Miami Beach. 2017 SWAB CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Barcelona. 2017 POP UP GALLERY / Villa Del Arte Galleries. New York City. 2017 ART BODENSEE / Neue Kunst Gallery. Dornbirn. Austria. 2017 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR / Villa Del Arte Galleries. New York City. 2017 ART ON PAPER ART FAIR / Villa Del Arte Galleries. New York City. 2017 DRAWING SCULPTURES / A two artist exhibition in collaboration with David Moreno / Neue Kunst Gallery. Karlsruhe. 2017 ART BREDA ART FAIR / Van Dun Gallery. Breda. 2017 WIKAM ART FAIR / Neue Kunst Gallery. Vienna. 2017 ART KARLSRUHE / Neue Kunst Gallery. Karlsruhe. 2017 FOUR PLAY / 30Works Gallery. Cologne. 2017 ART.FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Cologne. 2016 SWAB CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Barcelona. 2016 ART & ANTIQUE ART FAIR / Alp Galleries. Wiesbaden. 2016 CODE INCONNU / Víctor Lope Gallery. Barcelona. 2016 ALP GALLERIES / Slava Seidel & Max Gärtner. Frankfurt am Main. 2015 ART.FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Cologne. 2015 VERNISSAGE KÜNSTLERMESSE ART FAIR / WOW Gallery. Schloss Schwetzingen. 2015 MARCO / Museum of Contemporary Arts Monterrey. Mexico. 2014 MILLERNTOR GALLERY. Hamburg. 2014 THE PICTOPLASMA PORTRAIT GALLERY GROUP SHOW / Kaufhaus Jandorf. Berlin. 2014 WILLI BENDER / Wow Gallery. Berlin. 2014 ART.FAIR / Julia Raab Gallery. Cologne. 2013 FLY AUCTIONS. Hamburg. 2013 NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS / Julia Raab Gallery. Berlin. 2013 THE CONCEPT OF NATURE / Julia Raab Gallery. Berlin. 2013 VICTOR LOPE GALLERY / Barcelona. 2013 INSIDERS / N2 GALLERY. Barcelona. 2012 DEL MURAL‘ART / at the metro of Barcelona. 2012 COLECTIVA / Ignacio de Lassaletta Gallery. Barcelona. 2011 PICTOPLASMA‘S MISSING LINK / Gaite Lyrique Theater. Paris. 2011 Participation in the project SentArte, an initiative of SWAB which later exhibited works created during the art fair. Barcelona. 2011 NON TOXIC FESTIVAL .Badalona. 2010 LA BADALONA UNDERGROUND / El Refugi. Badalona. 2009 THE GILGAMESH PROJECT / Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). Barcelona. 2008 THE GILGAMESH PROJECT / CaixaForum Museum. Barcelona. 2008
SOLO EXHIBITIONS LAND OF GODS / Víctor Lope Gallery. Barcelona. 2016
ORIGINS / WOW Gallery. Heidelberg. 2015 NO LIE IN FIRE / BC Gallery. Berlin. 2014 ANIMAL WATCHING / Platoon Kunsthalle. Berlin. 2013 ANIMAL WATCHING in coll. with Pictoplasma and Bold / Bold Room. Berlin. 2013 ANIMALIA II / Bold Room. Berlin. 2012 ANIMALIA / La Plataforma Gallery. Barcelona. 2012 IMPRINT
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