Max Gärtner Frankfurter Allee 1810247 BerlinGermany
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.
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
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS, ART FAIRS
SCOPE MIAMI BEACH / Víctor Lope Gallery. Miami Beach. 2017SWAB CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Barcelona. 2017POP UP GALLERY / Villa Del Arte Galleries. New York City. 2017ART BODENSEE / Neue Kunst Gallery. Dornbirn. Austria. 2017AFFORDABLE ART FAIR / Villa Del Arte Galleries. New York City. 2017ART ON PAPER ART FAIR / Villa Del Arte Galleries. New York City. 2017DRAWING SCULPTURES / A two artist exhibition in collaboration with David Moreno / Neue Kunst Gallery. Karlsruhe. 2017ART BREDA ART FAIR / Van Dun Gallery. Breda. 2017WIKAM ART FAIR / Neue Kunst Gallery. Vienna. 2017ART KARLSRUHE / Neue Kunst Gallery. Karlsruhe. 2017FOUR PLAY / 30Works Gallery. Cologne. 2017ART.FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Cologne. 2016SWAB CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Barcelona. 2016ART & ANTIQUE ART FAIR / Alp Galleries. Wiesbaden. 2016 CODE INCONNU / Víctor Lope Gallery. Barcelona. 2016ALP GALLERIES / Slava Seidel & Max Gärtner. Frankfurt am Main. 2015ART.FAIR / Víctor Lope Gallery. Cologne. 2015VERNISSAGE KÜNSTLERMESSE ART FAIR / WOW Gallery. Schloss Schwetzingen. 2015MARCO / Museum of Contemporary Arts Monterrey. Mexico. 2014MILLERNTOR GALLERY. Hamburg. 2014THE PICTOPLASMA PORTRAIT GALLERY GROUP SHOW / Kaufhaus Jandorf. Berlin. 2014WILLI BENDER / Wow Gallery. Berlin. 2014ART.FAIR / Julia Raab Gallery. Cologne. 2013FLY AUCTIONS. Hamburg. 2013NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS / Julia Raab Gallery. Berlin. 2013THE CONCEPT OF NATURE / Julia Raab Gallery. Berlin. 2013VICTOR LOPE GALLERY / Barcelona. 2013INSIDERS / N2 GALLERY. Barcelona. 2012DEL MURAL‘ART / at the metro of Barcelona. 2012COLECTIVA / Ignacio de Lassaletta Gallery. Barcelona. 2011PICTOPLASMA‘S MISSING LINK / Gaite Lyrique Theater. Paris. 2011Participation in the project SentArte, an initiative of SWAB which later exhibited works created during the art fair. Barcelona. 2011NON TOXIC FESTIVAL .Badalona. 2010LA BADALONA UNDERGROUND / El Refugi. Badalona. 2009THE GILGAMESH PROJECT / Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). Barcelona. 2008THE GILGAMESH PROJECT / CaixaForum Museum. Barcelona. 2008
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