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IntroductionIn the face of new media, Marc Brandenburg, born in 1965 in Berlin, decided with pencil and paper to pave the way for drawing. In an almost old-fashioned way, his works force us to take a closer look, which puts him in good company with Dürer, Menzel, and Richter. Brandenburg's works are in collections such as MoMA (New York), Deutsche Bank, or the Kupferstich Kabinett (Berlin). In 2005 he received the renowned Karl Ströher Prize.
His research tool is the camera, and with it Brandenburg finds his motifs in his immediate urban surroundings, capturing them with the camera. His work's detail and magnificence, on the other hand, are the antithesis of his snapshots. Self-portraits, protests, thickets, or hustle and bustle – his drawings looks like the afterimages burnt into the retina after being blinded by blazing brightness. In their negative reversal, white becomes gray like ash, shadows become light.
For these plates, Brandenburg created two self-portraits as reflected in water and launches the series of art editions LUMAS is developing with Rosenthal Porcelain.
In the 1950s Rosenthal porcelain manufacturer was the first in Europe to develop a creative new beginning. Based on the realization that "originals of the times" would maintain their worth, exciting projects were undertaken with prominent artists such as Günter Ferdinand Ris, Victor Vasarely, Henry Moore, and Lucio Fontana to create unique art editions. Salvadore Dali, HAP Grieshaber, and other well-known artists painted, for example, the surfaces of main pieces in the famous "Suomi" series service after their own designs, overruling the artistic division of art and function. Above all, the collaboration with various artists made these Rosenthal pieces appealing to art collectors.
LUMAS has now again coupled with this tradition to develop this edition with Marc Brandenburg and Rosenthal. Brandenburg's design was digitized and adapted by an elaborate reproduction process so that it can later be converted to the three-dimensional porcelain pieces. Through such a process is it able completely to retain the artist's hand and the character of the original. The plate originates from Rosenthal's "TAC 1" collection. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius designed "TAC 1" in the late 1960s in collaboration with The Architects' Collaborative (TAC), a group of young, avant-garde architects.Bio
1965 born in Berlin, Germany lives and works in Berlin, GermanyAwards
2005 Karl Ströhler Prize Frankfurt, Germany Senate's fellowship Berlin, Germany Artist in Residence/Villa Romana, Florence, Italy 2002 Working fellowship, Kunstfonds Bonn e.V., GermanyCollectionsKupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Harlem Studio Museum, USAExhibitions
2007 Galerie Ropac, Salzburg, Austria Underground, Metro Station Berlin Alexanderplatz (Exhibition of the Neuen Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst), Berlin, Germany 2006 TILT, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany TILT, André Schlechtriem temporary, New York, USA 2005 Marc Brandenburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany 2004 Tiergarten, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany Marc Brandenburg, Kunstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany 2003 Hirnsturm, Galerie Ascan Crone, Andreas Osarek, Berlin, Germany Full Circle (Excerpts from Negrophobia), Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria 2002 Chelsea Kunstraum, Cologne, Germany Kunstraum Bonn, Bonn, Germany Hirnsturm, Gallery Paul Morris, New York, USA 2001 Full Circle, Laura Mars Group, Berlin, Germany 2000 White Rainbow, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany 1999 Meddle, XL Gallery, New York, USA 1998 Draw Stranger, PLUG IN, Winnipeg, Canada 1996 The Dangling Conversation – from Electric Lane to Lavender Hill, Morris Healy Gallery, New York, USA 1995 A Bonnie Situation, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany 1994 Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands Teenage Topics and Metal Gurus, Galerie Martin Schmitz, Kassel, Germany Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany 1993 The House of deep essential Shit and Disco Therapeutics, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany Ocean of Violence (with Sabina Maria von der Linden), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany Marc Brandenburg & Attila Richard Lucas, I, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada Marc Brandenburg & Attila Richard Lucas, II, Gallery III, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada Close to you, The Spectrum, Winnipeg, Canada 1992 Punk and Circumstances along the Yellow Brick Road - Liebeskummer, Galerie Martin Schmitz, Kassel, Germany 1991 Zehn Tage im Leben, Kumpelnest 3000, Berlin, Germany Entwine, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France 1990 Adieu, Schneederbauer, Berlin, Germany 1989 Elf der legendären Gute Nacht Bilder, Schneederbauer, Berlin, Germany
2008 Just different!, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Gegen den Strich – Experimentierfeld Zeichnung, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany 2007 Great Expectations, Union Gallery, London, UK 10 Jahre Weltempfänger, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany Gegen den Strich, Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH, Berlin, Germany very asherbovenkerkerkbrandenburgvaneedenpalmesalic, Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2006 Abgebrannt, Kunstbank in der Berlinerischen Galerie, Berlin, Germany Das achte Feld – Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der Kunst seit 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany Heimat als Utopie, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 2004 Emotion Eins, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-UÖ, Germany Emotion Eins, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany Happy days are here again, David Zwirner Gallery, New York Contemporary Art from Germany, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany Roots, The Harlem Studio Museum, New York, USA 2003 Lebenslänglich 14, Laura Mars Group, Berlin, Germany Blick aufs Ich, Kunstverein Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany Blick auf Ich, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany 2002 Man in Middle, Deutsche Bank, Eremitage, Saint Petersburg, Russia Summer Show, Laura Mars Group, Berlin, Germany 2001 Group Show, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, USA 2000 Ortsbegehung 6 – paper marks, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany ANP at s&h de Buck, Gallery s&h de Buck, Gent, Belgium Paper marks, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany 1999 German Open, Deutsche Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany Loveolution, XL Gallery, New York, USA Gallery Swamp, Contemporary Fine Arts at Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK 1998 Draw, Stranger, PLUG INN, Winnipeg, Canada Infected Culture, CUBITT GALLERY, London, UK 1997 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, USA 1995 Summer Exhibition 1995, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, USA Toms Erben, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany 1994 Jonge Duitsers, Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands Corpus Imperfectus, Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, USA 1993 Multiple und Originale, Galerie Martin Schmitz, Kassel, Germany 1992 Die Hormone des Mannes, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany Galerie der Glücklichen, Galerie Martin Schmitz, Kassel, Germany Hausgeist, NGBK, Berlin, Germany