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MICHAEL BAUER
NEW WORK
ARTIST RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 11TH, 6-8 PM
SEPTEMBER 11TH - OCTOBER 7TH, 2017



The goal is " unaufgeregte extase " - relaxed ecstasy !

I don't worry about terms like abstraction or non-objective. For me, it's about organizing a painting, organizing pigments. Of course, you have abstract gestures, but when I'm making a painting - in the back of my head - I always have a landscape or a figure and then sometimes the landscape hides behind the figure and vice versa . After all classic sujets of painting. Eyes, bodies trees - sounds like The Fall song LA ( " bushes , trees , LA ! " )
- Michael Bauer



Michael Bauer (b. 1973, Erkelenz, Germany) studied at the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst in Braunschweig.

Notable exhibitions include Pélamide, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels (2017) ; Soft Paintings, Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Men in Pain (Pool Party) at Norma Mangione (2016); Michael Bauer: Butter Bebop (Transatlantic Creme Dreams), Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2015); Dead Design (He Paints, She Paints), Peter Kilchmann, Zurich(2014); Creme Wars – Snoopie, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York (2014); Slow Future – H.S.O.P. – Opus, Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2013); K-Hole (Frogs), Villa Merkel, Esslingen am Neckar (2011); Anthem, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (2009);Legion Picknick, HOTEL, London (2009); Basho’s Friends, Jack Hanley, San Francisco (2007) and Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn (2007).

Bauer is the subject of a substantial JRP Ringier monograph published in 2008, entitled Borwasser, and with a lead essay by Jennifer Higgie and an interview with Stefanie Popp.

Bauer's work is part of the Saatchi Collection, London and the Zabludowicz Collection, London .

The artist lives and works in New York.





























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