./ Frank Bauer (Landschaften)

Vita

1964
born in Recklinghausen

1985 - 1993
Studies at Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

1992
Masterstudent under Prof. Gerhard Richter

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2011
"...den Wald vor lauter Bäumen....", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2009
Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2007
"AkikoAlinaAlinka ....."Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2005
“Frank Bauer”, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2003
„Privatleben“, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2002
„The Morning After…”, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam (NL)
Museo Art, Nuoro (I)

2001
Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga (P)
Studio D`Arte Cannaviello, Milano (I)
"Frank Bauer", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
„Frank Bauer – Neuer Realismus“, Kunstverein, Emsdetten

2000
Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brüssel (B)
Kunstverein, Leimen

1999
"Nachtleben", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

1997
Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

1996
"Frank Bauer", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
Rathaus-Galerie, Konstanz


Group exhibitions

2012
"Menschenbilder", Museum Frieder Burda, Badan-Baden

2010
"Es werde Dunkel! Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst", Stadtgalerie Kiel und Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr

2009
„Es werde Dunkel! Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst“, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen und Städtische Galerie Kiel
„Kunstdialog in gemeinsamer Bewegung“, Museum of Art, Wuhan, China


2007
"Deutsche und amerikanische Malerei aus der Sammlung Frieder Burda", Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

2006
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel

2005
“Affetti Collaterali”, Guidi & Schoen, Genua (I)
“Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße 2005”, Kunsthalle Bremen
„Dreams are my Reality“, La B.A.N.K., Paris (F)


2004
„New German Painting“, Regina Gallery Moskau (RUS)

2003
“We’ll Slide Down the Surface of Things”, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)
“Hands up, Baby, Hands up”, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
„Deutsche Malerei 2003“, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

2001
„Self and the Other“, Galerie Christa Burger, München
Galerie Jahn, Landshut

2000
Avesta Art 2000, Biennale, Avesta (S)

1998
op-art-company, Karlsruhe
„Salon 98“, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin bei Tishmann & Speyer Properties, Frankfurt a. M.

Messebeteiligungen

Seit 1997
Art Cologne, Köln
Art Brussels (B)
Art International New York (USA)
Art Frankfurt (G)
Arte Fiera Bologna (I)
Art Rotterdam (NL)
Toronto Art Fair ( C)
ViennAffair (A)
Art Moscow (RUS)
Cornice art fair, Venedig (I)
palmbeach³, West Palm Beach (USA)

Current exhibition

Literature

Park landscapes

It is rather everyday objects and peripheral situations that turn up in his paintings. A breakfast table left without being cleared appeals as much to him as park landscapes outdoors. “All things fabricated by human beings should appear as natural as possible, and natural fprms should appear as artificial and direct as possible”, the painter says.
When the artist approaches park landscapes he accentuates the artificial. He is not interested in depicting a weeping willow as true to nature as possible. He rather contents himself with bare outlines which “signal authenticity”. He reduces everything to colours and forms in order to highlight contrasts. The nature as he sees it seems to be so fabulous, fictitious, and disturbing that the viewer begins to marvel at minor details.

Heinz-Norbert Jocks, Düsseldorf