Matthias Weischer focuses on our experience of space. In his paintings of interiors and architectural structures he challenges our ability to interpret and orientate ourselves in the depicted space, his subjects positioned on the borderline between the recognisable and the abstract, indefinable.
Raum Nr. 1, 2000
DescriptionIn the painting Raum Nr. 1 a wooden structure is placed in an abstract and indefinable space. The cube-like structure is comprised of a number of crudely cut wooden beams, nailed together in a seemingly spontaneous and haphazard fashion. The result is a relatively simple construction whose crossbeams point towards the painting’s background. Thus the wooden structure establishes a perspective vanishing point in the picture. At the same time the painterly effect of depth is countered by a series of small flat bands of colour in yellow, blue, red and pink nuances.
About the work
Matthias Weischer employs a figurative style. The cube-like wooden structure dominating the painting is immediately recognisable. It resembles a wooden structure primarily because of the shading that Weischer utilises to give it a spatial dimension. The realistic effect of depth, however, is offset by a number of small bands of colour incorporated into the structure. Their uniform flatness and lack of connection with the other elements of the subject imbue the picture with a surreal and uncanny character.
Matthias Weischer’s art in general
Weischer belongs to a young generation of painters who graduated from the Academy in Leipzig and who in recent years have attained great recognition on the international art scene. All of them take their point of departure in figurative painting, adding to it new elements and inspirations with great technical flair.
Matthias Weischer trained at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst i Leipzig (1995-2000). 2000-2003 he was “Meister-schüler” (student) with professor Sighard Gille. Today Weischer lives and.....