Go See: Neo Rauch at David Zwirner, Chelsea, NY through June 21

June 4th, 2008

Der Garten des Bildhauers via David Zwirner gallery

From May 12 through June 21, David Zwirner (in Chelsea) is hosting the new exhibition of the German artist Neo Rauch. This will be the artist’s fourth solo exhibition. In this show, Rauch creates an enigmatic environment evoking depression, fear, and vulnerability.

Don’t Call Him an Art Star [NY Observer]
Neo Rauch [David Zwirner]
Neo Rauch [Artcal]

Das Gut via David Zwirner

Neo Rauch does not necessarily create a cohesive group of works for an exhibition, but instead the works all have similar characteristics: colors, symbols, and forms. In this exhibition, many of his works are related to manual labor or indeterminable tasks work against “backdrops of mundane architecture, bizarre and often barren landscapes, or domestic interiors” of the 19th century.

Neo Rauch via David Zwirner

Rauch is considered as one of the most influencial painters of his generation and upholds the tradition of “Leipzig figurative painting”. The artist transforms typical industrious scenes into dreamscapes, transporting viewers to a deeply personal, enigmatic and symbolic universe.

Neo Rauch studied at the famous Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany. The German artist has been exhibited all around the world in famous museums such as Rudolfinum Prag, Prague, Czech Republic (2007); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (2006); Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (2006); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain (2005) and the Albertina, Vienna, Austria (2004).

armdrücken via David Zwirner gallery