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  • Provenance

    Wolfgang Schoppmann, Essen

  • Catalogue Essay

    Matthias Weischer’s paintings use architecture as a central theme to explore the possibilities of spatial illusion. His large scale and elaborate depictions of interiors are pure invention based in a quiet subversion of logic. Obsessive patterning, incongruous perspective and embellishment of off- kilter positioning are used to create psychological tension. Through the banality of design, Weischer presents a state of contemporary consciousness where model living is reflected as both desire and anxiety. With his rich surfaces and contrasted geometric fields, Egyptian Room is a prime example within his painterly oeuvre. Rendered with decorative details to create an eerie play between flatness and 3D, this work takes on both interior and exterior motifs, through which Weischer builds his imagined locations layer upon layer, each added element further pushing the boundaries of perceived space.

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Egyptian Room

2001
Oil on canvas.
215.5 x 215 cm. (84 7/8 x 84 5/8 in).
Signed and titled ‘M.Weischer 2001’ on the reverse.

Estimate
£150,000 - 200,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £288,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London