Matthias Weischer - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie LIGA, Berlin.

  • Exhibited

    Kunsthalle Mannheim, Matthias Weischer, 22 September, 2007 – 1 January, 2008

  • Literature

    S. Pfeffer, ed., Matthias Weischer: Simultan, Stuttgart, 2004, no. 11; M. Stegmann, R. Bergmann, J.C. Ammann and Matthias Weischer, Matthias Weischer ‘Malerei' – ‘Painting' Werkverzeichnis 1998-2007, Stuttgart, 2007, p. 141 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the present lot, Matthias Weischer's depiction of an interior sets up an ambience of corroded decadence. Here Weischer's formalist interests are presented with more naturalistic qualities in comparison to his exterior paintings. Exploiting his media to its full potential, Weischer creates spatial illusions through his application as well as compositional layout: Weischer draws the viewer into his confined space. Rendering the receding wall with battered texture, the artist creates the illusion of movement and gives way to a fanciful mural - a portal to a mystical landscape, incongruous with this dilapidated setting, infusing his painting with a mysterious and compelling essence.



Oil on canvas.
48 x 48 cm. (18 7/8 x 18 7/8 in).
Signed and dated 'M. Weischer 2004' on the reverse.

£70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for £103,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm