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  • Provenance

    Wilkinson Gallery, London

  • Exhibited

    London, Wilkinson Gallery, Matthias Weischer, October 15 – November 30, 2003

  • Catalogue Essay

    Matthias Weischer paints in a unique style, successfully blurring the line between representation and abstraction. By incorporating an architectural foundation to his paintings, they instantly take on a defining structure and composition. It is within this composition that Weischer constructs his own visual language. Each canvas seems to occupy an imagined space, yet the mysterious locations are oddly familiar to most viewers, as if they were sourced from a place in our shared consciousness. The artist’s use of basic geometric shapes, flat and two dimensional, is a constant in Weischer’s paintings; he alludes to an object being present, but does not necessarily define it. This is one way in which the artist helps craft a sense of place that is perceived rather than literal. There is a palpable sense of emotion within each painting, one that is intensified by the absence of figures or visual clues and we as viewers are left struggling to construct our own narrative.

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Untitled 11

2003
Oil on canvas.
59 x 118 in. (149.9 x 299.7 cm).
Signed and dated "M. Weischer 2003" on the reverse.

Estimate
£150,000 - 200,000 ≠ ♠ †

Sold for £168,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm
London