MARC STRAUS is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by German artist Ulf Puder. This will be the artist’s second solo show with the gallery.
Puder’s paintings depict haunting environments filled with abandoned architecture and other symbols of human industrialization. With unexpected color choices; pink and yellow patches of roof, blue or purple walls, this world seems at once both familiar and other-worldly. His landscapes are both constructed and deconstructed; a collapse of representation, creating a sense of a looming apocalypse. Dark skies and simmering ground seem wondrous and beautiful: a calm before a storm. Puder (b. 1958) and Neo Rauch graduated in 1990 from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) Leipzig as a Meisterschüler of Prof. Bernhard Heisig and are the two leading painters of their generation to emerge from Leipzig. Puder especially has had enormous influence on a generation of younger painters both in Germany (Matthias Weischer) as well as Eastern and Central Europe.
Ulf Puder is represented by Galerie Jochen Hempel in Germany and MARC STRAUS in NY. His work is in major public and private collections worldwide, and he has exhibited at prestigious institutions, most recently a solo exhibition Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg and another at Stadtmuseum, Oldenburg. He has further been exhibited at Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Museum Ludwig, Budapest; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; Camden Art Centre, London; Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands; Kunsthaus Dresden; and Museo Municipal de Malaga. He was highlighted in the Prague Biennale 2. Ulf Puder lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.