Georg Fuchssteiner

Work

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Fuchssteiner’s subject matter is a type of painting immanently formed by diverse heterogeneous structures, fantastically turbulent visual abundance, and dialectically interwoven proliferation and order: as if painting corresponded with the ontological principle of nature and its self-organisation. Shapes which divide, multiply, mature. The pictorial event – not symbolic, not depicting – happens, in a sense, analogously to the physical nature of our cultural existence. The personal – aspects of lived reality and dreams as it were – are integrated into the aesthetic structure of the composition: the subject asserts itself as a conscious part of the whole.

Fuchssteiner paints the imagery of a form of being which cannot be found in our fully differentiated, utilitarian world, but which in art is a reality overflowing with meaning.

Fuchssteiner shows that artworks are objects which shape the indefinite nature of our world. And Fuchssteiner understands his craft. He sensualises thought, reconciles paradoxes, and paints images that are beautiful in an unorthodox way. In 2018 he was awarded an Art Prize by the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.

Text by Friedrich G. Scheuer, 2018

Drawing, painting and abstraction between abstraction and representation. The complex work of Georg Fuchssteiner (b. 1982) reflects his continous curiosity and openness to art, music and literature. He makes paintings that deal with personal experiences and impressions while also referencing fantastical imagery. As well as realistically worked paintings he makes works that tend towards abstraction. In these paintings and drawings, figurative elements appear within the densely pictorial space.

Vita

1982

Georg Fuchssteiner is born in Straubing


(lives and works in Bogen, Germany)

1999—2003

Training as an industrial mechanic

2003—2009

Study of free painting at the AdBK Munich with Nikolaus Lang and Markus Oehlen

2005

Cultural award of the city of Straubing

2007

Fanny Carlita scholarship

2008

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich

Anniversary grant for the 200th anniversary AdBK Munich, foundation of the art academy

2011

Diploma of painting at the AdBK Munich Award: Senator-Bernhard-Borst Prize of the Foundation of the art academy

2018

Art Award, Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich

Selected Shows

2018

Nebelleben – Jahn und Jahn, Munich

Georg Fuchssteiner. Zieh die schmutzigen Stiefel aus, wenn du oben bist – Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

40 + 10 + 1 – Jahn und Jahn, Munich

Georg Fuchssteiner (Art Award 2018) – Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich

2017

Es geht voran (zusammengestellt von Dominik Eggermann) – Galerie Sandra Bruegel, Berlin

2016

Im Weg – Galerie Jahn Baaderstrasse, Munich

Aus der Mitte entspringt ein Kreis – Kunstarkaden, Munich

2015

Wies is (with Hedwig Eberle) – Städtische Galerie Cordonhaus, Cham

Englische Titel – Neuer Kunstverein Regensburg, Regensburg

Gastspiel – Schönewald Fine Arts, Düsseldorf

2014

O.N.P.A.P.E.R. – Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich

Es ist schon alles gesagt, nur noch nicht von allen III – Galerie Jahn, Munich

2013

alles über Zeit – Galerie Jahn Baaderstrasse, Munich

Herrn Hermelins hermeneutischer Park – Café Steiningers, Straubing

1, Gruppenausstellung – Goldnußgalerie, Bogen

Bild als Bühne – Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Bad Tölz

2012

Neue Wände, kuratiert von Avantrash – Galerie Knust + Kunz, Munich

Opossum – Prince of Wales, Munich

Editionen – Prince of Wales, Munich

Der tote Winkel/ neue Tricks – Galerie Seiler, Munich

Herr Hermelin und der gläserne Zeppelin – Theater Karotte, Hirschberg

Ü, mit Marcel Ralle – Galerie Jahn Baaderstrasse, Munich

works on paper – Residenz, Munich

2011

The Gathering – Lothringer 13, Munich

Prärie – Diplomschau, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich

Peripherie – Debütantenausstellung, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich

Es ist schon alles gesagt, nur noch nicht von allen – Galerie Jahn Baaderstrasse, Munich

2009—2004

K2AO, Aufruf zur Phase Null – W 139 Artspace, Amsterdam

K2AO, der bohemistische Leichnam – Kunstverein Harburg, Hamburg

phantom phantom (with Marcel Ralle) – im Weltraum, Munich

Melankolik – Klasse Oehlen, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich

Invasion 2 – Klasse Lang, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich

Ausstellung (with Eva Schedlbauer) – Städtische Galerie Halle 2, Straubing