Matthias Meyer: Along the Shores

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MATTHIAS MEYER Along the Shores



MATTHIAS MEYER Along the Shores June 11 - July 17, 2022

CAROL CORE Y FINE ART



While the natural world plays a profound role in Meyer’s work, he maintains a delicate balance in its portrayal between realism and abstraction. Within that world, water is the subject of inquiry – lakes, ponds, waterfalls, and often the plant life they contain. Both mysterious and revealing, the water’s surface reflects its surroundings and simultaneously offers a glimpse into a realm below. Enigmatic, distorted images of decomposing tree trunks emerge from the depths, while reeds, water lilies and grasses thrive above. These organic forms converge to form a dynamic ecosystem, nature’s cycle of life, death and regeneration.

Meyer’s painting method emulates the properties of water itself; diluted oil paint runs and falls across the canvas, investing the medium with the transparency and ephemeral qualities of watercolor. Meyer’s approach is not to literally depict his subject matter, but to transform its elements, interweaving images into rich, magical, dreamlike environments filled with the perception of water, light and color.



Reservoir, 2022 oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in (100 x 200 cm)



Reeds, 2022 oil on linen, 59 1/8 x 63 in (150 x 160 cm)



Waldsee 2, 2022 oil on linen, 63 x 55 1/8 in (160 x 140 cm)



Seerosen, 2022 oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in (100 x 200 cm)



Waldsee, 2022 oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in (100 x 200 cm)



Brugge, 2019 oil on linen, 63 x 59 1/8 in (160 x 150 cm)



Sonoma, 2016 oil on linen, 59 1/8 x 63 in (150 x 160 cm)



Ueno, 2016 oil on linen, 59 1/8 x 63 in (150 x 160 cm)



Kyoto, 2, 2019 oil on linen, 82 5/8 x 78 3/4 in (210 x 200 cm)



Okazaki, 2015 oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in (100 x 200 cm)



grünes Wasser, 2021 oil on linen, 35 3/8 x 43 1/4 in (90 x 110 cm)



Amaryllis, 2016 oil on linen, 59 1/8 x 63 in (150 x 160 cm)



Green Waterlilies, 2021 oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 739 3/8 in (100 x 100 cm)



BIOGRAPHY 1969

Born in Göttingen, Germany Lives and works in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

EDUCATION AND AWARDS: 1991-94 Studied with Prof. Gerhard Richter, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany 1994 Named Master Student by Gerhard Richter 1994 Guest student, Chelsea College of Art, London, England 1994-95 Studied with Prof. Dieter Krieg, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany 1993 Travel scholarship, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany 1994 Max Ernst Award, Brühl, Germany 1995 Award winner Germany, SBC European Art Competition, Schweizerischer Bankverein, London, England 2007, 11 Lecturer, Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall, Germany 2015 Trustee Program EHF 2010, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation 2022 Wilhelm-Morgner-Award 2022 (finalist) SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2022 Matthias Meyer: Along the Shores, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT Matthias Meyer: Stadtraume, Galerie Frank Schlag, Essen, Germany 2021 Ponds and Blossoms, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT 2020 Atropa, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany 2019 Silent Water, Danese Corey, New York, NY 2018 Arcadia, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany Spring, Danese Corey, New York, NY New Paintings, Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands Tiefe Wasser (Deep Waters), Rosenhang Museum, Weilburg, Germany

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013 2012

2011 2010 2009 2007

2005 2004 2003

Matthias Meyer. Gläserner Tag, Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany (Cat.) Pouring Oil on Troubled Waters, Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Francfort / Main, Germany Fensterbilder, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany A Distant River, Danese Corey, New York, NY (Cat.) Drawings, Caso, Osaka, Japan New Drawings / Horizontal Paintings, Kyoto Galerie Weissraum, Japan Insomnia, Kunstverein Leverkusen, Schloss Morsbroich, Germany (Cat.) In der Ferne so nah, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany Matthias Meyer, Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Francfort / Main, Germany Wetland, Danese, New York, NY Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Francfort / Main, Germany On What is really seen, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany (Cat.) On What is really seen, Kunstverein Duisburg, Germany (Cat.) Into the Deep, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany (Cat.) The Ornament of Beauty is suspect, Danese, New York, NY (Cat.) Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany Water Paintings, Danese, New York, NY (Cat.) Maha Kumbh Mela, Junge Kunst e. V., Wolfsburg, Germany (Cat.) Galerie Hof & Huyser, Amsterdam, Netherlands Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany Galerie Hof & Huyser, Amsterdam, Netherlands Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany Galerija Contra, Koper, Slovenia


2002 1996 1994

Galerie Hof & Huyser, Amsterdam, Netherlands Galerie Hof & Huyser, Amsterdam, Netherlands Max Ernst Stipendium, Galerie am Schloss, Brühl, Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2021 vielfach natur, Kunstverein Germersheim, Germersheim, Germany The Show Must Go On, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany Color, Object, Space, Kunstverein, Mulheim, Mulheim, Germany For Gree* (*artists are not working for free), Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany 2020 Abstraction: Hot and cool, Danese/Corey, New York, NY 2019 Horizon, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany 2018 Kunsthalle Hense, Gescher, Germany 20 Jahre Kunstverein Münsterland, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, Germany Emschergold, Galerie Münsterland, Emsdetten, Germany Vielen Dank für die Blumen (Thank You for the Flowers), Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany 2017 Bild & Bildnis, curated by: Peter Withof, Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany 2016 salondergegenwart, Hamburg 2015 Land & Sea, Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY 2014 Bielefeld Contemporary. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Bielefelder Privatsammlungen, curated by Thomas Thiel, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany Konstruktives Widersprechen, Sammlung Alison und Peter Klein, Nussdorf, Germany Das flüssige Element - Seestücke des 17. und 21. Jahrhunderts, SØR, Rusche Sammlung Oelde/ Berlin in Kooperation mit dem Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop 2012 Megacool 4.0, Künstlerhaus k/haus, Vienna, Austria

2011

2010

2009 2008

2007 2006

2004 2003 2002 1999 1998 1995

Die große Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kustpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany Alles Wasser, SØR Rusche Collection, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany In the Presence of Light, Danese, New York, NY Works on Paper II, Danese, New York, NY (catalogue) Unlängst im Wald, Zentrale der Bayerischen Staatsforsten, Regensburg, Germany Works on Paper, Danese, New York, NY (catalogue) inter-cool 3.0, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany (catalogue) Ruhrbiennale 2010, Duisburg, Germany, (catalogue) Seoul on my Mind, Koreanisches Garden Variety, Danese, New York, NY Pures Wasser: Elementares Motiv der Gegenwartskunst, Kunstverein Villa Streccius Landau, Landau, Germany, (catalogue) Landschaft entdecken, Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany (catalogue) Palisadenparenchym, Danese, New York, NY Inner Space/Outer Limits: The Vern Collective, Walker´s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI Architecture and Landscape, The Flat at Villa Noris, Verona, Italy Realismus? Landschaft zwischen Wirklichkeit und Konstruktion, Kunstraum, Drochtersen-Hüll, Germany Lebt und arbeitet in.,, Neuer Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg, Germany (catalogue) Jahresgaben 2002, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover (catalogue) Moerser Kunstpreis (Moerser Art Award), Städtische Galerie Peschkenhaus, Moers, Germany Sklizen II, Manes Museum, Prague, Czech Republic (catalogue) SBC European Art Competition, Smith´s Gallery, London, England (catalogue)


BIBLIOGRAPHY: Rubenstein, Dan. “Designer Caleb Anderson Turns a Blank Canvas into His Own Highly Curated Home, Galerie Magazine, Mach 18, 2022. Dubicki, Emilia. “Place and Space,” The Woven Tale Press, December 16, 2019. Kedmey, Karen. “In Matthias Meyer’s Canvases, Paint Masquerades as Water,” Artsy.com, January 7, 2016. Matthias Meyer: INSOMNIA, Leverkusen: Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloss Morsbroich, 2014. Kohler, Michael. “Matthias Meyer: Stille Wasser, tiefe Wasser, in Art, Das Kunstmagazin, April 2012, p. 64. Sonna, Birgit, foreward, and texts by Sandra Dichtl and Jürgen Schilling. Matthias Meyer: On what Is Really Seen. Munich: Galerie Andreas Binder, 2011. Richard, Birgit. Heinz-Hermann Krüger, eds. inter-cool 3.0 – Jugend Bild Medien. Ein Kompendium zur aktuellen Jugendkulturforschung, Munich 2010. Oppenheim, Sal Jr. & Cie Luxembourg S. A., eds. 10 Jahre Sammlun/Sal Oppenheim 10 Years Collection, Luxemburg 2007. Köppe, Harald, ed. “Interview with Matthias Meyer” in Kulturkanal, no. 12/2004, Munich 2004. Haenlein, Dr. Carl, ed. Jahresgaben 2002/03, Hannover: Kestner Gesellschaft, 2002. Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg. “Lebt und arbeitet in...,” Aktuelle Positionen au dem Ruhrgebiet, Aschaffenburg, 2003. Haenlein, Carl, ed., Jahresgaben 2002/03. kestnergesellschaft, Hanover. Denniger-Schreuder, Caroline. Schilders van Amsterdam vier eeuwen stadsgezichten. Amsterdam: Thoth, 2000. Kulturstiftung Sparkasse Moers, ed., Malerei, Moerser Kunstpreis 1999, Moers, 1999. Galerie Hof & Huyser (Hrsg. ed.), Matthias Meyer, Amsterdam, 1999. Cihakova-Noshiro, Vlasta, ed.. Sklizen II – Harvest II. Prague, 1998. Hütte, Friedhelm. Contemporary Art at Deutsche Bank. London/Ostfildern: Cantz, 1996.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Akzo Nobel, Arnheim, Germany Chaswil Ltd., Houston Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany DLD, Houston, TX Dresdner Bank, Munich, Germany Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, NJ Eneco Energie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Hypo Bank, Munich, Germany Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Muelheim an derRuhr, Germany Sammlung BOB, Berlin, Germany Sammlung Sal. Oppenheim, Cologne, Germany Schweizerischer Bankverein, London, England Sullivan and Cromwell, New York UBS, London UBS Financial Services, New York, NY Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany WWK, Munich, Germany


Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Matthias Meyer: Along the Shores Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT Cover: Detail of Reeds, 2022 Page 2: Detail of Waldsee 2, 2022 Portrait of the aritst by Giorgio Morra Works of art © 2015-2022 Matthias Meyer Catalogue © 2022 Carol Corey Fine Art, PO Box 211, 6 North Main St, Kent, CT 06757



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