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MANHATTAN SKYLINE | Oil on Canvas | 95” x 63”


REFLECTED

by GERD LIEDER

Gerd Lieder’s painstakingly composed oil paintings are often coined hyperrealism because of their exquisite photorealistic qualities. But the artist does more than merely present literal depictions of life. He in fact delves further by utilizing the tool of reflection to educe deeper meaning and inspire a double take toward everyday scenes that might otherwise remain mundane. Common circumstances become elevated in surprising ways as his brush bestows color, innuendo, contrast and form to moments captured within surfaces. These moments, glimpsed in transit by Lieder, are documented, pulled from obscurity and delivered in all their spontaneous and surreal glory. Fleeting snapshots arrive from unexpected places: lingering inside a drop of water idling on the trunk of a car, forming a tiny world in a glossy metallic panel of a high-heeled shoe, mysteriously lurking behind prismatic planes of glass, or embedded within a shopkeeper’s window in the form of a woman’s face being refracted back upon itself. The viewer becomes complicit with the artist’s gaze, mining mirrors for the stories within the story. Perspectives refresh, delighted by the shift in looking. These freeze frames of existence become further endowed with meaning through Lieder’s meticulous process, which requires hundreds of hours of inch-by-inch painting rather than a more traditional layering technique. The initial reflection thus becomes reflected anew, only this time informed by solidity and permanence.

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DINER | Oil on Canvas | 51” x 79”

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DAYDREAM | Oil on Canvas | 75” x 51”


LONELY BOULEVARD | Oil on Canvas | 67” x 67”

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LISBON | Oil on Canvas | 59” x 43”


VALENTINO | Oil on Canvas | 47” x 39”

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MODERN TIMES | Oil on Canvas | 67” x 51”


HIGH HEEL POP | Oil on Canvas | 67” x 47”

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STARS AND STRIPES | Oil on Canvas | 55” x 91”


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MELANCHOLIA II | Oil on Canvas | 47” x 71”


KISS ME KATE | Oil on Canvas | 51” x 67”

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ON BROADWAY | Oil on Canvas | 67” x 51”


TRAUMSTADT | Oil on Canvas | 71” x 53”

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LOVE KILLS SLOWLY | Oil on Canvas | 63” x 87”

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top left:

BVLGARI | Oil on Canvas | 31” x 36”

bottom left: FEMME

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right:

| Oil on Canvas | 31” x 24”

BOSSNUIT | Oil on Canvas | 67” x 16”


VIKTOR UND ROLF | Oil on Canvas | 48” x 59”

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EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016 2012 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

„Reflected”, HOHMANN Fine Art, Palm Desert / California, (Catalog) „The New Vision”, Kunst und Auktionen am Kettwiger Tor, Essen „Different Colors”, (with Ulrik Happy Dannenberg), Die Hamburger Galerie, Hamburg „Illusions”, Die Hamburger Galerie, Hamburg „What you see is what you get!”, Die Hamburger Galerie, Hamburg „Reflexe und Reflektionen”, Galerie Lonnes, Bremen „… auf der Suche nach dem Schönen”, Galerie Anne Malchers, Bergisch-Gladbach „new location”, ART-isotope Galerie Schöber, Dortmund „spiegelglatt”, Galerie Eigen-art, Sandesneben / Herzogtum Lauenburg „Spieglung, Spieglung an der Wand …”, Galerie Kunsthaus Oberkassel, Düsseldorf „Spiegelungen 1999-2005” Galerie Village L’ART Lonnes, Worpswede „Reichstag und Roland”, Kontorhaus Bremen „Welt-Spiegel”, Galerie Loy, Rastede „Reflections II”, galerie skala, Köln „Spiegel der Welten – Welten der Spiegelungen II”, Galerie Village L’ART Lonnes, Worpswede, (Catalog) „Reflections”, galerie skala, Köln Kontorhaus Bremen „Spiegel der Welten – Welten der Spiegelungen I”, Galerie Village L’ART Lonnes, Worpswede, (Catalog)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016 2015 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Dresden 2006 2004 2003

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Palm Springs FINE ART FAIR, HOHMANN Fine Art, Palm Springs Art San Diego, HOHMANN Fine Art, San Diego art gallery Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden „James Dean & Ed Hardy”, Kunst und Auktionen am Kettwiger Tor, Essen „Glanzlichter”, Galerie Kaschenbach, Trier „Spreeblick”, Galerie Zandi, Berlin Galeria K, Palma de Mallorca „10 Year Anniversary”, Die Hamburger Galerie, Hamburg LA Art Show, Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Los Angeles art KARLSRUHE, Die Hamburger Galerie, Karlsruhe LA Art Show, Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Los Angeles, (Catalog) art KARLSRUHE, Die Hamburger Galerie, Karlsruhe San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Christian Hohmann Fine Art, San Francisco LA Art Show, Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Los Angeles „10 Jahre ART-isotope“, ART-isotope Galerie Schöber, Dortmund Contemporary Art Ruhr, ART-isotope Galerie Schoeber, Essen „Gala”, The Hart Gallery, Palm Desert / California Kunsthaus Hannover „Schein und Sein”, Die Hamburger Galerie, Hamburg „Gala”, The Hart Gallery, Palm Desert / California „Bremen Pop”, (with Nicholas Bodde and Ulrik Happy Dannenberg), Galerie ART ACADEMY, Galerie ART ACADEMY, Zürich Berliner Liste, Galerie ART ACADEMY, Berlin „Reality Revisited”, galerie skala, Köln Wanderausstellung „Al caro Giorgio Gaber” Circolo Artistico Politecnic, Naples Libreria Tombolini, Sala Santa Rita, Rome Palazzo della Regione, Milano, (Catalog) Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milano, (Catalog) Staatliches Museum Buca, Tivat / Montenegro, (Catalog) „Querblick 3”, Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, galerie skala, Köln „Herzogliche Residenz Rastede”, Galerie Loy, Rastede


Lives and works in Bremen (Germany)

since 2000 his theme is the visual experienceable world by means of reflection in different media like foils, water, glass, mirrors and reality 1996

Intensive engagement on water reflections

1994

First picture cycles with the theme „Reflections”

1979 - 1983 Study of theatre science, history of art, german language and literature at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich 1978

Moved to Munich

1955

Born in Helbra/Lutherstadt Eisleben (Germany)

THE REBEL | Oil on Canvas | 51” x 75”

back cover: THE KISS | Oil on Canvas | 55” x 16”

BIOGRAPHY

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