MARKUS LINNENBRINK (b. 1961, Dortmund, Germany) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany and Gesamthochschule, Kassel, Germany.
Recent solo exhibitions include “EVERYTHINGTHATHASPASSEDINBETWEEN,” Galería Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain; “FLAMINGLOVEANDDESTINY,” Fundación DIDAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; “THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE,” Museum of New Art, Portsmouth, NH; “WEREMEMBEREVERYONE,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “IWANNABEWHEREYOUARE,” Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany; “LETMETELLYOUWHATTHERIVERSGONNADO,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “WHOLEWIDEWORLDWONDERFUL,” Galería Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain; “SLEEPWALKPARADISE,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “THEREAINTNOEASYWAYOUT,” Maurizio Caldiorola Gallery, Monza, Italy; “hereistandknockingatyourdoor,” Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany; “SUNANDWATER,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Oakland, CA; “HOWCANISLEEPWITHROCKSINMYBED,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; and “Concourse Lobby,” 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY.
Recent group exhibitions include “Summer Drift,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Farbanstöße. Farbe in der neuren Kunst,” Kunstsammlung der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany; “Water Reverie,” Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey; “The Responsive Eye Revisited: Then, Now, and In-Between,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “They are Uttered and Left Unfinished All the Loves in the World II,” Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey; “Notebook” (curated by Joanne Greenbaum), 56 Henry, New York, NY; “Mankind in Minor” (curated by Marcus Bjernerup), Inter Port, Berlin, Germany; “paperfile#14,” Galerie oqdo, Berlin, Germany; “Abstraction & Architecture,“ (Days of Architecture), Strasbourg, France; “Belief in Giants,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “abstract remix,” New Art Projects, London, United Kingdom; “Deck Voyage” (curated by Necmi Sönmez), Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey; and “Revisiones,” Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru.
His work may be found in the collections of the Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss, Germany; Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; El Espacio 23, Miami, FL; The Hammer Museum, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany; Ministry of Culture, The Hague, The Netherlands; Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and the San José Museum of Art, San José, CA, among others.
Linnenbrink lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works for the 2022 edition of the Dallas Art Fair. Featured artists include Bo Bartlett, Whitney Bedford, Tomory Dodge, April Gornik, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Warren Isensee, Raffi Kalenderian, Markus Linnenbrink, Michael Reafsnyder, and Patrick Wilson.
Miles McEnery Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works by a selection of artists at the 2022 Edition of EXPO Chicago. Featured artists include Trudy Benson, Tomory Dodge, Beverly Fishman, Pia Fries, Raffi Kalenderian, Tom LaDuke, Markus Linnenbrink, Ryan McGinness, Douglas Melini, Liz Nielsen, Michael Reafsnyder, James Siena, and Patrick Wilson.
Miles McEnery Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works by a selection of artists including Phillip Allen, Tomory Dodge, Inka Essenhigh, Warren Isensee, Raffi Kalenderian, Kurt Kauper, Tom LaDuke, Markus Linnenbrink, Douglas Melini, Daniel Rich, and Alexander Ross at the Dallas Art Fair 2021. The art fair is open 11 through 14 November 2021.
The gallery's inaugural presentation at ZONA MACO will feature works by gallery artists Tomory Dodge, Beverly Fishman, Monique van Genderen, Raffi Kalenderian, Markus Linnenbrink, Ryan McGinness, Jason Middlebrook, Michael Reafsnyder, Patrick Wilson, and Guy Yanai.
Established in 2002 by Zélika Garcia, ZONA MACO is the leading art fair in Latin America with four events that take place twice a year during February and August at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City.
Returning for its second edition in January 2020, Taipei Dangdai is Taipei's global art fair featuring a world-class lineup of galleries, selected via a rigorous application process overseen by a committee of international gallerists.
MILES MCENERY GALLERY is delighted to present “The Responsive Eye Revisited: Then, Now, and In-Between” at the 2019 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. Previewing on 4 December, and opening to the public on 5 December, the fair will run through 8 December at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication, featuring an essay by David Pagel. Pagel is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times as well as a Professor of Art Theory at Claremont Graduate University and an adjunct curator at the Parrish Art Museum.
Opening the fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO hosts leading international art galleries presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture.
We are delighted to be participating in the 2019 edition of Expo Chicago, presenting a selection of works by artists Tomory Dodge, Inka Essenhigh, Beverly Fishman, Warren Isensee, Raffi Kalenderian, Patrick Lee, Markus Linnenbrink, Ryan McGinness, Michael Reafsnyder, Daniel Rich, John Sonsini, and Patrick Wilson.
Booth #267, 19 – 22 September.
In the heart of the downtown arts district, the Dallas Art Fair offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with a rich selection of modern and contemporary artworks presented by leading national and international galleries. Thoughtfully curated exhibitions and innovative programming encourage lively conversations and close looking in a robust and rapidly growing arts community.
FLAMINGLOVEANDDESTINY, a site-specific installation by Markus Linnenbrink, is on view at Fundación DIDAC through 11 September 2022.
Portsmouth, NH—The Museum of New Art-Portsmouth (MONA) is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition, THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE by Markus Linnenbrink. The exhibition includes a full room site-specific installation inspired by the architectural spaces of the Museum of New Art, sculptures, paintings, works on paper and ceramics. This exhibition will be a survey presentation of the artist’s oeuvre.
The inaugural edition was a surprisingly big success. As year two kicks off, here's what to look for.
Last year, the fledgling new art fair Taipei Dangdai: Art & Ideas made mincemeat of the commonly held belief that it takes a fair a few years to build a solid art world following. The inaugural edition turned out big-name blue-chip galleries, famed global collectors (and Chinese movie stars), and, most importantly, robust sales. Oh, and yes, the fair even had its very own giant inflatable KAWS sculpture to draw in the crowds.
Markus Linnenbrink’s paintings are described as both performative and extreme. Linnenbrink pours and pools resin with cumulative layers of opaque and translucent pigments, building the dramatic physicality of his objects. Using a medium with short-lived malleability, his early epoxy paintings relied on the interplay between liquidity and gravitational pull; while later surface derivations were devised with mechanical assistance, forming concentric depressions, then incised channels. Linnenbrink’s creative vocabulary was described by David Pagel, art critic for the Los Angeles Times, in an essay, Gestural Abstraction in the Information Age: “Linnenbrink paints himself out of the picture. His paintings fly in the face of the idea that art is all about self-expression… Hands-off detachment, unsentimental experimentation, and quasi-scientific exploration play potent roles in his complex compositions, whose surfaces take painting to extremes, both sculpturally and coloristically.”
Max Estrella is pleased to present Markus Linnenbrink’s (Dortmund, 1961) most recent work under the title WHOLEWIDEWORLDWONDERFUL. This is his third exhibition at the gallery, and serves to reinforce his interest in the use of color as a code to build a narrative. Pieces from Linnenbrink’s three series, that is, Drips, Drills, and Cuts, are part of this proposal for Madrid’s audience.
Speaking to the ARTnews team, German-born Linnenbrink describes the methods he employs to create his brilliantly colored drill and drip paintings, and discusses what he has learned over his thirty year career.
Markus Linnenbrink's solo exhibition is currently on view at Miles McEnery Gallery, 525 W 22nd Street, through 9 March 2019.
Abstract Room at Université de Strasbourg is pleased to present:
Abstraction & Architecture
10 – 20 October, 2018
Opening: Friday, 12 October, 5 – 8 pm
La galleria Maurizio Caldirola arte contemporanea è lieta di presentare la prima mostra personale italiana di Markus Linnenbrink, artista tedesco residente a Brooklyn, New York.
Il lavoro di Markus si contraddistingue per la sperimentazione di un nuovo processoo creativo legato all’astrazione. Astrazione derivata da un paziente processo sico, metodico, legato alla strati cazione di particolari colori resinosi. Nella serie “Drip” l’artista è costretto ad una paziente attesa che consente al colore, libero, di de uire verso il basso tramite preziosi telai lignei e il risultato che ne deriva è una sottile campitura e strati cazione di tante linee culminanti, al termine, in gocce (drip).
Featuring: Adrian Esparza, Joachim Grommek, Markus Linnenbrink, Jonathan Parsons, Jan van der Ploeg, Markus Weggenmann, Beat Zoderer
Thomas Taubert and Fred Mann are delighted to present a group show exploring the contemporary nature of abstraction. The two galleries have observed each other’s programs over the years and now seek to place works by their artists alongside each other.
The impetus for the exhibition is a comparison between two artists with a very different practice. Jonathan Parsons and Markus Linnenbrink. Parsons at his last show at New Art Projects explored color by expanding the palette of color theory and creating a series of works that questioned it. Linnenbrink often uses a photographic base to his works and then imposes color on top or creates a flawless surface, which he then drills into to reveal layers of contrasting color poured beneath.
by Annie Block
Not one, not two, but three. That’s the number of new buildings in downtown Miami by Arquitectonica International Corporation and the Related Group that also feature large-scale works by world-renowned artists.
SLS Lux, the latest evolution of the brand—and the most VIP—opens in the fall, with hotel rooms and residences by Yabu Pushelberg, an LED facade by Ana Martinez, and an exterior mural by Fabian Burgos. Burgos’s work appears again on Brickell Heights, a two-tower condominium bowing in May with interiors by Rockwell Group. The hotel rooms and residences in the last of the trio, SLS Brickell, are open for business. Philippe Starck handled the interiors, and Markus Linnenbrink was commissioned for the exterior, emblazoning 40,000 square feet of the concrete facade with his signature drip painting.
Markus Linnenbrink to install a 7 x 90 foot epoxy resin painting in the Concourse Lobby of 75 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York in early 2017.
By Nina Azzarello
artist markus linnenbrink has installed a vibrant 40,000 square foot mural across the façade of miami‘s soon-to-be completed SLS brickell hotel and residences. best known for his signature ‘drip painting’ technique, linnenbrink has enlivened downtown’s monochromatic urban area with a colossal, chromatic landscape. commissioned by jorge m. pérez with the goal of giving the district a burst of color, the installation wraps the exterior of the architecture and sees vibrant stripes span from ground floor, to the building’s uppermost levels.
By Vanessa Borge
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s about a bold burst of color in Brickell!
World famous artist Markus Linnenbrink is working on his largest mural ever in Brickell’s South Miami Avenue.
Detroit, MI-- Wasserman Projects, an independent, interdisciplinary arts space, will open its doors on September 25th, during Detroit Design Festival. Located in the historic Eastern Market, the new space will launch with two exhibitions featuring large-scale interactive installations by Markus Linnenbrink / Nick Gelpi and Jon Brumit. Opening reception: Friday, September 25, 6-10 pm.
The colours emerge from the depth of the image.
One of the great stories of the modern painting is about the liberation of the colour from the object represented, and the development of its own materiality. This story had its heyday in Europe in the mid-20th century. Back then, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier and Emil Schumacher mixed colours with sand, plaster and other compact materials, and in USA, Jackson Pollock and Morris Louis let the paint drip onto and run down the canvas.
The art world boomed this year, with some of the most renowned, international creatives in the field exhibiting their new works around the globe. The artworks and installations shown have each immersed audiences in an impactful and significant experiential context — monumental in scale, discipline, and material. From Olafur Eliasson’s expansive and multi-faceted exhibition in paris’ gehry-designed fondation louis vuitton to the esteemed photojournalistic imagery of Steve McCurry, 2014′s presentations blew us away. take a look below at designboom’s most popular articles this year about exhibitions.Markus Linnenbrink: Off the Wall
Visitors to a Markus Linnenbrink exhibition will find it hard to believe that the German-born artist, now a resident of Brooklyn, once favoured black and white and shunned anything chromatic – even to the point of allegedly expressing a fear of color.
THEGRASSISALWAYSGREENER is the title of the exhibition of Linnenbrink´s most recent works at Max Estrella Gallery (the second in this space).
Colors move us. Very few people are capable of viewing the colors that surround them with indifference. They may stimulate or pacify; they can trigger unpleasant states of mind or pleasant sensations. For Goethe, seeing colors was an experience based on reciprocal energies between nature and the observer. It was a phenomenon that did something to the observer, something linking a man´s innermost being to the world around him via the detour of the seeing eye.
Uniting painting with architecture, New York based artist MarkusLinnenbrink has transformed two exhibition spaces at the kunsthalle, nürnberg into a walk-all-over canvas. The floors, walls and ceiling of the german site have been pigmented with vibrantly-hued parallel streaks, traversing through the gallery’s rooms.The specific arrangement of the tones and their linear movement sees the line between two-dimensionality dissolve, simultaneously suggesting the idea of an endlessly expanding space. This color adaptation, which linnenbrink has titled ‘wasserscheide(desireallputtogether)’, evokes a wild and psychedelic sense of mobility, with an intensity that the viewer’s eye can hardly follow.
Even just setting your eyes upon an optical illusion can be a disorienting experience. Just imagine what it would be like to be fully engulfed within one.
That's exactly what viewers find out upon entering Markus Linnenbrink's "WASSERSCHEIDE(DESIREALLPUTTOGETHER)," which recently showed at Germany's Kunsthalle Nuernberg. Bold streaks of fuchsia, navy blue, aquamarine and yellow swallow the entire windowless museum space, locking viewers in a mind-melting display of colors gone wild. The technicolor display, although rendered in acrylic paint covered in epoxy on resin, looks as if a box of super-sized Crayola crayons overheated and exploded all at once.
A time-lapse video of Markus Linnenbrink painting the installation THERIDENEVERENDS. The painting was completed over the course of seven days in June, 2014.
With installations of Cornelia Baltes, Benjamin Houlihan, Markus Linnenbrink, Claudia & Julia Müller, Christine Streuli and Alexander Wolff
Traditionally, based on two-dimensional painting, and can only reflect the image of a three-dimensional space. The group exhibition Off the Wall! Image spaces and space forming but r presents positions of contemporary painting that make these classic two-dimensional self-conscious questioning. The invited artists expand the painting, by not restricting their works on the flat image carrier, but include the external architectural surroundings with. Her painting is the volume way up, expands and reaches into the third dimension. It occupies the exhibition space, for example through sculptural and installation-process or by the exhibition space - including the walls and floors - is at an all-over painting. "! Off the Wall" The exhibition title is always ambiguous to understand: In its literal translation it means as much as, but at the same time is in the English language for "unorthodox" or "" Off the Wall "" Off the Wall! " unconventional ".
If you walk by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Hamilton Building this week, you’ll be greeted by a colorful new surprise.
The legendary fine arts institution has commissioned German-born, New York-based contemporary artist Markus Linnenbrink to create a 118-foot vibrant masterpiece in the entrance hall. He is well known for his abstract, layered, colorful works.
Closing their season, the Bedford Gallery will narrow its focus to the physical and historical world of the skull. The Skull Show examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as memento mori, traditional religious icons, and vanitas themes in still life paintings. The Skull Show will also highlight the role the skull has played in the contemporary arts, exploring its appearance in counter cultures such as skate, surf, tattoo, as well as urban graffiti projects.
As part of the launch of its new office, Morrison & Foerster commissioned prominent New York artist Markus Linnenbrink to produce eight original 9-X-42-foot paintings for the space. Each of the oversized works will adorn one of the firm’s eight elevator lobby areas. The paintings reflect Linnenbrink’s trademark style of using the medium of acrylic and a myriad of pigments to form a full spectrum of colors on wood panels.
Markus Linnenbrink will be exhibiting in his neighborhood of Bushwick for the first time, showing his large-‐scale painting MEINWILDEHERZ and other recent work. MEINWILDEHERZ embodies layers of emotion, memory and a passion for the gestural abstraction of the mid-‐20th century Abstract Expressionists.