Frank Bauer

Biography

1985 – 1993
Studium an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

 1992
Meisterschüler von Gerhard Richter

SOLO SHOWS (SELECTION)

2017
Gelassenheit der Dinge, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

 2014
“Back to Basics”, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

 2011
“…den Wald vor lauter Bäumen….”, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2009
Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2007
“AkikoAlinaAlinka …..”Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2005
“Frank Bauer”, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2003
„Privatleben“, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

 2002
„The Morning After…”, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam (NL) 
Museo Art, Nuoro (I)

 2001
Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga (P) 
Studio D`Arte Cannaviello, Milano (I) 
“Frank Bauer”, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf 
„Frank Bauer – Neuer Realismus“, Kunstverein, Emsdetten

 2000
Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brüssel (B) 
Kunstverein, Leimen 

1999
“Nachtleben”, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

1997
Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf 

1996
“Frank Bauer”, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf 
Rathaus-Galerie, Konstanz

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

2018
POINT OF VIEW, Galerie Filser & Gräf, München

 2017
Untitled, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf 

2013
Stephan Marienfeld & Frank Bauer, Skulptur und Malerei, Galerie Filser & Gräf, München 
“Boys ‘N’ Girls”, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe 

2012
“Menschenbilder”, Museum Frieder Burda, Badan-Baden

 2010
“Es werde Dunkel! Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst”, Stadtgalerie Kiel und Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr

 2009
„Es werde Dunkel! Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst“, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen und Städtische Galerie Kiel  
„Kunstdialog in gemeinsamer Bewegung“, Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

2007
“Deutsche und amerikanische Malerei aus der Sammlung Frieder Burda”, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

2006
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel

2005
“Affetti Collaterali”, Guidi & Schoen, Genua (I) 
“Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße 2005”, Kunsthalle Bremen 
„Dreams are my Reality“, La B.A.N.K., Paris (F) 

2004
„New German Painting“, Regina Gallery Moskau (RUS) 

2003
“We’ll Slide Down the Surface of Things”, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL) 
“Hands up, Baby, Hands up”, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg 
„Deutsche Malerei 2003“, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt 

2001
„Self and the Other“, Galerie Christa Burger, München 
Galerie Jahn, Landshut

 2000
Avesta Art 2000, Biennale, Avesta (S)

1998
op-art-company, Karlsruhe 
„Salon 98“, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin bei Tishmann & Speyer Properties, Frankfurt a. M

MESSEBETEILIGUNGEN 

Seit 1997 

Art Cologne, Köln

Art Brussels (B) 

Art International New York (USA) 

art. Karlsruhe

Art Frankfurt (G) 

Arte Fiera Bologna (I) 

Art Rotterdam (NL) 

Toronto Art Fair ( C) 

ViennAffair (A) 

Art Moscow (RUS) 

Cornice art fair, Venedig (I) 

palmbeach³, West Palm Beach (USA)

Contemporary Istanbul (TR)

Description

Frank Bauer’s photographs form the basis of his paintings and are his subject matter and starting point for his paintings. He is particularly interested in snapshots of everyday life and situational shots with and without people. Frank Bauer is not interested in capturing a perfect moment or in technically perfect photography, but his still lifes fascinate above all through the serious depiction of the everyday, the reality that surrounds him and others at that moment and which he captures.

His pictures often radiate something forlorn, enraptured and even slightly melancholy. Bauer is a contemporary witness to his world and by painting his photos, which he always photographs himself, he gives them and the seemingly fleeting everyday moment meaning.

And even if his pictures have a lot in common with photorealism, they are nevertheless an abstraction of the real, as they reduce perception to the visible. Bauer himself repeatedly emphasizes “the inspirational potential of the photographs, especially when they are blurred, underexposed or undeveloped. Sometimes such photographs go beyond the scope of what can be painted and lead to the surprising realization that not all visible colors in a photograph can be mixed or reproduced with oil paints.” (Excerpt from the Rheinische Art – Kulturmagazin online).

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