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Volker Lehnert

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Volker Lehnert
Volker Lehnert Photo: Martin Lutz
1956born in Saarbrücken
1976-81Studied fine arts, art history and German language and literature at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Academy of Fine Arts
1981Scholarship of the University of Mainz; Award of the International Senefelder Foundation for Lithography, Offenbach a. M.
1982Graphic Art Prize of the Wilhelm Dröscher Foundation
1988Sickingen Prize for Painting; Ramboux Prize for Painting
1991Mainz Art Prize Iron Tower
1996-2000Professorship for drawing at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld
2000 ff.Professorship at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, since 2007 Prorector
2016Graphic prize in the competition "Linocut today" of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen
 Lives and works in Stuttgart and Witten/Ruhr
 Solo exhibitions (selection)
2020Lithographs, Gallery at the Kulturbahnhof, Saarbrücken
2018Geläufiges Gelände. Scribble Baroque, Emschertal Museum Herne
Back to the places, Museum Voswinckelshof, Dinslaken
2017Common terrain. Kritzelbarock, Richard Haizmann Museum, Niebüll
Back to the places, Böblingen Art Association
2016Geläufiges Gelände. Kritzelbarock, Museum St.Wendel
Large Enclosure. Printed works, Kunstverein Haus 8, Kiel, Germany
2014A little suspicion in forest pieces, Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Stuttgart/Grafenau
2013Suspicion and hill, Kronacher Kunstverein
2012Landscape with remnant of embrace, Lindau City Museum
2011Sloping Rabbits.Italy Journeys, Eislingen Art Association
Excursion into the mountains, Villa Goecke Ralph Kleinsimlinghaus Krefeld
2010The Rubble, Städt. Gallery Waiblingen
Sloping Rabbits.Italy Journeys, Dortmunder Kunstverein
2009Scaffolding.Rubble. Painting 1989-2009, Richard-Haizmann-Museum, Niebüll,
Märkisches Museum Witten
Unpredictable Places, Sparkasse Gallery at the Rossmarkt, Schweinfurt
2008Also a conspiracy in the terrain. Prints
Works 2005-2008, Gallery of the City of Tuttlingen
2007Works on paper 1987-2007, Villa Goecke, Krefeld
Jungle, Städt. Gallery Neunkirchen
2006Jungle, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin
2005Wegelager, Reutlingen Art Association
Automatenlauf, Artforum, Offenburg
2004Grosse Parkstücke, Saarland House of Artists, Saarbrücken
2003Such bouncers and their entourage Printed works 1996-2002,
Kunstverein Radolfzell, Kunstverein Mainz, City Museum Beckum
2001Strange Places, Saarland Museum Saarbrücken
Municipal. Gallery Albstadt
1999Holding the line, Kunstverein Speyer (with Bettina van Haaren)
Kunstverein Krefeld (with Bettina van Haaren)
1998The sources of Neptune, Museum Goch
Maximilianpark, Hamm
Nettuno.Eine Folge, Foundation for Democracy, Saarbrücken
1995Tuscania, Museum St.Wendel
1994Etchings, Art Association Emmerich
1993Etchings, Art Association Bretten
1991Styrofoam cuttings, Museum Xylon, Schwetzingen
 Group exhibitions (selection)
2020Dialogue with Yinchzuan, Yinchuan Interenational Printmaking Center
in pairs, Städt. Museums Gera
On Paper, Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Stuttgart
Partner choice, Kunstforum Offenburg
The Etching, Bad Salzdetfurth Art Association
Artist couples, Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Stuttgart
Barcode, Association for Original Etching Munich
2019What's up, Gallery Schlichtenmaier Grafenau, Stuttgart
Linocut today XI, Städt. Gallery Bietigheim-Bissingen
Elementar, Albstadt Art Museum
Blasenflieger, Municipal Gallery. Gallery Kirchheim/Teck
2018hot off the press, Verein für Originalradierung Munich and Neue Galerie Landshut
Eigenwege, Städt. Gallery Kirchheim/Teck
Woodcut Now!, Reutlingen Art Museum and Art Association
Fontane 2000, Brandenburg State Parliament, Potsdam
2017sharply cut - linocuts from expressionism to the present, Museum Kulturspeicher Würzburg
fabulous, Albstadt Art Museum
Stand der Dinge, Singen Art Museum
Paarweise, Art Association Ellwangen
fat and water, AKKU Stuttgart
2016Linocut today X, Städt. Gallery Bietigheim-Bissingen
On the road, 125th anniversary of the Verein für Originalradierung Munich
Saarart11, 11th State Art Exhibition of Saarland
2015Neuland, Albstadt Art Museum
Die Schärfe der Bilder, Städt. Gallery Bietigheim-Bissingen
Made in Germany - prints by Nine Contemporary Artists, Highpont Printmaking Center,Minneapolis, USA
Druckreif, Städt. Art Museum Reutlingen
Complex Relationships- Contemporary Positions, Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Dätzingen Castle
2014Praised and Forgotten, German Landscape Prints, Husum Castle
Letterpress prints, Kunstverein Schorndorf
2013SaarArt, regional art exhibition, Museum St. Wendel
decidedly indirect, Städt. Gallery Offenburg / City Museum Borken
Linocut today, Städt. Gallery Bietigheim-Bissingen
2012decidedly indirect, Städt. Art Museum Reutlingen, Richard-Haizmann-Museum Niebüll
From the grounding, Städt. Gallery Geislingen
2011Stone-Print-Art, Gallery Stihl Waiblingen
Voilà - Aka guest performance, State Gallery Stuttgart
Monotype, Association for Original Etching, Munich
2010Blossoms only when I come, Kunstverein Ellwangen
2009XYLON, art museum and art association Reutlingen
Mach' keine Oper, Museum of the City of Ratingen
references, city gallery Saarbrück
inventory, Pablo Picasso Museum of Graphics, Münster
2008inventory- etching in Germany, Kunstverein Reutlingen
State Art Exhibition of Saarland, City Gallery Saarbrücken
Museum Ulm
2007XYLON, City Museum and Art Association Reutlingen
Augenweite, Bruchsal Art Association
Saarland Artists' Association, City Gallery Saarbrücken
Free Hand 2, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin and Fukumitsu Art Museum, Horinji, Japan
2006Jamboree, Museum Goch
2nd Biennial of Drawing Kunstverein Eislingen, Germany
2005XYLON, Städt. Art Museum Reutlingen/Museum Winterthur/ Niederrösterr.
Center for Visual Arts St.Pölten
From A to Z, Städt. Gallery Karlsruhe
2004Relay, Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum Krefeld
In the Moment, Museum Merzig
Painting, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
2003kunst los, City Gallery Saarbrücken
strokes against nothingness, Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
In Hand Thoughts, Museum Xylon, Schwetzingen
2002Interfaces - Woodcuts from Germany, Städt. Museum Reutlingen
Woodcut today, Karlskaserne Ludwigsburg
Interfaces, Musée Perre Noel, St.Dié-des-Vosges
2001Zeitschnitt, Städt. Gallery Karlsruhe
Before Nature, City Gallery Saarbrücken
Off Cuts, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery,London
2000Vom Holz, Städt. Museum Reutlingen
Letterpresses, Art Association CH-Zofingen
Positions of Drawing in Saarland, Democracy Foundation, Saarbrücken
Art Scene Saar, Artist House Saarbrücken
1999German woodcuts, Museo Olevano Romano
50 Artists from NRW, Yan Huang Art Museum Beijing
Correspondences, Kunsthalle Darmstadt
12th Triennial of Prints and Drawings, Frechen
PRENT 99, graphic fair NL- Nijmwegen
New Ways in Woodcut, Städt. Museum Reutlingen
1998Printed from stone - aspects of lithography today, Städt. Gallery Moers
pro viele, City Gallery Saarbrücken
1997Augenweite, Museum St.Wendel
State art exhibition, Museum St.Ingbert
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
National of Drawing, Zeughaus Augsburg
1996The adornment of books, Museum Goch
1995National art exhibition, Saarland Museum Saarbrücken
Colors, City Gallery Saarbrücken
1994show signs - drawings of the 90s, Kunstverein Speyer
Xylon, Erfurt Art Association and Museum Reutlingen
1993Hochdruckgrafik der Gegenwart", Städt. Gallery Moers
Museum Haus Ludwig, Saarlouis
1992black and white, City Gallery Saarbrücken
1991Similitudes et Différences, Saarland Museum Saarbrücken
Villa Massimo, Wilhelm Hack Museum Ludwigshafen
Art Scene Saarland, Mainau Castle
1990Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen
Mainz Art Association

Volker Lehnert, professor and prorector at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, plays as an apparently uninvolved observer with various fields of perception or patterns of memory: Figure, landscape, architecture, which mix enigmatically as drawn internal structures with sometimes garishly iridescent, sometimes somber veils of color made of glazed pigmented egg tempera. In broadly conceived series, he seeks "the point where what is known, felt, and seen are brought together in the picture to form a unity." The scenic, surreal-looking depictions contain comic and Western motifs as well as military operations, which stand out in jungle-like or boulder-strewn surroundings in a stencil-like manner and thus in a partly ironic, partly critical refraction. Lehnert's formal interest can be seen in palimpsest-like or children's drawings imitating traces. In his more recent works, however, the figurative moments recede in favor of a more vegetative-abstract density.

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