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Matthias Mansen

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Matthias Mansen
1958born in Ravensburg
1978-84State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe,study of painting with professors Georg Baselitz and Markus Lüpertz
1981-84University of Karlsruhe study of art history
1984studio in Berlin.graduation in art education with the 1st state examination
1986-87St. Martins School of Art, London Advanced Course in Painting
1988Studio in Paris, Cité des Arts
1989-94Studio in New York
2015Academy of Art Bad Reichenhall
2017Teaching at the Gymnasium Carolinum, Neustrelitz
1986-87DAAD annual scholarship, London
1987Annual scholarship of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
19881st prize, art award of the Künstlergilde Ulm e.V. (City of Ulm)
1991Art Prize "Young West", City of Recklinghausen
 lives and works in Berlin
 Solo exhibitions (selection)
2017Matthias Mansen: Configurations, National Gallery of Art Washington
2016Berlin series, Kreissparkasse Ravensburg, Ravensburg
2015Traces of cuts ,Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen
2012Work in Progress, Cabinet d'arts graphiques, Musée d'arts et d'histoire, Genève
2011Dialogues, Matthias Mansen - Rolf Horn Collection, Gallery of Classical Modernism, Gottorf Castle, Schleswig
2010Matthias Mansen. Parklandscapes, Seasons - Times of Day, Kreissparkasse Reutlingen
2008Matthias Mansen, Tracing Cuts, Association for the Promotion of Art in the DRK Clinics Berlin Westend
2007Matthias Mansen Land and Sea, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Hamburger Kunsthalle and Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
About the House, Woodcuts by Matthias Mansen, The Ashmolean, Oxford
2004Parallel action, The Art Archive Am Karlsbad, Berlin
Matthias Mansen. Woman in the Male Forest, Space for Art, Kunstverein Ravensburg
2003Sailing trip Forum Culture, Sparkasse Hannover
Matthias Mansen - Woodcut, Museum Folkwang, Essen
2001Matthias Mansen - Editions, District Savings Bank Ravensburg
2000The House, Scientists, Bathers, Wolfsberg, Ermatingen
1999The Body in Parts, Niederrheinischer Kunstverein, Wesel
1998The House, Alan Christea Gallery, London
1997About the House, New York 1989-1992, Städtische Galerie in der Stiftung Reutlingen, Kunstverein Göttingen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen and MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge Massachusetts
 Group exhibitions (selection)
2016Matthias Mansen & Sverre Wyller, Model for an exhibition, Edward-Munch-Haus e.V., Warnemünde, Germany
2015I am a plant Nature processes in art, Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg.
2014Art Upper Swabia 20th century, 1970 until today, Achberg Castle, Ravensburg
2011St. Laurentius Church, Schönberg, 25th Schönberg Music Summer
Artistic Positions in Letterpress Printing, Museum of Printing Art Leipzig
2010Borderlines, estampes, Multiples et dessins contemporains, Cabinet d'arts graphiques, Genève
4xMansen, Church of the Cross, Nürtingen
Woodcut in motion. Exhibits from the Peter Kemna Collection, Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie, Berlin
2009Treasure House Spendhaus. TheWoodcut in the 20th and 21st Century. Masterpieces from the Collection, Municipal Art Museum Spendhaus Reutlingen
40 Years Gallery Schlichtenmeier - Current Positions, Gallery Schlichtenmeier, Castle Dätzingen, Grafenau
2008MANSEN, Erich, Anna, Matthias,Susanne, Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, Woodcut, Installation, Municipal Gallery In der Badstube, Wangen
30 years of Dätzingen Castle, Gallery Schlichtenmeier, Dätzingen Castle, Grafenau
From Munch to Beckmann, from Jorn to Gertsch. 100 years of woodcut, Kunsthalle Emden
2007Samtidskunst fra Nordea Norges kunstsamling, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
Matthias Mansen, Peter Sehringer, Schlichtenmeier Gallery, Dätzingen Castle, Grafenau, Germany
2006Sea, beach and sky, Kunsthaus in Stade, Germany
Woodcut in Upper Swabia, District Gallery Castle Meßkirch
Reutlingen collects, works from 11 private art collections in Reutlingen, Kunstverein Reutlingen
25 years Niederrheinischer Kunstverein, Lower Rhine Art Association, Wesel
Holzwege, Municipal Gallery Die Fähre, Bad Saulgau
2005Sea, Beach and Sky, Plüschow Castle, Künstlerbund Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
Woodcut Today, Ludwigsburg District Savings Bank
A gift for Reutlingen. The Woodcut Collection of Peter Kemna, Municipal Art Museum and Spendhaus Reutlingen
2004Recent Acquisitions, Prints and Drawings from six centuries, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA
Singenkunst 2004, Art Association Singen
2003The silver cut, 25 years Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
in residence. 5 years scholarship holders of the Munch House Warnemünde, Felleshuset, Nordic Embassies, Berlin
50 years of Germany, reflections in photography and graphic art, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig and Willi-Brandt-Haus Berlin
Insights into the art collection of the district, Kreissparkasse Reutlingen
Symposium, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin
2002The new woodcut: Penck, Kluge, Dick. Works from the Peter Kemna Collection, Ernst Barlach House, Hamburg
From the Dürer Period to Postmodernism. Acquisitions, Foundations, Permanent Loans 1996-2002, Kupferstichkabinett SPMK, Berlin
Kunst & Co, Reutlingen Art Association, Hans Thoma Society, Municipal Art Museum Spendhaus Reutlingen and Association for the Promotion of Art
2001Cut into wood, Museum Bochum
Grafik der Gegenwart, Artists' Forum Bonn, Arbeiterwohlfahrt Bundesverband e.V.
Din Art 4, 560 artists and 1 format, Museum for Communication Hamburg
2000Castello del Pio, Modena
1999Munch House, Warnemünde
National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage, Museum of Prints and Drawings
1997Municipal Gallery
1996The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Lower Rhine Art Association, Wesel
1995Kutscherhaus Recklinghausen
1994Waddington Graphic's, London
Exhibition space for contemporary art, Düsseldorf
1993Mannheim Art Association
Municipal Art Museum, Singen
1992The Baltimore Museum of Fine Art, Baltimore
Graphisches Kabinett in the Westend, Frankfurt am Main
1991National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Recklinghausen Art Gallery
Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg
1990Landeskreditbank Stuttgart
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 Public Collections (Selection)
 CollectionsCity Gallery, Albstadt
 The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
 Kupferstichkabinett, National Museums in Berlin
 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 Busch-Reisiger Museum
 Harvard University, Cambridge
 State Art Collections, Dresden
 Städelsches Kunstinstitut and Municipal Gallery, Frankfurt am Main
 Cabinet d'arts graphiques, le Musée d'art et d'histoire, Genève
 Hamburg Art Gallery
 State Art Gallery, Karlsruhe
 Museum Schloß Morsbroich, Leverkusen
 Graphic Collection, Munich
 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
 Ashmolean, Oxford
 Recklinghausen Art Gallery
 Municipal Art Museum Spendhaus, Reutlingen
 Schleswig-Holstein State Museums Gottorf Castle, Schleswig
 State Gallery, Stuttgart
 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
Matthias Mansen mostly uses found objects for his wood prints, which he colors with strong oil paints by hand, roller, and brush and transfers wet-on-wet or opaque as frottage onto the canvases. He uses knives, drills, erasing needles, and chisels to work on the printing block. Photographic notes taken on walks serve as motifs. However, these motifs are alienated and abstracted during the transfer. The result is literally multi-layered, multi-plate printed, multi-faceted images in which individual views merge into a dense pictorial structure. 
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