Overview

Colour and composition are the emphasis of Emanuel Seitz’s paintings. Reducing painting to its simplest vocabulary, his works are a celebration of paint and spatiality. Each colour is created from a pure pigment and is added to the canvas in corresponding blocks. The painted marks are then applied on top in free-flowing brush strokes in which one can see the influence of his time studying directly under Günther Förg.

 

It is this contrast, between the background and the overlaying marks, that gives the power and balance to these compositions. His artistic process is thus relieved of structural and compositional constraints as colour itself is the essence of form in his paintings. Emotion is an afterthought in his process yet his harmonious combinations allow the colours to sing, provoking an immediate visual reaction. While Seitz’s paintings seem simple, the chromatic combinations are deeply considered, presented in an elegant interplay between the homogeneous and the indistinct.

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Biography

Emanuel Seitz was born in 1974 and studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts between 1996 and 2002. He has since lived and worked in Germany, exhibiting regularly throughout Europe. He is widely collected with works represented in major collections including the Lenbachhaus and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

 

EDUCATION

1996 -2002

 

Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Masters student under Professor Günther Förg  

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2023

 

Sauvage, Düsseldorf, Germany

2023

 

Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2022

 

Jacky Strenz, NADA, Miami, Florida, US.

2022

 

Galería Ehrhardt Flórez, Madrid, Spain

2021

 

Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2023

 

'Oggi, no performance' with Astrid Bauer, Cadogan Gallery, Milan, Italy.

2023

 

'Extraordinary Form: Abstract and Non-Figurative Art from Miettinen Collection, 2000s - Present', Miettinen Collection | Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany.

2022

 

Winter Group Show, Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark.

2020

 

'Surfaces', Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, California, US.

2021

 

‘Wenn die Kastanien blühen', Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany

 

Prizes and scholarships 

2012

 

USA-Stipendium, New York, Los Angeles, USA
2011

 

 Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis, Bavaria, Germany

2010  

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

 

COLLECTIONS

Sammlung Reinhard Ernst, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Florida, US.

Centro de Artes Visuales, Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain.

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, Germany.

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany.

Munich Re, Munich, Germany.

Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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