Martin Assig

born 1959 in Schwelm, Germany
lives and works in Berlin and Brädikow, Germany

"What I'm trying to express in my work is difficult. It's not just to reflect a current feeling or a sudden urge like, see this, a painting by someone trying to tell you something; a little rough maybe 'cause that's his personality. That might be pretty authentic but it wouldn't be enough for me right now. I'd consider it to fleeting. Maybe that's oldfashioned but I think a painting needs complexity and quality to keep it attractive for a longer period of time."

Martin Assig aus: M. Köttering (Hrsg.), Martin Assig-Honiggänsewiese, (Ausst. Kat. 15.9 - 5.11.2000 Städt. Gal. Nordhorn) , S. 15

Martin Assig lives and works in Berlin, where he studied at the Hochschule der Künste. He finds inspiration in many sources – religious traditions, folklore, rituals, the music of Bach, the art of Edvard Munch and Paul Klee. Diverse materials – pigments, beeswax and charcoal – create intimate and personal worlds, where sensuality and spirituality come together. Paintings and drawings by Martin Assig were recently shown at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and were subsequently acquired by the museum. His work has been shown in important national and international institutions such as Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kunsthalle Bremen, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden and a series of institutional and private collections from Oslo to New York.


2017 Rascheln und Zukun , Galerie Tanit, München
          Einsicht Eigenart, Diehl, Berlin

2016 Glückhaben, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 

2015 Glückhaben, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany (solo)

2014 Manchmalimmer, Galerie Tanit 

2013 Magdalena Schwester, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich, Germany (solo)

2012 Schreihals, Galerie Diehl, Berlin, Germany (solo)

2012 Zeichnungen, mit Mark Lammert und Thomas Müller, Galerie Born Darss, Born, Germany

2010 Vasen, Gipfel, Menschen, Galerie Born Darß, Germany (solo)

2009 Orakel, Galerie Tanit, Munich

2009 La Presa/Die Beute, Centro de Arte de Caja Burgos, Burgos, Spain

2008 Westwerk Havelhaus, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin

Special Feature:

Artists of the Gallery

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Adel Abidin

Shirin Abu Shaqra

Mojé Assefjah

Martin Assig

Michael Biberstein

Sonja Braas

Ricardo Brey

Franck Christen

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Simone Fattal

Chafa Ghaddar

Gilbert Hage

Herbert Hamak

Joumana Jamhouri

Aram Jughian

David Kramer

Urs Lüthi

Rania Matar

Randa Mirza

Charlotte Mumm

Serge Najjar

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Giulio Rimondi

Walid Sadek

Charles Sandison

Nada Sehnaoui

Bongchull Shin

Catharina van Eetvelde

Stephen Waddell

Fadi Yazigi

Kimiko Yoshida

Ghassan Zard

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