Martin Liebscher Exhibition

We are pleased to present works by Martin Liebscher, in collaboration with Martin Asbæk Gallery.

The works of Martin Liebscher are produced by digitally processing scanned photographs that Liebscher takes of himself with an automatic shutter release. The figures are not digitally manipulated. They are images of a real person in action. In his Family Pictures Liebscher always works on the basis of a specific architecture or social environment. And the titles of his works are simply the names on the sites he invades as omnipresent protagonist.

Martin Liebscher

Born 1964 in Naumburg / Saale, Germany.

Lives and works in Berlin and Offenbach, Germany.

Martin Liebscher’s creative work is largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop.

The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia).

This decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

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