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Matthias Bitzer

° 1975 in Stuttgart (DE) – lives and works in Berlin (DE)

Matthias Bitzer works with multiple media to create abstract sculptures, drawings, and paintings. Interested in personal identity, Bitzer plays with the visual language of modernism, combining figurative portraits with abstract, geometric designs. His work often draws on the biographies of historical individuals, with his subjects including the novelist Joseph Conrad, the Por¬tuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, and the German avant-garde musicians Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, who are known for their collaborations with playwright Bertolt Brecht.

(courtesy Almine Rech Gallery)

Bitzer has had solo exhibitions in – among others - K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Kunstverein Hanover; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; and Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels. Group exhibitions include Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe; Maison Particulière, Brussels; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Marta Museum, Herford; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; and Modern Institute, London.

The work is Matthias Bitzer is part over public collections such as LACMA, Los Angeles; Martha, Herford; Geraer Sammlung, Gera; CCA Andratx; and Rosenblum Collection, Paris.

Matthias Bitzer is represented by the following galleries;
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Almine Rech Gallery, Paris / Brussels / London / New York

Georg Kargl, Vienna

Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam 

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York 

works by Matthias Bitzer