From 14 December 2017 to 4 March 2018, the Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg is presenting a solo exhibition of 27 works by Frank Nitsche from the last three years. It is a desideratum to present this outstanding painter and draughtsman in the artist state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the first time as a unique position in contemporary art. For art lovers from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, too, his works will be within reach for the first time.
Frank Nitsche is one of the most important contemporary German painters and is represented internationally at exhibitions as well as in public and private collections. With great consistency, Frank Nitsche has developed an original oeuvre that processes the overflowing flood of images from advertising, pop, design, technology, everyday culture and digital media into abstractions. He penetrates our world of signs in a painterly close-up view. In his hybrid forms, he develops codes that analyse and deconstruct the beautiful appearance of surfaces. Nitsche is the poetic abstract among contemporary narrators. The uniqueness of his compositions and worlds of colour, as well as the specific reinterpretation of the consumer world into sign-like formal structures, places him among the ranks of nationally and internationally important contemporary artists from Germany.
Frank Nitsche: born in 1964 in Görlitz, studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden and lives and works in Berlin
The high-quality 112-page exhibition catalogue contains a detailed text by Ulrich Loock on Nitsche's technically broad ouevre. It was sponsored by the Stiftung Kunstfonds in Bonn and supported by Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, and Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden.