Albrecht Wild
Utamaro I (Amy), 2019
oil, acrylic, spray paint, Hammerite silver paint, rich pale gold and collage on nettle
63,8 × 63,8 inches
(162 × 162 cm)
Unikat
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Albrecht Wild

Upcoming exhibition

Höher, schneller, weiter (higher, faster, further): 01. October - 20. November 2021

Albrecht Wild is a conceptual artist and painter. He studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, where he was in Thomas Bayrle's master class.

An important series of works is his group of beermats (or coasters). Intended for protecting tables against moisture, coasters have the side-effect of being an advertising surface for beverage companies, pubs, restaurants, etc.. Albrecht Wild deprives them of their original purpose by cutting them and putting them back together again to make something new. He regards them as his pigments with which he creates his artwork. What was once practical and with a bit of advertising, loses its purpose and becomes abstract art.

For his paintings he creates shaped canvases. Both groups of artwork (beermats and paintings) influence each other, but at the same time differ from one another. Unlike the beermats, his paintings are free of advertising messages and have much more of a meditative character, in which the shape of the canvas influences the flow of his painting.

His series of "ukiyo-e" beermats, inspired by several trips to Japan, are the central theme of the virtual exhibition in May 2016 on this website.



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Publications

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Albrecht Wild: Albrecht Wild

mit einem Text von Kai Bauer

Publisher: DavisKlemmGallery, 2020
Editor: DavisKlemmGallery
Broschüre,
6 pages





Vita

1959
born in Wertheim/Bergstrasse

1984 - 1990
Städelschule, Frankfurt; master class Thomas Bayrle

1986 - 1987
Slade Schhol of Fine Art, University College London, tutor: Bruce McLean

1988
Erasmus scholarship for Great Britain

1989
one-year scholarship from Lions Club International, Frankfurt/Main

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Exhibitions

Einzelausstellungen
2020
One Artist Show, Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe.

2019
Das Eckige muss ins Runde, Kunsthaus Fröhlich, Stuttgart.
Coaster Candy, Galerie Alexandra Erlhoff, Berlin.

2018
Formsache, DavisKlemmGallery, Wiesbaden.
Cut & Paste, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt.

2016
Klassiker, Galerie Perpetuel, Frankfurt.
Ukiyo-e, DavisKlemmGallery, Wiesbaden.

2015
Weissfrauenkirche / Weser 5, Frankfurt a.M..

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