Opening on Thursday, April 4th, the gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by the German painter, Neo Rauch. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Rauch's work will also be featured in 8 Propositions on Contemporary Drawings at PS1 and the Museum of Modern Art, New York this fall, as well as Dear Painter, Paint Me, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, this June. A survey of his work was most recently seen at the Haus der Kunst, Munich; the Kunsthalle Zurich; and the Galerie fur Zeitgenossiche Kunst Leipzig last year. Rauch was also recently awarded the prestigious Vincent Prize, 2002.
Neo Rauch was born in 1960 in Leipzig, and was age 29, when the Berlin wall fell. His childhood and formative years were spent within the confines of the East German communist regime, with little exposure to the discourses of the west. Trained at the Leipzig Academy by the old school of Socialist Realist painters, Neo Rauch worked through various stylistic changes finally embracing a distinctly figurative approach to his work.