David Zwirner is pleased to present Propaganda, an exhibition of new paintings by German artist Neo Rauch. On view at the gallery’s Hong Kong location, this exhibition marks the artist’s debut solo presentation in China and will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring a short story by Daniel Kehlmann.
Rauch was born in Leipzig in 1960. As a young artist, he began developing his own unique style of figurative painting that was distinct from the then dominant socialist realist aesthetic of his native East Germany and the Neo-expressionist styles that were popular at the time in the West. Today, Rauch is widely celebrated for his visually captivating compositions that bring together the traditions of figurative painting and surrealism into an entirely new kind of aesthetic experience. Propaganda introduces both large- and small-format paintings by the artist. Appearing at once familiar and enigmatic, these works extend Rauch’s exploration of painting through both personal and historical perspectives and further highlight his masterful skill as a colorist. The show marks Rauch’s eighth solo exhibition at David Zwirner, where he has been represented since 2000.