A detail of a painting by Neo Rauch, titled Aufruhr, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Rondo

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Neo Rauch. On view at the gallery's London location, this marks the German artist's debut solo presentation in the UK. Widely recognized for his distinctive combination of figurative painting and surrealist abstraction, his work has been represented by David Zwirner since 2000.

Born in 1960 in Leipzig, Rauch spent his youth in the Eastern Bloc at a time when Socialist realism was the predominant aesthetic. As a reaction, he developed his own highly individual style, which came to symbolize a broader generational break with the existing canon. His enigmatic compositions employ a personal iconography of human characters, animals, and hybrids within familiar-looking but imaginary settings. They frequently incorporate references to the creative process, music, and manual labor, but ultimately eschew fixed meaning. The artist's treatment of scale is deliberately arbitrary and non-perspectival, and often seems to allude to different time zones or planes of existence.

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A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Die Zuleitung, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Die Zuleitung, 2016
Oil on canvas
13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (35 x 45 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Zustrom, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Zustrom, 2016
Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 98 1/2 inches (200 x 250 cm)
An installation view of the exhibition Neo Rauch: Rondo, at David Zwirner London, dated 2016.

Born in 1960 in Leipzig, Rauch spent his youth in the Eastern Bloc at a time when Socialist realism was the predominant aesthetic. As a reaction, he developed his own highly individual style, which came to symbolize a broader generational break with the existing canon. His enigmatic compositions employ a personal iconography of human characters, animals, and hybrids within familiar-looking but imaginary settings. They frequently incorporate references to the creative process, music, and manual labor, but ultimately eschew fixed meaning. The artist's treatment of scale is deliberately arbitrary and non-perspectival, and often seems to allude to different time zones or planes of existence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Die Forderung, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Die Forderung, 2016
Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 98 1/2 inches (200 x 250 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Der Brandmeister, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Der Brandmeister, 2016
Oil on plywood
15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (40 x 40 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Das Angebot, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Das Angebot, 2016
Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Das Teermännchen, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Das Teermännchen, 2016
Oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches (40 x 30 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Das Duell, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Das Duell, 2016
Oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches (40 x 50 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Der Störfall, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Der Störfall, 2016
Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 118 1/8 inches (250 x 300 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Die Kur, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Die Kur, 2016
Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Skulpturengarten, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Skulpturengarten, 2016
Oil on canvas
19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (50 x 40 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Die Zuleitung, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Die Zuleitung, 2016
Oil on canvas
13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (35 x 45 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Tief im Holz‚Äã, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Tief im Holz, 2016
Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Das Gegenüber, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Das Gegenüber, 2016
Oil on canvas
19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (50 x 40 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Straßenstaub, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Straßenstaub, 2016
Oil on canvas
19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (50 x 40 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Das Teermännchen, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Das Teermännchen, 2016
Oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches (40 x 30 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Das Angebot, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Das Angebot, 2016
Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Der Brandmeister, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Der Brandmeister, 2016
Oil on plywood
15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (40 x 40 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Der Fischzug, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Der Fischzug, 2016
Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 118 1/8 inches (250 x 300 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Der Auftakt, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Der Auftakt, 2016
Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Das Privatmuseum, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Das Privatmuseum, 2016
Oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 39 3/8 inches (40 x 100 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Die Forderung, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Die Forderung, 2016
Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 98 1/2 inches (200 x 250 cm)
A painting by Neo Rauch, titled Zustrom, dated 2016.

Neo Rauch

Zustrom, 2016
Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 98 1/2 inches (200 x 250 cm)

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