A detail of a painting by Neo Rauch, titled Der Stammbaum, dated 2017.
A detail of a painting by Neo Rauch, titled Der Stammbaum, dated 2017.
A detail of a painting by Neo Rauch, titled Der Stammbaum, dated 2017.
Shedding "fresh light (and air) on the painter from Leipzig"
Artforum, preview by Barry Schwabsky
February 11, 2019

"Speaking about his studio, Neo Rauch has commented that 'it is necessary to enter this place in a state of psychological and physical ventilation.' One might adopt the same mindset when approaching his paintings, entangled as they can be in the dank and heavy meshes of inexpressible histories. One aerated mode of entry might be through his drawings, here granted their first extensive American exhibition, in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Center."

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Neo Rauch: Aus dem Boden/From the Floor is on view through July 28, 2019 at The Drawing Center in New York following its debut presentation at Des Moines Art Center in Iowa in September 2018.

Neo Rauch: Propaganda opens at David Zwirner in Hong Kong on March 26, 2019.

Image: Neo Rauch, Der Stammbaum, 2017 (detail)