Martin Wernert

Born in 1965 at Messkirch / Germany

Studies of painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts at Freiburg i.Br. in the class of Peter Dreher 1983-88

Lives in Trossingen and Berlin

 

Martin Wernert's paintings bear evidence of a deep scepticism toward contemporary art - which for a long time relegated realism and the transparency of technical proficiency to a rather subordinate role. But Wernert's concept of realism goes far beyond the pure representation of external reality. He creates an open narrative that sets off associations in the individual viewer. His visual aesthetic is based on formal precision, strategic visual organization, and a drama of light, almost encroaching into the field of photography. Wernert is concerned with the range of sensations between abandonment and dependence that people experience when confronted with an unknown environment.

(H. Schlichtenberger)

 

For me, Wernert is one of the most interesting contemporary artists, whose work unfortunately has not even received due recognition in this country.

(R. Mentir "New Art")

 

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carbon on paper
1997
122 x 90 cm
Le silence blanchi
Le silence blanchi
carbon on paper
2005
144 x 94 cm
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water color/carbon on paper
2009
109 x 87 cm
La Lacune
La Lacune
tempera/oil on canvas
2008
190 x 140 cm
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