IFPDA Print Fair, October 25-28, 2018
New Prints "Triest and the Gods" 2018
First time exhibited by August Laube
The exhibition shows oil paintings by Erich Mansen, watercolours and drawings by Anna Mansen, woodcuts by Matthias Mansen and works by Susanne Mansen, as well as nineteenth-century landscapes by Emma Schlette, a great-aunt of Anna Mansen from Ellwangen.
This exhibition presents a selection of gestural, expressionist woodcuts and linocuts from the late 1970s and 80s by four contemporary German artists: Georg Baselitz , Anselm Kiefer, Felix Droese, and Matthias Mansen.
Matthias Mansen (German, born 1958) creates large-scale woodcuts that explore abstraction and figuration. He advances the tradition of woodblock printing by transforming pieces of scavenged wood—discarded floorboards or fragments of abandoned furniture—into printing blocks, which he progressively carves and recarves. Working on numerous …
This is the first presentation of Matthias Mansen’s new woodcuts, made in Berlin between 2011 and 2015. The geographical coincidence is striking: Matthias Mansen’s studio as the production site (Am Karlsbad), the venue of the presentation at Galerie Aurel Scheibler (Schöneberger Ufer), and Mansen’s source of inspiration Potsdamer …