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Sebastian Schrader

Sebastian Schrader's works (painting, oil on canvas) are firmly set in the „in-between“ transition. This in-between phase is thematic as well as being the core style of the artist's trademark. The figures are captured in the before and after; painted between representational and abstract, and positioned in the midst of life and art. They are transitional states without a dynamic perspective, except the willful ambition to illuminate the human standstill. The paintings capture the elements of change that deliberately deepens them, and makes them noticeable without standing too far from the image.

Found within the structure and presentation of an unfolding situation, Schrader confesses to a comprehensively perceived cultural pessimism; which deals with complex themes: what is happiness and how does the meaning come into one’s life; and what is the value of freedom in a neo-liberal system? The main protagonists are only active in a moment of denial and recognizable through their existence - without direction or reference.

Schrader finds complementary transformations through the paint and has the ability to merge the states of the figures into a range of things and forms. Cardboard boxes, pennants, balloons and confetti continue to appear – made up of triangles, circles, and points. Pure form and detailed objects are also found in Schrader’s paintings. Equally entitled to participate in the work, they temporarily unite the painting „in-between“ abstract and figurative. Representatives of this merge are, above all, internal forms, geometrical elements between figurative fragments and pictorial places that remain ambivalent between content attribution and pure colour space. As painting penetrates figuration, it maintains this balance; one can see the folds of a jacket and at the same time the placement of the individual colour surfaces.

The grey-brown and the fertile colour of ochre from which everything grows – and into which everything can enter again – finally preserves the „in-between“ in the narrow, uncertain space that produces an endless semi-darkness.


Film portrait (03:59 Min) Sebastian Schrader from "ttt": https://www.dw.com/de/junges-talent-sebastian-schrader/av-42371549

09-06-2019 – 10-26-2019 | R E I T E R Leipzig

Sebastian Schrader

Disorder

09-06-2019 – 10-26-2019 | R E I T E R Leipzig

Sebastian Schrader

Disorder

In 1979, Joy Division released the album "Unknown Pleasures," which included the song "Disorder". Its unmistakable melancholic sound and the desperate voice of the singer, Ian Curtis, who tragically…

03-16-2018 – 04-14-2018 | R E I T E R Berlin prospect

Sebastian Schrader

Blindgänger

»Blindgänger« exhibition view . REITER | Berlin prospect
»Blindgänger« exhibition view . REITER | Berlin prospect
03-16-2018 – 04-14-2018 | R E I T E R Berlin prospect

Sebastian Schrader

Blindgänger

Sebastian Schrader's works are firmly set in the „in-between“ transition. This in-between phase is thematic as well as being the core style of the artist's trademark. The figures are captured in the before…

02-10-2017 – 04-08-2017 | R E I T E R Berlin prospect

Sebastian Schrader

Waiting Room

exhibition view »Waiting Room« REITER | Berlin prospect
exhibition view »Waiting Room« REITER | Berlin prospect
02-10-2017 – 04-08-2017 | R E I T E R Berlin prospect

Sebastian Schrader

Waiting Room

Painting from the transit area of life. Sebastian Schrader’s trademark is that his works are firmly set between „things“, thematically as well as painterly. The figures are caught in the before and after, painting…

09-13-2014 – 12-20-2014 | R E I T E R Leipzig

Sebastian Schrader

Happy Monday

Sebastian Schrader »Happy Monday« exhibition view
Sebastian Schrader »Happy Monday« exhibition view
09-13-2014 – 12-20-2014 | R E I T E R Leipzig

Sebastian Schrader

Happy Monday

„Schrader is a virtuoso with a lucid intention of lending forms. His pictures are directed towards the centre of the European painting tradition, the centre of thinking in colour, which the artist has declaredly…

CV

1978
born in Berlin
2006
diploma of painting, class of Prof. Werner Liebmann, Weissensee School of Art Berlin
2007
masterstudies under supervision of Prof. Liebmann


Sebastian Schrader lives and works in Berlin.

publications

2014
»Happy Monday« monograph edited by Felix Robyns, Torsten Reiter. Gestalten Berlin
2013
»BERLIN WHAT? – 102 contemporary artists« edited by Uwe Neu, Oliver Thoben. Verlag Die Neue Sachlichkeit.
2011
»Vierunddreißig zu Kleist. Bilder und Blätter von 34 Künstlern zu Heinrich von Kleist« published by kunst projekte e.V., Kleist-Museum Frankfurt (Oder). Edition Timpani
2009
»Sebastian Schrader: Neuland« This catalogue appeared on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Berlin Art Projects in January 2009, including an introduction written by Werner Liebmann.
2008
»The Upset - Young Contemporary Art« edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Hendrik Hellige, Pedro Alonzo. Gestalten Berlin
2007
4. Berliner Kunstsalon. Catalogue, edited by Edmund Piper and Eiko Sabela.

exhibitions (selection)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
»Disorder« REITER | Leipzig
»Januskopf« Kunstverein Eislingen
2018
Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst e.V. Detmold Kunstverein Lippe . Schloss Detmold
»Blindgänger « R E I T E R | Berlin prospect
2017
»Waiting Room« R E I T E R Berlin prospect
2016
»Flickering Lights« Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf
2015
»Aufgeschoben« Kunstverein Mannheim
2014
»Happy Monday« maerzgalerie, Leipzig
2013
»Black Field« maerzgalerie, Berlin
2012
»telling time« mit Jorma Puranen. maerzgalerie, Leipzig
2010
»Sebastian Schrader - In Between« Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Trier
2009
»Sebastian Schrader - Neuland« Berlin Art Projects, Berlin


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
(Herbst) »Elfer Raus!« Kunstverein Mannheim
2018
»Fountain of Youth« Goethe Institut Lille . Galerie La Passerelle . Rouen . France
2017
»Der stinknormale Mann« Motorenhalle. Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst. Dresden
»Fountain of Youth« R E I T E R. Leipzig
2016
»In The Making« R E I T E R Berlin prospect
2015
»Personal Structures - Crossing Borders« im Rahmen der 56. Biennale di Venezia. European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora. Venedig, Italy
»ten of cups« maerzgalerie, Leipzig
»5544 unmöglich« maerzgalerie, Leipzig
2014
»salondergegenwart« Hamburg
»Transportrait« maerzgalerie, Leipzig
2013
»SEZZESSION« SEZ, Berlin
»showcase« maerzgalerie, Leipzig
2012
»Figuration Y?« Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris. France
2011
»Paradies« Galerie Wendt + Friedmann, Berlin
»Intro« mit Kai Klahre. maerzgalerie, Leipzig
»Montano‘s Malady« Galerie Favardin & Verneuil, Paris. France
»Sieben Räume - Sieben Maler« Kunstverein Ellwangen, Ellwangen
»Vierunddreißig zu Kleist« Kirche St. Marien, Frankfurt an der Oder
»Kunstaktien Ausstellung Uferhallen« Uferhallen, Berlin
»Verschwende Deine Jugend« Galerie Wendt + Friedmann, Berlin
»Shadows of the Bright« 5th Kunstkontakter Anniversary, Berlin
»Die ewigen Komparsen« Berlin Art Projects, Berlin
2010
»Heimspiel No 2. Künstler der Galerie und Gäste« Berlin Art Projects, Berlin
»Night of the Pawn. Duchamp und seine Erben / 40 Berliner Künstler und die Schacharithmetik« Werkschauhalle Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig
»Ausgewählt. Kunst im deutschen Pavillon EXPO 2010« Shanghai. China
»Berlin. We Are Alive!« Galerie Favardin & Verneuil, Paris. France
»Start up 2010 - Künstler der Galerie« Berlin Art Projects, Berlin
2009
»Heimspiel 09 - Künstler der Galerie« Berlin Art Projects, Berlin
»Out of Wedding« Uferhallen, Berlin

Awards/Scholarships

2015
Prize of the Mannheim Kunstverein Trustees
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Sebastian Schrader News

untitled, 2019, oil on canvas, 200 x 170cm
09-29-2019 – 11-10-2019

  • Sebastian Schrader

»Elfer raus! - 11 Kuratoriumspreisträger aus 22 Jahren« Kunstverein Mannheim . exhibition participation

www.mannheimer-kunstverein.de


»Januskopf« (detail) 2018, oil on canvas, 200 x 170cm
06-29-2019 – 07-28-2019

  • Sebastian Schrader

»Januskopf« Kunstverein Eislingen

www.kunstverein-eislingen.de


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