« BACK TO ALL ARTISTS

MARLON WOBST

Marlon Wobst (1980) lives and works in Berlin.  What on the surface are seemingly trivial subjects are made worthy of painting, the situation or the act is elevated, with an ironic undertone. His work is permeated by a healthy scepticism about old subjects and genres of painting. Regardless of whether it´s a landscape, still life or portrait - nothing remains untouched. There is always a twist in the work that extracts its subject from its classical discourse, making clear that he is not interested in referential paintings. But this is not to say that Wobst does not have preferences as there are many returning themes. His signature and sports paintings are clearly important, exemplifying his ironic play and deep interest in body representations. Basketball players, swimmers, slalom skiers, cyclists…Wobst “understands” all his motives and gives them life and body using sparse yet generous brush strokes. No matter which motif Wobst is depicting, the muted shades and bold warm-cold contrasts visualize his charming and unorthodox view. He is the observant viewer, entertained by paradoxes, looking to be amused. Wobst is an artist who undaunted conveys the complexites of the everyday with an intellectually challenging and subtle humor. 

 

DANSK TEKST

CV 

MARLON WOBST