until 07.04. | #1894ARTatBerlin | Galerie ART CRU Berlin shows from 8th March 2018 an exhibition with objects and assemblages by the artist Markus Meurer.
The artist Markus Meurer creates them out of wire and a colorful mix of found objects and packaging leftovers. At the back of the gallery is a room installation. It consists of collages and a multitude of smaller works, mostly obscure insects or mixed creatures between animals and vehicles. The exhibition is supplemented by a few selected, partly human-sized figures.
The art of Markus Meurer is characterized by his special relationship to nature and technology. There is nothing worthless in the artist’s oeuvre, only matter. In the realm of objects and materials surrounding him, Meurer knows no hierarchy of valence. A chewing gum paper can be just as important as an apple tipping or a bone remnant. The artist explains that the objects speak to him: on the way through the city he finds a certain bottle cap on the ground, he immediately senses that he needs it to complete a work.
For Markus Meurer his artistic work is in a larger philosophical context of meaning. He sees himself as a sufferer who can save the objects and the world around him, piece by piece, with each new work of art, since his objects have a protective or force-giving function. In decades of practice, the artist has developed an unmistakable style and a characteristic formal language.
The work of Markus Meurer is rich in biographical references and charged with secret meanings. He lives with a variety of his works and does not like to part with them. In successful exhibitions, in recent years they have been u.a. shown in Münster, Dusseldorf, Rotterdam and in the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris. In the Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, meanwhile, a separate room has been set up for him in the permanent exhibition.
Growing up in a village environment with numerous brothers and sisters, he learned from his father (also an outsider artist) how to handle tools and wire since childhood. After the father lost a leg in a motorcycle accident, the family lived in poverty. In this emergency situation, Markus Meurer developed his talent for harnessing all sorts of materials for specific purposes.
Over the years, the House of the Meurers became a total work of art, which was initially worked on by the father and later by the son, densely populated by a multitude of miniature motorcycles and figures made of wood and stone. The community of Monreal had no understanding for this naïve-naturalistic art of the outsiders and finally tore it off.
Vernissage: Wednesday, 07th March 2018, from 07:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Thursday, 08th March to Saturday, 7th April 2018Zur Galerie ART CRU
Exhibition Markus Meurer – Galerie ART CRU – Kunst in Berlin | ART at Berlin