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b. 1967, Germany

Magnus Plessen Biography

Magnus Plessen's painting combine an abstract, gestural style with a figurative subject matter. His tactile and expressive brushwork renders the subject elusive whilst also confounding any fixed viewpoint. His recent works include 1914, a project for The Rose Art Museum. Drawing on historical material from Ernst Friedrich's War Against War, 1924, Plessen transcribes the anti-war polemic of traumatic imagery into a vernacular of painterly gesture.

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Born in Hamburg, the painter lives and works in Berlin. His process involves the application and removal of paint, a technique that is reminiscent of Richter's paintings. This structured building up of the image reveals a investment in the materiality of the work, yet the physicality of the painting is held in constant check by the push and pull of space.

Plessen's works have been exhibited throughout the world including London's White Cube, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Gladstone Gallery in New York.

Magnus Plessen Featured Artworks

Untitled (Fig. 20) by Magnus Plessen contemporary artwork
Magnus PlessenUntitled (Fig. 20), 2021Oil and charcoal on canvas
158 x 118 cm
White Cube Contact Gallery
Untitled (42) by Magnus Plessen contemporary artwork
Magnus PlessenUntitled (42), 2018Oil and charcoal on canvas
140 x 198 x 3.5 cm
White Cube Contact Gallery
Untitled (53) by Magnus Plessen contemporary artwork
Magnus PlessenUntitled (53), 2018218 x 106.5 cm White Cube Contact Gallery

Magnus Plessen Recent Exhibitions

Magnus Plessen Represented By

White Cube contemporary art gallery in Mason's Yard, London, United Kingdom White Cube Hong Kong, London, New York, Aspen, Paris

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