b. 1969, Germany

Markus Amm Artworks

Ranging from intimately sized to larger scale canvases, Markus Amm's untitled paintings typically radiate a sense of luminosity in their pools of colour, which are created by pouring paint onto gesso board.

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Process

Amm begins by preparing his colours—using pigments, oil, thinner, and binding agents—and pouring thinned paint over a flat surface on the floor. Layers of paint are added onto the board over prolonged periods of time, which can take months. The very act of creating the painting, however, is relatively quick and intuitive, resembling what the artist has described as 'a tennis game between me, my ideas, and the material.'

Many of Amm's paintings appear smooth, in which colours and forms seamlessly blend together. In an untitled canvas from 2017, rays of fuchsia pink locked into the upper left corner of the painting quickly transform into a pool of deep purple.

Yet, Amm's paintings can also be more geometric with defined shapes, as with his earlier paintings from 2006, which feature rectangular shapes with jagged edges against monochrome backgrounds.

Colour

Often luminous in their gradation of hues, the colours in Amm's paintings evoke sensations or landscapes. In a 2020 painting shown at Part One, his solo exhibition at London's Herald St in 2021, a central band of soft pink seemingly emanates light against the shadows of darker purple on its sides. In another canvas from the same year, a mesmerising composition of colours emerge from a cloud of luminous green and a black, mound-like shape underneath it, with a sliver of red sandwiched between them.

Part One also included several paintings with hard-edged shapes against a milky white background. In one canvas, a rough triangle is formed by bright red, yellow, and blue, with a short stub of orange on the top, while in another, the artist has used his fingers to make quick strokes of colour in small groups across the canvas.

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Grüner Himmel Blauer Berg by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Grüner Himmel Blauer Berg, 2024 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 x 2.5 cm
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Nachtrauchen by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Nachtrauchen, 2024 Oil on gesso board
60 x 50 x 2.5 cm
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Klang der Sonne by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Klang der Sonne, 2024 Oil on gesso board
70 x 60 x 2.5 cm
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Die Linie die das Meer vom Land trennt by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Die Linie die das Meer vom Land trennt, 2024 Oil on gesso board
30 x 35 x 2.5 cm
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Immer einer mehr by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Immer einer mehr, 2024 Oil on gesso board
70 x 60 x 2.5 cm
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Freundlicher Spuk (A Walk with Ghosts) by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Freundlicher Spuk (A Walk with Ghosts), 2024 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 x 2.5 cm
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Segeln ohne Wind by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Segeln ohne Wind, 2024 Oil on gesso board
30 x 35 x 2.5 cm
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Mare Serenitatis by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Mare Serenitatis, 2024 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 x 2.5 cm
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Der Morgenchoral des Peachum by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Der Morgenchoral des Peachum, 2024 Oil on gesso board
70 x 60 x 2.5 cm
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English Blood by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm English Blood, 2024 Oil on gesso board
30 x 35 x 2.5 cm
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Messen by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Messen, 2024 Oil on gesso board
70 x 60 x 2.5 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2023 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Markus Amm Untitled, 2022 oil, gesso and canvas on board
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2022 oil on gesso board
35 x 30 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2022 oil on gesso board
30 x 35 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2022 Oil on gesso board
50 x 40 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2022 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2021 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Markus Amm Untitled, 2020 Oil on gesso board
30 x 35 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Markus Amm Untitled, 2020 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2019 Oil on gesso board
49.8 x 40 x 2.5 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2019 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 x 2.5 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2019 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 x 2.5 cm
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Untitled by Markus Amm contemporary artwork painting
Markus Amm Untitled, 2019 Oil on gesso board
35 x 30 x 2.5 cm
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