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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline Ocula Report
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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline 13 Dec 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

From 20 to 21 July 2019, Artspace Sydney held a two-day symposium that brought artists in conversation with leading curators, writers, activists, academics, diplomats, and journalists from across Asia. The symposium was the final chapter of the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS exhibition, publication, website, and Instagram project. Instigated and...

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We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator Ocula News We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator 13 December 2019

The Power Station of Art will make a fitting location for Andrés Jaque, whose past projects expose the politics concealed by buried pipes and managed cables. Spanish architect, writer, and curator Andrés Jaque has been named the chief curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, which will take place at the Power Station of Art (PSA) from 13 November...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy. Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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b. 1975, Germany

Matthias Bitzer Biography

Bitzer’s work is characterised by the resolution of the figurative in ornamental geometries, the overlapping of divergent images, and the use of abstract forms. Often using various media to create abstract paintings, drawings and sculptures, the themes of history and identity are central to his work, with the lives of historical figures being the main inspiration for reflection.

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Matthias Bitzer graduated from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (The Academy of Fine Arts) in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2004. Since then, he has had multiple solo and group exhibitions and achieved various fellowships including the Art Prize of Nordhorn City in 2007 and the Otto Dix prize in 2010. Bitzer lives and works in Berlin, Germany. 

Matthias Bitzer Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Matthias Bitzer contemporary artwork
Matthias BitzerUntitled, 2018 Acrylic and ink on canvas
163 x 143 x 5 cm (incl frame)
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The ulterior howl by Matthias Bitzer contemporary artwork
Matthias BitzerThe ulterior howl, 2018 Mixed media
103 x 240 cm
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Seed and Concrete by Matthias Bitzer contemporary artwork
Matthias BitzerSeed and Concrete, 2018 Chestnut, concrete, acrylic
169 x 140 x 5 cm
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The darker compartment by Matthias Bitzer contemporary artwork
Matthias BitzerThe darker compartment, 2018 Paper and epoxy on board
200 x 160 x 8 cm
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The third investigator by Matthias Bitzer contemporary artwork
Matthias BitzerThe third investigator, 2018 Metal, paint, concrete
150 x 120 x 90 cm
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Imprint II by Matthias Bitzer contemporary artwork
Matthias BitzerImprint II, 2015 Fibreglass
127 x 25 cm
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Forest by Matthias Bitzer contemporary artwork
Matthias BitzerForest, 2015 Paint on glass
183 x 183 cm
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dusk/distance/dawn by Matthias Bitzer contemporary artwork
Matthias Bitzerdusk/distance/dawn, 2015 Wood, glass, metal, paint
247 x 70 x 35 cm
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Matthias Bitzer Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Matthias Bitzer, Sequences from a Volatile Now at Almine Rech, London
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17 April–19 May 2018 Matthias Bitzer Sequences from a Volatile Now Almine Rech, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Matthias Bitzer, Root / Ruin / Rhapsody at Almine Rech, Brussels
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11 September–3 October 2015 Matthias Bitzer Root / Ruin / Rhapsody Almine Rech, Brussels

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