Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk
Work by Claudia Magdalena Merk titled Dimension of War

Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk

With a masterful skill and a preference for large formats, the painter Claudia Magdalena Merk dedicates herself to themes such as war and threat on the one hand and implements these with powerful colours and an expressive language of forms. Her interior paintings are on the other hand completely different: Beyond the mere functional idea, industrial and office spaces are questioned as to their effect in the absence of people. Both groups of works are presented opposite each other in the exhibition.

After studying art therapy, Claudia Magdalena Merk (b. 1982 in Filderstadt) studied painting and graphics at the Academies of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and Vienna until 2019. The "Frischzelle_27" is her first museum solo exhibition.

Exhibition view Frischzelle 27
Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020
Works by Claudia Magdalena Merk
Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020
Work by Claudia Magdalena Merk
Claudia Magdalena Merk, Die Konsequenz / The Consequence, 2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Claudia Magdalena Merk, Die Konsequenz / The Consequence, 2020
Exhibition view with works by Claudia Magdalena Merk
Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020
Work by Claudia Magdalena Merk titled The Strange Function
Claudia Magdalena Merk, Die fremde Funktion / The Strange Function, 2017

© Claudia Magdalena Merk

Claudia Magdalena Merk, Die fremde Funktion / The Strange Function, 2017
Exhibition view with works by Claudia Magdalena Merk
Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020
Work by Claudia Magdalena Merk titled Dimension of War
Claudia Magdalena Merk, Dimension des Krieges / Dimension of War, 2018

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Claudia Magdalena Merk, Dimension des Krieges / Dimension of War, 2018
Installation view Frischzelle 27
Claudia Magdalena Merk, Menschenrechte in Deutschland / Human Rights in Germany, 2019/2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Claudia Magdalena Merk, Menschenrechte in Deutschland / Human Rights in Germany, 2019/2020
Work by Claudia Magdalena Merk
Claudia Magdalena Merk, Artikel 3 / Article 3, 2019

© Claudia Magdalena Merk

Claudia Magdalena Merk, Artikel 3 / Article 3, 2019
Installation view Frischzelle 27
Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020
Works by Claudia Magdalena Merk
Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020
Work by Claudia Magdalena Merk
Claudia Magdalena Merk, Der brave Soldat / The Good Soldier, 2017

 © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Claudia Magdalena Merk, Der brave Soldat / The Good Soldier, 2017
Exhibition view with works by Claudia Magdalena Merk
Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020

Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © Claudia Magdalena Merk

Exhibition view "Frischzelle_27: Claudia Magdalena Merk", 2020

THANK YOU.

  • The exhibition was made possible by the generous financial support of KPMG, a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.
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