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Matthias Weischer

Zimmer

2004

Matthias Weischer’s paintings take as their subjects elaborate domestic interiors devoid of inhabitants. Using modernist architecture to explore spatial illusion as well as to elaborate a vision of contemporary consciousness, he brings obsessive detail to his depictions of tiles, wall coverings, textiles, and other decorative elements in a given space. The resulting interiors, like that of Zimmer, seem schizophrenic in their attributes, and, along with the shifting perspectives he often employs within a single picture plane, give a portrait of the loneliness and confusion of contemporary existence as well as the failure of modernism as a cohesive aesthetic movement.

Matthias Weischer (b. 1973, Rheine, Germany; lives and works in Leipzig, Germany)
Zimmer, 2004
Oil on canvas
55 x 67 in.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Purchased with funds provided by The Buddy Taub Foundation, Jill and Dennis Roach, Directors

I attempt to liberate these objects from meaning and place them in relationship to each other in a living room or another space—not with the intention of creating a new meaning, but simply to show them as they are. —Matthias Weischer

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