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Florian Meisenberg

German, b. 1980

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Florian Meisenberg

German, b. 1980

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With a subliminal and poetic visual language, Florian Meisenberg paints weightless, colorful objects that are often presented on unstretched, flag-like canvases. Usually painted with oil on untreated canvas, Meisenberg’s paintings are casually suspended from the wall or hung on small cornices, ultimately subverting their pictoriality. Meisenberg has addressed the artificiality of the 21st century, combining digital with analog by including a giant computer cursor in the center of a canvas. In a whimsical, delicate style, he renders his subjects—ice cream cones, caricatured body parts, hats, text—and ambiguously scatters them among light backgrounds, alluding to cultural, religious, and art historical references. Born in Berlin, Meisenberg studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf before moving to New York, where he now lives and works. While best known for his paintings, Meisenberg also works in writing, video, sound art, and performance.

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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

With a subliminal and poetic visual language, Florian Meisenberg paints weightless, colorful objects that are often presented on unstretched, flag-like canvases. Usually painted with oil on untreated canvas, Meisenberg’s paintings are casually suspended from the wall or hung on small cornices, ultimately subverting their pictoriality. Meisenberg has addressed the artificiality of the 21st century, combining digital with analog by including a giant computer cursor in the center of a canvas. In a whimsical, delicate style, he renders his subjects—ice cream cones, caricatured body parts, hats, text—and ambiguously scatters them among light backgrounds, alluding to cultural, religious, and art historical references. Born in Berlin, Meisenberg studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf before moving to New York, where he now lives and works. While best known for his paintings, Meisenberg also works in writing, video, sound art, and performance.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Group
Group show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Florian Meisenberg
Florian Meisenberg and Anna K.E. On Creating a “Double Selfie”
Jun 16th, 2015
Florian Meisenberg and Anna K.E. On Creating a “Double Selfie”
A Frieze Frame of Young Galleries and Artists on the Rise
Apr 30th, 2014
A Frieze Frame of Young Galleries and Artists on the Rise
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