Frank Nitsche
German, born 1964
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Summer Selection from the Elgiz Collection,
Elgiz Museum
2016
German Art Since The Late 1960s,
Exhibition hall Arsenals
Wahlverwandtschaften, Deutsche Kunst seit den späten 1960er Jahren,
Latvian National Museum of Art

Finding origins in Constructivism, Frank Nitsche paints unidentifiable-yet-evocative geometries made of overlapping angles, vectors, and shapes in a manner reminiscent of three-dimensional modeling software and imaginary urban architecture. Upon closer scrutiny, his paintings reveal erasures—areas that have been sanded down to reveal underlying layers and create discontinuous lines. Nitsche’s slowly worked canvases and use of oil paints—with their soft, saturated tones—create a striking contrast with the aerodynamic, futuristic forms his compositions reference.