Christian Manss, ‘Fall’, 2010, Artspace Warehouse

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Christian Manss was born in 1978 in Eisenach, Germany. He studied in Leipzig, lived in Zurich from 2007 and moved to Dresden in 2010. He worked also from 2012-2015 in Oberhausen, where he got a studio grant for 3 years. He has exhibited in Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France and the United States.

The central concern of Manss is the aesthetic exploration of the boundary of the transition between antagonistic classes and therefore their resolution, sometimes pointedly with disassembling supposedly fundamental assumptions. - The viewer is challenged to set aside their pre-judgment and to follow his invitation to open questioning of an extended horizon.

The particular focus of his paintings in the “Urban Zoo” series is on animal boundaries, the marking of zones, surfaces and signs in the urban landscape. In a mixture of photography, collages, graphics and painting, he puts together existing natural conditions to form a new painting.

This artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted, and it does not require framing. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

2016 Co-Box, Solo Show, Dresden, Germany
2016 Landratsamt Wartburgkreis, Group Show, Bad Salzungen, Germany
2016 Galerie im Museum, Solo Show, Burg Creuzburg, Germany
2016 “Coventry/Dresden Arts Exchange”, Group Show, Orangerie, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden, Germany
2016 “OSTRALE weht ODER” OSTRALE, Group Show, WROCŁAW/Breslau, Germany
2016 Kunsttage, Group Show, Sektor Evolution, Dresden, Germany
2016 "Interior", Group Show, Artists Workhouse, Redditch, Great Britain
2016 Art Karlsruhe, international art fair, Karlsruhe, Germany
2016 “LOGBUCH 2015”, Group Show, Galerie pack of patches, Jena, Germany
2015 DNN-Kunstauktion, Sparkassenhaus der Ostsächsischen Sparkasse Dresden, Germany
2015 Urban Art Show 2015, Group Show, Těšnov, Prague, Czeck Republic
2015 Kunst Zürich 15, international art fair, Switzerland
2015 “Across the Pond - eine transatlantische Freundschaft”, Group Show, Galerie 2.Stock Neuen Rathaus, Dresden, Germany
2015 Ostrale O15, 111, Dresden, Germany
2015 Installation by Marlene Beer & Manja Kuhl, TERRORisms, Germany
2015 Internationales Theaterfestival, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Germany
2015 Atelier Ouvert, Le Bastion 14, Strasbourg, France
2015 Kunsttage KW 14, Group Show, Sektor Evolution, Dresden, Germany
2015 Strasbourg Travelgrant, France
2015 Dresden Exchange, Group Show, Lanchester Gallery - Coventry University, Great Britain
2015 Benefiz Auktion Sotheby’s, Semperdepot, Vienna, Austria
2014 Zwischenräume, Group Show, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
2014 RuhrKunstSzene stromaufwärts - junge Positionen, Group Show, Museum LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen, Germany
2014 Black Rest - White Noise, Group Show, Galerie Module, Dresden, Germany
2014 1+1+1=1, Group Show, Hole of Fame, Dresden, Germany
2014 Alles Auf Anfang, Group Show, Kunsthaus Haven, Oberhausen, Germany
2014 “Heavy Art Rotation – Destruction of Beauty”, Group Show, District Museum Dresden, Germany
2014“Auf Papier - der Coventry/Dresden Arts Exchange”, Group Show, Galerie 2.Stock im Neuen Rathaus, Dresden, Germany
2014 “Drive the Change” 100plus, Group Show, Zürich, Switzerland
2014 “Von Göttern und Dämonen”, Solo Show, Galerie Hinten, Chemnitz, Germany
2014 “Destroy & Rebuild”, Solo Show, Galerie Lunar, Hannover, Germany
2014 Künstlermesse Dresden, Art Fair, Galerie module, Germany
2013 Kraftwerk Mitte, Group Show, Galerie Module, Dresden, Germany
2013 Ostrale O13, Dresden, Germany
2013 “Awakening into color”, Group Show, Taylor Wessing, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 Urban Zoo, Solo Show, Itaricon Artspace, Dresden, Germany
2013 Casa del Arte, Group Show, Zürich, Switzerland
2013 1+1+1=1, Hole of Fame, Group Show, Galerie Module, Dresden
2013 Kunst Zürich 13, international art fair, Switzerland
2012 Art for Children 2012, Group Show, Schiffsbau 5, Zürich, Switzerland
2012 “der gefühlte mehrwert der lee(h)rstelle”, Group Show, galerie modul KUNSTHALLE DRESDEN, Germany
2012 ART SAN DIEGO, contemporary art fair, Artspace Warehouse, USA
2012 1. Gepardiale, Group Show, gepard14, Bern, Switzerland
2012 Summertime, Group Show, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
2012 COMPRESSED, Group Show, Neonchocolate Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012 FACE FACES FACEBOOK, Group Show, Casa del Arte, Zürich
2012, Affordable Art Fair, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
2011 Solo Show, Nikkifaktur, Dresden, Germany
2011 “The sugar is high”, Group Show, Neonchocolate Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011 “Art for Children 2011”, Galerie ARTseefeld, Zürich, Switzerland
2011 “CITY and SOCIETY”, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
2011 Solo Show, Kunstwarenhaus, Zürich, Switzerland
2011 “POP is HOT”, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
2010 „Urban Desire”, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
2010 group exhibition „ Kreaturen“, St. Pauli Salon, Dresden, Germany
2010 group exhibition „Arbeiten auf Papier“, PPZK, Leipzig , Germany
2009/10 group exhibition „Urban Art“, Kunstwarenhaus, Zürich, Switzerland
2009 solo exhibition „Voyeur“, Sanatorium 23, Berlin, Germany

Museum Acquisition
2011 Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles

Signature: Signed on back

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