Matthias Dornfeld, ‘Untitled (Big Magic Woman)’, 2011, Phillips

Signature: signed, titled and dated "untitled (big magic woman) M. Dornfeld 2011" on the reverse; further stamped with the artist's name "M. Dornfeld" on the reverse

Harris Lieberman, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Matthias Dornfeld

Matthias Dornfeld’s paintings of flowers, figures, and architectural structures in saturated colors recall 1980s German Neo-Expressionism. Exploring the territory where abstraction and representation overlap, Dornfeld revels in painterly excess, creating a unique visual language that questions the role of genre and visual cliché. “I’m interested in dealing with things that are so-called stupid, irritating, naive, or completely old-fashioned,” he has said. “I’m interested in a kind of honesty, directness, or transparency that comes from immediate acts […] in the way energy and attitude is made evident.”

German, b. 1960, Esslingen, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany