For ART ON PAPER Patrick Heide Contemporary Art will showcase a combination of Assig's large and small drawings from the St Paul series, which Assig began in 2009 as a tribute to the artist Paul Klee.
With two exhibitions planned at the gallery - a group show in July and a solo solo next year - we are thrilled to announce this new collaboration at Art On Paper.
Martin Assig makes colourful abstract works of art. He combines the shapes of faces, bodies and patterns with words and sentences. At times his subjects are light-hearted, at times heavily charged. The artist draws his inspiration from many sources – religious traditions, folklore, rituals, the music of Bach, the literature of Marguerite Duras and the Russian authors. Drawing after drawing evolves out of a patient working process, like that of the monks who worked on medieval manuscripts or present-day comic strip artists. Diverse materials – pigments, beeswax and charcoal – create intimate and personal worlds, where sensuality and spirituality come together.