Markus Linnenbrink was born 1961 in Dortmund, Germany. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
In USA and Europe, he gained attention with works such as wall paintings in the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Kunstmuseum Bonn.
With hereistandknockingatyourdoor, taubert contemporary is proud to present Markus Linnenbrink's fourth solo exhibition in the gallery. Colour, which has always played an important role in Linnenbrink’s work, is also omni-present in the current exhibition, and Linnenbrink extends it beyond the image medium onto the wall. New works from the workgroups Drips, Photodrips, Drills and Cuts are shown on different monochrome-painted walls of the gallery. Here, Linnenbrink plays with the effect of colour perception and colour theory. Whether used complementarily - as with the green wall with red drill and cut - or taken back - as on the front wall with photodrip – he challenges the (colour) perception of the viewer. "My work is a proposition to the viewer. It is about the way we experience the world through our eyes, how colours move us, guide us and make us respond." (Markus Linnenbrink)