Markus Bacher

 ( 1983, Kitzbühel, Autriche)

Born in 1983, in Austria.
Lives and works between Los Angeles, USA and Vienna, Austria.

Education

2009      University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

Presentation

The Los Angeles-based, Austrian artist Markus Bacher places his artistry somewhere between abstraction and figuration, not explicitly gravitating towards neither of the two. His style is described as an allowance for both artistic expressions to emerge one from another, and to complement each other. 

Bacher’s art can be described as a discussion with landscape. Allegedly, his style is also influenced by prolific Californian artists, but Veit Loers insists that Bacher’s painting is simply “too idiosyncratic, to be reduced to influences”.

- Patina Lee, WideWalls Magazine
January 2016
The works of Markus Bacher are neither figurative nor resolutely abstract. They offer us a kind of celebration of this in-between that is of great beauty. He draws us along a path running alongside the mainstream of contemporary abstraction, but offers us the felicitous detours and byways of tradition that run against the trend. We rub shoulders with Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Gerhard Richter, together with Johann Evangelist Holzer and Franz Anton Maulbertsch. In the last works of Lovis Corinth, of a pictorial matter that is shaped by stretching the coloured texture, patterns, shapes and forms spring from the surfaces to avoid being sucked down as though stripped. In the paintings of Markus Bacher, they seem to become entangled, dislocated and torn, dispersing and dissolving into a colourful molten matrix. The « tone » of this painting owes more to Nietzsche and Mahler than to Schoenberg.

Bernard Ceysson
Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Markus Bacher, Geneva
September 15 - December 03, 2016

Markus Bacher, Wandhaff
September 22 - November 10, 2018


Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
“The lines of life are various, like roads and the contours of the mountains…”, Wandhaff
September 10 - October 29, 2016


Solo show

2017
Paintings, Galerie Mikael Andersen, København, Denmark
Galerie Schmidt, Reith im Alpbachtal, Austria

2016
River Deep Mountain High, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2015
one two painting, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, USA
Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Geneva, Switzerland

2013
After Eight, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2012
Bertha und andere Bilder, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2011
temperatursprünge, Galerie Goldener Engl, Hall in Tirol, Austria

2010
Personale, Museum Stiegenhaus, Langenlois, Austria

Group show

2018
Portfolio, Stadtgalerie Bozen, Bolzano, Italy

2017
Winterreigen 2017, Galerie Schmidt, Reith im Alpbachtal, Austria

2016
Winterreigen 2016, Galerie Schmidt, Reith im Alpbachtal, Austria
Diverses sont les lignes de la vie, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, Luxembourg
All Together Now, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA

2013
Accrochage, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Arttitol - Ankufe des Landes Tirol, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria
Biennale Giovani Monza, Serone della Villa Reale, Monza, Italy

2012
Immer Bunter. Aktuelle Malerei aus Österreich, Galerie im Taxispalais. Galerie des Landes Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
Blickwechsel. Landschaften zwischen Bedrohung & Idylle, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria
Alpenrepublik, Kunstraum Innsbruck und Artdepot, Innsbruck, Austria

2010
Neue Ankäufe, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria
Ferndiagnose, Fritz-Schramma-Halle, Cologne, Germany

2009
Dialoge, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg and Vienna, Austria
The Essence 09, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2008
Austrian Contemporary - emerging Artist, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg and Vienna, Austria

2007
Pilotenküche, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Junger Österreicher, MAK / Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienne, Austria
Markus Bacher, After eight, text by Veit Loers, Contemporary Fine Arts, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2013, published in German and English.

Markus BACHER - September show

Culture.lu - Culture.lu

September 15, 2018


Sculptures, structures et textures

Art absolument - Tom Laurent

September 20, 2016


The lines of life are various...

The lines of life are various...

November 03, 2016


Markus Bacher

Markus Bacher

September 15, 2016