Markus Bacher

 ( 1983, Kitzbühel, Autriche)

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


2009      University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria


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

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

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

After Eight, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

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

temperatursprünge, Galerie Goldener Engl, Hall in Tirol, Austria

Personale, Museum Stiegenhaus, Langenlois, Austria

Group show

Diverses sont les lignes de la vie, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, Luxembourg
All Together Now, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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 -

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