Sebastian Burger attended the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, graduating in 2012 from the Master Class of the renowned German artist Neo Rauch, one of the foremost representatives of the New Leipzig School, which lead the revival of figurative painting in the 1990s. Burger’s own practice walks a fine line between representative and abstract painting. The starting point for his work consists of stylised imagery, often composed in a manner akin to collage, alternating precisely executed illusionism with two-dimensional representation. His work bears the influence of the legacy of surrealism and magic realism, as well as the metaphysical painting of Giorgio de Chirico, who has become a centre of interest for a strong current of the emerging generation of young artists.
The show’s guest participant is Cassidy Clingman, currently on a residency in Leipzig. This is the first exhibition presenting the artists in the Czech Republic and the gallery’s first project showcasing artists from abroad.
|Exhibition||Soft Gator Boy|
|Place / venue||Berlínskej model, Prague|
|Dates||27 March 2019|
|Curated by||Monika Čejková|
|Index||Berlinskej Model Sebastian Burger|