For his first solo show at Livie Fine Art, Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer (*1979 in Velden, lives and works in Berlin) presents a body of new paintings in dialogue with three sculptural motives which the artist has developed in his more recent practice.
This exhibition showcases Sailstorfer’s inherent interest in the transformative power of common or technical materials. His practice subverts the context of materiality to reconfigure meaning through artistic transformation, which finds its most recent manifestation in the painting series titled Heavy Eyes.
Michael Sailstorfer was born in 1979 in Velden, Germany. He currently lives and works in Berlin. From 1999-2005, he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, and received his MA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London in 2004. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world, including the recent exhibitions Heavy Eyes, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen; Tear Show, Galerie Perrotin, New York City; Clouds and Tears, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City; Hitzefrei, König Galerie, Berlin; Wiesen bei Nacht, Kunstverein Wiesen, Wiesen; Michael Sailstorfer, CentrePasquArt, Biel/Bienne; Breakwater, Loushy Art & Projects, Tel Aviv; It might as well be spring, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN, USA; Kopf und Körper, Museum Kurhaus Kleve – Ewald Mataré-Sammlung, Kleve; Forst, Vattenfall Contemporary, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Tornado, Public Art Fund New York, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York City, amongst many others.