Art Cologne 2021

With ironic nonchalance, Malte Zenses’ (*1987) paintings and sculptures expand the vocabulary of abstract painting and new realism by pointedly integrating the zeitgeist of his generation through autobiographical fragments. His inspiration often begins with a memory, a place or a snapshot. Disguising the personal references, he uses his own set of abstract codes made up of personal symbols, signs and lyrics. Rather than implementing his own story through known codes, he educes the viewers own memories while capturing the spirit of our ceaseless journey between the digital and the analogue. Through this play of codes and tones, words and signs, Malte Zenses develops his own visual language and aesthetic. Formalistically not bound by materiality or media, he constantly relates between different places and harmonizes the personal and impersonal. His artistic practice can therefore also be described as an appropriation, translation and recycling of experienced reality.

Malte Zenses
It was beautiful – schön wars #1, 2021

130 x 100 cm
oil, paper (inkjet print) on canvas
€ 6,000 (incl. VAT)

Malte Zenses
It was beautiful – schön wars #2, 2021

130 x 100 cm
oil, oil stick, paper (inkjet print) on canvas
€ 6,000 (incl. VAT)

Malte Zenses
It was beautiful – schön wars #3, 2021

130 x 100 cm
oil, paper (inkjet print) on canvas
€ 6,000 (incl. VAT)

Malte Zenses
It was beautiful – schön wars #4, 2021

130 x 100 cm
oil, oil stick, paper (inkjet print) on canvas
€ 6,000 (incl. VAT)

Malte Zenses
Karin und Heike, Brunch im Freien #1 (1), 2021

130 x 100 cm
Powder coated steel, fabric on stretchers
€ 6,000 (incl. VAT)

Malte Zenses
Karin und Heike, Brunch im Freien #1 (2), 2021

130 x 100 cm, 240 x 30 cm (fabric)
Powder coated steel, fabric on stretchers
€ 7,300 (incl. VAT)

130 x 100 cm, 240 x 30 cm (fabric)

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Malte Zenses
Karin und Heike, Brunch im Freien #2, 2021

130 x 100 cm
Powder coated steel on stretchers
€ 6,000 (incl. VAT)

Malte Zenses
Karin und Heike, Brunch im Freien #3 (1), 2021

130 x 100 cm
Powder coated steel, fabric on stretchers
€ 6,000 (incl. VAT)

Malte Zenses
Karin und Heike, Brunch im Freien #3 (2), 2021

130 x 100 cm, 250 x 50 cm (fabric)
Powder coated steel, fabric on stretchers
€ 7,300 (incl. VAT)

130 x 100 cm, 250 x 50 cm (fabric)

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Malte Zenses
Karin und Heike, Brunch im Freien #4, 2021

130 x 100 cm
Powder coated steel on stretchers
€ 6,000 (incl. VAT)