This is Martin Spengler’s first solo exhibition in Berlin, featuring sculptures and picture reliefs made of corrugated cardboard.
Martin Spengler finds the motifs for his works – contemporary cityscapes, skyscrapers, facades, towers and Gothic cathedrals – in image files and sketches that serve as models for detailed preliminary drawings. According to the artist, as soon as this “preliminary sketch” is completed, “the work is finished in the mind”. For him, the work of art is the “proof that it works”, produced from corrugated cardboard, glue and gesso (a chalky white paint) during a long creative process that may take weeks or months.
About the artist
Born 1974 in Cologne, Germany
Lives and works in Munich, Germany
Martin Spengler explores structures and patterns of order. The motifs for his works – contemporary cityscapes, skyscrapers, facades, towers and Gothic cathedrals – he finds in image files and sketches that serve as models for detailed preliminary drawings. Spengler is especially interested in the temporality and the fragility of seemingly architecture, and its function to represent social utopias and boundaries.