Figureworks
fine art of the human form

The Art of Joachim Marx

Joachim Marx. Marx believes that there are still timeless human themes that ask for a contemporary image. He paints floating, falling or suspended figures in an undefined space. These are figures that are thrown into the painting just as human beings are thrown into existence, trying to comprehend their being here, trying to remember their true nature.

Still, with this seemingly haphazard approach, the formal aspects are clear: the grounds, the material qualities of the paints and their application, surfaces, textures. Often the surfaces don't seem painted. It seems they somehow happened. They suggest a space and in this space Marx places his figures. With this continuity of thought on our existence, Marx figures do not readily reveal themselves. Their union with the space beautifully compliments each composition. The technique inspires the subject matter and the subject matter inspires the technique. And it is repetition that reveals an observing and meditative approach to painting.

Joachim Marx, born 1960 in Germany, received his MFA in 1991 from the New York Academy of Art. He has exhibited in numerous shows in commercial galleries, public spaces and museums in the US as well as in Germany. German public television featured him in a 30 minute documentary called "Marx and the Culture of Contradiction" in 1993. He lives in New York City.

Education

University of Cologne, 1986-87
Fachhochschule Cologne, 1987-89
New York Academy of Art, 1989-91, MFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008
Samasati, Figureworks, 168 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
2007
Joachim Marx, American Painting Fine Art, Washington, DC
Some New Paintings, Romain Pallardy Salon, New York, NY
New Paintings, American Painting Fine Art, New York, NY
2005
Freefall, Kushnir Taylor Art Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Joachim Marx, Canyon Art Gallery, Manno, Switzerland
2003
Couleur et Texture - Espace et Surface, Schoelcher Townhall, Martinique, FWI
2002
Stillleben, Museum im Torhaus, Siegburg, Germany
2001
Eros and Psyche, The Marmara Manhattan Gallery, New York , NY
2000
Ohne Titel, Deutsche Telekom, Duisburg, Germany
Der Sinn des Windes, Schloß Opherdicke, Kreis Unna, Germany
1999
Malerei und Zeichnung, Stadtgarten Bochum, Bochum, Germany
1997
Gye Nyame, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY
1996
Exciting New Works on Canvas, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1995
Paintings - Drawings, Gallery on 2nd, New York, NY
1994
Selected Works since 1987, Bzoch, New York, NY
1993
Paintings and Drawings, The German Consulate Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Figurepaintings, -drawings and -studies, Studio 225, New York, NY

Selected Group Shows

2008
The Pick of the Pack, American Painting Fine Art, New York, NY
2007
New York Academy Alumni, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
2006
Gallery Artists, Kushnir Taylor Art Gallery, New York, NY
Still Lifes, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2005
Drawings, Kushnir Taylor Art Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Gallery Artists, Kushnir Taylor Art Gallery, New York, NY
Still Lifes, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2002
The Art Of War And Peace, Seleema, New York, NY
Convergence, Alumniexhibition, New york Academy of Art, New York, NY
Take Home A Nude, NYAA Auction, Sotheby's, New York, NY
Nudes from Europe, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2001
Take Home A Nude, NYAA Auction, Christie's, New York, NY
Gallery-Artists, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2000
Summergroupshow, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY
Nudes from Around the World, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1999
New Art Showcase, Limner Gallery, New York, NY
Anniversary Exhibits, Marlen Gallery, New York, NY
Port Authority Showcase, Marlen Gallery, New York, NY
The Freedom to Create, The Chocolate-Milk Art Gallery, New York, NY
Miniatures, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY
Nudes from Europe, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1998
Gallery-Artists, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1997
Ideco Art Award, Ideco Galleria, Barcelona, Spain
Nudes from Around the World, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1996
Programm, Galerie Schloten, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Nudes from Around the World, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1995
Group Sow II, Gallery on 2nd, New York, NY
Janus Show, Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY
Still Lifes, Gallery on 2nd, New York, NY
1994
Styles and Aesthetics, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY
New York Artists, Egon von Kameke Haus, Potsdam, Germany
The Best Known Unknown, Chocolate-Milk Art Gallery, New York, NY
March Exhibition, The Emerging Collector, New York, NY
1993
Academy Selection, Wilson Art Center, Rochester, NY
1992
Group Show, Limner Gallery, New York, NY
1991
Kunst aus Glas, Gallerie Derix, Taunusstein, Germany
Erotic Love and Death, Limner Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings and Sculptures, Diploma Works, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
1988
Artshow Messe Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
1987
Paintings and Sculptures, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Churchwindows

1996 8 churchwindows in Mariae Geburt, Biebergemünd-Bieber (Bist. Fulda), Germany
1989 Curchwindow Ev. Kirche Weyer, Germany

Publications

1998
Joachim Marx, Wienand, 88 pages, essay by Donald Kuspit,
ISBN 3-87909-633-3
1996
Metropolis, TV-documentary, Arte, France/Germany
1993
Marx und die Kultur des Widerspruchs, TV-documentary, ORB Brandenburg, Germany
1992
Es mußte einfach Chelsea sein, TV-documetary, ORB Brandenburg, Germany
1987
New Glas Review, Neues Glas 1/1987, The Corning Museum of Glas, Corning, NY


f76, mixed media on canvas, 2008, 48" x 48"

joachim marx
f86, mixed media on canvas, 2008, 36" x 36"


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