Moritz Götze:
Picture "ON-OFF" (2002), unframed


Moritz Götze:
Picture "ON-OFF" (2002), unframed

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Limited, 50 exemplars | serially numbered | hand-signed | screen print | sheet format 76 x 106 cm

Moritz Götze: Picture "ON-OFF" (2002), unframed

Original screen print in 7 colors. Limited edition, 50 exemplars, serially numbered and hand-signed. Sheet format 76 x 106 cm.

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Moritz Gotze "invented the German pop, rehabilitated the history painting, brought the allegorical art back in the bulging life.” der Spiegel wrote 2012. With its idiosyncratic crossing from pop art and history is Germany's probably most unusual history painter idol.

Handsome men, beautiful women, smoking cigarettes, bouquets and zeppelins populate his work, which consists of Serigraphy, sculptures, ceramic wall works and drawings. The "image Hall of German history", a book of 1890, which fascinated him as a child, he still serves as inspiration for his work.

Gotze was born in 1964 in Halle an der Saale. The son of artist and trained cabinetmaker already sold his first work at the age of nine. After his education he worked as a furniture Restorer and labourer in a coal lighter factory and played in several punk bands along the way.

In 1985, created his first Serigraphy Idol and then began the construction of an own graphic workshop. Before the fall of the wall, he was inducted into the Association of visual artists of the GDR.

Between 1991 and 1994, Idol had a teaching position for serigraphy at the University of art and design in Halle (Burg Giebichenstein). It followed a one-year visiting Professorship for serigraphy at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure of des Beaux Arts in Paris.

The Saxony-Anhalt was the Halle 1996 awarded the art Prize and a year later he received the prize "The United cigarette factory in Dresden".

In addition to numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in Germany, Belgium and the United States Idol Specks Hof in Leipzig (1994/95) and to the design for the Leipzig book fair (2000) also worked on a variety of projects, such as, for example, at the ceramic wall decoration for the atrium of the exhibition house. In addition, he made a name as a book Illustrator and author of many books and articles. Moritz Gotze lives and works now as a freelance artist in Halle/Saale.

The materials of your own image making are cultural and art history, the look back in the history of our country, but also perceived from the direct living environment - urban scenes or objects of everyday life for Moritz Gotze. He uses a cartoon-like style, which is not identical to the traditional pop.

Gacheru thematic areas but is dealing with the German history and here he - if quite different - in the tradition of Anton von Werner, Arnold Bocklin, Franz von Stuck, Jorg Immendorff, Penck or Anselm Kiefer without however to make their respective mythological reference. It is a solitary work. He an artist, characterized by two in Germany, shows his ironic and fond of history at the same time.

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