Michel Majerus at Matthew Marks Gallery

The most comprehensive retrospective since the tragic death of 35-year old Michel Majerus, the Berlin-based protégé of Joseph Kosuth, this exhibition will span all three Matthew Marks gallery spaces in Chelsea. Large scale paintings, such as “o.T. (collaboration Nr. 8)” (1999) make direct references to art historical motifs like Jean-Michel Basquiat’s signature figures and inclusion of words, as well as advertisements from consumer products, like the GE logo. This hyper-awareness of one’s context within an environment heavily influenced by the temptation to make commercial gains on popular culture made Majerus stand out among his peers.

Michel Majerus opens February 8 with a reception from 6:00- 8:00 PM.

The exhibition will be on display until April 19, 2014 at 522, 526, and 502 W. 22nd St.

Michel Majerus

o.t. (collaboration Nr. 8) (1999)

Motivation

untitled (1998)

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depressive neurosis (2000)

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Tron 5 (hellblau Pantone 311) (1999)