In their first solo exhibition with the ‘artistic field researcher’ Dirk Meinzer, the gallery FELDBUSCHWIESNER will present works from the years 2010-2012.
The cross-media object and performance artist “is a considerably well-informed but also mischievous ethno-cult junkie” with a “fascination for the Black Forest that is rooted in his childhood”. Immer des Nachts ( Always by Night ) he creates lively collages that are multi-dimensional in terms of content, as well as assemblages, paintings, videos and installations. They tell of his artistic exploratory journeys into the culture and religion of indigenous peoples, into the history of culture and religion and mythology but also into his own biography.
The entry into Meinzer’s modern ‘curiosity cabinet’ begins with an almost bemusing optical illusion of movement, created by the black-and-white striped zebra pattern of a fence that extends through the entire exhibition space. The ‘installational enclosure’ that houses numerous paintings, collages and assemblages enables viewers to immerse themselves in a magical, vivid world full of complex opposites.
Dirk Meinzer (*1972, Stuttgart) studied in the class of Claus Böhmler at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg. His works are represented in renowned collections such as the Sammlung Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, the Sammlung der Kunsthalle Göppingen and the Sammlung Stiftungen der Sparkasse Holstein, Bad Oldesloe.
The numerous sponsorships and awards he has received include HAP Grieshaber Stipendium awarded by the City of Reutlingen (2011), the Atelier-und Arbeitsstipendium der AZB Zürcher Bildhauer (2010), the Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium für Bildende Kunst (2007), the Begabtenförderstipendium der Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (2004 /2005) and the Stipendium der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (2000-2004).
His works have been shown in diverse solo exhibitions, such as in the Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Niederlande, as well as in Kunsthalle Göppingen and have also been presented in international group exhibitions in AZB, Zürich, Switzerland, in the David Lawrence Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, in the Galería Candela, San Juan, Puerto Rico and in the Kunstverein Hamburg.