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David Schutter

David Schutter’s works do not simply take an art historical painting as a model. Rather, his paintings demonstrate the attempt to technically and metaphysically depict the complexity of relations that Shutter finds in Ruisdael, Rubens or Rembrandt in a similar manner to an art historian. Yet, his own and original artworks transform their basis with a distinct contemporary quality. He manages to do this like no artist before him. Shutter treats the old masters like an object whose color and abstract structures are to be transformed into paintings of grey valeur. In this way, an abstract painting comes into being – one that does not find its point of emergence in an intuition, but rather one that allows its color to operate as an abstract agent, as a substrate of thinking, remembering and existing. The paintings, that seem like abstract landscapes at first, are dominated by the turbidity of grey colour making the paintings both contemporary and somewhat period-less.

(Mark Gisbourne in “David Schutter: Sight Threads, Sense Threads”, Translated by Efremidis Gallery)

David Schutter

GSMB W 21
Oil on canvas
36.8 x 48.2 x 3.5 cm
2015

Born 1974 in Pennsylvania, USA
Lives and works in Chicago

Education

2001-2003

  • MFA, The University of Chicago

1992-1996

  • Certifcate, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2017

  • Night Work, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

2016

  • Gaspard’s Room, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany
  • SPOLIA, Istituto Centrale per la Graphica, Rome, Italy
  • Pergamena, Magazzino, Rome, Italy

2015

  • Glove in Hand, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany

2014

  • What is not clear is not French, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

Group exhibitions (selection)

2018

  • Content is a Glimpse, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Mystic Properties, HISK, Ghent, Belgium

2017

  • documenta14, Kassel, Germany
  • A Global Table, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Back to the Shack, Meliksetian Briggs, Los Angeles, USA
  • Material Life, The Goma, Madrid, Spain
  • Pagina Vuota, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma / Testaccio, Rome, Italy

2016

  • Der Funke soll in Dir sein, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
  • 40 Years Part 1, Rhona Hoffman, Chicago, USA
  • Conversation Piece, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy
  • Naive Set Theory, P420 Arte Contemporarea, Bologna, Italy
  • Across the Board, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Wintertime, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany

2015

  • Quiet Tremors, Kate Werble Gallery, NY, USA

2014

  • Der Kubist Marcel Duchamp mag nicht malen, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
  • Hyperions Jugend, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne, Germany
  • Szalon, Logan Center Exhibitions, University of Chicago, USA
  • Inside the Outside, Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago, USA

Awards and Scholarships

2018

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2015/16

  • Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Italy
  • Samuel Hunter Artist Purchase Fund Award, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University

2009

  • Illinois Arts Council, Individual Artist Fellowship

2008

  • Randolph Cliff Artist Residency, National Gallery of Art, Scotland, UK

2005/06

  • Künstlerhaus Bethanien, International Studio Program, Berlin, Germany
  • Humboldt Fellowship

1999/00

  • Nyholm Foundation, Studio Residency, Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Fulbright, Denmark
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