Gallery David Zwirner presents an exhibition of new paintings by German artist Neo Rauch " Propaganda". The author is known for his visually fascinating compositions that combine the traditions of figurative painting and surrealism into a completely new kind of aesthetic experience. The artist depicts figures and structures in overlapping spaces and configurations. The saturation of the canvas with characters, objects, and surrealistic forms, presented at different scales and in contradictory arrangements, has a collage-like quality — a figurative album of the master's personal iconography. Some paintings use a very limited palette, while others contain an extensive range of colors.
Neo Rauch was born in 1960 in Leipzig, where he continues to live and work. One of the best-selling artists in Germany, winner of the Vincent Prize in 2002. Museum collections in which the artist's works are kept include the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Hamburger Bahnhof - Gegenwarth Museum, Berlin; Art Museum Wolfsburg, Germany; Metropolitan Museum, New York; Museum Bildenden Künste, Leipzig; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Pinakothek Modern, Munich; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.