fine art of the human form

Figureworks

 

The Art of

Joachim Marx

Joachim Marx. Marx believes that there are still timeless human themes that ask for a contemporary image. He paints floating, falling or suspended figures in an undefined space. These are figures that are thrown into the painting just as human beings are thrown into existence, trying to comprehend their being here, trying to remember their true nature.

Still, with this seemingly haphazard approach, the formal aspects are clear: the grounds, the material qualities of the paints and their application, surfaces, textures. Often the surfaces don't seem painted. It seems they somehow happened. They suggest a space and in this space Marx places his figures. With this continuity of thought on our existence, Marx figures do not readily reveal themselves. Their union with the space beautifully compliments each composition. The technique inspires the subject matter and the subject matter inspires the technique. And it is repetition that reveals an observing and meditative approach to painting.

Joachim Marx, born 1960 in Germany, received his MFA in 1991 from the New York Academy of Art. He has exhibited in numerous shows in commercial galleries, public spaces and museums in the US as well as in Germany. German public television featured him in a 30 minute documentary called "Marx and the Culture of Contradiction" in 1993. He lives in New York City.

Education

  • University of Cologne, 1986-87

  • Fachhochschule Cologne, 1987-89

  • New York Academy of Art, 1989-91, MFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008

  • Samasati, Figureworks, 168 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211


2007

  • Joachim Marx, American Painting Fine Art, Washington, DC

  • Some New Paintings, Romain Pallardy Salon, New York, NY

  • New Paintings, American Painting Fine Art, New York, NY


2005

  • Freefall, Kushnir Taylor Art Gallery, New York, NY


2004

  • Joachim Marx, Canyon Art Gallery, Manno, Switzerland


2003

  • Couleur et Texture - Espace et Surface, Schoelcher Townhall, Martinique, FWI


2002

  • Stillleben, Museum im Torhaus, Siegburg, Germany


2001

  • Eros and Psyche, The Marmara Manhattan Gallery, New York , NY


2000

  • Ohne Titel, Deutsche Telekom, Duisburg, Germany

  • Der Sinn des Windes, Schloß Opherdicke, Kreis Unna, Germany


1999
Malerei und Zeichnung, Stadtgarten Bochum, Bochum, Germany


1997

  • Gye Nyame, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY


1996

  • Exciting New Works on Canvas, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


1995

  • Paintings - Drawings, Gallery on 2nd, New York, NY


1994

  • Selected Works since 1987, Bzoch, New York, NY


1993

  • Paintings and Drawings, The German Consulate Gallery, New York, NY


1992

  • Figurepaintings, -drawings and -studies, Studio 225, New York, NY

  • Selected Group Shows

2008

  • The Pick of the Pack, American Painting Fine Art, New York, NY


2007

  • New York Academy Alumni, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY


2006

  • Gallery Artists, Kushnir Taylor Art Gallery, New York, NY

  • Still Lifes, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


2005

  • Drawings, Kushnir Taylor Art Gallery, New York, NY


2004

  • Gallery Artists, Kushnir Taylor Art Gallery, New York, NY

  • Still Lifes, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


2002

  • The Art Of War And Peace, Seleema, New York, NY

  • Convergence, Alumniexhibition, New york Academy of Art, New York, NY

  • Take Home A Nude, NYAA Auction, Sotheby's, New York, NY

  • Nudes from Europe, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


2001

  • Take Home A Nude, NYAA Auction, Christie's, New York, NY

  • Gallery-Artists, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


2000

  • Summergroupshow, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY

  • Nudes from Around the World, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


1999

  • New Art Showcase, Limner Gallery, New York, NY

  • Anniversary Exhibits, Marlen Gallery, New York, NY

  • Port Authority Showcase, Marlen Gallery, New York, NY

  • The Freedom to Create, The Chocolate-Milk Art Gallery, New York, NY

  • Miniatures, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY

  • Nudes from Europe, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


1998

  • Gallery-Artists, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


1997

  • Ideco Art Award, Ideco Galleria, Barcelona, Spain

  • Nudes from Around the World, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


1996

  • Programm, Galerie Schloten, Mönchengladbach, Germany

  • Nudes from Around the World, Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


1995

  • Group Sow II, Gallery on 2nd, New York, NY

  • Janus Show, Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

  • Still Lifes, Gallery on 2nd, New York, NY


1994

  • Styles and Aesthetics, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY

  • New York Artists, Egon von Kameke Haus, Potsdam, Germany

  • The Best Known Unknown, Chocolate-Milk Art Gallery, New York, NY

  • March Exhibition, The Emerging Collector, New York, NY


1993

  • Academy Selection, Wilson Art Center, Rochester, NY


1992

  • Group Show, Limner Gallery, New York, NY


1991

  • Kunst aus Glas, Gallerie Derix, Taunusstein, Germany

  • Erotic Love and Death, Limner Gallery, New York, NY

  • Paintings and Sculptures, Diploma Works, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY


1988

  • Artshow Messe Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany


1987

  • Paintings and Sculptures, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

  • Churchwindows

1996

  • Churchwindows in Mariae Geburt, Biebergemünd-Bieber (Bist. Fulda), Germany

 

1989

  • Curchwindow Ev. Kirche Weyer, Germany

Publications

1998

  • Joachim Marx, Wienand, 88 pages, essay by Donald Kuspit,
    ISBN 3-87909-633-3


1996

  • Metropolis, TV-documentary, Arte, France/Germany


1993

  • Marx und die Kultur des Widerspruchs, TV-documentary, ORB Brandenburg, Germany


1992

  • Es mußte einfach Chelsea sein, TV-documetary, ORB Brandenburg, Germany


1987

  • New Glas Review, Neues Glas 1/1987, The Corning Museum of Glas, Corning, NY