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Matthias Esch (b.1988, Germany) is a contemporary visual artist whose paintings are reduced to geometric ornaments and structures, with an aim to find an expression outside the concrete, precisely when words fail. Driven by his mistrust of language, he designs subjective systems that convey a metaphysical feeling rather than a message. The formal reduction in Matthias Esch‘s work is an expression of the moment when language and its semantics fail and must be operated with the help of other symbols and signs. The banality of the structure refers to a highly complex and no less subjective as well as calculated process, which in the last instance experiences an intimate disclosure of the unconscious. Matthias lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


MA, Glasgow School of Art, 2016-2018

MA, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, 2015-2016

BA, Fine Art Kassel, 2009-2015


2019, Summer 2019 Emerging Art Prize Winner - Matthias Esch, Banditto Art


2020, Disguise, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany (Group)
2020, Oak Island II, Zönotheka, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2020, Adamant Romance, Blue intolerant", Casino, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2020, Minibar, Galerie Oel-Früh, Hamburg, Germany (Group)
2019, Like The Ocean Does, Sox, Berlin, Germany (Solo)
2019, I Engineer, Halle 12 Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany (Group)
2019, Auszug, Galerie Abbau, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2019, Ingram Collection Purchase Prize, Cello Factory, London, UK (Group)
2019, Fling Project III, Tramway, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2019, Oak Island, Zönoteka, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2019, Schrein der Freundschaft, BKV Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany (Group)
2019, Every Now and Then, New Now, Frankfurt, Germany (Group)
2019, Every Now and Then, KBH Kabinet, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2019, Drifting, Penthouse, Brussels, Belgium (Group)
2019, Watching a Movie is Watching the Object, Galerie ohne Namen, Munich, Germany (Group)
2018, Romantic Club II, Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2018, Marching Through The Fields, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, open exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh, UK (Group)
2018, No Safe Haven, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2018, Close By, Trongate 39, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2017, All I Want In Life, ITIS Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (Solo)
2017, Romantic Club - Octopus love, C4 Project, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2017, Das Ernste Zelt, Humboldt Carré, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2017, Bitte Bitte Bitte, SEZ, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2017, Terra Incognita, Staldgade 74, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2017, Böse Blüten, Projektraum Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2016, More Weight, Tat-Ort Bernstraße, Lucerne, Switzerland (Group)
2016, Traces Of Doubt, Ex14, Dresden, Germany (Group)
2016, Centro di Gravita Permanente, Centercourt Gallery, Munich, Germany (Group)
2016, One Month: After the materialization of the art object, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany (Group)
2016, Quelltext, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam, Germany (Group)
2015, 1/1, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam, Germany (Solo)
2015, Cool Runnings, Kühlhaus, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2015, Walllus, Kunsthalle Weißensee, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2015, Versteckte Variable, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2014, Kopier Mir Die Sonne, Akademisches Museum Bonn, Germany (Group)
2014, Blow Up, Immigration Office, Bremen, Germany (Group)
2013, Word of Mouth, Showroom, Antwerpen, Belgium (Group)
2012, Yes, This Year it's Documenta, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2012, Ante Up, Kulturhaus Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany (Group)
2012, Memory Cash, Project Venus&Apoll, Düsseldorf, Germany (Group)
2012, Various Artists Vol.3, Stellwerk, Kassel, Germany (Group)
2011, Die Barbie von Sevilla, Artist Unlimited Galerie Bielefeld, Germany (Group)
2011, Mitternacht ist Keine Stunde, Stellwerk Kassel, Germany (Group)