Profile

Galerie Martin Mertens was founded in 2006 in Berlin Mitte and has been located in Linienstraße since 2013.  
We represent a programme of young international art. The artistic media range from representational painting positions (Domenico Grenci, Robert Bosisio, among others) to abstract painting (Katrin Bremermann, Pius Fox), object art and sculpture (Tomoyuki Ueno, Bruno Walpoth).

Past

20.04. – 08.06. new works. Riki Mijling, Katrin Bremermann. Sculpture. Repro Four Pieces III, Riki Mijling, 2009, Corten Stahl, zwei Elemente, variabel kombinierbar, 72 x 72 x 216 cm, Photo: Riki Mijling

The Dutch sculptor Riki Mijling is part of a rich tradition of non-representational, post-minimalist sculptures. Although she is influenced by American minimalists such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Richard Long, the European ZERO movement with artists such as Heinz Mack and Otto Piene is also an important point of reference. Despite its formal rigor, Mijling's work is also characterized by aspects of sensuality and playfulness.

25.01. – 13.04. Ravages of Time. Raquel Maulwurf. Drawing. Repro Agent Orange, Raquel Maulwurf, 2020, Kohle, Pastell auf Museumskarton, 152 x 260 cm, Photo: Raquel Maulwurf

While Maulwurf’s previous work dealt with the remnants and destruction of war, her new work captures our world’s chaos when hit by the forces of nature and ecological disasters; exploring the notion of whether nature is striking back at us for polluting its oceans, poisoning its air, burning down forests and turning the ground we walk on into radioactive wasteland.

21.10.2023 – 20.01. Neue Skulpturen. Bruno Walpoth. Sculpture. Repro Weiterziehen, Bruno Walpoth, 2023, Ahorn, Ed. Nr. 2ap , 48 x 20 x 28 cm, Photo: Bruno Walpoth
26.08.2023 – 14.10.2023 now - here - this. Katrin Bremermann. Painting, Sculpture. Repro o. T. (Nr. 2365), Katrin Bremermann, 2023, Lack auf gewachstem Papier, 40 x 30 cm, Photo: Katrin Bremermann
26.08.2023 – 14.10.2023 now - here - this. Katrin Bremermann. Painting, Sculpture. Repro untitled (No. 2365), Katrin Bremermann, 2023, laquer on waxed paper, 40 x 30 cm, Photo: Katrin Bremermann
26.08.2023 – 14.10.2023 now - here - this. Katrin Bremermann. Painting, Sculpture.
27.05.2023 – 08.07.2023 Gruppenausstellung Zeichnung. Kuratiert von Felix Baxmann. Painting. Repro o. T., Felix Baxmann, 2022, Mikropigmenttusche auf Millimeterpapier, 30x21cm
25.03.2023 – 13.05.2023 Doppelausstellung. Robert Bosisio, Pius Fox. Painting. Repro Robert Bosisio, Pius Fox 2023

Fox's art moves between painting and drawing. His work is always in the area of tension between form and content, representational and abstract. Often appears more or less figuratively recognizable spatial situations or generally architectural elements.

There is hardly another way to approach Bosisio’s paintings than quietly and contemplatively. From a distance, a seemingly abstract composition often comes together to form a face or a figure.

21.01.2023 – 18.03.2023 Interstellar. Sebastian Herzau. Painting. Repro the great below B. II-19 L., Sebastian Herzau, 2019, Acryl auf Leinwand, 160x140cm

At the beginning of the year, we are showing our first solo exhibition with the painter Sebastian Herzau, who was awarded the Halle Art Prize in his hometown of Halle in 2019.

Herzau's extensive oeuvre is largely concerned with the classical subjects of painting: landscape, portrait, still life. The treatment of these subjects, however, takes a very individual form and is spiced with the artist's typical humour.

12.11.2022 – 14.01.2023 Nel Silenzio Della Visione (In Der Stille Des Blicks). Domenico Grenci. Painting. Repro Billie (1), Domenico Grenci, 2022, Öl und Bitumen auf Leinwand, 36 x 46 cm

The Bolognese painter Domenico Grenci (*1981) focuses his work on portraits of women. Using a mixture of oil, red chalk, bitumen and charcoal, he creates extremely delicate pictures in which the portrayed persons seem to appear only fleetingly. They appear very vulnerable and reserved, as if they only cautiously venture out into the world through the surface of the paper, or canvas. 

03.09.2022 – 05.11.2022 Da Wo Es Schön Ist. Felix Baxmann. Painting. Repro Pferd, Felix Baxmann, 2022, Mikropigmenttusche auf Millimeterpapier, 30 x 42 cm

Felix Baxmann's largest group of works consists of ink drawings on paper, which are made up of countless tiny weaving patterns. They are sometimes condensed in several layers to create structures reminiscent of textiles. His working process is almost meditative and requires extreme discipline and perseverance.

18.06.2022 – 30.07.2022 Zauberberg Effekt. Jens Hausmann. Painting. Repro Modern House Nr. 37 / Lost in Paradies, Jens Hausmann, 2021, Öl auf Leinwand, 180 x 175 cm

For many years, Berlin-based painter, Jens Hausmann has been one of the most notable painters in the field of architecture in central Europe. Even if this label in itself is slightly misleading, because for Hausmann his work is not about architecture, but rather about painting.

 

28.04.2022 – 01.05.2022 paper positions berlin. (Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz, Französische Straße 33 a – c, 10117 Berlin) Painting. Repro Hardboiledwonderland, Felix Baxmann, 2022, Mikropigment-Tusche auf Papier, 31 x 23, Photo: Felix Baxmann
26.04.2022 – 04.06.2022 Die Dritte Hälfte. Joanna Buchowska. Painting, Print. Repro Nemesis Of The Underground, Joanna Buchowska, 2021, Papier und Acryl auf Leinwand, 30 x 30 cm
26.04.2022 – 04.06.2022 Die Dritte Hälfte. Joanna Buchowska. Painting, Print. Repro Vera Rubin, Joanna Buchowska, 2022, Papier und Acrylfarbe auf Leinwand, 60 x 50 cm, Photo: Joanna Buchowska
19.03.2022 – 23.04.2022 Wave Sculpture. Tomoyuki Ueno. Sculpture, Fotografie. Repro Wave Sculpture - 19.Oct.2020 9:11 Maedamisaki, Tomoyuki Ueno, 2021, Marmor, hinter Acryl montiertes Foto, Aluminium, 42 x 59 x 3,5 cm
29.01.2022 – 12.03.2022 Update. Peer Kriesel. Painting. Repro Raus aus der Grauzone, Peer Kriesel, 2021, Aquarell/Acryl/Pigmenttinte auf Papier, 44 x 44 cm
27.11.2021 – 22.01.2022 Transition. Bettina Krieg. Painting. Repro Love, Bettina Krieg, 2021, Tinte auf Papier, 200 x 150 cm

In our current exhibition of Bettina Krieg’s work, we are showing a group of new mostly large-scale drawings created over the past two years. Bettina’s line drawings evoke many associations. One can think of extremely enlarged hair bundles or waves. In any case, they are about movement and rhythm.

27.11.2021 – 22.01.2022 Transition. Bettina Krieg. Painting. Repro Love, Bettina Krieg, 2021, Tinte auf Papier, 200 x 150 cm

In our current exhibition of Bettina Krieg’s work, we are showing a group of new mostly large-scale drawings created over the past two years. Bettina’s line drawings evoke many associations. One can think of extremely enlarged hair bundles or waves. In any case, they are about movement and rhythm.

19.11.2021 – 08.01.2022 Neue Zeichnungen. Bettina Krieg. Painting. Repro La Danse, Bettina Krieg, 2020, Tische auf Papier, 60 x 42 cm, Photo: Bettina Krieg
01.10.2021 – 13.11.2021 new paintings. Daniel Bodner. Painting. Repro New York Before No.3, Daniel Bodner, 2020, Öl auf Leinwand, 60 x 48 cm, Photo: Daniel Bodner
13.08.2021 – 25.09.2021 Keep Cool. Antje Blumenstein, Joanna Buchowska, DAG, Jens Hausmann, Sebastian Herzau, Peer Kriesel, Ruri Matsumoto, Maik Wolf, Tessa Verder, Felix Baxmann. Painting, Sculpture, Fotografie
28.04.2021 – 17.07.2021 arte figurativa. vier aktuelle Positionen. Robert Bosisio, Peter Demetz, Domenico Grenci, Bruno Walpoth. Painting, Sculpture. Repro Ruth, Bruno Walpoth, 2020, Esche, 68 x 16 x 15 cm

The exhibition with four artists (two painters and two sculptors) gives an insight into the extremely lively artistic practice in the field of figurative art in South Tyrol and Upper Italy.

28.04.2021 – 17.07.2021 arte figurativa. vier aktuelle Positionen. Robert Bosisio, Peter Demetz, Domenico Grenci, Bruno Walpoth. Painting, Sculpture. Repro Time to be Free, Bruno Walpoth, 2020, Nußbaumholz, 69 x 37 x 28 cm

The exhibition with four artists (two painters and two sculptors) gives an insight into the extremely lively artistic practice in the field of figurative art in South Tyrol and Upper Italy.

15.01.2021 – 24.04.2021 The Slow Eye. Simone Lucas. Painting. Repro Erscheinung Hase, Simone Lucas, 2020, Öl auf Leinwand, 40 x 30cm
15.01.2021 – 24.04.2021 The Slow Eye. Simone Lucas. Painting. Repro Ausstellungsansicht - The Slow Eye, Simone Lucas
10.09.2020 – 13.09.2020 paper positions berlin. Joanna Buchowska, Peer Kriesel
04.09.2020 – 24.10.2020 Neue Arbeiten. Katrin Bremermann. Painting, Print
13.06.2020 – 25.07.2020 New Entries. Sebastian Herzau, Daniel M.E. Schaal, Tobias Stutz. Painting. Repro New Entries, Sebastian Herzau, Daniel M.E. Schaal, Tobias Stutz
11.06.2020 – 25.07.2020 Neue Werke . Pius Fox. Painting
23.04.2020 – 06.06.2020 Neue Werke . Katrin Bremermann. Painting, Sculpture
20.03.2020 – 18.04.2020 Raum & Hülle. Jens Hausmann. Painting
11.01.2020 – 22.02.2020 new works on paper. Felix Baxmann. Painting
09.11.2019 – 21.12.2019 new works. Flavia PItis. Painting
10.09.2019 – 02.11.2019 The Light and the Dark. Raquel Maulwurf. Painting, Print
14.07.2019 – 06.09.2019 Sommerpause
07.06.2019 – 13.07.2019 neue Arbeiten. Julius Bobke. Painting
23.04.2019 – 01.06.2019 Körperdialoge. Robert Bosisio, Gregor Gaida. Painting, Sculpture
09.03.2019 – 20.04.2019 sky sculptures. Tomoyuki Ueno. Sculpture
18.01.2019 – 02.03.2019 Malerei 2015-18. Matthias Kanter. Painting
20.10.2018 – 24.11.2018 Ralf Peters, Tessa Verder. Fotografie
08.09.2018 – 13.10.2018 put your phone away. Jim Harris. Painting
09.06.2018 – 21.07.2018 7 artists curated by Lorand Hegyi. Radu Belcin, Ugo Giletta. Painting
26.04.2018 – 02.06.2018 New York. Daniel Bodner, . Painting
07.04.2018 – 24.04.2018 With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? Tessa Verder & Tum Tum. Fotografie
02.03.2018 – 31.03.2018 Rastros. Santiago Ydáñez. Painting
12.01.2018 – 17.02.2018 Radu Belcin, Flavia Pitis. Painting
02.12.2017 – 06.01.2018 Katrin Bremermann. Painting, Print, Sculpture
14.10.2017 – 25.11.2017 Monderde. Malerei und Zeichnung. Pius Fox. Painting
14.09.2017 – 17.09.2017 Positions Berlin Art Fair 2017 (Arena Berlin, Eichenstrasse 4, 12435 Berlin)
01.09.2017 – 07.10.2017
22.04.2017 – 17.06.2017 Self Similar. Painting
25.02.2017 – 08.04.2017 Malerei. Painting
14.01.2017 – 18.02.2017 Macula
29.10.2016 – 17.12.2016 Paperworks 2. Arbeiten auf Papier
09.09.2016 – 22.10.2016 Rast. Kai Mailänder. Painting, Print
15.08.2016 – 31.08.2016 Highlights. Öffnungszeiten nach Vereinbarung. (Öffnungszeiten nach Vereinbarung) Daniel Bodner, Robert Bosisio, Katrin Bremermann, Pius Fox, Jim Harris, Stefan Hoenerloh, Ralf Peters, Santiago Ydanez. Painting
18.06.2016 – 23.07.2016 x T. Armin Hartenstein, Katharina Jahnke, Jan Kämmerling, Julia Kröpelin, Katja Pfeiffer, Christian Pilz
27.04.2016 – 11.06.2016 hunting clouds in the moonlight. Radu Belcin, Flavia Pitis. Painting
19.03.2016 – 23.04.2016 Bettina Krieg. Painting, Print
15.01.2016 – 27.02.2016 L'amoureuse en secret. Katrin Bremermann. Painting, Print, Sculpture
31.10.2015 – 19.12.2015 Happiness is boring. Katrin Bremermann, Marcel Bühler, Pius Fox, Enrico Freitag, Eva Grün, Jim Harris, Stefanie Holler, Károly Keserü, Bettina Krieg, Kai Mailänder, Thomas Müller, Katja Pfeiffer, Bernd Ribbeck, Arjan Van Helmond, Santiago Ydáñez. Print
 

Galerie Martin Mertens

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