Even after 20 years of living with German Stegmaier’s paintings hanging in our house, they feel as humble and fresh as the first time I saw them. Every time my eyes meet them they look new.
Four years ago, I visited Germain Stegmaier in his light-filled studio in the heart of Munich. This spring 23 oil and watercolor paintings arrived at our gallery.
Stegmaier works on most paintings over several years. They evolve through many layers of paint. When they detach from the artist’s hand, they are a coherent painted object, a colorful body of light.
“When I start a painting, I do not know how it will finish.”
No plan in the beginning, not knowing the end. The path of the painter and the painting leads toward the fulfillment of just being here in this moment.
This is the first exhibition of the Munich based painter German Stegmaier in our gallery. Please visit and experience Stegmaier’s light with your own eyes.
1959 born in Mühldorf/Inn, Germany
1977-78 studied mathematics and philosophy of science at the University of Munich
1980-86 Academy of Fine Arts Munich
1989-90 Rijksakademie Amsterdam
Lives and works in Munich
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin -Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berlin
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Busch Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich
Chabot Museum, Rotterdam
Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Netherlands
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna