MATCHSTICKMAN

Bois, Polyuréthane, gouache, 220-230 / Wood, polyurethane, gouache paint, 86.6 x 90.5 ‘’

Born in 1961, Wiesbaden, Germany.

 

EN

Wolfgang Stiller was born in 1961 in Wiesbaden (Germany), in 1961. Between 1981 and 1984, he studied communication design at the GHS Wuppertal and later pursued his education in Fine Arts at the "Kunstakademie Düsseldorf".The sculptor travelled and worked between Turkey, the United States and China, also working as a guest professor in the NYU. He now lives and work in Berlin, Germany.His work appears in several renowned public and private collections. 

 

 

Matchstickmen has two aspects. It is certainly a commentary on society – the way we treat ourselves and other human beings. It denounce bad treatment, like big compagnies exploit employees. The other aspect of the work is more playful. Streichholzkopf (Matchsticks in german) refers much strongly to the human head in a literal way (Kopf = head). The artist hope that people get both aspect – the enjoyable as well as the more serious meaning behind it.

 

 

 

 

FR

Wolfgang Stiller est un sculpteur né en 1961 à Wiesbaden, Allemagne.

Entre 1981 et 1984 il étudie design de la communication à la GHS Wuppertal et il poursuit ses études d'art à la "Kunstakademie Düsseldorf".

Il a voyagé et travaillé entre Turquie, Etats-Unis et Chine, ayant aussi travaillé comme professeur associé à la NYU.

Il vit et travaille à Berlin, Allemagne. 

Ses sculptures paraissent dans plusieurs célèbres collections privées et publiques.

 

 

 

 

 

“Matchsitckmen” on deux interpretations. C’est évidemment une critique de la société, la manière dont nous prenons soin de nous et des autres êtres humains. Il dénonce les mauvais traitements comme les grandes compagnies qui exploitent les employées. L’autre interprétation est plus légère. Streichholzkopf (allumettes en allemand) renvoi littéralement au corps humain (Kopf = la tête). L’artiste espère que les spectateurs comprennent les deux interprétations aussi bien l’une que l’autre.

 

 

 

 

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Exhibitions

one man shows

2020 Benjamin Eck Projects,München (Germany )2man show with Ray Caesar

2017 Mark Hachem gallery Beirut, Lebanon

2016 Tändstickmuseum ,Janköpping, (Sweden)
2016 Mark Hachem gallery , Paris

2015 Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin

2014 Galerie Albert Benamou – Veronique Maxé
2014Yeni Cami, former archeolog. museum,Thessaloniki, Dimitria festival Greece

2013 Python Gallery ,Erlenbach/Zürich, Schweiz
2013 Art Issue Projects, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Voss Kunstlag – Banksmidja, Voss, Norway
2013 Gallery Basement, Voss, Norway

2012 Mube,Skulpturenmuseum Sao Paulo, Brasilien
2012 Delloro Contemoporary Art gallery, Berlin
2012 Galeria Simon Nolte, Porto Colom,Mallorca/ Spanien
2012 Pingpong Artspace, Taipei, Taiwan

2011 Kalos & Klio showroom in collaboration with Lola Nikolaou Gallery,Thessaloniki, GR

2010 Kunstverein Gera, (Germany)
2010 Galerie Ling , Berlin, (Germany)

2009 Galerie Epikur , Wuppertal Kunstverein Gera, (Germany)
2009 Galerie Schmalfuss, Marburg, (Germany)

2008 Emerson Gallery Berlin, (Germany)

2006 Galleria Cal D’oro Rome (Italy)

2005 Yamamoto Gendai ( Gallery),Tokyo ,(Japan)
2005 Emerson Gallery Berlin, (Germany)

2003 C 3 gallery, New York,(USA)

2001 Westbeth Gallery, Nagoya, (Japan)
2001 “Humanus”, Paulina Kolczynska Fine Art, New York ,(USA)
2001 Vernon Holdings Fine Art, Prague, (Czech Rep.)

2000 Roentgen Kunstraum,Ikeuchi Gallery, Tokyo ,(Japan)

1999 Galleria Scognamiglio & Teano, Napoli, (Italy)
1999 Galerie Epikur, Wuppertal ,(Germany)

1998 Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg ,(Luxembourg)
1998 ART Frankfurt, Förderkoje ,Galerie Markus Nohn,Trier, (Germany)
1998 Galerie Markus Nohn, Trier, (Germany)

1997 Galerie Markus Nohn, Trier, (Germany)
1997 Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg ,(Luxembourg)
1997 Roentgen Kunstraum, Ikeuchi Gallery, Tokyo, (Japan)

1996/97 Galerie Cato Jans, Hamburg, (Germany)
1996 Galerie Markus Nohn, Trier,(Germany)
1996 Museum Bochum, (Germany)

1995 Carsten Neumärker Galerie, Koeln ,(Germany)

1994 Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, (Germany)
1994 Galerie Epikur, Wuppertal, (Germany)
1994 Roentgen Kunstintitut, Ikeuchi gallery,Tokyo ,(Japan)
1994 Goethe Institut Tokyo, (Japan)
1994 Artium Gallery, Fukuoka ,(Japan)
1994 Goethe Institut Kyoto ,(Japan)

1993 Roentgen Kunstinstitut,Ikeuchi gallery, Tokyo, (Japan)

1992 Staedt. Galerie Schloss Oberhausen, (Germany)

1991 Studio Galerie Hamburg ,(Germany)
1991 Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen ,(Germany)
1991 Petruskirche Berlin, (Germany)
1991 Wartbergkirche Heilbronn, (Germany)

1990 Kunst und Museumsverein Wuppertal, (Germany)

1989/90 Martin Gropius Bau, Werkbund Archiv, Berlin, (Germany)
1988 Galerie Kosmos, Essen, (Germany)

1986 Atelier und Galerie Kollektiv,Wuppertal, (Germany)

group shows

2019 Madison gallery San Diego,Solana beach,USA

2018 Changwon sculpture biennale, Korea

2017 „Verleihung der Narrenkappe „ Mact/Cact contemporary art museum Ticino, Bellinzona Switzerland                                                                                                                                                         2017 Gallery Lola Nikolaou,Thessaloniki,(Greece)

2015 Python Gallery, Zürich Erlenbach. Schweitz
2015 Agalaus Kunstfestival, Voss, Norwegen
2015 Kulturfabrik Apolda, Apolda Germany
2015 Wuhan Fine Art Museum, Wuhan , China
2015 Hôtel de Gallifet/ artcenter, Aix en Provence, Frankreich
2015 Künstlerverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden. Deutschland
2015 18 + festival, Cluj – Napoca , Rumänien
2015 Galerie Simon Nolte, Münster
2015 Nanjing 2nd international art festival, Nanjing, China

2014 2 man show mit Florian Fausch,Galerie von Fraunberg , Düsseldorf
2014 Lola Nikolaou gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2013 Bienal de Curitiba,Curitiba,Brazil
2013 “Kunstlandskap Fjaler 2013”, in collaboration with NKD and Kjell Erik Ruud, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway
2013 Lola Nikolaou gallery,Thessaloniki,Greece
2013 “stronger than fear is hope”, curated by Bodo Korsig,Schmalfuss gallery, Berlin,Germany

2012 2nd international Art festival Kathmandu, Nepal

2011 “Memory_Identity ” MK2 Space, Beijing, China
2011 “softpower” Galerie Kvant ,curated by Franziska Leuthäußer, Berlin
2011 “Nordart 2011”, Rendsburg, Germany
2011 “Worldpeacefestival” Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin
2011 Galerie Nolte, Münster
2011 “5C/5C ” KT&G Sangsangmadang Gallery , Seoul, Korea
2011 “5C/5C” CIAC, Centro internationale per L’arte contemporanea, Rome Italy

2010 “Lingering Whispers” St. Pancras church, London, (England)
2010 “ Nordart “ Deutschland
2010 Delloro Gallery, Rom , (Italy)
2010 “Ereignis Druckgrafik 2 “ Leipzig, Buchmesse, (Germany)

2009 Galerie Horschick, Dresden, (Germany)
2009 Kolbe Museum – Souterrain Sammlung Hoffmann “ Tier Perspektiven “ Teil 2

2008 “critical mass” curated by marc Hungerbuehler, HYCA contemporary art center ,Beijing, (China)
“Sewn” East Asia Contemporary gallery, Shanghai , (China)
“Black and White “, Gallery 49, Beijing , (China)
“Chinese Character Biennial”, Beijing , (China)

2007 ” SURGE” curated by Marc Hungerbuehler , 798 international Art Festival , Beijing, (China)
” Dream Palace ” curated by Alfredo Martinez, A-Space, Beijing, (China)
” Lost Boorders ” curated by Alessandro Rolandi , Art Channel Gallery ,Beijing, (China)
” Must be Gallery ,798 Beijing, (China)
“SEWN” curated by Nikoykatiushka, Segment Space,Beijing, (China)
Watermill auction,Watermill, (USA)

2006 ” new chinese occidentalism “, curated by Pan Xing Lei, THE HOUSE, Beijing, (China)
2 man show with Pan Xing Lei ,chinese Art base at 798 international Art Festival, Beijing, (China)

2005 ” Made in America “, the pickled arts centre, Bejing, (China)

2004 “ Phantastik “ Landesmuseum Linz, (Austria)
2004 Maze II “, The Artists Network, New York (USA)

2003 “Kunst auf Rezept “Kunsthalle Erfurt,( Germany)
“ Re do China “ , Ethan Cohen Fine Arts gallery, New York (USA)
Watermill Auction, Watermill, (USA)
“ Certain Conditions “ Waterfront Hall Belfast, (Ireland)
“Kraftfelder” Installationsprojekt, Krefeld ,(Germany)

2002 Herforder Kunstverein, (Germany)
2002 Georg Kolbe Museum, “wächserne Identitäten”,Berlin (Germany)
2002 Staedt. Museum Zwickau, (Germany)
2002 Watermill Auction, Watermill, (USA)

2001 Museum Ratingen (Germany)
2001 Osaka Trienale, Osaka Museum (Japan)
2001 Watermill Auction, Watermill, (USA)

2000 “EXPO2000” , DASA Museum, Dortmund (Germany)
2000 “Tuchfühlung II”,Velbert-Langenberg, (Germany)
1999 K.E.Osthaus Museum, Hagen, (Germany)

1999 Galerie Jan Wagner, Berlin (Germany)

1998 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, (Germany)

1997 Galerie Markus Nohn, Trier, (Germany)
1997 “Tuchfühlung”,Velbert-Langenberg, (Germany)
1997 Roentgen Kunstraum, Ikeuchi Gallery, Tokyo, (Japan)

1996/97 “Discordia” Kunstverein, Kunsthaus Hamburg, (Germany)

1995 Ursula Blickle Stift.Kunstpreis Installation,Kraichtal, (Germany)

1994 “Platons Höhle”,K.E.Osthaus Museum, Hagen, (Germany)
1994 “Bekömmlich” Kunsthaus Hamburg ,(Germany)

1992 “Tiefgang” Schlossbunker, Mannheim, (Germany)

1991 RoentgenKunstinstitut,Ikeuchi gallery, Tokyo, (Japan)
1991 Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, (Germany)
1991 Kunstbühne in der “Open Box”, K.E.Osthaus Museum,Hagen,( Germany)

1990 ” Imitationen” K.E.Osthaus Museum, Hagen,(Germany)
1990 Studio Galerie, Hamburg, (Germany)

1987 Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal ,(Germany)
1987 Kunstpreis junger Westen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen ,(Germany)
1987 Manus Presse Stuttgart ,(Germany)

1986 “ART WIRE”, Messe Düsseldorf, (Germany)
“Bad” Wanderausstellung ,Bad Nauheim, Wiesbaden, (Germany)
Städt. Galerie Gladbeck, (Germany)

1985 Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal,(Germany)

1984 Von der Heydt Museum,Wuppertal, (Germany)

International art fairs

2018

Art Paris, Galerie Mark Hachem, FRANCE

Zona Maco, Galerie Mark Hachem, MEXICO

 

2017

Art Palm Beach, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

Art Wynwood, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

Scope Basel, Galerie Mark Hachem, SWITZERLAND

 

2016 

Art Central Hong Kong, HONG KONG

Zona Maco, Galerie Mark Hachem, MEXICO

Art Stage Singapore, Galerie Mark Hachem, SINGAPORE

Art New York, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

Art16 London, Galerie Mark Hachem, UK