Leif Trenkler

DER BESUCH DER SCHÖNEN DAME

Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

80 x 60 cm

2022

€ 790,00

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The print 'Der Besuch der schönen Dame' shows a woman holding on to a pink air mattress in a swimming pool, whose blue glittering water surface reflects the light, in the background palm trees and sun loungers, a place to dream.

Leif Trenkler

Leif Trenker, a graduate of the Städelschule in Frankfurt, is considered an important initiator of the New Figuration movement in Germany. In his works, which oscillate between realism and surrealism, the artist, who lives and works in Cologne, examines the effect of light and shadow on architecture, landscapes, and figures. There is deliberately no clear differentiation between fiction and reality, which becomes evident in the expressive and intentionally overdriven use of color in his pictorial worlds. Thus, through a poetic sense of reverie, he disrupts the ordinary, architectural, or natural space and draws in an exciting, fantastical dimension, where the mere visual quality fascinates and at the same time represents his unique style. His paintings on birch wood are instantaneous moments, where figures are mostly depicted in the foreground. Thematically, his work focuses on childhood memories, street and nature views, and scenes of everyday life and parties.

1960

Born in Wiesbaden

1984 - 1986

Städelschule Frankfurt/Main with Thomas Bayrle and Christa Näher

1986 - 1987

Kunstakademie Dusseldorf

1988 - 1990

Städelschule Frankfurt/Main

1990 - 1991

Scholarship „Academic Foundation of the German Society”, Italy

lives and works in Cologne

Collections of the Federal Republic of Germany
Collection Deutschen Bank
Collection of the city of Frankfurt
Collection Münchner Versicherung
Collection Schlossmuseum Murnau
Collection Stadtsparkasse Cologne
Collection AXA Versicherung
SØR Rusche Collection
Collection of the fair, Frankfurt am Main
Collection Caja General De Adhorras de Canaris, Spanien
Collection Westhoff, Bremen
Collection Schmölzer, Salzburg
aZure Collection Monaco Zürich

2021

"Leif Trenker: Beauty", Stephanie Götsch, Gottfried Knapp (Ed.), Hirmer Publishing Company

2017

„Wenn die Kunst für sich spricht”, Katharina Rudolf, FAZ Kunstmarkt Art Brussels, 22.04.2017
„Contradictions”, Cataloge Gallery Miro, Prague, Czechia

2016

„Pool und Kerker”, Luise Schendel, www.sueddeutsche.de, 20.05.2016

2014

„Der intime Blick (Bilder von Stille und Nähe)”, Catalogue, Schlossmuseum Murnau

2012

„Die Malerei lebt – in München”, Brita Sachs, FAZ Kunstmarkt, 15.09.2012
„Magische Momente”, Katrin Bachofen, Katz Contemporary, Zürich, Handelszeitung, 12.04.2012
„Annäherungen an die Wirklichkeit”, Evelyn Vogel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 10.10.2012

2011

„Salon der Gegenwart”, Kerber Verlag

2010

„Jan Vermeer in São Paulo”, Dr. Martin Tschechne, Studio Visit in: Weltkunst, Nr. 01, Seite 80–82, 2010
„Wo der Flaneur fündig wird”, Gallery of Cologne, Christiane Fricke, Handelsblatt Kunstmarkt, 29.01.2010

2009

„Ich liebe deine langen Augen” / „I Love Your Long Eyes”, ed. Dr. Martin Tschechne, Prestel Verlag, Munich

2008

„Hula-Hoop”, Leif Trenkler, Exhibition catalog, Istanbul, Turkey

2006

„Zurück zur Figur. Malerei der Gegenwart” / "Back to figure. Contemporary Painting", Authors Christiane Lange & Florian Matzner, Exhibition Catalog, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich

2005

„Leif Trenkler”, Renate Puvogel, Harald Uhr, Dumont publishing company, Cologne
„Leif Trenkler”, exhibition catalogue, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

 

2004

„doku/fiction. Mouse on Mars reviewed & remixed”, Exhibition Catalogue, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

2000

„Codici Virtuali. Sintesi di un’indagine dei linguaggi pittorico – fotografici”, Exhibition Catalogue, Salara, Bologna, Italy

1998

„Luftstation Reality. Leif Trenkler”, Exhibition Catalogue, Kunstforum Schwäbisch Hall

1997

„Traumhaft. Kreuzgang im Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt am Main”, ed. publishing company Dietmar Fölbach, Koblenz

1996

„Space Bebis. Leif Trenkler”, Exhibition Catalogue, Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Cologne
„Collezione Permanente”, Catalogue, Museo D’Arte Paolo Pini, Milan, Italy

1994

„Europa / 94. Junge Europäische Kunst in München”, Exhibition Catalogue, Munich

1991

„Leif Trenkler”, Exhibition catalogue, Schloss Friedewald, Frankfurt

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