René Wirths


The book is a hybrid between an artist book and a catalogue raisonné and provides a complete overview of the works created since 2006 by the Berlin-based painter René Wirths. The works are also sorted into groups based on in part formal, in part content-related, and often surprising criteria. Wirths is a painter of things whose pictures, despite their hyperrealistic attention to detail, nevertheless dissolve again into color and abstraction. The motifs depicted are thus robbed of their “authenticity” (to quote Heidegger) and become a phenomenological examination of the things that surround us. The book pursues these examinations and supplements the astounding oeuvre by positing new aspects.

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René Wirths

October 2022

ISBN 978-3-7356-0867-3

24 × 28 cm

296 pages

470 colored illustrations


Languages: German, English, French

Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Zurich; Templon, Paris, Brussels, New York; Reflex, Amsterdam; Gana Art, Seoul  

Text by
Anne-Claudie Coric, Numa Hambursin, Janna Oltmanns, Anne Waak, René Wirths

Design by
Andreas Koch, Berlin