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Christian Macketanz

For almost three decades, Christian Macketanz has been part of an artistic movement that is based on traditions of figurative painting but at the same time he eludes trends in his medium. In works that focus on the human form, he uses painting to explore methods of visual communication by means of facial expressions, gestures and body language. To tell without being illustrative; to imply without emphasising the mysterious; to paint without relying on the pathos of painting – these are issues that the artist examines in depth, thus developing an extremely subtle artistic oeuvre.

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"Christian Macketanz"

ISBN 978-3-86678-680-6

21,00 x 23,00 cm

126 Pages

96 colored and 14 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Gisbert Porstmann and Johannes Schmidt, Städtische Galerie Dresden
preface by
Gisbert Porstmann
Tillmann Hopfe and Johannes Schmidt
graphic design
Denise Walther, Büro Heimatstuben
Exhibition „Behauptung. Malerei von Christian Macketanz“, 30 June to 7 October 2012, Städtische Galerie Dresden