Judges Announced For Showdown: Kirstine Roepstorff & Matthias Weischer

The wait is over. We are excited to announce that two internationally renowned artists, Matthias Weischer and Kirstine Roepstorff will be judging  the final round of the Places & Spaces Showdown competition.

Kirstine’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe and America, including solo exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, CH; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO and The Drawing Center, New York City .  Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO; The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen, DK, among others.

Matthias is considered to be part of the New Leipzig School. He studied painting from 1995 to 2001 and received his MA in 2003 from Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) in Leipzig. In 2002, he was co-founder of the artist-initiated gallery LIGA in Berlin that was run by eleven former HGB students, among them Christoph Ruckhäberle, Tim Eitel, David Schnell and Tom Fabritius. LIGA was closed after two years in 2004. Weischer is represented by Galerie EIGEN + ART (Leipzig/Berlin).

More about our Showdown judges:

 

Places and Spaces Showdown Judge, Kirstine Roepstorff

Kirstine Roepstorff is a visual artist, living and working in Berlin, Germany. Originally from Denmark. she studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark (1994-2001) and Rutgers University, Mason School of Fine Art (MFA), USA (2000).

She mainly works with collages and sculptures. The collages are often large using different material like fabrics, photocopies, cuttings, foils, brass, wood and paper.

"You Are Being Lied To" 2002 Paper, glitter, pearls, sequins, paint, on wallpaper, collage, mounted on aluminium (Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery)

Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and America, including solo exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, CH; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO; The Drawing Center, New York City, US; MUSAC, Museo Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, ESP; Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, AT; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO; The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen, DK, among others.

Places and Spaces Showdown Judge, Matthias Weischer

Matthias Weischer was born in 1973 in Rheine, West Germany, and is a painter living in Leipzig. Weischer’s works oscillate between abstract and figurative painting. His paintings depict deserted interiors like stage settings that are infused with abstract elements. Furniture, everyday objects and large-scale ornaments stylistically refer to the 1950s and 1960s, and in their collage-like appearance they establish a complex and ambiguous relationship. Since 2007 he has been focusing on drawings and studies of nature and landscape.

 

"House" Oil on Canvas (Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery)

Weischer is considered to be part of the New Leipzig School. He studied painting from 1995 to 2001 and received his MA in 2003 from Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) in Leipzig. In 2002, he was co-founder of the artist-initiated gallery LIGA in Berlin that was run by eleven former HGB students, among them Christoph Ruckhäberle, Tim Eitel, David Schnell and Tom Fabritius. LIGA was closed after two years in 2004. Weischer is represented by Galerie EIGEN + ART (Leipzig/Berlin).

Good luck.  We look forward to your submissions.

 

7 Comments

  1. Gautier says:

    It’s great for Places & Spaces Showdown to have these artists as Judges!

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  2. Jay Bower says:

    Nice !
    I love Weischers work, it really gives me a feeling
    wanting to go out there and create new things !

    Check out Collectionate,
    a new online gallery space – beautiful works !

    http://www.collectionate.com

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  3. Both artists’s work looks great. Fine to have them as Judges !

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  4. lawnspeak says:

    Great examples as if one saw these in a dark loft and suddenly a ray of light beamed through , they are themed up and upstill a standard that one can observe and hopefully nurture.

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  5. formacolor says:

    I notice these two artists as judges.
    Congratulations.
    FORMACCOLOR
    (SAATCHI GALLERY & PICTIFY)

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  6. Ottima iniziativa, complimenti.

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  7. Deb says:

    I really like both of these artists work. It is great to have them as judges.

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