Stefan Sehler

 

presented by Parker's Box

 

 

Born 1958 in Nuremberg, Germany

 

Stefan Sehler has developed the ability to position himself in an intriguingly precise juggling act, on the razor's edge between opposing and complementary territories of painting. His negotiation of an evolving dynamic between representation and abstraction has given him a respected position in Europe, in relation to both the legacy of German painting, and the potential of its future. Sehler’s reverse paint technique on Plexiglas panels may link his thinking to Gerhard Richter's mirror paintings, as does his strong relationship to both figurative and abstract mechanisms. However, while acknowledging the achievements of painters of the older generation in Germany, whenever his work has been shown alongside artists like Richter or Polke, it has been resolutely on his own artistic terms. Sehler is unquestionably a pioneer, not a follower, and the risks he has taken in developing new techniques and ideas clearly bear witness to this spirit.

 

 


Stefan Sehler, Untitled (Abstract I), 2011, oil, enamel and acrylic paint behind plexiglas, 86¼ x 62¼ inches

Stefan Sehler, Untitled (Abstract II), 2011, oil, enamel and acrylic paint behind plexiglas, 86¼ x 62¼ inches

Stefan Sehler, Untitled (Abstract III), 2011, oil, enamel and acrylic paint behind plexiglas, 86¼ x 62¼ inches

Stefan Sehler, Untitled (Foliage I), 2011, oil, enamel and acrylic paint behind plexiglas, 50 x 50 inches

Stefan Sehler, Untitled (Foliage II), 2011, oil, enamel and acrylic paint behind plexiglas, 50 x 50 inches