Maria Schumacher & Stephan Jäschke
23.02. - 04.03.2018
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963
Born 1983, lives and works Leipzig, Germany.
Building compositions with crude cut out shapes, drawings and monotypes to create negative space, Schumachers large, bright, one shot process "action abstractions" implement a wide array of painterly techniques. These simple stark abstractions remain aloof to the self conscious act of painting, the distanced results of an almost mechanical action.
Born 1985 in Weimar, lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.
2014 - Meisterschüler of Prof. Astrid Klein, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig
2011 - Diploma in Fine Arts (with distintion), class of Astrid Klein, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
His work is about self reflection, expectations, prejudices, clichés, perception, casualness, situations, conditions, triviality, the so called reality, traditions in art history and classic themes of painting.