Born 1960 in Esslingen, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Matthias Dornfeld

The paintings of Matthias Dornfeld are based on his longtime interest in conventional themes, such as portraiture, landscape and still life. Within his interest in particular painting discourses, he not only operates in the tradition of classical pictorial genres, but also generates a visual aesthetic characteristic of earlier approaches to naïve expressive painting. Dornfeld’s work ultimately demonstrate that they are more acutely situated in the inventive painting strategies of analytical abstraction.


He explains: “The subjects and motives are simple, they come without thinking. They’re stupid, banal, commonplace, clichés.” It is through the repetitive use of the familiar, even boring—both in process and in subject matter—that Dornfeld subverts these painterly tropes and, in turn, makes them strange, makes them funny. (courtesy of Mousse Publishing)


The work of Matthias Dornfeld is shown internationally, including at Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen; Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki; Salon Dahlmann, Berlin; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Deichtorhallen & Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg.

Biography
Selected Works
Matthias Dornfeld
untitled
2017
oil on canvas
50 x 60 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
untitled (portrait)
2021
gouache on canva
80 x 60 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
untitled (portrait)
2021
acrylic and gouache on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
untitled (flowers)
2021
acrylic, gouache, and oil on canvas
100 x 70 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
untitled (Trotzdem)
2021
oil on mdf
155 x 115 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
untitled (portrait)
2021
acrylic and gouache on canvas
110 x 80 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
"untitled" ( flowers )
2019
oil on canvas
110 x 100 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
untitled (tier oder so)
2017
Oil on mdf
100 × 80 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
HARUURARA (sanfter Frühling)
2017
Acrylic and Gouache on canvas
200 × 300 cm
Matthias Dornfeld
untitled (horse series)
2020
Oil on canvas
180 × 200 cm
Charme Brut
September 9 - October 16, 2021
Brussels
Chants of a Gargoyle
February 27 – April 03, 2021
Brussels
Exhibitions
Texts

ELEN BRAGA, MATTHIAS DORNFELD, DIRK ZOETE 

Charme Brut 

in Brussels, BE

September 9 - October 16, 2021
Waldburger Wouters
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