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- born in Dresden - evening studies of painting at the HfbK Dresden - studies painting and sculpture at the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf - Master student with  Prof. Tony Cragg

Markus Honerla

Honerla‘s paintings insinuate into the viewer’s life, surprisingly. They lead us to new terrains whose existence we had just suspected. They invite us to spend our days and nights with them. They are like a good friend.


 

a good friend

Les poissons rouges de Matisse - with sculpture by Thomas Kühnapfel, Galerie Löhrl was founded in 1975 and has been located in Mönchengladbach since 1980
Les poissons rouges de Matisse - BIOGRAPHY Henri Matisse, 1869 - 1954 1869 Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was born on December 31 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis and grew up in nearby Bohain-en-Vermandois (Picardy).  1887/88 Matisse moves to Paris and begins to study law.  1891/92 Matisse gives up his job as a lawyer and devotes himself entirely to painting. He enrolls at the Académie Julian in Paris. After Matisse fails the entrance exam to the École des Beaux-Arts, he begins studying in Gustave Moreau's studio in 1892.  1894/95 Birth of daughter Marguerite. She and her mother, Caroline Joblaud, will often model for Matisse. 1895 Matisse is accepted at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  1898-1900 Matisse marries Amélie Parayre. Over the next two years, their two sons Jean and Pierre are born.  1905/06 Matisse and his family spend the summer of 1905 in Collioure, where the first "Fauvist" paintings are created. The following year Matisse meets the Russian collector Sergei Shchukin, who already owns several of his works and will later commission numerous paintings.  1909 Matisse rents a house in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris and has a large studio built in the garden.  1915 In New York, Matisse's work is honored for the first time in a large solo exhibition.  1917/18 In autumn Matisse travels for the first time to Nice, where he will spend the autumn and winter months in the following years. 1918 marks the beginning of the so-called Nice period.  1930 The American collector Albert C. Barnes commissions Matisse to paint the large mural La danse for his home in Merion near Philadelphia 1935 Matisse's studio assistant Lydia Delectorskaya becomes his favorite model.  1938 He rents a house in Cimiez near Nice, where he lives, with interruptions, at the Hôtel Régina until his death.  1940 His marriage to Amélie is divorced.  1943 Threats of bombing force Matisse to leave Nice. He moves to the villa "Le Rêve" in Vence, where he will live mainly until 1949. Working with scissors and painted paper gradually becomes the focus of his work.  1950/51 Matisse receives the Grand International Prize for Painting at the 25th Venice Biennale. Large exhibitions of his works are organized worldwide. On June 25, 1951, the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence is consecrated. The first comprehensive monograph by Alfred H. Barr is published in New York. 1954 On November 3, Henri Matisse dies in Cimiez.
Les poissons rouges de Matisse - Detail, goldfish

Les poissons rouges de Matisse 

2021 | Lacquer + acrylic on canvas

175 x 140 cms

 

Lady Luck - Glücksfee
DISCO - Party, Fete, Celebration, Dance, Bar
M  TEL - Motel at night, neon, light, reflection, longing place
Exhibition, Museum, Gallery, Private collection
Foreign brushes II - 1. Heimweh (Dehr, Gilkyson, Miller, Bader, Rasch) 2. My Bonnie Is Over The Ocean (Trad., Arr.: Regener, Pappik, Friderichs, Young) 3. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Dylan) 4. Spooky (Shapiro, Cobb, Buie, Middlebrooks) 5. Leider nur ein Vakuum (Lindenberg) 6. Auf der Espressomaschine (Degenhardt) 7. Motorcyle Song (A. Guthrie) 8. Hamburg 75 (Böttger, Westphal, Scheibner) 9. Blaumeise Yvonne (Dorau, Eckart, Müller) 10. I Started a Joke (Gibb, Gibb, Gibb) 11. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk (Lowe, Tennant) 12. Last Christmas (G. Michael) 13. Ruf aus der Gruft (instr.) (Weill) 14. Das Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Strebens (Weill, Brecht) 15. Zwei Gitarren (Young, Evans, Livingston, Göhler) 16. Akkordeon (Gainsbourg, Bader) 17. Le Vent Nous Portera (Barthe, Cantat, Roy, Teyssot-Gay) 18. She Brings The Rain (Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Mooney, Schmidt) 19. Leise rieselt der Schnee (Ebel, Arr.: Friderichs, Pappik, Regener, Young) 20. Across The Universe (Lennon, McCartney)
Foreign brushes I -Element of Crime reliably fill the hearts of their loyal listeners with the sweet poison of insatiable longing. The band now prove with Fremde Federn that they don't always have to fall back on their own tracks.
Fenêtre ouverte de Matisse II - The artist Henri Matisse continuously developed the motif of the window as an interface between the inner and outer realms throughout his life. It plays a key role in his work, not least because the colors of nature penetrate through the window into the interior of the studio. Art historian Shirley Blum examines more than fifty works of art-beginning with the painting Studio Under the Eaves (1903) and ending with Chapel of the Rosary in Vence (1951)-to trace in detail the significance of the recurring motif in Matisse's work. In this respect, her explanations not only trace the development of his window paintings, but at the same time open up an overview of the stages of this artist who created some of the most innovative abstract paintings of the 20th century. Fauvism is assigned to a style of painting in art history. It arose from a movement within the French avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century. Fauvism forms the first movement of classical modernism. The main representatives of the initially reviled movement were Henri Matisse, André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck. They were joined by Raoul Dufy, Albert Marquet, Kees van Dongen, Othon Friesz, and Georges Braque.[1][2] Some art historians also include Henri Manguin, Charles Camoin, Jean Puy, and Louis Valtat among the Fauves, and, according to more recent trends, Georges Rouault.[3] In the Fauvist paintings, the coloring was no longer intended to serve the illusionistic representation of an object. The painterly statement arose from the harmony of the color surfaces. Typical for most of the works are their bright colors. However, considerations of the representation of space are just as essential to the composition of the painting.[4][1] The roots of Fauvism stem from Impressionism, but the goal was to counteract the fleeting nature of Impressionist paintings in order to give the work more duration (French durée). Fauvism did not have its own theory or manifesto. According to a more recent view, Fauvism had similarities with Expressionism.
Fenêtre ouverte de Matisse I - The artist Henri Matisse continuously developed the motif of the window as an interface between the inner and outer realms throughout his life. It plays a key role in his work, not least because the colors of nature penetrate through the window into the interior of the studio. Art historian Shirley Blum examines more than fifty works of art-beginning with the painting Studio Under the Eaves (1903) and ending with Chapel of the Rosary in Vence (1951)-to trace in detail the significance of the recurring motif in Matisse's work. In this respect, her explanations not only trace the development of his window paintings, but at the same time open up an overview of the stages of this artist who created some of the most innovative abstract paintings of the 20th century. Fauvism is assigned to a style of painting in art history. It arose from a movement within the French avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century. Fauvism forms the first movement of classical modernism. The main representatives of the initially reviled movement were Henri Matisse, André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck. They were joined by Raoul Dufy, Albert Marquet, Kees van Dongen, Othon Friesz, and Georges Braque.[1][2] Some art historians also include Henri Manguin, Charles Camoin, Jean Puy, and Louis Valtat among the Fauves, and, according to more recent trends, Georges Rouault.[3] In the Fauvist paintings, the coloring was no longer intended to serve the illusionistic representation of an object. The painterly statement arose from the harmony of the color surfaces. Typical for most of the works are their bright colors. However, considerations of the representation of space are just as essential to the composition of the painting.[4][1] The roots of Fauvism stem from Impressionism, but the goal was to counteract the fleeting nature of Impressionist paintings in order to give the work more duration (French durée). Fauvism did not have its own theory or manifesto. According to a more recent view, Fauvism had similarities with Expressionism.
Fenêtre ouverte de Matisse II - Pictures in apartment, Pictures in flat
Bouquet - Flowers Still life In the history of European art tradition, still life refers to the depiction of dead or motionless objects (flowers, fruits, dead animals, glasses, instruments, etc.)[1] Their selection and grouping was based on content (often symbolic) and aesthetic aspects. These representations developed into an independent genre of painting at the beginning of the 17th century in the Baroque period. A distinction is made according to the objects depicted; this results in the sub-types of flower, book, fish, fruit, breakfast, hunting, kitchen, market, musical instrument, vanitas or weapon still lifes. The transitions to the genres of interior, animal or genre are sometimes fluid. The term stil leven (Dutch: stil = motionless and leven = existence) for a painting is found for the first time around 1650 in a Dutch inventory.
Bouquet - Flowers Still life In the history of European art tradition, still life refers to the depiction of dead or motionless objects (flowers, fruits, dead animals, glasses, instruments, etc.)[1] Their selection and grouping was based on content (often symbolic) and aesthetic aspects. These representations developed into an independent genre of painting at the beginning of the 17th century in the Baroque period. A distinction is made according to the objects depicted; this results in the sub-types of flower, book, fish, fruit, breakfast, hunting, kitchen, market, musical instrument, vanitas or weapon still lifes. The transitions to the genres of interior, animal or genre are sometimes fluid. The term stil leven (Dutch: stil = motionless and leven = existence) for a painting is found for the first time around 1650 in a Dutch inventory.
Der Finger, der zum Mond zeigt, ist nicht der Mond. - The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon.
Country Road - "I want to go back to the streets I want to sing again, not beautiful, but horny and loud Gold is found in the dirt And streets are built of dirt"
Glaubt den Kormoranen! II - Believe the cormorants!
Aussicht I - promise
Aussicht II - promise
Noigandres - ein Wort ohne eigentliche Bedeutung, in etwa „was Langeweile vertreibt“ Ezra Pound
Exhibition space with sculpture Thomas Kühnapfel
Glaubt den Kormoranen! - Believe the cormorants! Die Entstehung dieses Werkes wurde durch ein Stipendium der Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen ermöglicht ICH WILL MALEN! In coronaeinfarbigen Zeiten eine farbstrotzende Hoffnung, wie die auf den Dalben sitzenden Kormorane in Venedig, die in den kristallklaren Kanälen zu sehenden Quallen und Fische, die sind einfach (wieder) da, erzählen davon, dass die Erde uns Menschen nicht braucht, aber auch, und das find ich unumwunden wunderbar, kann man nicht laut genug in die Welt posaunen und unseren Blagen schenken: Es ist nicht 5 nach, 5 vor 12 ist es! Glaubt den Kormoranen! Und glaubt dem vielschichtigen Farbmeer der Bilder, die länger leben als Worte!
Plimmiri - Gischt Meer Nacht Griechenland Rhodos Plimmiri Beach Fish Restaurant Meeresfrüchte Mediterran Griechisch Antonis and Olga71
Prasonisi - Gischt Meer Sea Farbenpracht Colourful Griechenland Rhodos zwei Meere die unterschiedlicher nicht sein können HOTEL ZANETOS PRASONISI
Löwengischt I - Lion Meer Sea Beach Strand Sunset Glitzern Glitter Sonnenuntergang
Löwengischt II - Lion Meer Sea Beach Strand Sunset Glitzern Glitter Sonnenuntergang
Löwengischt III - Lion Meer Sea Beach Strand Sunset Glitzern Glitter Sonnenuntergang
Löwengischt IV - Lion Meer Sea Beach Strand Sunset Glitzern Glitter Sonnenuntergang
Musik auf Rädern - Das Universal Druckluft Orchester Klaus Peter Till Das Universal Druckluft Orchester A unique ensemble of mechanical music machines and their  musical operator present: "Music On Wheels" Most beautiful melodies and swift rhythms presented in a  dignified manner. A musical evergreen. For wherever air is found. The maverick among tragic solo entertainers.   Full Show The musical operator and his mirthful orchestra entertain with particular flair to an attentive audience. Following The Vibe A unique ensemble of mechanical music machines and their musical operator present: Music On Wheels Most beautiful melodies and swift rhythms presented in a dignified  manner. A musical evergreen. For wherever air is found. A varied, tactful according to inclination the following will be varied  and offered: The audience is encouraged to pursue  its favoured courtship ritual. Smooth Entertainment Light “conversational music“ allows guests to enjoy conversation while the orchestra plays.
to be weich - Sex Liebe Love Sehnsucht Sehnlust Wunsch Desire Traum Dream Leben Life Frau Weib Woman Wife Female Brust Titten Glocken Möpse dicke Dinger Breast Tits Knospen Vögeln Ritt Ride Leibe Ficken Fuck Extase Slapping Ohrfeigen Königin Löwe Haare Hear Po Arsch Hintern Butt Hüften Ass Hips Muschi Pussy erotisch erotic Love orgasm Orgasmus kommen come Lust lust pleasure desire Begierde Wollust Gier Sinneslust Verlangen Vergnügen Freude Femdom
Lentas V - Löwenfelsen Rock Cliff Gischt Spray Meer Sea Lentas am Libyschen Meer Kreta Crete Griechenland Greece Meltemi Restaurant Raki
Lentas II - Löwenfelsen Rock Cliff Gischt Spray Meer Sea Lentas am Libyschen Meer Kreta Crete Griechenland Greece Meltemi Restaurant Raki
Lentas III - Löwenfelsen Rock Cliff Gischt Spray Meer Sea Lentas am Libyschen Meer Kreta Crete Griechenland Greece Meltemi Restaurant Raki
kleines zu wenig am Meer - kleines Bild small picture Seestück seascape
zu wenig am Meer II - kleines Bild small picture Seestück seascape
kleines Lentas - kleines Bild small picture Seestück seascape
kleines zu wenig am Meer III -  kleines Bild small picture Seestück seascape
Showroom
Studio
Lentas - Löwenfelsen Rock Cliff Gischt Spray Meer Sea Lentas am Libyschen Meer Kreta Crete Griechenland Greece Meltemi Restaurant Raki
zu wenig am Meer IV - too little by the sea Streifen Stripes expressiv gestisch expressive abstrakt abstract Farbrausch Color frenzy
zu wenig am Meer - too little by the sea Streifen Stripes expressiv gestisch expressive abstrakt abstract Farbrausch Color frenzy
zu wenig am Meer IX - too little by the sea Streifen Stripes expressiv gestisch expressive abstrakt abstract Farbrausch Color frenzy
zu wenig am Meer III - too little by the sea Streifen Stripes expressiv gestisch expressive abstrakt abstract Farbrausch Color frenzy
zu wenig am Meer VIII - too little by the sea Streifen Stripes expressiv gestisch expressive abstrakt abstract Farbrausch Color frenzy
zu wenig am Meer X - too little by the sea Streifen Stripes expressiv gestisch expressive abstrakt abstract Farbrausch Color frenzy
DreamIY - Sonnenaufgang sunrise do it yourself Traum Boot boat Haus house Dream DIY Andy Warhol Mitbegründer und bedeutendster Vertreter der amerikanischen Pop Art Seine Karriere begann bereits in den 1950er Jahren als Grafiker und Illustrator für Mode-, Hochglanz- und Lifestylemagazine und entwickelte sich schnell. Er hinterließ ein umfangreiches Gesamtwerk, das von einfachen Werbegrafiken bis zu Gemälden, Objekten, Filmen und Büchern reicht. Zudem war er auch als Musikproduzent tätig. The Velvet Underground & Nico
Dytiko II - Kreta Crete Löwenberg Diskos Dytikos ist bekannt als alte Hippie-Kolonie, man kann immer noch nackt baden und ganz spartanisch am Strand zelten. FKK und Wildcampen sind hier erlaubt (im Gegensatz zum Dorfstrand in Lentas). Sonnenuntergang Sunset beer on the beach Bier am Strand Liebe Mythos Alpha Fix Hellas
Dytiko - Kreta Crete Löwenberg Diskos Dytikos ist bekannt als alte Hippie-Kolonie, man kann immer noch nackt baden und ganz spartanisch am Strand zelten. FKK und Wildcampen sind hier erlaubt (im Gegensatz zum Dorfstrand in Lentas). Sonnenuntergang Sunset beer on the beach Bier am Strand Liebe Mythos Alpha Fix Hellas
Ios - Idylle des Kykladen-Archipels Chora Kunstsammler Freund Friend Art collector Deep Blue Rooms & Apartments Universal Druckluft Orchester Blumeninsel
Veli Rat III - Veli Rat ist eine Ortschaft auf der Insel Dugi Otok in Kroatien. Leuchtturm Lighthouse Camping Mobil Reise Travel Sommer Summer Seestück Seascape Materialbild raue See wild ocean
Leinen los! III -
Leinen los! II -
Leinen los! -
Die Lim-ko IV -
Die Kal-to II -
Die Eos -
Nereide -
Die Kal-to -
Die Haikal -
More III -
More II -
Reflexion V Ponta do Pargo and More III Office pictures
Reflexion V Ponta do Pargo - Madeira Island Portugal - where Europe meets the tropics
Kreis II -
Reflexion IX -
Reflexion VIII Goldflut -
Reflexion XIV -
Reflexion VII Königin -
Reflexion I -
Reflexion II -
Europa - a figure of Greek mythology, is the daughter of the Phoenician king Agenor and Telephassa. Zeus fell in love with her. He turned into a bull because of his suspicious wife Hera. His messenger Hermes drove a herd of bulls near Europa, who was playing on the beach of Sidon, and Zeus' bull carried her off on his back. He swam with her to Matala on the island of Crete, where he changed back. The union with the god gave birth to three children: Minos, Rhadamanthys and Sarpedon. Due to a promise of Aphrodite, the foreign continent was named after Europe.
Europa
Lichter I -
Lichter XVI -
Lichter V -
Lichter XIII -
Lichter IX -
Lichter X -
Lichter XI -
Lichter VIII -
Lichter XV -
Musik auf Rädern - Das Universal Druckluft Orchester Klaus Peter Till Das Universal Druckluft Orchester A unique ensemble of mechanical music machines and their  musical operator present: "Music On Wheels" Most beautiful melodies and swift rhythms presented in a  dignified manner. A musical evergreen. For wherever air is found. The maverick among tragic solo entertainers.   Full Show The musical operator and his mirthful orchestra entertain with particular flair to an attentive audience. Following The Vibe A unique ensemble of mechanical music machines and their musical operator present: Music On Wheels Most beautiful melodies and swift rhythms presented in a dignified  manner. A musical evergreen. For wherever air is found. A varied, tactful according to inclination the following will be varied  and offered: The audience is encouraged to pursue  its favoured courtship ritual. Smooth Entertainment Light “conversational music“ allows guests to enjoy conversation while the orchestra plays.
Das Bild will keinen Titel! -
Luka -
Nala -
Exhibition Petersburg hanging salon hanging enough space for pictures everywhere
Veli Rat I -
Etüden IX -
Roll Over Beethoven -
Etüden XI -
Etüden XII -
Tanz mit Günther I -
Tanz mit Günther V -
Tanz mit Günther IV -
Tanz mit Günther II -
Tanz mit Thomas I -
Tanz mit Thomas II -
Tanz mit Thomas IV -
Tanz mit Thomas III - Animals Since the mid-1990s, sculptor Thomas Kühnapfel (*1966) has been working on sculptures that owe their creation to calculated physical forces. With the help of air and water, he puts materials ranging from sheet metal to stainless steel under enormous pressure and thus forms volumes that often appear like floating cushions and yet have not lost their physical weight. In contrast to the traditional methods of sculpture, the beating of a form out of a block or the forming of a shape by modeling clay, he creates a limited space from within in a way not previously thought possible through the resistance of the material in question made visible. This also means that for him the process of creation is just as important as the final result, which is why some of his sculptures, such as the one in 2014 in the courtyard of the Museum Kurhaus Kleve, are executed virtually as a public performance and gave the participants an unforgettable impression of the elemental force of the action of compressed air on the curving steel. The interplay between precise control and induced chance that is at work here reflects Kühnapfel's fundamental conviction of an organic way of dealing with the material and thus with the world: if the force used corresponds to the matter, there is a chance of a necessary form that is legitimate in itself. Rees/Lower Rhine
Musik auf Rädern - Das Universal Druckluft Orchester Klaus Peter Till Das Universal Druckluft Orchester A unique ensemble of mechanical music machines and their  musical operator present: "Music On Wheels" Most beautiful melodies and swift rhythms presented in a  dignified manner. A musical evergreen. For wherever air is found. The maverick among tragic solo entertainers.   Full Show The musical operator and his mirthful orchestra entertain with particular flair to an attentive audience. Following The Vibe A unique ensemble of mechanical music machines and their musical operator present: Music On Wheels Most beautiful melodies and swift rhythms presented in a dignified  manner. A musical evergreen. For wherever air is found. A varied, tactful according to inclination the following will be varied  and offered: The audience is encouraged to pursue  its favoured courtship ritual. Smooth Entertainment Light “conversational music“ allows guests to enjoy conversation while the orchestra plays.
Etüden I-VI -
Etüden IV -
Etüden III -
Etüden II -
Etüden I -
Etüden VI -
Etüden V -
Seestück I -
Seestück II -
Seestück III -
Insel morgens -
Insel mittags -
Insel abends -
Die Lim-ko III -
Die Lim-ko I -
Nala -
Terra incognita XIV -
Moment (mit Hund) II -
Umarmung -
EXIL -
Atelier - Studio
Moment (Greece Woman Carrying Phallus I) VIII -
Moment (Greece Woman Carrying Phallus II) VIII -
Moment (Greece Woman Carrying Phallus I + II) VIII
bunt -
gelb -
rot -
blau -
grün -
grau -
Land I - Landscape
Land II - Landscape
Land III - Landscape
Land IV - Landscape
Land V - Landscape
Land VI - Landscape
Land VII - Landscape
Land VIII - Landscape
Le fauteuil jaune de Matisse -
L'été de Matisse -
Am Wasser I -
Am Wasser III -
Am Wasser II -
Am Wasser V -
Dorfschönheit - Village beauty
Ufer - shore
L'ART D'AIMER - THE ART OF LOVE
EVERLAST -
Ein Spiel und ein Zeitvertreib -
2013 -
Swimmingpool -
Love Ranch -
Die Einsicht bleibt -
Fütterung - feeding
Terra incognita I -
Terra incognita III -
Terra incognita II -
Terra incognita IV -
Terra incognita V -
Terra incognita VII -
Terra incognita VIII -
Terra incognita IX -
Terra incognita X -
März - March
Toro y Torero - Bull and bullfighter
Architektin, 41 -
Mama - Mum Mummy
Carolin -
Liz -
Engel - Angel
Ellida -
Test hanging without obligation and free of charge
Test hanging without obligation and free of charge
Test hanging without obligation and free of charge
Ellida - Woman from the sea in Berlin
Was? - What?
Violetta -
Tilda -
Cécile -
Kleine Lesende (mit) Grete - Little reader
Le Manteau - the coat
"Le Manteau" with sculpture Thomas Kühnapfel
Once Upon a Time -
Le Génie de la Liberté -
Chess! -
BYE BYE P. -
PHOTO -
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Mach‘s gut, Manitu! - Take care Manitu!
Ich vermute, auch sie hat von meinem  Wodka getrunken. (nach Raymond Carver)  I suspect she drank some of my vodka too. (after Raymond Carver)
AUDREY (Wissant) -
ALL OF US -
Studie - study
MAYFLOWER -
SUMMER -
Aber das ist eine andere Geschichte. - But this is another story.
Fenster - window
Brain Y. K. -
IQ -
Funny Face I -
Funny Face II -
Morgenstern - Morning star
o. T. - untitled
Neu-Amerika - New America
o. T. - untitled
24 HOURS -
genug - enough
play! -
o. T. - untitled
Seestück - seascape
Rama Lama Ding Dong -
Ma nuit chez Maud -
Night Vision -
  x im    bor -
o. T. -
Selbst in Farbe -
My god, what does she want? -
Ideal -
Pin-up -
ASA NISI MASA -
SCHÖN - beautiful nice lovely

Markus Honerla’s abstract painting is characterised by his intense engagement in sculpture and painting during his studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, as a master student of Tony Cragg, as well as later in photography and digital image processing. What really fascinates him about painting is the immediacy of real time. Nothing can be limited, blown up or repeated as if using a computer. Painting requires maximum skills. His artistic experiences in several genres give his work its distinctive style. Relievos consisting of fine parallel lines reveal layers and structures moving apart from one context and being slid over others. These structures and fragments allow for different perspectives on various worlds at just one look.


                                The Frankfurt Art Experience, 2020


 


It’s all about colour

Markus Honerla has worked in several genres, 

but what really got him is painting.


Tony Cragg, Richard Serra, Magdalena Jetelová, Bruce Nauman, Donald Judd – when Markus Honerla enumerates the names of people who influenced him during his studies at Düsseldorf Art Academy, it sounds like a personnel list of Documenta during the 1980s and 90s. In Düsseldorf, the first division team of artists had gathered, they were teaching at the academy, making exhibitions. Before, Honerla had attended the evening painting course in Dresden, and not just compared to that, Düsseldorf must have seemed to him like enormous freedom: openness between the different genres of art – from photography to stage design – instead of physical separation between the subjects painting and sculpture, open-mindedness for all currents of this world instead of regional echo chambers. 

While Honerla was increasingly focusing on the field of sculpturing when he lived in Düsseldorf, today painting is central to him. That there had been a long chapter of digital image processing in Berlin during the 00s should also be mentioned. What we see now is flawless flatware for the wall, created in the classical way using brush and paint. The beginning is marked by one specific painting: “ASA NISI MASA” from 2007. It is one of the first paintings Markus Honerla brought onto the canvas after about 20 years of abstinence from painting. A start going along with the insight that the contact between artist and canvas is immediate and direct. Whatever appears on it comes up in real time and is neither limited by a computer’s processing power, nor by the usual technical effort typical for the sculpturing scene of the 1990s. Compared to that, painting is a downright organic way of working with minimum use of resources, but still requiring maximum skills in order to give a sentiment shape and colour. In case of Honerla, structure also plays a role. In his strictly black and white series “Land”, it is decisive: Relievos of fine parallel lines create forms, widen into landscapes. In his études, however, the paint appears as if cut out of paper strips. In general, Honerla quite often uses collage looks, but he creates them using paint only. Filmogen lacquers, by the way, put on top of one another, building several layers. And it is exactly this technique that seems to close the circle – to sculpturing, when Honerla understands the individual applied paints as delimited layers and juxtaposes matt and shiny surfaces in an extremely exact way. As well as to digital image processing, when forms detach from their context, suddenly, and are being laid over others by Honerla.

Ultimately, it is all about paint and colour. Not as a texture, but as red, yellow, and blue. The three elementary colours creating all those brilliant paintings.


                                         Siiri Klose, 2018

Photo Portrait Markus Honerla • born in Dresden • Evening course in painting at Dresden University of Fine Arts •Studies in painting and sculpture at Düsseldorf Art Academy • Master student of Prof. Tony Cragg

born in Dresden

Evening course in painting at Dresden University of Fine Arts

Studies in painting and sculpture at Düsseldorf Art Academy

Master student of Prof. Tony Cragg

Contact

Markus Honerla

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01277 Dresden, Germany 

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