Erik Schmidt — Revisiting


Architecture, painting, photography, mixed media...

Erik Schmidt

Past: March 3 → April 16, 2022

For the first time in 15 years, Erik SCHMIDT returns to Paris for a double exhibition in Paris and Clermont-Ferrand,
Revisiting. For this first collaboration with the Claire Gastaud gallery, some twenty paintings will be exhibited in our
two venues until April 16. Two videos will also be presented («The Bottom Line» in Paris and «Cut / Uncut» in Clermont-
Ferrand as part of Vidéoformes).

Graduated of the „Freie Klasse“ UDK/HDK, Berlin and the HAW / Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Hamburg, Erik Schmidt is a key artist on the Berlin scene, painting figures and large views of the city. Observation
has an important place in his practice.
These shots, captured with his camera become digital prints on canvas.
of Tokyo from his residency in 2015 where he photographs the streets in a tangle of electrical wires and tall buildings.
Erik contemplates the city. From the street or from the top of buildings.
Other works are animated by passersby or perspectives. Erik Schmidt works on large canvases where the paint is
deposited in thick, pastel-colored strokes. There will also be videos in which Erik Schmidt stages himself in Japan and
in a Berlin stroll.

Erik Schmidt was born in 1968 in Germany and lives and works in Berlin.
He has participated in solo and
group exhibitions in institutions such as Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; MARTa Herford,
Herford, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Germany; Matsumoto City
Museum of Art, Matsumoto, Japan; and Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria, Artists Space, New York.
His works are in numerous public collections:
MARTA Herford, Herford, Germany, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren, Düren, Germany, N.B.K., Videosammlung Neuer
Berliner Kunstverein, Sammlung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berlin, Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlinische
Galerie, Videosammlung, Berlin, Ifa, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen in Germany. CGAC, Santiago de Compostela,
Fundació la CAIXA, Barcelona, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain. Belvedere, Vienna, Austria, Taguchi Art Collection,
Tokyo, Japan and Bolder University, Texas, USA

This event takes place in 2 venues
03 Le Marais
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The artist

  • Erik Schmidt