Laurentius Sauer

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Works by Laurentius Sauer

  • Sauer laurentius mixed feelings gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    Mixed Feelings

    Oil Spray on canvas / 100 x 70 cm / 39.4 x 27.6 in / €2,000

  • Sauer laurentius DIAMONDS gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    DIAMONDS

    Oil Spray on canvas / 100 x 70 cm / 39.4 x 27.6 in / €2,000

  • Sauer laurentius jump gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    Jump

    Oil, pastel, acrylic on plastic on canvas / 160 x 142 cm / 63.0 x 55.9 in / €3,250

  • Sauer laurentius raincape w o dad gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    Raincape w/o Dad

    Oil, pastell on k.way raincape on canvas / 115 x 100 cm / 45.3 x 39.4 in / €2,350

  • Sauer laurentius blackcloud island gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    Blackcloud Island

    Oil, pastell on print on canvas / 125 x 175 cm / 49.2 x 68.9 in / €2,950

  • Sauer laurentius the rising star gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    The Rising Star

    Oil, spray on canvas / 160 x 130 cm / 63.0 x 51.2 in / €3,050

  • Sauer laurentius road gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    Road Sheriff

    Oil, acrylic on print on canvas / 120 x 140 cm / 47.2 x 55.1 in / €2,850

  • Sauer laurentius ood gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    O.T. OOD

    Oil on print on canvas / 100 x 80 cm / 39.4 x 31.5 in / €1,900

  • Sauer laurentius nydp gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    NYPD

    Acrylic on print on canvas / 100 x 85 cm / 39.4 x 33.5 in / €1,800

  • Sauer laurentius my american dream gregor hildebrandt muenchensold

    My American Dream

    Spray, oil on print on canvas / 125 x 135 cm / 49.2 x 53.1 in / €2,950

  • Sauer laurentius k love gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    K Love

    Oil, acrylic on print on canvas / 120 x 92 cm / 47.2 x 36.2 in / €2,000

  • Sauer laurentius africa in a bottle gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    Africa in a Bottle

    Oil, acrylic on print on canvas / 155 x 120 cm / 61.0 x 47.2 in / €3,050

Exploring the limits and possibilities of coincidence

A wooden perch stands uncannily in the forest, and yet surreptitiously blends into its surroundings. Its placement was as part of the large-scale installation «The View» by Laurentius Sauer exhibited in 2018 as part of the group exhibition «Forest. Enter. Exit» at the MEWO Kunsthalle in Memmingen, Germany. The surface of the wooden perch is sprayed with bright colours and it rises up to provide a view of the corresponding wall piece: a large-format graffiti composed of organic shapes, letters and logos evoking a highly abstracted urban landscape.

For Sauer, graffiti and the use of spray paint in public spaces has been an important pathway to his current artistic practice. «It felt good to make something that lasts and at the same time contribute to current society», the artist explains in an interview. He creates works focusing on the possibilities and limits of coincidence as well asking questions of contemporary debate, unpacking masculinity and the patriarchy through his interest in pop culture. The artist strives for the ever-new, questioning the world that surrounds him through quick and sensitive gestures on the canvas. Using spray paint as a medium and technique, Sauer is able to create in the moment. His brisk work, however, does not exclude an intense examination of material, color, and form. The artist's interest in both traditional and contemporary painting is evident in the careful yet dynamic placement of lines and planes.


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Laurentius Sauer in his studio.

Interaction of materiality and cultural (self-) referentiality

Laurentius Sauer's canvas works provide strong insight into his technical as well as thematic work: Traditional materials such as oil paint or pastel and chalk meet lacquer paint. On the one hand, they represent the classical art form, and on the other, they can be found in contemporary urban spaces. In «My American Dream» (2020) the artist combines his expressive gesture with motifs and slogans from our world of consumption and advertising. He relates typography, sharp shapes and vivid colors to each other and enables the viewers to question their own position in their everyday life, in a world surrounded by images and cultural references.

Text by Gianna Rovere

I perceive physical exertion as relaxation, so painting may definitely be strenuous.

Laurentius Sauer

Biography Laurentius Sauer


born 1987 in Germany


Education

2011-2017 Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Germany / Painting and Graphics, Class Prof. Günther Förg and Class Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt

Master Scholar («Meisterschüler») of Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt

2007-2010 Graphic Design, Friedrichshafen, Germany


Exhibitions (selection)

2019
GREEN WONDERLAND, Sommergalerie, Zöbing, Germany (SOLO)
Benefizauktion NAK, Neuer Aachner Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Innercircle, Kösk, Munich, Germany
arrivederci, off space, Augsburg, Germany

2018
Forest enter exit, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
Aufbruch, BERLIN ART WEEK , WURLITZER PIED A TERRE COLLECTION, ARTITIOUS, Berlin, Germany
Wir schwimmen alle im gleichen Wasser, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany
IAM A FAN OF, Monopol, Siegen, Germany

2017
We are the ones, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gurlz, Tungsten Gallery, London, England

2016
bare-knuckle fight, Raum.49, Munich, Germany (SOLO)
oder?, Kunstarkaden, Munich, Germany


Collections

Hildegard Collection, Berlin, Germany


Prices & Scholarships

2019-2020 Scholarship Bayerisches Atelierförderprogramm


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