Maxim Wakultschik
born 1973  in Minsk

 

Maxim Wakultschik uses art as a medium and vehicle to become aware of the uniqueness of everyday encounterences. He invites us downright to reflect them in a meditative way. He depicts the concentration of the moment, the look in the eye as a concentrated, essential image. Like a kind of symbol or brand it might be perceived  quickly and catchy, memorable and first and foremost continue to have an energetic effect. Mirror reflections, his skillful application of light and shadow and in different nuances shimmering, gleaming colors bring back memories to cult figures which to worship.

The works by  Maxim Wakultschik  to a large extend are mathematically precise and accurate constructions that create formal order from chaos of detached and separate elements.His complex and multilayered objects are product of interplay between lights and shadows, which produce colorful and deep illusion of reality. His works are proactive.

Multipersonality Series

Maxim Wakultschik’s Multipersonality series feature a range of sculptural portraits that play with color and perspective in new and exciting ways. While exploring the possibility of the fragmentation of the human face the artist experiments with striking and complex color combinations and investigates the ways in which a three-dimensional surface can inspire the viewer to interact with an art object by inviting him or her to move around it.

The Multipersonality series are, perhaps, best described as ‚sculpture-paintings, since instead of a traditional canvas the artist uses a three-dimensional surface. The resulting perspectival play moves the viewer, in a very literal sense: to discover all of its many facets, he or she is forced to move around the work.

 

EDUCATION

1992 - 2000 Studies with Jannis Kounellis at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, D

Lives and works in Düsseldorf, D

 

AWARDS

2009 recognition award ‘Switch On!’ Light Award 2009 Gräfelfing, D

2006 Special Award for Originality, ‘Kunstpreis Wesseling’, Wesseling, D

2005 Art Award PSD Bank Rhein-Ruhr, Düsseldorf, D

2001 Art Award Sparkasse Bayreuth, D

Kubo Art Award, Young Artist Competition, Stadtwerke Herne AG, Herne, D

Emprice Art Award 2001, Museum NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, D

2000 Kö-Galerie Art Award, Düsseldorf, D

Caspar von Zumbusch Prize, Herzebrock-Clarhorst, D

1987 Union Competition, Diploma, Moscow, RU

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Art Galerie 7 / Meike Knüppe, Cologne, D

2016 Simon Nolte gallery, Münster, D

“Monuments”, Christian Marx gallery, Düsseldorf, D

“Perspective Three”, TRIBU HOUSE, Geneva, Switzerland

2015 ‘Facetime 2.0’, Galeria Simon Nolte, Portocolom, Mallorca, ES

‘Porträt. Form, Farbe, Illusion’, NEW AG, Mönchengladbach, D

‘Faces’, Junig Gallery, Cologne, D

2014 ‘Der heimliche Blick’, Kunstverein Ibbenbüren, Ibbenbüren, D

‘Der zweite Blick’, Gallery Palais Walderdorff, Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Trier, D

‘Von Angesicht zu Angesicht’, Kunstverein Östliches Sauerland in the Museum Haus Hövener, Brilon, D

‘Face Time’, Galeria Simon Nolte, Portocolom, Mallorca, ES

‘Face Time’, Simon Nolte Gallery, Münster, D

‘Die Poesie des Alltags’, Kunstverein Aurich, Aurich, D

‘Zeitfenster’, Kunstverein Gundelfingen, Gundelfingen, D

‘Gesichts-Züge’, Kunstverein Heidenheim / Brenz, Heidenheim / Brenz, D

‘The Art of Shadow’, Kunstverein Nümbrecht, Nümbrecht, D

‘Face to Face’, Kunstverein Ebersberg, Alte Brennerei, Ebersberg, D

2013 The Raymond Banas Art Gallery and Maison De La Culture Et Des Loisirs, Metz, FR (catalogue)

‘Hall of Fame’, Christian Marx Gallery, Düsseldorf, D

Gallery Frank Pages, Geneva, CH

‘Face Time’, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

‘Trainspotting’, Versandhalle Grevenbroich, Municipal Gallery, Grevenbroich, D

‘new objects’, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D

‘Night Train to Moscow’, Kunstverein Biberach, Biberach, D (catalogue)

2012 ‘Der heimliche Blick’, Museum Kunstsammlungen of the City of Limburg, Limburg, D

‘wirklich – nicht wirklich’, Kunstverein Barsinghausen, with Götz Wintterlin, Barsinghausen, D (catalogue)

2011 ‘Maxim Wakultschik /Paintings’, Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, D

Turmgalerie im Schloss Augustusburg, Augustusburg, D

Municipal Gallery Petershagen, Petershagen, D

2010 ‘Night train to Moscow’, Kunstlerloge, Ratingen, D

‘Inside Movement’, Gallery im Griesbad, Ulm, D

‘East-West Night Train’, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D
‘Ambivalences’, Gallery Nolte, Münster, D

2009 ‘Closely Watched Trains’, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA  (catalogue)

‘Public Inside’, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D  

2007 ‘Deception’, Burkhard Eikelmann Gallery, Düsseldorf, D (catalogue)

2006 ‘Dualities’, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA   (catalogue)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 "new works", Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, D 

“Pure Pop - The Art of Popular Culture”, Christian Marx Galerie, Düsseldorf, D
"Happy new drawings and other objects", Gallery Burkhard Eikelmann, Düsseldoirf, D
"Unzetrenlich", Gallery Galina Seidel, Cologne, D

2016 Stiftung Starke, Löwenpalais Grunewald, Berlin, D

EAF / ENTER ART FOUNDATION, at ABC Berlin, Berlin Art Week, Berlin, D

Galeria Simon Nolte, Palma, Mallorca, ES

"Gallery's 20th Anniversary Exhibition", Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA 

"Zeitgeist", Galerie Simon Nolte, Münster, D

„Riss oder Spaltung?“, Gallery Galina Seidel, Cologne, D
„Pixel of Identities - the Body Language“. BAC Gallery, Bogotá (Colombia)
“SUPREME”, Skulptur - Malerei - Installation, Art Galerie 7 / Meike Knüppe, Cologne, D

„LIQUID ROOMS – THE LABYRINTH“, VENICE ART HOUSE Gallery, Venice, IT

"Now u see it´s Xmas season", von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D

"Art After Work", Kunstakademie.gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

"XX anniversary show", Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

"ZBOR. BELARUSIAN ART MOVEMENT" in IZOLYATSIA, Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Kiev, Ukraine, with group photo-project "Revision"

"SaisonstArt", Galeria Simon Nolte, Portocolom, Mallorca, ES

"gallery artists", von Fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Grand Opening”, Christian Marx Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2015 ‘100 Jahre Schwarzes Quadrat von Kasimir Malevich’, Seidel Gallery, Cologne, D

‘Naked’, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA, USA

‘ZBIÓR (ZBOR)’, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, PL

‘Inline Unlimited’, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D

‘Future Identities – Bodies. Places. Spaces.’ Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires, AR

‘Future Identities – Bodies. Places. Spaces.’ International Art Festival in Palazzo Radetzky, Mailand, IT

‘Hinter den Kulissen’, Christian Marx Gallery, Düsseldorf, D

‘Saisonstart 4.0’ Galeria Simon Nolte, Portocolom, Mallorca, ES

‘Revision’, Izolyatsia, Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Kiev, UA

2014 Contemporary Venice - It’s LIQUID International Art Show, Palazzo Flangini, Venice, IT

‘Männerwelten’, Kunstverein Burgwedel-Isernhagen artclub, Isernhagen, D

NordArt 2014, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, D

‘Myth & Muse, an homage to Frida Kahlo’, GO Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

‘Unter 4 Augen – Sprache des Portraits’, Kunstkreis Gräfelfing, Gräfelfing, D

‘After the fair & new positions’, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D

2013 ‘Schilderijen | Wandobjecten’, BMB Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 

‘Gallery’s Choice’, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D

‘Ensemble terrible’, Christian Marx Gallery, Düsseldorf, D

  ‘20 Jahre Galerie Ruetz – Jubiläumsausstellung’, Barbara Ruetz Gallery, München, D

‘NoTimeLikethePresent’ Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2012 ‘summertime’, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D

‘NEWart.21’, Galleria Simon Nolte, Portocolom, Mallorca, ES

‘Auf der ewigen Reise’ E.ON gallery, E.ON AG, Düsseldorf, D (catalogue)

Gallery Frank Pages, Geneva, CH

‘Radius Null’, temporary space, Factory ‘Horizont’, Minsk, BY

‘Die Schlossanlage’, Gomel Schloss, Gomel, BY

Gallery 212, Miami, Florida, USA

2011 ‘New States of Contemporary Art’, Gallery Nolte, Münster, D

Gallery Frank Pages, Crans-Montana, CH

‘In Between Days’, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, D

2010     ‘Who's Afraid of the Museum’, Hof van Busleyden Museum, Mechelen, BE  (catalogue)

‘Gallery Artists’, Gallery Frank Pages, Baden-Baden, D

‘On What’, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

‘Seewerk 2010’, Seewerk Moers, Moers, D (catalogue)

2009 ‘Krieg der Engel’, Kunstverein Talstrasse, Halle, D (catalogue)

Galerie Oben, Chemnitz, D

Gallery Rüthmüller Contemporary Art, Basel, CH

‘The Simple Art of Parody’, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, TW

‘Switch On - Gräfelfing’, Gräfelfing, D (catalogue)

‘Light Switch’, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA 

2008 ‘gallery artists – recent works’, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA (catalogue)

RCS — Russian Contemporary Show, HAN JI YUN Contemporary Space Gallery, Beijing, CN (catalogue)

‘Russische Variationen’, Landdrostei, Pinneberg, D

‘Belarusian Perspectives’, Municipal Gallery Arsenal, Białystok, PL

‘Revision’, Gallery Mimi Fertz, New York, USA

Jahresgaben, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, D

2007 ‘Revision’, Bereznitsky Gallery, Berlin, D

‘Revision’, Bereznitsky Gallery, Kiev, UA

ART ARSENAL, Municipal Artforum Arsenal, Kiev, UA 

‘Photo’, Christine Hoelz Gallery, Düsseldorf, D

2006 ‘White’, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX, USA   

Municipal Gallery, Kaarst, D

‘Bewegung, Dynamik und Kraft’, Municipal Gallery Schwingeler Hof, Wesseling, D (catalogue)

 

ART COLLECTIONS

Booz-Allen & Hamilton (Frankfurt, D), Fast Trade AG (Cologne, D), Bach, Langheid & Dalmayr (Cologne, D), 

ProFonds GmbH (Munich, D), Denk GmbH (Berlin, D), Emprise Consulting GmbH (Düsseldorf, D), 

Hewlett Packard (D), Ernst & Young, Deutsche Allgemeine Treuhand AG (Frankfurt, D), AXA (Cologne, D), Qiagen AG (Hilden, D), PwC Deutsche Revision AG (Düsseldorf, D), Sparkasse (Herne, D), PSD Bank Rhein-Ruhr (Düsseldorf, D), Granderath GmbH (Düsseldorf, D), Benning, Gluth & Partner (Oberhausen, D), PSD Bank Rhein-Ruhr (Düsseldorf, D), Adelta Finanz AG (Düsseldorf, D), Taylor Wessing (Düsseldorf, D), NEW AG (Mönchengladbach, D), Municipal Gallery Arsenal (Białystok, PL)

"Anipe" 

Optical portrait on wood
60 x 80 cm