Matthias Bitzer’s collages, paintings, sculptures, and drawings open the view to “hidden” spaces within a space and thus to the coexistence of the most various truths and identities. Through complex connections between historical personalities, references to modernism and contemporary history, as well as autobiographical elements, Matthias Bitzer raises the concrete exploration of space and the realities hidden in it to a meta-level. While with his art-historical predecessors such as Láslò Moholy Nagy or Oskar Schlemmer new perspectives on time and space were created exclusively on the formal level, Bitzer’s spatial installations translate meaning into abstract, narrative codes and visualize the fragility of the “one” truth.
Matthias Bitzer is born in 1975 in Albstadt, Baden-Württemberg and has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, he lives and works in Berlin. Bitzer’s work has been included in a number of international exhibitions at venues including the Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2009), the Rosenblum Collection, Paris (2011) and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012). His works are included in museum collections such as the LACMA Los Angeles, the Marta Herford Museum or the Kunstsammlung Gera. Solo shows have been presented at the K21 Kunstsammlung-Nordrhein Westfalen (2015-16), the Kunstverein Hannover (2010) and the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn (2007). Upcoming solo shows will take place at Kunstverein Leverkusen (2019) and Kunsthalle Göppingen (2020).