Damien & The Love Guru

Installation View
Onions
Damien & The Love Guru
2021
Brussels, BE
Installation View
Onions
Damien & The Love Guru
2021
Brussels, BE
L’Oiseau Decoré
2021
Tempera on wood panel
32 × 24 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Fall of the Rebel Angels over Grand Place
2021
Tempera on wood panel
35 × 25 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Self Portrait as a Burning Shed/Watteau’s “Spring” (1717/1718) Burned in 1996
2021
Tempera on wood panel
30 × 20 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Untitled
2021
Tempera on wood panel
25 × 20 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
6 Drawings
2021
Ink on paper (framed)
35 × 72 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Installation View
Diananess
Le Berceau
2021
Marseille, FR
Under The Table
2021
Wax, wire, wood, fabric and sheep hair
30,5 × 28 × 20 cm
Installation View
The Raid
Barbara Weiss
2021
Berlin, DE
Documentation by Galerie Barbara Weiss
3 Geese
2021
Oil on linen
170 × 110 cm
Documentation by Galerie Barbara Weiss
The Raid
2021
Oil on linen
80 × 115 cm
Documentation by Galerie Barbara Weiss
Displays
2021
Oil on oxidised copper
40 × 30 cm
Documentation by Galerie Barbara Weiss
Untitled
2021
Oil on oxidised copper
15 × 10 cm
Documentation by Galerie Barbara Weiss

Even among an extraordinary generation of figurative painters, Marwitz stands out for his distinctive, challenging visual idiom. Elegiac, myth-laden motifs, often borrowed from Greco-Roman funerary reliefs, stage a disturbing feast of physicality. The Brussels based artist uses a caustic palette and a painting style that combines old techniques with contemporary appeal.

Education

  • De Ateliers, 2015, Amsterdam, NL
  • MA Fine Art, Städelschule, 2013, Frankfurt, DE
  • Diploma in Fine Arts, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, 2012, Hamburg, DE

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

  • Onions, Damien & The Love Guru, 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Diananess, with Christiane Blattmann, Le Berceau, 2021, Marseille, FR
  • The Raid, Barbara Weiss, 2021, Berlin, DE
  • ROD, with Raphaela Vogel, Kantine, 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Kündigung, Lucas Hirsch, 2020, Dusseldorf, DE
  • Slug’s Arrest, Sundy, 2019, London, UK
  • Narch till June, Kunstverein Dortmund, 2019, Dortmund, DE
  • Bonaventura Jannis Marwitzle, Damien & The Love Guru, 2018, Brussels, BE
  • Like Unhappy Fruit, Lucas Hirsch, 2018, Dusseldorf, DE
  • D.E.L.F, 2017, Vienna, AT
  • The Year Is Over Now, Marwan, 2016, Amsterdam, NL
  • Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Twenty Years, 2015, Berlin, DE
  • Forehead, Bad Bentheim, 2014, Bentheim, DE
  • Baby Birds, with Jannis Marwitz, Dorothea Schlueter, 2015, Hamburg, DE
  • New State Of The Birds, with Jannis Marwitz, Apes & Castles, 2015, Brussels, BE

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Pooky’s Reform, Kunsthalle Fribourg, 2022, Fribourg, DE
  • Sweet Lies, Ludwig Forum, 2021, Aachen, DE
  • Matchmaker, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru for Various Others, Loggia, 2021, Munich, DE
  • Guten Morgen, Europa!, A Tale Of A Tub, 2019, Rotterdam, NL
  • Where Do Streams Run To?, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru and Lucas Hirsch, Conceptual Fine Arts, 2019, Milan, IT
  • The Chasm, Franz-Josefs Kai 3/17, 2019, Vienna, AT
  • Don Quixote, Barbara Weiss, 2018, Berlin, DE
  • Metamorphoseon, Sultana, 2018, Paris, FR
  • Friend of a Friend, hosted by Lucas Hirsch for FOAF, ChertLüdde, 2018, Berlin, DE
  • SM, Sans Titre 2016, 2018, Marseille, FR
  • B-sides & Rarities, Damien & The Love Guru, 2017, Brussels, BE
  • Aby Warburg Mnemosyne Bilderatlas, 8. Salon, 2017, Hamburg, DE
  • Augury, BQ, 2016, Berlin, DE
  • Aby Warburg Mnemosyne Bildatlas, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2016, Karlsruhe, DE
  • Grand Café, Apes & Castles, 2016, Brussels, BE
  • Micro Celebrities, Just Married, 2016, Brussels, BE
  • Function Creep, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2015, NL
  • Plus Jamais Seul, Standards, 2013, Rennes, FR
  • Collision Course, Sodom & Gomorrah, 2013, Amsterdam, NL
  • Exclusively für Alle, Prince of Wales, 2013, Munich, DE
  • De Ateliers, 2013, Amsterdam, NL
  • Say My Name, Say My Name, MMK, 2013, Frankfurt, DE
  • Erection Painting, Beyoncé, 2013, Amsterdam, NL
  • Kunstraum München, 2012, Munich, DE
  • Afraid to be Good, Lost Projects, 2012, Quezon City, PH
  • Schlagstock durch Aura kaufen, Kunstkammer, 2012, Schlieren, CH

Grants and Awards

  • Bad Bentheim Ruisdael Stipend, 2014, DE
  • Städelschule Linklaters Award, Frankfurt, 2013, DE

Related Activities

  • Co-organiser of exhibition, with Christiane Blattmann, Sundy, 2022, London, UK
  • Project in Public Space, “Betongalerie / Towers of Hope”, with Christiane Blattmann, 2011-2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Co-organiser of screening “Dieter Froese”, with Christiane Blattmann, 2012, Rome, IT
  • Co-founder of exhibition space “Die Reliktion”, with Christiane Blattmann, Golden Pudel Club, 2009-2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Let’s All Become Me!, with Christiane Blattmann, edition Kunstwegen, 2015, DE
  • Say my Name, Say my Name, published by MMK, 2013, Frankfurt, DE
  • Vandel 7: Sozialgestaltung: Liebe plus Friedhof, edited by Helmut A. Müller, published by Hospitalhof, 2011, Stuttgart, DE

Published Work

  • Mainstream, Pfeil #10, edited by Anja Dietmann, published by Montez Press, 2018, Hamburg, DE
  • Function Creep, published by De Ateliers, 2015, Amsterdam, NL
  • Zeigefinger, Pfeil #1, edited by Anja Dietmann, published by Montez Press, 2012, Hamburg, DE
  • Serie, Kartoffelverlag, 2010, Hamburg, DE
  • Vandel #5, Kartoffelverlag, 2009, Hamburg, DE
  • Vandel #1, Kartoffelverlag, 2008, Hamburg, DE