Notable German painter & installation artist, Michael Laube works on transparent acrylic glass in three dimensions that produce a spatial color effect similar to the artistic styles of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko.  His body of work transgresses the boundaries of traditional painting in his own unique way, opening them up to different dimensions of space and time. Although the color in his acrylic glass objects and installations remains captured in the surface, it still seems dematerialized, disembodied, and never concretely localized. It becomes part of the surrounding space, woven into a dynamic, variable system of forces that is formed from light.

 

The refractions, reflections, and highlights of the painted acrylic glass sheets, which are often arranged in layers, transform space into a multidimensional event that can be described anew again and again as one walks past it, thereby ruling out any absolute perception of Laube’s works. They challenge the viewer to change perspective and do not conform to the definition of pure objectuality.


 

 

Born in Coburg, 1955,
Studies in Art at the HdK, Berlin, Master Student of Georg Baselitz, 1986 - 1994

 

Scholarships / Awards

1989 Price of Darmstadt Secession for emerging art

1989 Art Prize Zweibrücken, Kunstverein Zweibrücken

1985 Karl-Hofer Scholarship

 

Exhibitions
2012
Galerie Kuckei+Kuckei, Berlin
2011
'Geschichtet', Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf
'The Thaw', Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto
2010
'Space Reloaded', KunstHalle Cloppenburg
'Beyond Painting' , Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto
2009
'shifting', Axel Anklam, Michael Laube, Myriam Resch
Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover
'Michael Laube', Galerie Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
'the solo project', St. Jacobshalle Basel
'Kunst im kleinen Format', Overbeck-Gesellschaft Lübeck
2008
Group Exhibition, Lausberg Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Group Exhibition, Galerie Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
2006
'Raum 10', Galerie Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
'Personal Structures: schwarz-weiss als Farbe', Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
'Tower Lights', Kunstallianz1Berlin (with V. Kempter, P. Kraneis, D. Vollenbroich)
2005
Galerie Robert Drees, Hanover, Germany
Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany
2004
Galerie Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
'Stripes and Colours', Galerie Robert Drees, Hanover, Germany
'Junger Sommer', Galerie Exner, Vienna
'SET', Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
2003
Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany
Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Germany
2001
Galerie Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
2000
'30 Meter', Galerie Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
1999
Galerie Obart, Karlsruhe, Germany