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Udo Noger

German born, California USA based, Udo Noger presents luminous “white” paintings hand crafted to create a dimensional and ethereal experience upon engagement.

Udo Nöger aims to bring out the luminescence of paint in his practice. The artist is known for monochromatic gray works that give the impression of emitting light. Nöger achieves this effect by stretching multiple pieces of fabric or canvas onto one frame; he either paints on, or cuts shapes into, the different layers beforehand. The negative forms produce a vessel of sorts, holding the incoming light from the outside as well as returning it to the ambient space.

Contrary to first observation, no artificial light is being installed behind the matrix of the painting. Instead the structure is purely dependent on the surrounding lighting situation. Whereas some light installations draw the viewer with their dominance – loud and blinding – Udo Nöger’s works are sensitive, reserved, and refuse quick perception. Noger creates paintings as large as 15 feet across… showcasing  the artist’s dedicated desire and technical skill toward the enhancement of space, not only around his painting, but within the art work itself.



Artist Information

Udo Nöger (German, b. 1961, Enger, Germany) aims to bring out the luminescence of paint in his practice. The artist is known for monochromatic gray works that give the impression of emitting light. Nöger achieves this effect by stretching multiple pieces of fabric or canvas onto one frame; he either paints on or cuts shapes into the different layers beforehand. As a result, the work appears lighter and more transparent in certain parts. Nöger has also been known to paint on the underside of the fabric, and to use materials of varying thickness and opacity.

Udo Nöger (German, b. 1961, Enger, Germany) aims to bring out the luminescence of paint in his practice. The artist is known for monochromatic gray works that give the impression of emitting light. Nöger achieves this effect by stretching multiple pieces of fabric or canvas onto one frame; he either paints on or cuts shapes into the different layers beforehand. As a result, the work appears lighter and more transparent in certain parts. Nöger has also been known to paint on the underside of the fabric, and to use materials of varying thickness and opacity.

Residence: Fallbrook, California
Born: 1961, Enger, Germany

Selected Exhibitions

2016

* No More – No Less, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2015
• GEISTLOS, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, FLWeight of Light, Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany
• Innen, Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
• Drawings from 2010 – 2015, Galería Álvaro • Alcázar, Madrid, Spain
• And Who Are You, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts , Miami, FL
• Unconscious Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA2014

2014

  • Invisible Visible, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
    • Beyond , Dolby Chatwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    • Water Has No Figuration, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    • Minimal Paintings, Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
    • Reduced, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO

2013
• Be Water, Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
• The Insight of the Painting, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
• Inner Surface, Timothy Yarger, Beverly Hills, CA
• New Works, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
• Light, Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2012
• Weight of Light, Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
• Licht, Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria
• Weight of light, Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Galerie Lausberg, Toronto, Canada
One Man Show at ART MIAMI
• Galerie Lausberg, Toronto/Düsseldorf
Me Water and Within, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011
• Bilder und Objekte von 1990-2011, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
• Me Water, Museum of Art Honolulu, HI
New Paintings, Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA
• One Man Show at Art Chicago, IL, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna
• The Weight of Light, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
• Inner Distance, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
• Innere Ferne, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
• Gewicht des Lichtes, Galerie Peithner – Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
• One Man Show at Scope Miami, Galerie Feichtner, Vienna

2010
• Kleine Inseln, Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria
• Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
• Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain
• Light as a Material, Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
• Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA


2009
• Little Islands, Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
• New Paintings, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe
• NM
Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA
• Little Islands, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

2008
• Me Water, Morat Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany
• Recent Works, Gebert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Recent Works, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
• Me Water, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
• Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2007
• Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
• Me Water, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Me Water, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
• Espaces Transitoires, Galerie Pascal van Hoecke, Paris, France

2006
• Light as a Material, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
• Light as a Material, Art & Cultural Center Maui, HI
• Light as a Material, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
• Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA

2005
• Light as a Material, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
• Light as a Material, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
• New Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
• Light as a Material, Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
• Bewegend, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
• Bewegend, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
• One Man Show at Art Cologne, Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf
• Bewegend, Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2004
• Light as a Material, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
• Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
• Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany

2003
• Light as a Material 2, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
• Light as a Material 1, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
• Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
• Light as a Material 1, Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria

2002
• Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
• Riechend, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
• Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica


2001
Works 1990 – 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
• Me Water, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
• Light as a Material 1, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
• White, Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada
• Riechend, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
• Me Water, Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany
• Riechend, Kunstverein Lippstadt, Lippstadt, Germany

2000
Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
• Me Water, Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria
• Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Leipzig, Germany
• Galerie Hänel, Wiesbaden, Germany
• Me Water, Art Cologne, Galerie Hänel, Cologne, Germany
• Me Water, Art Frankfurt, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany

1999
Heads and Vessels 2, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL
• Innen, Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Studiengalerie), Bielefeld, Germany
• Heads and Vessels 2, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
• Eine andere Art von Licht, Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
• Zwischenräume, Beck – Eggeling – Schlag, Düsseldorf, Germany
• Zwischenräume, Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria
• Zwischenräume, Ruth Sachse, Hamburg, Germany
• Zwischenräume, Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany

1998
Paintings and Drawings, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Heads and vessels 2, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, OH
Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica
Heads and Vessels, Galerie Hans-Jürgen Siegert, Basel, Switzerland
Eine andere Art von Licht – Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany

1997
Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY
• Heads and Vessels, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
• Heads and Vessels, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
• Mixed Media Paintings, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Bilder, Galerie Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, Germany

1996
Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
• Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany
• Heads and Vessels, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany

1995
With Bird, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• With Bird, Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY
• Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada

 


1994
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
• Recent Works, Mindy Oh Gallery, Chicago, IL
• Neue Arbeiten, Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany
• Autogen Gallery, Dresden, Germany

1993
• Between Everything, Tamenaga Gallery, New York, NY
• Between Everything, Hypo Bank Foundation, New York, NY
• Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
• Between Everything, Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen, Germany
• Zwischen Papier und Skulptur, Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
• Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany

1992
Reaches, Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY
• Reaches, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
• Reaches, Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Reaches, Mackey Gallery, Denver, CO

1991
Payton Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
• Reach in the Dust, Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
• Neue Bilder, van Alom, Berlin, Germany

1989
Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany
• Rongo-Rongo Südseebilder, Kunstverein Paderborn, Germany

1988
Euro Gallery, London, England
• Rongo-Rongo Südseebilder, Galerie Delta, Rotterdam, Netherlands
• Rongo-Rongo Südseebilder, Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
• Südseebilder, Galerie Trost, Lippstadt, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Echo, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
• The Buoyancy of Nothing, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
• Large Paintings, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
• Summer of Color, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2014
Dialogue 5:5, Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn, Germany
• Paintings, Hollis Taggart, New York
• 25 Years, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
• Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Cross Pollinate, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
• Zwischen Himmel und Erde, Galerie Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
• Beyond the Moment, Grossetti Arte Contemporaneo, Milano, Italy

2012
EENI, Grossetti Arte Contemporaneo, Milano, Italy
• Five Gallery Artists, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Light Revealed, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
• Summer Special Exhibition, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
• Winter Group Exhibition, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
• Small Works, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Entering Abstraction, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Present Tense, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
• Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
• Upstairs Downstairs, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
• Etablierte und neue Positionen, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria

2010
White Meditation Room, Grossetti Arte Contemporaneo, Milano, Italy
• Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
• Gallery Artists, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
• Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

2009
Bande – Künstler der Galerie – Galerie Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany
• Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
• White Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria
• Künstler der Galerie – Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany

2008
Landscapes, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
• Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL

SELECTED PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Metropolitan Museum, New York
Art Institut, Chicago
Bass Museum, Miami
Museum Of Art, Honolulu
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld (Germany)
Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen (Germany)
Morat Stiftung, Freiburg (Germany)
Haus der Kunst, Munich (Germany)
Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
Margulies Collection, Miami
Ronald Lauder , New York
Nixdorf Collection, Paderborn / Miami
Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Essen and Frankfurt (Germany)
UBS , Cologne (Germany)
Nordstern Insurance, New York / Cologne
Dresdner Bank, Bielefeld (Germany)
Bayrische Hypotheken Bank, New York
Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover (Germany)
Microsoft, Chicago
Microsoft, San Francisco
Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL
Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Lombart Instrument, Norfolk, VA
Ursula & Stephen Gebert, Santa Fe, Scottsdale
Wrigley Collection, Chicago
Thilmann Collection, Essen (Germany)
Peter Thiel, San Francisco
David Justice, Atlanta
Udo Lindenberg, Hamburg
Bruce Springsteen, Los Angeles
Sylvester Stallone, Los Angeles
Halle Berry, Los Angeles
Dennis & Kimberly Quaid, Los Angeles
Elton John, Atlanta, London
Axl Rose, Los Angeles
George Lindemann, Miami
Monique Lhuillier, Los Angeles
Bill Gates, San Francisco
Kelsey Grammer, Hawaii
Bovet Collection, Geneva/Miami


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