Marco Zumbé

Born: Cologne, Germany
Lives: Cologne, Germany

MARCO ZUMBE paints both on the front and back of canvasses with the use of marker-pens. Instead of using established techniques, he uses this uncommon approach for his abstract paintings. The alcohol based ink fuses with the canvas and creates a unique smooth result. Depth is created by the layers shining through from the canvas’ verso.The line as a shaping, pictorial element is an omnipresent motive. Marco Zumbe is interested in the observer’s perception and interpretation of lines. The moment when a line can be recognised as figure or object plays an essential role for him as an artist.

Education

2008
  • diploma, illustration
    university of applied sciences, Hamburg, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
  • VARIOUS INK
    POP;68 Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2015
  • WYSIWYG
    Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, New York
2014
  • untitled but with melon
    5,26m3, Cologne, Germany
2013
  • the future has a silver lining
    Gallery Frei, Cologne, Germany
2011
  • dhiver
    Gallery Frei, Cologne, Germany
2009
  • hajime
    art@space, Hamburg, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
  • what if i do not come along with my table companies
    Institut, Berlin, Germany
2012
  • back for good
    Frappant e.V., Hamburg, Germany
  • secrets
    kjubh e.V., Cologne, Germany
  • grants 11-12
    Lepsien Art Foundation, Duesseldorf, Germany
2011
  • so long and thanks for all the fish
    c/o goldwald, Neustadt a.d.W., Germany
  • i have zine the darkness
    Galerie Die schoeneStadt, Halle, Germany
2010
  • anansi
    Galerie Wehrgang, Muenchen, Germany
2008
  • figures futures
    salon du livre, paris, France

Selected Awards and Grants

2014
  • Residency
    St. Moritz Art Academy / Marcel van Eeden, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2013
  • Residency
    St. Moritz Art Academy / Thomas Gruenfeld, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2011
  • Residency
    Lepsien Art Foundation, Duesseldorf, Germany
2009
  • Newcomer Award
    Bilderbuchmuseum Troisdorf, Bonn, Germany

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