Markus Linnenbrink


epoxy resin on wood
12 x 14 inches

German-born, Brooklyn-based artist Markus Linnenbrink creates pulsating, visceral works using bright resin colors. Stripes show up often as a composition, and the artist is drawn to them for their dynamic visual presence, saying, “It is the nature of stripes that they move things.” His process owes something to Modernist painters from the past – most notably Morris Louis and his poured works that used gravity to apply the paint – though his use of the stripe as a motif and the sculptural quality of the epoxy resin situate him more in contemporary times. Linnenbrink’s recent group exhibitions include Local Color at the San Jose Museum of Art; ROY G BIV at Waterhouse&Dodd, New York; and the 2010 Beijing Biennial. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Hague Ministry of Culture, the Hague; Harvard College, Cambridge; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover; Museum Neue Galerie in Kassel; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the San Jose Museum of Art; and UCLA’s Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, among others.