David Röder

Drawing / Collage

David Roeder’s paintings are defined by peculiar figures, grotesque artifacts and curious sceneries. The artist […] is consistently searching for the essence of situations, for the narratives behind the obviously visible and the subtle expressiveness that can be found in transitional moment. The works are not means of storytelling themselves as they much more aim to distill a significant moment that could be compared to a cinematic “still”. Fundamental to his works is a sublime patina, a painterly sound, a muted static on which (via complex strategies of applying and removing paint) sceneries, figures and objects take shape. Rising from such surroundings, they come to their own significant life, oscillating between allegation and scrutiny of this unsteady existence. Along the way, they tell stories about the vague that lurks behind what is evident and vice versa. (Ralf Hartmann)

  • 1987 born in Eden (Germany)
    2007-2013 Studies of painting at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    2010-2013 Studies in the class of Prof. Annette Schröter
    2011-2012 Studies at the School of Arts, Glasgow
    lives and works in Glasgow (Scotland)

Solo shows

  • 2016 Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
  • 2013 Mürbe & Die vom Parkplatz, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    Noch bevor der Oheim hinsehen konnte kam ein Windstoß und blies alles davon, Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig
    2012 Fragile Gang, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    Secret Picnic Spot, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow (Scotland)
    2011 Sand für die Augen, Harkort art space, Leipzig

Group shows

  • 2016 Dropping the Guru, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
    Blind Date, Alabama Sir, Leipzig
    Portraits einer Stadt, City Hall, Wasserburg am Inn
    Radiophrenia, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
    The Arbroath Template, Hospitalfield, Arbroath (Scottland)
    50 Million Painters can‘t be wrong, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow
    Artist Self-Publisher‘s Fair, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London
    Blaue Perle, Kesselhaus, Bergisch Gladbach
    Summer Wine, Torna, Istanbul
    Pardon me but my Position has been struck by Lightning, The Substation, Melbourne (Australia)
  • 2013 Adler mit Krone, Galerie im Bürgerhaus, Sulzfeld (Germany)
    At it's best, Sächsische Landesvertretung, Berlin
    WIN/WIN - Purchases of the Cultural Foundation of Saxony, Halle 14, Leipzig
    Degree Show, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    2012 Keine Tricks, New Bretagne, Essen
    Ohne dich ist das Universum nicht schön, WKR, Leipzig
    High End, Raum 4.4, Leipzig
    The Family Show II, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow (Scotland)
    Wasserburg - Gestern/Heute/Morgen, Art association AK68, Wasserburg am Inn (Germany)
    2011 Junge Kunst 14, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    Dis/Array, MZIN, Leipzig
    2010 Miss Waldrons roter Stummelaffe, Art association AK68, Wasserburg am Inn (Germany)
    Schnittstelle Druck, Museum of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    Hipp Hipp Hurra, Raum 4.4, Leipzig
    Die Druckgrafik, Art association Pfaffenhofen (Germany)
    2009 Studienpreis der HGB, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig