Jens Schubert


With the vivid and impasto variegation of his paintings, the striking forms and particularly with the repetition of motifs Schubert`s formal language sometimes reminds the viewer of folk art. Masks, animal motifs, floral and architectonic elements, as well as abstract ornaments are interwoven to puzzling and mythical figures. Not a realistic depiction or story telling is decisive, but the expression focuses on a strong emotional charge of the pictures. The prints are extremely complex. Either Schubert compiles varied motifs on one plate or he puts several layers above one another on his large size prints, so that different individual motifs form a new figure. He counteracts the possibility to reproduce a linocut by reusing motifs, but he solely creates unique prints. The emerging traces of work and differences of the cover remain as characteristics of the printing process, as they give proof of the authenticity of the print and its uniqueness.


1983 born in Schwarzenberg (Germany)
2003-2004 Education as technical design assistant
2004-2009 Studies of painting at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
2009-2011 Master studies in the class of Prof. Annette Schröter
lives and works in Leipzig

Solo shows

  • 2015 Promethium, Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz
    Perspektiven der Gegenwart - Jens Schubert, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main
    Empire (mit Paula Gehrmann), Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    2014 The Foundation of Power, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf
    Das Libellenschwert, Galerie M2A, Dresden
    2013 Blackmagickparty, MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen
    2012 new age, m2a Gallery, Dresden
    VOLTA NY, New York City
    2011 Die Herrrschaft des Feuers, m2a Gallery, Dresden
    Von Helden und Drachen, Raum 4.4, HGB Leipzig
    2010 Dragon Slayer, Bongout Gallery, Berlin
    Bad Fairy Tales, Showroom Kunstfeler, Dresden

Group shows

  • 2016 Klassentreffen - Master students of Annette Schröter at HGB Leipzig, Sparkasse Leipzig Art Exhibition Hall, Leipzig

  • LUBOK - prints and artist books, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf
    2015 Pro M - 22. Jahresausstellung, Westwerk, Leipzig
    Daab Salon, Daab Verlag, Cologne
    Wunschlos glücklich, Kunstverein Duisburg
    2014 Update 02, Galerie M2A, Dresden
    2013 Prints / Made in Leipzig, Hungarian Academy of Visual Arts, Budapest
    Linolschnitt Heute, Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen (Germany)
    Adler mit Krone, Junge Kunst aus Leipzig, Bürgerhaus Sulzfeld
    Schaufenster: Zwickau meets Dresden, Kunstverein Freunde Aktueller Kunst e.V., Zwickau
    Carolyn Case & Jens Schubert, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York City
    LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig, Centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia (Mexico)
    Wegzeichen 13, Heinrich-Hartmann-Haus, Oelsnitz
    LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo del Teatro Isauro Martínez Torreón, Coahuila (Mexico)
    Ego Identity - New York, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Galerie M2A, Dresden
    2012 LUBOK, Instituto de Artes Graficas, Oaxaca (Mexico)
    High End, Room4.4, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    Purchases by Kunstfonds 2012, Agency of Freistaat Saxony, Berlin
    Die Schlampe Malerei, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig
    LUBOK, Capilla del Arte, Puebla (Mexico)
    Sunday Park, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf
    WIN / WIN. Purchases by Freistaat Saxony, Halle 14, Leipzig
    LUBOK, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City
    LUBOK, Kulturbahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf
    2011 Falsche Freunde - Master students of Prof. Annette Schröter, Galerie Kleindienst
    Olpe-Wolfen-Schwarzenberg, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Falsche Freunde 2, Art hall Kühlungsborn
    Lubok - Künstlerbücher aus Leipzig, Museum of art Spendhaus, Reutlingen
    Convoy Leipzig, Biksady Gallery, Budapest
    Meisterschülerausstellung 2011, Academie of Visual Arts Leipzig
    druckgrafik_aktuelle positionen, Schafhof-Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising
    2010 Hotel Genial, Art association Tiergarten/Galerie Nord, Berlin
    Lubok, Gallery Bongout, Berlin
    Lubok, Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie, Quedlinburg
    Ereignis Druckgraphik 2, BBKL/Galerie Vorortost, Leipzig
    Bad Fairy Tales, Showroom Kunstfeler, Dresden
    Die Druckgrafik, New art association Pfaffenhofen, Pfaffenhofen/Ilm
    Good mornin` Leipzig, how are you?, Gates of Eden, Mannheim
    Mutterboden, Villa Kobe, Halle
    Schnittstelle Druck, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Lubok, Art association Essenheim
    Atlas, Galerie Hoch+Partner, Leipzig
    Blattbildung, Galerie Artae, Leipzig
    Dragon Slayer, Bongout Gallery, Berlin
    2009 Alles was Recht ist, Hager+Partnerschaft lawyers, Leipzig
    Lubok im Museum, Museum of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Diploma exhibition, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    My worst nightmare boyfriends, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Lucidus, Galerie Hoch + Partner, Leipzig


  • 2015 Scholarship by Foundation Kunstfonds, Bonn
    2014 Scholarship by Kulturstiftung Saxony
    2012 Purchase by Kunstfonds, Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden
    2011 Marion Ermer-Award