Neo Rauch: Dromos

Paintings 1993–2017

Texts by Ralph Keuning, Harald Kunde, Ulf Küster, Norman Rosenthal, and Klaus Werner

Neo Rauch: Dromos, Paintings 1993–2017 is a survey of the painting of Neo Rauch. It begins with his first solo show in 1993 at the renowned Galerie Eigen + Art in Leipzig and traces in detail the developments in his oeuvre up to the present day, using paintings from prominent international collections as examples. Accompanying essays by well-known curators and art historians provide fundamental insights into Rauch’s complex body of work.

When Rauch was a student of Arno Rink at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany was still a divided country. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, when his large, cryptic paintings first debuted in the art world, Rauch became the trailblazer for the New Leipzig School, and its most famous representative, with paintings combining elements of Pop art, comics, and advertising graphics.


Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Artists: Neo Rauch

Contributors: Ralph Keuning, Harald Kunde, Ulf Küster, Norman Rosenthal, Klaus Werner

Publication Date: 2018

Binding: Softcover

Dimensions: 9 x 12 in | 22.9 x 30.5 cm

Pages: 144

Reproductions: 70 color

ISBN: 9783775743815

Retail: $39.95 | £28

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Neo Rauch

Neo Rauch’s paintings are characterized by a unique combination of realism and surrealist abstraction. In many of his compositions, human figures engaged in manual labor or indeterminable tasks work against backdrops of mundane architecture, industrial settings, or bizarre and often barren landscapes. These figures, though squarely centered in his paintings, often have the appearance of being part of still lifes devoid of a human presence or collaged elements belonging to different time zones. Scale is frequently arbitrary and non-perspectival, which adds to an overall dreamlike atmosphere; the spatial relationships construct their own imaginary realm.

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