Artists

Jonas Weichsel

Jonas Weichsel creates minimalist paintings of uncanny precision and impalpability, which upon closer inspection translate into sensuous, lived experiences. Early on, Weichsel developed his unique analytical and systematic painting technique, which he continues to pursue often combining digital and plotting techniques with hand-painted elements to explore the possibilities and limits of painting and the boundaries between immateriality and a tangible, material presence. His paintings inherit a deceptive simplicity and unfold their full power only in the contemplation of the original.

Jonas Weichsel, born 1982 in Darmstadt, Germany, first studied in Mainz and Düsseldorf before completing his Meisterschüler at Städelschule Frankfurt. In 2016, he was awarded a residency at the Villa Romana in Florence, Italy. In 2012, he won the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium after having been awarded the Dies Academicus—the Prize of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz—alongside a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include the Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop (2018), Museum Wiesbaden (2016), and Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt a.M. (2013). Important group exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt (2018; 2017; 2011), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2017), Kunstverein Braunschweig (2016), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2016), Villa Romana, Florence, Italy (2016), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2015), Kunsthalle Wiesbaden (2015), Kunsthalle Mainz (2015; 2010), Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin (2015), Salondergegenwart, Hamburg (2013), Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden (2012), Heidelberger Kunstverein (2011), Wilhelm Hack Museum (2010), and Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (2010). Jonas Weichsel lives and works in Frankfurt a.M.

 

BORN
1982 in Darmstadt, lives and works in Frankfurt a. M., Germany

EDUCATION
2009–2012 Meisterschüler of Judith Hopf, Städelschule, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
2010–2012 DiplomKunstakademie Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
2004–2009 Akademie für Bildende Künste Mainz, Mainz, Germany

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2016 Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
2012
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium
2009 Dies Academicus, Prize of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
2009 Stipendium Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Parcours, Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany

2017
Indigo Extra, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt a.M.

2016
Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt a.M.

2013
Color Plates, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt a.M.
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt a.M.

2012
Alizarin Crimson, Deuxieme Bureau, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt a.M.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Primary Structures. Meisterwerke der Minimal Art, MMK2, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Jahresgaben 2017, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Boiler Room, Basis e.V., Frankfurt a.M., Germany

2016
Gästezimmer, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
Karl Schmidt-Rotluff Stipendiaten, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Cha, Cha, Cha, Carico Massimo, Livorno, Italy
Sc17, Projectspace, Prato, Italy
Viletta, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

2015
Solid Sights, New Frankfurt Internationals II, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
About Color, Kunsthalle Wiesbaden, Germany
Mainzer Ansichten, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany
Kongress der Möglichkeiten, Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2014
Rundblick, Kirschenpflücker e.V., Kunstwerke, Cologne, Germany

2013
Salondergegenwart, Salondergegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
Boys On Paper Chicks On Speed, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf II, Mc Kinsey & Company, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012
Einer von neunzehn, Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden, Germany
Sweet Boudoir, Raum AD, Bremen, Germany
Editionen, Prince of Whales, Munich, Germany

2011
Übermorgenkünstler II, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Encore, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Some things are bigger than others, Galerie Hanfweihnacht, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

2010
Enovos Förderpreis Junge Kunst, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Trust the boys, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
Fail Better, Positionen der Kunstakademie Mainz, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany

  • Tc Mono Grüne Erde, 2018
    acrylic on canvas on stiff wood, aluminium support

  • Tc Mono Quinachridon, 2018
    acrylic on canvas on stiff wood, aluminium support

  • Große Flagge II, 2018
    acrylic and Uv Print on linen

  • New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs, 2015
    Installation view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2015

  • Flagge II, 2018
    acrylic (silkscreen) on linen

CAPTION

Tc Mono Grüne Erde, 2018
acrylic on canvas on stiff wood, aluminium support
76 x 48 x 1.4 cm | 30 x 19 x 1/2 in
JNWE/GTS 6

Tc Mono Quinachridon, 2018
acrylic on canvas on stiff wood, aluminium support
76 x 48 x 1.4 cm | 30 x 19 x 1/2 in
JNWE/GTS 5

Große Flagge II, 2018
acrylic and Uv Print on linen
240 x 170.5 x 2.6 cm | 94 1/2 x 67 x 1 in
JNWE/GTS 1

New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs, 2015
Installation view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2015

Flagge II, 2018
acrylic (silkscreen) on linen
59 x 59 x 1.3 cm | 23 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 1/2 in
sold

Biography and Concept

Jonas Weichsel creates minimalist paintings of uncanny precision and impalpability, which upon closer inspection translate into sensuous, lived experiences. Early on, Weichsel developed his unique analytical and systematic painting technique, which he continues to pursue often combining digital and plotting techniques with hand-painted elements to explore the possibilities and limits of painting and the boundaries between immateriality and a tangible, material presence. His paintings inherit a deceptive simplicity and unfold their full power only in the contemplation of the original.

Jonas Weichsel, born 1982 in Darmstadt, Germany, first studied in Mainz and Düsseldorf before completing his Meisterschüler at Städelschule Frankfurt. In 2016, he was awarded a residency at the Villa Romana in Florence, Italy. In 2012, he won the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium after having been awarded the Dies Academicus—the Prize of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz—alongside a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include the Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop (2018), Museum Wiesbaden (2016), and Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt a.M. (2013). Important group exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt (2018; 2017; 2011), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2017), Kunstverein Braunschweig (2016), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2016), Villa Romana, Florence, Italy (2016), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2015), Kunsthalle Wiesbaden (2015), Kunsthalle Mainz (2015; 2010), Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin (2015), Salondergegenwart, Hamburg (2013), Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden (2012), Heidelberger Kunstverein (2011), Wilhelm Hack Museum (2010), and Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (2010). Jonas Weichsel lives and works in Frankfurt a.M.

 

BORN
1982 in Darmstadt, lives and works in Frankfurt a. M., Germany

EDUCATION
2009–2012 Meisterschüler of Judith Hopf, Städelschule, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
2010–2012 DiplomKunstakademie Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
2004–2009 Akademie für Bildende Künste Mainz, Mainz, Germany

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2016 Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
2012
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium
2009 Dies Academicus, Prize of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
2009 Stipendium Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Parcours, Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany

2017
Indigo Extra, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt a.M.

2016
Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt a.M.

2013
Color Plates, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt a.M.
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt a.M.

2012
Alizarin Crimson, Deuxieme Bureau, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt a.M.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Primary Structures. Meisterwerke der Minimal Art, MMK2, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Jahresgaben 2017, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Boiler Room, Basis e.V., Frankfurt a.M., Germany

2016
Gästezimmer, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
Karl Schmidt-Rotluff Stipendiaten, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Cha, Cha, Cha, Carico Massimo, Livorno, Italy
Sc17, Projectspace, Prato, Italy
Viletta, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

2015
Solid Sights, New Frankfurt Internationals II, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
About Color, Kunsthalle Wiesbaden, Germany
Mainzer Ansichten, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany
Kongress der Möglichkeiten, Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2014
Rundblick, Kirschenpflücker e.V., Kunstwerke, Cologne, Germany

2013
Salondergegenwart, Salondergegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
Boys On Paper Chicks On Speed, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf II, Mc Kinsey & Company, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012
Einer von neunzehn, Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden, Germany
Sweet Boudoir, Raum AD, Bremen, Germany
Editionen, Prince of Whales, Munich, Germany

2011
Übermorgenkünstler II, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Encore, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Some things are bigger than others, Galerie Hanfweihnacht, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

2010
Enovos Förderpreis Junge Kunst, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Trust the boys, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
Fail Better, Positionen der Kunstakademie Mainz, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany