26. January 2017 – 28. April 2017

Marc von der Hocht, Vitruv

"Faced with the new media of progressive digitalisation and the permanent transformation of our everyday lives, it seems obvious to regard painting as an old-fashioned, somewhat outdated medium. Since Marcel Duchamp, ꞌthe end of paintingꞌ has been repeatedly declared - in vain. Painting draws its ongoing actuality from its potential to create a world out of nothing or, at least, with very few means. The means, however, are constantly changing and the topics with which the artists concern themselves, too. The work of Marc von der Hocht makes this clear at first glance by combining an industrial impression with a methodology borrowed from installation or conceptual art. The high-gloss lacquer used by the artist and the timber-framework wooden elements into which some pictures have been set represent an alternative concept to the traditional panel painting."

Text by Dr. Frank Schmidt, Director of the Böttcherstraße Museums in Bremen; Extract from his text "Raumkonstrukte" in the exhibition catalogue for the solo exhibition of the artist in the Stadtmuseum Oldenburg on the occasion of being awarded the Sponsorship Prize for Painting 2016 by the Cultural Foundation of the insurance company Öffentlichen Versicherungen Oldenburg

Duration of the Exhibition: 26 January 2017 to 28 April 2017.
Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (not on public holidays and bridging days).

Venue: Deutsche Werkstätten (New Company Building), Moritzburger Weg 68, 01109 Dresden.
Phone +49 351 21590-202; www.dwh.de.
Directions: Tram number 7 (Tram stop: Moritzburger Weg) or 8 (Tram stop: Am Hellerrand).

Entry is free of charge and parking in the company car park is possible.
We warmly invite you, your family and friends.

Photos: Lothar Sprenger