Works

Statement

Even among an extraordinary generation of figurative painters, Marwitz stands out for his distinctive, challenging visual idiom. Elegiac, myth-laden motifs, often borrowed from Greco-Roman funerary reliefs, stage a disturbing feast of phisicality. The Brussels based artist uses a caustic palette and a painting style that combines old techniques with contemporary appeal.

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Education


  • DeAteliers, 2013 – 15, Amsterdam, NL
  • Städelschule, 2012 – 13, Frankfurt am Main, DE
  • Hochschule für Bildende Künste, 2007 – 12, Hamburg, DE

Solo & Duo-Exhibitions


  • The Raid, Galerie Barbara Weiss, 30. April – 12. June 2021, Berlin, DE
  • Rod, duo show with Raphaela Vogel, Kantine, 20. March  – 8. May 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Sundy, 2019, London, UK
  • Kunstverein 2018, Dortmund, DE
  • Bonaventura Jannis Marwitzle, Damien and the Love Guru, 2018, Brussels, BE
  • Like unhappy fruit, Lucas Hirsch, 2017, Düsseldorf, DE
  • D.E.L.F., 2017, Vienna, AT
  • The year is over now, Marwan, 2016, Amsterdam, NL
  • Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, twenty years, 2015, Berlin, DE
  • Forehead, Burg Bentheim, Bad Bentheim, 2014, DE

Group Exhibitions


  • Guten Morgen, Europa!, A Tale Of A Tub, 2019, Rotterdam, NL
  • Where Do Streams Run To?, Damien & The Love Guru x Lucas Hirsch, CFAlive, 2019, Milan, IT
  • The Chasm, Franz-Josefs Kai 3/17, 2019, Vienna, AT
  • Don Quixote, Barbara Weiss, 2018, Berlin, DE
  • Metamorphoseon, Sultana, 2018, Paris, FR
  • FOAF, ChertLüdde, 2018, Berlin, DE
  • SM, Sans Titre 2016, 2018, Marseille, FR
  • B-Sides and Rarities, Damien and the Love Guru, 2017, Brussels, BE
  • Aby Warburg Mnemosyne Bilderatlas — Künstlertafeln, 8. Salon, 2017, Hamburg, DE
  • Augury, BQ, 2016, Berlin, DE
  • Aby Warburg Mnemosyne Bildatlas, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2016, DE
  • Grand Café, Apes & Castles, 2016, Brussels, BE
  • microcelebrities2, justmarried.one, 2016, Brussles, BE
  • Baby Birds, Dorothea Schlueter, 2015, Hamburg, DE
  • Plus Jamais Seul, Standards, 2013, Rennes, FR
  • Collision Course, Sodom&Gomorrah, 2013, Amsterdam, NL
  • Exclusively für Alle, Prince of Wales, 2013, München, DE
  • Group Show, De Ateliers, 2013, Amsterdam, NL
  • Say my Name, Say my Name, MMK, 2013, Frankfurt, DE
  • Erection Painting, Beyoncé, 2013, Amsterdam, NL
  • Kunstraum München, 2012, München, DE
  • Afraid to be Good, Lost Projects, Quezon City, 2012, PH
  • Schlagstock durch Aura kaufen, Kunstkammer, 2012, Schlieren, CH

Related Activities


  • Betongalerie, Exhibition project in public space, conceived with Christiane Blattmann, 2011 – 2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Jannis Marwitz and Christiane Blattmann present Dieter Froese, Screening homevideo #7, Rom, 2012
  • Die Reliktion, Artist run space in the Golden Pudel Club, 2009 – 2011, Hamburg, DE

Grants and Awards


  • Ruisdael Stipend, 2014, Bad Bentheim, DE
  • Linklaters Award, Städelschule, 2013, Frankfurt am Main, DE

Publications

  • Function Creep, catalog, De Ateliers, 2015, Amsterdam, DE
  • LET‘S ALL BECOME ME!, Edition kunstwegen/raumsichten, 2014, DE
  • Say my Name, Say my Name, catalog, MMK, 2013, Frankfurt, DE
  • Influence, 1m3, 2013, Lausanne, CH
  • Der Pfeil / Zeige nger — Magazin, Montez Press, 2012, London/Hamburg, UK/DE
  • Vandel 7: Sozialgestaltung: Liebe plus Friedhof, Edition Hospitalhof, 2011, Stuttgart, DE
  • Serie, Karto elverlag, 2010, Hamburg, DE
  • VANDEL #5, Karto elverlag, 2009, Hamburg, DE
  • VANDEL #1, Karto elverlag, 2008, Hamburg, DE