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1977
born in Hannover, Germany

2015
Diploma Master student, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

2009 – 2015
Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
class of Prof. Günther Förg and Prof. Jean-Marc Bustamante

1999 – 2002
Design Akademie U5, München

lives and works in Berlin/Munich

 

 

 

 

 

exhibitons

(G) Group Exhibitions
(S) Solo Exhibitions

2017

FLOATING, Kunstraum Loft, with Peter Riss, München, Germany
„Finir en Beaute´“ BBK, Galerie der Künstler, München, DE (G)
„Mega Bock“ Uferhallen, Berlin, DE (G)
„white walls“ Loft im Tal, München, DE (S)

2016
„borders and connections“, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE (S)

2015
„oxidated paintings“, The Bumiller Collection, Berlin, DE (S)
POSITIONS BERLIN Art Fair, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Berlin, DE (G)
EMAC Art Exhibition- „Munich Pavillion“, Rijeka, HR (G)

2014
„nowhere…“, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE (S)
„art KARLSRUHE 2014“, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE (G)

2013
„Sebastian Gumpinger“, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE (S)
Festival international d’art de Toulouse, Toulouse, FR (G)

2012
Jahresausstellung Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
Einzelausstellung Kultfabrik München
Gruppenausstellung Kultfabrik München
Publikation Lfa – Kunstkalender 2013

2011
Jahresauktion Akademieverein, München, DE (G)
Jahresausstellung Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, DE (G)
„Atelier Bustamante“ Gruppenausstellung, München, DE (G)

2010
Jahresausstellung Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, DE (G)

awards

Preis der Landesförderbank Bayern 2012
Stipendium Fanny-Carlita-Stiftung

 

„…Gumpinger’s work reaches out to the viewer by engaging with our multiple senses. His work is appealing to the eye, but it is also invitingly tactile, and through the manipulation and essentialising of the various media and techniques he employs, he draws us into a space between reality and the imagination. This place, the ‚in between‘ could be air or water, but it could also be sound, darkness or an endless open sky. We imagine then, not only what the work would look like – were we to take a cross section through all its many layers – but what it might feel like or even sound like. Gumpinger has opened a door for us into the beauty of nature, but not as we might know it or experience it on a superficial level. He prompts us to go deeper, to think about the essence of all that surrounds us and underpins our lives, our minds and our bodies. This grid is itself founded in nature, and though as Rodin said, nature cannot be embellished, it can be surveyed, explored and experimented with. It can be stripped back to the bones, to the basics of existence, and then re-woven, stretched and spun into a new state of being, not better, but transposed and different and no less glorious or inspiring to behold; the artist’s only goddess re-formed and reincarnated.“

- Text by Jane Neal