Fine Art - Painting & Photography

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions


New paintings of Marco Kaufmann can be seen at the exhibition opening on the 27th of November 2015 from 7 pm at Studio Kunst + Kommunikation, culturLAWINE e.V. (association), Streustr. 42 in Berlin Weissensee.
Special guest: The Red Chucks with original Berlin Street-Swing.
Furthermore in Kassel from 12th of December 2015 till 7th of January 2016 at the  group show „Weihnachts(K)lage“ at the showroom of Lage Kassel, Elfbuchenstr. 20 and until January 2016 in Berlin-Charlottenburg as part of the group exhibition „Positions“ at dat gallery, Pestalozzistr. 105, near Savignyplatz.

Artistic Development

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Marco Kaufmann was born in 1975 in Pasewalk (Western Pomerania, Germany). He started his photographic work after his professional training as graphic designer in 1996-99.
He studied fine arts (painting) at the Halle Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, and earned his degree in 2006 at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art.
Marco Kaufmann has travelled extensively as part of his photographic projects, including trips across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the USA, South America, Morocco and almost all of Europe.

He was distinguished for his artistic engagement with a fellowship from the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2001 and 2010, and was supported during his studies by the scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.
In 2009 Marco carried out his photographic travel project “Anrandungen” with the support of the NaFöG fellowship from the Senate of Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service.
His works can be found in private and public collections.

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Hester Chan, Gallerist and Director of HCFA, London

Marco Kaufmann is part of a generation of young European Artists adopting a critical approach to traditional media. Marco’s work transcends representation by drawing attention to the very act of painting itself as an empirical process. This allows new meaning to emerge through the layering of colour and texture and through merging forms from one surface onto another.

Kaufmann’s work is at the heart of conceptual painting. By disrupting formal compositional aesthetics, Marco invites the viewer to experience unexpected ways of seeing. Marco Kaufmann lays down compositions that disturb the viewer’s comfortable gaze. He challenges our way of seeing by offering a true glimpse into the artistic thought process: Bravely submitting himself to the vulnerable, troubled stages of becoming, to ultimately reveal an entrancing excitement of the sublime.

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