painting

DOPPELDENK/ Marcel Baer and Andreas Glauch

Germany

Urban Art, Street Art, Installation, Sculpture, Pop Art, Painting, Prints, Murals

www.doppeldenk.com

DOPPELDENK
Marcel Baer and Andreas Glauch
Male
Germany
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April 3, 2015
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DOPPELDENK (doublethink) is a Leipzig-based artistic collective composed of Marcel Baer and Andreas Glauch. They work with painting, light sculptures, installations and silk screen prints, and make reference to pop-cultural and political icons.

DOPPELDENK – Two Beliefs in One Mind

The concept of DOPPELDENK comes from George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, and examines the power of holding two contradicting beliefs in one mind simultaneously. Duo’s strategy is to unlock this idea from implying brain-washing, but to propel new and complex forms of thinking. Marcel and Andreas are also using term DOPPELDENK as a motto for their offensive body of work, which at first sight creates a certain familiarity, but at second glance, appears more subversive. They use the suggestive power of mass cultural symbolism, which in its creation, is usually represented as pictograms or idealized characters.

DOPPELDENK’s Multilayered Universe

DOPPELDENK’s work is characterized by an uninhibited use of glaringly colourful icons from pop culture and subculture to create a disturbing intimacy that captures the viewer into their multilayered universe. Their thematic approach is characterized by capitalism, ecocide, war, terror, religion, mythology, loneliness, and technology, and the inherent ambiguity contained by these themes. Duo plays with shapes, color and symbols.

Marcel Baer and Andreas Glauch live and work in Leipzig, Germany.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Urban Pott44309 Street Art Gallery, Dortmund, GermanyGroup
2014Are we having fun?Former 95 Gallery at Munzstrasse 19, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014PictoplasmaMARCO - Monterrey Contemporary Art Museum, Monterrey, MexicoGroup
2014Die Happy!OPEN WALLS Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2013Blooom, art fairCologne, GermanyGroup
2013Designers Open , design FairLeizpig, GermanyGroup
2013Knotenpunkt 13 Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2013Stroke 08, art fairBerlin, GermanyGroup
2013Affenfaust Hamburg, GermanySolo
2013Stroke 07, art fair Munich, GermanyGroup
2013CTM.13 Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Last show InBox93, Leipzig, GermanyGroup
2012Stattmarkt, an art market in the bath Stattbad, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Druckfrisch InBox93, Leipzig, GermanyGroup
2012Artyou Urban Art Basel, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2012Inside out Kunsthaus Dresden, GermanyGroup
2012Stroke 06, art fairMunich, GermanyGroup
2012Plus- MinusOff-Center, Leipzig, GermanySolo
2012Nextcomic FestivalLinz, AustriaGroup
2011Hallenkunst Chemnitz, GermanyGroup
2011Total Sellout Designers Open, Leipzig, GermanyGroup
2011Stroke 05, art fairBerlin, GermanyGroup
2011Public provocation Carhartt Gallery, Weil am Rhein, GermanyGroup
2011Stroke 04, art fairMunich, GermanyGroup
2011Pictoplasma, residency 2011General Public, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Luxus Fishladen, Dresden, GermanySolo
2011Light MZIN, Leipzig, GermanySolo
2010Hallenkunst Chemnitz, GermanyGroup
2010Cynetart 2012 Dresden, GermanyGroup
2010Blooom, art fair Cologne, GermanyGroup
2010Standard C.Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts,Dresden, GermanySolo
2010Arbeit ist das Feuer der Gestaltung C.Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts, Dresden, GermanyGroup
2010Stroke 02, art fair Munich, GermanyGroup
2010Universe Gaswerk Weimar, Weimar, GermanySolo
2010Alienation West Berlin Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo