Marc C. Woehr - portrait

Marc C. Woehr/ Marc Wöhr

Germany

Street Art, Sculpture, Collage

www.marcwoehr.de

Marc C. Woehr
Marc Wöhr
Male
Germany
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It isn’t always easy for young artists to work on the streets, especially if they’re just starting. They aren’t quite sure what they want to paint and who they are. There is one thing, though, that all of them have in common – the need to create and leave their mark on the walls, to let the world know they exist. Marc C. Woehr began his artistic journey with the same goals, conquering the popular places with his artworks. But, people change over years, they evolve and become interested in new things, and so did Woehr, replacing the street world with a bit quieter indoor work, and walls with canvases. In the recent years, his turned his attention to the wood reliefs, which he has been creating since 2013.

Marc C. Woehr - Untitled #1
Marc C. Woehr – Untitled #1, photo credits molotow.com

Evolution

In the beginning, Woehr’s work included somewhat simple lettering, which soon evolved into large images, often several meters wide. Even though his skills have drastically improved, he felt that working in the streets isn’t really sufficient. Following the need to increase the composition in his art, he made a quick decision to replace the walls with a studio. The collage was his chosen medium at the time, expressing the artist’s preoccupation with urban space. They were composed out of photographs and newspapers cut-outs combined with painted elements and were similar to Bauhaus and DADA movement of the 1920’s. Recently, he’s made a transition into creating wood reliefs. Inspired by the work of Vladimir Tatlin, Kazimir Malevich, and El Lissitzky, Woehr began exploring what lies beyond the borders of the canvas. His pieces transform the 2D images into fragile, multi-layered wood reliefs, developed firstly on a computer and then cut out by laser.

The artist explores what lies beyond the borders of the canvas

Marc C. Woehr - 37°46’29N-122°25’9W - 36°52’28N-94°52’38W
Marc C. Woehr – 37°46’29N-122°25’9W – 36°52’28N-94°52’38W

An Escape

Woehr was born in Heilbronn, grew up in Neckarsulm and has spent short periods of time in Mainz and Mannheim before finally moving to Stuttgart in 2001. The artist thinks that the city’s size is just right, not too big and certainly not too small. It offers a significant amount of culture, greenery, and beautiful lookouts. He usually uses white, gray, black and red, but states that orange is his favorite color. In the world where our lives are often met with challenges we can’t always control, the art, and painting especially, are a way out for Woehr. Art is sort of an escape, a door which leads into a more peaceful world where he can pursue and do what he wants.

Orange is his favorite color

Marc C. Woehr - Untitled #2 - Untitled #3 (detail)
Marc C. Woehr – Untitled #2 – Untitled #3 (detail)

The Controll

It is important to follow your dreams, even if they mean moving away from the past ones. Marc C. Woehr began on the streets but moved on to the studio work. No matter what he does, paper or wood, acrylic, charcoal, even spray paint – all of it simply exudes control, the one thing he couldn’t quite have while he worked on the streets. In the process of creation, the artist relies mostly on intuition, giving his pieces a surprising level of heterogeneity.

Marc C. Woehr lives and works in Stuttgart.

Featured image: Marc C. Woehr – portrait, photo credits Mercedes-Benz/Harald Völkl

All images © Marc C. Woehr

Upcoming Events

FEATURED
Nov 03rd, 2017 - Dec 02nd, 2017

CHAZME, Marc C. Woehr and Théo Lopez - Urbstraction

PRETTY PORTAL, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany, Brunnenstraße 12, Düsseldorf, Germany

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Ongoing Events

FEATURED
Nov 03rd, 2017 - Dec 02nd, 2017

CHAZME, Marc C. Woehr and Théo Lopez - Urbstraction

PRETTY PORTAL, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany, Brunnenstraße 12, Düsseldorf, Germany

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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015SuperfineImage Gallery NYC; Art Basel MiamiGroup
2015Berliner Liste, Art Week BerlinBerlin, GermanyGroup
2015Die GrenzlandausstellungKunstverein Apenrade, DenmarkGroup
2015VarietasGalerie Mauritiushof, SwissGroup
2015Urban BeautyUrban Art Gallery, Stuttgart, GermanyGroup
2015HomecomingDHBW Heilbronn, GermanyGroup
2014FlashbackUrban Art Gallery, Stuttgart, GermanySolo
2014Dirty Works Volume 530works Galerie, Köln, GermanyGroup
2014New Master Graffiti - Street Art Festival Kontakt #3Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014UnknownMillerntorp Gallery - Viva con Agua, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2014City VibesWOW-WilliBender Gallery, Heidelberg, GermanyGroup
2014TransitWilliBender Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014IF3Augsburg, GermanyGroup
2014Urban PlaygroundUrban Art Gallery, Stuttgart, GermanyGroup
2013Stroke, Urban Art FairMünchen, GermanyGroup
2013In Your FaceAugsburg GermanyGroup
2013Four RoomsUrban Art Gallery, Stuttgart, GermanyGroup
2012NorbergfestivalNorberg, SchwedenGroup
2012PlatineKöln, GermanyGroup
2012International ART FestivalKerteminde, DenmarkGroup
2012Stroke, Urban Art FairMünchen, GermanyGroup
2012Marc C. WoehrUrban Art Gallery, Stuttgart, GermanySolo
2012Parallax Art FairLondon, UKGroup
2012Affordable Art Fair MilanoL‘ART INDUSTRIEL, Milano, ITGroup
2011Rebel Goes BerlinModart, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011dirty works volume II30works Galerie, Köln, GermanyGroup
2010International Fine Art CollectionGermany, China, Denmark, USA, Honduras, New Zealand and South Africa Group
201025 Years ROCK AM RINGRebel Art, Eifel, GermanyGroup
2010G40: The SummitArt Whino, Washington DC, USAGroup
2010Art.Fair21 BloomDie Kunstagentin, Köln, GermanyGroup
2009Domino Aktion, 20 Years Fall of the Berlin WallBerlin, GermanyGroup
2009Old Skoolin for the ChildrenArt Whino, Washington DC USAGroup
2009FRERK & Marc C. WoehrCarmichael Gallery, Los Angeles USAGroup
2009Inked SoulsArt Whino, Washington DC, USAGroup
2009UnknownArt Whino Gallery; Art Basel; Miami Beach USAGroup
2008Exhibition for Urban ArtsCarhartt Gallery, Weil am Rhein GermanyGroup
2008Primary flightModart, Miami; Art Basel; Miami Beach USAGroup
2008Modart, Art BaselBasel, Swiss Group
2006AllCityStylesTom Thrasher Toys NY trains, GermanyGroup
2005Gemeinsam LebenMinistry for Social Affairs, Stuttgart GermanyGroup