Contemporary art

Mark Gmehling


Graffiti, Sculpture, Illustration

Mark Gmehling
Mark Gmehling
December 27, 2014
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

Mark Gmehling is a German artist who started doing Graffiti in the late eighties. He became tired of the scene at one point and started trying different kind of media and techniques to create his visual statements. The paint-brush became a spray can and later it became a Wacom-tablet. He studied art and communications design, worked in advertising and is now financing his “guerilla fight” working as illustrator.

Inspired by pop culture, he developed his photorealistic style. “Contemporary Drinsch” is how he names his characters and sculptures. Important for Mark, every work tells its own story. He is expecting from the society, by looking at his characters, to start thinking or at least it should give them a little smile on the face.

The popularity of Mark Gmehling and his work has growing fast during the past few years. Mark exhibited all over Europe, London, Berlin, Weil am Rhein, Paris, Dortmund,  Angers,  Brussels, as well in Moscow and very shortly in New York and Taiwan. He is present on the Pictoplasma conferences, has released some vinyl toy, …  He has been awarded with the silver CLIO award in 2011 and won the French famous urban art award ARTAQ in 2012.

Mark Gmehling lives and works in Dortmund, Germany.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Grafik15Maaghalle Zurich, Zurich, CHGroup
2015On The RunGalerie Hugo 45, Braunschweig, DEGroup
2014UnknownMuseum Marco, Monterrey, MXGroup
2014Plastic RelationsRWE Forum, Dortmund, DEGroup
2014Snap AttacksSnap Orlando, Orlando, USGroup
2014UnknownPictoplasma Portrait Gallery, Berlin, DEGroup
2014PungasSur la Montagne Gallery, Berlin, DEGroup
2014Grafik 14Maaghalle Zurich, Zurich, CH Group
2013Hype44309 Gallery, Dortmund, DE Solo
2013KnotenpunktAffenfaust Gallery, Hamburg, DEGroup
2013Antiform, Gewaltige BilderTowers of Remagen, Konigswinter, DEGroup
2013Artaq-Awards-ExhibitionAngers, FRGroup
2012MCA Tribute ShowSold Out Gallery, Bochum, DEGroup
2012TIDCA Awards ShowTaipeh, TWGroup
2012Artaq-Awards-ExhibitionEspace Gardin, Paris, FRGroup
2012Contemporary Drinsch44309 Gallery, Dortmund, DESolo
2012Pla-NetMoscow, RUGroup
2012Bloom Artfair44309 Gallery, Cologne, DEGroup
2012Scarygirl Tribute ShowToytokyo Underground Gallery, New York, USGroup
2012All City Style 2Sold Out Gallery, Bochum, DEGroup
2012White NoiseMuseum Casa Encendida, Madrid, SPGroup
2012DudeboxVillage Underground, London, UKGroup
2012Regio ArtfairGallery Novotny, Basel, CHGroup
2011Post digital MonstersMusee Gaite Lyrique, Paris, FRGroup
2011Seven SinsEspacio Canarias, Madrid, SPGroup
2011Moniker ArtFairVillage Underground, London, UKGroup
2011CARRed-Dot-Designmuseum, Essen, DEGroup
2011Pla-NetBergmann Brauerei, Dortmund, DE Group
2011Mark GmehlingGallery Novotny, Lorrach, DESolo
2011Type ItCabinete Liberario, Las Palmas, SPGroup
2011Awesome44309 Gallery, Dortmund, DESolo
2011FormagandaSuperplan Gallery, Berlin, DEGroup
2011Urban Art InternationalGallery Novotny, Lorrach, DEGroup
2011Oversized And UnderpricedSuperplan Gallery, Berlin, DEGroup
2010RemixCarharrt Gallery, Weil am Rhein, DEGroup
2010The 7 Deadly SinsBethencourt Alsonso, Teneriffe, SPGroup
2010Public ProvocationsCarharrt Gallery, Weil am Rhein, DE Group
2010Plastic BlingSuperplan Gallery, Berlin, DESolo
2010Mark GmehlingMono Gallery, Hamburg, DESolo
2010Art In MindBricklane Gallery, London, UKGroup
2009DrinschWestfalenforum Dortmund, Dortmund, DESolo