Manuel Stehli Swiss, b. 1988
Manuel Stehli was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1988 and graduated from Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in 2014.
In his recent work, Manuel Stehli has been focusing on the life-sized depiction of the human figure, both individually and in groups. While the situations presented appear rather concrete at first glance, Stehli's paintings refuse a specific placement in space and time. They don't represent events but rather states, experimental arrangements showing one possibility out of many.
There is a peculiar sense of limbo inherent in these paintings: between their blatant presence on the one hand and their muteness on the other, between the intimacy they suggest and the remoteness within which it is sealed. Stehli's works are reticent, they don't reach out to the spectator, but rather act as mere presences, be it as counterparts or placeholders, leaving one to fill the silences themselves.
Born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1988
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
|2008 – 2014||Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig|
|2010 – 2014||Class of Professor Annette Schröter|
|2011 – 2012||Camberwell College of Arts, London, class of Daniel Sturgis|
|2021||Grisebach, 'From a Distance', Zürich, Switzerland|
|Galerie Marguo, 'Moving Inland', Paris, France|
|Schierke Seinecke, ‘jetzt dut’, Frankfurt, Germany|
|2020||Lemoyne, ‘Strangers When We Meet’, Zurich, Switzerland|
|Gallery of the Czech Centre Berlin, ‘Sober Speech’, Berlin, Germany|
|2019||Sudio Picknick, ‘Some Kind of Change’, Berlin, Germany|
|WERK, ‘Tongue Tied’, Berlin, Germany|
|2018||Schierke Seinecke, ‘Wait A Second’, Frankfurt, Germany|
|2016||Bistro 21, ‘Jetzt, Aber’, Leipzig, Germany|
Grand Palais, 'In conversation - Selina Lutz / Manuel Stehli', Bern, Switzerland
Galerie Marguo, ‘Presentation of Marguo Artists’, Paris, France
Galerie Burster, ‘New Neighbours’, Berlin, Germany
|2020||Kunstverein Haus 8, ‘Hookup’, Kiel, Germany|
Sonneundsolche, ‘Little Room for Wildness’ with Maria Wallace, Düsseldorf, Germany
|Oel Früh, ‘Minibar’, Hamburg, Germany|
|Schau Fenster - Raum für Kunst, ‘Future Forms and Fiction’, Berlin, Germany|
|2019||Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, ‘Kunstpreis Junger Westen 2019’, Recklinghausen, Germany|
|Setareh x, ‘Conduct’ with Katharina Maderthaner, Düsseldorf, Germany|
|Kunstraum Super, Presentation of AVE Magazine 5, Vienna, Austria|
|The Window, ‘VIER5 & SQUIZZY P Show Drawings of Today’, Paris, France|
Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund, ‘Neuzugänge zeitgenössischer Kunst im Sächsischen Kunstfonds 2018’, Berlin, Germany
Lehderstraße 35, ‘Berlin Masters’, Berlin, Germany
|Halle 14, ‘WIN/WIN’ The Acquisitions of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, Leipzig, Germany|
|Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, ‘Lütt’, Berlin, Germany|
|Künstlerhaus Bethanien, ‘Out of Touch / Out of Time’ with Aneta Kajzer, Berlin, Germany|
|Kantonsspital Basel Landschaft, ‘Verstehen-Nicht Verstehen’, Basel, Switzerland|
|2017||Halle 53, ‘Jungkunst 2017’, Winterthur, Switzerland|
|Langestraße 31, ‘Supervision’, Frankfurt, Germany|
|Raum Weisz, ‘A Space Odyssey: 5 Jahre Raum Weisz’, Leipzig, Germany|
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, ‘Werkschau 2016’, Zurich, Switzerland
Collection of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
Manuel StehliUntitled, 2021Oil on canvas190 x 240 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled (Pair of Hands 3), 2021Oil on canvas30 x 36 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled, 2020Oil on canvas180 x 240 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled, 2020Oil on canvas200 x 170 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled, 2020Oil on canvas240 x 190 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled (Bruch), 2020Oil on canvas170 x 210 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled, 2019Oil on canvas180 x 240 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled, 2019Oil on canvas180 x 150 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled, 2019Oil on canvas180 x 160 cm
Manuel StehliUntitled (Fortress I, Fortress II), 2019Oil on canvasEach: 40 x 50 cm, set of 2
Manuel StehliOrder, 2018Oil on canvas180 x 150 cm
Manuel StehliPraxis, 2018Oil on canvas170 x 135 cm
Galerie Marguo @ ART021 Shanghai 2021Art Fair 10 Nov 2021Galerie Marguo is pleased to be participating in ART021, with a presentation of nine contemporary international artists working in painting and photography. Spanning a variety of approaches from abstraction to figuration, each offer nuanced ways of looking, interpreting, and representing the world through highly subjective formal and political lenses, cultivated from all corners of the earth. The works gathered here are each in their own way concerned with representing the often invisible yet palpable forces that shape our lives, as well as that which is often hidden in plain sight....
Manuel Stehli: Moving InlandParis Exhibition Full Film 23 Jun 2021Galerie Marguo is pleased to present Moving Inland, a body of new paintings by Swiss-Czech artist Manuel Stehli, on view at the gallery from 23 June to 24 July, 2021. Step into Manuel Stehli’s studio in Berlin in this short video.
Manuel Stehli: Moving InlandParis Exhibition Teaser 16 Jun 2021
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