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KOESTER
KOESTER
Nationality: German
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Martin Koester
The city painter

“Lights and reflections dance on buildings and cars. The viewer is drawn into the vanishing point of the pictures.” – This is how Martin Koester describes his work.
But before Koester, who grew up and worked in Germany, devoted his life to art, he studied law. After finishing his law degree as a Dipl.-Jur., the commercial success of his art made it possible for him to focus on creating art.
Exhibitions all over Germany followed.
In 2018, the city painter Koester received his first invitations to international exhibitions. Two years later, the contrast between dark buildings and bright lights has reached the international art world and is exhibited in galleries around the world.
“I’ve always been fascinated by light in paintings. When rays of light break out of dark corners and bring the cities to life, I feel beauty.”
It is not uncommon for Koester’s work to be compared with the painter of the romantic era William Turner, who also specialized in the shining of light.
“Of course I take that as a compliment. I like the idea that every source of light in the city tells its own story. If many lights come together, a sea of ​​stories emerges. When I walk through a new city, I always walk slowly and discover these stories.”

Education

Leibniz Universität Hanover (Germany)
Student of the painter Casey Baugh (USA)

Exhibitions (selected)

2018
Join me in the City Group Exhibition / Eclectic Gallery – London, United Kingdom
Cityscapes Group Exhibition / Gallery 104 Broadway – New York, United States of              America

2019
Sea & City Duo Exhibition / Gallery Flying Colours – Buxtehude, Germany
The Texture Show Group Exhibition / Gallery 104 Broadway – New York, Vereinigte             Staaten
Armory Art Week Group Exhibition / NYA Gallery – New York, United States of America
Equinox Exhibition / NYA Gallery – New York, United States of America
“The Healing Show” Exhibition / Art Center, NYA Gallery – New York, United States of          America
Group Exhibition Mercedes-Benz Art Night / Marcus Schäfer Kunst-Art – Hong                  Kong, China
World Art Roadshow Group Exhibition / World Art Roadshow – Moscow, Russia
ARTBAHO Fair / Spain Expo – Barcelona, Spain
Group Exhibition / Gallery Birgit Berger – Düsseldorf, Germany
ARTMUC Fair / Praterinsel 3 – Munic, Germany
Exhibition Orric Building / Marcus Schäfer Kunst-Art – Düsseldorf, Germany
A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr / Unesco Welterbe-Zollverein – Essen, Germany
Affordable Art Fair / Messeplatz 1 – Hamburg, Germany

2020
Foward Group Exhibition / NYA Gallery – New York, United States of America
RURAL VS URBAN Group Exhibition / THE BRICK LANE GALLERY – London, United            Kingdom
Discovery Art Fair Köln / XPOST Köln – Köln, Germany (postponed)
Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt / Frankfurt Messe – Frankfurt, Germany (postponed)
ARTMUC Munich / Isarforum – Munich, Germany
Grand Touring Art Night / Ritz Carlton – Toronto, Canada (postponed)
A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr / Zollverein – Essen, Germany
Affordable Art Fair Hamburg / – Hamburg, Germany (postponed)

Publications

Book: Martin Koester, The city painter; 2019
Book: Martin Koester, The city painter; 2020
Documentation: Martin Koester, The city painter; 2019 Klingebiel – CREATIVE

Current Galleries

ArtFloor, Paris, France
Barnes Fine Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Bilder König Kunsthandel, Darmstadt, Germany
Elite New York Art Gallery, New York, United States of America
Gallery an der Zitadelle, Jülich, Germany
Gallery Ernst Ulrich Kühn, Langenfeld, Germany
Gallery Elitzer, Saarbrücken, Germany
Gallery K, Luxembourg
Galeria K, Palma, Spain
Gallery Kaphammel, Braunschweig, Germany
Gallery Kaschenbach, Trier, Germany
Gallery Kunst-Schaefer, Wiesbaden, Germany
GALLERI V58, Aarhus Danmark
Gallery Weise, Chemnitz, Germany
Gallery Zeitgeist, Nürnberg, German
Kunstart Marcus Schäfer, Puchong, Kuala Lumpur
Kunsthandlung Langheinz, Darmstadt, Germany
Kunsthaus Uerpmann, Bielefeld, Sylt, Germany
New York Art Gallery, New York, United States of America
Wander- Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

 
 

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