Stephan Marienfeld

*1966 in Hattingen

An important point of reference for Marienfeld’s objects is the image of the human body and its perception. He plays with the tension and curvature of surfaces and the resulting changing reflection of light. With an unmistakable aesthetic, he creates abstract forms that seem to have a character of their own.

In his bondage works in particular, the artist succeeds in reinterpreting nude art without the directness of an explicit depiction of the body. He creates new, hybrid forms that give the impression of wanting to emerge from between the tightly stretched rope. This juxtaposition offers erotic connotations as well as associations with phenomena in nature.

Winner of numerous art prizes, many of his works can be found in public and private collections. The artist lives and works in Hattingen an der Ruhr.

Exhibitions and art fairs

2024:

Sculptures, Gallery von Braunbehrens, Stuttgart, Germany

Art Quadriennale, Bad Homburg, Germany

Unusual selected, Kunstraum-Dreieich, Dreieich, Germany

Venet-Haus Gallery, Ulm, Germany

RARITY Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

Gallery Noah, Augsburg, Germany

2023:

10 years – Anniversary exhibition, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Zero 23, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Blickwechsel, Kunsthaus Hannover, Hannover Germany

Ten years for the future of art, Venet-Haus Gallery, Ulm, Germany

Gallery Werkhallen, Kampen/Sylt, Germany

Bound, Gallery Obrist, Essen, Germany

2022:

Summer exhibition, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Here and Now, Stadtmuseum Hattingen, Hattingen, Germany

Art is what remains, Gallery ART/OF, Offenbach am Main, Germany

RENDEZ – VOUS DES ARTISTES, Gallery ART/OF, Offenbach am Main, Germany

Fantastic Four: X-Mas Show, Venet-Haus Gallery, Ulm, Germany

2021:

Cologne Fine Art & Design, Gallery Kellermann, Cologne, Germany

Red Art Salon, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany

Winter exhibition, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Triennale Bad RagARTz, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

2020:

New Zero, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Groupshows, Werkhallen Gallery, Kampen/Sylt, Germany

Deep Insights, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Winter exhibition, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Gallery Kleebolte, Essen, Germany

Shine, Gallery Artes, Berlin, Germany

Colors of the present, Gallery Artes, Berlin, Germany

2019:

ART Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Gallery Kleebolte, Essen, Germany

2018:

ART Karlsruhe, Stern-Wywiol- Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Gallery Floss & Schultz, Cologne, Germany

Gallery Klose, Würzburg, Germany

Gallery Knoll-Art, Warthausen, Germany

Art Basel, Gallery Chiefs & Spirits, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2017:

Gallery Floss & Schultz, Cologne, Germany

Gallery Noah, Augsburg, Germany

Galeria-K, Palma, Mallorca

Zero 2.0, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Gallery Simon Nolte, Münster, Germany

Gallery Radial Art, Strasbourg, France

2016:

Harald Gnade | Stephan Marienfeld, Gallery Noah, Augsburg, Germany

Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim, Germany

Gallery Kautsch, Michelstadt, Germany

Galeria-K, Palma, Mallorca

2015:

Leinfelder Ingenieure, Alte Pumpenstation Haan, Haan, Germany

2014:

Sculpture Park Interart, Netherlands

Gallery Filser & Gräf, Munich, Germany

2013:

Stadtwerke Witten, Witten, Germany

Sculpture Park Mörfelden-Walldorf, Hesse, Germany

GemlucART, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Museums and collections

Dortmund Art Museum, Dortmund, Germany

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Museum Seitz, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Hattingen City Museum, Hattingen, Germany

Prince of Bavaria Collection, Munich, Germany

BAYWOBAU AG Collection, Munich, Germany

Collection KM-159, Düsseldorf, Germany

Collection NATIONAL BANK AG, Essen, Germany

Collection JAB Architekten, Münster, Germany

Museum in the Glass Palace: Collection Prof. Walther, Augsburg, Germany

Awards and prizes

2017:

Nomination: Ennepe-Ruhr Art Prize, Schwelm, Germany

2016:

Nomination: BLOOM-Award by Warsteiner, Berlin, Germany

2015:

Nomination: Rheinischer Kunstpreis, Bonn, Germany

Nomination: Ennepe-Ruhr Art Prize, Schwelm, Germany

2013:

Nomination: DEW 21 Art Prize, Dortmund, Germany

2011:

3rd place: Ennepe-Ruhr Art Prize, Schwelm, Germany

2005:

Art Prize of the City of Hattingen, Hattingen, Germany

2002:

Art Prize of the City of Korschenbroich, Korschenbroich, Germany

Art Prize of the City of Neuss, Neuss, Germany

2001:

Art Prize of the City of Hollerfeld, Hollerfeld, Germany

Biography

Stephan Marienfeld (born 1966) was Tony Cragg’s assistant and “right-hand man” for almost 20 years and was thus directly involved in the realization of many well-known works of art. Today, Marienfeld himself is causing a sensation both nationally and internationally with his unmistakable sculptures. His “Dislike” objects, for example, shaped the entrance area of the Palazzo Mora at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

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