Working primarily in graphite and pencil and almost exclusively in monochromatic black and white, Marc Bauer (b. 1975 in Geneva. Lives and works in Berlin.) creates drawings that explore ideas of memory and history, both personal and collective. Speaking about his practice, Bauer notes that ‘painting and drawing is a way for me, and by extension the viewer, to comprehend reality, in all its complexity – subjectively, politically, symbolically. It also allows me to show how history, memory and shifting power structures shade the present moment.’
Marc Bauer is the recipient of the 2020 Swiss Art Award - Prix Meret Oppenhein as well as the 2020 GASAG Art Prize (presented in collaboration with the Berlinische Galerie and comprising a solo exhibition).
Courtesy of De La Warr Pavilion