With an extensive exhibition of around 70 paintings and watercolors, the Kunsthalle Rostock presents the work of the Paris-based artist Tim Eitel.

His works from more than two decades show self-reflective encounters between people and art in modernist museum spaces, images of people in landscapes, architecture and color fields, clear forms and dark surfaces whose protagonists threaten to disappear into the painting ground. The themes change, other pictorial forms are added: sculptures as silent protagonists, pictures with cracks in time and space and finally a new closeness between figures and viewers under the influence of the pandemic. Each composition finds a moment of suspension and leaves plenty of room for the viewer's own experience, which is what makes these pictures so special.

Tim Eitel studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig from 1997 to 2001 and was a master student of Professor Arno Rink from 2001 to 2003. He received the Saxony State Graduate Scholarship (2002) and the Marion Ermer Prize (2003). As co-founder of Galerie LIGA in Berlin, he was a protagonist of the New Leipzig School and soon gained a reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Eitel has been teaching at the Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2015.

Eitel's works can be found in numerous important collections, including the Albertina, Vienna; the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj; the Daegu Art Museum; the Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin; the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Paris; the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden; the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig; the Rubell Family Collection, Miami.
June 2 to September 8, 2024