Thanks for your attention and the nice feedback at the C4D-Usermeeting in Munich. I really enjoyed speaking "nerd" while being understood.
"Gaga-Bumm" 50x70cm, edition of 23, printed on 270gr matte photoluxx with love- available exclusively @ COLAB Gallery/ Weil am Rhein. The print will be released on October 17th-8pm @Carhartt WIP Store in Munich which is the Opening of my solo show @Carhartt WIP Store/ Münchner Freiheit 2/ 80802 München. Inquiries: info(at)colab-gallery.com
One contract- two devices... Thanks to Gudrun for trust and easy going on these. Looking forward to see the painted bus again! Check the other ads in my commercial work area...
My city is completely covered with the actual mediamarkt campaign. You may like otr hate it but I had the luck to illustrate some ads- thanks to my friend dennis you managed to get me in. Check the ads here...
Colab Gallery announced their Winter Groupshow "RoughCast". I had fun doing the poster....thanks to Stefan and Kevin!
Happy to announce a solo exhibition opening on October 17th//8pm @Colab Gallery x Carhartt Work In Progress Store in Munich...
I'll be there and look forward to have a good time and some drinks with you guys in Munich.
Official press text (english and german below):
Mark Gmehling, from Dortmund in Germany, is a creative multi-talent who performs masterly in various creative fields. Regardless of whether he applies digital or analog skills, his creations are easily recognized. His unmistakable, fluent style reconnects his work.
Mark Gmehling creates his art mainly using digital media. This is how he designs amazing paintings that appear to be a frozen image of an animated movie or photographic image of a porcelain statue. His current serial deals with portraits without any mimic. By using a pose only, he revitalizes them with humanity, drama and expression. Reduced to using black, white and red, he titillates through playing with light and surface structures. In contrast to this seeminly motivs will be on view in large light boxes. For Gmehling this is not about piety but more about a passion towards your own church/God. The Holy Grenade" that can be found in all three pieces of art, is a symbol for the uncomprisingness of his work, be it ordered or free art.
His digital paintings are made as if of porcelain, and appear to be immediate; inviting you to take a closer look in order to absorb all the details.
He combines his quick-wittedness and humor in his observation of our society and expresses it with a calculated precision.
Mark Gmehling started off in 1988, as a graffiti sprayer. He then studied free art, followed by a graphic design study. He has won many renowned rewards for ad campaigns and animations and is a lecturer for digital illustrations and graphic design as well as for free artists.
The Colab Gallery Team is pleased to present to you a cross section of his current work in the local exhibitional area of the Munich Carhartt W.I.P. stores.
Die Colab Gallery präsentiert Mark Gmehling
Der Dortmunder Mark Gmehling ist ein kreatives Multitalent, das sich auf vielen künstlerischen Feldern meisterlich bewegt. Unabhängig davon, ob Mark Gmehling mit digitalen oder analogen Werkzeugen arbeitet, sind seine Schöpfungen ohne Mühe wieder zu erkennen.
Es ist dieser unverkennbare, flüssige Stil der seine Arbeit verbindet.
Seine wie aus Porzellan gebrannten digitalen Gemälde wirken unmittelbar und laden gleichzeitig zu genauerem Hinschauen ein, um sämtliche Details wahrzunehmen. Dann erschliesst sich die Präzision, mit der er seine Beobachtungen über unsere Gesellschaft mit seiner Schlagfertigkeit und Humor kombiniert.
Angefangen hat Mark Gmehling 1988 als Graffiti Sprayer. Später folgte ein Studium der Freien Kunst und anschliessend ein Grafikdesign Studium. Er ist Preisträger renommierter Auszeichnungen für Werbekampagnen und Animationen, Dozent für digitale Illustration und Grafikdesign und Freier Künstler.
Wir vom Carhartt W.I.P. Store freuen uns Ihnen einen Querschnitt durch sein aktuelles Schaffen zusammen mit der Colab Gallery in München präsentieren zu können.
Adress: Münchner Freiheit 2// 80802 Munich// Germany
"Pinoccio" 40x50cm, fineartprint on matte 270gr photoluxx, signed, stamped, numbered (edition of 23) and ready to ship- price on request (excl. shipping)
Just noticed that the Westart TV report from my Dilemma-Mural in Mönchengladbach is online now. Thanks To Kati, Dani, the Geurtzens, Todo Terreno and Mönchengladbach!
Last week I finished a 5x8m Piece for Hallenkunst XXL in Königswinter organized by Antiform- Franca and Helmut. Thanks for inviting me- had a great time in Königswinter and I'm confident to find my glasses again. The opening of the show takes place on Friday August 18th at 8pm here...Lemmerzwerke, Halle 3, Am Kissel, Königswinter! Looking forward to another glass of wine at the beautiful rhine!
Finally I got the timelapse cut..."Dilemma-Mural" Moor30/ Mönchengladbach.
Thanks to Dani und Kati and to my globetrotting friend Todo Terreno for shooting some frames...
Happy to be part of Scope Art Basel this year. Sold another portrait of my Cheers-Series. Thanks to Stefan, Rudi and Dan from Collab Gallery!
Happy to be on the cover of PAGE 7/2104, third page-cover within 12 months. Thanks to Gabriele and the page editorial team!
Thanks to Gabriele, Sabine and Julia for featuring my work on Page-Online launch page! http://page-online.de/bild/portraet-mark-gmehling/
May 2nd the release of the 2nd Puma Alife Release was celebrated @ Foodt Delicious Footwear- Shop in Dortmund. Thanks for inviting me to paint the shopfront.
A few days ago the Book StreetArt Basel & Region was published by Gudberg Nerger Publishing. I was lucky enough to paint in that region- so thanks for featuring some of my work among some idols and friends of mine like Dare, Loomit, Invader, Zedz, Stefan Winterle, Boogie, Smash 137 and many more...
EUR 19,90, ISBN: 978-3-945772-00-3
16,5 x 23,5 cm, 240 pages, Softcover with folding map, German/ English
Heres is an interview that was shot at Grafik15 in Zurich/Swiss in March. I'm proud to share this interview with David Carson who was a big influence in my graphic design during studies.
...to my commercial work section...enjoy! Thanks to Traci, Jen and Bob.