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Max Uhlig

Grown Up in Front of Nature

This is the first-ever book-length exploration of the work of Max Uhlig, one of the most admired and influential contemporary artists. Representing a cross section of his forty-five-year career, the book reproduces nearly one hundred and fifty paintings and drawings, including portraits and landscapes, that thrill with their sparkling colors and characteristic web of lines and brushstrokes. These lines and dots in Uhlig’s paintings take viewers beyond the surface, generating impressions of the disembodied traces of essential appearance. Beautifully reproduced, these artworks taken together reveal a remarkable career, and an unforgettable artistic sensibility.

168 pages | 133 color plates | 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 | © 2014

Art: European Art

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“Uhlig’s landscapes are emotional translations with strong colors behind black expressive cuts. . . . The essays trace his development chronologically with work from the 1970s to 2011. . . . Recommended.”


Table of Contents

Grown Up in Front of Nature – Annegret Laabs

The Cloud-Gridded Land: An Examination of a Work – Ilka Rambausek

The Beginnings Until 1976

Lübkow, Krukow near Penzlin (Mecklenburg) 1973-1984

Dresden, Bank of the River Elbe 1978-1990

Deutschneudorf (Erz Mountains) 1982-1998

Street Scenes 1984-1989

Portraits 1971-2003

Faucon Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur 1991-2011

The Elemental is the Aesthetic – The Windows for St. Johannis – Uwe Gellner


List of Works


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