Last Rites Gallery is pleased to announce its 5 Year Anniversary Show that will feature over forty works of art by a selection of its acclaimed roster of artists. April 13—May 18, 2013. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 7pm – 12am Continue reading
Michael Maschka, born in 1962 in Augsburg, Bavaria, has proved his skill as a painter, graphic artist and sculptor in more than 20 years of exhibition activity in Germany and abroad. Since 1996 he has been living and working in Nördlingen, a medieval town located on Bavaria’s Romantic Road.
“What I want is to let the spiritual realities that manifest in myth become a sensual experience. This could be called the credo of my artistic work.” Thus, the mythical images of Michael Maschka are “descriptions of mental/spiritual states which, separated from actual mythos, represent its continuation. Here, the quintessence of mythos, that is, the archetype itself, begins a life of its own and spins out its own story” – as Maschka affirms.
The starting point for Maschka’s artistic work is always a concrete, inner experience. “In formal terms, my approach is a realistic one; that means that observation and representation of the inner image are executed as precisely as possible and with scientific exactitude. In fact, each picture is an object of research.” Thus, in his pictures he investigates “the spiritual facts behind the world of phenomena.” A masterly use of color and technical perfection are entirely in the service of the credibility of the message.