Markus Vater was  born 1970 in Duesseldorf and grew up in the Eifel south of Cologne. He studied at the Kunstakademie in Muenster and Duesseldorf and at the Royal College in London, where he graduated in 2000. Markus Vaters practice is diverse and includes :  Drawing, painting, animation, video, sculpture and performance. He has taken part in numerous national and international exhibitions: Among others at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Gertsch in Switzerland, at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, the Royal Academy in London and more recent at  Museum Kunstpalast in Duesseldorf, Museum Baden and the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen . He had shows with  Timothy Taylor ,Vilma Gold, ibid-projects, Anthony d'Offay and Centre of Attention in London, with Sies+Hoeke Gallery in Duesseldorf, Gallery Johnen in Cologne and Galerie Schoettle in Munich. He has worked on public projects for the fundament foundation in Tilburg and general public agency in London. Between 1995 and 2003 he has been part of the art collective hobbypopMuseum. His works are in the Falkenberg Collection Hamburg , The Graphic Collection of the Museum Kunstpalast Duesseldorf, the Collection of the Wilhelm Hack Museum Ludwigshafen and the Collection of the Franz Gertsch Museum Switzerland among others. He is Alumni of the Villa Romana Scholarship Florence. From  2001 onwards he has been teaching as a Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmith College London, Slade and Chelsea College of Art. In 2014 he was professor for painting and drawing at the HfBK Hamburg. 2015 and 2016 he was tutor in Fine Art (Performance) at the Royal College of Art in London.  As of now he is Guestprofessor for Drawing and Painting at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste in Karlsruhe.

Markus Vater lives and works in London and is represented by Rupert Pfab Gallery in Duesseldorf and Gallery Peter Zimmermann in Mannheim.

The Ship

acrylic on canvas

170 x 210 cm

Havelock

acrylic on canvas

150 x 100 cm

 

Tanzende

acrylic on canvas

150 x 180 cm

Dirty Boy

oil on canvas

150 x 100 cm

Kinder

acrylic on canvas

200 x 150 cm

Girl Looking into a Window

acrylic on canvas

20 x 30 cm

Lichtfluecker

acrylic on canvas

180 x 160 cm

Snow White

acrylic on canvas

80 x 100 cm

Man Falling Asleep

acrylic on canvas

150 x 200 cm

Mascara

acrylic on canvas

150 x 200 cm

Summer

acrylic on canvas

100 x 60 cm

The Interview

acrylic on canvas

170 x 280 cm

Golden Day Sketch

acrylic on canvas

80 x 50 cm