Maximilian Wiedemann in Frankfurt
Money talks but has nothing to say
Wir möchten Sie herzlich zu einer Kunstausstellung am Mittwoch, 29.10.2014 um 19:00 Uhr zur VIP-Reception im Livingston Palais, Ulmenstraße 20, 60325 Frankfurt einladen. Die Ausstellung ist voraussichtlich bis zum 18.12.2014 zu sehen. Kataloge sind im Restaurant "Franz" im Livingston Palais erhältlich.
Maximilian Wiedemann is not a traditional artist, he is not a graffiti artist, he is not mainstream. Wiedemann’s work, his passion, and his art are a mirror of society, a glimpse of what is taboo and thoughts that dare not be verbalized. This revolutionary artist moves us through dynamic images, and thought provoking phrases; he takes a leap of faith and chooses the path of passion and the unknown, rather than safety and conformity.
Maximillian is commissioned by some of the most exclusive brands to display his art in the hottest addresses in the world. He sees himself as a "camera lens for celebrities" and documents the habitat and "Zeitgeist" that surrounds us in the 21st century by using spray cans, neon light, screenprint and installations instead of oils. His work has a complex body is highly influenced by fashion, celebrity culture and status symbols - the world of seduction.
Karl Lagerfeld introduced Max to the Editor of French Vogue Karin Roitfeld at a restaurant in Paris, when Karl bought a painting, thrusting Maximillian into the art spotlight. Many other celebrities such as Tamara Ecclestone, Kate Moss, Kelly Osbourne, Bono, Lindsey Lohan and Tamara Mellon the Founder of Jimmy Choo are fans and fond collectors. Corporate clients include BMW, Topshop and Coca Cola to name a few.
As a young adult Wiedemann entered the corporate world of Advertising which proved a hotbed for Wiedemann's sharp intellect, and a creative outlet, but most importantly, his 10 years in advertising left him with the knowledge that art is a powerful medium in which to communicate and advertise what is relevant in our world.
Maximilian is constantly evolving with new materials such as neon, sculpture, photography and film. What remains constant is his razor sharp wit and incisive humour – always pointed at the vanities of the rich and beautiful, but only enough to keep them on their toes, for Wiedemann himself inhabits this world that he documents.
What makes Maximilian Wiedemann’s work relative, and yet iconic is his ability to capture an era, a timeless moment, or a modern icon. Through his desire to innovate, his art is always pushing the boundaries of traditional painting, and through his passion to create we are witness to a talent that has yet to be reined in, or defined.
Maximilian Wiedemann was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1977, he has a british mother and a german father and is mainly based in London, Frankfurt and Miami.