Stefan Marx

Stefan Marx °1979, Schwalmstadt, Germany

Stefan Marx' primary medium is drawing, which can manifest itself in widely diverging contexts. He produces not only classical sheets but also record covers, T-Shirts, skateboards, or small magazines, which he produces and publishes on his own by simple means. The individual, who in the group if not in the mass becomes an almost graphic element, is a repeated theme. But far from being pessimistic, these drawings and water colors are an expression of societal, of social structures experienced in a wide range of scenes, be it fans of a particular music or the skateboard community, to mention only a few. Not least of all through their loose stroke, Marx’ drawings express an energy and dynamism in tune with contemporary living conditions, to which they react and on which they comment. To some extent, the commentary takes literal form in cryptic slogans full of latent irony. Marx’ works have a double texture. They are borne by a dynamic immediacy and abrupt aesthetic with ironic undertones. Significantly, however, the statements they convey are never isolated but always combined to form a whole. The drawings, T shirts, magazines, and water colors express everyday experiences and moments processed in critical detachment, but always accepting the self as part of the same everyday world. His work thus transcends traditional boundaries, making no distinction between street culture and high culture, between free and applied art.

Stefan Marx Tokyo Flower shop , 2015 Ink on paper 26,8 x 38,9 cm
Stefan Marx Tokyo Flower shop , 2015 Ink on paper 26,8 x 38,9 cm
Stefan Marx Tokyo Flower shop , 2015 Ink on paper 26,8 x 38,9 cm
Stefan Marx Tokyo Flower shop , 2015 Ink on paper 26,8 x 38,9 cm
Feelings Aren't Final 2016 Acryl on Canvas 200 x 100 cm
Moonlinghts 2016 Ink on Canvas 200 x 140 cm
A Dream and a Dream comes True True True 2016 Acryl on Canvas 140 x 100 cm
What a Waste I Could have been your Lover 2016 Acryl on Canvas 200 x 100 cm
The Sky Won't Sink My Soul 2016 Ink on Canvas 140 x 100 cm
Riots 2016 Acryl on Canvas 53 x 41 cm
Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Fruits in the Everglades) 2016 Pastel on Canvas 53 x 41 cm
Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Vases) 2016 Pastel on Canvas 53 x 41 cm
Father, Son, Holy Ghost (The Snake dances to the Music, someone is watching in the back) 2016 Pastel on Canvas 53 x 41 cm
Big Boy With Earplugs, Nyc Drawing 2016 Ink on Paper 12 x 9 inch
Woman with curly Hair, Nyc Drawing 2016 Ink on Paper 12 x 9 inch
Pop Bottles, Nyc Drawing 2016 Ink on Paper 12 x 9 inch
Grand St. Allen St. People, Nyc Drawing 2016 Ink on Paper 12 x 9 inch
Sunny Hair At NYABF, Nyc Drawing 2016 Ink on Paper 12 x 9 inch
South Hampton, Nyc Drawing 2016 Ink on Paper 12 x 9 inch
America, Nyc Drawing 2016 Ink on Paper 12 x 9 inch
Young Man at PS1, Nyc Drawing 2016 Ink on Paper 12 x 9 inch