Matthias Weischer

Matthias Weischer (German, b.1973) is a painter associated with the New Leipzig School and best known for his depictions of empty domestic interiors that create an illusory space of flatness and depth. Born in Elte, Germany, he studied painting at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. Weischer explicitly shows the inconsistencies of perspective and creates spaces governed by their own systems of geometry. His Egyptian Room (2001) distorts the boundary between inside and outside in a manner reminiscent of M.C. Escher. Similarly, his Familie O-Mittag (2001) consists of independent rectangular planes that depict furniture reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s. Weischer continued to paint these interiors until 2006, when he began producing works on paper, prints, and sculpture. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Málaga, Spain. He lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.