68projects starts 2023 with a duo exhibition between Agnes Lammert (1984, Dresden) and Sebastian Maas (1984, Aachen) titled: "Distant Belongings". Both artists will be exhibiting in this space for the first time.
The artworks in the exhibition possess a certain mystery to them, that welcome the viewer to take a step closer to see what unravels behind the plastic looking sculptures by Agnes and the collage-like compositions by Sebastian.
About the artists
Born 1984 in Dresden, Germany
Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany
Agnes Lammert studied with Neo Rauch in Leipzig, among others, and has had a number of solo exhibitions there. In her drawings and sculptures, the artist deals with the sculptural quality of materiality. She is interested in the in-between, the cavities that arise in the sculptural molding process in the mold negative, and which she fills with wax, plaster, concrete, plastics or bronze.
She has been teaching at the Academy of Visual Arts since 2018.
Born 1984 in Aachen, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin
After finishing his Masters Degree in Neuroscience at LMU, he went on to doing a Fine Arts Degree at Abdk, Munich.
He explores a variety of themes in his paintings, from collage-like composition, with re- contextualising fragments, that result in unusual harmonies, which capture the viewer into Maas’s multiverses, where precision meets fluidity, to sepia-toned monkey portraits and self- portraits in which he explores the topic of gender in a series of works where his face is transposed into various female figures.
This ambivalence and the coming together of contrasting subjects are what characterises Sebastians Maas’s inventive and playful pieces.