Markus Linnenbrink – SUNANDWATER

Exhibition Dates:
May 6 – July 1, 2017

Reception Date: Saturday, May 6th, 3 – 6 pm

Patricia Sweetow Gallery is looking forward to welcoming Markus Linnenbrink – SUNANDWATER in his one-person exhibition at our pop-up gallery in Oakland. In the main gallery we anticipate drilled, incised and drip horizontal paintings ranging in size from 18 x 96 inches to 48 x 96 inches. In our 12 x 12′ exhibition space Linnenbrink will prepare a wall painting to fit the unique characteristics of the space. In our 3rd gallery space Linnenbrink will present square works ranging from 3 to 4′ squares.

In the meantime if you’re in New York visit 75 Rockefeller Center, they’ll be opening soon. Markus Linnenbrink’s 7 x 90 foot painting is now installed in the concourse lobby.

Markus Linnenbrink will have a solo show opening in October at Ameringer McEnery Yohe

Jorge Perez and the related group Miami commissioned a 41,000 square foot outside wallpainting on the soon to be completed SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences in Miami.

More info in links below.

Markus Linnenbrink was commissioned to create a 7 x 90 feet drip painting for the lobby of 75 Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. The painting will be permanently installed for the opening of the newly renovated building in early 2016.


A solo show opening at wasserman projects in Detroit early September, inside ALLOVERPAINTING of a double pavillion


A solo show opening at taubert contemporaryin berlin during Berlin Gallery Weekend, May 1st

Onward and Upward: 38 Breathtaking Images from 2014

Included as on of the 38 extraordinary images selected from hundreds of projects all around the globe. MARKUS LINNENBRINK: Wasserscheide (Desireallputtogether) in acrylic,
pigment, and epoxy at the Kunsthalle Nürnberg in Germany. Photography by Annette Kradisch.

design boom TOP 10 art exhibitions of 2014

markus linnenbrink: off the wall
kunsthalle, nürnberg, germany
jul7 17, 2014 through october 12, 2014

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Color Drenched Acts of Resistance

Can't Catch a Break

Morrison Foerster's new office featured story on the cover  of Interior Design Magazine.

THEGRASSISALWAYSGREENER Solo show at MaxEstrella Gallery in Madrid opens november 15th 2014


a Solo show at Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery NY opens on September 4th, 6-8pm, a catalogue with new works will be available. More info here

A time-lapse video of Markus Linnenbrink painting the installation THERIDENEVERENDS at the Pennsilvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. 

The painting was completed over the course of seven days in June, 2014.

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Inaugural show at ODETTA, a new gallery in Bushwick, 229 Cook Street, Brooklyn, NY


Press Release

Markus Linnenbrink was invited to participate with painting a whole room floor to ceiling in "OFF THE WALLS! Bildraeume und Raumbilder" at Kunsthalle Nuernberg in Germany, opening July 16th 2014

Markus Linnenbrink was invited to create a wallpainting for the lobby of the 


The wallpainting will go up June 26th 2014 to be on view permanently.

Markus Linnenbrink was commissioned to produce 8 wallpaintings for the new offices of

  in midtown manhattan, one for each elevator lobby. the paintings will be installed in april 2014 for the inauguration of the new new york home of the law firm. Here a studio view of one of the 9 x 42 feet works in progress.

Markus Linnenbrink's inclusion in MAKE8ELIEVE, Issue #4 theme OCD is now "live" online...with already 2,411 views in 48hours!!!

Markus Linnenbrink was invited to participate with a large scale wallpainting in STROMFESTIVAL september 5 - 8 2013, an art festival covering installation, sound, noise and performance art and film at Kunsthaus Rhenania Cologne, Germany. The wallpainting will be up for a year, till September 2014.  Press release found here.

Two wallpaintings for the Queens Community Houses, an exhibition project by

Art Connects NY, curated by Brad Silk.

New series of monotypes made at IHEARDYOULOOKING 2013, MUDHONEY(IHYL) 2013, EACH  53 X 40 INCHES

Light installation of mine in a group show in a bunker - Dortmund, GermanyART.underground   Press Release Here 

PATRICIA SWEETOW GALLERY is pleased to announce our seventh solo exhibition day  after day it reappears with German artist MARKUS LINNENBRINK. Exhibition dates: April 4 through May 18, 2013. Reception for the artist: April 4th, 5:30 - 7:30pm.

taubert contemporary - 3 + 4 b/w 

8 March to 20 April 2013 - Markus Linnenbrink, Markus Weggenmann, Beat Zoderer Torben Giehler, Joachim Grommek, Terry Haggerty and Davis Rhodes taubert contemporary is pleased to open the group exhibition ‘3 + 4 black/white’, featuring 3 of our artists and 4 invited guest artists.

Buzz, curated by Vik Muniz

Opening November 10th at Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Inclusion of work in:

STRIPES: DESIGN BETWEEN THE LINES by Linda O'Keefe, The Monacelli Press

Opening September 6th, 6pm Solo Show - Ameringer Mcenery Yohe Gallery NYC

More Info coming soon!

Opening September 14th, Solo Show - ft-contemporary gallery in Berlin, Germany

More Info coming soon!

Markus Linnenbrink in now represented by Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery

525 W 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011 Tel. 212 445 0051

Solo Show at Tomlinson Kong Contemporary.

Opening on the 15th of September, reception hours 6 to 8. Located at 270 Bowery between East Houston St. and Prince St. This will be the inaugural show for the Tomlinson Kong Contemporary. Full Press Release Here

Patricia Sweetow Gallery at PULSE LA Featuring Markus Linnenbrink

September 30 - October 3, 2011

PULSE Los Angeles will feature an estimated 65 galleries. Modeled on the PULSE Miami fair, PULSE Los Angeles will offer a beautifully produced exhibition venue with soaring ceilings surrounded by an expansive outdoor area, across more than 100,000 square feet of space atop The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE, an AEG Worldwide venue.

Venue Location: The Event Deck at L.A. Live 1005 West Chick Hearn Court

Downtown Los Angeles, California. For more information visit: Pulse Official Website or contact the gallery - 415-788-5126

Jeon Ju Korean Restaurant LLC

Jeon Ju Korean Restaurant is pleased to announce a new addition to the Oklahoma City fine arts scene. In August 2011, New York based artist Markus Linnenbrink will create a site-specific wall painting for permanent display in the restaurant dining area. This will accompany the restaurant’s remodel into a more sleek and modern space.

For this installation, Linnenbrink will bring his signature bands of undulating color and spontaneous drips to the walls of Jeon Ju Restaurant. This painting will make its viewer reminisce about the robust sunsets in Oklahoma as they enjoy the hearty flavors and aromas of South Korea. Full Press Release Here

FLOOR-WALL-CEILING PAINTING for newly constructed JVA/Prison, Duesseldorf Rath, Germany.

For this public commission Markus Linnenbrink created a floor to ceiling painting covering the visitors tunnel of the new Justiz Vollzugs Anstalt (Prison) in Duesseldorf Rath, Germany. Being a model prison in europe this institution is build and set up to deal with security and humanity issues in the best possible way.

Visitor access (for family, lawyers, police...) has to be under ground by law in newly constructed prisons in Germany. This tunnel covers the 40 m (about 132 feet) between the security check in the front building and the visitors area in one of the inner prison buildings. Concept for the installation was to create a 3 dimensional painting that follows and surrounds the visitor during the walk through the tunnel. Two sets of diagonal stripes that both grow wider while covering the distance build two different perspectives. One moving inside, the other one taking the visitors back to the exit/entry area. Doing this the single stripes move from floor to wall to ceiling, change their colors over the distance and fold around corners.


Collection - 2011 Spring/Summer

Family - Originals

New Gentlemans

Born in Germany, in 1961, Markus Linnenbrink subsequently graduated from Berlin‘s Academy of Fine Arts in 1988. He has since exhibited his work extensively at galleries and museums all around the world. Currently based in the USA, Linnenbrink works from a studio in Brooklyn and effortlessly moves between three dimensional, site-specific and paintingbased practices and projects. He notably utilises resin as a core material - in tandem with his characteristic oozing and streaked hues of vivid colour, or similarly-manipulated shades of sober greys and blacks. Eagerly sought-after, examples of Linnenbrink‘s work are now housed in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions, including San Francisco‘s Museum of Modern Art, the Herzliya Museum of Art, in Israel, Ucla Hammer, in L.A and Kassel‘s Museum Neue Galerie.

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