Matthew Marks Gallery

Martin Honert

Martin Honert is a German sculptor whose fastidiously crafted works are largely inspired by childhood memories recalled from his own early drawings, schoolbooks, and family photographs. Employing illusion, manipulation of scale, and painstakingly rendered surfaces, they are obsessive depictions of essential ideas that connect to collective experiences. “I don’t want my work to get too personal. I may begin with a personal image, but then I try to see how I can formulate a more general one,” he has said. “I don’t want to tell stories, so I try to reduce the image to its purest state.”

Martin Honert (b. 1953) represented Germany at the 1995 Venice Biennale and had his first one-person exhibition in the United States in 1999, at Matthew Marks Gallery. In 2007 the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden mounted a retrospective, and his work has been the subject of exhibitions at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Honert lives and works in Düsseldorf and Dresden.

Selected Works

Exhibitions

MARTIN HONERT

March 11–April 23, 2022

522 West 22nd Street
New York

MARTIN HONERT

September 13–October 26, 2013

523 West 24th Street
New York

MARTIN HONERT

September 15–October 27, 2007

523 West 24th Street
New York

MARTIN HONERT

March 6–April 24, 2004

522 West 22nd Street
New York

MARTIN HONERT

November 11–December 24, 1999

523 West 24th Street
New York

Group Exhibitions

TRISHA DONNELLY, VINCENT FECTEAU, PETER FISCHLI DAVID WEISS, NAN GOLDIN, MARTIN HONERT, MICHEL MAJERUS, PAUL SIETSEMA, REBECCA WARREN

September 8–October 21, 2017

522 West 22nd Street
526 West 22nd Street
New York

PETER FISCHLI DAVID WEISS, KATHARINA FRITSCH, MARTIN HONERT, GARY HUME

July 10–August 14, 2014

523 West 24th Street
New York

DARREN ALMOND, KATHARINA FRITSCH, MARTIN HONERT, GARY HUME, PAUL SIETSEMA, REBECCA WARREN, TERRY WINTERS

July 14–August 25, 2012

1062 North Orange Grove
Los Angeles

NEW WORK
Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Martin Honert, Charles Ray, Terry Winters

September 10–October 16, 2010

522 West 22nd Street
523 West 24th Street
526 West 22nd Street
New York

100 DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition

November 3–December 22, 2001

523 West 24th Street
New York

Books

MARTIN HONERT

100 DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition