“It was my first visit to Mario Lobedan’s studio, I had seen his paintings before but was unprepared for the scale and complexity of his drawings. They were majestic things – indivisible from his work on canvas – the same massive collisions of marks and textures, the same glimpses of light beyond the surface. Like his paintings they bristled with static energy: combustible as they were spontaneous, emotional and raw, yet never out of control…”

Mario Lobedan was born in 1961 in Magdeburg, DDR and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig. Solo exhibitions have been held at the Neues Rathaus, Leipzig (1995) and most recently at the Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg (2018) which was accompanied by a publication on his work, Allegro. Public collections include, Petrikirche, Leipzig, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Regierungspräsidium Leipzig, Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Magdeburg, Kunstsammlung del Landes Sachsen-Anhalt.


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Installation shots
Selected Works

Solo Exhibitions 

2020 Paintings and Drawings, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London
2019 Draw Art Fair, John Martin Gallery, London

2018 Allegro, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
2015 Galerie Marc de Puechredon,Basel/Zurich
2006 Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg
1995 Neues Rathaus Leipzig


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Leben: Mit Kunst, Kunstverein Röderhof e.V.; Artstage Singapore
2016 Kunst Zurich
2015 40 JAHRE/ 40 KÜNSTERLER/40 WERKE, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
2015 Jahr-einJahr-aus-gezeichnet, Galerie Alte Schule Adlershof, Berlin
2009 Der Dinge Stand, Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg
2002 Kunsthalle Gießen
2001 a sort of homecoming, Galerie BBK Frankfurt/Main
2000 Leipziger Künstler, Städtische Galerie Ingolstadt
1995 zeitgleich, Universität Leipzig
1994 Stipendiaten des Künstler hauses Schloss Wiepersdorf