from Saturday April 13 - Saturday May 25, 2019

by Robert Seidel
13 April – 25 May 2019


Gerhard Hofland is proud to present Another Day of Sunshine, an exhibition with new paintings by German artist Robert Seidel (1983, DE). This is the third solo exhibition by Seidel with the gallery, following Fauler Zauber (2014) and ZIRKEL (2016).

In the paintings of Robert Seidel everything gets its place. From motor vehicles and exotic animals, to pop stars, sneakers, and even entire cityscapes, the German artist shows us how the world continues to marvel him. But while everyday motives such as vehicles or people appear obvious subjects to any painter, his depictions of computergames and album covers, among others, reveal that Seidel is not just painting the world around him, he is also showing us his own.

Close observation has always been key to Seidel’s working method. Early in his career he started depicting the houses around his family home in Grimma, Germany, going meticulously from street to street while searching for architectural particularities. Today, Seidel’s curiosity has made him into an enthusiastic traveler, keen to visit the scenery he will transform into his work multiple times, and increasingly focused on the contemporary state of affairs rather than what shaped him as a person throughout the past.

Even though all works by Seidel start with observation, they are far from mere depictions. Every shape, no matter if it is a logo or a vast architectural structure, is analytically considered and relieved from its original context before being reconstructed into Seidel’s geometrical painting style. In Another Day of Sunshine, Seidel shows us quasi-familiar sights of Californian culture, results of his latest journeys, while continuing to de- and reconstruct his subjects in order to contemplate and understand them. More atmospheric and inviting than before, the new paintings are less stand-alone, and instead contribute to a broader perspective all together. Executed in traditional egg tempera, the works contain a slightly frosted look that heightens their graphic appeal, while making for a wonderful view of the world through the eyes of Robert Seidel.

Robert Seidel (1983, DE) lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. He studied painting at HGB Leipzig under the mastership of Neo Rauch. In 2013, Seidel took part in the residency programme of De Ateliers, Amsterdam, and was awarded a generous stipend to travel and develop new work as part of the BP Portrait Award in 2018, for which Seidel’s work was also shown during a traveling exhibition throughout the UK. Seidel’s paintings enjoy an enthusiastic following in the Netherlands, Germany, and outside, and are part of numerous renowned private and public collections worldwide.

– Menno Vuister


Robert Seidel, Cabrio 2018, 160 x 220 cm. egg tempera on canvas

Robert Seidel, Cabrio 2018, 160 x 220 cm. egg tempera on canvas


CV Robert Seidel

Born 1983 in Grimma, Germany
Lives and Works in Leipzig, Germany

2003 – 2008 Studium der Malerei bei Prof. Neo Rauch, HBG, Leipzig

2009 – 2011 Meisterklasse Neo Rauch, HGB, Leipzig

Seit September 2011 Meisterschüler Neo Rauch

Awards / Stipends

2018 Travel Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

2017 Artist in Residence, ESMoA, Los Angeles

2017 Arbeitsstipendium, OUTSET Germany – Switzerland

2016 nominated for Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop

2015 Marianne-Defet-Malerei-Stipendium, Nürnberg

2013 De Ateliers short track artist residency (DASTR), Amsterdam

2013 Projektstipendium der Kulturstiftung Sachsen

2012 Arbeitsstipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn

2011 Arbeitsstipendium des Else-Heiliger-Fonds, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin

2010 Sächsisches Landesstipendium

2010 Projektförderung Landkreis Leipzig

2007 Stipendium des Freundeskreises der HGB


Solo- (E) and Group Exhibition, Catalogues (K)

CRUX, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL)


BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery London, (UK)

‘Meisterstück’, group exhibition, Zitadelle, Berlin (DE)

Leipziger Jahresausstellung, group exhibition, Leipzig (DE)

‘Another Day of Sunshine’, solo exhibition Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam

BP Portrait Award 2018, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester

Mixed Media 10 x 5. Akademie der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin

BP portrait award 2018, National Portrait Gallery, London, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

MdbK meet G2, Malerei aus Leipzig nach 2000, Museum der Bildende Künste, Leipzig


AREAL, Kunstverein Bad Dürkheim (K)

C O L O R S O F D E S C E N T S, G2 Leipzig

MEHR DRUCK, Museum – Angerlehner, Thalheim / Wels, Österreich

Shift, Doppelausstellung mit Franziska Holstein, ASPN, Leipzig

Let’s Get Physical, KKW, Leipzig

Stipendiaten der Marianne-Defet-Stiftung für Malerei,

Kunsthalle Nürnberg

Akkord, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgien (E)

SEIN.KÖRPER.ANTLITZ, Soer Rusche Sammlung, Zionskirche Berlin

Zirkel, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, Niederlande (E,K))

G2 Kunsthalle, # 1 Leipzig 2015 / Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig

3 Collectionneurs, autrement #2, ETE 78, Brüssel, Belgien

Gute Kunst ? Wollen! Soer Rusche Sammlung, AEG Nürnberg (K)

Schnapsidee, Institut für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg (E/K)

Werkschau, Werkschauhalle, Leipzig

When I die, 68projects, Berlin

Home, Esmoa, Los Angeles, USA

Fauler Zauber, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, Niederlande (E)

True Lab, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Nieuw, Nieuwer, Nieuwst – Schilders in beeld. Gallery LUMC, Leiden, Niederlande

de Ateliers at the Capital A, Amsterdam (NL)

Geisterspiel, ASPN, Leipzig (E/K)

All Cast Stars, Galerie Baer, Dresden

13 Issues, Volte Studio, Leipzig

Der Aufstand der Dinge, Meisterklasse Neo Rauch, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg

Petra, Kunstverein Panitzsch

Radierungen Eins und Die Schwarze Zunge, Bauhof in Winterthur, Schweiz

Telling Stories – Ensembles aus die Kollektionen von Reyn van der Lugt und Marcel Schroeten, Kunstzentrum AkkuH in Hengelo (NL)

Herzhaftes und Süßes, Parkhaus/Malkasten, Düsseldorf

Addition, Galerie Baer, Dresden

Die Schwarze Zunge – Radierungen Fünf, Städtische Galerie im Schloss Isny, Schweiz

Playground, DWS Investments, Frankfurt am Main

In bester Form – Highlights aus Leipziger Galerien, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse, Leipzig (K)

Holstein/Seidel, Konrad–Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin (E)

Stichtag, ASPN, Leipzig (E)


Meisterschülerprüfung, Nikoleistraße 59, Leipzig (E)

Zum Gebrauch des Delphins, Meisterklasse Neo Rauch, Städtische Galerie Wurzen (K)

Die schwarze Zunge, Grafikmappe Meisterklasse Neo Rauch, ehem. Kindergarten der Spinnerei, Leipzig

EHF 2010, Konrad–Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin

Leistungsschau even better, ASPN, Leipzig

autoMOBIL, Galerie Abtart, Stuttgart (K)

Von Vorn, Meisterklasse Neo Rauch, Bestehornpark/Riegel, Aschersleben (K)

Die Siebzehnte, Leipziger Jahresausstellung, Joseph-Konsum, Leipzig (K)

ONE ON ONE, Kokerei Hansa, Dortmund (K)

Parenthesis, Aando Fine art, Berlin

Quit and Peace?, Galerie baer, Dresden

Der ehemalige Norden, Kunstverein Ettlingen (K)

Edition Naehring, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig

Von der Wand in den Mund, Zug, Schweiz

Zwei Dumme, ein Gedanke, LFN, Leipzig

Menschenbilder 1620/2009, Museum Abtei Liesborn des Kreises Warendorf

Kickstart, ASPN, Leipzig (E)

Sonderschau, ASPN, Leipzig

Debütieren, Werkschauhalle, Leipzig (K)

Ich wollte nie in der schönen Stadt übernachten, Die Schöne Stadt, Halle

Futureworld-Utopia, E 105, Bonn (K)

Sturm und Drang, E 105, Bonn (K)

Man muss sich beeilen, wenn man noch etwas sehen will…, Kunst auf Gut Selikum, Neuss

Landescape, Rathausgalerie, Grimma