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“Sebastian Schrader’s paintings tell of lingering, slowness, and refusing hectic rhythms of time in a way that is picturesquely agile and persistent.” (Christoph Tannert)

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“Waste Your Youth” (Verschwende deine Jugend), “Figuration Y?,” and “Seccession” (Sezzession) are all titles of group shows that have featured the work of Sebastian Schrader. As a keen observer of his generation, Schrader confronts such timely topics as the preoccupation with the self and the ability to participate in society. “I’m interested in how my generation understands concepts such as freedom and happiness, how parameters of human coexistence shift.” Schrader’s paintings deal with individualism and the refusal of the world beyond mere rebellion. The protagonists of his images are Unknown Legends, daydreamers, Narcissists, and clown figures—anti-heroes who, as Schrader admits, “wait and persist, while the world around them hails down.” A recurring motif in his paintings is the paper crown that represents the oblomov-ishly weak will of the person wearing it. These are “very lonesome kings who only administer a small empire consisting of their own selves.” 

Sebastian Schrader’s work radiates an intensity reminiscent of the Old Masters. In it, the drama of chiaroscuro meets content that is, at times, lacking any drama at all. A composition of forgotten objects, for example, references Vanitas still lifes without containing any moral plea. The resulting gap, in turn, becomes his subject. Representational and abstract in equal measure, Schrader’s painting can be seen at the intersection of reality and imagination, as well as objectivity and subjectivity. In the same way, his subjects are not only sunk within, but also stand apart from themselves.  Sebastian Schrader was born in Berlin in 1978. He earned a diploma in painting in Professor Werner Liebmann’s class at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art, and was invited to continue his Meisterschüler for another year. Schrader’s work has been exhibited both within Germany at Berlin’s Uferhallen and Trier’s Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, as well as internationally at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, Alta Fine Art in Istanbul, and Favardin & Verneuil in Paris. He is represented by maerzgalerie and lives and works in Berlin.

Authors: Sebastian Schrader
Release date: September 2014
Format: 24,5 × 33 cm
Features: 160 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-553-0

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“Waste Your Youth” (Verschwende deine Jugend), “Figuration Y?,” and “Seccession” (Sezzession) are all titles of group shows that have featured the work of Sebastian Schrader. As a keen observer of his generation, Schrader confronts such timely topics as the preoccupation with the self and the ability to participate in society. “I’m interested in how my generation understands concepts such as freedom and happiness, how parameters of human coexistence shift.” Schrader’s paintings deal with individualism and the refusal of the world beyond mere rebellion. The protagonists of his images are Unknown Legends, daydreamers, Narcissists, and clown figures—anti-heroes who, as Schrader admits, “wait and persist, while the world around them hails down.” A recurring motif in his paintings is the paper crown that represents the oblomov-ishly weak will of the person wearing it. These are “very lonesome kings who only administer a small empire consisting of their own selves.” 

Sebastian Schrader’s work radiates an intensity reminiscent of the Old Masters. In it, the drama of chiaroscuro meets content that is, at times, lacking any drama at all. A composition of forgotten objects, for example, references Vanitas still lifes without containing any moral plea. The resulting gap, in turn, becomes his subject. Representational and abstract in equal measure, Schrader’s painting can be seen at the intersection of reality and imagination, as well as objectivity and subjectivity. In the same way, his subjects are not only sunk within, but also stand apart from themselves.  Sebastian Schrader was born in Berlin in 1978. He earned a diploma in painting in Professor Werner Liebmann’s class at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art, and was invited to continue his Meisterschüler for another year. Schrader’s work has been exhibited both within Germany at Berlin’s Uferhallen and Trier’s Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, as well as internationally at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, Alta Fine Art in Istanbul, and Favardin & Verneuil in Paris. He is represented by maerzgalerie and lives and works in Berlin.

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Authors: Sebastian Schrader
Release date: September 2014
Format: 24,5 × 33 cm
Features: 160 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-553-0

SHIPPING COSTS

All orders within Germany and the US will be shipped for free.

All orders over € 60.00 will be shipped for free.

For other shipments to countries in the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland a flat of € 10.00 will be charged.

Any shipping costs will be assessed during the checkout procedure and take into account the full value of goods purchased.


PAYMENT
For shipments to addresses within Germany, payments can be made using a bank transfer, credit card, PayPal, or via Amazon Pay.
For deliveries outside of Germany, payments can be made using a credit card, PayPal, or via Amazon Pay.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

SHIPPING
Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Deliveries are usually received within 2-3 working days within Germany, the EU, and the US, and within 3-6 days otherwise.

RETURNS
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

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