Miron Schmückle n. 1966

Miron Schmückle’s delicate paintings and their Latin titles, trick the viewer to fall for the pre-conceived idea that they are something they are not. Hidden behind apparent botanical illustrations, the beauty of nature presents itself in the paintings in its most pure state, only to let the viewer discover through observation, that the plant-like elements depicted are fruit of the artist’s imagination. Schmückle exaggerates the beauty of nature, creating artificial life with flowers that don’t belong to the Earth. The colours merge delicately within the shapes that enclose them. Applied on the surface, the Indian ink reproduces the vivid shades found in jungles and forests.


1966 Born in Sibiu, Romania

1991-1996 Muthesius Art School Kiel, Experimental Painting, Kiel, Germany

1994 Art Academy Hamburg, Performance Art, Hamburg, Germany

1994 Teaching Assistant at the Theatre Academy Saint Petersburg, Russia

1997-2008 Studio in Hamburg, Germany

since 2008 Studio in Berlin, Germany

since 2010 Doctoral Program at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, Germany

since 2011 Teaching Assistant at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, Germany

2016 Defense of the doctor’s thesis

Awards and Grants

2005 Barkenhof-Stipend, Worpswede, Germany

2005 Villa Concordia-Stipend, Bamberg, Germany

2003 Grant of the Kunstfonds Bonn Foundation, Bonn, Germany

2002 Grant of the Senate of Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

2000 Grant of the City of Lauenburg, Lauenburg, Germany

1996 Gottfried Brockmann Award of the City of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

1995 Award of the 43rd Annual Art Show of the Art Guild of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Works in public and private collections

Kunsthalle Kiel, Graphic Art Collection

Ludwig-Forum, Essen

Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg

Villa Concordia, Bamberg

Isobe Art Collection, Tokio

West Collection, Pennsylvania

Schwules Museum, Berlin

Stadtgalerie, Kiel

Museum of Modern Art Berlinische Galerie

Solo Shows

2021 Bulb Fiction, SETAREH, Düsseldorf, Germany

2017 Non saturatur oculus visu, Anca Poteraşu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2016 Una terza natura, Kunstmuseum Bayreuth, Germany

2011 As You Desire Me, Gallery Manzoni Schäper, Berlin, Germany

2011 illectus eram, Gallery Dörrie*Priess, Hamburg, Germany

2010 Caligula, in colaboration with Sebastian Gögel, Gallery Emmanuel Post, Leipzig, Germany

2009 The Srife of Love in a Dream, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania

2009 Rococo Revisited, Gallery Rena Bransten, San Francisco, USA

2007 de naturae corporis fabrica, Gallery Emmanuel Post, Leipzig, Germany

2007 Marstall, Ahrensburg, Germany

2007 Gallery Dörrie*Priess, Berlin, Germany

2006 De tinctio petalorum, Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany

2006 In Priapus’s Garden, Post Fine Arts, Freiburg, Germany

2005 New Works, Gallery Dörrie*Priess, Hamburg, Germany

2004 Capriccio, Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

2002 Fountains of Joy: Improved Formula, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

2001 Super Cascade Improved Mixed, Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

2001 Kabinettausstellung, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany

1997 over a long season, Gallery Sfeir-Semler, Kiel, Germany

1997 Brunswiker Pavillon, Kiel, Germany

1997 Hortus conclusus, Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany

Group Shows

2019 Viermal Neues auf Papier, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

2017 Schön vergänglich – Blumen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning, Germany

2015 Artistic Needs and Institutional Desires, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2013 There is Something Between Me and the World Outside, Gallery Manzoni Schäper, Berlin, Germany

2013 Tree of Life, Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France

2013 Unsere Kunst Eure Kunst, Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

2012 Sneak Peek, Gallery Manzoni Schäper, Berlin, Germany

2012 Lost Paradise, Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany

2012 Gegenüber, Contemporary Art in the Dome of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany

2011 gehen, blühen, fließen, Kieler Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

2011 Ockhams Messer, Gallery Emmanuel Post, Berlin, Germany

2010 Beauty – Flowers in Photography, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Beijing, China

2010 Palais für Aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany

2009 Blumenstücke, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Schloss Filseck, Germany

2009 Comming Under the Spotlight, Post Fine Arts, Freiburg, Germany

2008 Pas de deux, Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

2008 Menschenskind, Post Fine Arts, Freiburg, Germany

2007 Bilderbühne, Post Fine Arts, Freiburg, Germany

2006 Fai da te – il mondo dell artista, Chiesa di San Paolo, Modena, Italy

2005 Blumenstücke, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2005 Jungle Park, Kunstraum Munich, Germany

2004 Bailar en la casa del trompo, Wifredo Lam Foundation, Havana, Cuba

2004 19 Künstler zu Gast im Schwulen Museum, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany

2004 Zwischenwelten, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany

2003 Kunsthappen, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany

2003 Du und dein Garten, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany

2002 La natura della natura morta – fotografia, Museo Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

2002 Desire, Museo Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

2002 Still Life, 2. Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany

2002 Selbstbildnisse, Kallmann – Museum, Ismaning, Germany

2001 Palais für Aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany

2001 Desire, Ursula-Blickle-Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany

2000 Reflected Images, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

2000 Im Garten, Gallery Dörrie*Priess, Hamburg, Germany

1999 Fotografie vor Ort, Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany

1999 Can you hear me?, 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art

1998 4. International Triennial of Photographic Art, Esslingen