Parker's Box



Born 1958, Nuremberg, Germany, lives and works in Düsseldorf and Berlin

The Berlin-based painter, Stefan Sehler, has developed the ability to position himself, in an intriguingly precise juggling act, on the razor's edge between opposing and complementary territories of painting. The orchestration in his work of an evolving dynamic between representation and abstraction has helped to create a respected position for him in Europe, in relation to both the legacy of German painting, and the potential of its future. Sehler often works metallic paint on the back of Plexiglas panels, which may seem to link his thinking to Gerhard Richter's mirror paintings, as indeed might his strong relationship to both figurative and abstract devices.

However, if Sehler has been fully conscious of the achievements of painters of the older generation in Germany, whenever his work has been shown alongside that of Richter or Polke, for example, it has been on his own artistic terms. In this respect, Sehler is a pioneer, not a follower, and the risks he has taken in developing new techniques and ideas clearly bear witness to this spirit.

SOLO shows
2009 Stefan Sehler, Galerie contemporaine, Musée d’Art moderne et d’art contemporain (MAMAC), France
Stefan Sehler, Galerie Baumet-Sultana, Paris, France
Stefan Sehler, Galerie Michael Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008 Stefan Sehler, Galerie Baumet Sultana, Paris, France
Stefan Sehler: Neue Bilder, kuttner Siebert Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2007 Stefan Sehler: New Paintings, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2006 Stefan Sehler, Galerie Michael Cosar, Dusseldorf, Germany
2005 Kuttner Siebert Galerie, Berlin, Germany
New Paintings: Stefan Sehler, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2003 Kuttner Siebert Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2002 Galerie Lendl, Graz, Austria
Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany
2001 Suite, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany
Novalis XJS, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1998 Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany
1997 Short Cuts, Galerie 102, Düsseldorf, Germany
Wewerka-Pavillon, Münster, Germany Echo, (with Gerard Williams), Pavillon der Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
1996 Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France
1995 Galerie 102, Düsseldorf Prima Kunst, Kiel, Germany
Galleria Alberto Weber, Turin, Italy
Galerie Steltzner und Rading, Essen, Germany
1993 Galerie 102, Düsseldorf, Germany
1992 Kunstraum Neckarstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany
1991 Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Galerie Jablonka, Köln, Germany
1990 Gallery First Draft West, Sydney, Australia
1989 Galerie Johnen und Schöttle, Köln, Germany
1986 Galerie Traude Näke, Nürnberg, Germany
Ausstellungsraum Brückenstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany
GROUP shows
2010 WNTRSLN, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Acquisations Recentes, Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemprain de Nice, France
Handel Street Projects, London
Waldbild, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg
2009 NotAbstract 1, Parker’s Box, New York
Point of View, Galerie KuttnerSiebert, Berlin, Germany
S.A.A.B.D.P.D.J.I.M.K.R.L.C.P.S.S.S.F.W.M.W., Autocenter Berlin, Sammlung Philara,
Düsseldorf, Germany
2008 3rd Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Handel Street Projects, London, United Kingdom
Stefan Sehler: Neue Bilder, Galerie KuttnerSiebert, Berlin, Germany
Idylle - Traum und Trugschluss, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Remscheid, Germany
Qui a peur de la couleur?, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-les-Rouen, France
2007 Kunst treibt Blüten, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany
Idylle - Traum und Trugschluss, DA2. Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Marseille Artistes Associés 1977-2007, Musée d'art contemporain, Marseille, Marseille, France
2006 Idylle Traum und Trugschluss, Phoenix Art - Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Tennewpaintings, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2005 What doesn't fit, The Nunnery, London, United Kingdom
2004 Dreaming of a White, Arts & Business, London, United Kingdom
Pacific Pearl 2, The Cross Art Projects, Biennale of Sydney Parallel Program with Maria Cruz, Sydney, Australia
Schöne Aussichten, Kuttner Siebert Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Groupshow, Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany
2003 Triangle Residency Program's Open Studio, New York, USA
Distant Shores, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Groupshow, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany
2002 One Fine Day, 34K, Berlin, Germany
Free Space, Provincial Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst, Hasselt, Belgium
2001 Entweder? Oder! Grenzbereiche der Authentizität in Malerei und Fotografie, Kunstallianz 1 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2000 Gebaute Horizonte, Neue Galerie Dachau, Schloss Ringenberg, Schloss Agathenburg, Germany
Modular Loops, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1999 Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany
Paper, Gallery 132, Sydney, Australia
1998 3D, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany
1997 What, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, United Kingdom
Rencontres N°10-Ricochets, La Vigie, Nimes, France
Re.Painting, Galerie de la Friche Belle de May, Marseille, Franc
1996 Good News, Galerie 102, Düsseldorf, Germany
En helvetes förvandling, Deutsche Kunst aus NRW, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
1994 Ambach-Lepper-Sehler, Galleria Valeria Belvedere, Mailand
1992 Der Teppich des Lebens, Museum Haus Koekkoek, Kleve
Dialog, Galerie Budapest, Budapest
1991 Who is sorry now?, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Gedanken Gänge - Gedachten Gangen, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Provinciaal-museum Hasselt, Germany
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands
Ateliers lnternationaux, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Clisson, France
1988 Meine Zeit, mein Raubtier, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany
1986 Treibhaus 4, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany
1985 Perspektiven, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany
1983 Studio exhibitions, PS 1, Long Island, NY, USA
Made in New York, New York, USA
1979-1986 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
2003 Triangle Residency Program, New York, USA
1996 Triangle Residency Program, Marseille, France
1991 Ateliers Internationaux, FRAC Pays-de-la-Loire, Carquefou, France
1983 PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, USA
2009 Perlein, Gilbert et al. Stefan Sehler. (Nice: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art). Catalogue.
2008 Kuspit, Donald. Stefan Sehler, Artforum, January
Bryant, Eric. Stefan Sehler, ARTnews, January
2007 Canning, Susan, M. and Dr. Zybok, Oliver. Stefan Sehler, Monography,
(Galerie Michael Cosar, Galerie Baumet-Sultana, Parker’s Box)
2006 Drühl, Sven. Kunstforum International “Bergidyllen” (May-June)
2005 Zybock, Olivier. What Doesn’t Fit, ”Sven Drühl, Markus Huemer, Stefan Sehler”
(London: The Nunnery)
2002 Borowski, Judith. Financial Times Germany “Bilder wie Sportwagen” (July 6)
Drühl, Sven. Kunst-Bulletin “Stefan Sehler in der Galerie Michel Cosar” (July-August)
Melitta (Minden: Melitta Sammlung)
Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain (MAMAC), Nice, France
Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
LVMH, France
FRAC Pays-de-la-Loire, Carquefou, France
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Deutsche Bank, London, United Kingdom
Victoria, Düsseldorf, Germany
Allianz Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Henkel KG, Germany
Sammlung Melitta, Minden, Germany
West LB Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Siemens Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
Sammlung Ackerman, Düsseldorf, Germany

Parker's Box
193 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211