Michael Dreyer

Born 1953 in Coburg, DE
Lives and works in Stuttgart, DE

The artistic practice and interests of Michael Dreyer are widely varied. He is as much a visual artist, author, musician, graphic artist and designer, as he is director and project-initiator. He consistently questions common assumptions, clichés and romantic ideas held about the vocation of the artist, his way of life, and specific locales such as the studio. The engagement with such assumptions run through Dreyer's oeuvre like a red thread, being ironically questioned and investigated time and again. He teaches at the Merz Akademie and is founder and general director of the W.O.Scheibe Museum, located in his own backyard. His works have been shown in solo exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and the Grazer Kunstverein, Austria among others.

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Exhibitions
Revolutionäre Fehlhaltung (gelb), 2016

digital print, drawing ink, oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm

Napoleons Napo Leon, 2016

fired clay, 35 x 35 x 22.5 cm

ohne Titel, 1989

collage, aquarelle, 17.5 x 24 cm

Clemens, 2011

Photography (Baryt) / laser print with frame, 3-part work, 40 x 40 cm each

Die Not unserer Zeit (Karl Arnold), 2011

Wooden base, paint, black fired clay, cesso, wire, hemp, paper, paste, 29 x 34,5 x 18,5 cm

Tower of Power (Grotowsky/Living Theatre), 2011

Wooden base, paint, mirrors, black fired clay, gesso, wire, 165 x 38 x 75 cm

X went the strings of my art, 2011

Record cover, print painting, sound chip, 40 x 40 cm, edition of 3 (2/3)

Ohne Titel, 2010

Indian ink on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Ohne Titel, 2010

Indian ink on canvas, 36,5 x 51 cm

Ohne Titel, 2010

Indian ink on canvas, 75,5 x 61,3 cm

Ohne Titel, 2010

Indian ink on canvas, 76,5 x 61,5 cm

Ohne Titel, 2010

Indian ink on canvas, 76 x 61 cm

Ohne Titel, 2010

Indian ink on canvas, 77 x 65 cm