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Wolfe Von Lenkiewicz

Typhon : A Postmodern Hybrid

Known for his artistic reconfigurations of well-known iconic images selected from the history of art, from Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz’s post-historical practice carefully examines the linearity of historical perspective embedded within our visual understanding of the past. Described alternatively as both ‘an unbound geneticist turned artist’ and ‘a contemporary iconoclast’, his art practice occupies a space outside our traditional conception of history to become a fulcrum between different ages and new form of visual language. A hybrid aesthetic that challenges notions of authorship, Lenkiewicz employs a high level of craftsmanship usually associated with the Old Masters combined with a twenty-first century view on the possibilities of image manipulation. Overturning the tendency to categorise or insert artworks into particular ‘-isms’ his art practice allows us to appreciate the organic development of art over the centuries in which various styles and perspectives overlap and intertwine through time. 

Wolfe von Lenkiewicz was born in Dartmoor in 1966 and is a British artist of German and Polish descent. He studied Philosophy at York University, graduating in 1990, and is the son of the painter Robert Lenkiewicz and great grandson of Baron von Schlossberg, court painter to King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Swan King. Lenkiewicz lives and works in London.   

FUTURE MUSEUM SHOWS

2021 The Box Museum, Plymouth

2020 National Museum, Stockholm

2019 Iconic Works, Ateneum Museum, Finland

MUSEUMS SHOWN IN 

2018 The School of Night, Saatchi Gallery, London

2018 The Jewish Museum And Tolerance Centre, Moscow

2017 Proof Of Life / Lebenszeichen – Weserburg | Museum Of Modern Art, Bremen

2016 Persona, Musée Du Quai Branly, Paris

2015 After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center For The Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA

2014 Art Basel, Galerie Michael Haas, Basel  

2012 Babel, Beaux Arts de Lille, France

2012 Memories of the Future, La Maison Rouge, Paris  

2011 Deichtorhallen, Zwei Sammler, Hamburg

2007 Mutagenesis, Mimmo Scognamiglio Contemporary Art, Naples 

…and many others places

Wolfe Von Lenkiewicz

Artist

Wolfe Von Lenkiewicz

Nationality

British

Artistic Discipline

Painting

Presence in the Association

since 2019