In his works, Malte Bartsch (born 1984 in Braunschweig, Germany) makes use of everyday objects, forms and events, which he skillfully re-conceives. He creates situations and spaces that playfully question the existing social and economic system. On the one hand, he calls for critical reflection and at the same time overwhelms the viewer with a childish joy of irony and imagination. And somewhere between the self-optimizing search for meaning and turbo-capitalism, the antennae for beauty and transience have been lost. Both flare up again in a welldosed manner in Malte Bartsch’s works.
Malte Bartsch began his arts studies with Michael Sailstorfer and Bogomir Ecker at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts in 2009. In 2012, he transferred to the Institute for Spatial Experiments in the Olafur Eliasson class at the UDK Berlin, where he completed his studies as a master’s student under Manfred Pernice in 2015. Amongst others Bartsch’s works have been on view at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin; Kunstverein Bochum; Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg; Villa Schöningen, Potsdam.