Marc Schmitz is a German artist based in Berlin and Ulaanbaatar. He explores the foundations of the different media that he is in use with, by challenging their limits. His works convey sensuality and thought, inviting the viewer to enter into a mutually constructive dialogue, while addressing the limitless space with all of the viewer’s basic senses. His works have been exhibited internationally, are represented in private and public collections and have been remarked with several international awards.
My recent projects have focused on finding and interpreting unclaimed or contested/bare public space(s), and on reading the importance of the spatial relationship to both personal and shared-cultural memory. The stories told in those blank spaces reveal alternate possibilities for the human experience – and particularly our experience of urban zones. My work is oriented toward the public sphere, is collaborative more than it is ‘interactive,’ relies on ethnographic and art-historical research, and takes advantage of both contemporary and historical forms of artistic media.