Berlin based artist Martin Assig (Schwelm, 1959) makes colorful abstract works of art. He combines shapes of faces, bodies and patterns with words and sentences. At times his subjects are light-hearted, at times heavily charged. Around 200 drawings, paintings and sculptures will be shown in an exhibition brought together in a joint venture with Haus am Waldsee in Berlin, where it was shown last spring 2015.
Martin Assig draws his inspiration from many sources – religious traditions, folklore rituals, the music of Bach, the literature of Marguerite Duras and the Russian authors. Drawing after drawing evolves out of a patient working process, like that of the monks who worked on medieval manuscripts or present-day comic strip artists. Assig’s works spring from observations in everyday life. Diverse materials – pigments, beeswax and charcoal – create intimate and personal worlds, where sensuality and spirituality come together.