Journal of Contemporary Painting

Interview with American Artist
David Schutter

In this conversation American painter David Schutter and the author discuss key aspects of Schutter’s work. Schutter (born 1974), whose work makes reference to major European painting collections, explores in his work the relation to tradition and repetition of artistic conventions. His work, presented at ‘Documenta 14’ (2017), often employs strategies of radical limitation of the colour scheme, and restriction of visibility, sometimes blackening out the image plane altogether.

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21 April - 25 Mai 2018
BePoet, Frankfurt, Germany
Langenhainerstr. 26 / Ecke Idsteinerstr.
60326 Frankfurt am Main

Die hier gezeigte Auswahl von Arbeiten zeigt Öl Malerei auf Blechdosen (Coke, Bier, Soft Drinks etc.). Die Dosen im Laufe der Jahre aus den meisten Stadtbildern in Deutschland verschwunden, in England (aufgrund eines fehlendend Pfand Systems) noch sehr präsent,    zeigen die Bilder  „Landschaften’ , die wie die Blechdosen selbst, oft übersehen und kurzlebig sind. Kurze flüchtige Skizzen von scheinbar unbedeutende Kompositionen.


Artist Talk

Panel Discussion: Object Relations

1 Feb 2018, 2 PM

Andrew Bracey, Euripides Altintzoglou, Christian Mieves


Object Relations:
Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, Nuneaton

Sat Dec 23, 2017 to Sun, Feb 11, 2018, 
Photographs and paintings of everyday objects are displayed alongside each other in this exciting 2-person show. Artists Christian Mieves and Euripides Altintzoglou present a body of work which plays with ideas of uncertainty and surprise. The images exhibited show objects which should be familiar to the viewer, yet they are depicted in a way which makes the items less easy to understand and recognise. Does this show make you think differently about the way objects are usually represented in pictures? Are you mostly looking at the object or at the image? What do these images say to you?

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Nuneaton Museum 

Abstrakter Gegenstand: Neue Malerei von Christian Mieves

7 - 13 Oktober 2017, Vernissage: Freitag 6 Oktober 2017, 18-21 Uhr

Documentation by Wolfgang Schallon of the Vernissage of the Exhibition Abstrakter Gegenstand - Neue Malerei von Christian Mieves
Freitag 6 Oktober 2017, 18-21 Uhr at PENG Mainz

PENG | Gesellschaft zur Förderung von Design, Kunst und Kommunikation e.V. Mainz, Weisenauer Straße 15, Mainz, Deutschland, 55131 Mainz; 

Bankley Open Call & Open Studios 2017

Private View:  Fri 6th October 2017, 6-9pm

Exhibition continues 6th – 28th October 2017
Open 7th, 8th, 14th, 21st & 28th October 12-4pm

Bankley Studios & Gallery
Bankley Street, Levenshulme
Manchester, M19 3PP

Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown
2017 – Routledge

308 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 32 B/W Illus.

 Summer Lodge 2017, NTU Nottingham

3rd July– 14thJuly 2017, Nottingham.For ten days each July, the Fine Art studios and workshops of Nottingham Trent University are transformed into The Summer Lodge and play host to a gathering of thirty diverse artists. It is intended as an opportunity to think through making by being able to work for a while without many of the usual constraints and distractions.  Summer Lodge 2017


New Bridge Project Studio Newcastle

August-September 2017

Dirty Practice: A Painting Workshop and the Hidden Curriculum

Christian Mieves and Maggie Ayliffe, ‘Dirty Practice: A Painting Workshop and the Hidden Curriculum’ in Ian Hartshorne, Donal Moloney, Magnus Quaife (eds) Teaching Painting, Black Dog. (ISBN: 978-1911164104)


Recent Paintings/ Christian Mieves

Eagle Works Gallery
Alexandra Street, Wolverhampton,

28 April – 7 May 2017
Viewing by appointment
Private view: Thursday 27 April 2017, 6:30-9.00 PM

Zehn Jahre Später


Vernissage of the Exhibition
Zehn Jahre Später/ Ten Years Later.
Rathaus Galerie Mainz, 27 Nov 2013

Dirty Practice: The Role of the Artist’s Studio
Research Project  2015- present

This initiative sets out to explore critically the current artistic framework where manual skills and studio based practices are increasingly denigrated in favour of conceptual or socially engaged art practices. This is partly mirrored in the educational structures (and spaces) found in the new HEI environment where Fine Art departments are increasingly relocated into non-purpose-built, inadequate office type spaces without workshop support. More


Erosion and Illegibility of Images
One-day Symposium
Friday 31 Oct 2014

The New Art Gallery Walsall


Zehn Jahre Später. Exhibition 2013-14, Rathaus Mainz, Germany


Drawing Project

See samples of recent drawings




Highlights from the preview of Christian Mieves's exhibition WRECKED ON A DESERT ISLAND. Myles Meehan Gallery, Darlington Arts Centre. United Kingdom (2010)



Turps Banana
Painting Magazine

Issue #14 Out 24th July 2014

Christian Mieves interviews Dana Schutz –

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Revisiting the Beach

Journal of Visual Art Practice Vol 9 (3), 2010

Philippe Cygan & Christian Mieves

Spezial Issue in connection with a symposium and exhibition.

Participants:  Richard Forster, Joana Duarte Bernardes, Jane Darke, John Fox, Peter Burleigh & Sophie Jung, Cath Keay,
Judith Tucker, Christian Mieves.