REMOVED  (High pigment lacquer on plywood mounted on wood panel, 91.5cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

REMOVED (High pigment lacquer on plywood mounted on wood panel, 91.5cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“Removed” is the result of the cut up “Flop Object”. I cut all the salvaged wood into perfect ‘Golden Rhombi’, then assorted all the pieces on a square wood panel during a state of complete ‘non-existence’ until I felt that nothing more was needed. The next day in the morning I added a few more coloured lines until that ‘gut feeling’ appeared where you know that “it’s done”. During the creation process I felt completely “Removed” from this world- I was floating somewhere, in a good place.
This painting can be seen from all sides. Each time you turn it , the painting gives you a different sensation. It can even be put up on the diagonal!

     
Resonance (Oil on Japan-Paper mounted on white plywood square, 48.3cm x 48.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Resonance (Oil on Japan-Paper mounted on white plywood square, 48.3cm x 48.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

This is a gift to Nadim Amar. This little painting was in my “unfinished work” box for 3 years until I mounted it on a square (painted white) piece of plywood (but not in the centre) just like you see it in the photo. Now, finally it is finished!
Because the painting itself is not centred the eyes move back and forth(right to left ) and the colours vibrate in all directions giving that feeling of “Resonance”.

     
A Landscape for the Pyromaniac  (Oil on plywood, 23cm x 59.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

A Landscape for the Pyromaniac (Oil on plywood, 23cm x 59.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

My mother always told me when I was young : “Why don’t you just paint landscapes? People would buy them and you could make lots of money.” -Well here’s a landscape for you! :)
This painting shows the view of the burning landscape via satellite and a the panoramic view from the ground all in one.

     
Alles ist Gut  -old work, I had just turned 21 when I painted this-  (Oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm, Dirk Marwig 1981)

Alles ist Gut -old work, I had just turned 21 when I painted this- (Oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm, Dirk Marwig 1981)

“I found this at my mothers house when I travelled to Germany in 2013. I had just turned 21 when I painted it. This little painting shows my extreme frustration in dealing with this world, the same frustration I still have in dealing with everything today! “Alles ist Gut” means “Everything is good or well”… Sarcastic, of course. It also shows my love for geometry and abstraction which still forms the basis of my work. This is probably one of the very few paintings that has my name on the front- usually I sign and date on the back of the piece in order not to ruin the composition.”

     
When the Politician Speaks (Oil on burlap on plywood, 21.3cm x 68.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

When the Politician Speaks (Oil on burlap on plywood, 21.3cm x 68.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“As you can see the Politician never says anything. It’s all just deceptive rhetoric! A self serving ‘This Way’ and ‘That Way’.”

     
The Constructivist-study- (Oil on hardened cardboard on plywood, 30.5cm x 43cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

The Constructivist-study- (Oil on hardened cardboard on plywood, 30.5cm x 43cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“This small painting is a study for a much larger painting. I hardly ever do a study but with this particular composition i needed to figure out the exact position of each element. My idea was to interlock 2 ‘Question Marks’, my eternal theme. If you turn the painting on it’s side you can recognize the 2 ‘Question Marks’.”

     
‘Lines’ Painting No.3 (Oil on burlap, 140cm x 100cm, Dirk Marwig 1996) -older work-

‘Lines’ Painting No.3 (Oil on burlap, 140cm x 100cm, Dirk Marwig 1996) -older work-

“Little by little I’m finding photos of my earlier work and uploading these onto my website. This one is the third “Lines” painting i did in 1996. I believe that it is in the Nikolaus Fischer private collection in Germany.”

     
Mind Cleaner  (Oil on canvas, 122cm x 244cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

Mind Cleaner (Oil on canvas, 122cm x 244cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

“I just found the file of “Mind Cleaner” from 2008-this painting wasn’t on the site, I don’t know why. It’s a big painting that i made to clean my mind of all noise- to look at it really relaxes you because of it’s size, the seemingly simple lines, the monochrome titanium white with the mix of cobalt and ultra-marine blues and the impeccable execution with thousands of little brush strokes. I painted the whole “thing” with a small #6 brush! I really love this one because it’s so ‘Clean’(It was a pain in the ass though to photograph)”

     
Cartography, Organic, Random Close-up lower bottom left (Dirk Marwig 2013)

Cartography, Organic, Random Close-up lower bottom left (Dirk Marwig 2013)

“This is a close up of the lower left bottom of the painting.”

     
Cartography, Organic, Random  Close-up mid section  (Dirk Marwig 2013)

Cartography, Organic, Random Close-up mid section (Dirk Marwig 2013)

“This is a close-up of the mid-section of the painting “Cartography,Organic,Random”- total chaos.”

     
Cartography, Organic, Random  (Oil on plywood, 94.5cm x 75.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Cartography, Organic, Random (Oil on plywood, 94.5cm x 75.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I have always loved maps. Without thinking i started scratching thousands of lines all over the plywood board- added some colour and at the end of the day some kind of map appeared. Then the real work began: organizing the chaos until it made sense to me.”

     
Magic Square (Oil on wood panel, 60cm x 60cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Magic Square (Oil on wood panel, 60cm x 60cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I used 8 colours in this painting -you can see them diagonally from the top left going down to the bottom right- then I made a grid of 64 squares and only using these 8 colours,mixing them with each other adding only white or grey filling in all 64 boxes starting from the left and moving to the right painting in columns”.

     
Summer Camp   (Oil on Wood Panel, 56.7cm x 91.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Summer Camp (Oil on Wood Panel, 56.7cm x 91.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

-As you can probably tell: I used the same 8 colours here as in the painting “Magic Square”!

     
High on the Mountain Pass  (Oil on paper cut up into strips then glued onto plywood -collage- , 25cm x 40.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

High on the Mountain Pass (Oil on paper cut up into strips then glued onto plywood -collage- , 25cm x 40.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Predator    (Oil and ink on wood panel, 51cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Predator (Oil and ink on wood panel, 51cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

I had this one in my studio for almost 2 years. Every time i looked at it i thought that it was finished, but because it was so dark i always wanted to ‘change’ it somehow. I never did though, and only now am i publishing it because it really is finished-that was my conclusion looking at it again today! (i’m such a dummy.)

     
Floor Plan A  (Acrylic on Wood panel, 53.5cm x 53.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Floor Plan A (Acrylic on Wood panel, 53.5cm x 53.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

The perfect distribution of load bearing walls in a square floor plan. Light passes from all 4 ‘outside’ walls offering the perfect relation or balance of ‘private’ and ‘open’ space. ‘Floor Plan A’ is based entirely on the “Golden Section”,that’s why it works.

     
Antonio Lopez on Acid Landscape (Oil,guache + glue on paper on plywood, 53.5cm x 32.8cm,  Dirk Marwig 2013)

Antonio Lopez on Acid Landscape (Oil,guache + glue on paper on plywood, 53.5cm x 32.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
God watches silently as the Boogeyman takes you. (Oil on Japan-paper, 48cm x 32cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

God watches silently as the Boogeyman takes you. (Oil on Japan-paper, 48cm x 32cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Understatement- Abort the Mundane (Oil on canvas, 107cm x 172.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Understatement- Abort the Mundane (Oil on canvas, 107cm x 172.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

In these times where the mediocre,banal,ordinary and uninspired are glorified (just watch daytime television or these fucked up reality shows)— It’s enough to make you gag. The ‘NO CULTURE’ culture really gets on my nerves. ‘Abort the Mundane’ once and for all. Death to “low brow”.

     
TRANSMIGRATION (Oil on wood panel,91.5cm x 122cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

TRANSMIGRATION (Oil on wood panel,91.5cm x 122cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

“This is a special painting.I captured something-a ghost-(it was a “male” ghost) and he was there throughout the process of this painting (1 week).
I was sharing my ‘space’ with something i did not understand but was not afraid of (i was in a very special “zone”-and this happens only a few times in ones life)- i felt like i was in good company,someone who ‘used’ me to say something about transcendence,hence the title:Transmigration( the migration of the soul)
I’m publishing this for the 2nd time because i saw that i had forgotten to include these words the first time i published this-probably no one gives a fuck,but i do this for myself and for the the sake of continuity.
You can see the ‘ghost’ in the upper middle part of the painting,a semi-profile of a dying man”.

Dirk Marwig

     
Vertigo  Dirk Marwig

Vertigo Dirk Marwig

(Oil on wood panel and recycled Fir-wood built into a frame, 52.5cm x 60,2cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
SPEED SIMPLIFIED  Dirk Marwig

SPEED SIMPLIFIED Dirk Marwig

SPEED SIMPLIFIED (Oil on wood panel,50.5cm x 45.8cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
Golden Section

Golden Section

(Oil on recycled paper mounted on plywood with coloured string, 44.5cm x 72cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
SENSUAL SPHERES       (Oil on wood panel, 122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

SENSUAL SPHERES (Oil on wood panel, 122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
Distance 2007  (Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

Distance 2007 (Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

     
MICROPHYSICS   (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

MICROPHYSICS (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
DIRK MARWIG ‘UNTITLED’   (Oil on paper,dimesions unknown,Dirk Marwig 1996,Madrid)

DIRK MARWIG ‘UNTITLED’ (Oil on paper,dimesions unknown,Dirk Marwig 1996,Madrid)

     
Seelen Flug (Oil and ink on hand-made paper,35.5cm x 25.5cm,Dirk Marwig 1991,Madrid,Spain)

Seelen Flug (Oil and ink on hand-made paper,35.5cm x 25.5cm,Dirk Marwig 1991,Madrid,Spain)

     
Construction Site (Oil and ink on cloth on wood panel,28cm x 58cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

Construction Site (Oil and ink on cloth on wood panel,28cm x 58cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
Unfinished    (Oil on canvas,183cm x 244cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Unfinished (Oil on canvas,183cm x 244cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“It’s ‘finished’-(the painting is just called ‘Unfinished’)

     
12 Tone Scream (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

12 Tone Scream (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

This painting is inspired by the music of Alban Berg’s “Lulu”, in particular “The Lulu Suite”. Here is a YouTube video link so you can get an idea of what I’m trying to convey:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD2iJyDnDSgaM&v=2iJyDnDSgaM It gives me “goose-bumps” again and again!

     
TV  (Dirk Marwig 2013)

TV (Dirk Marwig 2013)

TV (Oil on canvas,140cm x 208.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
MEMORY(MADRID)  (Ink,pencil+oil on paper,45cm x 28.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

MEMORY(MADRID) (Ink,pencil+oil on paper,45cm x 28.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
Genie

Genie

(Oil on Japan-Paper,31.6cm x 23.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
ZOMB 8 Resurrection

ZOMB 8 Resurrection

(Oil+oil crayon on Japan-paper,59cm x 83.5cm,Dirk Marwig 1995)

     
Touché-Dirk Marwig

Touché-Dirk Marwig

(Oil on canvas,50.7cm x 60.8cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
HERE AND THERE-DIRK MARWIG

HERE AND THERE-DIRK MARWIG

(Oil on Japan paper on plywood,30.5cm x 45.8cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
BIRTH-Dirk Marwig

BIRTH-Dirk Marwig

(Oil on wood panel,183cm x 122cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
BIG PAINTING-DETAIL

BIG PAINTING-DETAIL

(Oil on canvas-detail of “Big Painting”,Dirk Marwig 1992)

     
FASTER THAN THE EYE

FASTER THAN THE EYE

Evolution of “FASTER THAN THE EYE” in the sequence of it’s creation.

     
Klang Ton

Klang Ton

(Oil on plywood,48.7cm x 62.8cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
Spatial Concept

Spatial Concept

(Oil on cotton T-shirt on plywood,39.7cm x 110.8cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
ZEIT BILD

ZEIT BILD

(Oil+ink on treated paper on plywood board,-detail-Dirk Marwig1995)

     
TITAN WAR

TITAN WAR

(Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm,Dirk Marwig,Vancouver 2007)

     
SIN TITULO 1993

SIN TITULO 1993

(Oil on beat-up plywood board,122cm x 84cm, Dirk Marwig 1993 Madrid,Spain)

     
FASTER THAN THE EYE

FASTER THAN THE EYE

(Oil on wood panel,61.5cm x 46.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)
Aug 2012

     
RE-SORT

RE-SORT

(Oil and ink on Japan-paper on wood panel,76.2cm x 60.8cm,2012)

     
DIMAR KWIRG

DIMAR KWIRG

(Oil,ink and pencil on Japan-paper,35.9cm x 30.6cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
PRIMI OPTRIX

PRIMI OPTRIX

(Oil on Japan-paper on plywood,53.5cm x 32.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
ZWISCHENWELT DETAIL

ZWISCHENWELT DETAIL

(Oil on canvas,Zwischenwelt-detail,Dirk Marwig 1993)

     
CONDENSED       (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

CONDENSED (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
ANALOG 2007

ANALOG 2007

(Oil on canvas,39cm x 50cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
DUMB GAME 2007

DUMB GAME 2007

(Oil and pencil on paper,24cm x 31cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
TRANSPARENT MECHANISM

TRANSPARENT MECHANISM

(Oil+acrylic on 3 linen rice sacks,100cm x 100cm,Dirk Marwig 2008)

     
ZWISCHENWELT DETAIL

ZWISCHENWELT DETAIL

(Dirk Marwig,detail: ‘Zwischenwelt’,oil on canvas,1993)

     
JAPANESE OIL RIG_DIRK MARWIG

JAPANESE OIL RIG_DIRK MARWIG

(Oil on canvas,60cm x 91cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
SUPERSTRUCTURE 2010

SUPERSTRUCTURE 2010

(Oil+pigment ink on canvas,51cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2010)

     
PADDED PROTECTION ZONE

PADDED PROTECTION ZONE

(Oil on canvas,35.5cm x 25.7cm,Vancouver 2008)

     
SILLY GAME

SILLY GAME

(Oil on canvas,30cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
DIRK MARWIG:ZEIT BILD

DIRK MARWIG:ZEIT BILD

(Oil+ink on treated paper on plywood board,70cm x 50cm,Madrid 1995)

     
THE BIG PAINTING   (Oil on canvas, 200cm x 155cm, Dirk Marwig 1992)

THE BIG PAINTING (Oil on canvas, 200cm x 155cm, Dirk Marwig 1992)

“I used this painting as a “Map”,”Blueprint” or “Study” for all the Objects I constructed in the next 7 years after 1992. It took me 6 months to paint, 8-10 hours a day. I also was pretty poor at the time, painting it in the small laundry room of the apartment I had with my newlywed wife. Unfortunately, I still do not have a ‘good’ photo of this painting. It deserves a good photo because there is so much information on it and the detail is amazing. I used a small catalogue image which I scanned for the representation of this great painting. The quality of this scanned image is poor. I’m very sorry!”

     
DIRK MARWIG:ZWISCHENWELT

DIRK MARWIG:ZWISCHENWELT

(Oil on canvas,100cm x 81cm,Madrid 1993)

     
DIRK MARWIG:INSIDE

DIRK MARWIG:INSIDE

(Oil on folded paper,25.3cm x 32.3cm,Vancouver 2008)

     
RESERVE 7-11

RESERVE 7-11

(Oil on wood panel,91.5cm x 122cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
COLOR/FOCAL THEORY

COLOR/FOCAL THEORY

(Oil on wood panel,27cm x 62.5cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
9 COLORED LINES-FRONTAL VIEW

9 COLORED LINES-FRONTAL VIEW

(Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2008)

     
DIRK MARWIG:CONDENSED-Detail- (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

DIRK MARWIG:CONDENSED-Detail- (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

CONDENSED-Detail- (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
UNTITLED-A-2007

UNTITLED-A-2007

(Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
MOMENTARY

MOMENTARY

(Oil on hardwood panel,20.2cm x 40.6cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
ARQUITECTURA PRIMITIVA

ARQUITECTURA PRIMITIVA

(Oil and ink on old plywood door,120.7cm x 57.5cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
DIRK MARWIG:SWIMMING

DIRK MARWIG:SWIMMING

(Oil on cotton on plywood,26.3cm x 40.5cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
SCAN

SCAN

(Oil and ink on wood panel,76cm x 34cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

     
PLANETARY

PLANETARY

(Oil on my old cut up ‘work’ T-shirt on plywood,45.5cm x 108.5cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
MESSAGE

MESSAGE

(Oil on wood/canvas,39cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
GRID#2-DIRK MARWIG

GRID#2-DIRK MARWIG

(Oil on canvas on plywood,38cm x 48.5cm,Vancouver 2008)

     
CLOSER AND CLOSER

CLOSER AND CLOSER

(Oil on cotton cloth on plywood,42.5cm x 54cm,Vancouver 2010)

     
16 times 17days

16 times 17days

(Oil on canvas,61cm x 76cm,Vancouver 2006)

     
Experiment

Experiment

(Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm,Dirk Marwig 2008)

     
7 CIRCLES

7 CIRCLES

(Oil on canvas,61cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
THE RED-ORANGE CARPET (Oil on wood panel, 76cm x 114cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

THE RED-ORANGE CARPET (Oil on wood panel, 76cm x 114cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

(Oil on wood panel, 76cm x 114cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
8 Outside (Oil on canvas, 122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

8 Outside (Oil on canvas, 122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

“This was an experiment: Eight focal points outside the canvas; all the lines that go to the 8 focal points are ‘mirrored’ through the center then painted again in the complementary colour.”