Rainer Fetting  (German, 1949) 

Rainer Fetting (German, b.1949), painter and sculptor, initially trained as a carpenter. He attended the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin from 1972 to 1978. While there, Fetting and other artists established the Galerie am Moritzplatz. Fetting held his first exhibitions here, and the group became known as the originators of the “Neue Wilde” or “Junge Wilde” (“Wild Youth”) style. A Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) scholarship allowed Fetting to visit New York in 1983, and the experience rapidly impacted his style. Up to this point, his art had often been characterized as flat, but he began to use bright colors and strong, dynamic lines that gave his pieces a newfound energy. In the late 1980s, Fetting also began creating bronze works. Fetting has been featured in a number of exhibitions, including A New Spirit in Painting at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1981. He has also held many solo exhibitions at galleries and museums including the Mary Boone Gallery in New York, NY; Galerie Bruno Bischhofberger in Zurich, Switzerland; Yvon Lambert in Paris, France; Marlborough Gallery in New York, NY; Museo di Barcelona; Boukamel Contemporary Art Gallery in London, England; and Galerie Deschler in Berlin, Germany. Rainer Fetting currently lives and works in Berlin and New York.

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Rainer Fetting, Sprung


Rainer Fetting

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold
Rainer Fetting, Sprung


Rainer Fetting

Galerie Henze & Ketterer
Rainer Fetting, Abendhimmel mit Kutter-Westerland


Rainer Fetting
Abendhimmel mit Kutter-Westerland

Galerie Karl Pfefferle
Rainer Fetting, 2 men in a cab


Rainer Fetting
2 men in a cab

Galerie Deschler
Rainer Fetting, Boy mit E-Gitarre


Rainer Fetting
Boy mit E-Gitarre

Galerie Karl Pfefferle
Rainer Fetting, Auf der Mole


Rainer Fetting
Auf der Mole

Galerie Karl Pfefferle
Rainer Fetting, Desmond Cadogan dancing in Chicago Museum


Rainer Fetting
Desmond Cadogan dancing in Chicago Museum

Galerie Karl Pfefferle
Rainer Fetting, Flucht aus New York (Escape From New York)


Rainer Fetting
Flucht aus New York (Escape From New York)

Galerie Deschler
Rainer Fetting, Desmond Cadogan


Rainer Fetting
Desmond Cadogan

Galerie Deschler
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Rainer Fetting, Sebastian + Fetisch


Rainer Fetting
Sebastian + Fetisch, 2003
oil on canvas


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Rainer Fetting, Äpfel


Rainer Fetting
Äpfel, 1999
color lithograph


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Rainer Fetting, Nordische Landschaft


Rainer Fetting
Nordische Landschaft, 1997
color lithograph


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1949   Born Wilhelmshaven, Germany
1977   Co-founder & member of the Galerie am Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany
1972 - 1978   Student at the Academy of Art (HdK), Berlin, Germany
1978   German Exchange Grant (DAAD) for New York
1989   I.G.Metall Kunstpreis, Germany
  Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and New York, NY
2012 - 2013   Rainer Fetting - Fotografie, Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
2012   Sammlung Marx, Eine Auswahl, Museum Narodowe w Szczecinie, Stettin, Poland
2011   Sammlung Marx, Eine Auswahl, Atlas Sztuki Lodz, Poland
2011   Rainer Fetting - Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, Germany
2011   Neue Bilder, Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
2011   Der heilige Augenblick, Museum am Dom, Würzburg, Germany
2010   Walking the Dog, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany
2010   Macht zeigen - Kunst als Herrschaftsstrategie, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
2010   Berlin zeichnet, Ludwig-Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Kunsthalle Rostock, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Germany
2010   The 80s Revisited - aus der Sammlung Bischofberger, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
2010   Neo-Expressionist Painting From Berlin, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010   Manscapes, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
2010   Some Paintings, Galerie Deschler, Berlin
2009   Le Souci De Soi, Don't Projects, Paris (group)
2009   Großstadtbilder - New York, Berlin, Saarbrücken, Congresshalle Saarbrücken, Germany
2009   Some Paintings 1974-2009, Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
2008   Rückkehr der Giganten, Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany
2007   Summer Setting, Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
2007   Kunst und Kanzler, Villa Grisebach, Berlin, Germany
2007   Waters, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Mailand, Italy
2006   Deutsche Bilder aus der Sammlung Ludwig, Ludwigsgalerie Schloss Oberhausen, Germany
2006   Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich (solo)
2005   Los Angeles Surfscapes, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich (solo)
2005   (my private) Heroes, Museum MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
2005   New York Underground, Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
2005   Rainer Fetting trifft Lovis Corinth, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany
2004   CURIOUS, Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
2004   Summer Setting, Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
2004   Berlin-Moskau, Germany
2004   Particular view, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
2003   Kunst Köln, Cologne, Germany
2003   Art Frankfurt, Germany
2003   Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
2003   Blickachsen, Bad Homburg, Germany
2003   Expressiv!, Fondation Beyeler, Basel / Riehen, Switzerland
2003   Obsessive Malerei, MMK Karlsruhe, Germany
2003   Go, Johnny, Go!, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2003   Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2003   Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany
2003   Neue Bilder, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich (solo)
2002   Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
2002   Boukamel Contemporary Art Gallery, London, UK
2002   Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2002   Neue Wilde, Museum Ludwig, Koblenz (Sammlung Martin Sanders), Germany
2001   Landschaften, Kunsthalle Emden (cat.), Germany
2001   Modelle: Desmond, Ole, Andrea, Raoul, Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany
2000   Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin (bei Lamy Galleria, Heidelberg), Germany
2000   Männerbilder, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Germany
2000   Neue Bilder – Neue Skulpturen, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich (solo)
1999   Paintings, Boukamel Contemporary Art Gallery, London (cat.), UK
1999   Fifty Years, Anniversary Exhibition for his 50th Birthday, Bilder und Skulpturen, Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany
1998   Fotografie, Boukamel Contemporary Art Gallery, London (cat.), UK
1998   Berlin – Fotografien und Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich (solo)
1997   Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (cat.)
1997   Heftige malerei - Figurative deutsche Malerei der sechziger bis neunziger Jahre in der Sammlung Würth, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
1996   Willy Brandt-Skulptur für Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany
1995   Rainer Fetting und Zeitgenossen aus der Sammlung MartinSanders, Staatliches Russisches Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (cat.)
1995   Galerie Edition Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994   Neue Arbeiten, Pfefferle Galerie Munich, Germany
1994   Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Forsblom Zurich, Switzerland
1993   Jan Baum Gallery Los Angeles, USA
1993   Estudio Lisenberg Buenos Aires, Argentina
1993   Galerie Tobias Hirschmann Frankfurt, Germany
1993   Greifen Galerie Greifswald, Germany
1993   etchings and silkscreens 1978-1992, Ratner Gallery Chicago, USA
1993   Mönche, Raab Galerie Berlin, Germany
1993   Still-Lifes, Raab Gallery London, England
1993   Exposition d'Estampes, ARTCurial Paris, France
1992   America by Rainer Fetting, Raab Galerie Berlin, Germany
1992   Galerie Pfefferle Munich, Germany
1992   Desmond, Galerie Pfefferle Rumforstrasse
1992   Bilder und Arbeiten auf Papier, Schloß Holdenstedt, Kunstverein Uelzen, Germany
1992   Etchings and silkscreens 1978-1992, Raab Gallery at Millbank London, England
1992   Galerie M, Burg Knipshausen Wilhemshaven, Germany
1992   New York, Raab Gallery London, Germany
1992   New Paintings from Berlin. Aus der Sammlung Martin Sanders, Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
1991   Drehung, Galerie Pfefferle Munich, Germany
1991   Köpfe, Galerie Mönch Bremen, Germany
1991   Graphik, Albrechtburg Meißen, Germany
1991   Works on paper and painting, Glasgow Print Studio Glasgow, England
1991   Rainer Fetting 1990/1991, Raab Galerie Berlin, Germany
1991   Rainer Fetting 1990/1991, Raab Gallery, Cork Street London, England
1991   Recent paintings & Works on Paper, Miriam Shiell Fine Art Toronto, Canada
1990   Gemälde und Skulpturen, Berlin/New York, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Stadtmuseum Weimar Berlin, Germany
1988   Refigured Painting, The German Image 1960-1988, Toledo, Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
1988   Portraits, Stadtlandschaften, Wald, Skulpturen, Raab Galerie, Berlin/London (cat.), Germany/UK
1987   Berlinart 1967-1987, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1987   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
1987   Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
1986   Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (cat.)
1986   Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (cat.)
1986   New York Landscapes, Portraits and Sculptures, Marlborough Gallery, New York (cat.)
1982   Zeitgeist, Internationale Kunstausstellung Berlin 1982, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
1982   Anthony d”Offay, London (cat.), UK
1982   Mary Boone, New York, USA (cat.)
1982   Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
1981   A New Spirit in Painting, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
1981   Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, Switzerland
1980   Heftige Malerei, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
1980   Stadtbilder, Galerie am Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany
2012    Rainer Fetting, Photography. Mit einem Text von Travis Jeppesen. Berlin: Editions Braus, 2012
2011    Rainer Fetting, Berlin. Katalog zur Ausstellung in der Berlinischen Galerie 2011. Mit Texten von Travis Jeppesen, Guido Fassbender, Heinz Stahlhut und Simone Wiechers. Berlinische Galerie, 2011
2009    FETTING (Umfassende Monografie zum künstlerischen Werk Rainer Fettings). Mit Beiträgen von Arie Hartog, Jan Hoet und einem Interview von Heinz Stahlhut. Köln: Dumont Verlag, 2009
2009    Le souci de soi, by Alice Pfeiffer for Dazed Digital, December 2009