German native Markus Linnenbrink, born in in 1961, is a contemporary artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. A student of painting at the Gesamthochschule in Kassel, Germany and at Berlin’s Fine Arts University, the Hochschule Der Künste, Linnenbrink has had numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including across Europe and the United States, and in South Korea. His work has also been shown in group exhibitions in Australia, Israel, Brazil. Linnenbrink’s work is in the permanent collections of The Hague Ministry of Culture, the Harvard

Business School, The Hood Museum of Art, Museum Neue Galerie in Germany, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, and UCLA’s Hammer Museum, among others Linnenbrink’s approach to his art – especially site-specific work – is to do very simple things over and over to create density, layers and context. With help from gravity and materials, the process unfolds in various and sometimes unexpected ways, inspiring new directions for paintings, sculptures and installations. Seeking out surprising, unusual and satisfying collections of individual colors is a challenge that drives his work. He pursues the bigger context of the personal and seeks to reveal the logical side of the sensual.