Born in 1967 in Waldbröl, Germany, René Wirths lives and works in Berlin. Fascinated by questions of perception and representation, he produces carefully framed meticulous paintings of everyday objects on a white background. He ‘poses’ his ‘subjects’ in the natural light of his studio and then renders them precisely as he sees them, forcing the viewer into a head-on confrontation. Part conceptual, part hyperrealist, his works reveal the failings of our perception and explore the perplexity the artist feels when examining the world.
Nature morte, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, 2008
René Wirths, Zustände, Schönewald Fine Arts, Düsseldorf, février 2009
René Wirths, Dinge, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, août 2007