Jost Münster

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2017

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2016

Tintype, London

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2016

Tintype, London

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view, 2016

Tintype, London

Jost Münster

New Neighbour 15, 2016

Acrylic on canvas 152 x 117cm

Jost Münster

New Neighbour 7, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 117cm

Jost Münster

New Neighbour 10, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 117cm

Jost Münster

New Neighbour 4, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 117 cm

Jost Münster

New Neighbour 5, 2016

Acrylic on canvas 152 x 117cm

Jost Münster

New Neighbour 11, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 117 cm

Jost Münster

New Neighbour 14, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 117 cm

Jost Münster

New Neighbour 8, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 117 cm

Jost Münster

New Neighbours – Installation view 2, 2016

Tintype, London

Jost Münster

Untitled – two works on paper, 2016

Acrylic on paper, 29.5 x 21cm (both)

Jost Münster

Untitled – two works on paper, 2016

Acrylic on paper, 29.5 x 21cm (both)

Jost Münster

Untitled – two works on paper, 2016

Acrylic on paper, 29.5 x 21cm (both)

Jost Münster

Together For Now – Installation View, 2013

Tintype, London

Jost Münster

Together For Now – Installation view, 2013

Tintype, London

Jost Münster

After Visit in the Afternoon, 2013

Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 41 cm

Jost Münster

Have That Make New, 2013

Oil on canvas, 48 x 31.5 cm

Jost Münster

Changing Gear Next Day, 2013

Oil on canvas 48 x 32 cm

Jost Münster

New Member, 2013

Acrylic on canvas 61 x 41 cm

Jost Munster

Beak, 2013

Oil on acrylic on canvas 51 x 35.5 cm

Jost Münster

Night Saw White Again, 2013

Acrylic, spray paint, bamboo, twine and canvas 2.80 x 2.00 m

Jost Münster

Night Saw White Again (detail), 2013

Acrylic, spray paint, bamboo, twine and canvas

Jost Münster

Untitled, 2013

Graphite and acrylic on paper 29.5 x 21 cm

Jost Münster

New Direections, 2013

Jost Münster

Between Mirrors, 2013

Acrylic paint, bamboo. canvas 300 x 195 cm

Jost Münster

Between Mirrors (detail), 2013

Acrylic paint, bamboo. canvas
300 x 195 cm

Jost Münster

Water Will Pull Same Green, 2013

Acrylic on canvas 61 x 40.5 cm

Jost Münster

First Meeting, 2014

Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

Jost Münster

Deborah's Floor, 2013

Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 35 cm

Jost Münster

Forever Young, 2009

Acrylic paint, wood 1000 x 44 x 3 cm

Jost Münster

Spring, 2013

Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 41 cm

Jost Münster

Rumour Has It, 2012

Wood, acrylic, card, spray paint 38 x 83 x 16 cm

Jost Münster

Leak, 2009

Acrylic paint, wood, cardboard, spray paint 82 x 46 x 59 cm

Jost Münster

Spot, 2009

Acrylic on wood, 61x46cm

Jost Münster

Untitled, 2013

Oil on canvas 100 x 76 cm

Jost Münster

Push Up Sideways, 2013

Jost Münster’s paintings and installations in wood, paint and paper experiment with colour and the painted surface to create a series of works that explore the reaches of representation. His work spans and connects painting and sculpture; one of a generation of artists who push, pull apart, extend, and test the boundaries of what a painting can be.

Working from his urban surroundings, Münster uses shapes from fragments of facades, silhouettes and individual geometric elements. He strips away pictorial detail, flattens and collages surfaces with abstract, mosaic-like colour swatches and backgrounds.

Layering materials is a significant method for Münster, sometimes painting over the top of older works, renewing their surfaces and leaving small traces of what was there before. This accentuates a defining preoccupation – the relationship between foreground and background, and facilitates a conversation between the old and new. Subtraction and stripping away is another process through which Münster plays with the tension between something that appears weathered and depleted, or conversely entirely full of fresh content.

Jost Münster was born in Ulm, Germany. He lives and works in London.

Education
2002-03
 Goldsmiths College of Art, London, M.A. Fine Art
1996-98 Intermediales Gestalten at Fine Art Academy Stuttgart
1990-96 Fine Art Degree at Fine Art Academy Stuttgart,
with Prof. J. Haemmerle; Prof. H. Bunk; Prof. R.Schoofs

Solo Exhibitons
2017
New Neighbours 2, Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

2016
New Neighbours, Tintype, London

2013
Together For Now, Tintype, London (UK)

2012
Doppelgänger, Victory Gallery, Portland (US)

2010
Ground Control, Museum 52, London (UK)

2009
Refuge, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen (GER)

2008
Home of the former Storyteller, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London (UK)

2006
Still; Lounge Gallery, London (UK)

2004
Das Wesen der Dinge versteckt sich gern ( Heraklit)
Kunstverein Ulm, ( with Joerg Holubitschka), Ulm* (GER)

2003
Painting Practices, (with Bob Mathews) Sevenseven Gallery, London (UK)

2002
24h, Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart* (GER)

2001
Stipendiatenausstellung, Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart (GER)

2000
vorort, Gallery Zellberg, Berlin
zuhören hinschauen – junge Kuenstler im Stadthaus, Stadthaus, Ulm* (GER)

Group Exhibitions
2016
Whitstable Biennale {} Interval, The Waiting room, Whitstable Railway Station

2015
unpainting / resurfacing University of Herts Gallery
Bread and Jam II, Bread and Jam, London
Abstract Apartment, Deborah House, Retreat Place, London E9
Multiplicities at Art Seen – Contemporary Art Projects & Editions, Nicosia, Cyprus

2014
Aktion Auktion, Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart (GER)
Manchester Contemporary with Tintype Gallery, Manchester (UK)
WC1 & EC1 Galleries Event, Tintype, London
Grandes L’Erba, Rouen (FR)

2013
Limber: spatial painting practices, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury (UK)
Grandes Galleries de L’Erba, Rouen (FR)

2012
Crazee Golf, Tintype Gallery, London (UK)
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London (UK)
Double Vision, Lion and Lamb, London (UK)
Hinterland, Arch402 Gallery, London (UK)

2011
A sort of night to the Mind, Artary Gallery, Stuttgart (GER)
Mostyn Open 2011, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales (UK)
MARGINI – Arte Contemporanea, Massa (IT)
Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery, London (UK)
Polemically Small (The Future can wait), The Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles 
Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery, London
Polemically Small, (the Future Can Wait), The Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles
Polemically Small, Garboushian Gallery, Los Angeles
Zig Zag, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (UK)
A Sort of Night to the Mind, Arch402 Gallery, London (UK)
Sync Sync, 401contemporary/ London projects, London (UK)

2010
Hulahoop, 401contemporary/ London projects, London (UK)
John Moores 26, Liverpool Biennial, Walker Art Gallery; Liverpool (UK)
Das vertraute Unvertraute, Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart (GER)
Urban Origami, PM Gallery and House, London (UK)
Mexican Blanket, Museum 52, London (UK)

2009
A sort of night to the mind a kind of night for our thoughts, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury (UK)
Saxon, Schwartz Gallery, London (UK)
The Royal Republic, Master Piper, London (UK)
Celestial Suitcase, 476 Jefferson Street, New York (US)
Borderland, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London (UK)
Hypersurface FX, MARGINI – Arte Contemporanea, Massa (IT)

2008
Grotto, Museum 52, London (UK)
Space Now, Triangle, London (UK)
Hypersurface Plus, Ovada, Oxford (UK)
Aqua Art Miami, Lounge at Aqua, Miami (US)
Thames Mudlarks, CTRL Gallery, Houston Texas (US)
Superscope, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London (co-curator) (UK)

2007
Layer Cake, Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea, Bologna (IT)
Year 07, Lounge at County Hall, London (UK)
Celeste Art Price, Old Truman Brewery, London and touring to Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh (UK)
Close at hand, Contemporary Art Projects, London (UK)
Artfutures 2007, Bloomberg, London (UK)
Wood for the Trees and Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils, London (UK)

2006
John Moores 24, Liverpool Biennial, Walker Art Gallery; Liverpool (UK)
Sensous Panorama, Lounge Gallery, London (UK)
Lounge, Lounge Gallery, London (UK)

2005
real strange, Lounge Gallery, London (UK)
Be ready, heart, for parting new endeavour, Great Eastern Hotel, London (co-curator) (UK)
Space Open, Triangle, London (UK)
Current Vision,  Sartorial Contemporary Art, London (UK)

2004
The Horizon of Expectation, Empire Gallery, London (UK)
Revolution, Trailer, Mare Street, London (UK)
Bonequake, Wimpole project space, London (UK)
The Exhibition, Ladbroke Hall, London (UK)
Halbes Haus, Three Colts Gallery, London (UK)
Goldsmiths College Graduates 2003, Gallery Mirko Mayer, Cologne (GER)
Unsichere Welten, Kunstverein Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden (GER)
One day; Gallery Corridor; Reykjavik, Iceland (IS)

2003
Junger Sueden, Gallery Albstadt, Albstadt* (GER)
Made in UK, Archgallery, London (UK)
MA show, Goldsmiths College of Art, London* (UK)

2002
Us & them, Great Eastern Hotel, London (UK)
Funky-Bunky, Ausstellung der Klasse Bunk  (GER)
Kulturverein Zehntscheuer e.V., Rottenburg* (GER)

2001
Junge Kunst (touring exhibition), Rathausgalerie, Aalen (GER)
Kunstverein Wilhelmshoehe, Ettlingen (GER)
Karlskaserne, Ludwigsburg (GER)
Friedrichsbau, Buehl (GER)

2000
Junge Kunst (touring exhibition), Kunstverein (GER)
Villingen-Schwenningen*, Villingen-Schwenningen (GER)
Galerie der Stadt Wendlingen, Wendlingen (GER)
Stadtmuseum, Schopfheim (GER)

1999
3:1, Alte Stallung Stuttgart (curator) (GER)
Mille grazie, Interio, Stuttgart (GER)

1998
DOWNTOWN – und andere unbekannte Orte, Wuerttembergischer
Kunstverein, Stuttgart* (GER)
Vorsicht, Farbe, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (GER)
Grants and Awards

2010 
Finalist John Moores 26

2007
Finalist Celeste Art Price

2006
Finalist John Moores 24
Shortlisted Celeste Art Price

2000
Graduate Scholarship from the state Baden-Wuerttemberg
Fellowship for London, Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste Stuttgart

1999
Scholarship from Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg
Oberschwaebischer Kunstpreis der Jugend

1995
1. Preis Galerie Alpiersbach

1992
Scholarship for young artists, Ulm

Bibliography: *denotes catalogue/publication

2014
Peter Suchin, London Round-up 2, Tintype Gallery, Art Monthly No373, Feb. p.33 Illus.
Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, Critics’ Choice, 18. January, p.17
Limber: Spatial Painting Practices, Catalogue ISBN 978-9570797-8-6

2012
Richard Speer, Jost Munster: ‘Doppelganger’ at Victory Gallery, Portland, Art Ltd, July August issue

2011
 ‘A Sort of Night to the Mind, A KIND OF NIGHT FOR OUR THOUGHTS’ Published by Arch 402 Gallery, ISBN 978 0 9570574 0 1 (Exhib. Cat)*
2010 Michael Archer, Jost Münster Museum 52, Artforum, p. 261, May 2010
2009 Cherry Smyth, Jost Münster at Monika Bobinska Gallery, Modern Painters,p.88, Feb.
2010 Michael Archer, Jost Münster Museum 52, Artforum, p. 261, May 2010
2009 Cherry Smyth, Jost Münster at Monika Bobinska Gallery, Modern Painters,p.88, Feb. 2009
2008 Troy Schulze, Playdirt, CTRL Gallery, Houston, Houstonpress, Feb, 2008
Cherry Smyth, Superscope, Lounge Gallery, Art Monthly, no.314, Mar, Illus.
Fabio Naldi, Torta Strati: la giovane pittura inglese, Flash Art, Jan. 2008
Marinella Paderni, Layer Cake, Tema Celeste, December 2007
2007 Giulia Cavallaro, Layer Cake, Artkey Magazine, 23. October 2007
Martin Holman, Painting the Paradox, Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea, Bologna Illus. (Exhib. Cat)
Francesca Gavin, Take away art, bbc.co.uk, 15 March 2007
Helen Sumpter, Wood for the trees and Falling Leaves, Time Out Review, 31 January
2006 Dr. Ralf Christofori Marked and Unmarked Spaces, Jost Muenster at Lounge Gallery
Ann Bukantas, John Moores 24: Contemporary Painting, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Illus. (Exhib. Cat.)*
Lina Nilsson, Lucky 52 artists wait for John Moores judgement, Liverpool Daily Post, 5 September
Elle Decoration, Elle Decoration Now, p.29, December 2006
Markus Huber, Mark Glassner, Paravent 4, Fleisch Nr.5, Illus.
Goldsmiths Curatorial Programme, Celeste Art Prize 2006, London, Illus. (Exhib. Cat.)*
2004 Petra Kollros, Standpunkte der Malerei im Kontrast, Suedwestpresse Ulm, 12 June
Des, Das Wesen der Dinge, Suedkurier Konstanz, 13 July
Ralf Heese, Gegenstand Malerei, Neu-Ulmer Zeitung, 19 June
Petra Kollros, Den Augen nicht trauen, Suedwestpresse, Ulm 16 June
Paul Klock, Unsichere Welten, Regioartline, 10 Mrach
Rainer Braxmaier, Melkwarme Kunstmilch im Alten Dampfbad, Badisches Tagblatt, 9 March
Christiane Krause, Blick in filigrane Miniaturen, Badische Neuste Nachrichten, 8 Mach
Tara Cranswick, 22, Artspace 22, London, Illus. (Exhib. Cat.)*
Dr. Ralf Christofori, Zuhause in der Malerei’, Kunstverein Ulm
Fehler! Kontakt nicht definiert., Presence and Absence in the work of Jost Muenster, Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Ger. (Exhib. Cat.)*
Dr. Andrea Jahn, Jost Muenster’s new Painting – or on the uncertain depths of the plane, Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Ger. (Exhib. Cat.)*
2003 Dr.Stefan Heinlein, Junger Sueden, OEW, Galerie Albstatt, Illus. (Exhib. Cat.)*
Patricia Ellis, Trilogy stories, MA Show Catalogue, London Illus./(Exhib. Cat.)*
2002 Adrienne Braun, Glueck im Einfamilienhaus, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Illus., 7 November
Ulrich Raphael Firsching, Gespenstische Bauten, kunstmarkt.com
Dr. Andrea Jahn, 24h Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 31 October
2001 Prof. H. Bunk Funky Bunky, Staatliche Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste Stuttgart, (Exhib. Cat.)*
Lei, Malen, schneiden, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Feuilleton, 12.03. 2001
2000 Carmen Boeker, Ich bin kein Konkreter, Berliner Zeitung, 13 April
Gestische Abstraktionen, Galerie Zellberg, Jost M. Muenster
Zitty, Berlin, 19 April
Bauansicht, Galerie Zellberg, Ticket, Berlin, 13 April
Birgit Koelgen, Der Kanzler und die boese Fee, Schwaebische Zeitung, Stipendiaten der Kunststiftung im Kunstverein Villingen Schwenningen, Stuttgart, Illus. (Exhib. Cat.)*
Dr. Ralf Christofori, Painting as a vicious circle, Stadthaus Ulm
Drexler, Poesie des Augenblicks- absurde Momente des Alltags, Schwaebische Zeitung, 8 February
Roland Mayer, Mit Maske und Markise, Neu-Ulmer Zeitung, 4 February
Otfried Kaeppeler, Der Mensch wird zum Schattenriss, Ulmer Kulturspiegel, 8 February
Susanne Rudolph, vorort, Stadthaus Ulm (ex.Cat)* Ulm 2000. ISBN 3-934727-07-7
Petra Mostbacher-Dix, In den Raum eintauchen, Stuttgarter Zeitung; 27 January
1998 Martin Hentschel, Downtown – und andere unbekannte Orte,
Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, (Exhib. Cat.)*