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Markus Krug

Born: 1965

Hometown: Munich

Based in: Munich

The German artist Markus Krug was born in 1965 in Singen. Today he lives and works in Munich.
For more than 20 years, Markus Krug has been exploring structural concepts in series that build on each other. Planning, clarity, implementation: in different techniques sculptures, objects and installations are created, they resemble each other, could be connected like a kind of matrix.
Markus Krug creates homogeneous, reduced works from a wide variety of materials: paper, cardboard, Styrofoam or polystyrene foam. Due to the manual working method, minimal differences arise, which are emphasized or even laminated by the application of acrylic paint, mainly in black or white. The viscosity, quantity and handling of the paint is always changed from object to object, while the reference to the origin always remains.
Markus Krug has exhibited his artwork in several solo exhibitions, including at the Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany (2016), Galeriehaus Nord, Nuremberg, Germany (2019) or Üblacker-Häusl, Munich, Germany (2021). He has been invited to numerous group exhibitions in Istanbul (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Munich, Berlin and Leipzig (Germany).


Markus Krug In The Studio

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More About Markus Krug

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

The most important phase is the conception of a new work: selection of the material in terms of colour, thickness, consistency etc. and definition of the following work steps.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Conception, structuredness, coincidence.

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Knowledge, experience, curiosity.

Collections Featuring Markus Krug

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Last updated: March 1, 2023



Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur scholarship


scholarship Prinzregent-Luitpold-Stiftung


Kahnweiler-Preis for sculpture and installation, Shortlist


scholarship by the city of Munich


Nominated for the sponsorship award sculpture, Cologne



Movement and time

Germany, 2023


Germany, 2023

almost, nearly, maybe

Germany, 2021

So Near Yet So Far

Germany, 2020

Mind the Gap!

Germany, 2020

stepless ascending

Germany, 2019

weiß. nullpunkt der moderne.

Germany, 2019

Black Boxes

Belgium, 2019