- born in Dresden - evening studies of painting at the HfbK Dresden - studies painting and sculpture at the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf - Master student with  Prof. Tony Cragg

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Markus Honerla

Honerla‘s paintings insinuate into the viewer’s life, surprisingly. They lead us to new terrains whose existence we had just suspected. They invite us to spend our days and nights with them. They are like a good friend.


                                                                             

a good friend

Looking for the Sea - Tomorrow I leave Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago They told me 'bout the sea And I won't come back Until I've seen the sea  Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea
Looking for the Sea - Tomorrow I leave Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago They told me 'bout the sea And I won't come back Until I've seen the sea  Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea
Looking for the Sea - Tomorrow I leave Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago They told me 'bout the sea And I won't come back Until I've seen the sea  Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea
Looking for the Sea - Tomorrow I leave Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago They told me 'bout the sea And I won't come back Until I've seen the sea  Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea
Looking for the Sea - Tomorrow I leave Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago They told me 'bout the sea And I won't come back Until I've seen the sea  Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea
Looking for the Sea - Tomorrow I leave Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago They told me 'bout the sea And I won't come back Until I've seen the sea  Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea Many years ago Looking for the sea Did you ever go Just looking for the sea

Looking for the Sea 

2024 | Lacquer on canvas 

70 x 60 cm

                                           

Looking for the Sea II - Those who have sea need less.
Looking for the Sea II - Those who have sea need less. Sculpture: kuehnapfelart.com
Looking for the Sea II - Those who have sea need less.
Looking for the Sea II - Those who have sea need less.
Looking for the Sea II - Those who have sea need less.
Looking for the Sea II - Those who have sea need less.
Looking for the Sea II - Those who have sea need less.
Looking for the Sea II - Those who have sea need less.
Lichter LXIX - Frühling Spring Printemps Primavera Весна Ανοιξη
glückliches Leben mit Bildern - happy living with paintings
glückliches Leben mit Bildern - happy living with paintings
glückliches Leben mit Bildern - happy living with paintings
glückliches Leben mit Bildern - happy living with paintings
glückliches Leben mit Bildern - happy living with paintings
glückliches Leben mit Bildern - happy living with paintings
glückliches Leben mit Bildern - happy living with paintings
Lichter LXIV - Blurred Lights
Lichter LXI - Blurred Lights
Lichter LXII - Blurred Lights
Lichter LXVIII -  Frühling Spring Printemps Primavera Весна Ανοιξη
Lichter LXVI -  Frühling Spring Printemps Primavera Весна Ανοιξη
Lichter LXV -  Frühling Spring Printemps Primavera Весна Ανοιξη
What fascinates about painting is the immediacy of real time. Nothing can be limited, inflated or repeated like with computers. Painting requires maximum skill. Artistic experiences give the work its unmistakable style.
Lichter LXVII - Frühling Spring Printemps Primavera Весна Ανοιξη
Lichter LXIII - Frühling Spring Printemps Primavera Весна Ανοιξη
libre: frei falas dohainik besplatno безплатно gratis free tasuta vapaa gratuit gratuíto Ελεύθερος saor ókeypis gratuito פרייַ lliure besplatno bezmaksas Laisvas b'xejn бесплатно vrij gratis bezpłatny livre gratuit бесплатно fri бесплатно zadarmo prost gratis volný безкоштовно ingyenes rhydd бясплатна անվճար pulsuz বিনামূল্যে အခမဲ့ 自由的 自由的 უფასო મફત मुक्त dawb 無料 ಉಚಿತ тегін ឥតគិតថ្លៃ 무료 ຟຣີ സൗ ജന്യം फुकट  үнэгүй नि:शुल्क නිදහස් озод இலவசம் ఉచిత ฟรี özgür مفت ozod miễn phí حر חינם رایگان vry mfulu kyauta n'efu mahala bilaasha bure ofe mahhala libre libre bebas gratis maimaim-poana percuma kore utu libera gratis liber
libre: frei falas dohainik besplatno безплатно gratis free tasuta vapaa gratuit gratuíto Ελεύθερος saor ókeypis gratuito פרייַ lliure besplatno bezmaksas Laisvas b'xejn бесплатно vrij gratis bezpłatny livre gratuit бесплатно fri бесплатно zadarmo prost gratis volný безкоштовно ingyenes rhydd бясплатна անվճար pulsuz বিনামূল্যে အခမဲ့ 自由的 自由的 უფასო મફત मुक्त dawb 無料 ಉಚಿತ тегін ឥតគិតថ្លៃ 무료 ຟຣີ സൗ ജന്യം फुकट  үнэгүй नि:शुल्क නිදහස් озод இலவசம் ఉచిత ฟรี özgür مفت ozod miễn phí حر חינם رایگان vry mfulu kyauta n'efu mahala bilaasha bure ofe mahhala libre libre bebas gratis maimaim-poana percuma kore utu libera gratis liber
What fascinates about painting is the immediacy of real time. Nothing can be limited, inflated or repeated like with computers. Painting requires maximum skill. Artistic experiences give the work its unmistakable style.
Lichter LVII - Blurred Lights
Lichter LVI - Blurred Lights
Frau auf Balkon, Komiža IV - The hilly island of Vis, located about 60 km from the Dalmatian mainland, is the furthest island in the Dalmatia region from the mainland. The 90 km² island is known for beautiful beaches, bays and olive and wine cultivation.  From the 4th century BC until the collapse of the former socialist republic of Yugoslavia in 1992, various ruling houses in Europe controlled the island of Vis, which was often referred to as the "Gibraltar of the Adriatic". The Greeks, Romans, Venetians, French, English, Austrians, Italians and Germans appreciated the strategically favorable location of the island. During Yugoslavia, the island of Vis was considered the so-called "forbidden island" because foreigners were not allowed to enter. Numerous former fortresses and military bases still bear witness to the occupying forces of days gone by.
Frau auf Balkon, Komiža III - After the breakup of Yugoslavia and since the creation of the Republic of Croatia, the island has also been accessible to foreign visitors and magically attracts boaters, divers, seaside vacationers and active vacationers. Fantastic bathing beaches and bays, such as Stiniva Bay, interesting diving spots, crystal clear sea, surrounding small islands with natural spectacles, such as the "Blue Grotto" on Bisevo or the "Green Grotto" on Ravnik are just a few of the highlights that the island has to offer.  The two large holiday resorts, Komiza in the west and the town of Vis in the north-east of the island, are the most popular destinations on the island. Over the last few decades, the island of Vis has managed to offer a varied and excellent offering to guests from all over the world without losing its original charm.
Lichter XV - Blurred Lights
Lichter LIII - Blurred Lights, libre, desocupado, independiente, exento, franco, sincero, libre, en rústica, no encuadernado, independiente, libre, desatado, desvinculado, libre, desembargado, libre, suelto, desprendido, libre, desquitado, igual, libre, disponible, libre, desenfrenado, libre, desembarazado, audaz, osado, atrevido, desvergonzado, descarado, libre, vacío, vaciado, evacuado, hueco, desocupado, libre
Lichter LIII - Blurred Lights, libre, desocupado, independiente, exento, franco, sincero, libre, en rústica, no encuadernado, independiente, libre, desatado, desvinculado, libre, desembargado, libre, suelto, desprendido, libre, desquitado, igual, libre, disponible, libre, desenfrenado, libre, desembarazado, audaz, osado, atrevido, desvergonzado, descarado, libre, vacío, vaciado, evacuado, hueco, desocupado, libre
Leben mit Bildern! Living with paintings!
Lichter LII - Blurred Lights
Lichter LI - Blurred Lights
Lichter L - Blurred Lights
Lichter XLIX - Blurred Lights
Lichter XLVIII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XLVII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XLIV - Blurred Lights
Variations
Lichter XLVI - Blurred Lights
Lichter XLV - Blurred Lights
Lichter XLIII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XLII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XLI - Blurred Lights
Lichter XL - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXXIX - Blurred Lights
Exhibition
Lichter XXXVIII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXXVII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXXVI - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXXV - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXXIV - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXXIII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXXII - Blurred Lights
Leben mit Bildern! Living with paintings!
Bandes, Stripes, Streifen, Lines, Perceptions, Études, Blurred Lights, Lumières floues, Lichter, Landscape, Paysage, Landschaft, Spring, Printemps, Frühling, Seascape, Paysage da la mer, Seestück, Night, Nuit, Nacht
Lichter XXXI - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXX - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXIX - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXVIII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXVII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXVI - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXIV - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXV - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXIII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XX - Blurred Lights
Lichter XXI - Blurred Lights
Lichter XVIII - Blurred Lights
Lichter XIX - Blurred Lights
Lichter XVII - Blurred Lights
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Nora Lina, Koh Lanta - „… han inventado los idios el dormir colgados el el aire, sobre una red“ („erfunden haben die Indianer das Schlafen in der Luft schwebend in einem Netze“) -Jesuitenpater José Gumilla (1741) The exact origins of the hammock are lost in the dark. All that is known is that it was used as a sleeping facility by peoples in Central and South America when Europeans came to the Americas 500 years ago. Both the Incas and the Mayans are each credited with the invention.
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Straßencafé, Madeira - Street Cafe, Madeira - Madeira will enchant you with a breathtaking and exceedingly diverse landscape. Here you will find everything from picturesque fishing villages and breathtaking views of cliffs to bizarre rock formations and rushing waterfalls. The most exotic flowers from Africa, Asia and South America thrive in the wonderfully mild subtropical climate.
Badende, Koh Mak - Bathing Woman The tiny island of Koh Mak is still a real insider tip for Thailand travelers looking for peace, relaxation and palm-fringed dream beaches away from the crowded tourist resorts. On Koh Mak there is no sex tourism, no annoying beach vendors, no soulless hotel blocks, no party, not even loud music. Instead, turquoise to light green shining water, real island feeling and clean and lonely beaches even in the high season. Instead of mass tourism, the island is fully committed to a sustainable and natural way of traveling.
Frau am Strand, Pritisčina - Woman on the beach, Pritisčina - island Vis Croatia
Morning Glory - Morgenherrlichkeit Morgenlatte Prunkwinde Studio
Das Universal Druckluft Orchester The Universal Compressed Air Orchestra A unique ensemble of mechanical musical apparatuses and its music machinist present: "Music on wheels". The most beautiful melodies and lively rhythms in dignified performance. A musical evergreen.  Everywhere there is air.   It is offered and varied: Square concert The music machinist and his "Frohsinnsorchester" entertain an interested audience in the most beautiful way possible. Dance tea The audience feels animated to follow a popular mating ritual. mating ritual.  acoustic  room furnishing Discreet entertainment music in the truest sense of the word. The guests entertain themselves - the orchestra makes music.
Photo Portrait Markus Honerla • born in Dresden • Evening course in painting at Dresden University of Fine Arts •Studies in painting and sculpture at Düsseldorf Art Academy • Master student of Prof. Tony Cragg

born in Dresden

Evening course in painting at Dresden University of Fine Arts

Studies in painting and sculpture at Düsseldorf Art Academy

Master student of Prof. Tony Cragg

Contact

Markus Honerla

Gustav-Freytag-Str. 13

01277 Dresden, Germany 

+49 172 4406569




Simply put, the blurred lights illuminate the part of an image that is full of mystery and magic.



The Sea


Be the gleam of my eye

When the night comes on

And give me your wildly pounding hearth

And the aching fury of your waves

Against the storm and against the icy grip of time.

So that my longing shines in the riddles of your depths

And flies up with the chants of the floating shore.


                                         Sabine Aurich-Rogge exhibition opening, 2022



Markus Honerla’s abstract painting is characterised by his intense engagement in sculpture and painting during his studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, as a master student of Tony Cragg, as well as later in photography and digital image processing. What really fascinates him about painting is the immediacy of real time. Nothing can be limited, blown up or repeated as if using a computer. Painting requires maximum skills. His artistic experiences in several genres give his work its distinctive style. Relievos consisting of fine parallel lines reveal layers and structures moving apart from one context and being slid over others. These structures and fragments allow for different perspectives on various worlds at just one look.


                                The Frankfurt Art Experience, 2020



It’s all about colour

Markus Honerla has worked in several genres, 

but what really got him is painting.


Tony Cragg, Richard Serra, Magdalena Jetelová, Bruce Nauman, Donald Judd – when Markus Honerla enumerates the names of people who influenced him during his studies at Düsseldorf Art Academy, it sounds like a personnel list of Documenta during the 1980s and 90s. In Düsseldorf, the first division team of artists had gathered, they were teaching at the academy, making exhibitions. Before, Honerla had attended the evening painting course in Dresden, and not just compared to that, Düsseldorf must have seemed to him like enormous freedom: openness between the different genres of art – from photography to stage design – instead of physical separation between the subjects painting and sculpture, open-mindedness for all currents of this world instead of regional echo chambers. 

While Honerla was increasingly focusing on the field of sculpturing when he lived in Düsseldorf, today painting is central to him. That there had been a long chapter of digital image processing in Berlin during the 00s should also be mentioned. What we see now is flawless flatware for the wall, created in the classical way using brush and paint. The beginning is marked by one specific painting: “ASA NISI MASA” from 2007. It is one of the first paintings Markus Honerla brought onto the canvas after about 20 years of abstinence from painting. A start going along with the insight that the contact between artist and canvas is immediate and direct. Whatever appears on it comes up in real time and is neither limited by a computer’s processing power, nor by the usual technical effort typical for the sculpturing scene of the 1990s. Compared to that, painting is a downright organic way of working with minimum use of resources, but still requiring maximum skills in order to give a sentiment shape and colour. In case of Honerla, structure also plays a role. In his strictly black and white series “Land”, it is decisive: Relievos of fine parallel lines create forms, widen into landscapes. In his études, however, the paint appears as if cut out of paper strips. In general, Honerla quite often uses collage looks, but he creates them using paint only. Filmogen lacquers, by the way, put on top of one another, building several layers. And it is exactly this technique that seems to close the circle – to sculpturing, when Honerla understands the individual applied paints as delimited layers and juxtaposes matt and shiny surfaces in an extremely exact way. As well as to digital image processing, when forms detach from their context, suddenly, and are being laid over others by Honerla.

Ultimately, it is all about paint and colour. Not as a texture, but as red, yellow, and blue. The three elementary colours creating all those brilliant paintings.


                                         Siiri Klose, 2018