Louis Mason

Louis Mason’s work is centred around a strict colour palette, developed through the natural tones of the canvas. He creates formalistic and reduced paintings that explore a contemporary relationship with abstract expressionism. By using a variety of pens and graffiti markers, Mason maps out lines that at first appear as windows still in the process of being formed. Marks or traces left from the works existence in the studio might form a compositional direction, adding a layer of chance to an otherwise highly considered mapping out of the desired motif.

Works from this artist

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Louis Mason was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany in 1989. He now lives and works in Cologne, Germany.


Louis Mason’s work is part of public collections. These include the Braunsfelder Family Collection (Cologne).


Mason studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and graduated from the Kunstakademie Münster.


Mason’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions, including: SHOWCASE, Belle Etage, Cologne (2021)

His work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Laura Dechenaud, Olga Jakob, Louis Mason, JBUG, Cologne (2023); 24h (in collaboration with Super Super Markt), BRAUNSFELDER, Cologne (2022); Ganz viel jeden Tag, byvier, Cologne (2021); Laura Dechenaud, Hanni Kamaly, Louis Mason, David Ostrowski, Michail Pirgelis DEPTH OVER DISTANCE, Gewölbe, Cologne (2020)

In the studio


    • 24h

      Özgür Kar, Cécile Lempert, Michel Majerus, Louis Mason, Joanna Piotrowska, Ser Serpas, Grace Weaver, Angharad Williams

      August 31 – November 5, 2022

      BRAUNSFELDER, Cologne