Manuel Stehli’s paintings refuse a specific placement in time and space. From figurative depictions that hover between the quiet and intimate, to landscapes that evoke memory and interest in shape and form, they don't represent events but rather states. Instead of confronting the viewer with information, Stehli allows us to ‘fill in’ the silences posed by these subtle and powerful pictures.
Works from this artist
Manuel Stehli was born in Zürich, Switzerland in 1988. He now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Manuel Stehli studied at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and the Camberwell College of Arts, London.
Stehli’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: From a Distance, Grisebach, Zürich (2021); Moving Inland, Marguo, Paris (2021); jetzt du, Schierke Seinecke, Frankfurt (2021); Strangers When We Meet, Lemoyne, Zurich (2020); Sober Speech, Gallery of the Czech Centre Berlin, Berlin (2020); Some Kind of Change, Studio Picknick, Berlin (2019); Tongue Tied, Werk, Berlin (2019); Wait A Second, Schierke Seinecke, Frankfurt (2018)
His work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Salon der Gegenwart, Helmhaus Zürich, Zürich (2022); in conversation, Grand Palais, Bern (2021); New Adventures in Vexillology #7, Kunstverein Amrum, Amrum (2021); little room for wildness, sonneundsolche, Düsseldorf (2020); WIN/WIN - Neuzugänge zeitgenössischer Kunst im Sächsischen Kunstfonds 2018, Halle 14, Leipzig (2018); Out of Touch / Out of Time, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2018)