In his paintings, Nico Sawatzki creates complex and imaginary spatial constructions that produce an enormous depth effect through densification and dissolution on different image planes with complex, multilayered construction and simultaneous de-construction of layers of paint. The series „future parts“ focuses on elements that could be interpreted in his previous work as architectures. Pieces of these structures reminiscent of facades are rearranged and receive a more intensive spatial effect through folding and clearly delimited areas to the surrounding space. The resulting constructions are presented in an empty background to create an even stronger focus on them.

In his parallel second work series, Sawatzki re-stages the empty space surrounding „future parts“. He picks up on memories of moods, incisive images from childhood and the near past. Mostly, the result is a kind of landscape that takes up these moods. Tension fields with partly disturbingly staged shadows or light sources, monochrome coloring and not clearly defined structures should be complemented by the own imagination and emotional world and thus be able to become a very personal, specific memory.


born in Regensburg, Germany
lives and works in Regensburg, Germany

Exhibitons (selection)

Mind Maps, with Ashwan, Kera, Alexander Rosol, Tomislav Topic @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister | Vor der Grieb 5, Regensburg, Germany
Art Toronto @ Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Toronto, Canada
Art Karlsruhe @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany
Unerwartete Wende @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
Filter, Schön, Paul Roosen Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany
Knotenpunkt22, Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
KIAF ART SEOUL @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Seoul, South Korea
Interruption, with Ashwan @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Berlin, Germany
Sprayed, with Katharina Grosse and Ashwan @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
Same same but different @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
Alles Anders @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
Art Toronto @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Toronto, Canada
Solo, Galerie Freitag 18:30, Aachen, Germany
#9, Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Raumimpulse, Kunst- und Gewerbeverein, Regensburg, Germany
Solo, Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim, Germany
Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
Urbex, Kunstverein Passau, Passau, Germany
Abstractealism, Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Kölner Liste, Cologne, Germany
Trias, Jahn Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
Roots, Jahn Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
#6, Millertorngallery, Hamburg, Germany
Gwax, Kunstverein Graz, Regensburg, Germany
Juxtaposition, Städt. Galerie Harderbastei, Ingoldstadt, Germany
Zeitgenössische bildende Kunst in der Oberpfalz, Städt. Galerie Cordonhaus, Cham, Germany
Grazifikation VII, Kunstverein Graz, Regensburg, Germany

Prizes & Collections

Regensburger Kulturförderpreis 2022, Regensburg, Germany
Kunstsammlung des Bezirks Oberpfalz, Germany
Thomas JC & Angelika Matzen Stiftung, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung, Munich, Germany