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Foto von Gabriele Paqué und Markus Neumann

Photos: Johannes Paqué

Dear friends of art,

we are delighted to introduce to you Markus Neumann.

The Belgian artist Markus Neumann completed his artistic training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and has already presented his works in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands and Germany.

Markus Neumann’s series of works can be visually divided into series based on the materials and media used, but at the same time the striving to fathom and visualize his own ethics and principles in this regard runs through Neumann’s entire oeuvre.

The theme of skin has long accompanied him in his art. In addition to the naked skin he drew in his nudes as a young art student, it is above all the symbolism of skin that preoccupies him. What is important to him is the vulnerability of skin and its structure. It can be touched and caressed, but also cut and injured. Neumann also transfers this to the materials he uses for his works. He tears and cuts, layers and paints them. Skin can be an expression of youthfulness, but at the same time it is also a testimony to one’s own life; it ages and can be scarred. The detailed examination of his own fleshly shell made clear to him the complexity of a body and life. He also translates this complexity into his works.

In his series “Peau-ésie”, a fusion of the terms skin and poetry, he works with words and poems, which he either writes on his watercolors or glues on the printed words. Here he references works by poet Paul Celan and articles from the Belgian newspaper “Le Soir.”

“Starkströmung,” for example, addresses the refugee debate and the rise of right-wing radicalism. It shows migrant children drowning in a dark chaos of brown and black shadows, and the unrest that seems to consist of fear, violence and uncertainty is almost palpable.

Neumann comes to Bonn for the first time in January. The Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué will show a selection from the various series of works.

Before that, we would like to invite you once again to a concert by a young musical talent. The pianist Georg Kjurdian also celebrates his debut at the Musikstudio today and will present us a program around Robert and Clara Schumann as well as Richard Wagner starting at 3:30 pm. You can find more information about the concert here.

The gallery will also be open on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 from 12:00 to 16:00. The artist will be present and private tours can be given upon request.

21 January 2023

Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

Gallery open from 15:00 h.


15:30 h: Concert

Georg Kjurdian (piano) presents works by C. Schumann, R. Schumann and R. Wagner

Admission: 20,- €
For more information and to register for the concert, click here.

17:00 h: Opening of the exhibition together with the artist

22 January 2023

2nd day of the exhibition opening

Gallery open between 12:00 and 16:00 h

The artist will be present.

Private tours with the artist are possible by appointment.

Works of the exhibition (selection)

Bild von Markus Neumann

Markus Neumann

Porträtfoto von Markus Neumann

Photo: Victor Pattyn


From September 1986 to June 1990 – Higher education in art
Fine and applied arts – Drawing
Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels


  • Landscape drawings with ink and charcoal in the mountains (Switzerland and Northern Italy), in the Hautes Fagnes (Belgium) and in the Drôme (Mont Ventoux).
  • Drawings in mixed media (charcoal, ink, acrylic medium, dry pastels) on the theme of “skin” – so-called peau-ésies ©


  • Group and solo exhibitions in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands and Germany.
  • Major retrospective after more than 40 years of artistic activity: “Alter Schlachthof” in Eupen, Nov. 20-Dec. 19, 2021.
  • Winner of the competition “Parcours d’artistes” in Chimay, Belgium – 2019.
    1st prize of the foundation

INSTRUCTOR: drawing teacher at the school “Bleiberger Fabrik” in Aachen.


  • Fiber meets color’ – (artistic works juxtaposed with the textile creations of a Belgian artist), Belgium 2003
  • Solo exhibition in Brussels, Belgium – 2006
  • Solo exhibition at “Maison Blanche”, Belgium – 2007
  • Solo exhibition in Liège, Belgium – 2007
  • Private exhibition, Belgium – 2008 and 2009
  • Opening of a permanent exhibition space, Eupen Belgium – 2008 to 2019
  • Solo exhibition in Malmedy, Belgium – 2009
  • Creation of a film about her artistic activity – 2009.
  • Solo exhibition in Buis-les-Baronnies, (Provence) France – Galerie des Ursulines – 2009.
  • Solo exhibition in Deventer, (Netherlands) – Galerie Urbach – 2010
  • Solo exhibition in Spa, Belgium – Gallery Azur 2011-2012
  • Solo exhibition in Eupen, Belgium – Seat of the Prime Minister – 2012
  • Participation in contemporary art fairs in Eupen (Belgium) and Pulheim (Germany) – “ARTPUL” – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019
  • Solo exhibition in Malmedy, Belgium – Gallery Atelier B – 2016
  • Solo exhibition, Hilders, Germany – gallery of the community center – 2016
  • Solo exhibition, Neuss, Germany – Gallery of the ONS Center – 2017
  • Group exhibition – “Kunst-Akzente”, Benediktbeueren (Germany) Abteigalerie – 2017
  • Group exhibition “De Brug-le Pont-The Bridge”, Westerlo, Belgium – 2018 and 2021
  • Group exhibition “De Brug-le Pont-The Bridge”, Chimay, Belgium – “Parcours d’Artistes”- 2019 – winner 2019,
    1st prize of the jury.
  • Solo exhibition in Eupen, Belgium – Major retrospective – 40 years of artistic activity, cultural center “Alter Schlachthof” (4 halls) – November/December 2021
  • Solo exhibition in Buis-les-Baronnies, (Provence) France – Galerie des Ursulines – 2022
Logo des Künstlers Markus Neumann

I am looking forward to your visit!

Gabriele Paqué

Note on parking!
Parking in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about 10 minutes walk from Blücherstraße! 

Current exhibition: Markus Neumann – Peau-ésie
On Saturdays the gallery is open from 14:00 – 18:00.
By telephone arrangement, the exhibition can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn, Germany
Phone: 0228-41076755