Fabian Treiber

Fabian Treiber (*1986, Ludwigsburg, DE) lives and works in Stuttgart. He studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste under Prof. Reto Boller, Discoteca Flaming Star (Prof. Cristina Gómez Barrio and Prof. Wolfgang Mayer) and Prof. Andreas Opiolka and graduated in 2017 with a Master of Fine Arts. 

Treiber’s paintings often depict landscapes and architectural structures with surreal, disjointed perspectives, where the presence of human life is only hinted at through fragmentary elements. He explores the possibilities of painting and its various techniques with compositions led by form, colour, and texture rather than narrative subjects. 

Treiber’s practice is inspired by the traditions of East Asian landscape painting, particularly those of China. In his works, striking pastel colours against muted backgrounds evoke a certain detachment. This deliberate interplay of presence and absence is always of symbolic significance, adding to the atmosphere of metaphysical inquiry inherent to Treiber’s imagery. Furthermore, the paintings often contain recurring details such as burning candles and smouldering cigarettes, alluding to the temporality of existence and encouraging moments of contemplation.

Fabian Treiber has had numerous solo exhibitions (selection) Städtische Galerie Ostfildern, DE; Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin, DE; Städtische Galerie Ehingen, DE; Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH; 68 Gallery, Paris, FR; Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, CG; KANT Galleri, Copenhagen, DK; Strzelski Galerie, Stuttgart, DE; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, DE; Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, DE and has been part of a large number of group exhibitions, including (selection): Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, DE; Kulturhof, Speyer; G-Art-en Artspace, Como, IT; Vollery Gallery, Dubai, AE; König Gallery, Berlin, DE; CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm, SE; Kunstverein Neuhausen, DE; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE; Arts Projects Australia, Melbourne, AUS; Michael Horbach Stiftung, Cologne, DE; Kunstverein Lüneburg e. V., DE; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE.

1986

geboren / born in Ludwigsburg

2017

Meisterschüler im Weißenhof-Programm der Bildenden Kunst / Master Student in the Weissenhof Programme of Fine Arts, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

2007 – 2015

Studium der Bildenden Kunst / Studies of Fine Arts, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart bei / with Prof. Reto Boller, Discoteca Flaming Star (Prof. Cristina Gómez Barrio und Prof. Wolfgang Mayer) und / and Prof. Andreas Opiolka

Ausgewählte Einzelausstellungen / Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023

FABIAN TREIBER – „zu viel blau wird schnell Nacht“, Städtische Galerie Ostfildern (DE) (upcoming)

Fabian Treiber | No Name Gets To The Heart Of It, Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin

2022

Fabian Treiber, Städtische Galerie Ehingen (DE)

2021

For a While Longer, Haverkampf Gallery, Berlin (DE)

Doppio, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (CH)

Plein Air, Ruttkowski;68 Gallery, Paris (FR)

2020

Painting the Night Unreal, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich (CH)

Dream Home Heartache, KANT Galleri, Copenhagen (DK)

Sweet Home, Strzelski Galerie, Stuttgart (DE)

2019

More Feeling, Ruttkowski;68 Galerie, Köln (DE)

A Minibar in a large scale Room, Kunsthalle Nürnberg (DE)

Common Things, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg (DE)

2018

Autogrill, Strzelski Galerie, Stuttgart (DE)

Candle, Candle, Kunstverein Sebastianskapelle e.V., Ulm

2017

Front Yard, pop;68, Ruttkowski;68 Galerie, Köln

body doesn’t know, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich (CH)

Sleeping in an unmade bed, Galerie Tristan Lorenz, Frankfurt a.M.

2016

There was always something disturbing., Strzelski Galerie, Stuttgart

2015

Move your ass and your mind will follow, (Host Kairos) Experimentierbühne Heusteigtheater, Stuttgart

2014

9 Minuten vor Vegas, Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz Gesellschaft, Saarbrücken/Wadern

Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen / Selected group shows

2021

This Must Be The Place, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam (DE)

Großer Hans Purrmann Preis, Kulturhof, Speyer

Contamination, G-Art-en Artspace, Como (IT)

Domesticity (curated by Sasha Bogojev), Vollery Gallery, Dubai (AE)

The Artist is Online – Painting & Sculpture in the digital Age (curated by Anika Meier & Johann König), KÖNIG Gallery, Berlin

2020

Hybrids, CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm (SE)

Fukubukuro, Haverkampf Gallery, Berlin (DE)

JUST PAINTED., Kunstverein Neuhausen (DE)

Mixed Pickles 8, Ruttkowski;68 Gallery, Wilhelmhallen, Berlin (DE)

Mixed Pickles 6, Michael Horbach Stiftung, Köln

2019

Artifacts, Nevven Gallery, Göteborg (SE)

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium – Die Ausstellung, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Frau A.S. trifft Volker Böhringer, zu Gast Fabian Treiber, Villa Merkel Galerien der Stadt Esslingen a.N.

Single, but happy, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich (CH)

a take on paper, KANT Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)

mixed pickles 4, Michael Horbach Stiftung, Köln

2018

OPEN HOUSE, (Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Hauptauswahl), Alte Münze, Berlin

Works on Paper, BEERS Gallery, London (UK)

interior motives, MPV Gallery, Den Bosch (NL)

Rue Charlot, Ruttkowski;68 Gallery, Paris (FR)

the art of living, Arts Projects Australia, Melbourne (AUS)

Ciao, Strizzi.Ausstellungsraum für Brauchbarkeit, Köln

on the home front, KANT Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)

mixed pickles 3, the Shelf, Berlin

Emergencias del acontecimiento, Espacio [Es]positivo, Madrid (ES)

LICHTSTRASSE, Ruttkowski;68 gallery, Köln

mostly abstract_03, Benoni Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)

RUDE ASSEMBLY, Campbell Project Space, Sydney (AUS)

2017

paper cuts, tripp gallery, London (UK)

mixed pickles 2, Michael Horbach Stiftung, Köln

we are the ones, Carlsberg City Gallery & Art Hall, Copenhagen (DK)

mulhouse 017 Biennial of young contemporary art, Mulhouse (FR)

TRUNK, Kunstverein Lüneburg e.V., Lüneburg

2016

GRUPPE II, Galerie Tristan Lorenz, Frankfurt a.M.

PRACTICE PROCESS PROGRESS, Städtische Galerie Villa Merkel, Esslingen

groupshow, Galerie Kristine Hamann, Wismar

Content, Projektraum AKKU (Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg), Stuttgart

2015

Übermorgenkünstler, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden

small & mighty, Galerie Filser&Gräf, München

enge gebiert., Ostertagshof in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kunstverein Neuhausen

Monochromosomen, Domagk Ateliers, München

2014

Walter Stöhrer Preis, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart

Baby you can drive my car, Kunstverein Gästezimmer e.V., Möhringen

Stand.Jetzt, Fritz und Hildegard Ruoff Stiftung, Nürtingen

to heaven and back, Kunstverein Neuhausen

Show 3, Soglia Artspace, Leipzig

Weder breit noch tief verlängert, Graben, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

2013

NO PLACE TO HIDE, Agentur für Arbeit, Stuttgart

NO PLACE TO HIDE – Return to Sender, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Klett Kunstprojekte, Next Big Gem, Stuttgart

2012

Vergessen sie nicht die Wuchskraft der Bambuswurzel, Städtische Galerie Villa Merkel, Esslingen a.N

Stipendiatenauswahl der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Kunstakademie Braunschweig

CON|temporary arthouse, Galerienrundgang Mitte, Stuttgart

Closest to Paradise, Kunstverein Oberer Neckar, Horb a.N.

2011

Jetzt, Jetzt, Städtische Galerie und Kunstverein, Reutlingen

Fluten, Galerien Müller-Roth und Michael Sturm, Stuttgart

Show me yours, I show you mine, Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart

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