Nico Sawatzki


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In his works, Nico Sawatzki creates imaginary spatial constructions that bring about the effect of enormous depth by condensing and dissolving individual parts of the picture into multi-layered constructions – and a simultaneous de-construction. Initially, the artist worked with a very reduced color palette, making exclusive use of the “non-colors” black and white. More recent works than reveal soft pastel tones of blue, pink, green, and yellow that evoke the natural hue of the sky.

In his new series Schattenfuge, SAWATZKI expands on his technique toward an almost architectural detail, dividing his landscapes horizontally into two sections and inserting a temporal shadow gap, which seems to focus in on a single moment in time. The color palette in this new series alternates between dark blues and bright orange tones, inspiring memories of sunrise and sunset. Like the Romantics, NICO SAWATZKI wants to give expression to a deeply felt reality. For this purpose he takes up memories as moods, concise images from childhood and the near past.



born in Regensburg, Germany

lives and works in Regensburg, Germany

Exhibitons (selection)


Von oben kommt der Regen, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany

art KARLSRUHE, One-Artist-Show @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany

Kunsttage Winningen 2024 | Weingut Reinhard und Beate Knebel, Winningen, Germany


art KARLSRUHE, One-Artist-Show @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany

KIAF Art Seoul @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Seoul, South Korea

Art Toronto @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Toronto, Canada

Zwischen wahr und werden, Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg, Germany


Mind Maps, with Ashwan, Kera, Alexander Rosol, Tomislav Topic, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister | Lesmeister Projects, 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

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