Information on Maximilian Lückenhaus

Information on the person: the computer scientist (PhD) Maximilian Lückenhaus lives and works in Munich (Germany). He owns an answering machine and a still working colour computer of 1989. As artist he creates artworks in form of graphics, paintings, electronic music, and last but not least comics and cartoons.

Artworks: The man behind the small art portal www.wahre-kunst.de sees himself as free thinker regarding genre and technique. Therefore, his work covers realistic pencil drawings as well as purely abstract computer graphic.
The main idea here is to create art that stands for itself, without the constraints of commercialisation and of the simplifying messages of the culture industry. Instead, he tries to explore the possibilities of creativity in order to come closer to the mystery which connects man with the surrounding world. Many artworks of Maximilian Lückenhaus try to examine the world beyond its visible surface and also highlights the dark and irrational seeming side.

Comics & cartoons: Maximilian Lückenhaus also works with the instruments of the so-called "ninth art". Not only because comics are an ideal medium for storytelling and to impart ideas, but also because comics provide great possibilities of dramaturgy (similar to movies).
Early comics of Maximilian Lückenhaus appeared in fanzines, of which one also has been edited by him ("EVIV - Der Maulwurf"). Meanwhile Lückenhaus cartoons and comics have been published by the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" or in the "Münchener Merkur", also in online portals, and in many publications of the Munich scene (e.g. Comicaze, Comicstrich, Anno Domini, X-TRON, Comixs, Comic-INDEX, or the Hamburg Duck Art calendar). Sometimes he wins a people's choice award (e.g. Comixs) and participates in several exhibitions onm Munich, Stuttgart, and other places. Maximilian Lückenhaus also publishs his own web comic. Every week he shows a new comic strip of his comic Murmeltiertrupp at www.murmeltiertrupp.de. Lückenhaus-Cartoons also decorate t-shirts of the werkoderko fashion label.

Music: Addicted to the magic of synthetic sound, Maximilian Lückenhaus also composes and produces electronic music; basically to experiment with tone colours and create atmosphere by sound. Some tracks have ben released on CD so far, most tracks can be downloaded for free on portals (such as soundcloud, facebook). More information can also be found on the website of the tinopener's music web label.



Exhibitons

Some exhibition projects (single exhibitions, exhibition series etc.) in which Maximilian Lückenhaus participated (not a complete list):
BASSart exhibition at the BASSart festival in Munich
Dießener Kunstsalon exhibition at the Dießener Kunstsalon (Germany)
Comicfestival exhibitions at Comicfestival Munich
Häppy Art Exhibition at the art fair Häppy Art, Munich, 2016
Munich Artists Challenge 06/2015 joint exhibition of the Munich Artists group
Comicsalon Erlangen exhibition at Café Mireo (formerly named Moravia) during the Comicsalon Erlangen
Erika-Fuchs-Haus | Museum for the Art of Comic and Language joint exhibition of comic artists
today destructive exhibition of three Munich artists at the art venue Pelkovenschlössl in Munich
Comicologischer Congress exhibitions at Pasinger Fabrik Munich
Comixs exhibitions at FestSpielHaus Munich, exhibitions at Haus der Kultur, Waldkraiburg
Comic exhibition Karl Valentin exhibition for the Valentin comic album at the Valentin-Karlstadt-Musäum, Munich, and later also in the Stadtbücherei Grafing
500 Artists Play Cards 2016 Art happening of the Munich Artists group at the Einstein Kultur in Munich, Germany.
Kunstausstellung TUM yearly exhibitions of artists at the Technische Universität München
Feierwerk Sommerkunstfestival exhibitions at Feierwerk summert art festival Munich
eye candy exhibition at Farbenladen near the Feierwek, Munich
Antennae series exhibitions as part of the Antennae series, Kranhalle Munich
"Die Evolution - Von der Ursuppe zum Gen-Cocktail" Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich
"Linientreu" exhibition at Munich's old townhall
"Hühner im Liebesrausch - Comix & Cartoons für's neue Jahrtausend" single exhibition, SpaX, Munich (Pasing)
"Anno Domini" exhibition during the Munich "Altstadtringfest" for celebrating Munich's 850th city birthday
"Hunger und andere Leckerbissen" exhibition at the Mocciaro as part of the 125th anniversary of the "Münchener Schlachthof"
"COMICAZE - The Eclipse's Collection!" exhibition at the Mocciaro, Munich
Landshuter Comic-Festival exhibition at VHS-Foyer, Landshut
"Breitbrunner Sommerausstellung" single exhibition at Haus des Gastes, Breitbrunn am Chiemsee
Comic-Index exhibition tour exhibitions, amongst others, at Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Treibhaus Munich, Mop, Munich
Comic Xmas Exhibition Neuhaus exhibition for the "Weihnachtsmarkt des Elefanten e.V." at Neuhaus near Schliersee
"Grüne Weihnacht" Comics and cartoons of Munich artists, Kulturwerkstatt Ost
"Gothic Market" exhibitions and live drawing during the Gothic Market", Olympiazentrum Munich
Comics im Kino exhibition at the Atelier Kino and projections on house walls, Munich