Laszlo Thorsen-Nagel

lives and works in Marfa, Texas

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Raised in Bavaria, Germany, surrounded with paintings and sculpture by my father Daniel Nagel and grandfather Hans Nagel, I was taken by their abstract modernist aesthetic. As an adult this influence led me to strive to develop my own minimal language through painting.

I utilize the ancient techniques of sumi-e brush strokes on paper. I work to generate light through ink transparency and opacity line density and space. Preparation involves a practice in which I bind my own brushes and adjust the saturation of inks with water. The painting process relies on a meditative state in which I coalesce with the brush, with the natural light of the studio and with the moment, letting each element speak for itself.

Artist Statement by Laszlo Thorsen-Nagel, Marfa, TX 2014


born in Bavaria
2012 BFA Parsons The New School for Design, New York
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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions


Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Holly Hubt, Houston (G)
Dersu Collective, Marfa (G)
Gebert Contemporrary, Santa Fe (S)
Holly Hunt, New York (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Exhibitions 2d, Marfa (G)
2017 124E, Marfa (S)
THE GRID, Dallas (S)
Holly Hunt, Dallas (S)
Dersu Collective, Marfa (G)
Holly Hunt, Chicago (G)
Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe (G)
Exhibitions 2d, Marfa (G)
2016 Holly Hunt, Art Basel Miami (G)
124E, Marfa (S)
Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe (S)
Dersu Collective, Marfa (G)
Exhibitions 2d, Marfa (S)
Holly Hunt, New York (G)
2015 Binder Gallery, Marfa (S)
905B, Marfa (G)
Holly Hunt, Seattle (G)
Galerie Torri, Los Angeles (G)
Dersu Collective, Marfa (G)
Chinatown Soup, New York (G)
Exhibitions 2d, Marfa (G)
2014 Holly Hunt, Art Basel Miami (G)
905B, Marfa (G)
Calvin Klein, New York (G)
Dersu Collective, Marfa (G)
Exhibitions 2d, Marfa (G)

Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Tandis Cestiva, Dalton, Georgia
  • Hotel Saint George, Marfa