A frieze is originally a narrow architectonic element used to horizontally subdivide walls and facades. Since the late nineteenth century, picture cycles and large-scale wall designs have also been called friezes.
Timur Lukas and Laurentius Sauer are two painters from Augsburg. They work in different types of media and have developed very distinct styles. Laurentius Sauer explores myths of masculinity and authority, showing rearing horses which have just thrown off their riders and juxtaposing them with emblems such as sheriff‘s stars or more recent police badges (NYPD). He frequently works with graffiti, cutting up his canvases and sewing them back together with other materials. Timur Lukas draws his inspiration from antiquity. He is a painter of still lifes who arranges vases and sculptures in space and accentuates their corporeality. At times, he also resorts to the reduced colors of historical vase painting.
The two painters have recently begun sharing a large studio in an industrial fallow land in Augs- burg. In the spring of 2020, Laurentius Sauer and Timur Lukas jointly released an edition for which they had hand colored a screen print and turned it into a series of unique pieces. These were also designated as „Due Two.“ For their exhibition at MEWO Kunsthalle, it quickly became clear that this was not going to be a regular group show which juxtaposes the works of one painter on one side and the works of the other painter on the other. Instead, the two artists developed a collaborative project, a circumferential frieze covering the entire walls of the exhibition space, uniting the motifs of both artists in a monumental mural.
Timur Lukas (*1986 in Konstanz) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, initially with Prof. Anke Doberauer and Prof. Matthias Dornfeld, and later with Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt. He completed his studies as a master student with Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt in 2017. He was awarded a fellowship by the Atelierförderprogramm of the State of Bavaria and by the Jubiläums-Stipendium-Stiftung of the City of Munich. Timur Lukas lives and works in Augsburg.
Laurentius Sauer(*1987 in Augsburg) studied painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich with Prof. Günther Förg and Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt after completing an education as a graphic designer. In 2017, he completed his studies as a master student with Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt. He was awarded a fellowship by the Atelierförderprogramm of the State of Bavaria. Lau- rentius Sauer lives and works in Augsburg.