Marten Schädlich studied painting at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig under Prof. Annette Schröter and completed a master's degree. His cleverly composed and elaborately executed paintings appear superficially naïve, but brighten with increasing intensity the longer one approaches them. Like perhaps no other artist, Marten Schädlich reflects the universe in the minds of his generation, located between resignation, rebellion, dreariness, dominant women and green Biedermeier. He redefines objects and categories and brings them into an unexpected light. What emerges is a new picture of our time.