Markus Sixay

Chouakri Brahms

“Girls need modems.” “I wish I was as sensitive as Marcel Proust.” “Peanut butter on a very expensive Persian carpet.” “Far too ambitious.” “Adieu avant-garde” (opening a Manzoni shit and flushing it down the toilet). “David Hasselhoff poster from the late ’80s cut into pieces by Liam Gillick and rearranged by Sarah Morris.” “I made my first million at the age of sixteen.” “Whoomp . . . there it is.”

Welcome to the world of Markus Sixay. The Berlin-based artist has made a name for himself with simple comiclike drawings featuring such musings and many more: thoughts from the frustrated genius, lines from the procrastinating loser, nasty observations about the fabulous art world, and way too many ideas for artworks, from the outlandish to the pathetic. While haunted by all-too-human preoccupations, Sixay’s line contours never show any human figures but rather the props and settings for endless

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