GRIMM is pleased to announce “AHNEN”, the second solo exhibition at the gallery with new work by German artist Volker Hueller.
For his second solo exhibition at Grimm, Volker Hueller (1976) shows a series of new paintings and sculptures.
Hueller’s work, while almost abstract, plays with three-dimensionality, figurative elements and shapes and forms derived from such diverse influences as surrealism and die Brücke. His sculptures are often done in clay and portray abstracted character-actors. These figures also populate the paintings and works on paper.
“AHNEN” has a double meaning: Referring to ‘ancestors’ as well as the verb ‘to guess’. This ambiguity of meaning has a direct link to the work in the show; for example to the new sculptures that seem to have been buried for centuries and that raise questions about what is temporary and ephemeral, as well as to the new paintings whose scenes only unfold after a long and closer inspection of the collaged surface.
On the occasion of the exhibition a monograph will be published in co-operation with Tim Taylor Gallery, Eleven Rivington gallery and Produzentengalerie. Writers for the book include amongst others Margrit Brehm and Matthew Lions. The book will be distributed by Snoeck Publications.
Volker Hueller (1976) was born in Hamburg, Germany and lives and works in Berlin. He has exhibited at GRIMM, Eleven Rivington (New York), Produzentengalerie (Hamburg), Timothy Taylor Gallery and Saatchi Gallery (London).
Opening: 26 November, 2011 from 6-8 pm Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 23-25 In presence of the artist.