ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Gerhard Richter - galerie son - January 10th - February 7th Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:34:44 +0000 Michael Bach - Heinz-Martin Weigand Gallery - January 23rd - April 25th <p>At the end of the 1980s, the international world of art was introduced to the works of Michael Bach by the exhibition &ldquo;Landschaften/Landscapes&rdquo; at Kunstverein f&uuml;r die Rheinlande und Westfalen in D&uuml;sseldorf. In this exhibition, Raimund Stecker explored the present and the future of the traditional landscape subject and invited Michael Bach, Andreas Gursky, Axel H&uuml;tte, Michael van Ofen and Andreas Sch&ouml;n to present their take on new points of view.</p> <p>&nbsp;From the End of January to the end of April 2015, the Heinz-Martin Weigand Gallery presents works by Michael Bach from the last 3 decades.</p> <p>Michael Bach&rsquo;s works feature views of cities, houses and groups of buildings and presents insights into train stations and building sites. Taking photographed images as their basis, the views take on the appearance of model cities during the painting process. Using seemingly realistic paintings, whose preformed point of departure is a technical view arrived at with the help of photographs, Bach creates new aesthetic structures, which are turned into ideal landscapes.</p> <p>&nbsp;Neither documentary depiction, as in architectural painting, nor hyperrealism are of any interest to the artist. Photographs function solely as sketches. The paintings give rise to new and self-composed objects, which render the seeming realism inanimate. Any details which Bach considers unworthy are condensed afresh in the painting. People and life itself are now only present in the shape of the constructed architecture, which is in this way turned into a relic.&nbsp;</p> <p>By using predominantly muted colours and reducing colourfulness Bach creates an otherworldly atmosphere. This is how Hans-Ulrich Obrist put it when he compared Bach&rsquo;s paintings with the theatre stage of Paul Delvaux. In his paintings, smooth surfaces appear rigorous and anonymous. Michael Bach is concerned with the painterly aspects and the contemporary conditions and potential&nbsp; of the medium of painting.</p> <p>Bach constructs urban life with its apparent obviousness in an expressive, painterly fashion. In this way, the distance to the objects is not spatial but atmospheric, arrived at using the means of painting.</p> <p>The traditional urban space is questioned or even presented in an exaggerated way, public space is accentuated. The newly created views are turned into stage backdrops, emitting a stable turmoil.</p> <p>Martin Hentschel spoke of a world without noise which functions akin to a world which has been taken out of service.</p> <p>&nbsp;Michael Bach was born in Sehma in the Erz Mountains in 1953. He studied at Kunstakademie D&uuml;sseldorf from 1975 to 1983; 1975-79 with Norbert Tadeusz at the M&uuml;nster department, 1979-83 with Gerhard Richter. He was a Meistersch&uuml;ler of Gerhard Richter. Bach lives and works in D&uuml;sseldorf.</p> <p>For more information please visit my website: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:37:08 +0000 Frederic Spreckelmeyer - Greusslich Contemporary - January 31st - February 7th <p align="center"><strong>Interim-Exhibition:<br /> &bdquo;Frederic Spreckelmeyer!&ldquo;</strong></p> <p align="center">31.01.2015&ndash;07.02.2015</p> <p align="center">Vernissage: Sa. 31.01.2015, 6&ndash;9 pm<br /> Finissage: Sa. 07.02.2015, 6&ndash;9 pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Greusslich Contemporary is pleased to cordially invite you<strong>&nbsp;</strong>an interim exhibition by <strong>Frederic Spreckelmeyer</strong>. An impressionable visit to <strong>Spreckelmeyer's</strong> atelier, at which I discovered works that evoke precise recollections on art, science and interpretive world history, led me to offer him a brief yet incisive interim exhibition.</p> <p>His works are sculptures or three dimensional wall objects, by which he idiosyncratically traces a theme or concept which one encounters further in the title of the work. Theoretical fragments of his research become translated into constructions and unified in compositions. To this end&nbsp;<strong>Spreckelmeyer</strong>&nbsp;uses materials such as wood, metal, screws, cord, or light integration which are then clad with color gradients, color accentuation, or painting. In these processes one encounters, from the painting to the screw joinery, an alternation of loving devotion to detail and pragmatic craftsmanship.</p> <p>With a certain antiquarian look-and-feel, one is struck by a refreshing freedom which ensouls these objects, as if they contain representations and formulae which have invited, or yet invite, one to rise to a higher state of knowledge and experience.</p> <p><strong>Frederic Spreckelmeyer</strong> (*1983, Osnabr&uuml;ck) studied at the Akademie in M&uuml;nster, and lives and works in Berlin.</p> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:22:46 +0000 Sandra Boeschenstein - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - January 23rd - February 15th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:01:44 +0000 Deok Yeoung Gim - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - January 23rd - February 15th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:00:48 +0000 Kaori Yamashita - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - January 23rd - February 15th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:00:00 +0000 Tanja Koljonen - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - January 23rd - February 15th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:59:31 +0000 Mikko Rikala - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - January 23rd - February 15th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:58:56 +0000 Lucas Foletto Celinski - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - January 23rd - February 15th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:58:26 +0000 Tom Chamberlain - Aurel Scheibler - February 13th - April 18th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:50:17 +0000 Nona Garcia - Arndt - February 13th - March 15th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:49:13 +0000 Dan Rees - Tanya Leighton Gallery - January 24th - March 7th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:44:14 +0000 Wilhelm Mundt - Buchmann Galerie - January 23rd - March 14th Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:39:50 +0000