Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago is proud to present I Am A Girl, a solo exhibition by the Berlin-based artist Henning Strassburger.
Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago is proud to present ''I Am A Girl'', a solo exhibition by the Berlin-based artist, Henning Strassburger. Foremost as a painter, but also know for his conceptual music videos, the discourse of style, expression, and personality is enmeshed Strassburger's works. From the artist's 'Emo' paintings in 2008-9 to his 'Die Neue Härte' video in 2010 where he mimics the dress and gestures of popular singers like Tom Jones or the german Roland Kaiser, Strassburger's works question the performative nature of gesture and style. With his recent paintings, Strassburger has sought to ''empty out the center'' by ''putting things off to the side.'', an aim he shares with a number of influences, from the French post-impressionist Bonnard to the late New York abstract painter Moira Dryer. In his exhibition ''I Am A Girl'', Strassburger presents new paintings and a digitally printed curtain that frame the artist's position in the context of the history of contemporary performance and conceptual art.
Henning Strassburger (b. 1983 in Meissen, DE) lives and works in Berlin. Most recent solo and two person exhibitions include ''So Athletic'' (with Wendy White) (2011) at Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V. Berlin, ''Softidrink'' (2011) at Kunstverein Heppenheim, and ''IMAGE'' (2011) at Galerie Fiebach & Minninger in Cologne. Other notable exhibitions include ''Lutz Braun - Andreas Diefenbach - Hans-Jörg Mayer - Henning Strassburger'' (2012) with Galerie Christian Nagel, ''Abstract Ilona'' (with Tim Berresheim, Henry Butzer, and Aribert von Ostrowski) (2011) at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Berlin and ''Informal Relations'' (2010) at the Indianapolis Museum Of Contemporary Art. Strassburger attended Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, graduating in 2009.