Mihai Nicodim Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition bringing together artists whose work addresses the contemporary context of painting within four distinctive practices. Working primarily within the genre, all four artists both respond to and employ the tactics of gesture’s divisive history. Propositional negotiations exist both between works and within each individual work, conceptually mitigating notions of process and authorship, ethos and ornament. Whilst formally conceding to painting’s storied structures, each artist simultaneously opposes these traditions through the conceptual architecture of composition.
Michiel Ceulers (born 1986 Waregem, Belgium) Recent solo exhibitions include Back Once Again Forever, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam (2012), Comment Tuer l'Amant de Sa Femme Quand on a Été Élevé Comme Moi dans La Tradition?, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2012) and Des Malentendus Et Le Temps Perdu, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York. Ceulers lives and works in Brussels.
Oliver Osborne (born 1985 Edinburgh, UK) Recent solo exhibitions include Buy A Good Bed And Good Shoes, If You Are Not In One You Are In The Other, Peles Empire, London (2010). Recent group exhibitions include Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, UK (2012) and Jack Lavender, Oliver Osborne, Marco Palmieri, The Approach, London (2011). Osborne lives and works in London.
Yelena Popova (born 1978 Urals, Russia) Recent solo exhibitions include Abstract Possible, East Side Projects, Birmingham (2012), Olympic Throw, Zabludowicz Collection ‘Invites’, London (2012) and Solo Show, Figge Von Rosen Gallery, Berlin (2012). Popova lives and works in London.
Stefan Sandner (born 1968 Vienna, Austria) Recent solo exhibitions include Text, Andreas Grimm Galllery, Munich (2011), Autonomie und Wirklichkeit, American Contemporary, New York (2011) and Prokrastination, Museum 52, New York (2008). Sandner lives and works in Vienna.