No failures without doing the next step, no risks while staying still. Daring to embrace the new, changing parameters of perception and picturing the world from a different perspective. The magic of the new is fuelled by unusual feelings, uncomfortable situations and unwieldy emotions. Uniqueness is born from limitations just as is the unexpected and the now.
CoGALLERIES is pleased to present EARLY SUMMER FAILURES, a group exhibition showing recent figurative and abstract works by four Berlin-based artists. Each artistic position is moving in untried directions, to explore new facets of expression without excluding the at times unsettling moment of surprise.
Beate Baumholzer tames her expressive signature and finds compact, clear compositions that symbolize magically charged landscapes of hermetic atmosphere.
In her subtle, calligraphic work Jenny Keuter discovers a new painterly and at the same time more complex form of expression enriching her fascinating vocabulary of vibrating drawings.
Robert Niemann’s once static portrait drawings have developed into surreal, almost exaggerated figurative compositions that irritate through their autonomous coloration.
Jan Ziegler’s abstracted figurative depictions and his gestural landscape paintings tend to capture human emotions in visual references beyond established aesthetics.
participation in group show by ENTER ART FOUNDATION:
LOST – 48 HOURS ART FESTIVAL
15.-17. Dezember 2017
Willner Brauerei, Berliner Strasse 80-82, 13189 Berlin
The last 48 hours of the Willner Brauerei will become a non-stop art festival. Art shows, 48-hour cinema and club operation run two days in a row. The Berlin exhibition organisers THE DARK ROOMS, ENTER ART FOUNDATION and PRIESTS AND PRAWNS transform the entire area into an art experience.
AND BEYOND explores the notion of profoundness – the search for what lies in front, behind, or in between an image and its beholder. The shown works are subject to rather invisible or hardly perceptible aspects of art and art making, such as intuition, feeling and meaning. In their drawings and paintings, the artists explore this matter from different perspectives.
Beate Baumholzer’s portraits incarnate stories of intimacy and sensual beauty which are presented in her objective paintings. Jenny Keuter’s dynamic graphical works oscillate between pace and precision, whereas Robert Niemann’s artwork captures intimate human situations detached from their spacial environment – moments in time that express quiet reflectiveness and contemplation. Jan Ziegler is using sketchy outlines scratched in wet paint that catch moments of fragility within his abstracting portraits.
OPENING: Tuesday 12th September 2017, 19–22 h EXHIBITION: Tuesday 12th – sunday 17th September 2017, 13–21 h, sun 13–17 h WHITECONCEPTS PROJECTS Auguststrasse 35 10119 Berlin