until 12.01. | #2282ARTatBerlin | ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE shows from 23rd November 2018 the solo exhibition SOMETHING ALREADY EXISTS by the Berlin artist and Composer Chris Newman.
Chris Newman straddles worlds as an artist with no qualms about engaging with all types of media. He describes himself as “more of an intermediary”: he is not so much interested in the final product, but in art as a process that still retains its open and dynamic nature. His work relies on the intensity of personal expression and on an artistic immediacy that is directly related to life itself; to his life, which provides him with a template for being human. Newman wants to free art from artifice and return to the core of perception: he is not preoccupied with the integrity of the medium, of painting or music, of style or art history. Instead, he wants the perception itself to become concrete. The work of art is a catalyst for an existential experience of life. Despite this impression of immediacy, however, the high proportion of compositional considerations in his works should not be underestimated.
Chris Newman, o.T. (13/17), 2018, Gesso und Acryl auf Leinwand, 150 x 120 cm
After completing his Bachelor of Music at the renowned King’s College in London, he moved to Germany in 1980 to study under Mauricio Kagel at the Cologne University of Music. Since then he has been invited to numerous festivals for contemporary music. It was not until 1989 that he took up painting, for many years strictly limiting his colour palette – mostly to red, white, black and brow.
Chris Newman, o.T., 2018, Gesso und Acryl auf Leinwand, 150 x 120 cm
Chris Newman, o.T., 2018, Gesso, Graphit und Wachskreide auf Leinwand, 50 x 40 cm
As part of the exhibition: SALON ‘DIE WELT VON GESTERN’ with composers and dramaturges of the Babylon Orchestra on 25.11.2018
Since May 2016 we have cultivated an intensive friendship with Mischa Tangian and his BABYLON ORCHESTRA. We invite you to the ensemble’s next concert DIE WELT VON GESTERN at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on November 24, 2018 for a salon of the same title at Schillerstraße 15.
Participants of the concert like the director Anna von Gehren, the dramaturg Fady Jomar as well as the composer, musician and conductor Mischa Tangian will give an insight into the development of the concert program of DIE WELT VON GESTERN in our rooms on Sunday, November 25th.
Please find more informations on the ensemble’s Website.
Opening: Friday, 23rd November 2018, 7–9 pm. The Artist will be present.
Due to limited space a reservation is needed till November 21, 2018. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us: +49 (0)30 – 4508 6878.
Exhibition period: Friday, 23rd November 2018 – Saturday, 12th January 2019
Salon: Die Welt von gestern: Sunday, 25th November 2018, 4:00 to 6:00 Uhr
Please register for the Salon by 23rd November 2018.
Image caption: Chris Newman, o.T. (13/17), 2018, Gesso und Acryl auf Leinwand, 150 x 120 cm
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