until 27.01. | #4089ARTatBerlin | ARTES Berlin shows from 18. November 2023 (Opening: 17.11.) the exhibition ON SURFACE by the artists Christoph Bouet + Stephan Balkenhol.
The extraordinary works of the painter Christoph Bouet (*1974) and the sculptor Stephan Balkenhol (*1957) are multi-layered and – at first glance – could not be more different, but the selection of the artists for this exhibition suggests a comparison of their works because direct references are the order of the day: the use of “open” materials and materials – be it the rough, unadulterated beauty of the wooden Balkenhol figures or the expressive layering of colour in oil in Bouet’s work.
Stephan Balkenhol: “Mann mit geschlossenen Augen“, Wawa wood and colour, 2023, unique piece, 171 x 30 x 30 cm
The result is a tactile stimulus whose deep resonance invites you to turn the two artists’ unmistakable works into a haptic experience.
Opening: Friday, 17 November 2023, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 18 November 2023 – Saturday, 27 January 2024, Saturday, 02. december 2023, 7 pm, Christoph Bouet in conversation with Dr Wolfgang Ullrich
Dr Wolfgang Ullrich (*1967) is an art and cultural scientist. He works as a freelance cultural scientist, consultant and author after holding a professorship for art studies and media theory at the HfG in Karlsruhe from 2006 to 2015.
Image caption: Christoph Bouet: “Park Sanssouci III”, Oil on canvas, 2021, unique piece, 80 x 100 cm
Exhibition Christoph Bouet + Stephan Balkenhol – ARTES Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin – Contemporary Art | Exhibition Galleries Berlin | ART at Berlin