until 22.04. | #3362ARTatBerlin | Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese shows from 12th March 2022 illustrations by the artist Edouard Baribeaud.
In his works on paper, the German-French artist Edouard Baribeaud (*1984 in Versailles, lives in Berlin) stages myths, stories and pictorial traditions on the stage of art. To this end, Baribeaud has developed a special visual language: the often exotic-looking patterns and ornaments of the staffages, interiors and clothes of his contemporary protagonists tell of places, times and traditions that can also be read as metaphors of free identity formations. Baribeaud’s use of a wide variety of decorative and craft techniques is an expression of his conception of art, which knows no distinction between the fine and applied arts.
So everything we show in the exhibition is like that: The original illustrations of his (children’s) book “Die fabelhafte Geschichte des Riesen Théophile” (The Fabulous Story of the Giant Théophile), which is currently being published by Hatje Cantz, are also free works that teach us to marvel. In addition, we present a series of works on paper created between 2009 and 2013, all of which deal directly or indirectly with childhood, fairy tales and children’s books. The luminous and precisely executed ink and gouache works lead us into mythological worlds and timeless dreamscapes that echo the work of authors such as Hergé and Maurice Sendak and in which one would like to linger for a long time – hypnotised by the dense patterns.
Courtesy Hatje Cantz Verlag
Opening: Friday, 11th March 2022, 5:00 to 9:00 pm., introduction by Klaus Gerrit Friese at 7:00 pm.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 12th March to Friday, 22nd April 2022to the gallery
Image caption: Edouard Baribeaud, Planche 3, 2021, aus Die fabelhafte Geschichte des Riesen Théophile, Tinte, Aquarell auf Papier, 36 x 50,8 cm (Ausschnitt). Foto: Atelier Frédéric Claudel-Paris
Exhibition Edouard Baribeaud – Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin