until 26.11. | #2873ARTatBerlin | Galerie mutare shows from 26th September 2020 the exhibition EIN KOMPLIZIERTES MÄDCHEN UND EIN
ALPHA-TIER with sculpture and graphic by the artist Hans Scheib.
Women in provocative yet aesthetic, even profound poses, animals with almost human features, the interplay of figures – an expressive, small, fine show of works by the sculptor and graphic artist Hans Scheib.
The human figure is at the centre of his artistic work. Expressive, moving, at times absurd, no contradiction to her poses, which at times seem to be everyday. Hans Scheib takes us along to discover things we know, and at the same time he lets us see everything in a new way.
The objects by Hans Scheib, one of the most influential German sculptors of the present day, captivate us with their expression and precise execution. For many decades his unique selling point. He constantly takes up current socio-critical, even political themes, but works that follow a fashionable direction within wood sculpture will be sought in vain. Probably also because they stand for his own search for unconditional truth and timeless beauty. In this way, the artist becomes a storyteller, both within his respective staging of his works and through the entirety of his oeuvre.
Diese Frau | Alpha Tier | Sommersprossen
Characters like “Dancing on tables”, “Complicated girl”, “Starlet” or “Girlfriend”. Expressively depicted femininity, big eyes, often darkly accentuated, a torn mouth, sometimes opulent, sometimes gaunt. The woodcuts, reduced in colour and always focused on the essential. Femininity aware of its charms, a couple surrendering to each other, are only two examples. Colour spectra between red and black; memorable, rich in contrast and concentrated, yet highly vivid.
The series of these expressive woodcuts, which is shown in its entirety in the exhibition, can be found in a book of the Inselbücherei entitled “Diese Frau”, a joint work of Hans Scheib and the poet Uwe Kolbe. The book can be purchased in the gallery during the exhibition.
The exhibition will be shown from 26 September to 28 November 2020 and can also be experienced as a 360° 3D tour on the gallery’s website.
Hans Scheib was born in Potsdam in 1949 and studied sculpture at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden from 1971 to 1976. Numerous international projects have taken him to Beijing/ China for the 2nd and 4th International Biennial, to Oberlin College Ohio/ USA as well as to Ethiopia, Armenia, Georgia and Istanbul. In the course of his work, he has received, among others, the Art Promotion Prize of the Berlin Academy of Arts in 1995 and the Bautzen Art Prize in 2005. In 1989 he won the small bronze “Hyperion” for the Carlo Schmidt Prize. In addition, he has been a member of the Free Academy of Arts in Hamburg since 2001.
The exhibition can be seen until 28 November 2020 in Berlin-Charlottenburg at Giesebrechtstraße 12.
Vernissage: Saturday, 26 September 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
We recommend that you book in advance (by telephone or e-mail, or by specifying a desired time window), as the current situation means that only a limited number of people can be in the gallery at any one time.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 26 September – Thursday, 26 November 2020
September to November 2020: Wed – Fri 01.00 pm – 06.00 pm, Sat 11.00 am – 03.00 pm and by arrangementTo the Gallery
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