until 02.09. | #3977ARTatBerlin | Galerie SCHMALFUSS BERLIN presents from 29. July 2023 the exhibition „Raumkompositionen“ with artworks by the artists Jan Peter Tripp and Gaëlle Chotard.
Jan-Peter Tripp has created still lifes such as “Flower Power” and “Blanc de Blanc” as well as the portrait “Zampanillo” (Uli Wallner) especially for the current exhibition in the Galerie SCHMALFUSS BERLIN – contemporary fine arts. In these smaller paintings, too, we recognise the virtuosity with which Tripp composes his paintings as well as the ingenuity with which he wields his brushes. What looks like a striving for perfectionism is for Jan-Peter Tripp the pure pleasure of representation, the thrill of the painterly challenge.
In contrast, Gaëlle Chotard plays with the malleability of the most diverse materials thanks to a rope-dancing gesture and draws dense but also fragile, light and transparent organic forms in space. Her meticulous and imaginative works, woven from metallic threads and born from a long work with the line in her sketchbooks, subtly mix volume, lines and movement. Chotard considers space as a white painting ground on which she makes visible her works, which are in muted colours, while at the same time emphasising the emptiness and shadows that make them up. Her objects deliberately bear no title.
Her objects deliberately bear no title. Their size varies from 21 x 5 x 4.5 cm to 138 x 148 x 38 cm. The viewer is invited to engage in a contemplative experience.
Jan Peter Tripp and Gaëlle Chotard have a classical training.
Born in Obersdorf in Allgäu, Germany, in 1945, Jan Peter Tripp studied sculpture at the Academy in Stuttgart with Prof. Rudolf Dauert and was subsequently a master student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Prof. Rudolf Hausner. The extent to which Jan-Peter Tripp revered his mentor Hausners is particularly evident in Tripp’s triptych “Black Spring I, II, II” (acrylic on MDF, 40 x 30 cm each) from 2020.Today Jan-Peter Tripp lives and works in Mittelbergheim in Alsace and his paintings and graphic works are represented in numerous public and private museums and collections.
Gaëlle Chotard was born in Montpellier, France, in 1973. She studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris from 1994 to 1998 and graduated with the DNSAP (diplôme national supérieur d’expression plastique). In 1996 Gaëlle Chotard completed a guest study at the Art School Vancouver, Canada. Since 2000, she has exhibited regularly, particularly in renowned galleries in France and Belgium.
Opening: Sarurday 29.July 2023
Exhibition dates: Sarurday, 29. July – Sarurday, 2. September 2023To the Gallery
Image caption title: JAN PETER TRIPP, Blanc de Blanc, Acrylic on MDF, 70 x 50 cm, 2023
Exhibition Jan Peter Tripp + Gaëlle Chotard – Galerie SCHMALFUSS BERLIN – Zeitgenössische Kunst – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries – ART at Berlin