until 14.07. | #2039ARTatBerlin | The gallery Pugliese Levi shows from 5th June 2018 a solo exhibition with paintings by the artist Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke.
Galerie Pugliese Levi presents a new solo show of Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke. The exhibition celebrates 25 years of artistic creation of the Danish artist since her graduation from Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1993. Recent works from the series static-romance, chroma-flirt and tosca will be shown.
“There was concentration and a strong visual and spiritual power in her work. 25 years later, everything, in appearance, seems to have changed, but rigor, strength, and colours still reign supreme. No more paper fields warped by liquid colour, but clean, reduced, visually compact and stretched surfaces. Still drippings, but so thin that they have become coloured lines. No longer approximative lay-outs of fields but rigorous geometries made from subtle permutations, rotations, symmetries of the painting. No more dirt, but an impeccable shimmer of colours. In the most recent artworks, a weaving of very tight cut coloured paper bands on preparatory canvases gives the impression of a head-spinning colour kaleidoscope. Nothing else than a tight weaving of colours to occupy entirely, without any blank, small oval canvases or bigger square ones. A kind of kineticism in miniature formats that suddenly become huge…
…25 years later, Maibritt gives us this very real and material magic of paint and colours.”
(Yves Michaud, Paris, April 2018)
Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1967 and has lived and worked in St Leonards-on-Sea, UK, since 2011. After studying painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, from 1989–1993, with Pierre Matthey, Jan Voss and Claude Viallat, Paris was the center of her work and life for many years. She was invited to artists-in-residence programs by a number of institutions, including The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut, USA, in 2007 and the Mark Rothko Centre in Latvia in 2009. Her works are present in numerous international private and public collections. Galerie Pugliese Levi introduced her work in Germany with a solo show in 2017.
The exhibition is organised in collaboration with Galerie Maria Lund in Paris, where another solo show will take place (5.07. to 27.07. and 29.08. to 8.09.) and is accompanied by a text by French philosopher Yves Michaud.
Vernissage: Saturday, 2nd June 2018, from 6:00 pm
Exhibition period: Tuesday, 5th June – Saturday, 14th July 2018Zur Galerie Pugliese Levi
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