until 17.12. | #0874ARTatBerlin | Galerie Martin Mertens shows from 5th November 2016 the Groupexhibition Paper Works II with works by the artists Tim Ayres, Antje Blumenstein, Daniel Bodner, Isabelle Borges, Katrin Bremermann, Tom Butler, Pius Fox, Jim Harris, Stefanie Holler, Ellen Keusen, Bettina Krieg, David Eager Maher, Sophia Schama, Viktoria Strecker und Daniela Wesenberg.
We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Paper Works II including works by Tim Ayres, Antje Blumenstein, Daniel Bodner, Isabelle Borges, Katrin Bremermann, Tom Butler, Pius Fox, Jim Harris, Stefanie Holler, Ellen Keusen, Bettina Krieg, David Eager Maher, Sophia Schama, Viktoria Strecker and Daniela Wesenberg.
The exhibition can be seen as the sequel to “Happiness is boring” which we presented last year at this time at the gallery. Like last year we focus on exhibiting different approaches on the subject of drawing. Included in this exhibition are gallery artists as well as a lot of new artists, that caught my attention this year.
Part of the exhibition are works by Cologne artist Ellen Keusen. Extremely thin lines on her reduced works almost create the impression of movement in the eye of the viewer. There could not be a bigger contrast imagined between the simple effect of the coloured circles that the viewer sees at the first glance and the time intense drawing process behind each work. Same as for artist Katrin Bremermann Keusen’s work focuses on the negative space and “what is not shown” on the canvas.
Bremermann’s waxed paper works show the isolation and interaction of coloured and open space on the canvas. Bremermann describes herself as a drawing sculptor, which also relates to the work of artist Antje Blumenstein. Her paper works can be seen as the three dimensional implementation of folded drawings. She does not use any colour, but trusts in the effect of light and shade.
London based artist Tom Butler develops unconventional works by drawing on Victorian black and white photo portraits. The result is an imaginative and surreal body of work.
Irish artist David Eager Maher often includes quotes from historic paintings in his work, which relate to the history of art. His work combines internal and outdoor space as well as elements of nature and architecture.
Jim Harris work captures landscapes with an ink brush on paper. Daniel Bodner is a specialist on dissolving figures in radiant sunlight and uses photography as assistance to his work.
All of this is drawing and each artist is an expert in his field.
Vernissage: Saturday, 5th November 2016, 06:00 – 09-00 p.m.
Exhibitionperiod: Saturday, 5th November – Saturday, 17th December 2016Zur Galerie MARTIN MERTENS
Image caption: via Galerie Martin Mertens
Exhibition Paper Works II – Galerie Martin Mertens – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin