until 28.08. | #3100ARTatBerlin | Galerie Inga Kondeyne – Raum für Zeichnung (> Room for Drawing) presents from 24. July 2021 a solo exhibition with works by the artist Sam Szembek.
This year, we can again perceive the tension between 4 or 5 concentrated black lines on the white of Sam Szembek’s papers in an exhibition at the gallery. Over decades, the material for his work has remained unchanged: Paper, charcoal and eraser. The white of the papers in the studio constantly challenges him again and again as a counterpart. Concentrated, the accumulated experience transfers the lines through his hand until he is convinced that these jet-black lines must stand in relation to each other on the white sheet in this way and no other. Between the infinite possibilities offered by the vertical, horizontal and diagonal line progressions, recurring patterns of drawing crystallise, which, as it were, stand in the field of their own tradition. Sam Szembek’s preferred format of 78 x 98 cm allows him to work in an expansive manner. The drawings illustrate anew how the artist tries to mark out areas with signs through lines in the infinity of white.
Sam Szembek, o.T., 2020, Charcoal on paper, 78 x 98 cm
Sam Szembek (*1953) lives in Kirchheim/Teck; 1979, 1981 Upper Swabian Art Prize; 1994 Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts grant; 2001 Omaha, Nebraska, grant: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; 2007 Bartels Fondation grant, Basel; exhibitions (selection): 1985 Kunsthalle Nürnberg; 1989, 2000 Kunstverein Reutlinge; 1990 A11, Galerie Thomas, Munich; 2005, 2009, 2012, 2016/17, 2021 Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin; 2007, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2021 Galerie Linda Treiber, Ettenheimmünster; 2009 Verein für aktuelle Kunst Ruhrgebiet, Oberhausen; 2010 galerie parterre, Berlin; 2012, 2018 Galerie Wohlhüter, Leibertingen; 2014 Kunstbüro Wäcker und Graupner, Munich; 2014 zumikon Nuremberg; 2017 Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg (participation); 2018 Kunstverein Eislingen (with Michael Schoenholtz); 2019 Künstlerhaus Ulm; 2021 Maison 44, Basel
At the same time, the Wichtendahl Galerie is showing works by Rosa M. Hessling ‘Sacre’.
Vernissage: Saturday, 24th July 2021, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Exhibition period: Saturday, 24th July – Saturday, 28th August 2021To the Gallery
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