extended until 23.06. | #1930ARTatBerlin | Köppe Contemporary shows from 27th April 2018 the exhibition “Explosive” with artworks by the artist ter Hell.
The mix of typical Berlin cheeky impudence and politically charged, anarchic protest culture on the one hand, as well as cosmopolitanism and international orientation on the other, has shaped ter Hell’s work ever since.
In the great restart of Berlin art around 1980, ter Hell belonged to the group 1/61, the more conceptual-oriented competition to the neo-expressive painting of the Galerie am Moritzplatz. As a pupil of the tachistic old master Fred Thieler, he takes over his gestural approach as well as his love of experimentation. The other “point de résistance” is Jackson Pollock. The mixture of typical Berlin cheeky impudence and politically charged, anarchic protest culture on the one hand, as well as cosmopolitanism and international orientation on the other, has shaped ter Hell’s work ever since. […] Those who trace the emotions of this world of images discover a certain melancholy, perhaps even despair, behind the rational, “cool” attitude and the occasionally escalating, almost rebellious actionism – not only about the state of the world in general, but also also about the individual destiny. It is about the existential being thrown back on oneself, the task of each individual to determine and assert his place in the world – the desire to overcome the ill-fated. Several pictures of ter Hells bear the title “references”, probably to be understood as an expression of the desire for a life context.
Ernst A. Busche (excerpt)
Vita ter Hel
Born in 1954 in the north
1976-1981 studies at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin under Fred Thieler, master student,
1979 Foundation of the artist group ‘1/61 Berlin’
1982 PS1 scholarship in New York
1983 art prize “Glockengasse”, Cologne
1983 Philip Morris Prize “Dimensions IV – New Painting in Germany”
Lives and works in Berlin
Vernissage: Thursday, 26th April 2018, 07:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 27th April to Saturday, 09th June 2018 – extended until 23rd June 2018!Zu Köppe Contemporary
Exhibition ter Hell – Explosive – Köppe Contemporary | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin