until 26.01. | #2277ARTatBerlin | Galerie Brockstedt presents from 23th November 2018 the solo exhibition Sculptures by the artist Hans Scheib.
“Art does not reproduce the visible, but makes visible.”Paul Klee
With a chainsaw and chisel – sometimes in bronze – he creates figures of striking immediacy, interpreting the world in an honest, humorous and even unmistakably personal language. His timeless figures, often borrowed from mythology, tell of longing, loneliness, fragility, sexual hunger, humour and tragedy. Far from the aesthetics of beautiful appearance, he bases his work on the tradition of expressive formal language, which is rooted in the deliberate reflection of the coloured wooden sculpture of the Brücke Expressionists. Scheib’s creatures reflect the general human. They address us in a lively and profound way, touching us with their often wide open eyes, twisted thin legs and angular upper bodies, robust and fragile at the same time. In addition to his sculptures, he also created a large graphic oeuvre.
“He is interested in his very personal message. His figures live from the dramaturgical gesture, from the emotional condensation in the interplay of form and colour. The sculptural is a sensual, meaningful pleasure between shock and beauty,” as Ingeborg Ruthe once described it in the Berliner Zeitung.
“I never knew what I was going to do tomorrow,” he says. “When I came to West Berlin, nobody did work like me. I have always taken the step into the unknown, to the blue horizon of unexpected possibilities.
Galerie Brockstedt cordially invites you to the exhibition opening of sculptures by Hans Scheib on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 6 pm.
Galerie Brockstedt cordially invite you and your friends to the opening of sculptures by Hans Scheib on Friday, 23.11.2018.
Hans Scheib – Biography
Born in Potsdam in 1949; Grown up in Berlin, typesetter apprenticeship, high school diploma
1971-76 Study of Sculpture, at the College of Image. Arts Dresden
1976 freelance work in Berlin since 1976
1986 Exhibition “Malstrom” in Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
1989 Exhibition at the Goethe-Institut, Paris, small bronze “Hyperion” for the Carlo Schmidt Prize, Carlo Schmidt Foundation, Stuttgart
1994 Invitation to the “Art & Politics” conference, The Aspen Institute, Aspen / Colorado
1995 Art Prize of the Berlin Academy of Arts, 1st prize in the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” competition with Hella Rolfes, Christine Jackob-Marks and Reinhard Stangl (not realized)
2001 member of the Free Academy of the Arts, Hamburg
2004 study stay at the Villa Romana, Florence workshop in Kolchis, Tbilisi, Georgia
2005 Bautzener Art Prize; 2nd Int. Beijing Biennial, China
2006 Project “Pirosmani’s Table”, Tbilisi, Georgia and Yerevan, Armenia
2007 “Visiting Artist”, Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio
2008 “Listros Project”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2010 Breakthrough Project, USA, Nashville, Aspen, Washington, San Antonio, Chicago; Invitation to the 4th Int. Beijing Biennial, China
2010/11 Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey (Brockstedt Gallery)
2011 Exhibition at the National Museum in Brasilia, Brazil
2012 Chile (Atacama Desert, Easter Island, Santiago, Patagonia); Working week in Alwani, Georgia
2013 Trip to Cape Town, South Africa; Trip to Baku, Azerbaijan
2014 award of the Egmont Schaefer Prize for drawing, Berlin; Studio move to Berlin-Spandau
Lives and works as a freelance artist in Berlin
Opening: Friday, 23rd November 2018, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition period: Friday, 23rd November 2018 – Saturday, 26th January 2019Zur Galerie Brockstedt
Image caption: Hans Scheib, Guter Morgen, 2012 (Detail)
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