On View!Solo Show by David Borgmann 28 October - 9 December 2023
We are pleased to announce the new exhibition of the artist David Borgmann. Under the title KASKADEN the Leipzig based painter, presents new works in which he sensitively continues his examination of the genre of landscape painting on the one hand while addressing the richness in the tension between representation and abstraction, illusionism and autonomous structural forms on the other.
From his very own painting technique, Borgmann develops pictures with structural and surface formations that sometimes offer us concrete points of orientation in the pictorial space, sometimes lead us into spatial situations that challenge our Western idea of landscape representation, or even, by depriving us of a fixed point of view, deliberately withdraw accessibility at first and in this way encourage us to look carefully.
The results are elegant pictorial works in David Borgmann's unmistakable aesthetic, which understand the landscape painting as a painterly space of possibility and thereby stimulate us to reflect on cultural and individual expectations of pictorial works, or the quick circumstantial recognition of them, while looking at them.
Previously on ViewSolo Show by Sebastian Hosu
Previously on ViewSolo Show by Sebastian Hosu 2 September - 21 October 2023
We are excited to announce the new solo exhibition by Leipzig based painter Sebastian Hosu. After solo exhibitions in Hong Kong (China) and Bukarest (Romania) within the last 18 months, Sebastian Hosu will present 20 new works, mainly painting on canvas and woodboard. The show will feature works which span different degrees of abstraction and figurative composition in Hosu's expressive signature style, all committed to the question of how to re-present movement and motion with the means of contemporary painting. The exhibition will be accompanied with an essay by the London based curator Angeliki Kim Perfetti and will be opened during the seasonal opening of the Spinnerei Galleries at September 2nd, 2023.
Previously on viewSolo Show by Paul Glaw
We are excited to present the new solo show DOUBLE EXPOSURE by Paul Glaw which opened on June 8, 2023 and is on view until July 22, 2023. In his previous solo show in Leipzig, Glaw spotlighted masculinity and aggression in the 1990s and early 2000s in East Germany. With his new exhibition Paul Glaw presents new paintings, sculptures, and installations to touch the fall, crisis and victimization as a social and cultural phenomenon. Paul Glaw’s artistic work is characterized by a distinctive visual languages of a unique chromatic approach in blue and orange and figurative compositions of both painterly and drawn dimensions. He creates attributes and symbols that form an iconogrophy of its own, for which he fuses symbols and aesthetics from Socialist realism with open, cartoonish and expressive figurative styles. His works explore different forms of collective memory of the years since 1990. They depict the ambivalence of this time and its protagonists as they address anxiety and sorrow, the loss of social institutions, lethargy and violence, structural changes and the rupture in individual as well as collective perspectives towards themselves and the future.
Previously On ViewSolo Exhibition by Katrin Brause 22 April - 27 May 2023
Katrin Brause is a well-known representative of the New Leipzig School. She studied at the Leipzig academy of fine art HGB with Arno Rink and Neo Rauch. Her solo exhibition ›Speranza‹ brings together 19 works whose spatial and aesthetic context is once again the city of Catania in Sicily. From this social-cultural space, Katrin Brause transfers everyday objects as well as arrangements found in the streets — especially the role of faith in people's everyday lives — into contemporary painting. In doing so, Brause creates exceedingly present and multi-layered still lifes, which in turn function as profound allegories of human biographies, human ideas, human thought and action. The objects depicted, such as weathered chairs or used fruit crates, as well as their sceneries, appear banal at first, while their transformation into painting creates thoroughly ambivalent statements.
Previously On ViewTHROW AWAY YOUR TELEVISION (GROUP SHOW) 11 March - 15 April 2023
This group show is concerned with contemporary abstract painting and features four artists of its latest generation: Rachel von Morgenstern, Carolin Trunk, Selma van Panhuis, and Hannes Heinrich. Each one of them chose abstraction as their preferred mode of expression and work, yet together they form a diverse group with individually characteristic styles, questions, and concerns. Hannes Heinrich is based in Munich and studied at the AdbK in Munich in the class of Karin Kneffel. Rachel von Morgenstern lives and works in Frankfurt and holds a postgraduate degree from the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. Selma van Panhuis studied Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts in Den Haag before she moved to Leipzig where she earned a postgraduate degree in Fine Arts from the Hochschule für Grafik and Buchkunst; today she lives and works in Leipzig. Carolin Trunk studied fine art at Leipzig's art academy (HGB) and is based now in Offenbach. The show follows the question what form abstract non-representational art takes today after its thrilling, rich, and ideologically charged efforts and advancements throughout the 20th century.
Previously On ViewSOLO EXHIBITION BY JOHANNES LISTEWNIK 14 January - 25 February 2023
In his exhibition Hard Days, Night, Johannes Listewnik presents a series of new works created in 2022. In his artistic work, Johannes Listewnik transfers reflection processes, which are usually captured in written language, into visual language. He gives space to his own thinking in painted and diversely crafted images. Starting from an object of investigation - be it floral still lifes or other forms of everyday and working poetics - he develops pictures with a pronounced dwelling character, which can be read as information containers for reflections on the object itself, on its art-historical contexts and on its present reproductions in painting. A graphic imagery, handwritten as well as painterly interventions, printing and reproduction techniques, and the embedding of foreign sources take on various roles, whose interpretation and reading by the viewer result in an open and fascinating interplay.
IN THE STUDIO OF SEBASTIAN HOSUIn the preparation of his show Ballad for Space Lovers , Sebastian Hosu opened the door of his studio and let us follow both his charcoal drawing and oil painting...