Opening: Thursday, May 25, 2023, 6–9pm
Andreas Breunig analytically dissects his material. In distinct settings, he puts calculated gestures, textures, velocities and varying degrees of dissolved representationalism to the test. In constant permutations, the painterly ›codings‹ and relations of the specific elements shift visibly. Breunig moves between flat pictorial spaces and installative »spatial images.« Nonetheless, his painting always includes a focussed examination of the immaterial digitality. In face of post-natural, artificial light (displays, filters etc.), his chromatic scale ranges between a brisk and overdriven palette as well as a manifold and differentiated choice of color. Working with oil, acrylic, graphite and charcoal, instead of reduction, it’s all about the maximization of expressive possibilities. Due to the simultaneity of such surface phenomena, the boundaries of painting / photography / print become just as blurred as the attributions of original / copy / reproduction.
In her artistic practice, Hedwig Eberle devotes herself to mastering a pandemonium of fluttering lines and effervescent colors. In painting and drawing, she creates rhythmic abstract compositions that are characterized by their peculiar exuberant chromaticism and harmonious interplay of relationships between forms and volumes of their own inner logic. Some in bold colours others in black and white, the artist’s works on paper combine painterly gestural qualities with calligraphic properties. Dancing chords of lines and chanting color tones populate the surface of Eberle’s pictures, opening up perspectives and moving effortlessly – from the gracefully delicate to the flaringly impetuous – in spatial interstices that are barely visible, but clearly perceptible. The processuality of an intentional, and at the same time uncontrolled, artistic struggle for color and form is profoundly inscribed in Eberle’s oeuvre.
Jana Schröder is known for a practice grounded in irreducible and frenetic painting techniques. A devoted formalist, she produces paintings which are largely governed by the action of the paint itself, resulting in webs of languid, curling brushstrokes that guide viewers’ roving eyes. Looping brushstrokes contain subtle variations in saturation, producing an effect of depth, like a many-layered web that advances towards and recedes from the viewer. Each series consists of a highly refined color palette, usually employing two or three shades. Executed in large scales, with the eye of a meticulous colorist and a keen sense for composition, Schröder’s works recall both the moving, intuitive body and the still, conceptual mind. The slowness of her process characterized by experimental discovery finds expression on her surfaces, which represent meticulously painted moments that might either be understood as negative space or positive shapes, depending on how one approaches the compositions. Schröder’s practice is a meditation on process and repetition, slowness and speed.
The exhibition is realized in cooperation with Alexander Warhus.
Andreas Breunig, born 1983 in Ebersbach, lives and works in Düsseldorf. 2002–2008 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (class of Albert Oehlen). Selected exhibitions: 2022 & 2021 Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main (s); 2022 Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles & Brussels (s); 2022 H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg (g); 2021 Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster (g); 2020 Kunstverein Heppenheim (s); 2020 Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main (g); 2020 Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (g); Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich (s); 2019 Kunstmuseum Bonn (g); 2019 Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden (g); 2019 Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (g); 2019 Sauvage, Bonn (s); 2019 Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (s); 2018 Aishti Foundation, Beirut (g); 2018 Kunstverein Heppenheim (with Jana Schröder); 2018 Kunstverein Reutlingen (g); 2017 Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne (with Clemens Rathe); 2016 Fondazione Carriero, Milan (g); 2014 Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, CH (g); 2012 Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne (g); 2011 KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf (g); 2008 Villa de Bank, Eschede (s); 2008 Kunsthaus Sootbörn, Hamburg (g).
Hedwig Eberle, born 1977 in Munich, lives and works in Uffing (Staffelsee). 1999–2001 University of the Arts Berlin (UdK), 2001–2006 Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (AdBK). Awards and residencies: 2001–2002 Residency Fellowship UIC, Chicago; 2013 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; 2014 Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis; 2017 Kunstpreis der Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich. Selected exhibitions: 2023 Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (g); 2022 Jahn und Jahn, Munich & Lisbon (s), 2020 Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich (with Georg Fuchssteiner); 2018 Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (g); 2018 Galerie Markt Bruckmühl (with Katharina von Werz); 2017 Galerie Friese, Berlin (s); 2016, 2015 & 2013 Lenbachhaus, Munich (g); 2016 Centre d’art, Meymac (g); 2016 Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne (with Sophie von Hellermann); 2016 Kunstverein Reutlingen (s); 2015 & 2013 Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago (s); 2015 Städtische Galerie Cordonhaus, Cham (with Georg Fuchssteiner); 2015 & 2010 Galerie Jahn Baaderstrasse, Munich (s); 2015 Schönewald, Düsseldorf (g); 2014 Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg (g); 2013 Kunstverein Weiden (g); 2011 Woodmill Gallery, London (g); 2010 Glue Factory Glasgow (g); 2007 & 2006 Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf (s).
Jana Schröder, born 1983 in Brilon, lives and works in Düsseldorf. 2005–2009 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (class of Albert Oehlen). Selected exhibitions: 2023 Nino Mier Gallery, New York (s); 2022 Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main (s); 2022 H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg (g); 2022 Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen (g); 2022, 2019 & 2015 Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (s); 2021 Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne (s); 2021 Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main (s); 2021, 2019 & 2016 T293, Rome; 2021 Nino Mier Gallery, Brussels (s); 2020 Kopfermann-Fuhrmann Stiftung, Düsseldorf (s); 2020 Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (g); 2019 Kunstmuseum Bonn (g); 2019 Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden (g); 2019 Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (g); 2018 Kunstverein Heppenheim (with Andreas Breunig); 2018 Aishti Foundation, Beirut (g); 2017 Kunstverein Reutlingen (s); 2016 Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (g); 2015 Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (g); 2015 Yves Klein Archives, Paris (g); 2014 Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, CH (g); 2011 KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf (g).
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