Group exhibition – »invited by // part two«


»invited by // part two«
Group exhibition

On November 23, 2019, we will be presenting »invited by // part two«, the second part of the exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Galerie Robert Drees at Weidendamm 15 in the Lower Saxon state capital.

Surprising constellations have again come together in this next part of the exhibition project, which also includes artists with close familiar ties, for example Julia Mangold, who invited her father, the documentary photographer Guido Mangold to take part in the show. The photographs by the student of Otto Steinert as well as the perpetual discussions about art in the Mangold family in Munich had a sustainable influence on the work of the younger artist, who now lives and works in the United States and has become known for her reduced pigment and steel pieces.

A familiar family connection also links the Berlin-based artist Sabine Dehnel with her guest artist. She will be showing objects and wall pieces in one of the gallery’s spaces together with her husband, the designer Andreas Berlin.

Pairs of artists will also be represented whose fascination for each other’s works proceeds from artistic considerations, for example the photographer Nicole Ahland from Wiesbaden and the Cologne painter Markus Fräger. The works of these two artists in different mediums are characterized by their dealings with light and shade.

Michael Laube and Franziska Reinbothe likewise make up a constellation founded on the similar ideas and aspects of paintings they employ in the production of their own artworks. The Berlin-based Laube makes use of a material that is unconventional in painting, namely acrylic glass, while the Leipzig-based Reinbothe reworks his abstract canvas pieces into three-dimensional objects.

The artists Gustavo Díaz Sosa and Gregor Gaida are likewise linked by contentual aspects in their works. The Cuban draftsman and painter as well as the Bremen-based sculptor combine abstraction and figuration, Apocalypse and Genesis, defragmentation and destruction in their works.

Artistic neighbors are again juxtaposed to in this new edition of the exhibition, for example the Hannover-based Thomas Dillmann and Raimund Zakowski, who both reference the photographer Heinrich Riebesehl in their works.

The artist collective Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock from London were invited by their British colleague and longtime friend Eric Butcher. Taken together, the three artists present works from the fields of abstract and concrete painting.

The two Berlin-based artists Christian Pilz and Tine Benz are linked by ten years of friendship. The master student of Leiko Ikemura presents delicately drawn works on paper alongside boldly colored canvases by the master student of Georg Baselitz.

The artist colleagues Wolfram Ullrich from Germany and Mikael Fagerlund from Sweden have known each other from diverse exhibition participations for about ten years. One of the first encounters between the two artists took place at the Fondation Vasarely in France where they showed abstract and seemingly illusionistic works.

The rubbish bag tableaus in the style of Pop and Pop culture by the Munich artist Torsten Mühlbach will be on show in the exhibition at the invitation of the likewise Munich-based artists Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle. At »invited by // part two«, the artist duo will be exhibiting one of their amorphic works made from a material that is unusual for the two sculptors – black granite.

Look forward to a diverse group exhibition that opens up fascinating and thrilling encounters in which the artists of the gallery are integrated into new contexts.

Guest artists // Gallery artists
Nicole Ahland // Markus Fräger
Andreas Berlin // Sabine Dehnel
Gregor Gaida // Gustavo Díaz Sosa
Guido Mangold // Julia Mangold
Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock // Eric Butcher
Torsten Mühlbach // Venske & Spänle
Christian Pilz // Tine Benz
Franziska Reinbothe // Michael Laube
Wolfram Ullrich // Mikael Fagerlund
Raimund Zakowski // Thomas Dillmann

Opening:
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening remarks:
The introduction to the exhibition will be held by Robert Drees and Christin Müller at 12.30 p.m.

Duration of the exhibition:
November 23, 2019 – January 18, 2020

SAVE THE DATE:
The following event will take place in the gallery on December 3, 2019 at 7 pm.
»Bauhaus 100: Wie politisch war das BAUHAUS?«
With Ulrich Krempel and Ulrike Otto in conjunction with the “Forum für Politik und Kultur e.V.”

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Group exhibition – »invited by // part one«


»invited by // part one«
Group exhibition

20 Years – Galerie Robert Drees in Weidendamm 15
25 Years – Robert Drees Art Dealer in Hannover
More than ONE reason to celebrate!

With our upcoming exhibition »invited by // part one«, which will open on “Zinnober” weekend August 31/September 1, 2019 in the gallery spaces, we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Galerie Robert Drees in Weidendamm 15 in the state capital of Lower Saxony.
For the exhibition marking this jubilee, our gallery artists have invited a guest artist to enter to an exciting neighborly dialogue. Surprising constellations emerge that document artistic as well as biographical connections.

Gallery artist Paul Schwer is thus juxtaposed with two artists he recently met preparing the Braunschweig Lichtparcours, the Hannover artist duo Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner.
The Japanese artist Shige Fujishiro, known for his delicate and spectacular safety pin pieces, has been invited to take part in the exhibition by Pepa Salas Vilar, an artist who regularly appears as a protagonist in her own pictures.
Siegfried Neuenhausen, the doyen of Hannover’s art scene who will be represented with bronze sculptures was invited by Sun-Rae Kim, who met him while studying at the HBK Braunschweig.
The Düsseldorf artists Werner Haypeter and Simon Halfmeyer are not only geographical (studio) neighbors but are also close artistically, often producing site-specific installations that make sight and space tangible in new ways.
The richly varied works of Jürgen Paas and Jürgen Jansen, likewise natives of the Rhineland, share contentual aspects with constructs encompassing layering and tiering, chance and order.
The Munich artist Wolfgang Stehle is following Lucia Dellefant’s invitation to participate in our show. He critically and humorously questions the medium of sculpture in his works and thus deals in a differentiated manner with Lucia Dellefant’s wall sculpture.
Christian Ruckdeschel, who was invited by Szilard Huszank, already realized a large-format sculpture in the garden of the German-Hungarian landscape painter. The works of the two artists are each characterized by a broad spectrum—Huszank’s canvases oscillate between figuration and abstraction; Ruckdeschel’s stone objects between fluctuating and steadfast states.
The Spanish sculptor Samuel Salcedo, who has always fascinated us with his human countenances, invited his friend and artist colleague Ramon Surinyac from Barcelona, who will surprise us with his spectacular landscape paintings.
The Finnish Marko Vuokola and Pertti Kekarainen are likewise friends and share a love for photography that is evident in their striking explorations of levels of space.
Hanna Nitsch and Veronika Veit concern themselves with interpersonal relationships and familial-individual situatedness. This is not their first encounter; the two artists and their works already confronted each other ten years ago in the show »in between – Die Kunst, erwachsen zu werden« and are now enjoying a comeback in the »invited by« exhibition.

Guest artists // Gallery artists
Shige Fujishiro // Pepa Salas Vilar
Werner Haypeter // Simon Halfmeyer
Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner // Paul Schwer
Siegfried Neuenhausen // Sun-Rae Kim
Jürgen Paas // Jürgen Jansen
Christian Ruckdeschel // Szilard Huszank
Wolfgang Stehle // Lucia Dellefant
Ramon Surinyac // Samuel Salcedo
Veronika Veit // Hanna Nitsch
Marko Vuokola // Pertti Kekarainen

Opening:
Zinnober, Saturday, August 31, 2019 and Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Opening remarks:
Robert Drees will introduce the exhibition on both days at 12.30 p.m.
At 1 p.m. a performance of the artist duo Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner will take place.

SAVE THE DATES:
On September 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. we are opening a sound installation by the Greek artist M. Papalexandri-Alexandri in our spaces. The »Lautsprecher« concert will be performed place in the gallery on September 7, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Both events are being presented in conjunction with the »Musik 21 Niedersachsen« festival.
We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Duration of the exhibition:
August 31 – November 11, 2019

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Tine Benz // A Deep Breath of Life


Tine Benz – »A Deep Breath of Life«

»A Deep Breath of Life« is the encouraging, almost pleading title of one of the newest, incredibly colorful works by Tine Benz. The Berlin artist creates scenarios of places that do not seem to be of this world. Supposed idylls end up taking wrong dream- or nightmare-like ways. While the collaged canvases by Baselitz student are carried by a mystic, sometimes melancholy calm and emptiness, they simultaneously reveal a tension that can overturn the moment of the captured event into something unexpected, in part also unfathomable. The addressed fragile relationship between humankind and nature, between landscape and urbanity are presently more topical than ever.

Tine Benz will be present. An exhibition catalogue is being published, which she will sign.

Come between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. or reserve an “opening time slot” at info@galerie-robert-drees.de or 0511 – 980 58 28.

Opening:
Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

OUT-LOOK:
Ramon Surinyac

Parallel to the works by Tine Benz, we will be presenting works on paper by the Catalan artist Ramon Surinyac in our OUT-LOOK project space. Several works by the Spanish artist were shown for the first time in our anniversary exhibition »Invited by // part one«, to which he was invited by our gallery artist and his countryman Samuel Salcedo. The canvas works shown at that time, which appear abstract when viewed from up close and almost photorealistic from a distance, were enthusiastically received by the public. Aside from these impressive landscapes on canvas, Surinyac also occupies himself with the medium of paper. Delicate landscape come about through the employment of fire and pencil as “drawing mediums on paper.” We will be exhibiting these previously unshown works for the first time.

Duration of the exhibition:
June 20 – September 19, 2020

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Jürgen Paas // Vertigo


Jürgen Paas // Vertigo

»Vertigo« (Latin: dizziness) – is the title of the exhibition featuring works by the Essen-based “material painter” Jürgen Paas. Circular discs hanging against the wall seemingly spin like kinetic objects; lying flat, they deceive our perception, appearing like a rotating turntable. Quadratic wall objects change colors depending on the perspective of the viewer.
Dynamic versus static, motion versus standstill, circular versus angular, multicolored versus monochrome. Jürgen Paas works up PVC color ribbons, placing them in a fixed sequence and merging them into ever new color atmospheres. He experiments, he “paints” with the material. With individual as well as assembled groups of clear geometrical forms, he stages and composes a space-consuming exhibition.

OUT-LOOK:
Ute Heuer // Project »Homeoffice«

»Home Office – Interiors in the Time of Corona« is the title given by Ute Heuer, professor for painting at the Hochschule Hannover since 2011, to her series of watercolors painted during these special times. The term “interior” as a genre in art that, for example, was extremely popular in bourgeois circles during the mid nineteenth century, describes the painted representation of mostly private indoor spaces that are shown with a great love for detail. 180 years later, Corona, Home Office. Private spaces now have a new meaning. With the eyes of the interior painter, Ute Heuer has captured and examined the small personal details of domestic work places, the traces of professional activities, the views out the windows or the filled waste paper baskets in order to document the metaphysical presence of the inhabitants. “Home office” – Home? Or Office? The series is a very current depiction of the point of intersection between the private and the professional…

Opening:
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Come masked between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. or reserve an “opening time slot”
at info@galerie-robert-drees.de or 0511 – 980 58 28.

Duration of the exhibition:
September, 26 –  December 5, 2020

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

from dawn till dusk // update


from dawn till dusk // update

We have prepared an update in the gallery – an exhibition with the latest works of art from the studios of our artists, never shown before and precious objects from our depot. Finely prepared and atmospherically served in our rooms, on our walls, in the complete gallery.

Discover works by our gallery and guest artists, some of them we are presenting for the first time:

Pertti Kekarainen // Photography
Samuel Salcedo // Sculptures
Jürgen Paas // Wall objects
Dirk Salz // Paintings
Thomas Dillmann // Painting
Hanna Nitsch // Drawing
Arvid Boecker // Painting
Dorothee Liebscher // Paintings
Johannes Kersting // Paintings
Maribel Mas // Drawings
Franziska Reinbothe // Painting objects
Simon Halfmeyer // Painting objects
Gustavo Diaz Sosa // Paintings
Paul Schwer // Sculptures
Venske & Spänle // Sculptures
Jürgen Jansen // Paintings
Franziska Stünkel // Photography
Michael Laube // Wall objects
Ramon Surinyac // Paintings
Eric Butcher // Paintings
Julia Mangold // Drawings
Mikael Fagerlund // Painting objects
Sun Rae Kim // Objects

Come from morning to night – come masked.

From Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. you are cordially invited to the new exhibition.

We are by far close to art.

Duration of the exhibition:
December 12, 2020 –  June 06, 2021

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Space Oddity // Liebscher & Kersting – »Space Oddity«


Space Oddity // Liebscher & Kersting

“Space Oddity” – are strange spaces coming into existence or are space and landscape dissolving? Constructions connect with the landscape. Landscape winds its way through constructions. Light appropriates empty spaces. Spaces arise and disintegrate at the same time. These spatial peculiarities can be found in the works of both Dorothee Liebscher and Johannes Kersting. The two artists seemingly assemble contradictory elements in their pictorial worlds that they then allow to interact with each other.

The young Leipzig painter Dorothee Liebscher captivates her audience with light-flooded but deserted, sometimes large-format canvas tableaus that veer between landscape and architectural arrangements. Vanishing points in these imaginary pictorial worlds reference glimpses of more distant landscapes or into broken-up undergrounds; the interweaving of different levels creates an irritating “Space Oddity.”

Johannes Kersting from Nuremberg constructs perspective boxes and paints auratic illusions of space and landscape. Some picture series refer to the aesthetics of American architecture and urbanity. Kersting’s illusionary spaces are always devoid of people, but with a clear allusion to their apparent presence. The nocturnal framing, the almost dazzling glow through the windows of the houses or the complete detachment of the backdrop-like scenario generate a mysterious atmosphere – here, too, an almost mystical “Space Oddity” is formed.

OUT-LOOK:
Franziska Stünkel

Duration of the exhibition:
June 12 –  September 05, 2021

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Or by appointment

DEEP IMPACT // Salcedo & Díaz Sosa


DEEP IMPACT // Salcedo & Díaz Sosa

Samuel Salcedo (Barcelona) and Gustavo Díaz Sosa (Cuba/Madrid) negotiate the human figure in very different ways in their works. Inner attitudes, sensitivities, vulnerabilities – Salcedo develops these characteristics in his bronze, aluminum or polyurethane head sculptures while Díaz Sosa eruptively explores them in his partly large-format painted, collaged, often offset with calligraphic writing panel pictures. Fascination and irritation, astonishment and alienation – both artists thoughtfully touch us and leave a profoundly impressive effect, “deep impact”…

Opening:
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Duration of the exhibition:
September 18, 2021 – December 22, 2021

The gallery is closed from December 24, 2021 until January 08, 2022.

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Group Show »WER SIND WIR // Figuration heute«


WER SIND WIR // Figuration heute

Who are we? The question of one’s own and collective identity constantly occupies every community, every person anew. Upheavals in society, pluralization, individualization, globalization and mediatization are keywords that are at the center of discourses concerning a society in transformation and thus also a transformed understanding of the subject. We have invited six artists whose works elaborate this reflection on the complexity of identity in very different ways.

You can look forward to the latest works from the studios of:
Ellen Akimoto (Leipzig), Markus Fräger (†, Cologne), Jonathan Kraus (Berlin), Marc Lüders (Hamburg), Hanna Nitsch (Braunschweig) and Thomas Riess (Vienna).

Opening:
Saturday, January 15, 2022, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The usual hygiene measures applies.
Registration is not required at the moment.

Duration of the exhibition:
January 15, – April 2, 2022

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

[akrɔˈʃaːʒə] // Accrochage


[akrɔˈʃaːʒə] // Accrochage

Accrochage comes from the French “the hanging” (accrocher = to hang) and is used as a term of exhibitions of the gallery’s own stocks. Also we would like to introduce to you in the summer exhibition artists with whom we have successfully collaborated for many years and from whom we will hang wonderful works unseen.
We will present works with a focus on abstraction, travel with pictorial worlds into the landscape and figuration, will leave the canvas and draw bands of light….

Let yourself be surprised.
Look forward to a varied summer of art! A summer with art…

Eric Butcher
Sabine Dehnel
Lucia Dellefant
Gustavo Diaz Sosa
Mikael Fagerlund
Szilard Huszank
Pertti Kekarainen
Johannes Kersting
Sun-Rae Kim
Michael Laube
Markus Linnenbrink
Julia Mangold
Matthias Meyer
Jürgen Paas
Paul Schwer
Samuel Salcedo
Dirk Salz
Jan van Munster
Venske & Spänle

Opening:
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 11 a.m. – 17 p.m.

Duration of the exhibition:
June 12, – September 04, 2022

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Gisela Krohn // Sparkling Lights


Gisela Krohn // Sparkling Lights

‘An examination of landscape always involves a look at oneself and one’s relationship to the world. A visual echo, in which the boundaries between invention and occurrence are blurred.’ (Gisela Krohn)

For the Cologne-born artist Gisela Krohn the forest is a magic and inspiring place: deserted woodland flooded with light is her preferred motif. In sometimes large-format canvases she explores this evocative part of the natural world, which more than any other is equated with interiority. The viewer is quickly lost in daydream in the glittering light of her fairy tale arboreal ensembles. You can feel the warmth of the sunlight through the treetops, smell the fresh dew of the morning or hear a bird chirping somewhere in the thicket. Despite or precisely because of the captivating effect of these paintings, the question arises as to how we can protect this realm. Join us on a visual walk through the atmospherically dense forests of the artist Giseal Krohn, whom we are presenting in Hanover for the first time.

OUT-LOOK:
Julia Emslander – Painting and Installations

In parallel with the main exhibition we are showing monochrome paintings
in tones of dark grey and black by Julia Emslander, from Munich. Emslander
experiments with materials such as charcoal, pencil, varnish, chalk-like
substances and black and metallic pigments. She works the ‘skin’ of her
pictorial body with knives, chains or even her own fingernails. The absence
of colouration and the reduction to compositional elements make her works
an aesthetic, sensuous experience.

Opening:
Sunday, September 11, 2022, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening remarks:
12 noon, Dr. Katharina Henkel, art historian, Hannover

Duration of the exhibition:
September 11, –  November 12, 2022

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Gisela Krohn // Sparkling Lights


Gisela Krohn – Sparkling Lights

„Die Auseinandersetzung mit der Landschaft ist immer auch ein Blick auf sich selbst und seiner Beziehung zu der Welt. Ein visuelles Echo, in denen die Grenzen von Erfundenem und Geschehenem verschwimmen.“ (Gisela Krohn)

Für die Künstlerin Gisela Krohn ist der Wald ein magischer und inspirierender Ort: Menschenleere, lichtdurchflutete Wälder sind die bevorzugten Motive der gebürtigen Kölnerin. In teils großformatigen Landschaftsgemälden untersucht sie diesen Sehnsuchtsort, der mehr als andere Naturerscheinungen mit Innerlichkeit gleichgesetzt wird. In ihren oft märchenhaft wirkenden Waldensembles mit funkelnden und glitzernden Lichteinfällen verliert man sich als Betrachtender schnell in Tagträume. Man spürt förmlich die Wärme der durch die Baumkronen stürzenden Sonnenstrahlen, riecht den Duft des morgendlich noch frischen Taus oder hört das Zirpen eines entfernten Vogels im undurchdringlichen Pflanzendickicht. Trotz oder gerade wegen dieser einnehmenden Wirkung ihrer Leinwände stellt sich die Frage, wie wir diesen Raum schützen wollen und können. Begeben Sie sich mit uns auf einen visuellen Waldspaziergang durch die atmosphärisch dichten Waldbilder der Künstlerin Gisela Krohn, die wir erstmalig in Hannover vorstellen.

OUT-LOOK:
Julia Emslander – Malerei und Installation

Parallel zur Hauptausstellung zeigen wir monochrome Malerei aus dunklen
Grau- und Schwarztönen der Münchnerin Julia Emslander. Die Künstlerin
experimentiert mit Materialien wie Kohle, Graphit, Lack, kreideähnlichen
Malmitteln sowie schwarzen und metallischen Pigmenten und Techniken.
Sie bearbeitet die „Haut” des Bildkörpers mit Werkzeugen wie Messern
oder Ketten bis hin zu ihren bloßen Fingernägeln. Die Abwesenheit von
Farbigkeit und die Reduktion auf kompositorische Elemente lassen ihre
Werke in ein ästhetisches, sinnliches und emotionales Erlebnis münden.

Eröffnung:
Sonntag, den 11.09.2022, 11.00 – 17.00 Uhr

Eröffnungsrede:
12.00 Uhr Dr. Katharina Henkel, Kunsthistorikerin, Hannover

Zur Ausstellung erscheint ein Katalog.

Dauer der Ausstellung:
11.09. – 12.11.2022

Öffnungszeiten:
Mi – Fr 10.00 – 18.30 Uhr
Sa 11.00 – 14.00 Uhr
Oder nach Vereinbarung!

Thomas Dillmann // MAS PALMAS


Thomas Dillmann // MAS PALMAS

MAS PALMAS – Thomas Dillmann’s fascinating imagery carries us away to the landscapes and urban settings of the south.
In this new series Dillmann again composes accurate, complex and detailed scenes, preferably of apparently unspectacular locations and, typically for the Hanover-based artist’s work, free of unnecessary gestures. Although they appear to be photorealistic, the paintings evade apprehension. And despite their surface ‘beauty’ they prompt a certain unease, while allowing a reflective view of our world.
It has taken almost five years for us to be able to present a solo exhibition of Thomas Dillmann’s canvases once again. This won’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his work, and above all with his way of working. Dillmann has entitled his new show »MAS PALMAS« (More Palms) – a promising mixture of two place names from his expedition to Gran Canaria.

Opening:
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thomas Dillmann and OUT-LOOK artist Sebastian Menzke will attend the opening.

OUT-LOOK:
Sebastian Menzke

Works influenced by street art and pop culture by the Berlin-based artist Sebastian Menzke are on show in the OUT-LOOK space parallel to Thomas Dillmann’s exhibition. Menzke’s works are partially figurative but for the most part abstract, and combine a modern media-image repertoire with art-historical references. In this exhibition of paintings aspiring to three-dimensionality, Menzke makes contemporary use of methods such egg tempera. His epoxy-resin objects are built up additively, like collages, so that every layer casts its shadow onto the one below to produce an overall image. The transparency of the material gives the objects a floating quality and a fascinating spatiality.

Duration of the exhibition:
April 24, – June 04, 2022
The gallery will be closed on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Tine Benz // A Deep Breath of Life


Tine Benz – »A Deep Breath of Life«

»A Deep Breath of Life« – ein mutmachender, fast appellhafter Titel eines der neuesten, unglaublich farbreichen Werke von Tine Benz. Die Berliner Künstlerin erschafft Szenerien von Orten, die nicht von dieser Welt zu sein scheinen. Vermeintliche Idyllen geraten auf traum- oder albtraumähnliche Abwege. Die collagierten Leinwände der Baselitz Schülerin werden von einer mystischen, manchmal melancholischen Ruhe und Leere getragen, zeigen aber gleichzeitig eine Spannung, die den Augenblick des festgehaltenen Geschehens in etwas Unerwartetes, teils auch Abgründiges kippen lassen könnte. Die fragile Beziehung zwischen Natur und Mensch, zwischen Landschaft und Urbanität werden thematisiert und sind momentan aktueller denn je.

Tine Benz wird anwesend sein.
Es erscheint ein Katalog zur Ausstellung, den sie signieren wird.

Eröffnung:
Samstag, den 20.06.2020 von 11 – 17 Uhr

Kommen Sie zwischen 11.00 und 17.00 Uhr oder buchen Sie gern ein „Vernissage-Zeitfenster“ unter info@galerie-robert-drees.de oder 0511 – 980 58 28.

OUT-LOOK:
Ramon Surinyac

In unserem Projektraum OUT-LOOK werden parallel zu den Werken von Tine Benz Papierarbeiten des katalanischen Künstlers Ramon Surinyac präsentiert. Erstmalig wurden mehrere Arbeiten des Spaniers zu unserer Jubiläumsausstellung »Invited by // part one« ausgestellt, zu der er von unserem Galeriekünstler und seinem Landsmann Samuel Salcedo eingeladen worden ist. Die damals gezeigten Leinwandarbeiten, die bei näherer Betrachtung abstrakt und aus der Ferne fast fotorealistisch wirkten, wurden von dem Publikum begeistert gefeiert. Neben diesen beeindruckenden Landschaftsdarstellungen auf Leinwand beschäftigt sich Surinyac auch mit dem Medium Papier. Durch den Einsatz von Feuer und Bleistift als „Malmittel auf Papier” entstehen filigrane Landschaftsbilder. Die bisher noch nicht gezeigten Arbeiten kommen nun erstmalig bei uns zur Aufführung.

Dauer der Ausstellung:
20.06. – 19.09.2020

Öffnungszeiten:
Mittwoch – Freitag 10.00 – 18.30 Uhr
Samstag 11.00 – 14.00 Uhr
Oder nach Vereinbarung

Franziska Stünkel – »COEXIST Part 5 America«


Franziska Stünkel – »COEXIST Part 5 America«

The fifth edition of the long-term »COEXIST« project led the renowned photographer and film director Franziska Stünkel to North America where she explored human co-existences in American cities on the East and West Coast. The result was not only extraordinary new photographs but also an accompanying catalogue published by Kehrer Verlag that offers comprehensive insights into the vast pictorial ensemble of the COEXIST series and combines the question concerning co-existences in our society with interesting essays from the fields of science and culture. In the COEXIST series that has been growing steadily over the past ten years, Franziska Stünkel photographs scenes from everyday life on reflecting surfaces that interfere into seemingly infinite levels. The exciting superimpositions she captures with her camera can be discovered in the start-of-the-year exhibition in Robert Drees’s Gallery Loft until mid March.

Book signing:
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with Franziska Stünkel

Works of Morio Nishimura from the collection of the »Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Kunst- und Kulturstiftung«
Introduced by Prof. Wilfried Köpke

Parallel to main exhibition »COEXIST« with photographs by Franziska Stünkel, our OUT-LOOK space will host selected works by the Japanese artist Morio Nishimura, a master student of Günther Uecker, from the collection of the »Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Kunst- und Kulturstiftung«. The foundation of the Hannover entrepreneur was incorporated in 2013 with a thematic emphasis on meditation and contemplation in contemporary art. It promotes young and established artists who occupy themselves with new paths of artistic reality.

Opening:
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Opening remarks:
Ulrich Rüter, photo- and art historian, Hamburg

Duration of the exhibition:
January 25 – June 13, 2020

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Venske & Spänle – »Pool Party«


Venske & Spänle – »Pool Party«

It will probably be the party of the year! At the very least it will be the party with the most unusual guests: “Smörfs,” “Gumpfots,” Myzots” and all sorts of seemingly organic entities by Venske & Spänle will be attending the Munich artist duo’s ‘Pool Party.” The amorphous sculptures made of Laas marble, one of the world’s hardest and whitest types of marble, make a striking appearance due to their virtually human features. Venske & Spänle—masters of stone sculpture—bring each and every one of their artworks to life with their labor-intensive carving, sanding and polishing, transforming the cold marble into something astonishingly vital, flowing and growing. The perfectly formed and polished abstract forms triumph over the surroundings with their seemingly intrinsic movement and thus enter into an interesting dialogue with the space and ultimately the viewer.
The works of Venske & Spänle can be found around the world and make their presence felt in urban and representative spaces such as museums as well as in remote landscapes or locations like the Sahara Desert or a boat on the Congo River. The exhibition takes you on a journey through the cosmos of Venske & Spänle and the numerous encounters between their sculptures and people around the world. You are invited to our gallery to discover and become acquainted with the new “Smörfs,” “Gumpfotes” and “Helotrophes” by Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle.

OUT-LOOK:
Maribel Mas – Drawings

Parallel to our main exhibition “Pool Party” featuring sculptures by Venske & Spänle, we are presenting fine drawings and prints by the Venezuelan artist Maribel Mas (born 1967, Caracas) in our OUT-LOOK space. Making use of paper stencils, she draws hatched lines that are then made to vibrate like the strings of a musical instrument. Serial music’s repetitiveness has indeed had a remarkable influence on Mas’s work, especially the minimalist compositions of a Steve Reich and the pursuit of “phase music” in which identical sound phases gradually shift out of unison with each other due to minimal tempo differences. The artist employs a similar approach to explore the possibilities of “phase drawing”, for which she uses the simplest of materials: hand-made Japanese paper and ink. Her drawings and prints made by using this technique invite the view to contemplate on the diversity and volatility of things—or likewise opens up a possibility space in which sight can freely play with the lines.

Opening:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7.p.m.

Opening remarks:
Dr. Martin Hellmold, art historian

Duration of the exhibition:
May 23 – August 17, 2019

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment