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CURRENT EXHIBITION

TOMISLAV NIKOLIC
"vestiges of now"

13. Mai - 16. Juli 2016

 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Gouvernment through
the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.






Tomislav Nikolic
We can make it more than a dream, 2015-2016
Acrylic, marble dust, copper leaf, 22ct gold leaf on linen and wood
43,5 x 53,5 x 7,5 cm

 

“vestiges of now” is a new group of paintings by Tomislav Nikolic that extend his very personal and innovative approach to colour, especially the way that he invites it to colonise, not just the canvas, but the frame, the support and even the wall. Most are modestly scaled and operate within a chromatic logic that is particular to each, but remains part of an overarching approach to colour that has been central to his practice for many years.

 

The genesis of much of Nikolic’s works begins with his own response to  artworks he admires but equally he draws on diverse thematic reference points beyond art history, including music, pop culture, spiritual philosophies on colour and colour association. It is colour theories, where mythology and symbolism substitute for science and truth that particularly fascinate him.

 

The connection to other artworks is often a conflation of aesthetic and emotional responses that feel strong and direct at inception but this inevitably alters as the particularities and requirements of each piece he makes becomes evident. What begins then as a conceptual conversation acts primarily as an aesthetic springboard from which the new paintings can launch.

 

It is the case that many of the artworks he admires, the philosophical positions he investigates are European. Indeed his own family heritage is European - and yet he is working almost as far away from this imagined centre as is possible. His family’s migration from Croatia to Australia was doubtless driven by optimism and ambition. For Nikolic getting back to Europe demands a different mode of orienteering.

 

The liberty that distance can afford allows Nikolic’s paintings to more easily resist convenient categories. They jostle with the restraint of much minimal abstraction, preferring to celebrate colours’ wilfulness and physicality rather than illustrate its character. Colour is combined in unorthodox ways and the decisions that he takes about where the boundaries of the painting reside, negate the traditional notion of a fixed picture plane in favour of an object that exists in the round. The architecture of the frames are emphatic elements in the paintings’ overall structure and are co-opted into the field of the painting rather than being an arbitrary boundary indicating the paintings’ closure.

 

Nikolic’s capacity to make work that is both elegant and rebellious, sensitive and wild is extraordinary. Often the paintings feel like portraits, some modest, some grand - their personality captured in every chromatic adjustment and structural decision. 

 

Nikolic’s work has been widely collected in Australasia, Asia and more recently in Europe. Major works, both paintings and sculpture, have been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria and more recently by the Chartwell Trust in Auckland. 

 

Andrew Jensen,
Jensen Gallery Australia, Mai 2016


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The gallery is focused on contemporary art.


Mitglied im Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien e.v. (BVDG) 2004-2010

Mitglied in der Initative von Münchner Galerien zeitgenössischer Kunst
seit 2007
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The gallery is currently not looking for new artists and is not
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CURRENT
EXHIBITION

TOMISLAV NIKOLIC
"vestiges of now"


Mai 13 – July 16, 2016





vestige of now: 2, 2016

acrylic, marble dust, 16.9ct lemon gold leaf and glass on linen, plaster gesso, wood
50.5 x 58.4 x 9.5 cm




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NEWS


TOM HACKNEY

CORRESPONDING SQUARES
Painting the Chess Games of
Marcel Duchamp

May 19 – Sept 11, 2016

World Chess Hall of Fame,
Museum Saint Louis
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108/USA

www.worldchesshof.org


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ARMIN MÜHSAM

New American Paintings:
Midwest Edition, 2 year
ELMHURST ART MUSEUM

May 21 – August 28, 2016

by Kelly Schindler,
associate curator at the St.
Louis Contemporary Art Museum


Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126/USA


www.elmhurstartmuseum.org



Armin Mühsam, 2015
The Mystery of Distribution
(detail), Oil on canvas



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OVERVIEW SEPT 15 - JULY 2016




TOMISLAV NIKOLIC
"vestiges of now"

May 13 - July 16, 2016



SABRINA BELOUAAR &
MOHAMED BOUROUISSA
"Alfortville"
March 18 – May 7, 2016



SYLVIE ARLAUD & OTTO MUEHL
"THE HUMAN FACTOR"
Jan 29 - March
12, 2016



ERNESTO CÁNOVAS
ALIENATION PEACE

12.9.-27.11.2015

extended - 26.1.2016


X-CONTEMPORARY MIAMI
2.-6.12.2015
Sylvie Arlaud, Ernesto Cánovas, Thomas Draschan, Tom Hackney,
Frank Maier, Otto Muehl, Armin Mühsam, Daniel Schüßler, Edwart Vignot.




NEW ARTIST
We are very pleased to announce that Edwart Vignot has joined the gallery in November 2015.



YIA ART FAIR PARIS
22.10.-25.10.
Sylvie Arlaud, Ernesto Cánovas
Tom Hackney, Frank Maier.



VIENNACONTEMPORARY

24.9.-27.9.
Sylvie Arlaud, Ernesto Cánovas,
Thomas Draschan, John Giorno,
Tom Hackney, Frank Maier, Otto
Muehl, Armin Mühsam, Daniel
Schüßler.

 

 

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PAST
EXHIBITION

FRANK MAIER | MON AMOUR

May 22 - August 14, 2015


Drummer, 2015
Acryl auf Nessel, lackierter Holzkasten, Rahmenleisten
151 x 73 x 6,5 cm


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