NORDNORD - Hamburg positions: 1010, Wojtek Klimek, Elmar Lase, Gosia Machon, Dragan Prgomelja, Johan Schäfer

18 November - 19 December 2021
Overview

In November, Galerie SOON in Zurich will be hosting five artists who attended art school together in Hamburg at the beginning of the millennium, were influenced by the city and developed in different, exciting directions. The influence of the city, the school and a long friendship between the artists will be explored together in the exhibition. More about the exhibition and the artists will follow soon here on the website.

 

With the cool temperatures from the north, also reach us new works from Hamburg. From mid-November, the SOON gallery shows six artists from the Hanseatic city, this wonderful city of the North. The six artists are friends, they have studied together in Hamburg, lived together and were influenced by the city. The friendship lasted through the 15 years after their education, while their art evolved in different and individually exciting directions.

In his works, the artist 1010 makes use of the art-historically known concept of the illusion of "holes", opening up to the viewer a two-dimensional entrance into another world. In contrast, Wojtek Klimek's paintings, which seem quiet yet are charged with tension, take hold of the viewer. Elmar Lause's art combines different visual worlds inspired by videogames and graffiti art, whereas Gosian Machon's artistic view of the world, fascinated by its unknowns, makes you question your own existence. Dragan Progmelja's works testify to a sophisticated finesse. With the finest gradations he moves in the spectrum of the color black and creates forms that create aesthetic tension and through which everyday things are transformed into geometrically abstract entities. In contrast, Johan Schäfer's surreal-looking paintings, inspired by the advertising and media industries, bear witness to an incredible irony and question manipulative marketing and the everyday flood of information in an ironic way. Everyday objects are snatched from their familiar surroundings and arranged in new compositions.

In the exhibition NORDNORD - Hamburger Positionen we show new works by established artists* and go in search of hidden connections from the common education, connecting elements in inspiration or the works of this diverse group of long-time friends.

 

Visitation / Opening

Vernissage:

November 18th 2021, 6pm to 9pm

 

Opening Hours:

From November 19th till Dezember 19th 2021

THU&FR from 6pm to 9pm

SA 2pm to 6pm

SO 12am to 6pm

It is also possible to visit on other dates on request, please send an email to info@galerie-soon.ch or book an appointment HERE in advance.

 

 

Address:

Galerie SOON

Sihlquai 125

8005 Zürich

The entrance is located on the side of the building and is well marked. The exhibition is on the 2nd floor. Unfortunately, there is no elevator.