Jacob Hoerner Galleries presents | Andrew Gritscher & Andrew Sibley | at Tête Prenzlauer Berg Berlin

Published by: Miriam Arbus for Jacob Hoerner Galleries | 26-Sep-2017
A rare opportunity in Berlin to view new work by Contemporary Austrian/Australian artist Andrew Gritscher and also a series of evocative paintings on Perspex and works on paper from the 1970s & 1980s by the renowned Australian artist Andrew Sibley.
Venue: Tête
Address: Schönhauser Allee 161A Prenzlauer Berg 10435 Berlin Germany
Web: http://jacobhoernergalleries.com/exhibitions/
Jacob Hoerner Galleries presents,
Andrew Gritscher
The Way Out of the Way Out
October 4 - 14 2017
Opening Night : 6-8pm Thursday October 5 2017
at Tête
Schönhauser Allee 161A
Prenzlauer Berg 10435
Berlin Germany


"The Way Out of the Way Out"
b. 1976 - , Innsbruck, Austria.
Currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

Andrew Gritscher is an Austrian/Australian artist acutely attuned to Contemporary culture, his ideas and musings on people and the world we live in are complex, informed and intriguing. Due to his innovative and inventive approach to his artistic practice it is not always possible to immediately comprehend what is being said or presented, there is a coded language in his work that is explicable only after a certain amount of the pieces of the puzzle are located. Gritscher"s intrinsically narrative works reward the patient mind - and eye - yet they are also so bold and overflowing with visual information that they arrest the viewer and invoke a sense of visual excitement on coming in contact with his multilayered constructions.

After months of dedicated time in his atelier in Melbourne, Australia, Gristcher has created an exceptional body of new work for exhibition at Tête in Berlin. For this The Way Out of The Way Out series the artist"s main medium is fabric - fabric that is stitched, unstitched, cut, patched, rearranged, added to, subtracted from - completely transformed into essentially three dimensional works that drape from the wall like a "Contemporary Tapestry" or "Soft Graffiti". At times works in this series are literally buttoned together to make a larger whole work comprised of parts. While his selection of materials appears limitless his work is cohesive and every visual clue intentional even if at times the edges are frayed, the materials look indiscriminately marked, placed or are hanging by a thread.

Hidden in the stitches of his sets of soft panels the content of what Gritscher aims to express is equally impressive, avoiding prescriptive, didactic, language to posit ideas and more benignly provoke or initiate responses.

Andrew Gritscher"s The Way Out of the Way Out is his third solo exhibition with Jacob Hoerner Galleries and first exhibition in Berlin. Gritscher is in the Australian Government"s Artbank Collection and in numerous private collections in Australia and Europe.
For further information: info@jacobhoernergalleries.com

Jacob Hoerner Galleries presents,
Andrew Sibley
Black & White
October 18 - 28 2017
Opening Night: 6-8pm Thursday October 19 2017
at Tête
Schönhauser Allee 161A
Prenzlauer Berg 10435
Berlin Germany

ANDREW SIBLEY Exhibition Biography

Andrew Sibley is an established Australian Artist who was critically and commercially successful for over six decades until his passing in 2015. Sibley is represented in all the major institutional collections in Australia as well as having had success in recent years in the International Contemporary Art market with his work being acquired by significant Private Collectors from Asia and the United States as a result of presentations at the Melbourne Art Fair 2014 & Art Stage Singapore 2015. Sibley was also a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University from 1967-1987 and Head of Painting at Monash University from 1990-1999. His mark and influence on Australian art, and the artists under his tutelage, is indelible.

The works to be presented this October in Berlin are a series of paintings on Perspex that were created in the mid 1970s, a series of works on paper from the late 1970s / early 1980s, as well as a set of two additional works also on paper from the late 1990s. The Perspex works in particular are indicative of Sibley"s avant-garde approach to art making during this period and are significant specifically to Berlin in that they were created at a time just after the artist undertook a residency in West Berlin in 1972. Sibley"s connection to Germany continued throughout his life with his first exhibition taking place here in 1970, then through his showing again in a solo exhibition in 1972, then in two more shows in the mid-1970s and later in the mid-1980"s where he showed on numerous occasions in Cologne. This upcoming presentation "Black & White" provides the first opportunity to see this important artist"s work in Europe since the late 1980s. Most significantly and most directly influenced by artists such as Beckman, Klee, Munch, Bacon and the like, Sibley"s affinity with German and European Art was based on more than just his exhibiting here. The impact of his connection to Europe, and understanding of the ideas that were explored by the major artists of the 20th century he followed and those that he was a contemporary of, remained a key part of on his work throughout his life and long illustrious career.

Andrew Sibley"s exhibition Black & White is his seventh solo presentation with Jacob Hoerner Galleries. Sibley is represented in all major institutional collections in Australia and Private Collections throught out the world, was senior lecturer at two of Australia"s most prestigious art schools and had three monographs written on him during his lifetime.

For further information: info@jacobhoernergalleries.com

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