28 Mar - 09 May 2015
28 March – 9 May 2015
Dedicated to current tendencies in contemporary painting Galerie Bob van Orsouw presents the group show CURRENTCURRENT. The exhibition on the one hand looks to bringing together a group of four international artists exploring abstraction, whether it is in a more gestural manner or with a conceptual approach. Furthermore CURRENTCURRENT explores the works of guest artists on the basis of artist invitations: presented for the first time in Switzerland is the work of Evi Vingerling, invited to partake by gallery artist Klaas Kloosterboer, similarly on view for the first time at Galerie Bob van Orsouw is the painting of Svenja Deininger, who in turn included the work of Walter Swennen.
Abstract painting comes with its own noble provenance, which is the heart of its foundation: Kasimir Malevich’s non-objectivity, Josef Alber’s repetition, Frank Stella’s reductivity or Mark Rothko’s sublimity, Jackson Pollock’s expressionistic gesture and Agnes Martin’s Taoist investigations, or Daniel Burren’s integrations, to name a few. It exists in a sensorial vacuity, “wedged between digitised media, a mental impression of an interior state, and the sights and sounds of the exoteric world” (Max Henry). Though of different generations and with unrelated emphases as their onsets, CURRENTCURRENT draws a fine line from one artist to the next. Whether it is a physical approach or more intuitive, a casual materiality or defined precisions, characterised by an understated and layered complexity or an instantaneous bold statement, the works on view present the diversity of modern traditions in abstraction drawn together by the questions of quintessence of painting and its essential gestures; the inevitable flow and current variety of painting›s endless potential.