Frankfurt based Gallery DIE GALERIE attends ART MIAMI for the fourth time and features a spectacular selection of modern and contemporary masterpieces.
The exhibition showcases the gallery’s dedication to both influential contemporary artists and masters of modernism. For already 36 years, gallerist Peter Femfert has vouched for a sophisticated gallery concept:
“The breadth found in art is well beyond conceivability; the range of styles, techniques and statements incal-culable; the differences in quality immense. As a gallerist and art dealer, I see my responsibility as that of providing my clients all over the world with responsible and reliable encouragement and advice”, thus Peter Femfert about his work and passion.
A selection of gallery artists will be on view including 20th-century masters like Max Ernst (1891 – 1976), André Masson (1896-1987) or Roberto Matta (1911-2002) with exciting and rarely seen paintings and sculptures.
Another focus lies on the artist group CoBrA. Despite its very short period of existence (1948-1951), the artist group CoBrA is seen as one of the major catalysts in the development of European art after 1945. The pool of artists, sculptors and poets and their concepts of art and society are still viewed today as the dawning of a new era. Founded in 1948 in Paris by Asger Jorn, Christian Dotremont, Joseph Noiret, Karel Appel, Jacques Constant and Corneille, this European phenomenon grew to include a new generation of artists consisting of over 50 participants from 12 different nations. The name, CoBrA, represents the hometowns of the founding members: Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. The artists worked together to develop a new pictorial language free of all academic conventions. The key inspirational sources of their visual principles were the art of indigenous cultures, Norse mythology, the impartial simplicity of children's drawings, and the visual means of folklore. For ART MIAMI 2016 we selected a number of paintings by the major protagonists Corneille (1922-2010), Lucebert (1924-1994) Pierre Alechinsky (born 1927) and Carl-Henning Pedersen (1913-2007).
In the field of contemporary positions, our presentation will also focus on works by internationally rec-ognized contemporary artists including the French painter and sculptor Alain Clément (born 1941), whose paintings and sculptures stand in a close dialog with each other, striving to merge color and light into a single indissoluble unity. After a successful first presentation of his work in 2015, we look forward to tie-up with new works in this year’s edition of ART MAIMI. Other masters of contemporary art like the Berlin based artists Volker Stelzmann (born 1940) and Johannes Heisig (born 1953) as well as the celebrated Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj (1944-2014) and painter Jan Voss (born 1936) complete the ambitious program.