Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Frieze NY 2016 (Main section - Booth #A31)
For immediate release
At this year’s Frieze New York Galerie Peter Kilchmann is presenting a selection of new paintings and sculptures by artists from the gallery program with an emphasis on Latin American and European artists:
MONICA BONVICINI (b. 1965 in Italy)
Bonvicini’s work is concerned with power structures in architecture, social space and relationships. The large-format canvas „Portrait #14“ (2015), was produced in parallel with the sculpture series LATENT COMBUSTION on show at the Arsenale in the Venice Biennale in the exhibition „All the World's Futures“ curated by Okwui Enwezor.
HERNAN BAS (b. 1978 in Miami)
Using a wide range of brush types and techniques, Bas creates an overwhelming landscape held in unsettling pink, greens and greys. As in other paintings he places a young boy in the scenery, although this time he is not alone in the extensive foreground. He stands in the middle of a flock of birds, more precisely roseate Spoonbill, which live in the central Florida‘s Atlantic coast. With the title’s reference to an unclear relation, the figure invites the viewer to imagine a larger story.
FERNANDA GOMES (b. 1960 in Rio de Janeiro)
Gomes’ installations and sculptures are the condensed result of an intense investigation and confrontation with materiality, form, space and light, which can be derived from Brazilian traditions of Constructivism.
JORGE MACCHI (b. 1963 in Buenos Aires)
In his work, Macchi repeatedly deals with the interplay of absence and presence Time and music are repeating motives in his work; grand pianos and clocks become usual protagonists in his small drawings and watercolors. In a clear, poetic and subtle language, he provokes the viewer’s attention through transferring objects into different contexts, constructing in this way great tensions.
LOS CARPINTEROS (1971 & 1969 in Cuba)
Cuban artists Marco Antonio Castillo Valdés and Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez started collaborating as Los Carpinteros in the 1990s. Their artistic careers evolved in a cultural setting marked by the Cuban Revolution. Their sculptures and installations are at times monumental, stretching the concept of sculpture to include architectural constructions. Large-scale watercolors complement their body of work.
DAVID RENGGLI (b. 1974 in Switzerland)
David Renggli approaches with his new series „Floorplan Desire“ the medium that supports painting with a visual vocabulary that seems like a zoom into the structure of the canvas itself, its linen material. This works experiments with the possibilities of superimposing motifs on various levels and are inspired by floor plans. His early paintings behind glass already made use of the physical space between the glass and the backing medium to achieve visual effects.
JAVIER TÉLLEZ (b. 1969 in Valencia, Venezuela)
For almost two decades mental illness has been one of the main subjects of Téllez’ practice. Working often in collaboration with psychiatric patients, his videos, sculptures and installations are an attempt to challenge the stereotypes associated with mental illnesses.
Short History of the Gallery
Galerie Peter Kilchmann was founded in 1992 in Zurich. The gallery has a focus on artists working conceptually with socio- political and poetical topics. The second main focus lies on artists working in abstract or figurative painting. Represented are artists from Latin America, Switzerland, Europe and the United States. The gallery covers all fields of artistic expression such as painting, video, film and sculpture.