New York, NY – HG Contemporary is pleased to host an exhibition of new works from a private collection by German artist Holger Meier AKA ‘Kinki Texas’ entitled Unraveled opening Thursday June 6, 2019 and running through Friday, June 28, 2019.
Unraveled is comprised of raw, somewhat unrefined appearances of heroes and anti-heroes; matched by the roughness of the painterly gesture with which they have been captured by the German artist on the
canvas or the paper: there is no trace here of a meticulous painting style; instead the works, large-scale
canvases in vibrant colors, have a crude garish finish. Presented in five large-scale paintings and sixteen
drawings, the visual motifs in Kinki Texas´ universe are characterized by their reference to landmark
history, psychology, culture and art history. These motifs are accompanied by written words, some of
which have been sprayed on, others scratched or written with pen into the top layers of paint. The singing
cowboys, warrior crusaders, bandaged partly skeletal figures, may appear to have been quickly dashed
off, but have in fact been developed over a period of months if not longer. Their lengthy process of
creation is only revealed on closer inspection, when the different stages of the picture’s evolution and it´s
details, can gradually be traced.
While Kinki Texas has a very particular theme and subject matter in mind when he begins working on his
pictures, he also reacts to what happens during the painting process and day of work, with the result that
the development of the images can take unexpected and surprising turns. He paints, sprays, writes, wipes
and scrapes away until he reaches a state where any additional painterly touch would overload the image,
but any missing one would make it seem unfinished. It is all about the right balance in the chaos.
The heroic figures in “Kinki Texas Space” (what the artist calls his creative universe) draw as much
inspiration from the comic genre as it does from history books, employing means of depiction borrowed
from graffiti, trash and punk culture as well as from centuries of history painting. Their appearance ranges
from slightly odd to truly bizarre and grim; some of them have a warlike, and at times, rather frightening
demeanor. They confront the viewer with loaded guns, pose in suits of armor with swords drawn and
chains or like Native Americans on horses with headdresses, bows and arrows.
About Holger Meier AKA Kinki Texas
Holger Meier alias ‘Kinki Texas’ is a German Contemporary artist living and working in Bremen. He has
been concentrating on three-dimensional animation, video installations and music videos however it’s in
drawing and painting that his ideas will always be born. The movement of brush and pen giving life to his
About HG Contemporary
HG Contemporary is a global fine art gallery founded and curated by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim in the
United States and Europe; cities New York, Madrid, Napa Valley and Brooklyn. Hoerle-Guggenheim has
built a reputation for identifying and cultivating artists worldwide and producing shows that embrace
groundbreaking aesthetics, concepts and visual expression.
Hoerle-Guggenheim has an unparalleled eye for quality, combined with a distinct skill for nurturing and
promoting new art. He exhibits both internationally and locally acclaimed artists whose processes
and backgrounds are unique, diverse, and relevant. HG Contemporary prioritizes personal
investigation and individual narratives with a mission to create value for art collectors and artists
alike. This commitment carries an innovative and clear vision about producing exceptional art exhibitions
as well as a deep understanding of visual culture's function within and beyond the walls of the gallery.
Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim and HG Contemporary has represented artists and produced exhibitions
featuring AICAN, Alison Jackson, Arsen Savadov, CÉVÉ, Dan Eldon, Doug Menuez, Jan Larsen, Jason
Dussault, Laura Kimpton, Massimo Agostinelli, McCrow, Mehwish Iqbal, Nelson Saiers, Natvar
Bhavsar, RETNA, Salvador Dalí, Simon Zabell, Stuart McAlpine Miller, Tim Bengel, Zurab
Tsereteli among many others. Philippe is also known for curation beyond HG Contemporary walls;
partnering with brands like Aston Martin and Louis XIII and street artists like Kobra; curating mass
projects across the globe.
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