ART MIAMI 2017, Stand A 413
6.-10. Dezember 2017
One Herald Plaza (NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay) Miami, FL 33132 United States
Presented artists: Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Alain Clément, Corneille, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Johannes Heisig, Dietrich Klinge, André Masson, Roberto Matta, Igor Mitoraj, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Volker Stelzmann
Roberto Matta, Espacio de l'Especie, 1962 Oil on canvas, 135 x 116 cm This year’s highlight of DIE GALERIE’s booth at Art Miami is a cabinet exhibition on the great Chilean Surrealist Roberto Matta whose paintings represent dreamlike landscapes of the human psyche and influenced a whole generation of artists, notably the abstract expressionists Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, and Robert Motherwell. His abstract forms aimed ‘to make the invisible visible’ and stand out as pre-eminent masterpieces of 20th century abstraction.
Along with Roberto Matta DIE GALERIE is going to feature some of his artistic companions such as the surrealists André Masson and Max Ernst as well as the inventor of Art Brut, Jean Dubuffet. Works by CoBrA group artists such as Karel Appel and Pierre Alechinsky will round off the modern part of the presentation. 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.
In the field of contemporary positions, DIE GALERIE’s presentation will also focus on works by internationally recognized 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. Masters of contemporary art like the Berlin based artists Volker Stelzmann (born 1940) and Johannes Heisig (born 1953) will also be on display. The celebrated Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj (1944-2014) and German sculptor Dietrich Klinge (born 1954) complete this ambitious program.