5 Artists Whose Work You Should Look Out for This Month
We are looking at shows on view in Berlin, Los Angeles, Vienna, and even online.
March typically counts as one of the busier months in the art world, with the Armory Show, TEFAF Maastricht, and the opening of a sizable number of gallery shows.
But this year, the emergence of the novel coronavirus has cast a pall over the market, and emerging artists and smaller galleries are the ones most likely to feel the pinch.
So this month, we’re shining a spotlight on 5 artists whose work you might not know, but should. And you can see it on view in gallery shows and (perhaps most conveniently) online, through the Artnet Gallery Network.
Johannes Wohnseifer, “Fractured Memories”
at Meliksetian | Briggs
Time, it’s often said, seems to speed up as you age. That inevitable phenomenon is the inspiration behind “Fractured Memories,” Johannes Wohnseifer’s lively and brash second exhibition with the gallery. In nine new paintings, the artist reflects on his youth in the 1970s and ‘80s through depictions of corporate logos and products from the era, including Cherry Coke (released in the US in 1985) and the Rolex “Daytona” watch. In other canvases, he incorporates snippets of the press release from his first solo show 25 years ago in broken phrases that reflect the imperfection and incompleteness of memory.
Johannes Wohnseifer’s “Fractured Memories” is on view through March 21, 2020, at Meliksetian | Briggs, 313 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
at Agartha Art Gallery
Hungarian-born artist Rose Feller (born Rózsa Szűcs) calls herself a maximalist artist. Focusing on recycled materials and reused canvases, Feller transforms these humble materials into joyously colorful, often three-dimensional artworks. Her work is currently being offered through Agartha Art Gallery, an online venture that launched earlier this year, and—given current public health trepidations—might be a welcome venue for art collectors.
Rose Feller’s work is viewable online with Agartha Art Gallery.
Luisa Hübner and Anna Breit, “Ping Pong #3”
at Ostlicht. Gallery for Photography
Two compelling young Austrian photographers, Luisa Hübner and Anna Breit, are showing together in “Ping Pong #3,” an exhibition that bounces back and forth between Breit’s richly colored portraits and Hübner’s staged pastel scenes of women clad in gloves, goggles, and other retro-futuristic garb that feels strangely appropriate to our current moment. Also, be sure to look out for Breit’s whimsical and delightful photographs from her most recent series, the “Perfect Match,” in which she captures people consuming foods that match their ensembles—think a bright pink petit four paired with a fuchsia pencil skirt.
Luisa Hübner and Anna Breit’s “Ping Pong #3” is on view through April 9, 2020, at Ostlicht. Gallery for Photography.
Tamara K.E., “Ink Under the Skin”
at Aurel Scheibler
Georgian-born German artist Tamara K.E. doesn’t choose between digital and analogue, instead blending painting with Photoshopped images she then prints out and collages together. Here, in her first solo exhibition in Berlin, she’s created two monumental 32-foot-tall works, presented alongside a series of small-scale marker drawings, and two freestanding sculptures. These works meld disparate images that consider states of dissolution and evolution in an era of uncertainty.
Tamara K.E.’s “Ink Under the Skin” is on view through April 9, 2020, at Aurel Scheibler, Schöneberger Ufer 71, Berlin.
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