Saturday 21 March 2020

Horst Keining / Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
Camouflage Beuys
283 x 210 cm
acrylic, silkscreen on canvas
(from d. Katalog Paris)

In his time, Gustave Courbet battled against received normative aesthetics and wanted to paint anything and everything — more than just ’things of beauty’. Warhol, too, would explore anything and everything for its value as pictorial material.  
His exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1968 bore the title, ‘ALL IS PRETTY’. For me, against the backdrop of art informel, Warhol was a revelation.

Horst Keining, 2020 

Horst Keining (DE)
Gottfried Wiegand
33 x 24 cm
synthetic resin on canvas

Saturday 7 March 2020

Jos van Merendonk / Martin Barré

Martin Barré
67 - AZ – 2
113 x 105 cm

When I saw Martin Barré’s (Nantes 1924 - Paris 1993) work for the first time in Paris in 1982 I was taken aback by the simple and brutal quality of the spray works. The vitality of the material as tool and idea was not just an eyeopener but has proven to be an ongoing influence. 

Jos van Merendonk, 2020

Jos van Merendonk (NL)
Detail Wall Installation 
Parts Project, The Hague