“Rudolf Stingel”

Rudolf Stingel exhibiting at Sadie Coles HQ

From 4 November to 18 December 2015, the London gallery Sadie Coles HQ welcomes for the fifth time artist Rudolf Stingel, for an exhibition inaugurating the new spaces of the gallery in Mayfair, London. Six identical size square paintings are exhibited in the spaces of Sadie Coles HQ in Mayfair and Soho, where Rudolf Stingel examines the translational aspect of painting, which transforms the initial photographic medium, characterised by a snapshot, into a nostalgic reflection on time. The subjects of these works are animals caught in their natural habitat – a fox, a fish, or a woodpecker extending its head from a tree trunk, which are derived from a German calendar where each month is represented by a regional animal. He reworks colours to make them paler, until they become a shade 0f grey. Playing on bringing together plans and strong compositions, he keeps the alterations of materials on the surface. Rudolf Stingel plays on the perception of art and questions the creative process. Rudolf Stingel was born in 1956 in Merano in Italy. He lives and works today between his native country and New York. Earlier in the year, the Gagosian Gallery, which has represented the artist many times, exhibited him in Hong Kong and New...

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A palace for Stingel

Venice, 2nd May 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). While the 55th Venice Biennale is scheduled to take place soon, the Palazzo Grassi is completely invested in the promotion of the works of artist Rudolf Stingel, from 7 April to 31 December. The estate of the French businessman and avid collector, François Pinault, allows the artist to freely express his creativity within the 5,000-sqm space at his disposal. The exhibition thus invades the atrium and the two storeys of the palace. The works that are presented include some original artworks, some recent creations as well as a large installation. On the last floor of this majestic building, the artist displays some small-sized oils on religious themes, representing madonnas and saints in an ultra-realistic manner. For the occasion, the rooms of the palace are covered for the first time, from the walls to the flooring with a printed carpet featuring oriental motifs. The event thus presents more than thirty paintings from worldwide collections, including those of the artist and of François Pinault, the owner of the place. The first storey presents a series of abstract paintings created between Merano and New York, portraying a personal rendering of the city of Venice, of its historical, architectural and artistic...

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