Actualités

Current show

MYTHOLOGIES, Athina Ioannou

26.10.18 - 22.12.18

Opening 26.10.18, 6pm-9pm 

Greek artist Athina Ioannou (1968), currently residing in Dusseldorf, maximizes and reinterprets painting with minimal and economic means. Her sensuous ‘abstract’ painting – which she prefers to refer to as ‘plus-painting’ – arises from the ‘intensification’ of ready-made carriers (canvas, felt, commercial textiles…) through the patient all-over saturation of her work with linseed oil. In this way, she creates canvases that lose their original color, become transparent and play freely with the light as well as the mostly white color of the underlying, supporting wall. Athina Ioannou sacralizes the banal; she transforms her ready-made textiles into profound art, and brings this about through a wide variety of formal applications. Her work is space-sensitive; animated by the changing, existing light that takes hold of the color, which is then altered and made unique with every change of the light’s intensity.

 

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Infos pratiques
Horaire
Tuesday
11am-06pm
Wednesday
11am-06pm
Thursday
11am-06pm
Friday
11am-06pm
Saturday
11am-06pm
Adresse
29 rue Van Eyck
1050 Brussels - Belgique
Contact
+32 2 647 55 16
info@irenelaubgallery.com
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Description
From 2008 to 2015, our first venture, Feizi Gallery, presented established Chinese artists in Shanghai and Brussels, focusing on projects engaged in controversial political and social issues. After 2015, the gallery’s focus turned onto Western and Eastern relations, presenting emerging international artists and new creation through curated solo or group shows. In 2016, a new project was born : Irène Laub Gallery. Our represented artists, often actively committed to questioning social spaces, present a very diverse body of work – inculding installation, video, sculpture, painting and drawing – and display pure and powerful aesthetics. In 2018, the gallery moved to a new location and developed an ambitious and subversive exhibition programme, dedicated to further a productive dialogue between artists, curators and institutions.