LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK 2019 | 8.11-10.11
We are excited to announce our participation at Luxembourg Art Week 2019, that is celebrating its fifth edition.
We will present a selection of artists with international established names such as Andy Warhol and Raymond Hains, as well as young emerging talents Martin Paaskesen, Eric Mangen, Roger Wagner and Soumisha Dauthel.
Selection of artists:
Born in 1928 - 1987 in America, lived in New York.
Andy Warhol was an American painter, graphic artist, designer, filmmaker and the main representative of Pop Art. The first paintings were created in 1960, until then Warhol earned his living as a commercial artist for fashion magazines, illustrator and window dresser. Andy Warhol's works are mostly images of ordinary everyday objects or events. In truth, he searches for the signs of the decay of the consumer and mass culture of his time. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics.
Born 1926 - 2005 in France, lived in Paris.
Raymond Hais is widely regarded as one of the most important French artists and joint founder of the Nouveau Réalisme movement (1960) of the second half of the twentieth century. Along the experimental work on photography and film that he first developed in the 40’s and 50’s, Hains is well-known for his affiches lacérées: from 1949 he started to use found torn posters from the streets in creating hypergraphics and ready-made « paintings". Hains’ work explores the world through its underlying linguistic framework, applying himself to the freedom of destruction and reinvention that language itself allows him. Defining himself as an inventor rather than an artist, Hains based his methods on deductions and comparisons, starting out from a systematic creative deconstruction of the world around him.
Born 1987, lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark.
Martin studied at Odensee Theater school where his interest in art and painting increased in intensity.
With his impulsive and neo-expressionist approach he channels his upbringing and his experiences. His images are characterized by an unpretentious and naive approach to art; an approach in which the viewer can form his own storytelling. The artist opens his mind and lets the imagination flow as he paints. There is nothing right or wrong, and it does not always make immediate sense. But it always puts the viewer's imagination in gear.
Born 1983, lives and works in Luxembourg.
Eric Mangen is a Luxembourg-based abstract artist. His approach towards abstraction is deeply rooted in graffiti to which he became drawn in the late 1990s. The completion of an artistic work process and the subsequent separation from the individual work are like a release, both for the artist and for the canvas. Eric Mangen’s materials are his sparring partners: the composition of the motif is followed by its destruction, reduction or redesign. The artist and the motif view each other as equal partners who have set themselves tasks. And each time it’s a test of bravery how soon you can let the other go? The artist’s powerful, abstract and gestural approach to painting, which is very much about movement and energy and in close relation to action painting, generates a dynamic and rhytmic yet poetical and sculptural body of work.
Born 1960, lives and works in Paris, France.
Soumisha Dauthel’s education included courses in political science, literature, and art, while the vast majority of her current practice can be attributed to self-directed learning and experimentation with different media. The artist paints with great freedom of expression on canvas or very thick paper. She incorporates gestures of colour and physical experiences of painting. Another phase of creation is the more mental period, where the gaze will validate the rapprochement of some paintings between them. The artist seeks "a disharmonic harmony".
Born 1962 in Dudelange, lives and works in Luxembourg. In 2007, he was awarded the « Monika-von-Boch » award for photography. Roger Wagner’s artistic work can be described by the ambiguous term "photorealism". He belongs to a generation of photographers who, in the 1990s, encountered the genre of "landscape photography" through a new concept. Wagner's photographs captivate the viewer with their astuteness in many regards. With an analytical eye, he chooses his motifs and creates his moment of reality. These are scenarios that subtly and ironically capture the interdependence of man and nature. At first glance, the razor-sharp, mostly large-format photographs appear unambiguous and objective, but their precise composition bears witness to a tremendous poetic condensation.