Jan Ros, Hein Spellmann

Under the title "City Site" the gallery will be showing new works by Jan Ros and Hein Spellmann from April 6 to June 9, 2018.

The paintings by dutch artist Jan Ros do not deny their photographic ancestry. Whether architecture, interiors or landscapes, the process of painting always begins with photographies, yet proceeds from there to question the special conditions required to (re)produce an object in the medium of paint. Jan Ros responds with a phenomenon that can be regarded as the central topos of modernity: the blur, the passage, the dissolution of the body and contours under fleeting observation. It is this perspective that makes his city views in particular look like landscapes seen from a passing car.

Hein Spellmann begins with detailed photographs of urban architecture and turns them into façade objects. His original interest was in Eastern European »Plattenbau«, made by prefabricated elements, but in the meantime he has expanded his architectural repertoire to include other forms and motivs, such as the façades of hotels and stairwells, or office buildings.

The realization of the objects, however, always follows the same principle: Hein Spellmann backs the color prints on foam, braces them with a block of wood, and finally seals them with a transparent layer of silicon, which gives his objects a sculptural, three-dimensonal form. By this he creates elastic wall elements, which, depending on the section, format, and color scheme, allow for different degrees of abstraction and narrative forms.

The exhibition opens on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 7 pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the show.