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JOSÉ LEÓN CERRILLO at abc art berlin contemporary, September 18-21, 2014

The New Psychology – José León Cerrillo at abc art berlin contemporary, September 18 – 21, 2014

Andréhn-Schiptjenko proudly announces the gallery’s participation in abc art berlin contemporary where a sequel to José León Cerrillo’s much acclaimed premier European solo-show The New Psychology will be presented.

Using language – as system of meaning with inherent flaws and implied power structures – as a starting point and drawing from graphic ideologies, linguistic systems, constructivism, geometric abstraction and modernist iconography, Cerrillo explores the possibilities of genuine abstraction through a wide range of media, from printed posters to sculpture, installations and performance.

The abstract is by definition un-representable. In his work, Cerrillo regards the concretization of the abstract as a series of failed forms; a representation of a void or an absence that inevitably points to yet another thought that is again abstract. His installations as a whole could be a way of analysing the transformation from the abstract to the concrete and the necessary representations of it through language.

José León Cerrillo (born 1976) lives and works in Mexico City. His first European solo-exhibition took place earlier this year at Andréhn-Schiptjenko in Stockholm and was met with great acclaim.

Cerrillo received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and MFA from Columbia University, both in New York. Recent projects include The Wittgenstein Suite, 2013, in collaboration with Sara Lunden, a series of songs and performances based on elements from Wittgenstein’s book, Bemerkungen über die Farben (Remarks on Colour) and EXPO 1: New York, MoMA PS1, New York + Triple Canopy, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Klaus Biesenbach, New York. His work has been shown in Sweden within the context of the groupshow Abstract Possible, Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, the 2012 iteration of a the Abstract Posible presented in 2011 at the Museo Tamayo, curated by Maria Lind.

For further information and images, please contact the gallery.

Contacts at the fair:

Ciléne Andréhn       +46 70-744 54 18
Ebba von Beetzen   +46 70-344 47 45