ANDRÉHN-SCHIPTJENKO at Independent New York, March 8-11, 2018
Andréhn-Schiptjenko is delighted to announce their participation at Independent Art Fair, taking place at Spring Studios in New York. We look forward to welcoming you in our booth, focused on two distinctly different forms of abstraction in the work of José León Cerrillo and Nandipha Mntambo.
José León Cerrillo (b. 1976, Mexico) explores the possibilities of genuine abstraction through a wide range of media, from printed posters to drawings, diagrams, sculpture, installations and performance. 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 certain contradictions in the way we think about abstraction: namely language. At Independent we will exhibit works from his most recent series THE NEW BAROQUE that explores those limits of language as repetition and turns the void into an abyss of content. Continuing his exploration of space, perception, and interpretation Cerrillo’s presentation will include both sculpture and two-dimensional works.
Recent projects by Cerrillo include Undisciplined Interludes at LIGA, Mexico City, Okayama Art Summit, curated by Liam Gillick and the Gwangju Biennale, curated by Maria Lind, in 2016 as well as Registro 04, at MARCO Monterrey, Mexico and The New Museum Triennial, curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin, in 2015.
Nandipha Mntambo (b. 1982, Swaziland) works with sculpture, painting, video and photography and has become well-known for her exploration of intimate relationships; the challenges of the dichotomies of love and hate, attraction and repulsion, remain at the core of her oeuvre. Her paintings on canvas may be understood as a simplification of the human form but are also studies of colour and expanse and are in many ways related to her sculptures as layered and translucent colours are used to create depth.
A solo-exhibition of Mntambo’s work was recently on view at the much-anticipated Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town and her work has in the past year been exhibited in group shows at institutions such as Brooklyn Art Museum, Fowler Art Museum LA, the Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin and Tel Aviv Museum of Art to name a few.