THE NEW BAROQUE
José León Cerrillo at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
May 4 – June 22, 2017
It is with great pleasure we announce the opening of José León Cerrillo’s second solo-exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, opening on Thursday 4 May between 5-8 pm.
Cerrillo 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.
Following on the previous exhibition THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY (2014), THE NEW BAROQUE by its very title continues the idea of seriality but also refers to the idea of the baroque as a self-cannibalising gesture. Where THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY dealt with language in relation to abstraction, THE NEW BAROQUE 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 has again transformed the entire gallery space, this time into a reflection upon itself and its history, revisiting it through memory as it were. Pushing the concept of the site-specific, freestanding wall-elements are covered with overlaid images of THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY; creating multiple memories, meanings, shapes and repetitions, taking the event of moment of perception and marking it, turning it into a symbol and returning it to literal flatness by doubling the sculptures as wallpaper, a monument in reverse.
In Echoes, several motifs introduced in the THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY are repeated to create new work. The thermoforms are imprints, to be read literally as such, as footprints in the sand or reliefs from a past action. Some signs mutate from flat to relief, some mimic posters for the past exhibition. Read more…
THE NEW BAROQUE José León Cerrillo at Andréhn-Schiptjenko May 4 – June 22, 2017 It is with great pleasure we announce the opening of José León Cerrillo’s second solo-exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, opening on Thursday 4 May between 5-8 pm. Cerrillo explores the possibilities of genuine abstraction through a wide range of media, from printed posters (Read more…)
Exhibitions at the Gallery José León Cerrillo, May 4 – June 22, 2017 Fall 2017 Future Revisited Carin Ellberg, August 24 – September 30, 2017 Annika Larsson, October 5 – November 11, 2017 Abigail Lane, November 16 – , 2017 Art Fairs Art Basel, Basel, June 15 – 18, 2017 Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, September 1 (Read more…)
LINDER at Andréhn-Schiptjenko March 9 – April 22, 2017 Andréhn-Schiptjenko proudly announces Linder’s first solo-exhibition at the gallery, opening on March 9 between 5-8 pm. This will be the first presentation of Linder’s work in Scandinavia. Linder is an internationally celebrated artist who applies the principles of collage to the visual languages of graphic design, (Read more…)
Francesca Woodman at Andréhn-Schiptjenko November 10 – December 20 2016 Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to announce the gallery’s first solo-exhibition of the work of Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), opening on Thursday November 10 and running through December 20 2016. Francesca Woodman was an American photographer known for her large and singular œuvre. Her photography exhibits many influences, (Read more…)
Selbst Dort Kristina Jansson at Andréhn-Schiptjenko September 29 – November 5 2016 Andréhn-Schiptjenko has the pleasure to announce Kristina Jansson’s second solo-exhibition at the gallery. The opening will take place on Thursday September 29 between 5-8 pm. Selbst Dort, oneself-over there, the self that is somewhere else: For Kristina Jansson this expression summarises both her (Read more…)