Images above (left to right):
Nandipha Mntambo - Moonlit shadows 7, 2017 
Oil and gold leaf on canvas 
70 3/4 x 70 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (180 x 180 x 10 cm) 
Per B Sundberg - Kulle, 2014 
Stoneware 17 
11/16 x 12 3/16 x 10 5/8 in. (45 x 31 x 27 cm)

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NANDIPHA MNTAMBO AND PER B SUNDBERG [group-exhibition] at Galerie Hervé van der Straeten, Paris, October 19 – December 2, 2017

Andréhn-Schiptjenko has the pleasure of announcing an exhibition of new works by Nandipha Mntambo and Per B Sundberg at the invitation of Galerie Hervé van der Straeten in Paris. The exhibition opens on Thursday October 19 and runs through December 2.

Nandipha Mntambo’s signature material is cowhide and Mntambo explores intimate relationships, the challenges of the dichotomies of love and hate, attraction and repulsion, remain at the core of the artists oeuvre. This is particularly true of the sculptures wherein the process of cutting, molding and shaping the hide are clearly visible – creating forms where the void is as dense with meaning as the hide that encompasses it. Mntambo also does works on paper and paintings. Her paintings on canvas may be understood as a simple cation of the human form but are also studies of color and depth and are in many ways related to the sculptures as layered and translucent colors are used to create depth. Likewise, the works on paper using ink and cow hair are distinctive and painterly while referencing the sculptures in their materiality.

Nandipha Mntambo was born 1982 in Swaziland and currently lives and works in Johannesburg. She received her MFA from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town in 2007 and was awarded the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art in 2011. Mntambo was one of four artists shortlisted for the 2014 AIMIA AGO Photography Prize (Canada). Recent group-shows include The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, next at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC and What remains is tomorrow in the Pavilion of South Africa at the Venice Biennale 2015. ”Material Value”, a solo- exhibition of Mntambo’s work inaugurates the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, September 2017 – January 2018.

Per B Sundberg (b. 1964, Sweden) has been noted for his innovative and experimental attitude towards the ceramic material, pushing the boundaries for the possible, both artistically and technically. Challenging the perception of good taste, he has shown new ways for the ceramic art with his interest in the physical aspect of the ceramic material and that of different glazes. Prominent among his works are the ”Objects with Holes”, shapes resembling vases or urns without being utility goods, a theme he has explored since his days at the Orrefors glassworks (1994-2005), as well as his assemblage works, modelled on pre-existing porcelain gurines.

Per B Sundberg graduated from Konstfack University College of Arts in 1992. He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2014, he was awarded The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s grant for his groundbreaking work and techniques. In 2015 he had his first solo show at Andréhn-Schiptjenko and his works have been shown at institutions such as Magasin III Stockholm Konsthall, Röhsska Museum for Arts, Crafts, Design and Fashion, Gothenburg, Sweden and Gustavsberg konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Galerie Hervé van der Straeten gallery is located at 11, rue Ferdinand Duval, 75004 Paris
and is open to the public.

GALERIE HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN
11, rue Ferdinand Duval 75004 Paris
Tel. (+33) 01 42 78 99 99

OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday, from 10AM to 7PM. Saturday, from noon to 7PM.

For further information and images please contact Erica Wennerholm at erica@andrehn-schiptjenko.com.