HG Contemporary Announces
AUGUST: Respected and Impressive
A Mixed Show Featuring Artists Niclas Castello, Franz Klainsek, Olga Tobreluts, Massimo Agostinelli, Laura Kimpton, Jan Larsen, Conor Mccreedy, and Stickymonger
July 27th - August 30th, 2017
This will be a survey show of very unique talent featuring a variety of mediums and styles from sculpture to vinyl mastery, paintings and lithographs.
Mural made of vinyl stickers by Stickymonger, aka. Joohee Park currently on display in HG Contemporary
Stickymonger, aka. Joohee Park is most passionate about converting spaces into imaginary worlds by producing large murals of black “stickers,” cut from massive sheets of vinyl. She installs these murals piece-by-piece, creating cohesive images over galleries' walls and murals. Now based in New York, Park grew up in Korea. She usually represents themes like prejudice and anxiety through the large eyes of the little girls she depicts.
“Through My Veins,” a table painted by Franz Klainsek
Franz Klainsek is self taught American artist of Cuban / Austrian descent. He initially honed his signature painting style of obsessive movements of pointillism, scribbling, elusive symbols and characters in 2013. This started after his first residence deep within the Amazon Jungle of Peru, where he had spent months in isolation, practicing shamanism with the Shipibo Indians.
“William Shakespeare” by Massimo Agostinelli
HG Contemporary featured a solo exhibition by Massimo Agostinelli in 2015. The Italian American contemporary artist lives and works in Switzerland and developed his style after pursuing apprenticeships in typesetting, typography and other forms of printmaking. He specializes in drawing/painting photography and printmaking, primarily working with text-art using various forms of 'word-play' and 'visual poetry.'
“Focus” by Jan Larsen
Artist Jan Larsen will bring preview selections from his popular touring “pixelated fabric” series on anodized aluminum for the show. Jan studied art as process at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art after receiving degrees from Harvard and Oxford and studying at Columbia University. Returning to New York to begin painting in 1997, Jan built a global fine art practice with 4 brick-and-mortar galleries, advising clients on all aspects of collecting world-class work, representing them at auction, and lending work internationally in partnership with the US State Department, before turning to focus fully on production of his own work. He was delighted to debut his career with a well-received solo show at HG in 2015 called “Market Makers,” and now shows internationally, based in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
“Dollar,” a lenticular print by Olga Tobreluts
Olga Tobreluts was forefront in the digital art movement in Russia and was part of the Neo-Academism group of artists. She works with photography, video, painting and sculpture to explore adaptive evolution in human visual perception in the 21st century. Her work is defined by mastery of technique, with distinct lines and color choices that bring attention to the multifaceted nature of of any subject, suggesting “meditation on what is important and how the environment we live in affects us.” Olga lives in St. Petersburg while maintaining studios studios in Berlin, Germany and San Tagliamento, Italy.
“#” and “Rainbow LOVE” by Laura Kimpton
HG has brought back Selected works by multimedia artist Laura Kimpton, who had a solo exhibition in HG Contemporary this past spring. Laura works to invoke reactions from viewers through her art. She is continually exploring new mediums in her search for revelatory communication, incorporating photography, found objects, televisions, and paint.
Sculpture by Niclas Castello
Niclas Castello is a German artist who established his style with the street art movement in East Germany. He then joined the street art scene around INVADER in Paris before returning to Germany and deciding to move to New York to develop his career. He then spent two-years at the home of curator and performance artist Arleen Schloss, immersing himself in neo-expressionist compositions to develop his distinctive style known to today’s art community. He is now one of today’s most respected contemporary artists worldwide.
“The Rising Swan” by Conor Mccreedy
HG Contemporary’s front West room will continue to show paintings by Conor Mccreedy, where he has made one of the walls an artpiece in itself. Mccreedy cites the landscapes of where he was raised in Southern Africa, with "cobalt skies that meet the powerful Indian and Atlantic oceans, filled with endless shades of blue" as inspiration for his work. By using one color, he focuses on process, technique and material exploration, working to “transcend visionary barriers.” Based in Zurich, Mccreedy has sold out solo exhibitions internationally.
About HG Contemporary:
In 2014 Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim founded the HG Contemporary Gallery, which specializes in bold, process-oriented work by emerging and established artists. HG Contemporary is committed to developing its international program as a modern and contemporary art gallery by presenting ambitious and diverse exhibitions that emphasize both aesthetics and concept. Previous exhibitions held at the gallery have featured artists Stuart McAlpine Miller, RETNA, Jason Dussault, Raphael Mazzucco, Olga Tobreluts and Massimo Agostinelli. www.hgcontemporary.com