„Stillleben“, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 140 cm, 2019.
BC Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition „Stillleben“ with new works by
Agostino Iacurci. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Berlin.
18th of May – 29th of June 2019
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 pm
About the Show
Agostino Iacurci will present a new body of paintings and works on paper inspired by his daily walks across the streets of the residential neighborhoods of Berlin Charlottenburg and the observation of its shops and houses windows, where tropical plants are carefully lined up together with products, random objects and memorabilia from the owners. His images don’t refer to any place in particular, since he is more interested in the way objects are arranged and organized and how the plants stand behind the glass and shape up within the frame of the windows, chasing the little sun or the artificial lighting of the room. Alongside the paintings, he will present a new, tailor-made version of his iconic wooden plant that connects the two levels of the gallery space. Iacurci’s work is defined by clear and simple compositions and flat shapes. Colors like blue, white, black, and terracotta carry like a thread to the entire work. Despite the clarity of the elements and synthesis of forms, he generates dream-like images that evoke mystery and originate their own narrative.
About the Artist
Agostino Iacurci (Foggia, 1986) is an Italian-born, Berlin-based artist. His practice embraces a wide range of media including painting, mural, sculpture, drawing, and installation. Iacurci’s works are defined by clear compositions and bright colours, blurring the boundaries of figuration and abstraction. Primarily interested in everyday objects, his clean language conveys multiple layers of interpretation. Iacurci combines his artworks with scenographic spaces, to overcome the limits of painting and thus transform the perception of a given environment. His work has been shown in many exhibitions, festivals and projects in Europe, USA, Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Australia, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Recent exhibitions include: Urban Art Biennale 2017, Völkinger Hütte, European Centre for Art and Industrial Culture, Germany; Cross the streets, Museo Macro Roma, 2017; FADA, House of Madness, The Watermill Center, New York, 2016; 16° Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milano, 2016; Codici sorgenti, Palazzo Platamone, Catania, 2015; From Street to Art, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY, 2014; Artmosphere, Urban Art Biennale, Artplay, Moscow.
BC Gallery is pleased to announce „ABSENT REALITY“ a duo exhibition by Berlin based artists Cecilia Pape and Moritz Neuhoff. We would like to invite you to the opening reception on Thursday the 29th of November, 18 – 22 h.
29th of November – Feburary 23rd
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 pm
About The Exhibition
Though each using a different approach with abstract painting styles both artists manage to create a sense of space in their paintings which seems to pull in the viewer to an altered state of mind. Like in a photographic image a depth of field is created through blurriness of the background and careful placement of shapes, forms and gestures in the foreground. Viewing the mostly large format works is like looking through a stained window, knowing there is something behind it but one can’t quite grasp it or like being in a dream where everything seems real und not real at the same time, intangible but ever present. The works display an absent reality which seems to surround us more and more in our everyday world.
About Cecilia Pape
DIV, Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 160 cm, 2018
Cecilia Pape, born 1986 in Göttingen, Germany, currently working and residing in Berlin, Germany. She studied painting, drawing and printmaking at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and also a semester at the Spanish Universidad La Laguna in San Cristóbal de La Laguna. In her paintings, Cecilia works with geometrical shapes and forms, bodies, lines and figurative elements to create a composition full of harmonious tension. The way the objects correspond to and with each other creates a coordinated play of hinted perspective and humorous depth. Adding to this the confrontation of space to the layering of paint results in a concentrated language of the painting. The finished constellations contemplatively but decisively rule the diffuse and multilayered empty spaces and show a world where every component seems simultaniously disconnected and connected at the same time. Since 2017 Cecilia is Prof. Wolfram Adalbert Scheffler’s master apprentice.
About Moritz Neuhoff
Blur, Acrylic on Canvas, 250 x 200 cm, 2018
Moritz Neuhoff, born 1987 in Osnabrück, Germany, focuses his work mainly on three key elements of painting: color, light and the depiction of space. Not limiting himself to the classic painting techniques he often resorts to rather unusual tools that offer themselves to artists nowadays. At a first glance his mostly large format works give the illusion of being something they are not and in realising this one inevitably comes to the conclusion of it having to be digitally produced or in some way non humanly produced by machines and yet, after a closer look, the work reviles itself as truly and thoroughly painted by hand and the human body with its proportions and motions becomes the visible creator. Moritz Neuhoff studied at the Kunsakademie Münster and was master apprentice of Prof. C. Völker in 2016. He currently works and resides in Berlin, Germany.
13th of June 2017 – 18th of June 2017:
Axel Void, Elian Chali, Franco Fasoli,
Jan Kaláb, Pablo Benzo and Stohead