13th June 2017 – 18th June 2017:

SCOPE BASEL

Axel Void, Elian Chali, Franco Fasoli,
Jan Kaláb, Pablo Benzo and Stohead

BC Gallery is pleased to announce its return to the SCOPE Basel Art Fair 2017. After a successful participation in 2015 with artists Axel Void (USA), Franco Fasoli (AR), Jan Kaláb (CZE) and Stohead (GER) this years program will additionally feature Elian Chali (AR) and  Pablo Benzo (CL). We cordially invite you to visit our booth A51 from Tuesday, 13th of June until Sunday, 18th of June at Webergasse 34 in Basel, Switzerland to see the latest artworks by the represented artists.

Please contact us at info@bcgallery.de for more information and at sales@bcgallery.de to receive a preview on the exhibited artworks.

13th May 2017 – 24th of June 2017 :

13 STROKES a solo exhibition by
Stohead

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BC Gallery is pleased to present „13 STROKES“ a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist STOHEAD. The opening reception will be on Saturday, May 13th, from 6 – 10 pm. The exhibition is open for public viewing through June 24th.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, 13th May, 6 – 10 pm

Artist is present.

Catalogue Request
Registration: rsvp@bcgallery.deFacebook-Event

 

Runtime

13th May – 24th June

 

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 pm

 

Address

BC Gallery
Libauerstraße 14
10245 Berlin
 

About 13 Strokes

Over the past several years, Stohead has successfully developed several different styles all based on his calligraphy. Combining his liquid smoke with calligraphy elements and adding his new strokes, he has taken his abstract painting to a new level in his latest body of works. As every style has its own accent, the main goal of the artist was to find a universal language to bring them together as apposed to inventing yet another new one. Creating the right balance was key to giving them new purpose within the composition and so to allow a coexistence with each other. Much as our multi cultural society tries to do today. With the title „13 Strokes“, the artist means to explain a certain minimalistic, restricted approach to his work and so to give careful thought to every detail of the painting. One might ask oneself as to why a certain element such as the liquid smoke which is very detailed in color, shape and depth and looks beautiful on its own is then partly covered with what seems to be a blunt yellow line or a round tip letter. The answer in this case is that the artist looks for more than just an aesthetic result to his paintings. Due to his experience in technique, composition and material Stohead is able to envision the exact size, position and color of additional strokes to achieve the tension and depth he is looking for. It takes a lot of confidence in the physical execution of said strokes. It will sometimes take him days of contemplating and practicing a certain element in the composition of a work even if it is „just“ a yellow line before it is actually added.

 

About Stohead

Through his years evolving as an artist, Christoph Häßler has gone through several stages of development in styles. Starting, as so many of his kind with graffiti, he naturally became accustomed to lettering and calligraphy. Scripture is the bearer of information, writing makes it possible to ban thoughts and feelings into a form and it is here where Stohead found his bridge between writing in the streets and the art form we have come to know in the past years. As with any good artist, the key is to constantly evolve and reinvent oneself without losing ones identity as an artist. Stohead has managed to do this over several years and several different styles by never discarding or breaking off one for the other but rather more intuitively by going back and forth between them. Starting off by taking his distinct round tip tagging style from the streets to the canvas, Christoph has since taken his writing through various stages of what he calls „decomposition“ of the lettering. Using several different techniques and often self-made tools, his works range from clear and strict letter patterns to the complete decomposition, which is commonly known as the „Liquid Smoke“ works. Taking inspiration from both ends has caused several distinct styles to evolve and to be used by the artist on a regular basis alongside each other. Stohead’s earlier productions also include a notable phase of sculptural works and installations which he has picked up again recently. Also to mention are his numerous organizational involvements in urban art events such as Urban Discipline or Dock Art just to name a few. With his constant presence and output, Stohead has achieved a stable market for himself with regular solo and group exhibitions around the globe.

 

29th June – 7th of October 2017:

„Pretension of Greatness“ by Franco Fasoli – JAZ

Franco Fasoli

BC Gallery is pleased to present „Pretension of Greatness“ a solo exhibition by Argentinian artist Franco Fasoli, showing his latest collages and sculptures. The opening reception will be on Thursday, June 29th, from 6 – 10 pm. The exhibition is open for public viewing through October 7th

 

Opening Reception

Thursday, 29th June, 6 – 10 pm

Artist is present.

Catalogue Request
Registration: rsvp@bcgallery.deFacebook-Event

 

Runtime

29th June – 7th October

 

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 pm

 

Address

BC Gallery
Libauerstraße 14
10245 Berlin

 

About „Pretension of Greatness“

Three years after his first solo show at BC Gallery,  Argentinian artist Franco Fasoli is back in Berlin with his latest artworks which are to be presented under the title “Pretension of Greatness”. Compared to the expressive and abstracted paintings exhibited in the past show which left the viewer with the feeling of balanced tension between movement and tranquility, the collages, which will be a major part of this exhibition are defined by a heavy restlessness. The enormous amount of motives, partially layered or squeezed in next to each other build up an extreme tension within the picture, catapulting the spectator right into a kind of obscure battlefield. This tension is not only defined by the density of motives but also by the semantics of materials, the technical thoroughness contrasting with the fragility of the paper. Additionally to the collage works, there also will be sculptures made of bronze and fabric. As a result the atmosphere is filled with contrasts and contradictions. Bronze, one of the highest rated materials concerning the material hierarchies in art is being forced into a fusion with fabric and is put through a sort of desacralization process and yet results in an outcome that appears even stronger than each on its own. Fasoli often relates his work thematically to his native country, Argentina. For this exhibition the influence of the historical alteration of his homeland, which did not only have to fight for independence, but also underwent many years of military dictatorships and has been kept in a perpetual state of change which in turn creates a very strong characteristic is clearly visible throughout all the artworks.

 

About Franco Fasoli – JAZ

Franco Fasoli alias JAZ, who‘s career started as a graffiti writer in the streets of Buenos Aires in the mid 90‘s has, over the years, developed his designs from a letter based to a more complex and figurative style which is determined by his unique way of mixing colors. Inspired by his work in scenography, Fasoli started experimenting with several quite unusual materials such as asphaltic paint, petrol, tar and limewhich allowed him to create his very own technique for mural painting that results in a watercolor-like luminescent but transparent effect. Through motives like lucha-libre-style wrestling or hybrid creatures like minotaurs that many times occur mirrored or aspart of a mass he is dealing with Argentinian culture and the issues that come with it. Usually they are locked in combat and attest tometaphoric violence or the bipolarity of the human mind. This is also reflected in his new technique with paper collages. Being able to develop new techniques without losing the strong nature of his vision is what makes Franco Fasoli be respected and successful in the art scene

Oktober 2017:

ELIAN CHALI