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„It´s the perfect marriage of the cornerstones of my art – capturing speed and energy, design, craftsmanship, precision ...
10/10/2019

„It´s the perfect marriage of the cornerstones of my art – capturing speed and energy, design, craftsmanship, precision and a strive for excellence.“ In the year of Bentley´s 100-year anniversary, Katrin Fridriks has collaborated with the luxury car manufacturer for the production of a one-off Continental GT.

As a tribute to Bentley's racing heritage and its craftsmanship, Fridriks covered the car with her artwork „Speed of Light-Commander“, imbuing it with a sense of speed and motion, even at rest. This artwork was chosen to perfectly merge, with its ebbs and flows, the beautiful lines of the car. With the company's prime focus being on speed, fine precision, and overall excellence, Fridriks' renowned revolutionary practice of capturing energy through her work is the perfect pairing.

Utilizing a limited color palette between black and white, the artist's intervention allows the bold lines of the car to come through her energetic liquid shapes. Starting with harmonious flowing marks in the front and accelerating towards splattering paint on the back, she is offering a different and unique appearance of the car depending on the variety of viewing points.

Katrin Fridriks' uniquely painted One Off Continental GT has been exhibited at the company's showroom Jack Barclay Bentley in London Mayfair during Frieze London.

photos: © Katrin Fridriks

Aaron Rose, Document (blue), 2019, Giclee print, 92,4 x 61 cm, edition of 5Part of the current exhibition AARON ROSE & N...
21/09/2019

Aaron Rose, Document (blue), 2019, Giclee print, 92,4 x 61 cm, edition of 5

Part of the current exhibition AARON ROSE & NATALIE KRIM, on view in Berlin until October 24.

07/09/2019

"Natalie Krim’s small intimate drawings and collages are soft and sweet, but there’s something incredibly private going on as well. We feel as though we’re being let into someone’s secret world, a place where forbidden desires are allowed to run wild, yet packaged in the sweetness of a teenage girl’s fantasy. The works trick you into believing that they’re about sex, but if one looks closer it becomes quite obvious that their surface sexuality is only a means of the artist leading us to distraction. Natalie Krim’s works are in fact deeply psychological and one could even say political." – Aaron Rose

Join us next week for the opening of the exhibition:

AARON ROSE & NATALIE KRIM
September 12 | 7 - 9 pm

with drinks & music selection by Gianna Thiess (eatandtreat.de)

05/09/2019

These works by Aaron Rose will be on view from next week at our gallery in Berlin along with works by Natalie Krim. Join us for the opening on Thursday, September 12 from 7 pm with drinks🍸and music selection 🎶 by Gianna Thiess (eatandtreat.de).

https://www.facebook.com/events/483987465769740/

Aluminium objects, bronze sculptures and abstract paintings mark a new direction in the creative process of Stefan Strum...
03/09/2019

Aluminium objects, bronze sculptures and abstract paintings mark a new direction in the creative process of Stefan Strumbel, who made a name for himself by exaggerating traditional and cult artifacts such as cuckoo clocks, anchors and crucifixes and reincorporating elements of Street Art and Pop Art. In his current work, which centers on bubble wrap, he has developed his leitmotif towards a more universal language.

This ubiquitous material symbolises the human desire to protect and safeguard things in transit or storage, be that values, content, convictions or emotions. Things that are carefully and conscientiously wrapped are automatically invested with an aura of preciousness and importance – as well as fragility.

Strumbel envelops everyday objects and cultural artifacts that are redolent of the idea of ‘Heimat’ in the protective plastic material. Among these objects are canvases, crucifixes, Madonna statues and his own cuckoo clocks which have long since acquired cult status. The diligently tied and taped packages, which provide no more than an inkling of their content, are cast in aluminium or bronze. In the process, the content loses its object character – Strumbel speaks of ‘non-objective works’ – and the packaging itself becomes a work of art.

The artist transforms the everyday material, which usually buffers objects of value against knocks and bumps, into something timeless and valuable. The object deemed worthy of such careful protection – space, the body, an idea, an emotion or a thought – finds its formal match in the indestructability of the material. Usually untitled, the works take on the character of guessing games and have enormous tactile appeal. Pondering the question what the protective wrapping might conceal almost inevitably leads us to consider our own values and valuables which we want to safeguard in these fast-paced globalised times. (Excerpts of text about Stefan Strumbel by Sebastian Steinhäußer, Museum Art.Plus.)

#LuziaSimons undertook two research expeditions in the Amazonas. The series “Humboldt has never been there” consists of ...
24/08/2019

#LuziaSimons undertook two research expeditions in the Amazonas. The series “Humboldt has never been there” consists of different perspectives of the rainforest photographed in a vintage polaroid film, whose aesthetics resemble the blurred contours reminiscent of old historical document material. The photos are dye-transfered directly to aluminum plates, using nacreous pigments.
#amazonas

All artworks © Luzia Simons, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

Günther Uecker is best known for his undulating reliefs using hammered nails, the signature medium he began to explore ...
22/08/2019

Günther Uecker is best known for his undulating reliefs using hammered nails, the signature medium he began to explore in the late 1950s. Active while Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana were similarly turning to nontraditional materials and techniques, Uecker joined the avant-garde Group Zero in 1961 with Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Influenced by studies of light, optics, oscillation, and electricity, Uecker has created series of “light nails” and light boxes, kinetic nails (including revolving sacks of nails), and kinetic installations and machines using sand and water. He also used nails to scratch motifs into wet paint and to turn furniture and objects into bristling sculptures.

The 9-piece portfolio „Friedensgebote“ deals with the peace commandments of the world religions and their common message. In sheet 4, he deals with the principle of religious commandments in the form of a combination of embossing and silkscreen printing, which make the written and unwritten word of God equally visible. Whether embossed or painted with fingers - Uecker equally points to the written essence of any religion or religious doctrine. In sheet 5, he uses the embossing print to refer to the prayer rug used in Islam, which serves Muslims as a ritual mat during daily prayer.

photos: (1) Günter Uecker, Ohne Titel, fünftes Blatt aus der 9-teiligen Mappe der Friedensgebote, 2016
(2) Günter Uecker, Ohne Titel, viertes Blatt aus der 9-teiligen Mappe der Friedensgebote, 2016

“In my work, I reproduce the convoluted process of thinking. Combining notions of confusion and clarity, my practice int...
17/08/2019

“In my work, I reproduce the convoluted process of thinking. Combining notions of confusion and clarity, my practice interrogates the logical incoherence of sense and sensitivity. Emerging from a vague vision, each artwork is constantly growing on multiple dimensions, time and space being of no measure. Part of my process is the imbrication of scattered thoughts as they convene in their cross-connectedness. First they seem randomly placed, but they are all concatenated, following a rhizome structure, where
the answer is to be found in the structure itself.

Inspired by Russian constructivism and contemporary architecture, my three-dimensional works are based on aspects of engineering and constructing. Preferably using simple material such as paper, cardboard and thin wooden sticks, I reconstruct manifested dream worlds. The process of building playfully and subversively contemplates the eternal search for a home, a sense of identity. By suggesting that aporia emboldens aspirations, my work reveals the dualism between confusion and clarity, connection and separation, image and self. In a permanent state of oscillation between self and circumstances, constant restlessness drives us to explore the limits of our own making of the world.“ – Oskar Rink

photo: Oskar Rink, Daddy, 2016, paper, cardboard, wood, aluminum, acrylic and spray paint
380 x 270 x 115 cm

currently on view at

ART BIESENTHAL
opening today 12 pm until Open End
https://www.facebook.com/events/721871391580348/

Kevin Earl Taylor paints moments of encounter, often pairing animals in contemplative moments. The subjects face off wit...
15/08/2019

Kevin Earl Taylor paints moments of encounter, often pairing animals in contemplative moments. The subjects face off with an air of mystery as they seem to be sorting out their place in the natural world and relationships to each other. These vignettes are subtle, yet suggest commentaries on our disappearing planet.

The artist’s fascination with animals, environment and human relations has led him to turn animals into humans in an anthropomorphic figure. The collective consciousness that makes us aware of other beings on the planet is incorporated in his paintings to tell a story of life and death.

„The objects I produce are interrogations. They exist as curious inquiries into the ostensible dichotomy between the human animal and mutating partitions of nature. Using painting as a language, I propose mysterious, abstract narratives which are simultaneously given ground by familiar, objective imagery. Amalgamating scientific, genetic and anthropological source material, I survey and ultimately depict hybrid landscapes where diverse aspects of human physiology mesh with the origins of species. Through the merger of these methods, my exploration into the creative process develops.”

photos:
(1) The Fountain, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 135 x 149 cm
(2) Pedigree, 2019, oil on canvas, 155 x 197 cm
(3) Apex (solo exhibition), installation view,2018, Circle Culture Berlin
(4) Archive, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 130 x 168 cm
(5) Kevin Earl Taylor, photo: Winni Wintermeyer

According to an idea of the Finnish architect and thinker Juhani Pallasmaa, our hands and the gestures they perform are ...
13/08/2019

According to an idea of the Finnish architect and thinker Juhani Pallasmaa, our hands and the gestures they perform are not only the result of our thinking. Because our hands are linked to our sense of touch, they participate in building our perception of the world as much as our thoughts do. They store experience of their own over time, and one that is detached from the experience accumulated, both consciously and unconsciously, by the mind. Depending on what we touch and use: materials, tools, temperature, texture, our hands memorise things that can then be expressed almost automatically. By relinquishing control, forgetting to conceive our gestures, we can fashion things without having first imagined them.

This abandonment of forethought to spontaneity is what Adrian Falkner has worked on. In contrast to his approach as a Graffiti writer, where the painting process has been highly controlled, precise and meticulous, Adrian Falkner is striving to attain a form of freedom by experimenting with thought-free – but not uncontrolled – gestures in his works. The idea of breaking loose from the chains of habit guiding his hand movement fascinated him to the extent of becoming the core focus of his paintings, that utilize pace and chance as active artistic devices.

20/07/2019

Lennart Grau, tales of a vagabond, 2019, acrylic and oil on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

Part of the exhibition „Nullmethode“, that is currently on view at our gallery in Berlin.

As a recurrent point of reference, Lennart Grau‘s work is questioning our society’s desires. While earlier works revealed the pursuit of prosperity, dominance and acknowledgment, his new works address the shift away from abundance and focus on the notion of striving towards freedom, informality, self-fulfillment and closeness to nature.

Dorothee Bär, German State Minister for Digitalisation, with the work “Together is my favorite place to be” by Stefan St...
26/06/2019

Dorothee Bär, German State Minister for Digitalisation, with the work “Together is my favorite place to be” by Stefan Strumbel at her office in the Chancellery. Last Sunday’s issue of FAZ.

Artist @fietestolte and curator @johann_haehling_von_lanzenauer introducing Fiete‘s conceptual work at the ‚Maison des T...
20/06/2019

Artist @fietestolte and curator @johann_haehling_von_lanzenauer introducing Fiete‘s conceptual work at the ‚Maison des Temps‘ exhibition at our Farm House in Alsace. #circleculture #fietestolte #contemporaryart @ Alsace, France

#galleryweekendberlin: MARCO REICHERT & LUZIA SIMONSOn the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin, we are pleased to present...
23/04/2019

#galleryweekendberlin: MARCO REICHERT & LUZIA SIMONS

On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin, we are pleased to present the solo exhibition "Humboldt ist niemals da gewesen" by Luzia Simons, as well as a special presentation with works by Marco Reichert. We look forward to seeing you!

April 26 – 28, 2019
Gipsstraße 11 | Berlin

Extended opening hours:
Fri 12 – 9 pm
Sat & Sun 12 – 6 pm

17/04/2019

Opening tonight:

BAUHAUS_SACHSEN exhibition at Grassi Museum Leipzig

with works by Oskar Rink.

Oskar Rink, LUX, 2019, oil on canvas, 180 x 140 cmis part of the exhibitionBAUHAUS_SACHSENGrassi Museum LeipzigApril 18 ...
10/04/2019

Oskar Rink, LUX, 2019, oil on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

is part of the exhibition

BAUHAUS_SACHSEN
Grassi Museum Leipzig
April 18 – September 29, 2019
Opening: April 17

#oskarrink #bauhaus #exhibition #bauhaussachsen

On behalf of THE SOLAR PANEL ART SERIES, we are pleased to invite you toTRANSITION EDITIONA charity exhibition at Hotel ...
30/03/2019

On behalf of THE SOLAR PANEL ART SERIES, we are pleased to invite you to

TRANSITION EDITION

A charity exhibition at Hotel de Rome for Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Foundation

Participating artists: Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Stefan Marx, Danni Pantel, Random International, Oskar Rink, Fiete Stolte, Karl-Luis Vossbeck

Curated by Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer

Opening: April 6 | 6 – 8 pm

Behrenstraße 37, Berlin
RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-guest-vernissage-the-solar-panel-art-series-transition-edition-tickets-59220765905

The exhibition features commissioned artworks that employ used solar panels as an artistic medium.

The artworks will be subsequently auctioned off with Paddle8 with proceeds going to Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Foundation, that provides clear, safe and sustainable light to school children and their teachers in Rwanda. The project by Solar Panel Art Series is under the patronage of Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie.

In partnership with: The Beam, TOA, Viessmann, DWR eco, Rocco Forte Hotels, Duve, Paddle 8, Circle Culture, Arts & Nature Social Club

photo: Jiri Georg Dokoupil

Come visit the solo exhibition "Humboldt ist niemals da gewesen" by Luzia Simons at our gallery in Berlin!The exhibition...
21/03/2019

Come visit the solo exhibition "Humboldt ist niemals da gewesen" by Luzia Simons at our gallery in Berlin!

The exhibition is comprised of installations, photographic works as well as drawings. The works on display deal with the nature of the Amazon rainforest, that the Brazilian-born, Berlin-based artist experienced on several journeys.

For the last day of the exhibition TEMPORA SHOWA by Inna Levinson, we warmly invite you to join the finissage with the a...
01/03/2019

For the last day of the exhibition TEMPORA SHOWA by Inna Levinson, we warmly invite you to join the finissage with the artist present.

Tomorrow, March 02, 3 – 5 pm.

German Art Professor and painter Markus Lüpertz getting an introduction to @stefanstrumbel‘ s newest work by Circle Cult...
22/02/2019

German Art Professor and painter Markus Lüpertz getting an introduction to @stefanstrumbel‘ s newest work by Circle Culture owner @johann_haehling_von_lanzenauer at @art_karlsruhe #markusluepertz #stefanstrumbel #johannhaehlingvonlanzenauer #newpainting #contemporaryart #circleculture

Come and visit TEMPORA SHOWA by Inna Levinson at our gallery in Berlin. The exhibition has been extended until February ...
25/01/2019

Come and visit TEMPORA SHOWA by Inna Levinson at our gallery in Berlin. The exhibition has been extended until February 28.

Tue 2 – 6 pm | Wed – Sat 12 – 6 pm

#innalevinson

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The team of Circle Culture wishes Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019.We look forward to seeing yo...
21/12/2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The team of Circle Culture wishes Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year.
Current exhibitions:

Inna Levinson | Tempora Showa
Gipsstraße 11 | Berlin
The gallery remains closed from December 27 - 29.

Hermann Nitsch | Mysterien-Malerei
Hotel de Rome | La Banca Restaurant & Bar
Behrenstraße 37 | Berlin

Adrian Falkner | Bad Swimmer
Bismarckstraße 98 | Hamburg
open by appointment

Last chance to see the exhibition "Mysterien-Malerei" at our gallery in Berlin until next Tuesday. Further works by Herm...
10/11/2018
Hermann Nitsch

Last chance to see the exhibition "Mysterien-Malerei" at our gallery in Berlin until next Tuesday. Further works by Hermann Nitsch are on view at Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel until February 2019.

26 Sep — 10 Nov 2018 at the Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin, Germany

27/10/2018

Go see the exhibition “The World on Paper” @palaispopulaire with a fascinating work by LAUREN SEIDEN via #circleculture

#Repost @palaispopulaire
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📸 Snapshot of Lauren Seiden’s “Truthfully Unfolding” (2015)
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We ask visitors of #TheWorldOnPaper what fascinates them about the works they photograph with their cell phones
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© Lauren Seiden, courtesy of the artist and Circle Culture
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#PalaisPopulaire #Art #ArtCultureSports #LaurenSeiden

20/10/2018
DW Euromaxx (Deutsch)

Celebrated gourmet chef Restaurant Tim Raue shared his favorite and inspiring spots in Berlin with the DW Deutsche Welle magazine Euromaxx, and came visit Circle Culture as well as Lennart Grau at his studio.

Thank you for stopping by, Tim!

English version: https://www.dw.com/en/euromaxx-edition-tim-raue/av-45952162

🍴⭐ Berlin-Tipps vom Spitzenkoch: Restaurant Tim Raue, Shootingstar der deutschen Kochszene, zeigt Euch SEIN Berlin:

We had an amazing night for the presentation of @adrian.falkner new works at our Hamburg showroom. Prof. Roland Buser he...
19/10/2018

We had an amazing night for the presentation of @adrian.falkner new works at our Hamburg showroom. Prof. Roland Buser held an amazing speech about eternity. The former Nasa scientific adviser and co creator of the Hubble telescope gave his energy to reveal spirits behind Adrian‘ s work. #awesomeness #artsandnaturesocialclub #circleculture all fotos by the great @ruedigerglatz @ Circle Culture Hamburg

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