PAST

 

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

 

CHRISTIAN MEGERT

March 9 - April 28

 

Christian Megert, born in 1936 in Bern, is a Swiss visual artist and a member of the German 1960’s Group ZERO. 

 

At the end of the 1950s he began incorporating mirrors as his main medium to experiment with the reflective effects of light, creating illusionary constructed environments and dynamic art spaces challenging the viewer’s perspective and sensation of continuity and infinity. 

 

CHEN RUO BING

 

May 11 - June 30

 

Chen Ruo Bing, born 1970 in Nantong, is a Chinese artist whose abstract color painting merges Eastern tradition and Western contemporary art. 

 

The quiet abstract paintings by Chen Ruo Bing provide a contemplative respite. Working on medium-size canvases, he creates simple compositions: grids of gray boxes centered on monolithic forms and, in one case, a square delineated by four purple brush strokes on a yellow field. The main interest lies in the rich colors stained into the canvas, which glow with Rothko-esque incandescence. The work is a fine blend of formalism, hedonism and transcendentalism.