GROUP SHOW VOL. 1
25/01/2022 - 23/03/2022
Javier Ruiz, Jo Hummel
The Victor Lope Gallery is pleased to present its new group exhibition with its respective represented artists.
Mario Dilitz (1973 in Innsbruck, Austria) currently works and lives in Axams, near Innsbruck and Munich. He has a long career and his work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions. New York, London, Vienna, Brussels, Munich… He combines traditional sculptural knowledge and technical skills with current issues and in this way manages to create sculptures of great intensity and appeal. There is a contrast between the aesthetic beauty of his sculptures and the content of the subjects, in a profound confrontation with the vagaries of human existence.
On the other hand, the work of Jo Hummel (1982, Hampshire) is characterized by a collaged painted and paper surface in which she employs spontaneous variations of space, color and form. Although her pictorial collages have a physical and material character, the context is deliberately anthropological and Hummel’s works are inspired by human habits and behavior.
Max Gärtner (Heidelber, Germany, 1982) guides viewers through rich visual narratives involving captivating characters and symbols. The multidisciplinary artist captures impressions of the otherworldly with the intention of exploring human existence on a metaphysical level. Her quest to better understand consciousness and the concept of a multifaceted inner reality translates into depictions of “beings” that embody a sense of monumental power and complexity.
Malgosia Jankowska revisits one of her pictorial leitmotifs, the landscape. The fine brushstrokes of watercolor and Indian ink contrast people and nature. The discourse between the protagonists and the space in which they are set is developed in paintings of great depth. In them, the intense reddish tones coexist with the white mist that floods the Polish artist’s landscapes.
There comes a moment in the career of a realist painter when he decides the form his discourse will take, or rather, how equidistant it will be from the tradition in which it is based. For Javier Ruiz Perez, that identity has taken different paths, such as urban art or figuration in the strictest sense. Now, that vision of the world comes to us with nuances, such as a subtle renunciation of detail in favor of an expressive brushstroke committed to everyday life.
On the other hand, Iñigo Arregi‘s sculpture arranges planes in space, a terrain that can become rough without the proper training and discipline. Without them, the above becomes vertigo and the below becomes an abyss that attracts materials that, dangerously, can become ballast.
Finally, we present for the first time the work of Birte Horn (Düsseldorf, 1972). Her artistic action is closer to thought. Thoughts and images are free to move in all directions, they push each other and thus constantly intertwine to form new ideas. That translates into a great freedom where parts of reality come into play. The surface is a big theme in his work: it is the counterpart of space, but also the surface is a fragment, a complement and a subtraction of space, a promise to space.