Günter Tuzina, New Works: 13 October – 17 November 2018

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition by German artist Günter Tuzina. The exhibition will show new works by him, both paintings and works on paper. The exhibition will open Saturday October 13 and will last until November 17. You can listen to an interview (in German) with Günter Tuzina by Robert van Altena on his work on line.

The very refined relatively small drawings and paintings by Günter Tuzina show the inheritance of the minimalist idiom of the sixties and seventies. His rectangle sized drawings in mostly dark blue, red and green colors look like windows. They are cut by expressive horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. These lines and angles are not quite perfect, which give them an emotional significance. It contrasts sharply with the anonymous, industrial perfection of Minimal Art.

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Paul Drissen: 23 November – 22 December 2018

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition THE PRESENT, PRESENT, PRESENT by Paul Drissen. He will show recent works, he made between 2014 and 2018. The present, the actual moment, is difficult to catch in painting, since each aspect of the medium always reflects the past. The exhibition opens Friday November 23 during Amsterdam Art Weekend (22-25 November) and will run through December 22.

Paul Drissen makes colourful paintings with casein tempera on canvas. He uses elements from the modernist tradition in an almost nostalgic way. Therefore, he used to call his paintings Ghostpaintings. His newest works are more collages than classic paintings. Cut-out and folded colour paper and found cloth are playfully pinpointed as ‘moments’ in a frame. A composition trying to find a way out of the past …

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