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Established at the turn of the century by Niklas and Daniela von Bartha, the London-based gallery, Bartha Contemporary, places a strong emphasis on non-figurative and conceptual works by mostly established American and European contemporary artists. Hailing from the second generation of the art-dealing von Bartha family, Niklas, along with his wife Daniela, maintains a retrospective look at underappreciated modernising movements of the past in the gallery programme, whilst championing the latest works of contemporary artists.Read More
Beginning in a small space on Lancaster Road in Notting Hill, the gallery’s early mainstays were Beat Zoderer, Winston Roeth, Frank Gerritz, and Jill Baroff. Outgrowing the Lancaster Road space, the gallery moved to central London’s Fitzrovia art district. In 2019 the gallery relocated again to its current space in an ornate Georgian mansion on Bury Street near St James Palace.
Showcasing a range of artists, mostly from Britain, Europe, and the United States, the gallery, on the one hand, presents seminal artists and works from lesser-known 20th-century art movements while on the other also focusing on contemporary art.
Bartha Contemporary represents 24 varied, established international artists. Included within its roster are Zoderer, Roeth, and Gerritz along with Clay Ketter, Hartmut Böhm, Julia Mangold , Mike Meiré , Stefana McClure, Alan Johnston, Phil Sims and James Howell. They are joined by mid-Career artists such as Allyson Strafella and Giulia Ricci. Other ‘non-stable’ artists invited to exhibit include English glass artist Anna Dickinson, American painter Kate Shepherd, prominent Argentinian sculptor Enio Iommi and Japanese multi-media artist Takashi Suzuki.
Exhibitions and fairs
On the international art scene, Bartha Contemporary participates in major art fairs such as ESTE ART, artgenève, Art Düsseldorf, and ART COLOGNE. Working collaboratively, the gallery’s artists have also exhibited in European art institutions and galleries including Berlin’s Mies van der Rohe Haus, the von Bartha Collection, in Basel, the Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Stockholm’s Moderna Museet, the Musée Tavet-Delacour in Pontoise, France, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen and the Wilhelm Morgner Museum in Soest. In addition to advising several private German museums, Niklas sits on the board of the Conceptual Art Foundation (SKK) Soest and is an advisor to the board of The James Howell Foundation in New York.
Frank Gerritz is a sculptor, but this isn’t immediately apparent from a cursory glance at his most recent work. The artist’s current exhibition at Bartha Contemporary in London, MDF (13 May – 2 July) includes pencil drawings on MDF alongside recent drawings on paper. A concurrent and related exhibition at the...
Who has been the biggest influence on your work? Josef Albers. Looking at your wall installations, what is it that lead you to create works in this style? My first light piece was an attempt to put light of a certain colour into the context of light of a second colour in order to experience how changing the intensity and hue...
Barker-Mill schafft mit künstlichem Licht Formen, die er durch den Wechsel von Farben in scheinbare Bewegung versetzt. Dabei wird unsere Wahrnehmung herausgefordert. Oder kann der Schatten einer pinkfarbenen Scheibe grün sein?
Although modern art was initially slow to respond to technology, its history went on to become inextricably linked with it, starting before the First World War with the Futurists’ first manifesto (1909) and their fascination with the machine. During the past two decades or so artists have been engaging with digital aspects of technology...
Frank Gerritz is a sculptor. A sculptor, however, who for years has developed his sculptural ideas principally in the form of drawings that nonetheless emanate a markedly space-encompassing energy.
In order to celebrate groundbreaking work by one of the finest abstract artists of our time Frank Gerritz, Bartha Contemporary will organize two separate yet complementing exhibitions of his works in the UK. Frank Gerritz exhibition in London will be composed of artist’s paper works and pieces created on industrially manufactured MDF panels....
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