I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...
The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...
The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...
Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce Henrik Eiben’s third exhibition with the gallery. Entitled Condo, the show will feature a series of recent wall based relief works, which at first appear as clearly defined geometric abstract compositions, however on closer inspection reveal their often skillfully hidden sub-context and showcase a broader and highly nuanced approach to abstraction.
Henrik Eiben’s (b. 1975 Tokyo, lives and works in Hamburg) multifaceted works are full of deceptions and willful contradictions. Influenced by American Minimalism the artist’s paintings, works on paper as well as installations evolve from a reduced vocabulary of geometric shapes. These often explore a realm teetering on the edge of both sculpture and painting.
Eiben predominantly works with unorthodox materials mixing fabrics with construction materials or employing a range of different
The clever interaction between distinctly different mediums as well as highly contrasting colour-schemes
This exhibition at Bartha Contemporary coincides with the artist’s current presentation at the Kunstverein Giesen in Germany.
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