Capitain Petzel is pleased to announce the joint exhibition of painters Joe Bradley and Tobias Pils on the occasion of Gallery Weekend *Discoveries. This exhibition marks the American artist Joe Bradley's debut in the Berlin gallery, as well as the first time the two befriended artists' work is being brought into dialogue with one another.
Bradley's explosive and colourful abstract paintings meet Pils' grey-toned, suggestively figurative scenes, revealing surprising contrasts and similarities between their respective individual and unique practices. Additionally, selected works on paper by Bradley and Pils are on view in the lower exhibition space, providing insight into a further dimension of the artists' oeuvres and making apparent the slight sense of irony and humour which forms the common ground of the exhibition.
Joe Bradley's (b. 1975 in Kittery, ME) work has been shown at various institutions worldwide, incuding Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Bozar / Center of Fine Arts, Brussels; Whitney Museum of American Art (2008 Whitney Biennal); Le Consortium, Dijon, Museum of Modern Art; New York; MoMA PS1, Long Island, NY, among others.
Tobias Pils (b. 1971 in Linz, Austria) has shown extensively and internationally, recent institutional exhibitions include mumok, Vienna; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Musée Picasso Paris; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Le Consortium, Dijon; Aspen Art Museum; Kunsthalle Krems; Chinati Foundation / John Chamberlain Building, Marfa; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, among others.
Press release courtesy Capitain Petzel.