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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating Ocula Conversation Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating

Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...

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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Henrik Eiben

b. 1975, Japan

Henrik Eiben's multifaceted works are full of deceptions and wilful contradictions. Influenced by American minimalism the artist's paintings, works on paper as well as installations evolve from a reduced vocabulary of predominantly geometric shapes. However their composition is not derived from mathematical systems but instead develops intuitively. Eiben predominantly works with unorthodox materials mixing fabrics ranging from cheap fake leather to cashmere felts or knitted wool with construction materials as well as applying a variety of painting techniques. His love for fabrics as a medium first began during his studies in the USA. It was then that Eiben decided to work with such a wide variety of materials, each chosen for its ability to serve as a means to accomplish a preconceived idea, rather than for its inherent attributes. Many of Eiben's pieces at first appear as clearly defined abstract art-works, however on closer inspection their often skilfully hidden sub-context reveals a broader and more nuanced approach to abstraction. The clever interaction between distinctly different mediums as well as highly contrasting colour schemes allow Eiben an artistic freedom, which result in exceptionally engaging works of art.

Featured Artworks

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Shifting Stacks by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenShifting Stacks, 2018 Watercolour on paper
88 x 65.5 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Patience by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenPatience, 2018 Watercolour on paper
110 x 96.5 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Dropit (Armchair) by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenDropit (Armchair), 2016 Cashmere, car lacquer, felt, leather, wood, aluminium
220 x 176 x 9 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Double Rotation by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenDouble Rotation, 2017 Wood, mouth-blown glass, silicone
110 x 120 x 15 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
New Haven by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenNew Haven, 2018 Watercolour on paper
27.3 x 37 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Black Forest by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenBlack Forest, 2018 Mouth-blown glass, Tiffany glass, steel, oak, silicone
208 x 180 x 17 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Tom Boy, Great Joy Series by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenTom Boy, Great Joy Series, 2012 Copper and acrylic paint
155 x 30 x 30 cm
Bartha Contemporary
Ful Stop by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenFul Stop, 2016 Watercolour and crayon on paper
22.3 x 29 cm
Bartha Contemporary

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Should I Stay or Should I Go? at Bartha Contemporary, London
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28 February–13 April 2019 Group Exhibition Should I Stay or Should I Go? Bartha Contemporary, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Henrik Eiben, Condo at Bartha Contemporary, London
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13 October–19 December 2015 Henrik Eiben Condo Bartha Contemporary, London

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