May 20 - July 8, 2017
Openig on Saturday, May 20 from 6 to 9pm
CHOICES | Paris Gallery Weekend
Michael Krebber's exhibition will be open on Sunday, May 21 from 11am to 7pm.
Ten years after his first solo show at the gallery, Michael Krebber unveils himself through a series of 15 new abstract paintings which assert the irreducible intractability of the artist’s identity.
Krebber moved to New York a year ago and Cartouche Paintings is the very first series of paintings produced in his Soho studio. Facing all the cultural differences that a foreigner can experience abroad, Krebber had to ship all his stretchers and canvases from his old studio in Frankfurt as he could not find the equivalent painting material in the United States of America.
As Carter Ratcliff’s text suggest, the painting – even when it looks blank or with three, two, or sometimes only one color – expresses nothing other than pure feeling. And the cartouche, here, may contain more than a date or a name but the self-portrait of the artist.
Michael Krebber lives and works in New York. His recent solo exhibitions include “The Living Wedge”, Kunsthalle Bern (2017) and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (2016); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2015); and CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux (2012).
His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France; and the Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany, among others.
Michael Krebber taught at the Städelschule in Frankfurt in 2002 to 2016.
He was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, in 2015.