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29 January 2023
Berlinde De Bruyckere It almost seemed a lily, 2019-2022 Tracing paper and thread on paper 44.8 x 28 cm - contemporary drawing, work on paper, art on paper, collage

Berlinde De Bruyckere

It almost seemed a lily, 2019-2022
Tracing paper and thread on paper
44.8 x 28 cm

Berlinde De BruyckereA simple prophecy
26 January – 13 May 2023
Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

Berlinde De Bruyckere
It almost seemed a lily, 2019-2022
Tracing paper and thread on paper
44.8 x 28 cm

Berlinde De Bruyckere
It almost seemed a lily, 2019-2022
Tracing paper and thread on paper
44.8 x 28 cm

27 January 2023

David Nash

Red Dome, 2022
Pigment on paper
57 x 76 cm

David Nash
12 January – 4 March 2023
Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris

David Nash
May, 2020
pigment on paper
101 x 67 cm

David Nash
Red Over Red, 2018
Pigment on paper
47.5 x 62 cm

25 January 2023

Carroll Dunham

Wrestler Profile (5), 2014
water soluble crayon and pencil on paper
76.5 x 56.5 cm

Carroll Durham. Selected Drawings
25 January – 25 February 2023
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Carroll Dunham
Green Female, 2021
watercolour, water soluble crayon, watercolour pencil and pencil on paper
51 x 40 cm

Carroll Dunham
White Male Head Over Water, 2017
watercolour, water soluble crayon and pencil on paper
19.2 x 14.5 cm

[from the pressrelease]
To Carroll Dunham the act of drawing is both a routine and a cornerstone for all other media in his multidisciplinary approach. The focus of the show on works in this medium is therefore intimate and highly informative of his practice at large.

One of the leading artists of his generation, Dunham is celebrated for his independent and highly distinctive oeuvre. Across several decades, his work has evolved from anthropomorphic abstraction in the 1970s to a surreal universe inhabited by archetypal human figures. Dunham’s careful choreography provides insight into his subjects’ complex internal world. Riding the line between abstraction and figuration, planes of strong colour and the artist’s distinctive curvilinear line activate the energetically charged works.

The human body has been an ongoing primary subject in Dunham’s oeuvre. Including works from several prominent series of the past decade, a selection from Dunham’s celebrated ‘Wrestler’ series presents a male figure rendered in profile, contemplating his own reflection over a body of water, or wrestling with other male nudes in the landscape.

A mode for inventiveness and experimentation, drawing enables Dunham a raw and immediate pathway for his distinctive pictorial lexicon, without hierarchy towards painting. ‘There is no work of Carroll Dunham that doesn’t use drawing as a foundation. I wouldn’t even know what it would mean to make painting without drawing… I have always drawn a lot, I have always used drawing as a laboratory to think about other things.’

Carroll Dunham
White Male With Dog V, 2018
casein and graphite on paper
79 x 57 cm

22 January 2023

Bridget Riley

Study for Polarity, 1964
graphite and gouache on paper
46.7 x 40 cm 

Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio
17 September  2022 – 16 January 2023
Art Institute of Chicago

4 February – 28 May 2023
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Bridget Riley
Egyptian Stripes with Revisions, 1983
gouache on graph paper

Bridget Riley
Study for Shuttle, 1964
gouache on graph paper
24.5 x 24.1 cm

Bridget Riley
Recollections of Scotland (2), 1959
conte crayon on paper

21 January 2023

Thomas Schütte

Untitled, 2008
Watercolor on paper
38.5 x 29 cm

Thomas Schütte. Works in Glass
27 October 2022 – 28 January 2023
Tucci Russo Chambres d’Art, Turin

Thomas Schütte
Haussegen, 2007
Watercolor on paper
38.5 x 29 cm

Thomas Schütte
Untitled, 2007
Watercolor on paper
38.5 x 29 cm

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