XOOOOX: Aqua Lido, installation view, 2014, oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 200 x 170 cm
XOOOOX - ON OFF ON ON
MAY 2 UNTIL MAY 24, 2014, BERLIN
Expanded opening hours during Gallery Weekend: May 2/3, 12 - 9 pm and May 4, 12 - 6 pm
The struggle for and against solid outlines has always been a central point in XOOOOX’s work. In his new paintings, which will be on display on behalf of the solo exhibition “on off on on“ at Circle Culture during Gallery Weekend 2014, this restless interplay has found a clear winner: the abstraction on canvas.
Jaybo Monk: Useless, solo exhibition, installation view, Hamburg 2014
JAYBO MONK - USELESS - THERE MIGHT BE NOTHING MORE FREE THAN NONSENSE
MARCH 29 UNTIL APRIL 19, 2014, HAMBURG
Useless: pointless, futile, ineffectual, unusable, stupid – regardless of how the absence of use and sense is phrased, in a world judged more and more on the merit of its added value and functionality, these words have increasingly negative connotations. But what if we free ourselves from this socio-contextual determination?
Sister Corita "Let The Sun Shine In - A Retrospective", installation view, Berlin 2014, photo: Uwe Walter
CORITA KENT: LET THE SUN SHINE IN - A RETROSPECTIVE
FEBRUARY 22 UNTIL MAY 24, 2014, BERLIN
Circle Culture presents the video of the opening reception that was produced by Vernissage TV. View the interview with curator Aaron Rose and Sasha Carrera and get an impression of the gallery's current exhibition below.
Ceramica - 1 / C.C.B. (Detail), 2014, ceramic painted with oxides and under transparent leag glaze
MARCO GRASSI AKA PHO - [PLÙ-RI-MO]
FEBRUARY 1 UNTIL MARCH 14, 2014, HAMBURG
Circle Culture Gallery Hamburg presents the new exhibition [Plù -ri -mo] by Marco Grassi aka Pho. The Italian artist shows a selection of his most recent artistic research. Thereby, [Plù -ri -mo] becomes a reservoir for Grassi’s varied and broad experiences which at second glance, all seem to be connected with each other.
Clemens Behr: 6 Steps from Perfection and Wallpiece 1, 2014, Installation view, courtesy of Circle Culture Gallery
CIRCLE CULTURE AT ART 14 LONDON
REPRESENTED ARTISTS - KATRIN FRIDRIKS & CLEMENS BEHR
Circle Culture presents Iceland born artist Katrin Fridriks and German artist Clemens Behr during Art 14 art fair in London from 28th February until 2nd of March, 2014. The gallery shows their newest body of works.
Circle Culture Gallery presents its new exhibition space on Potsdamer Straße in Berlin including the inaugural group show "POTSE 68.". View the video and get an impression of the spacious gallery venue and the grand opening reception on November 8th. Find a selection of pictures from the opening below.
After twelve years, Circle Culture is now opening its third gallery, in addition to its other two venues in Berlin-Mitte and Hamburg, on Potsdamer Strasse in Berlin-Tiergarten. The inaugural exhibition involves 23 international artistic positions; 13 of those were already represented by the gallery, whilst 10 new artists will document a continuously maturing program.
Die Anwendung (Detail), 2013, Acryl und Öl auf Leinwand
LENNART GRAU - SPARKLING MUD
SEPTEMBER 27 UNTIL OCTOBER 26, 2013, HAMBURG
Lennart Grau completed his studies of fne arts as an alumni of Prof Leiko Ikemura at the University der Künste in Berlin. Since then, he has produced and displayed a variety of artworks. In September 2013, his works will be shown at Circle Culture in Hamburg for the frst time.
CULTS (Detail), 2013, acrylic and sign painter´s enamel on canvas
AARON ROSE - CULTS
SEPTEMBER 19 UNTIL OCTOBER 05, 2013, BERLIN
In Los Angeles, the culture of celebrity practically runs in the water supply. I’ve recently moved to a studio space directly below the Hollywood sign. As I’ve been working on this new body of work, I constantly hear police sirens going off warning tourists to stay away from the sign.
Jonathan Yeo at National Portrait Gallery, installation view, London 2013
JONATHAN YEO - SOLO EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 - JANUARY 5, 2014, LONDON
Jonathan Yeo is one of the world's leading portrait artists. His colleague Damien Hirst who had his portrait painted lately said: “Yeo time and time again achieves what should be impossible: creating a true picture, an image or a glimpse, of people we think we know and of those we’ve never met.”
Dream Concerts is a new project by the French graffiti artist André Saraiva, exhibited at MOCA Grand Avenue. In Paris, New York, London, and Los Angeles, show posters for dreamy concerts with all-star lineups have been tempting passersby and drivers to attend Madison Square Garden or the Bowery Ballroom, L’Élysée Montmartre or the Wiltern.
OLIVIA STEELE - THE TRUTH HURTS [ BUT THEN IT WILL SET YOU FREE ]
JULY 19 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1, 2013, BERLIN
"In order to be able to understand the process of love, inevitable loss and the reality that comes with it, one must embrace the concept of truth first. The truth is as hard to tell, as it is to hear."
XOOOOX, Gamwe Omai, 2011, Öl, Kohle und Bleistift auf Leinwand, 300 x 300cm
XOOOOX - VANISH
APRIL 5 UNTIL JULY 27, 2013, HAMBURG
For the first time the solo exhibition "Vanish" located at Circle Culture Gallery in Hamburg will feature elements of abstract paintings by XOOOOX. The artist states that there is a new direction of coordinated chaos.
Stefan Strumbel, Installationsansicht, Eingangshalle der Art Karlsruhe 2013
STEFAN STRUMBEL (One-Artist-Show)
STOHEAD, XOOOOX, KATRIN FRIDRIKS, OLIVIA STEELE
Circle Culture Gallery Berlin / Hamburg is looking forward to presenting Stefan Strumbe in a solo show at the art KARLSRUHE from 7th until 10th of March 2013. In booth H1/U06 the gallery shows further unique and high-quality editions of the artists Stohead, XOOOOX, Katrin Fridriks and Olivia Steele.
Katrin Fridriks: Solo Show Art 13, installation view, London 2013
CIRCLE CULTURE AT ART 13 LONDON
SOLO PRESENTATION – KATRIN FRIDRIKS
Circle Culture Gallery (Berlin and Hamburg) presents Iceland born artist Katrin Fridriks with a solo presentation during Art 13 art fair in London from the 1st until the 3rd of March, 2013. The gallery shows her newest body of works at booth H4 of Olympia Grand Hall, London.
Stohead, Reality Breakdown, 2013, Acryl und Tusche auf Leinwand, 140 x 140 x 4 cm
STOHEAD - DECOMPOSITION
FEBRUARY 22 UNTIL APRIL 20, 2013, BERLIN
Stohead’s artistic passion is to depict the art of writing, which is displayed throughout his oeuvre. Scripture transports information, provokes thoughts and emotions, which coalesce and are then permanently preserved on paper.
Kevin Earl Taylor, Red Thread (Segment I), 2012, injet print, 22 x 29 cm
KEVIN EARL TAYLOR - ANNEX
NOVEMBER 23, 2012 UNTIL MARCH 30, 2013, HAMBURG
Kevin Earl Taylor’s paintings have a symbiotic theme showing organisms, animals and humans all coexisting. Whether parasitic or beneficial, the common thread behind his oil paintings is that these strange creatures all exist together - similar to our own reality.
FOR THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES - AARON ROSE INTRODUCES US TO SIMON RODIA
If you wanted to delve into one of the most creative minds from the past decade, you’d be hard pressed to find a better candidate than Aaron Rose, a linchpin of the “Beautiful Losers” movement and director of the documentary with the same title.
XOOOOX, STEFAN STRUMBEL & ANTON UNAI FOR KW - INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
To support the work of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, KW Freunde (Friends of KW) has been able to convince artists, gallery owners and collectors close to the institution to provide 60 works for an extraordinary art lottery. The official drawing will take place at KW on January 13, 2012.
A few days ago the church in Goldscheuer, gladly saved from closure and decay, celebrated its reopening with a big ceremony and a speech given by the artist Stefan Strumbel. Check out these amazing installation shots.
Stefan Strumbel has an artwork in the last edition of New York Times Magazine with the title “in the nick of time”. A saying that goes well with both the clocks he makes and the busy New York Times readers.
STEFAN STRUMBEL FEATURE @ ZDF.KULTUR
In the latest issue of Bauerfeind at ZDF.Kultur the topic was “Wenn Künstler neue Wege gehen.” And who would match this topic better than Stefan Strumbel, creating a whole church with spray cans? Get a closer insight about this amazing project and visit ZDF.Kultur for the full documentary.
I NEED A DOLLAR - NEW MASTER PIECE BY JAYBO MONK VS. ALOE BLACC
For Made inspired by the presence and talent of Aloe Blacc and the composer skills of Mihalj “Miki” Kekenj.