Two exhibitions at the Sprüth Magers Gallery
With the artists Craig Kauffman’s – constructed paintings 1973–1976 and Andreas Schulze’s – Land’s End the Sprüth Magers Gallery presents two new highlights from the London art scene. Capturing the zeitgeist of two decades, their visual imprint is subject of two separate exhibitions starting from April 14th, 2023.
Constructed Paintings 1973–1976
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are delighted to present an exhibition of Craig Kauffman’s Constructed Paintings, made during the years 1973 to 1976, at the London gallery. Produced during a period of transition for the artist, his exploration of basic painting support and structure was parallel to the post-minimal and process-oriented painting and sculpture of that time, yet retained Kauffman’s inventive use of high-key color on an unusual ground.
The works reflect Kauffman’s life-long interest in unorthodox supports for painting, as well as a sensuous and luminous color sensibility. Accompanying these works is a number of drawings and works from the immediate years prior that illustrate the transition to this medium and style.
April 14–May 20, 2023
Public Reception: April 13, 6–8pm
Land’s End represents Andreas Schulze’s fourth solo exhibition at the London gallery. The show features works on paper: rarely shown black-and-white charcoal drawings from the 1980s are presented alongside new colored acrylic works, which, due to their thick application of color, are characterized as paintings by the artist. Together, both bodies of works highlight Schulze’s playful and experimental way of creating illusionistic, ambiguous pictorial spaces – parables of the supposedly familiar and the uncannily bizarre – and demonstrate the artist’s creative, compositional process, as many of the black-and-white drawings were later realized as paintings.
Concurrent with the exhibition at the gallery, Andreas Schulze’s work is on view in a solo exhibition at The Perimeter. Traveling from Kunsthalle Nürnberg to London, On Stage transforms The Perimeter into a fantastical set for Schulze’s distinctive painterly worlds.