A couple of weeks ago we invited you to the Georg Baselitz exhibition opening at the Gagosian Gallery, New York and hope you enjoyed the event like we did, cause as it always happens with neo-expressionism: it’s rather a must-see than a must-read about.
Georg Baselitz, German sculptor, painter and graphic artist, who started to make portraits and landscapes being a 14-year-old boy, then learnt from German socialist painter and professor Vollier Vomchka, and Ralph Winkler aka A. R. Penck, German artist and musician.
In 1961, together with another young artist from Saxony, Eugen Schönebeck, he arranged the exhibition “Pandemonium-1” in the Wilmersdorf district. At this exhibition they issued the Pandemonium Manisfestos in which they intented on creating art that opposed abstract art that dominated at that time. Their art is characterized by intense subjectivity and rough handling of materials.
Since the late 1960s Baselitz started to use“inverted images” (images of figures upside down) in paintings, many of them can be found at the exhibition at the Gagosian on West 24th street until March 16, 2019.
“I begin with an idea, but as I work, the picture takes over,” he said of his process. “Then there is the struggle between the idea I preconceived and the picture that fights for its own life.”
Stay in touch, and join us at new exhibitions openings, because opening is not only a reason to first-gaze the artist works, but, quite frankly, also a profound social tool, right?
By Irina Chistikina