“Exterior” Pezo von Ellrichshausen at Solo Galerie Paris

Exterior is the latest painting series produced by the Chilean-Argentinian couple Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. In their large and immersive format, as both abstract and figurative compositions, these latest paintings are portraying the reversible quality of rather familiar architectonic spaces.

 

Pezo von Ellrichshausen "Exterior" © Solo Galerie / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Pezo von Ellrichshausen “Exterior” © Solo Galerie / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

 

The relative scale, rawness and depth depicted in these simple rooms can be read as carefully selected fragments taken from no particular building, from a pervasive and perhaps idealized laconic architecture. As an incomplete open reality, every picture is framing a discreet, quiet and typical encounter of walls, floors and ceilings; with a precise articulation of corners by means of a few basic architectural elements such as openings, steps, columns and beams. (more…)

Max Bill’s first Spanish retrospective, at Fundación Juan March

This is the first retrospective in Spain on the Swiss artist, featuring examples of his painting, drawing and printmaking, sculpture, architecture, book and magazine design, industrial and furniture design and advertising.

 

Max Bill retrospective © Fundación Juan March

 

From Friday 16 October to 17 January 2016, the first complete retrospective in Spain on Max Bill can be seen at the Fundación Juan March in Madrid.

The Swiss artist Max Bill (Winterthur, 1908 – Berlin, 1994) was a multi-talented figure whose life was structured around his artistic activities and his reflection on a focused series of major ideas, namely form, realisation, function, figure, beauty and configuration. Bill can be located within the Renaissance tradition of an homo universalis, a “configurator” who combined the virtues of the homo faber and the homo ludens throughout the course of his highly active life. (more…)

“In praise of shadow” Arduino Cantàfora’s paintings at Galerie de l’Univers

Arduino Cantafora, who is in fact an architect himself, has worked over the last 22 years as a teacher and University professor both in the United States and in Europe, where he has taught in EPFL in Lausanne.

 

Le Venezie possibili © Arduino Cantàfora. Galerie de l’Univers.

Le Venezie possibili © Arduino Cantàfora. Galerie de l’Univers.

 

The Galerie de l’Univers in Lausanne is displaying, for the third time now, the paintings of the Italian artist Arduino Cantafora, whose work ranges from the evocative depiction of dark, moody interiors to almost architectural-like drawings with a strong sense of perspective. (more…)