#Vernissage to Attend Today (19.01) in Zurich

Hello Art-Lovers!

Great day today in Zürich with two (very different) major openings in town.

SupaKitch

On my Wave Home

20th January – 18th February, 2017

Vernissage: 19th January, 2017 – from h 18.00

Kolly Gallery
Seefeldstrasse 56
8008 Zurich

After two years of absence from the Zurich street-art scene, eclectic artist SupaKitch (b. 1978 in Paris; lives and works in Paris, Biarritz, LA and NY) is hitting town again. And again with a solo show at Kolly Gallery that promises to blow your mind with its new dark hues and symbols.

Growing up with mangas and hip-hop culture, passionate about art and music since his childhood, SupaKitch found in the Street a large choice of mediums and sources of inspiration that flourish in his work. His first graffiti dates back to 1990. Since then, the French-born artist has had the chance to experiment with a wide variety of mediums (including tattoos).

A fashion-lover at heart, SupaKitch has founded with Koralie, his partner in life and biz (sorry Girrrrls!!!), their clothing collection, Metroplastique, and won the prize of “Young Entrepreneur of Fashion” with it in 2005.

On the Wave Home will showcase his brand new body of work. I will tell you more about it after tonight’s vernissage, as I know about it as much as you do now. Which is close to nothing.

The artist will be present.

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SupaKitch, The Black Gold Of the Sun, Gold acrylic, gold flake and resin, 60 x 120 cm (pic courtesy of the artist)
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SupaKitch preview at Kolly Gallery, Zurich (pic courtesy of the artist and Kolly Gallery)

 

Donald Sultan

Button Down Modernism

20th January – 31st March, 2017

Vernissage: 19th January, 2017 – from h 18.00

Galerie Andres Thalmann
Talstrasse 66
CH – 8001 Zürich

American artist Donald Sultan (b. 1951, Asheville, North Carolina; lives and works in New York) is recognized as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, and best known for his use of industrial materials to depict everyday subjects. Sultan uses recurring imagery — such as flowers, dominoes, and horses — to create colourful still lifes framed by tar-black backgrounds, combining a Minimalist aesthetic of few colours and geometric shapes.

Evoking sportswear and activity, the exhibition title Button Down Modernism implies the wide range of associations that have rendered Donald Sultan’s work so complex and compelling.

Sultan’s interest in flower paintings resides in the fact that, as he has said, flowers are ‘intertwined with both the language of the human sensibility and the language of art.’ In idiomatic expressions such as ‘rosy-cheeked’ or ‘fresh as a daisy’, as well as ‘pushing up the daisies’, flowers symbolise beauty, youth and vigour, as well as transience and death. Although primarily classified as still lifes, Sultan maintains that his works (despite their representational objects—flowers, lemons, eggs, buttons) are first and foremost abstract.

He has shown in galleries all over the world, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. You can enjoy Donald’s new body of works tonight at Galerie Andres Thalmann.

The artist will be present.

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Donald Sultan, Red Poppies Oct 11 2016, 2016, Conte on paper, 57 x 76 cm (pic courtesy of the artist and Galerie Andres Thalmann)
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Donal Sultan, Aqua Button Flower June 3 2015, 2015, Enamel on masonite, 244 x 244 cm (pic courtesy of the artist and Galerie Andres Thalmann)

 

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