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janinebeangallery at SCOPE BASEL 2012

SCOPE BASEL KASERNE, Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel, Switzerland janinebeangallery booth G05 paintings by: ANNA BOROWY, MARCO REICHERT, TANJA SELZER sculpture by: PETER SIMON MÜHLHÄUßER video by: SEVRINA GIARD special guest: KERSTIN GRIMM fair schedule: FIRST VIEW Tuesday | June 12 | 1pm – 9pm For VIP and Press SHOW HOURS Wed | June 13 | 11am – 7:30pm Thurs | June 14 | 11am – 7:30pm Fri | June 15 | 11am – 7:30pm Sat | June 16 | 11am – 7:30pm Sun | June 17 | 11am – 6pm

ANNA BOROWY series „Hinter den Spiegeln“ The title „Hinter den Spiegeln“ (Behind the Mir-

The animal figures seem to be spellbound and

rors) of Anna Borowy‘s current series of paintings

transformed by the magic of quasi orphic cha-

refers to the German translation of the title of Le-

racters and their sounds-turned-pictures. On the

wis Carroll‘s book „Through the Looking-Glass“

other hand the creatures themselves reveal such

for a reason. In Anna Borowy‘s paintings, too, we

human mimic, they resemble embodied totems

are set into a phantastic world of odd creatures

or captivated animals in fairy-tales. For above-

and peculiar sceneries.

mentioned bear for example this trait culminates in his doubtlessly human blue eyes.

The unreal or naturally ornamented backgrounds are filled with dense, shining colours just as the

The proximity of the often maidenly protagonists

figures in the foreground. Strange and multi-co-

to predators causes a particular tension. Con-

loured textures are generated this way, which

trary to their nature the predators don‘t pose a

in separated details seem impossible to be con-

threat to their tender counterparts, but appear

nected with the object they are describing, while

to be tame and devoted. Surprisingly these wild

as a whole structure they are creating a clear

creatures in their (onesided) affection seem to be

but novel correlation. The depicting of a verita-

more vulnerable than the object of their dedica-

ble bear for example works with an astonishingly


colourful fur, which at a closer look is composed in big parts of colors like pink, yellow and blue. During such examination of Anna Borowy‘s artworks the own perception comes as a surprise, as it - given the apparent mismatch of colors doesn‘t wonder about the reason for the lack of conventions, but finds the objects immediately and intuitively in a particular and coherent arrangement. A repeated scheme with regard to content is the correlation of animals to the central human characters. These animals do not only interact with the protagonists, but seem to communicate with them, including very human features and roles.

ANNA BOROWY, „Hannah“, 160 x 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

ANNA BOROWY, „Velvet“, 120 x 140 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

ANNA BOROWY, „Blue Hour“, 160 x 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

ANNA BOROWY, „Dyptique“, 160 x 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

ANNA BOROWY, „Himmel am Meer“, 180 x 170 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

ANNA BOROWY, „Der Bär“, 180 x 170 cm, oil on canvas, 2011

ANNA BOROWY, „Dream And Awake“, 150 x 160 cm, oil on canvas, 2011

ANNA BOROWY, „Polarprinz“, 150 x 200 cm, oil on canvas, 2011

ANNA BOROWY series: „Überbodenlos“

ANNA BOROWY, „You And Me“, 120 x 140 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

TANJA SELZER The artist draws her motifs from the daily media-related flood of images as components of human seceneries, figures in wild natural spectacles or single persons and animals infront of or inside a natural background. She changes these images by composition, shift of colour and an ease of paint application into intense expressions of a transparent reality. The alternating depiction of humans and animals as their interactions are an expression of their mirrorsymmetric anima. Selzer stages this without psychologic abstractions but with the genuine intensity of a direct line to the source of fables and tempers.

TANJA SELZER, „Die Unbekannte“,100 x 110 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

TANJA SELZER, „Nachthirsch 10“, 130 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

TANJA SELZER, „Mustermädchen“, 100 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

TANJA SELZER series: „Snake Charmer“

TANJA SELZER, „Blauer Elefant“, 140 x 120 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

TANJA SELZER, „Eulen“, 120 x 140 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

TANJA SELZER, „Drache“, 140 x 200 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

MARCO REICHERT new series: „Ivory Tower“ In his series „Magic Mountains” and „Ivory Tower“ Reichert revives the references to classical landscape paintings but again based in his own constructed world. Psychedelic shapes and a type of Pop-art complexion brings the observer into an environment that has to be explored. These ‘Mountains’ remind us of silk, glaciers with candy filled valleys or scientific macro-photography- this intermixture of contexts creates new content. The title refers to Thomas Mann‘s „Der Zauberberg” („The Magic Mountain”). Without delving too deep into the narrative here, we find many analogies between Reichert’s paintings and Mann‘s novel; beginning as a what could be considered a strait-ahead novel of education, the story twists into an ironic tale set in a surrealistic and sometimes psychedelic environment, where time becomes irrelevant, but somehow also maintaining an anchor in a very specific period. In this novel, Mann is able to subvert convention and expectation to confuse and then challenge the reader to plot a path through this mix of reality based facts and atmospheric experiences of the protagonist. „I am discovering the turning point of figuration to abstraction and the other way around. So I am looking for something new like abstract photorealism or better a hyperreal abstraction or a representational abstraction.”

MARCO REICHERT, „Elfenbeinturm/Ivory Tower I“, 160 x 120 cm, oil on linen, 2012

MARCO REICHERT, „Elfenbeinturm/Ivory Tower II“, 160 x 120 cm, oil on linen, 2012

MARCO REICHERT series: „Magic Mountain“

MARCO REICHERT, „Magic Mountain XV“, 160 x 120 cm, oil on linen, 2012

PETER - SIMON MÜHLHÄUßER „Above all else, I strive to examine the beauty of the human form and reveal its greatest assets. I would hope viewers are aware of the natural rhythms I find as key points in arranging the compositional poses of my pieces. I include generous detail within each piece - enough to remind the viewer that the figure holds a believable presence.“

PETER - SIMON MÜHLHÄUßER, „The Closure“, Carrara marble, graphite and resin, 50 x 25 x 30 cm, edition of 3, 2012

PETER - SIMON MÜHLHÄUßER, „The Innerself“, antique German glas, Carrara marble, resin, 24 x 20 x 17 cm, edition of 3, 2011

SEVRINA GIARD Sevrina Giard is discovering a strange and poetic macrocosm with her film cycle „Ajo Laru“. The viewer is taken on a journey through a kaleidoscope of bizarre, fascinating, partly irritating and disturbing inner worlds, which he however often cannot classify, despite the real or seemingly objective expression of this motion pictures. In this ambiguous macrocosm tales are being told, strange events are documented or simply the beauty of choker close-ups of fragile creatures are revealed.

SEVRINA GIARD „Ajo Laru“ single channel videoinstallation, 12:40 min, PAL 16:9, stereo Edition von 5 + 2 AP / edition of 5 + 2 AP 2010

upcoming exhibitions:

Dieser Katalog erscheint anläßlich der Ausstellung „Keine Tränen für die Kreaturen der Nacht“ der Künstlerin Tanja Selzer, 3. September 2011 bis 8. Oktober 2011 in der janinebeangallery, Berlin. Fotos: janinebeangallery, Text: Matthias Bergemann, Layout: janinebeangallery, janinebeangallery, Torstrasse 154, 10115 Berlin. Gilbert Brohl, Amber Sena, IvaHrsg.: Vacheva © janinebeangallery, Tanja Selzer

June 30th - September 1st opening reception: June 29th (6-9 pm)

This catalog is published on the occasion of the solo exhibition „Keine Tränen für die Kreaturen der Nacht“, September 3rd to October 8th 2011, janinebeangallery, Berlin, featuring works of the artists Tanja Selzer. Photos: janinebeangallery, Text: Matthias Bergemann, Layout: janinebeangallery, Ed.: janinebeangallery, Torstrasse 154, 10115 Berlin, Germany. © janinebeangallery, Tanja Selzer

Tanja Selzer September 8. - October 13. opening reception: September 7. (6-9 pm)

rechts / right: „Swan“ Öl auf Leinwand / oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm 2011 Seite 2 / page 2: „Nachthirsch 9“ Öl auf Leinwand / oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm 2011 Seite 4 / page 4: „Tiger“ Öl auf Leinwand / oil on canvas 180 x 180 cm 2011

Marco Reichert October 20. - November 17. opening reception: October 19. (6-9 pm) Anna Borowy November 24. 2012 - February 9. 2013 opening reception: November 23. (6-9 pm) janinebeangallery Torstraße 154 10115 Berlin

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