upcoming exhibitions

Love and Accuracy

HANS AICHINGER

28.09.2019 - 31.10.2019
opening: Saturday, 28 September 2019, 4pm - 7pm Please note: On the day of the opening the gallery opens from 4pm.

The canvas paintings by HANS AICHINGER (*1959 in Leipzig, Germany) are filled with concentration: once the one he uses when painting the highly accurate figures and even more in the mental tension that the characters seem to feel themselves. This concentration does not reveal its object, it lies outside the picture frame, without reference, in the open. Aichinger thus creates a balance between figuration and abstraction and balances the readability of the paintings between possible and impossible.

The artists watercolor drawings are dreamlike. While Aichinger enforces in his painting practice the strict rigor of photographic realism, with his new series of drawings he indulges in a whimsical pallet of pastel colors. Nevertheless, these drawings retain the eerie playfulness that has come to characterize Aichingers entire oeuvre. The scenes he painstakingly composes seem suspended on the immaculate backdrop of their white page. Deprives of any architectural elements, they appear like visions, fantasies or memories that stimulate the imagination of the beholder. (Anaïs Castro)

From September 28th on Galerie Löhrl is showing a selection of paintings and watercolor drawings by HANS AICHINGER for the first time in their gallery rooms in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

  • Hans Aichinger, Goldberg Variatio (2), 2018

The bronze editions from 1992-2019

STEPHAN BALKENHOL

28.09.2019 - 31.10.2019
opening: Saturday, 28 September 2019, 4 pm - 7 pm Please note: On the day of the opening the gallery opens from 4 pm.

STEPHAN BALKENHOL is regarded as pioneering in contemporary figurative sculpture and as one of Germanys most internationally renowned artists.

Balkenhols sculptures are mostly anonymous figures. Men and women, but also animals that reveal nothing, show no emotions and remain difficult to grasp. By largely taking back a psychologizing dimension, Balkenhols characters are always a mirror that reflects the viewers feelings, wishes and hopes.

Since 1992, in parallel to the woodwork of STEPHAN BALKENHOL, bronze works in small-edition have been created, which occupy an important part of the artists oeuvre. Balkenhol has created a large part of these bronze editions as part of charity projects or to realize his large outdoor sculptures for public spaces. To date, 55 editions of these figurative sculptures have been created, which, like the woodwork, have the typical surface marked by Balkenhols traces of work. For the first time we show all bronze editions in our gallery rooms. The exhibition will feature the NEW BRONZE EDITION "Woman in a White Dress". In addition, the new updated version of the catalog raisonné of the Bronze Editions will be presented at the opening.

  • Frau im weißen Kleid