ASPECTS I /// KLAAS KLOOSTERBOER: Sunfloweryellow and other colors

Italiano (Italian)

November 25, 2023 – January 14, 2024 Opening: November 25, 2023, 14:30

Galerie Zink Waldkirchen is showing Klaas Kloosterboer (NL), Anna Leonhardt (DE) and Yusuke Komuta (JPN) in a consecutive series of solo exhibitions in winter and spring 2023/24, exploring a significant aspect of contemporary abstract painting.


ASPECTS II /// ANNA LEONHARDT: Studio in motion

Opening: January 27, 2024, 14:30h
January 27 – March 3, 2024

ASPECTS III /// YUSUKE KOMUTA: Unfolding structure

Opening: March 16, 2024, 14:30h
March 16 – April 28, 2024

Installation view. copyright Galerie Zink Waldkirchen

Abstraction is intrinsic to the principle of painting anyway. Through the reduction to two-dimensionality and the illusion of color, an extreme separation of painting and the depicted reality already takes place. If you take these steps further, you increasingly distance yourself from any form of representation. Just as every painting is abstract, every painting also follows a concept. If you follow this path, you move from abstract expressionism to the conceptual painting of the 1960s and 70s and on to the radical painting of the 1980s.

Klaas Kloosterboer, 23175 (Yellow Suit), 2023, enamel on linen, stitched, 350x 250×30cm

Figuration seems to be omnipresent in contemporary art. This has prompted Galerie Zink to look for artistic positions that move and assert themselves beyond these trends. For this reason, one female painter and two male painters have been selected for the exhibition series “Aspects” to shed light on aspects of abstract painting today. Galerie Zink is aware that this area can only be examined in an exemplary and extremely incomplete manner, but nevertheless wishes to make a statement for a fresh look at abstract tendencies in painting today.

For Klaas Kloosterboer (NL), the process of painting is the core of his definition of painting. He explores the possibilities of creating a “picture” in various directions: he sprays, paints, varnishes the canvas, cuts, sews or stuffs the canvas with straw. In this way, he creates pictorial objects that question the medium of painting in a very light and humorous way.