Blanc Art Space | Pop-up exhibition
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Luiz Zerbini and Ilona Keserü. The show runs between 4 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 at Blanc Art Space, a new art centre in Beijing. It comprises recent paintings and works on paper by the two artists, following their successful presentation at West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai this November.
Works by Luiz Zerbini reflect the Brazilian artist’s interest in the relationship between nature and humanity in and around Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by the Atlantic and Amazon rainforests, ‘ Optocinético’ combines hard-edged lines and sweeping curves, varied textures and stark geometry. A series of monotypes made using natural elements such as leaves, seeds and feathers, echo the collaged appearance of his paintings. This year, Zerbini had a major solo presentation in ‘Trees’, which travelled from Fondation Cartier to Power Station of Art, Shanghai.
A painting and selected works on paper by Ilona Keserü are also on display. One of Hungary’s leading post-war abstract artists, Keserü pioneered an organic style of abstraction infused with bodily experience. Her distinctive use of colour and soft forms draw comparison to Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois and Judy Chicago. This year the artist’s work was included in 'Women in Abstraction: Another History of Abstraction in the 20th Century', a major group exhibition which opened at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France and is currently on show at Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain.
Blanc Art Space/5F Building D7,
Yard 3, East Jinhang Road, Shunyi District,
Beijing (Tianzhu Comprehensive Free Trade Zone)