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THE APPROACH

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HELENE APPEL : WAVES
Feb 24 - Mar 26, 2017
Helene Appel’s attention to detail is manifest in a forensic gaze onto familiar objects from an aerial view: the full-to-the-brim kitchen sink, uncooked pasta, a puddle of spilled water, a Pollack fillet. The discarded, the everyday, and the domestic are represented objectively and yet, the very act of painting these motifs admits tender attention. Her forthcoming solo exhibition of new paintings at The Approach attest the German artist’s precision and diligence, and asserts a quiet defiance to the cliché of the ‘intuitive’ gesture of the genius painter.
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Click to enlargeREZI VAN LANKVELD: SOLUTIONS
Apr 12 - May 13, 2018
The Approach is delighted to present Solutions, an exhibition of new paintings by Dutch artist Rezi van Lankveld.
 
Continuing with a direct and intuitive approach to painting that has been consistent throughout her practice, van Lankveld starts with no preconceptions of the outcome of the canvases. Gradually coaxing out shapes that begin to naturally emerge from the poured paint, drawing out some lucidity from the wet abstracted surface and offering up ambiguous representations of anthropomorphic figures and organic forms.
 
Due to the improvised nature of the initial paint application, the unpredictable direction of the paintings lead to new experiences in each work. This subconscious process of creating a sense of fluidity and motion has been described by the artist as a “happening”. Contrasting applications of paint form dynamic layers and textural dimensions that overlap and open up spaces in the painted surface evoking collages, a medium that the artist worked with in a similarly instinctive way and acting as a catalyst to the more recent paintings.
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EVREN TEKINOKTAY: SERPENTINE
Apr 12 - May 13, 2018

NEIL HAAS & PATRICK PROCKTOR
May 26 - Jun 24, 2018

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