Frank Nitsche and Oliver Osborne ? main stars of the Art Palma Brunch held at the Pelaires Gallery
Events2021-03-23

Frank Nitsche and Oliver Osborne are the main stars of the Art Palma Brunch held at the Pelaires Gallery. It is Nitsche's second solo exhibition at the gallery and the first for Oliver Osborne, who is also making his debut in Spain with this show.

Frank Nitsche. Backwards Ahead |Ground Floor

The ground floor will house the second solo exhibition at Pelaires by Frank Nitsche (Görlitz, 1964), a German artist based in Berlin. It is a selection of about 20 recent small-format paintings which are part of one of his latest lines of research: oil paintings the centre of which consists of several interlocking surfaces rounded at the top and bottom by circular sectors, like two fused coloured ribs. The artist seems to have invented a symbol which he interprets in all its variants. It is a self-absorbed work with similar but non-repeating geometries.

Frank Nitsche uses a sophisticated pictorial language, an abstraction characterised by shapes that he creates by overlapping layers of paint and intersecting lines in order to find the desired design. Geometric figures, lines and shapes are arranged in abstract (and sometimes aerodynamic) compositions that are partly inspired by Constructivism and that might remind you of the blueprints used in architecture or design or even of computer programmes.He always starts from figurative references which he synthesises to create indecipherable shapes.

In any case, he produces his paintings in a manual and artisanal way, without any programme or template despite their technological appearance. He corrects his oil paintings by painting and erasing until the final work is achieved.


Oliver Osborne. Portrait of a Fat Man |Main Floor

Oliver Osborne (Edinburgh, 1985). Lives and works in Berlin. This is his first solo exhibition in a Spanish gallery. Osborne will be displaying a selection of his most recent work, including small oil paintings on linen and larger acrylics.

Oliver Osborne's paintings bring together elements of abstraction, figuration and appropriation. Silk-screens of appropriated cartoons, pages from language textbooks, large multi-panelled monochrome canvases, embroidery and precisely executed paintings are all part of his repertoire. By using this broad visual language he attempts to push against the traditional divergence between abstraction and figuration, and understand what potential the act of painting still holds within contemporary art.



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