Hans Alf Gallery
Wednesday, 30 June 2021 10:44

The Summer Show

The Summer Show

02.07.2021 - 31.07.2021

 

As a tribute to all the brilliant artists that Hans Alf Gallery represents, we have put together a special summer exhibition showcasing works by each of the 18 artists currently on our roster.

 

During the month of July, Hans Alf Gallery will be open Fridays, 12-17, and Saturdays, 11-16, only.

 

 

 

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Published in The Summer Show
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:09

Andreas Golder

ANDREAS GOLDER, Russia/Germany

 

 

Andreas Golder (b. 1979) was born in Yekatarinburg, Russia, but has lived and worked in Germany since the '90s.

Andreas Golder cannibalizes the history of art, filtering it through the lenses of nightlife and pop culture to create nihilistic figural paintings dealing with the medium’s “eternal subjects”—love, decay, and the circle of life. The Berlin artist creates monstrous characters that call to mind the work of Francis Bacon—grotesques painted in his signature pink that combine notes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Manet, and Matisse with a slaughterhouse sensibility.

 

Golder works with a soundtrack of death metal music or Baroque opera to find a place of meditation as he paints portraits of his friends and himself, often in images that question his role within the continuum of art history. Such sinister forms are also present in his sculptures, which he calls memorials to the lowest classes.

 

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Published in Andreas Golder
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:49

Andreas Golder: 100 kg Self-Esteem

Andreas Golder: 100 kg Self-Esteem

29.05.2020 - 27.06.2020

 

A PRODIGAL SON RETURNS

 

Andreas Golder’s new show, ”100 kg Self-Esteem”, marks the long-awaited return of one of European Art’s prodigal sons. In the ‘00s, Golder was heralded as the greatest talent of his generation by a leading, international art magazine, his name was everywhere, and the rebellious painter and sculptor could practically pick and choose between galleries and museums. Andreas Golder was a rock star.

 

But as a consequence of a series of questionable career moves and sudden changes in style, which – among other things – meant that at the height of his success he parted ways with British juggernaut White Cube, arguably the trendiest gallery of the time, Russian-born Andreas Golder slowly but steadily started disappearing down a hole, he seemed to have spent all his waking energy digging. An epic downfall seemed eminent.

 

But talent does not rust – not even in the face of an ever-searching, self-destructive ego. Golder was picked up by his friends, he got a studio spot with Jonas Burgert and gradually started painting his way back to the art scene.

 

Today, at the age of 40, the wayward kid from Yekaterinburg has his feet back on solid ground. In “100 kg Self-Esteem”, Andreas Golder proves that his artistic talent and precision is utterly unabated. The centerpiece of the show is a typical Golder sculpture in painted bronze: A small, obese lump of a man, who observes his own, naked body in the mirror in all its monstrous ugliness; self-absorbed and disinterested in the world around him. The sculpture is accompanied by a series of smaller oil paintings and a handful of watercolors that all somehow mirror the peculiar being in the room. The brushstrokes and the colors are expressive, assertive and – most of all – uncompromising. It is Golder at his finest.

 

The works of Andreas Golder are held in several of the most prominent private collections in Denmark and internationally, and Arken Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, where his 2008 solo exhibition “It has my name on it” took place, owns a number of defining pieces.

 

Published in 100 kg Self-Esteem

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