Almine Rech is pleased to present 'Der Raum ist die Miete' (The Room is the Rent), an exhibition of new work by Berlin artist Gregor Hildebrandt. This is his third solo show at Almine Rech Brussels—and his eighth with the gallery—featuring all new works in keeping with his oeuvre, which has consistently focused on the reinvention of analog audio and visual materials such as tape cassettes and vinyl records into mixed-media paintings, sculptures, and immersive installations.
Hildebrandt’s art defies neat categorization, in that he counterposes formally reductive artistic styles such as minimalism and abstract expressionism with a rich pastiche of personal and inter-textual references. Accordingly, references to the work of art historical heavyweights like Robert Motherwell and Fred Sandback are of equal importance to his artistic practice as the work of Thomas Gruber, and the songs of popular musicians like Portishead and Leonard Cohen carry equal weight to the music of Paar. Freely constructing his own artistic cosmology from that which surrounds him, Hildebrandt masterfully splices and reconfigures both the material and immaterial, the personal and the collective: an invitation to dance to the music that only we can hear.