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  • Art Basel


    September 23 - 26, 2021
    Hall 2.0 / Booth F4


    On the occasion of Art Basel 2021, Almine Rech will present a group show including works by Karel Appel, John M Armleder, Ha Chong-Hyun, George Condo, Günther Förg, Rudolf Polanszky, Larry Poons, Peter Saul, Kenny Scharf, Vivian Springford, Kim Tschang-Yeul, James Turrell, De Wain Valentine and Tom Wesselmann.

    Private Days (by invitation only):
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11am to 8pm
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11am to 8pm
    Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11am to 7pm

    Vernissage (by invitation only):
    Thursday, September 23, 2021, 2pm to 7pm

    Public Days:
    Friday, September 24, 2021, 11am to 7pm
    Saturday, September 25, 2021, 11am to 7pm
    Sunday, September 26, 2021, 11am to 7pm

    Messe Basel
    Messeplatz 10 
    4058 Basel
    Switzerland

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

    Works by Günther Förg, Tom Wesselmann, Karel Appel, Larry Poons and Peter Saul © 2021 The Estate of Günther Förg, Suisse / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn © 2021 The Estate of Tom Wesselmann / Artists RightsSociety (ARS), New York © Karel Appel Foundation / Sabam Belgium 2021- Courtesy of the Artists, Estates and Almine Rech

  • Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of contemporary Ghanaian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe in Europe, the UK, and China


    Born in 1988 and raised in Accra, Ghana, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Quaicoe presents his subjects in the form of portraiture, where he engages with ideas of empowerment through his bright and luminous depictions of figurative portraits. This is embodied in the postures of his sitters, who appear set against vibrant monochromatic backgrounds.

    As a young man, Quaicoe developed a fascination with stylized posters seen at the movie theatre in his hometown, Accra. It was there that, one day, he discovered a group of artists painting large canvases for the posters behind the main stage. This was a catalytic moment for Quaicoe, who then began drawing and painting incessantly from collected magazine clippings and ‘anything he could get his hands on’. After his studies at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design and during his photography studies, Quaicoe became deeply involved in the subject of figuration and portraiture, specifically Black portraiture.

    Quaicoe began to paint from his photographs, creating highly personal and intimate yet formal and premeditated portraits. In 2019, during his residency at La Brea Studio in Los Angeles, Quaicoe began to work on the style he is known for today, utilizing pure pigment on canvas with thick, coarse textures. The paintings he produced during this period were then exhibited in his first solo show at Roberts Projects, LA.

    Quaicoe has exhibited internationally since 2016 and in February 2021, he was selected to complete an artist-in-residence at the Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida.

    Recently, Quaicoe was included in several group shows, comprising Painting Someone at Almine Rech Shanghai in November 2020, Un Hiver à Paris at Almine Rech Paris in February 2021, Salon de Peinture at Almine Rech New York in April 2021, and the August Presentation at Almine Rech Aspen. He will also present one of his works in the group show Black American Portraits at LACMA, Los Angeles, opening in November 2021.

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

    Portrait of Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, 2021 / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Dan Kvitka

  • Haley Josephs - Print

    Almine Rech Editions is pleased to present the first limited edition collaboration with artist Haley Josephs, titled Rise.

    “I think it’s important that the colors and emotional tone of the painting invite the viewer in, uplifting them sensorially. For me painting is a way to encourage my inner child to feel hope. Some of the subject matter can be hard for me to approach, and I tackle this by trying to uplift the characters, to set them free from the inward ties that bind them.”

    Haley Josephs

  • The Armory Show


    September 9 - 12, 2021
    Booth 119


    On the occasion of The Armory Show 2021, Almine Rech will present works by Genesis Tramaine and Phyllis Stephens. The curated selection of new works highlights both artists' unique approach to bridging abstraction and figuration, altogether offering a dynamic visual narrative of contemporaneous ways to define and shape portraiture. Tramaine will present a group of paintings from her ongoing "Gleaning" series. These works will be shown alongside several new quilts by Stephens from her series "The Garden of Eve".  

    Genesis Tramaine (b. 1983) lives and works in Newark, NJ and is represented by Almine Rech. Phyllis Stephens (b.1955) lives and works in Atlanta, GA and is represented by Almine Rech and Richard Beavers Gallery. 

    VIP Preview (by invitation only):
    Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10 am - 8 pm

    Public Days:
    Friday, September 10, 2021, 12 pm - 8 pm
    Saturday, September 11, 2021, 12 pm - 8 pm
    Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12 - 7 pm

    The Armory Show
    Javits Center 
    429 11th Ave
    New York, NY 10001


    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

    Portrait of Genesis Tramaine, 2021 / © Genesis Tramaine - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo Ashley Dennis - Portrait of Phyllis Stephens, 2021 / © Phyllis Stephens - Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery

  • Art Paris


    September 8 — 12, 2021
    Booth B04

     

    On the occasion of Art Paris 2021, Almine Rech is pleased to highlight American artist Marcus Jansen with a special presentation of his paintings. Through his colorful and expressive brushwork, Jansen explores the human condition critically, socially, and while politically charged, invites the viewer to engage in the reflection. His work challenges the traditional stylized rules that have governed the genre and creates a new form of portraiture while investigating structures of power, anonymity and history.
    Jansen will show a selection of four works. Three from his on-going series Faceless. The series started in 2012, a departure from Jansen’s post-apocalyptic dystopian urban environments one of which will also be showing, Behind Walls #4

    Last year, Jansen had his first Museum solo show in the US at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, FL and in April he opened another solo Museum exhibition at The Baker Museum in Naples, FL.

    A selection of works by both established and emerging artists will complete the booth. Through a multifaceted group of works exhibited on the occasion of Art Paris 2021, Almine Rech will bring together artists who demonstrate distinctive practices within painting and sculpture, within a wide range of generations and origins: Justin Adian, John M Armleder, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Andrea Marie Breiling, Johan Creten, Eric Croes, Paul de Flers, Gregor Hildebrandt,
    Ryoji Ikeda, Marcus Jansen, Aaron Johnson, Tarik Kiswanson, Wes Lang, Alexandre Lenoir, John McAllister, Peter Peri, Taryn Simon, Chris Succo, Claire Tabouret, Thu Van Tran, Tursic & Mille, Francesco Vezzoli and Dan Walsh.

    VIP Preview (by invitation only):
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 11 am - 8 pm

    Public Days:
    Thursday, September 9, 2021, 12 pm - 8 pm
    Friday, September 10, 2021, 12 pm - 9 pm
    Saturday, September 11, 202, 12 pm - 8 pm
    Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12 pm - 8 pm

    Grand Palais Éphémère
    Plateau Joffre
    75007 Paris, France

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

    Marcus Jansen, When Colonialists Fall, 2021 - Oil enamels, acrylic, oil stick, spray paint, charcoal on canvas - 223.5 x 274.3 cm, 88 x 108 in / © Marcus Jansen - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Marcus Jansen studio

  • César Piette - NFTs on Foundation


    September 4, 2021 at 3 PM EST


    Almine Rech Editions is pleased to present a first-time collaboration with Foundation and contemporary artist César Piette.

    Four unique NFTs by the artist will launch through the Foundation platform on September 4, at 3 PM EST. Auctions start at 1 ETH - view the NFTs here.

    Access Foundation's guide to register and bid.

  • One by One: Wes Lang


    July 20 - 25, 2021


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    Almine Rech is pleased to present One by One: Wes Lang, featuring the painting This Is Happiness, 2019.

    One by One is a series of exclusive online viewing rooms dedicated to extraordinary individual artworks. Established to further refine the experience of online exhibitions, One by One features works by artists from the gallery's program on a regular basis.

    Over the last several decades, artist Wes Lang has been honing his craft involving, amongst other things, a tireless, obsessive mining of a post-pop American landscape. A great many of the artist's influences are a function of a distinct autobiographical experience with certain exceptions; the indigenous American as well as other totems of the American West, and painters and sculptors from middle of last century such as Twombly, Guston, Kline, Mitchell, Bacon dove-tailing on up to the more contemporary such as Basquiat, Kippenberger, and Mike Kelley.

    - Arty Nelson, writer and art critic

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • Almine Rech is pleased to announce exclusive representation of Scott Kahn


    The painter Scott Kahn’s entrancing quasi-pastoral scenes and psychological portraiture traverse the boundaries between contemplative immersion and surrealist dissolution. Kahn was born in 1946 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and, in 1968, studied at the Art Students League with Theodoros Stamos. Spending most of his adult life in the Northeast, primarily in New York City and in small towns, the painter's practice reflects an abiding sense of solitude contemplating nature.

    Expressions of recognizable architecture and piercing portraits of his artist friends and family occur among private landscapes from Kahn’s amblings outdoors, often at night. The feeling of reveling in a romp through the woods is contrasted with the artist’s highly controlled brushwork and attention to detail. Focal points suspend maximal blues or tornadic yellow skies to meet individually visible elements—blades of grass or stars—built up over or onto luxurious textures to create atmospheric scenes that ignore walls between exteriors and interiors.

    A graduate of The Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University and two-time recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant among other awards, Kahn’s painting in oil continue experimenting with psychic shifts created from undulating regions of color across his canvas, we are encouraged to search deep within his decisively arranged palette as well as the psychological terrain it conjures.

    - Darla Migan, Ph.D., writer and researcher based in New York City

  • One by One: Genieve Figgis


    July 6 – 18, 2021


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    Almine Rech is pleased to present One by One: Genieve Figgis, featuring the never-seen before painting Equal Rights from 2021.


    One by One is a series of exclusive online viewing rooms dedicated to extraordinary individual artworks. Established to further refine the experience of online exhibitions, One by One features works by artists from the gallery's program on a regular basis.

    In the unusual and satirical style that has made her reputation, Genieve Figgis continues her exploration of the history of painting with Equal Rights, showing a particular attachment to 18th-century genre painting. Following Bruegel and then Vermeer, this artistic genre flourished in British and French painting of the Enlightenment, especially with the fêtes galantes of Watteau, the interior scenes of Chardin and Greuze, and the erotic scenes of Fragonard. Often in small dimensions, genre painting rejected the historical, religious, or allegorical themes fully humanizing the social space and took hold of familiar everyday scenes that could even seem trivial, with just a few close figures entering the composition.

    - Charles Barachon, writer and art critic

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • Aaron Johnson - Prints


    Launching June 27 at 5 PM CET


    Almine Rech Editions is pleased to present three limited edition prints by Aaron Johnson, the first limited edition collaboration with the artist.

    Allegory, the grotesque, humor and esotericism animate the paintings of New York-based artist Aaron Johnson, whose new body of work oscillates between genre painting, portraiture and landscape painting.

    - Charles Barachon

    Pre-order here