• Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of contemporary American artist Jonathan Gardner in Europe.

    Almine Rech will host the artist’s inaugural solo exhibition featuring new paintings in Almine Rech Paris, Turenne from November 20 to December 18, 2021.

    Jonathan Gardner is a New-York based artist known for his depictions of stylized figures in their leisurely worlds. Gardner’s richly colored paintings are filled with nonchalant figures against flattened space, adding to the surreal, uncanny air of the works. Drawing from the aesthetics of modern art, his painting sets up an absence of hierarchy between the motifs, combining several realities: landscape, portrait and still life.

    Gardner received is BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017, he was finalist candidat for the Prix Jean-François Prat.
    Jonathan Gardner was featured in a group presentation at Almine Rech Paris, Turenne, from October 12 to November 16, 2019.

    Born in 1982, Jonathan Gardner lives and works in New York City.
    He is represented by Casey Kaplan in New York.

    For inquiries, please contact:

    Portrait of Jonathan Gardner in his studio, 2021 / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Dan Bradica

  • Art Basel Unlimited

    Ryoji Ikeda, data-verse 3 (2021)
    September 23 - 26, 2021
    Hall 1.0 / U20

    Ryoji Ikeda’s data-verse 3 (2021) premiered as a standalone artwork as part of Art Basel's Unlimited sector, the unique platform for large-scale projects that transcend the limitations of a traditional art-fair stand. Presented by Almine Rech and commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, the third and final variation of the artist’s most complex project to date marks the conclusive chapter in his data-driven audio-visual research into nature that first began in the early 2000s.

    Ryoji Ikeda is an electronic composer and visual artist who explores sound and light by means of mathematical precision and aesthetics. By experimenting with frequencies and scales difficult for the human ear and mind alone to comprehend, Ikeda renders the imperceptible through numerical systems and computer aesthetics. His long-term projects have taken a multiplicity of forms, from immersive live performances and audio-visual installations to books and CDs and have evolved over the years to encompass his data-driven research.

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    Ryoji Ikeda, data-verse 3 (2021)DCI-4K DLP projector, computer, speakers; Audiovisual installation; 11'40", loop; Edition 1 of 5 - © Ryoji Ikeda - Courtesy of the Artist, Audemars Piguet and Almine Rech

  • Art Basel Unlimited

    James Turrell, Prado, Red (1968)
    September 23 - 26, 2021
    Hall 1.0 / U47

    Almine Rech is pleased to present Prado, Red, 1968, by American artist James Turrell. The historical 'Projection Piece' was on view on the occasion of Art Basel Unlimited.

    The exhibition of Prado, Red presents the exciting opportunity to experience a historic ‘Projection Piece’ by James Turrell. In 1966, Turrell began creating his ‘Projection Pieces’ at his first studio and exhibition venue, the former ‘Mendota Hotel’ in Ocean Park, California. Using the ground floor commercial space, he blocked out all the windows in order to project artificial light in the corners of the room (‘Cross Corner Projections’) or onto individual walls (‘Single Wall Projections’). Turrell showed these ‘Projection Pieces’ shortly thereafter in 1967 at the Pasadena Art Museum.These early systematic investigations of the interaction of artificial/natural light and interior/exterior spaces paved the way for the magnanimous ‘Skyspaces.’

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    James Turrell, Prado, Red, 1968, Projection Piece,165 x 244 cm, 65 x 96 1/8 in - © James Turrell - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Rebecca Fanuele

  • 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

    For inquiries, please contact:

    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:

    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:

    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:

    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


    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

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