• 11 – 14 November 2021

    Shanghai Exhibition Center

    Booth W33

     

    Galerie Marguo is pleased to be participating in ART021, with a presentation of nine contemporary international artists working in painting and photography. Spanning a variety of approaches from abstraction to figuration, each offer nuanced ways of looking, interpreting, and representing the world through highly subjective formal and political lenses, cultivated from all corners of the earth. The works gathered here are each in their own way concerned with representing the often invisible yet palpable forces that shape our lives, as well as that which is often hidden in plain sight. Since opening its doors in Paris in October 2020, Galerie Marguo has put forward a dedicated exhibitions and publication program of global emerging and mid-career artists, often introducing their work to the French and European context for the first time. 

     

    Galerie Marguo's booth at ART021 Shanghai will spotlight three emerging talents, Ziping WANG, Amanda Baldwin and  Godwin Champs Namuyimbawhile featuring a selection of new works by FENG Li, Jammie Holmes, Soimadou IbrahimSteingrímur GautiA'Driane Nieves and Manuel Stehli.

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  • PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

  • Amanda Baldwin

  • Working in the tradition of landscape and still life painting, Amanda Baldwin (b.1984, United States) adopts a more calculated, yet...
    Working in the tradition of landscape and still life painting, Amanda Baldwin (b.1984, United States) adopts a more calculated, yet whimsical approach to composition, challenging the ways in which we often take such subjects of representation for granted. Employing a fauvist palette of electric blues, purples, greens and yellows, Baldwin morphs topiary, mountains, melons, and cut flowers into volumetric and geometric facsimiles of themselves, animating them with a confounding application of various textures and patterns. At once familiar and strange – artificial, flat, yet seductive and full of depth – Baldwin’s paintings beckon us to perceive the world a little differently.  

     

    Blue Bayou, 2021

    Oil on canvas

    190 x 152 cm / 75 x 60 in

  • ZIPING WANG

  • Drawing on the visual languages of advertising and illustration, Ziping Wang’s (b.1995, China) paintings are inspired by the overwhelming experience...
    Drawing on the visual languages of advertising and illustration, Ziping Wang’s (b.1995, China) paintings are inspired by the overwhelming experience of living within an attention economy in the digital era. Visually seductive food packaging often serves as the starting point for Wang’s colorful configurations that combine a wide array of references and styles, ranging from cartoonish renderings of food, traditional Chinese and Japanese decorative motifs, Old Master still lifes, geometrically patterned forms, and amorphous blobs of varying opacity. Wang’s paintings offer the mirage of a narrative, of a space in which dissociative fragments cohere, yet resist any further extraction of meaning. Paintings as decoys, that talk about something without talking about it, or by talking about something else. The subtext of Wang’s compositions, however, remain as unknowable to the viewer as the black box of the algorithmic machine.

     

    Upcoming Romance, 2021

    Oil on canvas

    140 x 100 cm

  • FENG LI

    • Ziping Wang Seating on two sides of banquette, 2021 Oil on panel 50 x 40 cm
      Ziping Wang
      Seating on two sides of banquette, 2021
      Oil on panel
      50 x 40 cm
    • Ziping Wang Then it starts raining, 2021 Oil on panel 50 x 40 cm
      Ziping Wang
      Then it starts raining, 2021
      Oil on panel
      50 x 40 cm
  • Godwin Champs Namuyimba

  • Drawing on an extended circle of friends as his subjects, Godwin Champs Namuyimba (b.1989, Uganda) focuses on rendering the human form to explore the construction of identity in relation to race and individuality in a postcolonial African context. His paintings weave together traces of news media, busy textile patterns, and alternating solid or watery blocks of color to create intricately layered tableaux that are laden with symbolic meaning and peppered with visual clues. Namuyimba’s works notably make use of a mix of clashing perspectives, resulting in compositions that underscore the fact that observation is never stationary but forever changing and fleeting. 
    • Godwin Champs Namuyimba The Orphan, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 135 x 110 cm
      Godwin Champs Namuyimba
      The Orphan, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      135 x 110 cm
    • Godwin Champs Namuyimba The Tuition, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 135 x 110 cm
      Godwin Champs Namuyimba
      The Tuition, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      135 x 110 cm
  • Feng Li’s (b.1971, China) photographs are characterized by surprising juxtapositions, tongue-in-cheek humor, bright textures and colors, all yielding a sense...
    Feng Li’s (b.1971, China) photographs are characterized by surprising juxtapositions, tongue-in-cheek humor, bright textures and colors, all yielding a sense of the absurd and uncanny within the urban landscape. The quotidian is examined under a bright flash – a signature of his ongoing White Night series (2005- ) – populated by a cast of inscrutable yet compelling characters on the stage of everyday life. The humorous and sinister, real and surreal, share a single frame in Li’s photographs, encouraging our own heightened attention to the spectacle of the world around us. 

     

    Amber, 2018

    Pigment inkjet on Hahnemühle premium

    180 x 120 cm

    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs

  • Jammie Holmes

  • Jammie Holmes’s (b.1984, America) expressive paintings feature richly textured backgrounds, pared-down figures, and enigmatic patches of writing on canvas, resulting...
    Jammie Holmes’s (b.1984, America) expressive paintings feature richly textured backgrounds, pared-down figures, and enigmatic patches of writing on canvas, resulting in large-scale works that are at once realistic yet symbolic representations of the everyday struggles and celebrations of Black life in the Deep South. Holmes grew up in the Sun Belt, where reminders of slavery exist alongside labor union conflicts that have fluctuated in intensity since the Thibodaux Massacre of 1887. His work is a counterpoint to the romantic mythology of Louisiana as a hub of charming hospitality, an idea that has been perpetuated in order to hide the deep scars of poverty and racism that have structured life in the state for centuries. Holmes draws from family photos and his own memories, short circuiting the distance between emotion and mark making, to craft works that testify to the richness and resilience of his community. 

     

    Bulls on Parade, 2020

    Oil and acrylic on canvas

    152.4 x 182.9 cm / 60 x 72 in

  • SOIMADOU IBRAHIM

  • Soimadou Ibrahim’s (b.1989, France) portraits mine the potency of familial and community ties to explore the disjunctions of distance and displacement and the effects these can have on one’s sense of identity. Centering the artist’s family and close friends, Ibrahim’s portraits – rendered in broad, expressive strokes and vibrant colors – are drawn from memory and an archive of family photos. Through the application of heavy layers of paint, Ibrahim strives to materially manifest the spirit of his kin, while also reckoning with the distance between himself and daily life in Itsinkoudi, a remote village in the Comoros Islands off the east coast of Africa, where the artist lived until the age of 10 and much of his family still resides. 
    • Soimadou Ibrahim Béné, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 180 x 180 cm 72 x 72 in
      Soimadou Ibrahim
      Béné, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      180 x 180 cm
      72 x 72 in
    • Soimadou Ibrahim Été comme hiver, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 100 x 75 cm 39.3 x 29.5 in
      Soimadou Ibrahim
      Été comme hiver, 2021
      Acrylic on Canvas
      100 x 75 cm
      39.3 x 29.5 in
  • Steingrímur Gauti

  • Steingrímur Gauti’s (b.1986, Iceland) gestural acrylic and mixed-media abstractions are inspired in turn by twentieth century art history and more...
    Steingrímur Gauti’s (b.1986, Iceland) gestural acrylic and mixed-media abstractions are inspired in turn by twentieth century art history and more ancient philosophies of Zen Buddhism. Gauti’s process reflects an ongoing meditation in motion in which he works continuously with whatever pigments are available at hand, striving toward the uninhibited painterly expression of his internal state, that is lyrical yet devoid of formal preconceptions. Gauti’s canvases, while inevitably imbued with the layers of time, are contemplative exercises in surrendering to its inevitable passage. 

     

    Untitled, 2021

    Oil, acrylics, house paint, graphite on canvas

    180 x 150 cm

    • Steingrímur Gauti Untitled, 2021 Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, graphite, varnish on canvas 100 x 80 cm
      Steingrímur Gauti
      Untitled, 2021
      Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, graphite, varnish on canvas
      100 x 80 cm
    • Steingrímur Gauti Untitled, 2021 Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, graphite, varnish on canvas 100 x 80 cm
      Steingrímur Gauti
      Untitled, 2021
      Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, graphite, varnish on canvas
      100 x 80 cm
    • Steingrímur Gauti Untitled, 2021 Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, gloss medium on canvas 80 x 60 cm
      Steingrímur Gauti
      Untitled, 2021
      Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, gloss medium on canvas
      80 x 60 cm
    • Steingrímur Gauti Untitled, 2021 Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, gloss medium on canvas 80 x 60 cm
      Steingrímur Gauti
      Untitled, 2021
      Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, gloss medium on canvas
      80 x 60 cm
    • Steingrímur Gauti Untitled, 2021 Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, gloss medium on canvas 80 x 60 cm
      Steingrímur Gauti
      Untitled, 2021
      Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, gloss medium on canvas
      80 x 60 cm
  • A'Driane Nieves

  • A'Driane Nieves (b.1982, United States) is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and founder of Tessera Arts Collective, an arts nonprofit serving...
    A'Driane Nieves (b.1982, United States) is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and founder of Tessera Arts Collective, an arts nonprofit serving women identifying & non-binary artists of color in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond that currently operates a storefront studio & gallery space in North Philly. Drawing on her personal experience with disability and mental health, Nieves' explosive, raw abstract paintings seek to express the impacts of external, often invisible, forces on the shaping of our identities. Her work is always grounded by an association with the body. She writes: "If figurative, portrait, and other representative visual works of art are the organs, muscles and bones, then abstraction is the marrow, the synovial fluid, the neural pathways, the central nervous system, the vitreous body through which we view and process experience."
     
    My Body is a Hollow Receptacle of Memories, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    152.4 x 152.4 cm / 60 x 60 in
    • A'Driane Nieves Chimera (1987), 2020 Acrylic, spray paint, house paint, graphite on linen 132.1 x 223.5 cm 52 x 88 in
      A'Driane Nieves
      Chimera (1987), 2020
      Acrylic, spray paint, house paint, graphite on linen
      132.1 x 223.5 cm
      52 x 88 in
    • A'Driane Nieves No. 20, 2021 Graphite, oil stick, acrylic, and house paint on linen 203.2 x 177.8 cm 80 x 70 in
      A'Driane Nieves
      No. 20, 2021
      Graphite, oil stick, acrylic, and house paint on linen
      203.2 x 177.8 cm
      80 x 70 in
  • Manuel Stehli

  • Manuel Stehli’s (b.1988, Switzerland) paintings hover somewhere in the space between outside and inside, specific and general, real and unreal. His life-size portraits of standing and lounging figures depict familiar scenes of casual contact that feel warm and intimate, yet simultaneously muted. The mysterious air of these portraits, as with the vibrant ficus plants, landscapes, or the gingerly positioned compositions of hands, is in part due to their meticulously defined volumes and lines that paradoxically seem to only enhance their elusive, generic quality. Like the stock photographs Stehli models his figures on, his paintings evoke the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s definition of simulacra: “The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth–it is the truth which conceals that there is none.”
    • Manuel Stehli Untitled, 2021 Oil on canvas 240 x 200 cm
      Manuel Stehli
      Untitled, 2021
      Oil on canvas
      240 x 200 cm
    • Manuel Stehli Untitled, 2021 Oil on canvas 190 x 240 cm
      Manuel Stehli
      Untitled, 2021
      Oil on canvas
      190 x 240 cm
    • Manuel Stehli Untitled (Pair of hands 18), 2021 Oil on canvas 30 x 36 cm
      Manuel Stehli
      Untitled (Pair of hands 18), 2021
      Oil on canvas
      30 x 36 cm
    • Manuel Stehli Untitled (Pair of hands 14), 2021 Oil on canvas 30 x 36 cm
      Manuel Stehli
      Untitled (Pair of hands 14), 2021
      Oil on canvas
      30 x 36 cm
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