Exhibitions at Galerie Karsten Greve
Thomas Brummett is an artist who is on a journey that follows two intertwined paths. Thoughtful and patient, he is on a quest to discover the essence of the natural world by focusing on the immediate before him—a twig, a fleeing light beam. He is also an explorer of the medium of photography, experimenting with the myriad ways of making an image with light and marks on the surface of light sensitive paper. All Brummett’s work is from his lifelong series Rethinking the Natural.
Galerie Karsten Greve is pleased to present a comprehensive solo exhibition of works by the photographer Roger Ballen, who was born in New York in 1950, but has lived in South Africa for more than 30 years. The show focuses on his most recent series, entitled Asylum of the Birds.
These photographs are taken mostly between 2008 and 2013 and capture dreamlike, nightmarish scenarios of complex symbolism. The underlying, often improvised mises-en-scène were all staged in a house on the … more
Galerie Karsten Greve is pleased to present a comprehensive solo exhibition of new photography by Robert Polidori, which places multiple groups of his works in dialogue with one another. In Exteriors and Interiors, images from his series Beyrouth and Dendritic Cities will be shown for the first time, works that the photographer, b. 1951 in Montréal, Canada, produced between 2008 and 2011. Polidori’s views of exterior and interior spaces in their urban contexts are like portraits tha… more
BRASSAÏ – DUBUFFETOCTOBER 28 - DECEMBER 3, 2011Opening receptionFriday, October 28, 2011, 6 - 8 pmThe show will be accompanied by a catalogue The Karsten Greve Gallery is pleased to pay homage to the artists Brassaï and Jean Dubuffet in the context of an exhibition that reveals a reflection on a theme that connects them in a rather astonishing way - "Graffiti". Brassaï and Dubuffet approach the city as though it were a large prehistoric cave, as spectators of a wil… more
MIMMO JODICE -TRANSITI27 May – 30 July 2011Galerie Karsten Greve in Cologne devotes a solo show to the renowned Neapolitan photographer Mimmo Jodice, continuing the successful cooperation with the artist in recent years. The works in this show were recently exhib-ited at the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples and are closely related to the museum’s collection of paintings. Mimmo Jodice studied the wonderful old master paintings, especially the vivid portrayals of people, and photo-graphe… more
Die Zeit steht still in den Bildern des amerikanischen Photographen Thomas Brummett. Wie ein tiefer Blick in das Wesen der Schönheit verbeugen sie sich andächtig vor der Perfektion der Natur. So fokussiert, scheint diese einer schnelllebigen, häufig zerstörerischen menschlichen Zivilisation auf ewig zu trotzen.
Die Galerie Karsten Greve Köln zeigt vom 4. Juni 2004 bis zum 14. August 2004 über 50 Arbeiten des Künstlers, die im wesentlichen aus drei Bilder-zyklen stammen. In ganz unterschi… more