Kourd Gallery Athens | A Grammar of Gestures

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December 8, 2021
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Maria Capelo | Corgo | Ink on paper | 17 x 18 cm | 2021

Gallery Kourd presents the artists Maria Capelo, Mark Lammert, Michael Markwick, Béatrice Dreux, David Benforado in the exhibition "A Grammar of Gestures"

The Gallery Kourd in Athens presents the exhibition of the contemporary artists Maria Capelo, Mark Lammert, Michael Markwick, Béatrice Dreux, David Benforado in the exhibition "A grammar of gestures" curated by Jurriaan Benschop.

Dates : 23.11.2021 - 20.02.2022

Address : 2 Kassianis str. , 114 71, Athens, Greece. 

Hours : Tuesday to Friday 12.00 - 20.30 pm. & Saturday 11.00 -15.00 pm.

David Benforado | NIghtscape II | 150x150cm | Oil on linen | 2018

The painters in this exhibition understand their work as a practice of transformation.

Human figures, animals, or elements of landscape appear in their works, but these motifs present themselves neither in a singular, unambiguous way, nor as a hard subject matter.

Rather, the center of attention is on the dynamics of shapes, on the ability of forms to flip and change appearance while you are looking at them.

Mark Lammert | 2 | After Etienne-Jules Marey II | 2011-2017 | 40 x 30 cm | Oil on panel

This shifting has to do with the way the motifs are executed, with the grammar of painterly gestures that is involved in the conception of the works.

Each of the painters presents a distinct sensibility, a way to approach the canvas, paper, or other substrate.

Michael Markwick | Flood | Acrylic, pigment and sand on transparent silk | 145x120 cm | 2021 

There is a gentle or decisive brushstroke, an angry scraping away, or a patient process of layering paint to reach a certain depth or intensity of color.

The paintings develop their character and complexity in their material presence, through touch and texture.

Béatrice Dreux | Crying Moon | Acrylic, oil pastel, glitter on canvas | 220 x 200 cm | 2020

Exhibition information : 

Gallery Kourd

@kourdgallery

Contact : Haik J Kourdoglanian | Gallery Owner

Curator: Jurriaan Benschop

@jurriaan.benschop

We thank the gallery Kourd, the curator Jurriaan Benschop and the artists for sharing the exhibition with us, taking place in my beloved Athens.

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