Needful things | Uxval Gochez Gallery

August 31, 2021
barcelona gallery uxval gochez presents an international group show of contemporary artists, curated by katharina arndt and paul pretzer

Needful things | Group show | Uxval Gochez Gallery | Curated by Katharina Arndt and Paul Pretzer | #stilllife #bodegon

Duration:

03.07.-05.09.2021

Location:

Uvxal Gochez Gallery | Trafalgar 36 | 08010 Barcelona


On view 14 international artists:

Aggtelek (Xandro Vallès und Gema Perales) | BCN

needful things, groupshow, stilllife, bodegon, contemporary art, platform
Aggtelek | PostModern | 2017 | Pen Marker on Canvas | 65 × 46 cm (25 5/8 × 18 1/8 inches) | 2.220,00 € 
location, uvxal gochez gallery, barcelona, munchies art club, viewing room
Aggtelek | I Love Holidays & Keep Life Simple | 2021 | Watercolor on Paper | 32 × 24 cm (12 5/8 × 9 1/2 inches) | 580,00 € (framed) 
buy art online, fun art, art news, colorful, fun young
Needful things | Installation view

Alejandro Acosta | BCN

art history, painters, secret life of things, objects, show, selection
Alejandro Acosta | Mire tatuando a Gema |  2021 | Acrylic on raw linen canvas | 116 × 89 cm (45 5/8 × 35 inches) | 1.500,00 € 
different artistic positions, contemporary painting, selection
Alejandro Acosta | Game stop still life | 2021 | Oil on polycotton canvas | 100 × 80 cm (39 3/8 × 31 1/2 inches) | 1.250,00 € 
spanish gallery, introducing, emerging, artists, art news
Needful things | Installation view

Maxim Brandt | Berlin

international artists, vast variety, artistic, approaches, strategies
Maxim Brandt | Angel Of Time | 2021 | Acrylics on canvas | 50 × 40 cm (19 5/8 × 15 3/4 inches) | 1.800,00 € 
presenting the artists, aggtelek, xandro vallès,  gema perales,
Maxim Brandt | Angel Of Self-Reflection | 2021 | Acrylics on canvas / 50 × 40 cm (19 5/8 × 15 3/4 inches) | 1.800,00€ 
kitsch, naive, paintings, scenery, beautiul, peaceful, still life
Needful things | Installation view

Sara Bonache | BCN

barcelona, spain, alejandro acosta, female artist, international,
Sarah Bonache | Tear catcher | 2020 | Oil on linen | 46 × 38 cm (18 1/8 × 15 inches) | 850,00 € (framed) 
group show, maxim brandt, berlin, sara bonache, jose bonell,
Sara Bonache | Lachrymatory, 2020 | Oil on linen | 35 × 27 cm (13 3/4 × 10 5/8 inches) | 600,00 € (framed)
katharina arndt, curator, young female, spotlight, talented
Needful things | Installation view

Jose Bonell | BCN

emerging art, contemporary painting, oil paint, canvas, original,
Jose Bonell | Untitled | 2020 | Oil on linen | 46 × 38 cm (18 1/8 × 15 inches) | 800,00 € (framed)
unique piece, fritz bornstück, German artists, gabrielle graessle,
Jose Bonell | Venetian Vesels | 2021 | Oil and spraypaint on linen | 97 × 130 cm (38 1/4 × 51 1/8 inches) | 2.400,00 € (framed)
pastel colors, cream colors, decoration, wall artworks, framed unique
Needful things | Installation view

Fritz Bornstück | Berlin

andalusien, spain, philip grözinger, nadia jaber, young female art
Fritz Bornstück | Trick (für MW) | 2017 | Oil and pigments auf canvas-collage | 40 × 30 cm (15 3/4 × 11 3/4 inches) | 2.400,00 € (framed)
tomas morell, modern art, framed available wall art, collect art
Fritz Bornstueck | Bad Hair Day | 2017 | Oil on canvas | 40 × 30 cm (15 3/4 × 11 3/4 inches) | 2.400,00 € (framed)
oil paintings, dark, decor, interior design, styish, beautiful art
Needful things | Installation view

Gabrielle Graessle | Andalusien, Spain

sador weinschlucker, surreal, collage, global, viewing room,
Gabrielle Graessle | Untitled |  2021 | Acrylic on paper | 42 × 30 cm (16 1/2 × 11 3/4 inches) | 670,00 € (framed)
john trashkowsky, zürich, paul pretzer, curator, director,
Gabrielle Graessle | Untitled | 2021 | Acrylic and spray on canvas | 180 × 150 cm (70 7/8 × 59 inches) | 5.900,00 €
needful things, still life, gabrielle graessle, artist to watch
Needful things | Installation view

Philip Grözinger | Berlin

katharina arndt, how to collect art, safe online store, art platform
Philip Groezinger | Sense | 2021 | Oil on canvas | 30 × 40 cm (11 3/4 × 15 3/4 inches) | 2.500,00 €
katharina arndt, how to collect art, safe online store, art platform
Philip Groezinger | Still | 2021 | Oil on canvas | 30 × 40 cm (11 3/4 × 15 3/4 inches) | 2.500,00 €
philip groeinger, talented male artist, germany, hamburg, famous
Needful things | Installation view

Nadia Jaber | BCN

jasmin schülke, art gallery, exhibition, artsy, instagram art,
Nadia Jaber | Floral Arrangement n.11 | Oil, acrylic and pastel on sewed canvases | 2020 | 100 × 80 cm (39 3/8 × 31 1/2 inches) | 2.800,00 €
modern, installation, group show, summer, spain, culture, events
Nadia Jaber | Floral Arrangement n.13 | 2020 | Oil, acrylic and pastel on sewed canvases | 120 × 100 cm (47 1/4 × 39 3/8 inches) | 2.900,00 € 
pastel colors, framed, buy art online, secure, safe, amazing
Needful things | Installation view

Tomas Morell | BCN 

still lifes, viewers, fascinated, arrangements, flowers, fruits, everyday objects,
Tomás Morel | Bodegón femenino (masculinizado) | 2020 | Oil on canvas | 100 × 81 cm (39 3/8 × 31 7/8 inches) | 2.400,00 €
instruments, dead animals, stil leven, quiet life, reference, paintings, inanimate objects
Tomás Morell | Stilleben mit Wurst / Still life with sausage |  2021 | Oil on canvas | 46 × 38 cm (18 1/8 × 15 inches) | 1.100,00 €
munchies art club, platform, online store, safe, secure,
Needful things | Installation view

Sador Weinschlucker | Berlin 

selection, history, ancient world, pliny reports, painter zeuxis, painted grapes,
Sador Weinsclucker | Wohin des Weges? | 2020 | Oil on canvas | 40 × 60 cm (15 3/4 × 23 5/8 inches) | 3.000,00 €
deceptively, birds flew, 17th century, netherlands, holland, world trading power,
Sador Weinsčlucker | du und ich / you and me | 2019 | Oil on canvas | 30 × 35 cm (11 3/4 × 13 3/4 inches) | 1.950,00€ 
gabrielle graessle, young art to collect, online art shop, platform
Needful things | Installation view

John Trashkowsky | Zürich 

merchants, precious paintings, illustrate, social status, established, independent genre
John Trashkowsky | Sweet Apocalypse
gllaerist, offince, installation, hanging art, international artists
Needful things | Installation view

Paul Pretzer | BCN 

vanitas, displaying symbols, perishability, decay, overturned, broken objects, skulls
Paul Pretzer |  Baltasars Brut (Nach Baltasar van der Ast) | 2021 | Oil on wood | 35 × 56 cm (13 3/4 × 22 inches) | 4.400,00 € (framed)
reflects, lifestyles, canned beer, wine goblet, hip design labels, tuna cans, palette,
Paul Pretzer | Now you do what they told ya | 2021 | Oil on wood | 30 × 45 cm (11 3/4 × 17 3/4 inches) | 3.600,00 € (framed)
decorate wall, hanging framed artworks, interior design
Needful things | Installation view

Katharina Arndt | BCN

techniques, broad, ranging, traditional oil paintings, airbrush techniques,
Katharina Arndt | My beloved bathrobe | 2021 | Acrylic paint and marker on lacquer fabric | 130 × 90 cm (51 1/8 × 35 3/8 inches) | 4.400,00 € 
atheistic society, paradise, memento mori, represented, skull, shock
Katharina Arndt | Healthy shopping (sketch) | 2020 | Marker on black paper | 42 × 29,7 cm (16 1/2 × 11 3/4 inches) | 46,5 × 34,5 × 2,2 cm (18 1/4 × 13 5/8 × 7/8 inches) (framed) | 850,00 € 
design, artistic, art world, available originals
Needful things | Installation view

For more on the artists follow them on Instagram:

Aggtelek Duo

Alejandro Acosta

Maxim Brandt

Sara Bonache

Jose Bonell

Fritz Bornstueck

Gabrielle Graessle

Philip Groezinger

Nadia Jaber

Tomàs Morell Brenner

Sador Weinsclucker

John Trashkowsky

Paul Pretzer

Katharina Arndt

For more on the Gallery Uxval Gochez Gallery

Galería Uxval Gochez

Credits:

Credits of artwork-photos are by the artists

Installation shots: Katharina Arndt

Text: Jasmin Schuelke, translation Wolfram Ziltz


Still lifes -

for centuries artists and viewers alike have been fascinated by them: arrangements of flowers, fruits, everyday objects, instruments, dead animals too.


The term originates from the Dutch stil leven (quiet life), and refers to paintings for which inanimate objects are selected and arranged.

The history of still life paintings  dates back to the ancient world. Pliny reports that the painter Zeuxis painted grapes so deceptively that birds flew in to peck from them. Still lifes reached their heyday in the 17th century in the Netherlands; Holland was a world trading power at the time, and merchants wanted to use the precious paintings to illustrate their social status.

The still life established itself as an independent genre, for example as vanitas displaying symbols of perishability (decay, overturned or broken objects, skulls).

Needful things at Uvxal Gochez Gallery, Barcelona, has gathered 14 international artists who have dealt with still life in different ways.
The initiator of the exhibition is Berlin-based artist Paul Pretzer, whose artistic work is focused on this genre of art.

The show is curated both by Katharina Arndt (Berlin, Barcelona) and Pretzer. Walking through the exhibition, it becomes clear that many motifs in this compilation had already been depicted by Baroque painters: flowers, painted porcelain vessels, skulls. However, these are combined with today's everyday objects.


Arndt has depicted a carrier of beer cans as it is sold on the streets of Barcelona. One dented, empty can lies on the table - a contemporary memento mori.

Sador Weinsčlucker's painted a hammer next to a shattered bottle of wine.

Paul Pretzer's still lifes are full of humor. One of his works shows the three Magi, depicted as plastic bottles.


The still life reflects our lifestyles; canned beer has replaced the wine goblet, hip design labels find their place next to tuna cans.

The palette of techniques is also broad, ranging from traditional oil paintings to airbrush techniques. In our atheistic society, we lack the promise of paradise.

Even the memento mori represented by a skull may no longer shock.

The focus is on earthly life, in which we surrounded ourselves with needful things.

Those are charged with meanings, they are our promise of salvation.
Arrangements are subject to a-changing times, yet needful things have lost none of their fascination.

Jasmin Schülke

space wagon, artwork, installation view, exhibition, Raum mit Licht, ernst koslitsch

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