Jürgen Paas – NEON – Works

Jürgen Paas – NEON
20 October – 18 November, 2023

Jürgen Paas. NEON.

Exhibition from October 21st – November 18, 2023
Opening Friday, October 20th, 7 p.m.

The gallery has been working successfully with the German painter and installation artist Jürgen Paas since 2010, and since then we have been showing his new works in solo exhibitions every two years. Our book “United Colors” was published for Jürgen Paas’s last exhibition, in which his work development over the last few years is presented.
This year the chosen exhibition title is “NEON”, which on the one hand refers to the Latin term for the “new”, and on the other hand to the fluorescent colors that Paas uses in some of his recent works. This gives to the JUKEBOXES an additional dimension and stresses its radiance and sharp contrast. Paas also experiments with the formats and abandons the basic square shape. In the exhibition we are now showing a summary of the works from the last few years.

BOUND – The Works

Till Augustin & Stephan Marienfeld – BOUND

9 September – 14 October, 2023

Till Augustin und Stephan Marienfeld: BOUND

Exhibition from 09.09. – 12.10.2023
Opening Friday, September 8, 7 p.m.

The Nuremberg sculptor Till Augustin has already been shown many times in our gallery and he is now entering into a dialogue with the Hattingen artist Stephan Marienfeld for the first time as part of a double exhibition. Both demand the impossible from the sculptural material, when Augustin forces heavy steel ropes or brittle blocks of glass into the desired form, and Marienfeld ties stone, porcelain or metal with ropes as if they were soft material. In our exhibition, the lacing and knotting of the two artists enter into a fascinating juxtaposition without obscuring the different artistic approaches.
As part of the exhibition, RAUM:ZEIT 112 will take place on Friday, September 22nd at 7 p.m., with Yoshino on the violin.

RAUM:ZEIT 112 on September 22, 7 p.m.

Collector’s Lounge 2023 – The Works

COLLECTOR’S LOUNGE – Selection 2023

10 June – 8 July, 2023

Where Is My Mind?

From the lecture hall to the gallery
Students from the Essen HBK have realized the exhibition “Where Is My Mind” with the Obrist Gallery, which can be seen in Rüttenscheid from July 15, 2023.
Students at the Essen HBK have heard the expression “unprofitable art” often enough. But what do artists actually do so that they also have something to eat? The students tested this in an unusual seminar.

Insights into the gallery work
Galleries form a central part of today’s art market. This is not surprising, since very few artists are able to market their works in addition to their creative work. Successful artists therefore have valuable partners in their gallerists who complement their area of ​​expertise. Torsten Obrist is such a gallery owner. In cooperation with Prof. Carsten Gliese from the HBK Essen, he welcomed students of the Photography/Media Art (B.F.A.) and Art and Cooperation (M.F.A.) courses for the first time as part of a seminar in his gallery in Essen.
In the “Inside Gallery” course, the students gained an insight into gallery work and planned a joint exhibition. The essential steps for designing a professional presentation of one’s own works were worked out together with the teachers. This should make it easier for the students to enter the art market later.

Exhibition reflects on the body and the corporeal
The exhibition has the title “Where Is My Mind?”, which is more than just a randomly chosen question. In the work of the students, as well as in current art, there is an intensive examination of the (human) body as an artistic medium and as a motif for reflection on the subject and identity. Therefore, a possible answer to the question “Where Is My Mind?” asked in the title could be: “Inside The Body!”
The students cordially invite you to the opening on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 6 p.m. and look forward to entering into the discourse with you.

Exhibition title:
Where Is My Mind?

Sinthujah Beqiri, Katharina Bodenmüller, Anne Finke, Jakob Fleischer,
Britta Frechen, Carsten Gliese, Eva Marmann, Hanwen Qu,
Charlotte Rupprath, Kai Schlender and Shijie Wang

Saturday, 07/15/2023, 6 p.m.

Opening times:
Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(parallel to the Rundgang of HBK Essen)
07/17/2023 – 07/29/2023
Wednesday-Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

Obrist Gallery, Kahrstrasse 59, 45128 Essen

Collector’s Lounge 2023

COLLECTOR’S LOUNGE – Selection 2023

June 10 – July 8, 2023
Opening Friday, June 9, 2023, 7 p.m

In recent years it has become a rule: once a year we present the Collector’s Lounge, with which we give an insight into past and future exhibition projects of the gallery. We show outstanding works by artists of the gallery, but also new things that caught our eye at exhibitions or at the recent art fairs. With Annette Sauermann, Violetta Seliger and Petra Deta Weidemann, there are three new names in our portfolio this year.

Sander Reijgers. Past The Closing Time. The Works.

Sander Reijgers. Past The Closing Time.
Opening Reception Friday, 28 April, 2023, 7 p.m.
Duration: 29 April – 3 June, 2023
Opening Hours: WED-FRI 12-18h, SAT 10-16h

Sander Reijgers. Past The Closing Time.

Opening Friday, April 28, 2023, 7 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: April 29 – June 3, 2023
Opening hours: WED-FRI 12-18h, SAT 10-16h

We are showing the first exhibition of Sander Reijgers (*1977) in our gallery. The Dutch painter and sculptor has developed a very independent and outstanding work in recent years. Time plays an important role in it: over many months he applies layers of color to his pictures, and only when looking from the side the many colors of the layers become visible. The work process is preserved in these painting objects like in a time capsule which the viewer is now allowed open.

Jürgen Jansen. Nodding Yellow. Exponate.

Jürgen Jansen. Nodding Yellow.

Opening Friday, March 10, 2023, 7 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: March 11 – April 22, 2023
Opening times: WED-FRI 12-18h, SAT 10-16h

The works of the Düsseldorf artist Jürgen Jansen are abstract, although here and there one would like to recognize objects, such as cell structures, floral forms or underwater worlds. Before studying fine arts, Jürgen Jansen studied biology with Per Kirkeby and Jan Dibbets, so he is also familiar with scientific methods. Science and research into the building blocks of the world have flowed into his artistic work. Accordingly, he describes his pictures as “experimental arrangements”. In his paintings, calculation and heurism are combined in such a mature way that the viewer has the feeling of being confronted with a self-sufficient cosmos of images.
Jansen’s paintings are characterized by a far-reaching reflection on the most diverse suggestions and impulses from the history of painting, in a spectrum from Monet’s Water Lilies to Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Jackson Pollock’s Drippings. Jansen succeeds in continuing to write these very different positions from art history with contemporary means. The result is his individual version of abstract painting, a universal panorama full of affirmations and contradictions.

Fabian Weinecke And FESTLAND

Fabian Weinecke – Painting / FESTLAND – “Hippies”, Album Release
Opening Friday, January 20, 2023, 7 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: January 20 – February 11, 2023
Opening times: WED-FRI 12-18h, SAT 10-16h

Gallery Obrist is showing works by Fabian Weinecke and FESTLAND are playing songs from their new album “Hippies”.
The Düsseldorf artist Fabian Weinecke (1968-2012) left an extensive oeuvre that can now be rediscovered in this exhibition. In small-format paintings and drawings, Weinecke unfolds idylls and Arcadian landscapes, which are always broken up by inconsistent elements. He often uses the form of the raw picture carrier in his composition, be it wooden planks or torn paper, or he integrates modern devices such as tape recorders or electric guitars into the motifs of the mythologically seeming idyll. “Weinecke takes us into the enigmatic and quirky. Narratively speaking, his pictures run into the indefinite, they generate no meaning and do not explain any connections. But the absurdity of the situation is clear.” (From the text: “Idyll versus Irony” by Sven Drühl, 2011)
Fabian Weinecke grew up in Düsseldorf, studied fine arts at the Düsseldorf State Art Academy from 1988 to 1990. He first lived in Essen, later in Berlin. Selection of exhibitions: 2010 “Night Works”, Märkisches Museum, Witten / 2008 “Lügen”, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf / 2007 “Phantasmagoria”, Galerie Claudia Simon, Düsseldorf / 2005 “Just Perfect”, Galerie Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt am Main / 2003 “Rage in Eden”, Gallery Jacky Strenz, Berlin
As the lyricist of the Essen pop band FESTLAND, Fabian Weinecke’s world of ideas is still present today, and the band’s new album was the occasion for the extensive exhibition and concert tour that begins at Obrist Gallery.

FESTLAND, Portrait: Cornelis Gollhardt

Byte.FM is presenting the FESTLAND tour and writes:
“Hippies” will be released on January 20, 2023 as a double album on the Hamburg label ZickZack Records. Although the band, which was founded in Essen in 2004, is nominally a trio, it still feels more like a quartet. Because in their minds they see the painter who died in 2012, illustrator and lyricist Fabian Weinecke as an “associated band member”. Because not only did he write most of the band’s lyrics and design their covers before his death, the bond remains after his death and Festland also conceptualizes Weinecke’s work on their fourth album , idealistic and artistically true. This is reflected in the setting of his lyrical texts on “Hippies” and the band continues to use his pictures for cover design. In the mid-nineties, the studied musicians Joachim Schaefer (Yoshino) and Dietmar Feldmann (DDFM) joined with Thomas Geier for Festland. Geier had not learned the percussion at the conservatory, but played from beginning to the middle of the 90s on the most important albums by “Die Regierung”. Geier’s percussion and Feldmann’s double bass groove form the mainstay of the song “Girls on the Kai”. A minimalist-jazzy, stoic support on which vocal harmonies are layered (…). This structure doesn’t even falter when dramatic strings pile up towards the end. Instead, it remains securely anchored in the no man’s land between pop and avant-garde.

FESTLAND on Youtube
FESTLAND on bandcamp
FESTLAND on facebook

FESTLAND “Hippies” Album Tour:

20.1.23 / 7 p.m. / FESTLAND “Hippies” album release concert & exhibition opening Fabian Weinecke / Gallery Obrist, Essen
17.2.23 / Gallery Schmalfuss Berlin
18.2.23 / Stadtteilcenter Nord, Hanover
3.3.23 / Haus der Bildung, Schwäbisch Hall
4.3.23 / Kulturcenter, Badstr. 8 Fuerth
18.3.23 / Märkisches Museum Witten
25.3.23 / Gallery Monica Ruppert, Frankfurt
April 21, 2023 / Studio Maria von der Heide Düsseldorf
22.4.23 / brandherd Mannheim
4/28/23 / Westwerk Hamburg
12.5.23 / Melanchthon Essen
13.5.23 / Gallery vorn & oben, Eupen, Belgium