Gavin turk «Bag sticker», 2000

Gavin turk «Bag sticker», 2000

Gavin Turk, a member of the « Young British Artists » (a group that includes among others Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and the Chapman brothers), explores notions of authenticity and identity that relate to the modernist and avant garde questioning of a “myth” of the artist and the “paternity” of a work of art.

This edition re-uses the recurrent motif in his work of the trash bag, for which he was awarded the Jack Goldhill Sculpture Prize in 2001 by the Royal Academy of Arts in London. In this case however, the trash bag is not rendered as a sculpture ('Bag'), but as a photograph and printed as a sticker. Justifying his interest for this object the artist explains that : “a piece of rubbish on the street contains within it cultural stories – stories of use, of its production, of its being thrown away – the stories that this bin bag can tell are stories about who we are and how we live.”

“I don’t like things to be thrown away. Not that I’m nostalgic, particularly, but I do think it’s quite nice to change the temporal nature of things to try to understand what the things are. To have any experience of time – to understand that we wake up tomorrow or we woke up this morning – is to be a time traveller.

Format

Autocollant.

Dimensions

83 x 59 cm

Edition of 100 copies signed, dated and numbered by the artist on the lower right angle and initialled, dated and numbered by the artist.

Price

CHF 600. Price of the unsigned and unnumbered version: CHF 70

George Shaw «sans titre», 2006

George Shaw «no title», 2006

Shaw’s paintings reveal a fascination for the notion of “Englishness”. The mythologies of English popular culture – his drawings of sadly famous figures such as Peter Sutcliff or the old charm magazines spread around his studio - inform his work. In broader terms his work also depicts aspect of modern Europe.

The artist’s works are based on photographs of working-class suburbs, often taken by the artist himself, a member of his family, or published in local magazines. Shaw covers his images of city halls, rows of garages, damaged parks or rundown playgrounds, with Humbrol enamel on wood, a meticulous process that produces seductive, shiny and detailed images. The images convey an assumed nostalgia and a heavy- both irresistible and disturbing- atmosphere. At times his work pays tribute to Kitchen Sink cinema – British social Realism pf the 1950s and 1960s – in a contemporary and depoliticized version.

This edition created by George Shaw for his solo exhibition at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (his first show outside the UK) stand as unique in the production of the artist nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011. The photograph has a mysterious quality and seems to evoke a fleeting moment.

Description

Edition of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève.

Format

C-Print.

Dimensions

Diptych, 2 x [24 x 36 cm]

15 copies signed and numbered by the artist.

Price

CHF 1000.

GIANNI PIACENTINO WBGP First Flight, 2013

Gianni Piacentino WBGP First Flight, 2013

This edition has been conceived and produced by Gianni Piacentino for his retrospective at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. The iconography is inspired by the beginnings of aviation and the Wright Brothers (“WB” in the title), it recalls his first paintings from the 1970s. It is the first edition by Gianni Piacentino. Each piece was hand-painted by the artist.

Born in Coazze (Turin) in 1945, Gianni Piacentino’s work has been shown in several museums in Europe, such as the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Bologna or the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen and the Museum am Ostwall of Dortmund. The artist also exhibited at the MoMA Ps1 in New York and at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles.

Format

Silk-screen, enhanced with nacre (handmade by the artist).

Dimensions

70 x 34 cm

Edition of 15, signed and numbered.

Price

CHF 2000
Frame: CHF 230

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski «sans titre», 2009

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski «no title», 2009

JAKUB JULIAN ZIOLKOWSKI’s work depicts an imaginary world filled with narrative elements, details, emotions and obsessions. The canvases are packed with patterns and have a disorienting, hallucinatory quality. The artist’s draws his inspiration from several elements – from abstract geometric art to Street Art, from Guston to Jérome Bosch or R. Crumb. His work is a sort of human bestiary, each emotion is transformed into a specific form: animals, plants, minerals or space. To simply describe his work as a spontaneous chaos is to ignore the artist’s approach. There is in the impression of anarchy of his canvases a conception of the world meaningful to our contemporary thinking on culture.

Using the image of the skeleton – a recurrent theme in the artist’s work – this serigraphy produced at the Atelier C. Humbert-Droz is idiosyncratic for it has no color and Ziolkowksi’s work is usually very colorful. In a circular or spirale like motion the skeleton splits into two through an axial symmetry and hides a second motif at the center of the work.

Description

Edition of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève for the Jakub Julian Ziolkowski exhibition, printed at the serigraphy studio C. Humbert-Droz in Geneva in May 2009..

Format

Serigraphy on vellum “Arches” 88 300 gm2, 4 sections (white, gray, black and gray).

Dimensions

71 x 32 cm

Edition of 25 copies (+3 H.C. et 7 E.A.), signed and numbered on the back by the artist.

Price

Price: CHF 625.
Frame with anti-glare:
CHF 442

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