26. Kristin Hjellegjerde

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

London, Melior Place

Into Yonderland, 25 Sep – 31 Oct 2020  Dream-like, colourful figures appear in theatrical and absurd scenes, caught in an uneasy balance between the familiar and the strange, the comedic and the uncanny. Often painted in a vibrant, fairground colour palette, the works invite the viewer into a world of illusion in which the more macabre aspects are revealed as the scene unfolds before the gaze. Read more

Tears Like Northern Rain, 9 Oct – 31 Oct 2020  Dramatic stylised scenes rendered in a striking contrast of natural and acid tones recall the bold aesthetics of comic books and Pop art with vivid contemporary perspective. This is the work of Lancashire-born, London-based artist Louis Bennett whose practice explores personal narratives within the shifting context of British history and politics. Read more

Berlin

Zima Blue, 11 September – 24 October 2020 Martine Poppe Public and private, demure and violent, ordered and wild – for her second exhibition in Berlin, young Norwegian artist Martine Poppe has produced an extraordinary series of paintings and sculptures. Read more.

EARLIER EXHIBITIONS

London Wandsworth

The Desperate Journey, 21 September – 10 October 2020 Tewodros Hagos Lone figures appear standing wrapped in silver and gold blankets against moody grey skies while exhausted faces, framed by their life jackets, look pleading out from the canvas.  Read more.

London, Melior Place

A Splendour Among Shadows, 26 August – 19 September 2020 Lorena García MateuRichard Stone Bringing together the sculptural work of London-based artist Richard Stone and Spanish artist Lorena García Mateu’s paintings, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery presents A Splendour Among Shadows, a timely exploration of sensuality and artistic representation. Read more.

London Wandsworth

A Place That Cannot Be, 7 August – 6 September 2020 Maha Ahmed

A pink crane swoops into a white sky above a landscape of exotic plants and dark earth. This is the artistic world of Pakistani artist Maha Ahmed whose work explores the relationship between the self and the other through the creation of mythical visual narratives.Read more 

Berlin

Everything, 30 July – 29 August 2020 Richard Schur

Imagine a watch, each component crafted, polished and positioned by hand, using tools refined and perfected by a true master. A watch so exquisite it becomes time’s keeper rather than its teller. Everything is connected; if just one component is altered or removed, the hands of time will cease to turn. Read more 

London, Melior Place

When will I see you again? 10 July – 15 August 2020 Kyle Meyer

Three naked forms emerge behind a rash of colours as if coming up for air. This large-scale textural self-portrait articulates the feelings of seclusion, claustrophobia and anxiety that run throughout Kyle Meyer’s latest body of work. Read more 

London Wandsworth

The Echo of Time, 1 July – 31 July 2020 

A mysterious, sombre female figure leads us silently through a series of vivid and surreal settings. Both sculptural and ethereal she appears in different forms, hovering between worlds, just as the imagery that surrounds her creates a layered impression of familiarity and mystery, closeness and distance, ancient and modern. Read more 

Berlin

Inadequate, Just Inadequate, 18 Jun – 25 Jul 2020 

A series of lyrical paintings produced in Portugal, which draw inspiration from the isolation of ‘social distancing’ and Portugal’s fascination with the concept of saudade – the yearning to escape what you cannot live without, to possess what you know will do you harm. Read more 

London, Melior Place

10001 afternoons, 22 May – 3 Jul 2020 

Strong female figures appear vibrant and empowered in Wycliffe Mundopa’s complex theatrical scenes. These are the residents of Mbare — one of Harare’s most colourful townships — whom play a central role in not just the infrastructure of Zimbabwe’s largely informal economy, but also the shaping of a proud national identity. Read more 

Berlin

Ikwokirikwo: The Dance of Spirits, 9 May – 13 Jun 2020 

Gerald Chukwuma’s thrilling ability to capture moments of rapture reaches new heights in his meditations on the ancient Ikwokirikwo dance, at the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery Berlin. Read more

London Wandsworth

On the Spur of the Moment, 15 May – 27 Jun 2020 

Red-eyed cowboys smoke cigarettes and sit astride rearing horses while a burly woman practises the guitar on a blue wooden chair. For his first solo exhibition entitled On the spur of the moment at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Wandsworth, Joachim Lambrechts invites viewers into a dynamic visual world inspired by impulsivity and play. Read more

Modern Times, 20 Mar – 17 May 2020 Sinta Tantra

Modern Times, an exhibition of new work by Sinta Tantra curated by Guillaume Vandame. Read more

All the Days and Nights, 28 Feb – 9 May 2020 Group Exhibition

The latest group show at Kristin Hjellegjerde’s Wandsworth gallery in London brings together the work of 16 artists who are exploring portraiture through their different mediums. Read more

Fragments of Life, 13 Mar – 25 Apr 2020 Rebecca Brodskis

In gesture, expression and the subtle distortion of surface reality, Rebecca Brodskis captures whole lives, tells stories of place and friendship, charts love’s course – from exploration through to performance – as a colour, a tangle of limbs, an embrace, and a dance. Read more

Solo Exhibition, 14 Feb – 14 Mar 2020 Dawit Abebe

Huge figures stand with their backs turned to the viewer as if trying to fade into the colourful painted backgrounds, alongside a collection of monstrous hands extending from muscular male bodies. Read more

Mystery of things, 8 February – 7 March 2020 Vibeke Slyngstad

Vulnerable and cussed. Indifferent and in need of protection. A scrap of overlooked scrubland near a refugee camp in east Jerusalem. A trail once used by the Comanche, where Donald Trump now wants his wall. A place of retreat in India. A coastal nature reserve in Norway. Read more

Maní, 10 January – 8 February, 2020 Ana Barriga

A giant peanut with a blue face and red lips resides as deity over a vibrant world of cartoon-like creatures. This is Maní, the fictional civilisation created by Spanish artist Ana Barriga in which society centres around the peanut. For her solo show at Kristin Hjellegjerde’s gallery in London Bridge, the artist presents a new series of imaginative paintings that visualise everyday life in the peanut community. Read more.

The Three Princes of Serendip, 18 January – 22 February, 2020 Ruprecht Von Kaufmann

Spectral figures float against shadowy backgrounds as if emerging from dust or smoke. These are the surreal, monochromatic visions of Berlin-based artist Ruprecht von Kaufmann, who returns to the medium of drawing for his latest solo exhibition entitled The Three Princes of Serendip at Kristin Hjellegjerde’s gallery in Wandsworth, London. Read more

Transcendental, 14 Dec 2019 – 1 Feb 2020 Sadikou Oukpedjo

Mysterious half-man, half-animal beings appear on the canvas in surreal, seemingly mythological scenes. Togolese artist Sadikou Oukpedjo presents a stunning new series of paintings for his solo exhibition Transcendental at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery Berlin. Read more

አንዳፍታ (Moment),  22 November – 20 December, 2019 Wendimagegn Belete

Stitching together fragments from historic and contemporary Ethiopian culture, Wendimagegn Belete creates vibrant, textural collage paintings that explore the concept of epigenetic inheritance, of memories that transfer over generations and permeate our present. Read more

Strangers in Town, 8 November – 7 December, 2019 Group Exhibition

As our world becomes increasingly digitised, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery Berlin presents a group exhibition celebrating traditional craftsmanship and tangibility. Read more

Post Apoca-Lips, 20 September – 2 November 2019 James Ostrer

'Imagine being inside Tracey Emin’s tent if it were to comeback from its burnt ashes through the medium of an LSD trip’ - James Ostrer Read more

Addicted to Love, 11 October - 16 November 2019 Soheila Sokhanvari

Sleepy, almond eyed women with retro blow dries pose against psychedelic backgrounds in Iranian-born artist Soheila Sokhanvari’s reimaginings of celebrity photographs. These women were the pop-stars of Iran’s entertainment industry, who were forced to flee their country. Read more

Mirror, Mirror, 13 September - 02 November 2019 Vanessa Prager

Through thick impasto strokes, groups of women emerge melting into one another against swirling abstract backgrounds. The figures appear writhing, pink and fleshy, a combining mass that is simultaneously a single entity and an expression of multitude. Read more

Wild Gardens, 05 September - 05 October 2019

Yassine Balbzioui

A masked man wearing a suit holds a sunflower over a black hole, whilst a line of men holding spades watch in the distance, their faces obscured by floral balaclavas. We wonder: is this man planting the flower, burying or stealing? Is this a ceremony, a dream, a nightmare? ‘Spy Flower’ is just one of the surreal scenes...Read more

Exhibition for Enter Art Fair, 29 August - 01 September 2019

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