The German-French couple Franz and Nadia van der Grinten opened the Van der Grinten Gallery in Cologne in 2002. Their program includes photography, painting, drawing, works on paper, sculpture by German and international young and established artists.
The exhibition Sex and Violence – Deadly Desire in Art explores the darkest sides of desire and passion: from Salome to prostitution, lust murder and war crimes, to raising awareness of sexualized violence in contemporary art.
For 30 years, Elger Esser has travelled the regions of France searching for archetypical landscapes. In his most recent works the experience of landscape concentrates on the transition from the coastline to the sea and on up into the sky above, with its spectacle of changing cloud formations.
In his current exhibition „A Twitter at the Palisades“, the Düsseldorf based artist Lorenzo Pompa brings together his recent works, all created for this stage. The title, as is often with Pompa, has a double meaning which gives rise in our mind to an image at the margin of the unknown, that vast space which we can never dominate.
The exhibition brings together works of 11 international artists in which the transformation of materials plays a role, often a fundamental one. Here we encounter matter in the form of: dust, wax, paper, nylon, epoxy, glass, mirrored glass, silver, ink, graphite and plaster.
The 141 original pencil drawings shown comprise a series that Roermond began in 2017, aiming to render the entirety of Samuel Beckett’s theatre piece ‘Play’ in this form. The drawings also provide the material for an “abstract graphic novel”, published in book form to accompany the exhibition.