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›ICONICA‹ 07/06/2018 — 14/07/2018

›ICONICA‹ 07/06/2018 — 14/07/2018

  • Lars Teichmann


Frankfurt 07/06/2018 — 14/07/2018

On Thursday, June 7th at 6 p.m., the Lachenmann Art gallery will open its first branch in Frankfurt am Main. Since its opening in October 2014, the gallery for contemporary art has presented award-winning, international and museum artists at its location in Konstanz and at international art fairs.

The new premises in a former paper shop in downtown Frankfurt captivate with their industrial charm. The team around gallery owner and art historian Juliane Lachenmann and her husband Steffen Lachenmann are opening what will be the city's largest commercial gallery in terms of area, with an exhibition area of ​​600 m2.

The artistic opening is by Berlin artist Lars Teichmann (born 1980 in Burgstädt) with his solo show ›ICONICA‹. The two-storey exhibition area is filled with the painter's mostly large-format canvas works, whose works are charged with quotations from the art historical past. His motifs are inspired by French salon painting of the 19th century as well as by baroque and classicist portraits.

Lars Teichmann studied fine arts under Prof. Daniel Richter at the Berlin University of the Arts from 2002 to 2008 and was a master student under Prof. Valérie Favre in 2006. In 2011 his works were shown at the 54th Venice Biennale, and his works are also represented in high-ranking private and public European collections, such as the Benetton Collection Italy, the Museum of Concrete Art in Ingolstadt and the art collection of the Kunstpalais Erlangen.

In recent years, Lars Teichmann's work has focused on the game of blurring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction. The method of abstraction used in many of his series is particularly noteworthy: faces, hands and feet are depicted only in outline - if at all - or have to be completed in the viewer's mind's eye.

The exhibition brings together works from different periods of creation: faceless, highly abstracted figures are juxtaposed with clear portraits from a new series, also charged with art historical quotations.

The solo exhibition is complemented by a video work by the artist, which enables new levels of reception, both auditory and visual.

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