With color pencils as his main instrument, Raúl Illarramendi (*1982 Caracas, Venezuela) translates „traces“ left by human activity in the everyday urban milieu into often large-scale compositions of numerous drawn lines, balancing out the limits between painting and drawing.
Claire Morgan (*1980 Belfast, Northern Ireland), mainly working with fragile installations composed of seeds, taxidermies, and torn used plastic bags, masters the transition of her subjects into delicate works on paper, showing her simultaneously poetic and vexing reflections on the ambivalence of life.
In his full-body portraits, Gideon Rubin (*1973 Tel Aviv, Israel) introduces to a new series of his faceless representations of memories taken from old family albums, paintings by old masters, or famous photographs of celebrities and artists – on view currently in his solo show A Stranger’s Hand in Paris through January 16.
The new works of Georgia Russell (*1974 Elgin, Scotland) are marked by a return from the scalpel to traditional materials, such as canvas and paintbrush, although her artistic process, which never abandons the idea of creative destruction, remains anchored in her cutout technique. The artist’s canvases are the result of a painting challenge that starts with the choice of colours and culminates in the creation of landscapes, being based solely on intuitive memories.