Hong Kong International Art Fair
May 17 to May 20, 2012
Preview: May 16, 2 – 9pm
Exhibiting for the first time at Hong Kong Art Fair, Galerie Peter Kilchmann will showcase different positions in painting. Valérie Favre is renowned for her works on canvas that she develops partly on the basis of theatrical quotes or film scenes. Favre’s paintings move effortlessly between abstraction and figuration, such as the small Lapine-Papillon (Manga), 2012, (20×50 cm). Armin Boehm explores the border areas of human perception with his haptic paintings on wood, in which he uses materials such as asphalt, metal powder and textiles along with oil to convey themes of darkness and light. Hernan Bas creates exuberant landscapes with lonely young men by combining the techniques of painting, airbrush, block and screen print. Raffi Kalenderian portrays his friends and acquaintances in intimate moments, surrounded by ornamental interiors, garden landscapes or abstractly staged environments. Melanie Smith is present with paintings from her Cityscape-Series. With acrylic enamel she transfers aerial photographs of cities onto MDF carriers. The different artists bring their distinctive angles to the field of painting, and thus complement each other in technique and content matter. The delicate object piece Escombro (Debris) of Teresa Margolles is shown in addition. With this very small artwork (3×1,8×1,8 cm), made of 1 carat gold and a wood chip from a destroyed house in the Sichuan, Margolles commemorates the Sichuan earthquake of 2008.

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