Team (gallery, inc.) is pleased to present new paintings on, and “about,” cardboard by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Vasell. Vasell’s body of work using cardboard and recycled papers displays the artist’s deep interest in experimenting and negotiating with painting’s most fundamental elements: color, form, composition. Presenting painterly structure in the careful and poetic arrangement of used materials, the artist does not radically transform objects designated as discards, as “trash” — paper cups, fruit stickers, cigarette butts, sweater fuzz — but instead arranges them with restless play, honesty, and optimism to attune the viewer to the glee, vigor and humor of their intrinsic physical properties.
The participating artists were selected under the curatorial guidance of Rita Kersting, former director of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, who, together with Marc Glöde (film theorist and the curator of abc 2010) designed the exhibition’s spatial setting and presentation.
abc art berlin contemporary was founded four years ago as a new independent, hybrid exhibition format, between curated show and gallery event. The initiators, a group of Berlin galleries, have succeeded in establishing the exhibition as an important date in the international art calendar.
abc art berlin contemporary will take place from the 7th to the 11th of September at Station-Berlin located on the Luckenwalder Strasse in the heart of Mitte. Further information is available at: