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CURRENT EXHIBITION
AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY


THE NEW ARRIVALS

ERNESTO CÁNOVAS

March 28 - May 10, 2014




This is not the battle of Waterloo, 2014
Mixed media and resin on board, 107 x 128 cm


The works of Ernesto Cánovas assert themselves as highly elegant objects in the room.

In their appearance, his paintings are at first reminiscent of multi-part works consisting of
large-format glazed ceramic tiles. It is likely that in this respect Cánovas was influenced by
the noble Iberian-Moorish tile art which was preferably used in Spain from the 8th century
onwards in order to adorn magnificent buildings, among other things. Only upon closer
examination does the viewer detect the wood, forming the base, but also its textures which
are used as abstract patterns for the pictorial design. At first, the subject selected from
“all-round sources” is printed using an elaborate artisanal technique, before it is, in a
second step, transformed into an individual artistic interpretation by applying
alternating layers of resin and painting processes.

Through well-reflected cutouts, the original subjects become more meaningful and at the
same time anonymised or generalised. In this way, his pictures acquire a strong symbolic
power. The result is reminiscent of the slightly nostalgic and fuzzy paintings of Gerhard
Richter, which also draw on the modern-day “flood of images” in order to take a critical
stance on current affairs. The pictures fulfil the role of a collective memory.

As in Richter's works, not only the cutout but also the fuzziness guarantee the
*“general validity of the scenes” in the works of Cánovas. This fuzziness is also
an “expression of an only limited perception and experience of our reality”.
Moreover, in the works of Cánovas, **“the anonymisation of the depicted
personalities is utilised to further emphasise the openness of his pictorial
inventions (or rather pictorial piracy?)”. The titles of Ernesto Cánovas'
pictures are humorous to ironic-sarcastic references to the deliberately
concealed context. (Text: Sylvie Arlaud)

Quotation 1: *Dietmar Elger; quotation 2: **excerpts from “Texte zur Kunst” by Alexandra Matzner.


Short CV:
Spanish artist Ernesto Cánovas (*1971 in Barcelona) received his MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from the London-based Slade School of Art in 2011. He lives and works in London where, within only two years, he advanced to being one of the most successful young artists of our time. The artist is represented by Halcyon Gallery in London and Shanghai, and by Munich-based Galerie Ambacher Contemporary in German-speaking countries.





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PAST ART TRIP NEW YORK, March 2013
AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY

Reflexion in a work from Sylvie Fleury in the show:
It Might As Well Rain Until September
Salon 94 Bowery
, New York

Photo by Horst Ambacher

Sylvie Fleury
It Might As Well Rain Until September
Salon 94 Bower, New York
March 04, 2013–April 27, 2013


PAST ART TRIP PARIS, December 2012
AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY


Reflexion in a work from Damir Ocko in the show
"The Kingdom of Glottis", Palais de Tokyo, Paris
link to the artist page

Photo by Horst Ambacher

Damir Očko - The Kingdom of Glottis

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

October 17 - February 11, 2013
Solo exhibition curated by Marc Bembekoff

 




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CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENT

AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY
Frieze d/e Issue - April 2014

ERNESTO CÁNOVAS

28.3. - 10.5.2014

Ernesto Cánovas
Unreserved, 2012
Mixed media & resin on board
100 x 210 cm (3 panels)
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NEXT EXHIBITIONS

AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY &
AMBACHER PROJECT MUNICH
UNTIL 2014-2015

STEPHAN FRITSCH
19.6. - 31.7.2014

TOM HACKNEY
26.6. - 2.8.2014

DANIEL SCHÜßLER
7.8. - 30.8.2014

CHRISTOPHER WINTER
12.9. - 1.11.2014

ARMIN MÜHSAM
6.11. - 7.2.2015

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CURRENT EXHIBITION
AMBACHER PROJECTS
 
Elsässerstr. 19 | 81667 München

www.ambacher-projects.de
only by appointment

"SUPERPOSITIONS I"
CHRISTIANE FLEISSNER
New Works
28.2.  - 12.4.
Extended until 14.6.2014
Only by appointment

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LAST EXHIBITION

AVANTGARDE 1960-80

AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY
Lothstr. 78a
80797 Munich
2.3. - 22.3.2014


Abb.: Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Photographie
"2. Aktion/12", Wien Sommer 1965, Photographie montiert auf Karton, verso betitelt mit Stempel und Authentifizierung: Edith Adam.

Textauszug:
Die westeuropäische Kunst zwischen 1960 und 1980 war von subversiven
Gedankengut geprägt. Der Spruch galt: "Entweder ist Kunst politisch oder es ist keine Kunst".
Kuratiert von Sylvie Arlaud.


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PAST EXHIBITION OFF-SPACE

We´re not in Kansas anymore

DANIEL SCHÜßLER

Färberei
Claude-Lorrain-Str. 25
81543 Munich
22.11. - 1.12.2013



Daniel Schüßler, 2013
"Wenn die Sterne funkeln wird
ein starker Wind aufkommen"
Skulptur, Teil der Installation

Next Exhibition
Daniel Schüßler Aug. 2014


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PAST EXHIBITION

AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY

Historical Inevitability I
ARMIN MÜHSAM

Paintings
15.9. - 1.11.2012
Schaukästen
3.11.-17.11.2012


"The Anxiety of Modernity II"
2011, Öl auf Leinwand
96 x 71 cm

Next Exhibition
Armin Mühsam Nov. 2014

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September 2010

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