AboutThis exhibition is the second solo show with Arndt after his 2016 exhibition at Arndt Fine Art in Singapore, and is presented in collaboration with Albertz Benda, New York.
Now Turn the Page features new oil paintings, and mixed media works on paper. With a career spanning almost four decades, Le Brun is regarded as one of the leading European painters of his generation. Having exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States, the show represents the artist’s first solo presentation in Berlin in almost a decade.
Dr. Barbara Rose writes: “…the current paintings … create mysterious images that marry surface with underpainting. In this new group of works we are intensely aware of the processes of erasure or obscuring by layering on paint, either with a palette knife or a variety of brushes. In some instances, the point of the knife has been used dramatically to draw into or cut away the surface. In this way the tension between covering and revealing that has always been an essential characteristic of Le Brun’s work……. continues to play a paramount role, creating drama and mystery as forms or images and passages are veiled.”1
The centre piece of the exhibition comes in the form of a commanding 4.4 m. wide painting, "The Herald's Note" (2016). With its concentrated areas of warm reds, yellows and vibrant blues this crowning achievement provides a dynamic symphony that unites all the elements of Now Turn the Page.
On Saturday 29th there will be a piano recital by Annie Yim of MusicArt London within the exhibition, featuring the music of Scriabin, Schoenberg, Rachmaninov and Debussy which has inspired the artist but also a recent commissioned composition by Richard Birchall, itself based on a painting by Le Brun. The performance is accompanied and interspersed by a conversation between artist and performer about painting and music which considers the many points of rich imaginative contact between musical and painterly composition.