Exhibition

Pieter Vermeersch: From 1 - 100

2 Mar 2011 – 2 Apr 2011

Event times

Wednesday - Sunday 12 - 6pm

Cost of entry

£FREE

Londonewcastle Project Space

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Bus: routes 388, 8, N8 - 1min walk away on Bethnal Green Rd / Car: Redhcurch Street is off Shoreditch High Street, just before the Tea Building
  • Tube: Shoreditch High Street 1min walk; Liverpool Street 8mins walk
  • Train: Shoreditch High Street 1min walk

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PIETER VERMEERSCH: FROM 1 - 100

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This March, Carl Freedman Gallery is delighted to present a site-specific installation by Pieter Vermeersch at the Londonewcastle Project Space. Vermeersch's murals transform architectural interiors into three-dimensional paintings you can walk through and although seemingly quite simple, they are almost scientific in their construction, and take several weeks to complete. The resulting paintings seem on the one hand to be familiar, with their roots firmly placed in abstract, monochrome painting, but at the same time they utterly transform the physical space into a sensuous environment that can be quite delirious, even sublime. For the cavernous interior of the Londonewcastle Project Space, Vermeersch will create one giant wall painting: a gradation from white to blue stretching from the front of the exhibition space to its furthest point. To accompany the installation, the Carl Freedman Gallery will show a number of Pieter Vermeersch's new works on canvas. These paintings are from an ongoing series that result from photographs of sunsets and sunrises where Vermeersch adds a layer of distance from reality by inverting the photograph, either literally, or in negative form. The paintings are meticulous copies of the photograph, employing similar techniques to those used by photorealist painters. The same elements are present — colour, light, space, and matter — but the end result is that the image of the sky that was origin of the painting can be forgotten, and in its place there is new kind of image: one that is neither abstract nor representative but both at the same time.

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