Så går turen til the Metropolitan Pavilion i Chelsea!


Efter sidste års uovertrufne oplevelse på Pulse New York, rejser vi nu uden den mindste tøven over Atlanten for at deltage på dette års Pulse Contemporary Art Fair for anden gang i New York. Denne gang præsenterer vi i stand A-119 de seks kunstnere Christian Rex van Minnen, Jean-Pierre Roy, John Jacobsmeyer, Mu Pan, Nicola Verlato og William Powhida, der alle har knoklet intensivt frem til denne messe.
 
Med to debutanter på dette års stærke og kompetente kunstnerhold, får den amerikanske kunstscene nogle helt spritnye visuelle oplevelser at fordøje fra Mu Pan og John Jacobsmeyer for absolut første gang på Pulse. Med blot et års tids samarbejde bag os, er vi helt sikre på, at netop disse to passer som hånd i handske med resten af det formidable hold.
 
Trods Mu Pans nuværende bopæl i New York er der masser af referencer i hans kunstneriske virke til Taiwan og Kina, hvor han stammer fra. De fleste af værkerne er inspireret af virkelige begivenheder fra den østasiatiske historie, men hverken udtryk eller titel afspejler denne forbindelse direkte. Det er derimod de intense naturscener af arrige dyr og mytiske fantasi-væsener i hektiske stridigheder, der dominerer det imponerende visuelle udtryk.
 
Inspireret af computerspil og ungdommens irrationelle løssluppenhed maler John Jacobsmeyer, der netop har åbnet sin solo i galleriet i København i sidste uge, sine forunderlige træ-motiver frem med olie på aluminium. Kontrasten mellem det kolde metal og det endelige varme og levende udtryk er eminent stor. Jacobsmeyer får det på imponerende vis til at se legende let ud – på samme måde som de unge mennesker bekymringsfrit bevæger sig rundt i hans komplicerede træ-arkitektur fyldt med knaster, udfordringer og uvis fremtid.
 
Apropos fremtid, så er vi ikke det mindste bekymrede. Værkerne er dugfriske og missionen er krystalklar som altid – standen er spækket med nye gennemarbejdede malerier, der alle sprudler af utallige detaljer, opmuntrende farver, dybe perspektiver og interessante historier fra alle seks talentfulde kunstnere. Og netop dét er vores uundgåelige og uomtvistelige kendetegn – noget vi både er stolte af og yderst ydmyge overfor!

We are heading for the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea!


After last year’s breakout success at Pulse New York, we now cross the Atlantic ready to make a splash at our second showing with Pulse NYC Contemporary Art Fair. This time, we are in booth A-119, representing six artists, all of whom have been working assiduously to make the magic happen in these new works for the fair. They include Christian Rex van Minnen, Jean-Pierre Roy, John Jacobsmeyer, Mu Pan, Nicola Verlato and William Powhida.
 
With two new talents on this year’s virtuoso team of artists, the American art scene gets brand new visual environments to interface with from Mu Pan and John Jacobsmeyer for their inaugural show with Pulse. With just a year of collaboration behind us, we are confident that these two perfectly complement the rest of our formidable roster, bound together by a visionary ingenuity and acumen for detail.
 
Although Mu Pan currently calls New York home, there are many references in his oeuvre to his native Taiwan. Most of his pieces are inspired by events from East Asian history and his compelling compositions invoke the strength and delicacy of Chinese art. The connection to his heritage can also be found infusing the exquisite expressions in Mu Pan’s disparate nature scenes of warrior-like animals and mythical creatures. This combines with Western color and thirst for conquest in an impressive execution.
 
John Jacobsmeyer, who recently opened his second solo show at the gallery in Copenhagen, paints his intricate wooden motifs on metal surfaces with inspiration taken from computer games and the irrational and impetuous approach of adolescents. In this way, he transforms contemporary media and materials for the purpose of handcrafting the natural world. In a very convincing manner, Jacobsmeyer makes this process look easy – reflecting the freedom of youth as they move around in his complex wooden architecture and encounter knots, challenges and an uncertain future.
 
Speaking of future, we are very excited. All the works are fresh from the studio and our bold mission is crystal clear – the booth is packed with recent paintings, all rich with details, vivid colors, unforeseen perspectives and layered narratives from our six talented artists. And that is exactly our distinguishing characteristic – something that we with great humbleness are very proud of!

Gallery Poulsen at Pulse New York 2016 in booth A-119:

Christian Rex van Minnen (US)
Jean-Pierre Roy (US)
John Jacobsmeyer (US)
Mu Pan (US)
Nicola Verlato (IT)
William Powhida (US)
 
Dates:
March 3-6, 2016
 
Location:
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 1001

Mu Pan: "Squirrels" 2016 Acrylic on panel 183 x 122 cm, 72 x 48 in
John Jacobsmeyer: "Heaven's Gate" 2016 Oil on aluminium 111 x 111 cm, 43.7 x 43.7 in
Nicola Verlato: "Obversion no.1 - Broken Broken Obelisk" 2016 Oil on linen 122 x 91 cm, 36 x 48 in
William Powhida: "32 Reasons Listicles Are Horrible" 2016 Graphite, acrylic, and watercolor on Yupo paper mounted on aluminum 140 x 114 cm, 55 x 45 in
Christian Rex van Minnen: "Mortuum Ambulatnem Romanus (after Goltzius)" 2016 Oil on linen 183 x 122 cm, 72 x 48 in
Jean-Pierre Roy: "Conjoiner 2" 2016 Oil on canvas 117 x 89 cm, 46 x 35 in
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