Adrianne Gallinari (Brasil), Heide Hinrichs (Germany), Patrick Lebret (France)
The focus of the exhibition 'R1' is the practice of drawing within the work of these three artists. Adrianne Gallinari (Belo Horizonte, 1965) lives and works in Salvador de Bahia. Her artistic practice is focused on drawing executed on different supports: textiles, paper, drawings on the wall or video-animations. In her drawings abstract geometric forms are transformed into an imaginary figuration or vegetative landscape. Her drawing vocabulary consists out of texts, lines, spirals, organic forms, circles, cubes, corridors, organs, body fragments, synapses, textures... Now and then a little color touch breaks through the mainly black and white. Her obsessive drawings can be seen as drawn thoughts or thoughts as drawings. The artistic practice of Heide Hinrichs (Oldenburg, 1972) on the contrary can be characterized by a big diversity in media: sculpture, installation, video, drawing, photo. In general her work surrounds the idea of the 'landscape' or 'landscape-like'. Notions of movement, trajects, scapes, directions, travel are present in her works. Her particular use of materials such as styropor, paper, 'fast-timbered' wooden constructions emphasize the temporality and the proposal-like character of her sculptures and installations. As things have literally to move on. The drawings of the artists have a divergent status: preparative sketches for projects, unrealized ideas, doodles, autonomuous drawings. Patrick Lebret (Le Havre, 1966) is basically known for his installations assembled out of everyday life objects: red roses, barbed wire, beer cans, wool, dishes, cars,... In a catalogue text Jan Hoet described Lebret's work and artistic practice as following: "It is as though Lebret considered art to be an instrument giving him the right to create detours, to not necessarily be effective. He likes to consciously decode and defunctionalize, almost as an amateur would. Amateurism as another set of possibilities, far from the canons; the possibilities of someone completely solitary, the thinker who isolates himself to rediscover the world, who has no need of hierarchies and is essentially engaged in exploring his immediate environment." (in: Patrick Lebret, Catalogue Exhibition 'Joyeuses Fetes', Trafic Frac de Haute-Normandie, 1999). While travelling Patrick Lebret draws or portrays hamburgers. It is a selection of these 'portraits' which Patrick Lebret exhibits in 'R1'. The installation 'no title' developed for the exhibition 'R1' articulates the exhibition's particular focus on drawing as well as the particular character of the house.
Philippe Van Cauteren
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