Bernd Ribbeck at Norma Mangione, Torino

Bernd Ribbeck, Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino, 2018, Installation View
Ph. Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

 

Norma Mangione Gallery presents Bernd Ribbeck, on view until March 17th, 2018. On the occasion of his third solo exhibition at the gallery, Bernd Ribbeck is showing a new series of paintings on panel and paper.

Movement is generated by the constant tension brought about by the faceted geometrical shapes that make up the work: light thrusts the background towards the surface, while the washed-out, erased colour frays the outlines, darkness alternates with light and the symmetries of the forms are contradicted by the asymmetrical shades of the painting. Toned down in the various volumes of the images, the soft yet powerful colours create countless nuances.

The intervention on the walls, through the selection of four different colours, brings about a shift in meaning that makes the gallery an integral part of the works. The paintings find thus potential for expansion, letting themselves loose in the surrounding space with an energy that originates from their centre.

Bernd Ribbeck (1974, Cologne; lives and works in Berlin) latest solo exhibitions include: Casado Santapau, Madrid (2017); Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen and Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2016); Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin (2015, 2010); Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (2015, 2012); Galerie Kamm, Berlin (2014, 2010); Alison Jaques Gallery, London (2012); Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg (2009); Art Basel Statements, Basel (2007). He recently took part in several group shows in museums like: Museo Alto Garda, Riva del Garda (2015); Martha Herford, Herford (2014); Kunstwerke, Berlin; Kunsthaus, Dresden (2013); Kunstverein und Sprengelmuseum, Hannover (2012); Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2012); Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart (2011); Kunstverein, Ulm (2011); Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg (2010).

 

Bernd Ribbeck, Untitled, 2018
Courtesy Norma Mangione Gallery, Ph. Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

 

Bernd Ribbeck, Untitled, 2017
Courtesy Norma Mangione Gallery, Ph. Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

 

Bernd Ribbeck, Untitled, 2017
Courtesy Norma Mangione Gallery, Ph. Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

 

Bernd Ribbeck”, Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino, 2018, Installation View
Ph. Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

 

Bernd Ribbeck”, Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino, 2018, Installation View
Ph. Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

 

Bernd Ribbeck
23 February–7 April 2018

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