MARZENA NOWAK. The persistence of scraps | MARIETA CHIRULESCU

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled (Skul), 2021; Marquetry, 30 x 21,5 cm thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2019; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 18 x 12,5 cm thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2020; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 22,5 x 14,5 cm thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2020; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 22,5 x 12,5 cm thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2019; Oil on canvas, 18,5 x 14,5 cm thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2018; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 18,5 x 14,5 cm thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 31,5 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45,5 x 31,5 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Gouache, acrylic, UV print on canvas, 43 x 72 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (D), 2021; Inkjet print, pigment, glue, textile on canvas, 45 x 34 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (B), 2021; Inkjet print, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 31 cm thumbnail
MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled (Skul), 2021; Marquetry, 30 x 21,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled (Skul), 2021; Marquetry, 30 x 21,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2019; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 18 x 12,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2019; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 18 x 12,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2020; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 22,5 x 14,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2020; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 22,5 x 14,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2020; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 22,5 x 12,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2020; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 22,5 x 12,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2019; Oil on canvas, 18,5 x 14,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2019; Oil on canvas, 18,5 x 14,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2018; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 18,5 x 14,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, Untitled, 2018; Acrylic and oil on canvas, 18,5 x 14,5 cm

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARZENA NOWAK, The persistence of scraps. Installation at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 31,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 31,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45,5 x 31,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45,5 x 31,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Gouache, acrylic, UV print on canvas, 43 x 72 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Gouache, acrylic, UV print on canvas, 43 x 72 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (D), 2021; Inkjet print, pigment, glue, textile on canvas, 45 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (D), 2021; Inkjet print, pigment, glue, textile on canvas, 45 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (B), 2021; Inkjet print, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 31 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (B), 2021; Inkjet print, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 31 cm

MARZENA NOWAK | The persistence of scraps

(GROUND FLOOR)
Opening: November 26, 2021 | 6-9 pm
November 27, 2021 – January 29, 2022

Gregor Podnar is pleased to present “The persistence of scraps” by Marzena Nowak. In parallel bodies of works, Nowak’s reference of memories, fantasies and dreams are resurrected and reimagined. Her artistic negotiation of memory reveals how fragments or “scraps” of the past and the imagination get configured, subsequently conditioning the present and the future. Persistent in many of Nowak’s drawings and paintings are the layered fragments of found sewing patterns. Her tireless retracing of the delicate lines and forms reveal themselves as a vehicle for thinking, a reconciliation of thought. Layers of colour further abstract the intricacy of their entanglement. Nowak’s visual language maps out spaces of time, an arrival at and a departure from an almost impenetrable narrative. Her tracings rest and simultaneously emerge seemingly in motion. It is upon the fragments which are usually discarded that Nowak focuses her attention and a certain sense of intensity is revealed by that which is not seen.

Born in 1977 in Piaseczno, Poland, Marzena Nowak lives and works between Warsaw and Casablanca. Nowak has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at international galleries and museums including, mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (2021); Neuer Kunstverein Wien (2018); Pori Art Museum, Pori (2016); CAC – Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2015); Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2014); Salzburger Kunstverein, Künstlerhaus Salzburg (2011); and  CoCA Center of Contemporary Art Toruń (2011) amongst others. Her work also featured in the 50th Venice Biennale, Venice (2003). 

 

MARIETA CHIRULESCU

(LOWER FLOOR)
Opening: November 26, 2021 | 6-9 pm
November 27, 2021 – January 29, 2022

Gregor Podnar is pleased to present Marieta Chirulescu’s first exhibition project at the gallery. Her artistic practice is informed by the tension between materiality, process and illusion. Chirulescu’s preoccupation with the relationship of painting to disciplines of mechanical and digital reproduction techniques, through her use of photography, photocopy, digital scanning and printing, she abstracts realistic imagery to create an optical illusion. Her painterly aesthetic uses canvas as the substrate, whereupon her visual language occupies, disrupts and challenges the discipline of painting, blurring the distinctions between the varied artistic methods she embraces.  Chirulescu’s appropriation of reality, her re-ordering of visual information as way of entering them and enriching them with varied intuitive meanings, invites reflection on the process, nature and function of painting.

Born in 1974 in Sibiu, Romania, Marieta Chirulescu lives and works in Berlin. Her works have been shown regionally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions at renowned galleries and institutions such as Kunsthalle Lingen (2017; 2014); Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2016); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2014); Kunstverein Nürnberg (2011); Neues Museum, Nuremberg (2011); and Kunsthalle Basel (2010) amongst others.