Untitled, 2011 Polymer Gravure on Zerkall Smooth 225g paper 38 x 31.75 cm Edition of 50 + 5 AP
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Chisenhale Gallery presents a new body of work by London based artist Daniel Sinsel with his first solo exhibition in a public gallery. Sinsel’s small handcrafted paintings and sculptures explore classical themes of space, volume and illusion and combine art historical references with a personal iconography. He focuses on the nature of painting and the particular qualities and associations of the materials he uses – including silk and gold, as well as terracotta, pasta and nutshells.
To accompany his exhibition Daniel Sinsel has produced a limited edition photo gravure print, based on a photograph taken by the artist on a recent trip to Bangaldesh. A young man poses in front of a section of a painted metal gate. The print is reminiscent of both earlier portraits of young men by Sinsel and his more recent works detailing spaces and architectural features, the grid pattern in the edition specifically referencing a work shown in his Chisenhale Gallery exhibition, Untitled 2010.
Telling of his encounter with the young Muslim man, Sinsel recalls an awkward cultural clash and uncomfortable voyeurism on both sides but also innocent curiosity and good humour. Unable to communicate in a common spoken language, sympathy was expressed through smiles, musical recitals (the young man played the bamboo flute), exchange of gifts and the taking of this photograph.
Daniel Sinsel (b. 1976, Germany) is based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin and Sadie Coles HQ, London (both 2009). Recent group exhibitions include ‘Jerwood Contemporary Painters’, Jerwood Space, London; ‘The Concrete Show’ Galleria Franco Noero, Turin; ‘Matthew Brannon, Matthew Cerletty and Daniel Sinsel’, Office Baroque, Antwerp (all 2010); ‘Nus, Nudes’ Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo (2009) and ‘Beck’s Futures 2006’, ICA, London.
For more information about the exhibition and to see images click here.