The Gallery is pleased to present new works by the artist Hanns Schimansky with a solo show entitled jusqu’au bout du jardin ... (to the end of the garden…) taking place in our Marais space from September 20 to November 15, 2014. Hanns Schimansky is acknowledged by his peers as one of the most talented draughstman of his generation in Germany. His work has integrated important collections, both public and private - and his reputation is spreading internationally. This new exhibition will present his recent drawings. It will include the series entitled ‘micro-canonic orchestra’ shown at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin in a room dedicated to John Cage as well as in the beautiful exhibition which was dedicated to the artist this Spring in Dresden, Germany. Along with these drawings, the gallery will present inks on paper and a series of foldings by the artist with vivid tones and variable rhythms. Their spatial and infinite possibilities reveal an immense expressive freedom. The space and the tension between the colour and the line create a sensory experience driven by the subtle shades of the foldings.
With abstract and complex drawings, Hanns Schimansky explores the world in a very personal way. When he draws, the artist observes, touches, feels, deepens, breathes, liberates … He explores the aesthetic potential of drawing in all its forms of expression. The drawings seek to explore the conditions of our perception and reflect our existence. Contrary to video or photography, drawing demands a stronger visual focus - in total opposition to our world filled with technology. With this medium, Schimansky intends to slow down the breathtaking speed of our media-centred world. Each of his drawings demand to be examined carefully so that we can perceive the immensity of what lies within the humble story that unfolds.
Schimansky is a poet - continuously creating new linguistic and rhythmic possibilities. Drawing with Schimansky is neither a manual exercise nor a preliminary study subject to painting. On the contrary, his drawings result from a long process of observation of his environment - and is also the result of a necessary inner silence