Galerie Nagel Draxler

VERY GOOD ABSTRACTION, A SCULPTURE AND A VIDEO "with Egan Frantz, Sven Johne, Stefan Müller & Stephanie Taylor"

Eröffnung: Samstag, 24. Januar 2015, 15-20 Uhr
Opening: Saturday, January 24, 2015, 3-8 pm

Galerie Nagel Draxler Projects, Los Angeles
4619 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
United States

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"Very good abstraction. a sculpture and a video", 2015
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Galerie Nagel Draxler Projects, Los Angeles

Photo: Lee Thomspon"Very good abstraction. a sculpture and a video", 2015
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Galerie Nagel Draxler Projects, Los Angeles

Photo: Lee Thomspon"Very good abstraction. a sculpture and a video", 2015
Inatallationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler Projects, Los Angeles

Photo: Lee Thomspon"Very good abstraction. a sculpture and a video", 2015
Inatallationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler Projects, Los Angeles

Photo: Lee Thomspon"Very good abstraction. a sculpture and a video", 2015
Inatallationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler Projects, Los Angeles

Photo: Lee ThomsponSven Johne
"Jutta", 2014
HD-Video, 16:36 min.
German with English subtitles

Photo: Lee ThomspnEgan Frantz
"Lowghost #12", 2014
Acrylic glass, powder-coated aluminum, rebonded
foam, 3003 aluminum, and hardware: laser etched.
152,4 x 101,6 x 4 cm / 60 x 40 x 1,5''
+
"Chef Gone Crazy #12", 2014
Acrylic paint (1 full can of aerosol paint)
Dimensions variable

Photo: Lee ThompsonEgan Frantz
"Lowghost #13", 2014
Acrylic glass, powder-coated aluminum, rebonded
foam, 3003 aluminum, and hardware: laser etched.
152,4 x 101,6 x 4 cm / 60 x 40 x 1,5''
+
"Chef Gone Crazy #13", 2014
Acrylic paint (1 full can of aerosol paint)
Dimensions variable

Photo: Lee ThompsonEgan Frantz
"Lowghost #14", 2014
Acrylic glass, powder-coated aluminum, rebonded
foam, 3003 aluminum, and hardware: laser etched.
152,4 x 101,6 x 4 cm / 60 x 40 x 1,5''
+
"Chef Gone Crazy #14", 2014
Acrylic paint (1 full can of aerosol paint)
Dimensions variable

Photo: Lee ThompsonEgan Frantz
"Lowghost #15", 2014
Acrylic glass, powder-coated aluminum, rebonded
foam, 3003 aluminum, and hardware: laser etched.
152,4 x 101,6 x 4 cm / 60 x 40 x 1,5''
+
"Chef Gone Crazy #15", 2014
Acrylic paint (1 full can of aerosol paint)
Dimensions variable

Photo: Lee ThompsonEgan Frantz
"Lowghost #16", 2014
Acrylic glass, powder-coated aluminum, rebonded
foam, 3003 aluminum, and hardware: laser etched.
152,4 x 101,6 x 4 cm / 60 x 40 x 1,5''
+
"Chef Gone Crazy #16", 2014
Acrylic paint (1 full can of aerosol paint)
Dimensions variable

Photo: Lee ThompsonEgan Frantz
"Lowghost #17", 2014
Acrylic glass, powder-coated aluminum, rebonded
foam, 3003 aluminum, and hardware: laser etched.
152,4 x 101,6 x 4 cm / 60 x 40 x 1,5''
+
"Chef Gone Crazy #17", 2014
Acrylic paint (1 full can of aerosol paint)
Dimensions variable

Photo: Lee ThompsonEgan Frantz
"Lowghost #18", 2014
Acrylic glass, powder-coated aluminum, rebonded
foam, 3003 aluminum, and hardware: laser etched.
152,4 x 101,6 x 4 cm / 60 x 40 x 1,5''
+
"Chef Gone Crazy #18", 2014
Acrylic paint (1 full can of aerosol paint)
Dimensions variable

Photo: Lee ThompsonStefan Müller
"Bitte leg mir etwas in den Mund", 2014
Acrylic on canvas
270 x 300 cm

Photo: Lee ThompsonStefan Müller
"Du meide jeden Duktus und ich sag Dir wer Du bist", 2015
Acrylic on canvas
200 x 180 cmStefan Müller
ohne Titel, 2014
Acryl auf Leinwand
200 x 180 cm

Photo: Lee ThompsonStefan Müller
ohne Titel, 2014
Acryl auf Leinwand
195 x 175 cm

Photo: Lee ThompsonStefan Müller
ohne Titel, 2014
Acryl auf Leinwand
160 x 140 cm

Photo: Lee ThompsonStefan Müller
ohne Titel, 2014
Acryl auf Leinwand
160 x 140 cm

Photo: Lee ThompsonStephanie Taylor
"Ass", 2014
Bronze with partial brass plating
58 x 49 x 15 cm 
Edition 2 of 3

Photo: Lee ThompsonStephanie Taylor
"Ass", 2014
Bronze with partial brass plating
58 x 49 x 15 cm 
Edition 2 of 3

Photo: Lee Thompson

Pressetext

Art is going through a crisis. It has gained some bad reputation lately; the reputation of short time investment. “Buy now” and “Sell now” lists are being published. One fears this can’t be good. One thinks again, why not? One hopes to make some deals, to buy and sell in the right moment, to win. One wants to participate.

Some works resemble empty condos that are traded in real estate. Vast blocks of condos that will never be inhabited have gone up in world cities from Miami to Beijing. Yes, some artworks are like empty condos, they will never make sense. From the investors perspective they don’t have to.

Investors think: “Art is easy to make. Everybody can be an artist and everybody can be a collector. It is easy to make money with art.”
We think: Money kills and one can’t eat it. Money is no substitute for art. Too many condos destroy a city’s life.

Welcome to: VERY GOOD ABSTRACTION, A SCULPTURE AND A VIDEOS

Saskia Draxler & Christian Nagel