12 January - 30 March 2019 QG Brussels

CONTRAST  will present works by 10 established artists from around the world: Robert Barry, Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hartung, Walter Leblanc, Francois Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Niele Toroni, Victor Vasarely and Andy Warhol.

From painting to photography, abstract to figurative, there is no attempt to draw direct lines between these different practices but rather to expose how these artists questioned the traditional pallet color by using the highest contrast: black and white.

The QG GALLERY will not only exhibit Andy Warhol’s and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s famous photographs, but also Olivier Mosset’s monochromes, Niele Toroni’s imprints, Walter Leblanc’s Twisted Strings and a painting by Op Art pioneer, Victor Vasarely.

Even Conceptual Art found its way with the absence of color. François Morellet’s main focus was on numbering randomly each axes of his canvas, and Robert Barry deliberately “wanted to get away from the concern with color” including words to his work in order to evoke narrative and inspire contemplation.

On another note, Jean Dubuffet’s paper and black felt collage from 1978 speaks for itself, largely inspired by Art Brut, a term created by the artist to describe art made by mentally ill and marginal people.

Combining artworks from the 1950s to the beginning of the 21st century, this exhibition could be defined as a contrasted show, both literally and figuratively.


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