DATE & TIME
Monday 13th November 2017
at 9:00 am
8 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7SH
120 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4L2
THE ART TRAIL
The art trail will start at 9am with a welcome breakfast in Belgravia. From there we will go and meet Wolfe von Lenkiewicz in his spectacular studio. His work is closely linked to Hugo Wilson‘s, whose studio will be our 2nd stop.
An interrupted conversation between past and present, through which we will explore their reinterpretation of old and new masters.
ABOUT MARK SANDERS ART CONSULTANCY
Mark Sanders Art Consultancy Ltd was formed in 2008 by the curator and art writer Mark Sanders. Formerly the Director of All Visual Arts in London and acting Director for RS&A Ltd, he has staged a number of important international travelling shows including, The Art of Chess (featuring new sculptural commissions by Damien Hirst, Paul McCarthy, Yayoi Kusama and Maurizio Cattelan), as well as critically acclaimed group shows in London. He is also the advisor to The Arpad A. Busson Foundation and editor on numerous publications for Phaidon Press, Steidl and Hatje Cantz.
Hugo Wilson (born 1982) is a British painter and sculptor. His work explores issues of faith and belief and the associated structures of power. Wilson’s interests are wide-ranging and encompass science, religion and culture, systems of classification, history and memory. Addressing such diverse subjects, Wilson’s work enacts an investigative process in which the outcome is by no means certain. The work forms a series of open–ended questions and correspondingly provisional answers.
Wilson works across a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. His classical training is evident in his extraordinary technical facility as well as in his reverence for the masters of the Western artistic canon. His work suggests both a devotion to and subversion of this tradition.
Wilson’s interest in mutability and instability is manifested in recent paintings and sculptures that take elements from European old master paintings and classical sculpture, and subject them to a process of transformation. In the finished works reconfigured elements from the originals hover at the edge of legibility whilst new possibilities for meaning emerge.
Wilson’s recent solo exhibitions include Project B, Milan (2013) and Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2012). He was included in Nightfall: New Tendencies in Figurative Painting at the MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary (2012) and the Busan Biennial (2010). Wilson’s work is in private and public collections internationally, including the New York Public Library, the Deutsche Bank Collection and the Fondazione Memmo in Rome. In October 2013 Wilson was featured as one of just six ‘rising stars’ in European art by the Wall Street Journal.
WOLFE VON LENKIEWICZ
Wolfe von Lenkiewicz (born 1966) is a British artist known for his artistic reconfigurations of well-known imageries from art history and visual culture to create ambiguous compositions that question art historical discourses. His graphic and baroque paintings, drawings, and prints seamlessly blend and absorb large swathes of this history of art, from Gothic religious votives to contemporary Pop and abstraction. Von Lenkiewicz’s 2010 painting,Tenniel/Picasso, features Walt Disney’s Pinocchio holding a bust portrait of one of the women from Picasso’s Guernica. Behind him is a wall decorated by what appear to be Damien Hirst-like colored dots. This post-modern blend of styles, allusions, and narratives uses figurative and decorative painting as acritical tool in examining the history of images in the western world.
Von Lenkiewicz comes from a long line of distinguished painters, with his great-grandfather acting as court painter to King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He has been exhibited in PS1’s pavilion at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Kunstverein Bregenz, Tate London, as well as other distinguished spaces in Europe and the United States.