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Baronian Xippas Gallery - Saint Clair Cemin I Mitja Tušek - EXTENDED > 27.02.2021


All About Woman is the first solo show of Saint Clair Cemin with the gallery. Born in 1951 in Alta Cruz, Brazil, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA and in Beijing, China, Saint Clair Cemin has been exhibiting since the end-1970s. Saint Clair Cemin has always seen art as a natural field of experimentation. For his sculptures, he uses different styles, techniques, and materials and draws inspiration from philosophy, literature, poetry, science, and the history of art. His works, which go beyond abstraction and figuration, in a universe of metamorphosis, evoke both plant and sexual forms as well as molecular structures. From the naturalistic to the abstract surreal the broad sculptural vocabulary of Saint Clair Cemin presents a bold panoply of work both striking and immediate. In the 1990s he built his reputation on a revolutionary approach to sculpture rooted in a combination of ordinary shapes, references to craftwork and to historical sculpture.

Exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad, Cemin’s work is alsoincluded in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Long Island City, NY; Rooseum, Stockholm, Sweden; Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil, among many others.

Complementary Colors is an exhibition of recent paintings by Slovenian-born Swiss artist Mitja Tušek. He was born in Maribor in 1961, grew up in Switzerland and is now resident in Brussels for almost 30 years. He has been exhibiting works since the mid-1980s. The subjects he represents are ambiguous: his figurative paintings border on abstraction although we can sometimes find the hint of an image in his abstract compositions. Mitja Tušek works in series (undergrowth, female nudes, Rorschach tests and dark circles) and uses various and varied materials such as oils, acrylics, wax, lead or pearlescent pigments with reflective properties.

His work won international appraisal at Jan Hoet’s Documenta 9 in Kassel in 1992, where his paintings were exhibited in the Robbrecht & Daem temporary pavilion. His work has also been shown in many international institutions such as the Kunsthalle in Bern, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin or The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

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