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Exhibition from 15th June to 31st August 2014

Peter Royen - Painting

Deceased † 19th June 2013

Peter Royen, born in Amsterdam, died last year at the age of 90 in Dusseldorf, well-known for his white silent paintings and the great commitment to his fellow artists. The Federal Cross of Merit in 1984 and the artist price of the Düsseldorf artist in 2013 express high esteem for him.
This is the first exhibition since his death exactly one year ago with abstract works from Royen's private collection. Called by Werner Schmalenbach "painter of silence", he worked with geometry and structure, but his paintings are neither strict nor programmatic.
After studying under Otto Pankok Royen remained in Dusseldorf. He had numerous exhibitions in Germany, the Netherlands, as well as in Brazil and Japan. Many important international collectors such as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, appreciate and own his works.

White is the dominating colour in Royen's work, often in contrast to deep black or yellow squares. He builds pictures of many-layered tiles which rise up, radiating a deep silence through the reduction of colours.

The well-known art critic, Werner Schmalenbach, about Royen:
Of course he is, as you can see in each of his paintings, extraordinarily sensitive. But sensitivity is not really more than a raw material. It is important what comes out of it. Peter Royen is making 'out of it' his silent, poetic, quietly breathing paintings - between the two poles of the strict order of the picture and the freedom of painting. He is a painter of the silence.


A Film from Werner Raeune

1923 born in Amsterdam/Netherlands
1946 - 1949 Academie of Arts Dusseldorf
1949 - 1953 Member "Rheinische Sezession"
1956 Member "Group 53"
1960 Member "Group Europa"
1996 Honorary Award of Villa Massimo, Rom/Italy
2003 Honorary Member of the Artists Assossiation "Malkasten", Dusseldorf
2013 Deceased † 19th June
Single Exhibitions (selection)
1954 Museo d'Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo/Brazil
1977 Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
1992 Kunsthalle Kobe, Kobe/Japan
1995 Musée Jenisch, Vevey/Switzerland
2002 Museum Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort/Netherlands
2003 Malkasten, Düsseldorf
2005 Kunst aus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster
2006 "53x53 - Eine leise Retrospektive", Galerie arteversum, Dusseldorf
2008 "Peter Royen sieht Rot", Galerie arteversum, Dusseldorf
2011 Galerie Broft, Leerdam/Netherlands
Group Exhibitions (selection)
1961 Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland
1962 tedelijk Museum, Peter Stuyvesant-Collectie Amsterdam/Netherlands
1966 Musée des Beaux Arts, Neuchâtel/Switzerland
1993 Peter Royen und seine Freunde,
Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
2003 Gruppe 53, Museum der Stadt Ratingen
2007 Altes Museum, Mönchengladbach
"24|7 - Die 24 Stunden des Tages",
Galerie arteversum, Dusseldorf

Collections (selection)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Kunstmuseum, Basel/Switzerland
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg
Osaka City Museum, Osaka/Japan
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
Collection Queen Beatrix und Prince Claus of Netherlands
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel/Belgium
Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf

Exhibition from 23rd March to 8th June 2014

Anatoly Burykin - Painting

Anatoly Burykin is inspired by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Konstantin Melnjkov, Aleksander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky. Anatoly often says that his choice of abstract art stems from the unique atmosphere that was created these well-known artists.
His paintings are characterized by a particular depth, calm and balanced awareness. Even at first glance, the high-contrast areas seem alive. The paintings come together through a maturing process, growing in several parts simultaneously - layer by layer. So an ambiguous result is built from an abstract starting point, in which various worlds of emotion and mood are conveyed, particularly through the dominating concept of light and light conditions.
It is obvious that the artist has his origins in architecture, because there is always a certain amount of organization and guideline to be seen. Burykin manages to leave a lot of space for associative interpretations, with minimal resources and by a reduced visual language. In 2010, the artist began a series dedicated to urban landscapes. In this series, Anatoly got his inspiration from the simplicity of the architectural forms, lights and spaces in the city.
He works in a slow and harmonious painting process by applying the colors layer by layer onto the canvas. This creates a play between concealment and revelation that leads first of all to a liveliness, but on the other hand to balance, so making his work distinctive. He gives the finishing touches to his paintings through the top layer, where he makes fine scratches, thereby giving his works a special, structured nature. His paintings can be found in museums and private collections in Austria, Italy, Russia, Canada, Thailand, Finland, France and the United States.

1950 Born in Moscow
  studied at the Academy of Architecture and Sculpture in Moscow
  after graduating with honors, he taught in the same academy drawing and painting
  worked as a book illustrator, graphic designer and artist
  many of Burykin's books have been translated into many languages and brought it to high circulation figures
2003 Award for a children's book in Italy as a "Book of the Year"
Seit 2010 he has lived in Vienna, where he works as a painter

Selection of exhibitions
2005-2013 Exhibitions at 'Galerie am Hof', Vienna: "Herbst Cuvée", "Skyline"
2008-2013 Solo exhibitions at Visio dell'Arte Gallery in Paris
2012 Group exhibition at Montepaschi Banque Gallery in Paris
2013 Solo exhibition at the Montepaschi Banque Gallery in Nice
2013 Group exhibition at Visio dell'Arte Gallery in Paris
  Participation in International Trade Fairs in Innsbruck, Munich, Vienna

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