Stephane Leonard´s upcoming exhibition Inseln opens on june 15th 2016!
at the Temporary Gallery at the Quartiershalle on Campus Rütli – CR2 in Berlin-Neukölln.
There will be 2 Openings that day:
– at 3pm official opening for public schools with an introductory note by Jan- Christopher Rämer, the Councillor for Education, Schools, Culture and Sports of the district Berlin-Neukölln and Ida Schildhauer, the initiator of the Temporary Gallery
– at 7pm for everyone who cannot make it at 3pm
Duration of the exhibition:
June 16th to 29th, 2016
Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm (and during the Festival 48h eukölln, on June 25th and 26th, the exhibition remains open all day)
Rütlistraße 35, 12045 Berlin
“For the exhibition series TRANSFORMATION, the Berlin artist Stephane Leonard created the site-specific installation Inseln (islands) in collaboration with students from the secondary levels of Campus Rütli. Leonard’s mode of practice cannot be narrowed down to only one particular medium. He works with sound and video as well as in the fields of painting, drawing and installation. Originally coming from the Street Art, he deals with incalculableness, with movements and processes and often with principles of democratic art productions.
The cooperation between the artist Leonard and the Rütli teenagers began in April 2016 with a joint exploration of the neighbourhood. Together they looked for seemingly casual, random forms, colours and line arrangements, jointly created by man and nature. This was followed by discussions and common drawing sessions. To conclude, the collective work was assembled in a specially built room-in-room construction within the exhibition space.
The independent and neutral room, separated from the exhibition, offered about 45 square meters of untreated plywood canvas. The first intervention was a tape-drawing by Leonard on the inner surfaces of the installation, which was exposed only at the very end of the process. Once completed, the students were invited to implement their previously drafted sketches with acrylic spray paint. Leonard intervened in this process repeatedly by taping parts of the surface and unmasking others. After several rounds, each individually sprayed image, tag, surface, fleck, scribble, etc., became part of the overall composition. These followed an “inner line” due to Leonard’s interventions. At the end, the construction was divided in nine equal panels, which were then installed in the exhibition space in the style of an urban space architecture.”
A documentation of the exhibition “withdrawal” at the Art Service Station is now online.
The next Stephane Leonard exhibition will be a solo show at the okazi gallery in Berlin opening November 20th 2015 / 7PM.
10317 Berlin, Germany
In September 2015 Pogobooks published a new art book by Stephane Leonard. The official book release took place at the NY Art Book Fair. For more information and to purchase the book, please follow this link.
Stephane has a drawing at the Anonyme Zeichner group show in Berlin.
Find all the information at: www.anonyme-zeichner.de
A drawing as well as a couple of publications were included in the POGO 500 5Years – 100Books – PogoBooks group shows at Kunstraum Potsdam and Sprungturm Galerie in Cologne.
More info can be found here: www.sprungturm.info and of course here: www.pogobooks.de
Documentations of the last couple of exhibitions is online:
Trauma – exhibition at Maus Habitos in Porto, Portugal
Chasing A Ghost – exhibition at Projektraum 404 in Bremen, Germany
Thanks to everyone who came to the openings!
May 8th 2015, 7 PM
Projektraum 404 / Hegelstraße 38 / 28199 Bremen
May 9th – May 24th 2015
Th-Fr 4-7 PM / Sa+Su 2-5 PM
In march and april Stephane will be at a Residency in Porto, Portugal.
A solo exhibition will open on april 18th at Maus Habitos.
On may 8th 2015 a solo show for the release of a new book will open at Projektraum 404 in Bremen, Germany.
The book will be a limited edition Risograph printed art-book called Chasing A Ghost, published by PogoBooks in Berlin.
more News and Events will be added soon
Stephane did the album art work for THOMALLA, one of Berlin´s most exciting new electronic musician.
More info here > www.xlr8r.com
Stephane is part of the official group show Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis 2014 at the Schloss Neuhardenberg. The show opens August 24th at 11am. All info can be found here > www.schlossneuhardenberg.de
On April 4th 2014 opened Stephane Leonard´s solo exhibition at the okazi gallery in Berlin. Thank you for joining us at the opening or during Gallery Weekend in May.
NEID FRESSEN SEELE AUF
Stephane was showing new large scale canvases and smaller works on paper. Pencil drawings and full colour explosions, acrylics applied with brushes and spray techniques, geometric shapes and organic lines.
Stephane has made a new music video. The video is a collaboration with the artist and musician Mariechen Danz and it was created for her band UNMAP.
Watch it right here.
(for past news please follow this link > past)