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    In real life | Art Basel Miami Beach 2020

    23 Nov 2020 – 04 Jan 2021

    For the Art Basel Miami Beach Online Viewing Room, Stephen Friedman Gallery’s presentation ‘In real life’ focuses solely on figuration and depictions of the human form through painting, sculpture and works on paper. Artists include Leilah Babirye, Jonathan Baldock, Sarah Ball, Denzil Forrester, Wayne Gonzales, Deborah Roberts, Yinka Shonibare CBE, David Shrigley and Kehinde Wiley. This is the first time the gallery has exhibited Sarah Ball’s work since announcing representation of the British artist in November. Ball’s meticulously rendered portraits explore themes of gender and identity. Demonstrating an acute sensitivity to the psyche of her subjects, the artist emphasises physical characteristics that define how we outwardly portray ourselves to the world. Often depicting people who celebrate self-expression and contest traditional binary norms, Ball focuses on physiognomy, hairstyles, clothes, jewellery and make-up that reveal the idiosyncrasies of her anonymous, often unknowing sitters. Other highlights include new works on paper by American artist Deborah Roberts recently featured by The New York Times ahead of her forthcoming solo exhibition at The Contemporary Austin in January 2021; a new painting by British-Grenadian artist Denzil Forrester that invites us into one of his trademark nightclub scenes, and coincides with his current mid-career survey at Spike Island in Bristol; a ceramic sculpture by Leilah Babirye that champions queer and trans communities in Uganda by playing with the visual tropes of traditional African sculpture; and a monumental painting by American artist Kehinde Wiley continuing the artist’s exploration of race, identity and gender in the context of post-colonialism.

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    Andreas Eriksson | Existential Landscapes

    24 Apr 2020 – 17 May 2020

    Andreas Eriksson’s meditative works offer a unique window onto the artist’s rural surroundings in Medelplana, Sweden. Describing them as “existential landscapes”, Eriksson is typically known for his subtly textured paintings of the natural world. In recent years, the artist has expanded his formal language by making large-scale, handwoven tapestries rendered in subtle hues of undyed yarn. Hovering between abstraction and figuration, both his paintings and tapestries can be interpreted as patchwork topographies or details of organic forms such as trees, earth and rock formations. This Online Viewing Room highlights the formal and conceptual connections between these two distinct aspects of Eriksson’s practice, both united in the artist’s enduring interest in the passing of time and his relationship to the canvas. The OVR is accompanied by a digital commentary from Hettie Judah, art critic and regular contributor to The Guardian, Frieze and The New York Times.

  • Stephen Friedman Gallery

    Luiz Zerbini: Fire, Gallery Two

    15 Jan 2021 – 20 Feb 2021

    Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini presents his second exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, following his acclaimed solo show at South London Gallery in 2018. Juxtaposing organic and geometric forms, Zerbini’s paintings explore the relationship between colour, light and movement. Inspired by the Amazon and Mata Atlântica rainforests, the exhibition reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in the relationship between nature and humanity in and around Rio de Janeiro. Across his career, which spans over three decades, Zerbini has developed a complex visual vocabulary at the intersection of figuration and abstraction. He first emerged within the generational (and global) ‘return to painting’ of the 1980s, centred in Rio de Janeiro around the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts and subsequently defined by the landmark exhibition ‘Como vai você Geração 80?’ (How Are You Doing, 80s Generation?, 1984).

  • Stephen Friedman Gallery

    Luiz Zerbini: Fire, Gallery One

    15 Jan 2021 – 20 Feb 2021

    Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini presents his second exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, following his acclaimed solo show at South London Gallery in 2018. Juxtaposing organic and geometric forms, Zerbini’s paintings explore the relationship between colour, light and movement. Inspired by the Amazon and Mata Atlântica rainforests, the exhibition reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in the relationship between nature and humanity in and around Rio de Janeiro. Across his career, which spans over three decades, Zerbini has developed a complex visual vocabulary at the intersection of figuration and abstraction. He first emerged within the generational (and global) ‘return to painting’ of the 1980s, centred in Rio de Janeiro around the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts and subsequently defined by the landmark exhibition ‘Como vai você Geração 80?’ (How Are You Doing, 80s Generation?, 1984).

  • Stephen Friedman Gallery

    Art Basel 2020

    17 Jun 2020 – 26 Jun 2020

    For Art Basel’s first Online Viewing Room, Stephen Friedman Gallery presents a selection of artists including Marina Adams, Mamma Andersson, Juan Araujo, Leilah Babirye, Jonathan Baldock, Lisa Brice, Andreas Eriksson, Manuel Espinosa, Denzil Forrester, Channing Hansen, Jim Hodges, Deborah Roberts, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Kehinde Wiley and Luiz Zerbini. Highlights include a new painting by Mamma Andersson featuring a lone figure standing before a brooding, melancholic landscape; a large new painting on paper by Deborah Roberts exploring the vulnerability of a young African-American girl; a new large-scale female portrait by Kehinde Wiley from his solo show at William Morris Gallery in London, his first exhibition at a UK institution; a monumental new painting by Luiz Zerbini combining geometric forms with lush, tropical flora, the artist’s largest work on canvas to date; and a selection of new works by recent additions to the roster, Marina Adams and Leilah Babirye.

    latest works

    • Leilah Babirye

      Senga Nanseera (Kindhearted Kuchu Auntie), 2020
      119.4 x 58.4 x 10 cm (h x w x d)
      wood, wax, aluminium, wire, nails and found objects
    • Yinka Shonibare CBE

      Poseidon, 2020
      214 x 79 x 47.5 cm (h x w x d)
      Unique fibreglass sculpture, hand-painted with Dutch wax Batik and bespoke hand-coloured globe
    • David Shrigley

      Untitled, 2020
      82 x 62 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on Paper
    • David Shrigley

      Untitled, 2020
      82 x 62 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on Paper
    • David Shrigley

      Untitled, 2020
      82 x 62 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on Paper
    • David Shrigley

      Untitled, 2020
      82 x 62 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on Paper
    • Kehinde Wiley

      Portrait of Nelly Moudime II, 2020
      211 x 181.2 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on linen
    • Deborah Roberts

      A consequence of history, 2020
      40.6 x 30.5 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      mixed media collage on paper
    • Deborah Roberts

      A consequence of history, 2020
      40.6 x 30.5 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      mixed media collage on paper
    • Wayne Gonzales

      Beach, 2020
      183 x 183 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
    • Sarah Ball

      Seyon, 2020
      160 x 160 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on linen
    • Denzil Forrester

      Honey Pot, 2020
      206 x 275 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
    • Luiz Zerbini

      Camuflagem Prata, 2020
      113.6 x 85.1 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and oil on Hahnemühle paper
    • Luiz Zerbini

      Máscara, 2020
      113.6 x 85.1 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and oil on Hahnemühle paper
    • Luiz Zerbini

      Camuflagem Turquesa, 2020
      113.6 x 85.1 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and oil on Hahnemühle paper
    • Luiz Zerbini

      Máscara 2, 2020
      113.6 x 85.1 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and oil on Hahnemühle paper
    • Luiz Zerbini

      Untitled, 2020
      50 x 40 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
    • Luiz Zerbini

      Untitled, 2020
      50 x 40 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
    • Luiz Zerbini

      Untitled, 2020
      50 x 40 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
    • Luiz Zerbini

      Untitled, 2020
      100 x 80 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
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