Jerry Zeniuk, Paintings: 22 February – 4 April 2020

Slewe Gallery Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new paintings by the Munich based American artist Jerry Zeniuk (*1945). The show will open Saturday February 22 and will last until April 4, 2020. You can listen to an interview with the artist by Robert van Altena on line here

Color is essential in the painting of Zeniuk. According to Zeniuk colors are not only carriers of emotion, but their interaction reflects social and human relationships in general as well. His recent canvases use different colored circles or dots or forms to create color interactions that create a specific pictorial space. They float on a whitish-grayish colored or raw canvas, that suggest space, occupied with light. The edges of these dots are in some cases sharp, in other vague and atmospheric. They are brought into a harmonious equilibrium and have a strong spatial effect. 'Beauty', philosophically and visually, is the ultimate goal in the paintings. Zeniuk became known in the seventies, when he participated at the Fundamental Painting show in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1975. Since then his paintings developed from a monochrome plane, in which several colored layers have been put on top of each other, towards compositions of contrasting color planes or dots next to each other …

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