Gallery Christian Ehrentraut is reputed for exploring how the medium of painting can expand into neighbouring disciplines, with a special focus on the idea of “drawing without drawing”.
The latest exhibition, Zeichnung ohne Zeichnung, opening February 15, is a special experiment on this topic, with works touching on elements of typography, drawing, reduced colour palette, black line on white backdrop, and calligraphy.
The show features sculpture from David Murphy as well as painting by Viktor Timofeev, Michael Bevilaqua and the special highlight of new works from artist Klaus Jörres (photo).
He and gallerist Ehrentraut met each other over 10 years ago as young elements in the growing Berlin art scene.
Through the years, the idea of some sort of collaboration has been a recurring topic, finally coming into fruition in this show.
Jörres’ paintings create a special harmony out of new thoughts and ideas through the clash of formalised, varied black-and-white grid structures meeting traces of colour spray.
ZEICHNUNG OHNE ZEICHNUNG Feb 15 -Mar 28 | Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Friedrichstr. 123, Mitte, U-Bhf Oranienburger Tor, Tue-Sat 11-18