Different Nations under One Roof – Gallery GNG
Gallery GNG from Paris celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. As one art KARLSRUHE’s “regular galleries”, GNG has been represented at the Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary art since the first art KARLSRUHE in 2004. For a quarter of a century, Gilles Naudin has successfully united a broad spectrum of artists of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds under the aegis of his gallery. Although he devotes particular attention to figurative painting, Naudin’s programme is also open to abstract currents, photography and sculpture. Gallery GNG cultivates longstanding relationships with artists such as Carme Albaigès (born in 1956), whose works often vividly capture the conditio humana, and Guy Brunet (born in 1958), whose images of human beings are simultaneously fantastic-realistic and seemingly unreal.
GNG Gallery will bring from France’s capital to the upcoming art KARLSRUHE paintings by the Greek artist Yannis Markantonakis (born in 1955), whose depictions of harbour scenes sometimes become discernible only after closer inspection of colours and forms that had initially seemed abstract.
The Turkish artist Nurcan Giz (born in 1951) represents the nonfigurative genre at the gallery’s stand, while paintings by the Belgian artist Roland Devolder (born in 1938) add a touch of surrealism.
GNG Gallery also presents sculptures by Martin Hollebecq (born in 1962) on one of the Sculpture Areas: his stone sculptures simultaneously convey heaviness and lightness, balance and harmony, and the unalloyed delight of pure form.