Martin Galle, luderIII, 50x40cm, 2011, oil on linen
Nov 10, 2011 until Nov 30, 2011
Tilo Baumgartel, Martin Galle, and Tobias Lehner
UNC Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Tilo Baumgartel, Martin Galle, and Tobias Lehner's painting known as Neo-Leipzig style painters from Germany since November 10th to November 30th. These young painters called yGa (Young German Artist) studied at Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig; unlike old fashion Leipzig artists, they promptly get popularity from audiences. It is comparable with yBa (young British artists) group represented by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin. These artists coming from former East German reflect societal change of Post-German unification unlike old fashion Leipzig artists and they create arts combined of traditional media with technological development in a way that's never been done before. Mismatched objects are united in one frame; it represents the artists' cynical view and unstable psychology states after German unification. These artworks are classified in figurative art; it signifies source of human and landscape carefully. It is not senseless even if that the painting does not have strong brush stroke of German Expressionism or touchy-feeliness. Preferably, the highly restrained expression is one of distinctive features. Neo-Leipzig artists' works contain the study of brand-new concept for images brought by advance of multi media. Besides, they show periodical sprits and criticisms caused by German modern societal modification. They do not call themselves painters but artists, because their artworks include concepts and philosophy, and they use painting as a means, not a goal.
There were the special exhibition named as "The Triumph of Paintings" at Saatchi-Gallery, England. It was the biggest painting exhibition since Royal Academy of Art painting exhibition was held 24 years ago. This exhibition heralded forthcoming rebirth of painting around the world of art market which was having a tough time after Gerhard Richter leading 1970s' renaissance of painting era. In this exhibition, 30 percent of painters chosen by Saatchi were from Germany, and it shows that how the German modern art influence the global art market. We also can determine the German art's power through '2006 Germany Leipzig Painting Special Exhibition' held by MASS MoCA.
UNC gallery is attempting to communicate with the public after it relocated to Cheong Dam Dong. Leipzig Art which is recently getting attention from the global art market will be introduced through relocating exhibition, "Great Surprise from Leipzig." Featuring from leading artists to young artists, "Great Surprise from Leipzig" will present Leipzig art in three consecutive exhibitions. These exhibitions will reveal eight pieces of three Neo Leipzig artists - Tilo Baumgartel, Tobias Lehner, and Martin Galle in Nov, 10th, 2011 to Nov, 30th 2011.