Rosilene Luduvico and Takeshi Makishima work closely, but individually, each having created new paintings and drawings during their residency at westlondonprojects.
Luduvico’s fragile compositions continue her use of organic forms and pepperings of local colour to define bright, open expanses of landscape. In pictures of an almost snow blind whiteness, Luduvico encourages touring examinations of her surfaces; interrupted by tiny details of colour and differentiation. Populated by perhaps a thinly brushed curvilinear tree, or an occasional figure, the paintings made for this exhibition offer tiny scattered jewels of saturated paint in fields of white.
Makishima’s interiors offer more theatrically-inspired narratives, often presented with dissolute and abstract zones of escape from the figurative. For example, the lower portion of one painting presents a room of women manufacturing the aforementioned pearl necklaces, but the upper two thirds contains a thin and brushy darkness containing a single rectangle of thickly painted slashes of green paint. Though the rooms in Makishima’s work are large scale, they are filled with a somber, muted palette, thus making the moments of colour all the more conspicuous. His work contrasts the mood of areas of confined space and painterly escape.
Though their work shares an aspiration to use painting as a medium to create alternate realities, this exhibition shows a bifurcation in the two artist’s approaches to production. It is an expansive vision; opposed to convergence, and provides an opportunity to explore uniquely materialised versions of inspiration.
Born 1969, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Lives and work in Düsseldorf
1999–2003 Studium an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1997–1998 Studium an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1988–1995 Studium an der Universität Espirito Santo (BRA)
Noites do Norte, Galerie Michael Zink, München
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, (mit Hiroshi Sugito)
Galerie Zink & Gegner, München
Hommage an Frans Post, Haus der Kunst, München (mit Katalog)
Imagination Becomes Reality – Part III, Sammlung Goetz, München
Munch revisited, Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte,Dortmund
Compilation II, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Die Neue Düsseldorfer Malerschule, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya (ISR)
Die Neue Düsseldorfer Malerschule, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld
Sweet Mystery of Life, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf
She gave her Soul to the Devil and bought her Flat by the Sea, Projektraum Schübbe, Düsseldorf
Born 1980, Fukuoka, Japan
Live and works in Düsseldorf
1998–2004 Academia de Arte de Düsseldorf
Fuzzy Bird, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf
Rabbit punch, Luis Campana, Cologne
Galeria Nicole Klagsbrun, Nova Iorque
Regards, 701, Düsseldorf