Joel Shapiro USA — 1948

Joel Shapiro °1948

Subverting the distinctions between abstraction and representation, Joel Shapiro reconsiders the modern figurative tradition.

Shapiro, born 1948 in NY, creates abstract geometric sculpture that elicits a sense of movement and engages viewers’ physical and psychological relationships with space. In his recent investigations of the expressive possibility of form and color in space, the artist suspends painted wooden elements from the ceiling, wall, and floor, exploring the projection of thought into space without the constraint of architecture.

He has executed more than thirty commissions and publicly-sited sculptures in major Asian, European, and North American cities and has been the subject of more than 160 solo exhibitions and retrospectives internationally. In 2011, the artist energized the monumental forty-three-foot-tall gallery at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany with fifteen vibrantly painted wooden elements. his work has recently been exhibited at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2016); Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2017); the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (2018); and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin (2018). (Source: Pace Gallery)

Joel Shapiro, Untitled Double Red 1980, Rare limited edition, excellent condition litho, 64 x 108 cm, framed in oak UV museum glass
Joel Shapiro, Untitled 1979, Rare limited edition, Litho, handsigned, framed oak UV museum glass


21.04.23   Vernissage ‘Between the red lines’ – A thought-provoking vernissage is held in our pop-up space to officially open Yes but no. This exhibition showcases paintings from both local talent as well as internationally acclaimed artists and spans across multiple art movements and periods. Please feel welcome to join and have a chat (or not) about the collection.