Comprising over two dozen plaster and wax sculptures completed between 2016 and 2018 as well as paintings and works on paper, Dans l’Atelier presents viewers with an intimate look at Lüpertz’s conceptual process. Throughout his career, Lüpertz has sought balance in his art – a space between painting and sculpture, abstraction and figuration – and these new sculptures provide a striking new counterpoint to the artist’s forty years of work in bronze. These primordial sculptures manifest a lightness and fragility seldom seen in Lüpertz’s oeuvre and possess a delicate materiality and form that is entirely new. They continue to develop themes that have fascinated the artist throughout his career – mythology, the classical figures, music, and the role of beauty in art – and exemplify Lüpertz’s lifelong and continued interest in engaging with classicism and tradition.
Markus Lüpertz: Dans l’Atelier will open 30 January and will remain on view through 23 March. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 6PM. For more information, please contact the gallery at email@example.com, visit www.michaelwerner.com, or contact Carrie Rees, Rees & Co. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the gallery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and WeChat.