|Arco Madrid 2012|
|15 - 19 February, 2012|
The Reflex Gallery will participate at ARCO Madrid, presenting spectacular new works by Harland Miller, John Copeland, Daido Moriyama, Andrew Moore, Neal Tait, Roger Ballen and Marcus Harvey.
Come visit us, we are looking forward to welcome you at our booth no. G06 in Hall 8.
The artist and writer Harland Miller is known for his large-scale, playful re-workings of Penguin book-covers. With their dripping paint and smudgy blurring, they have more in common with the aesthetic of Rothko than the uniformity of a mass-produced paperback.
Miller is attracted to books as objects - the more battered, stained and lived in the better. "I remember my parents' Penguin books. For me, they are about nostalgia for a by-gone era - that musty smell, those coffee-mug rings, the often heart-breaking inscriptions on the inside cover". New works from the series 'Penguin Plays' will be shown in our presentation.
John Copeland's work deals with the complexity and ambiguity of human behaviour, social situations, passing moments of interaction. These are scenes in which there's a palpable tension beneath the surface, or a hidden joke. The canvases, thick with acrylic paint, have a surface tension of their own. His brushwork is fluid and energetic, a war zone of drip¬ping paint, thick strokes and overlapping layers. In his studio in Brooklyn, he paints quickly, working on multiple canvases at the same time. The new work explores these themes through cross-sections of society, the high and the low, the public and the private.
Marcus Harvey makes highly worked figurative paintings and beautiful sculptures. He became well known after his infamous painting "Myra" was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1997 as part of the exhibition Sensation at the Saatchi Gallery. It resulted in unprecedented national and international media attention as it was based on the portrait of the child-murderer Myra Hindley, an image that has been repeatedly reproduced by the press since her conviction. The monumental monochrome painting was entirely composed from a child's handprints, and as the artist has said: "The whole point of the painting is the photograph. That photograph. The ico nic power that has come to it as a result of years of obsessive media reproduction". Reflex will show Harvey's latest works, a new painting as well as a sculpture.
Nobuyoshi Araki is arguably Japan's greatest living photographer. His inexhaustible creative energy is attested to by more than 400 books he has published in the last four decades. His works are held in numerous museum collections including the Tate Modern London, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
We will show works from his new series "It Was Once A Paradise" as premiere at ARCO. The diptychs are carefully selected by Araki, combining black & white images from his private diary with colour bondage photographs. The black and white images of the diptychs are taken in Araki's garden; they are still lifes of objects which reminds the artist of what used to be 'his' paradise the place where he used to spend time with his wife Yoko and cat Chiro.
Daido Moriyama was born in Osaka, Japan in 1938 and moved to Tokyo in 1961, where he continues to live and work. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Cartier Foundation, Paris; and The National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Daido Moriyama will have his big solo show at the Tate Modern in London in September this year together with William Klein. New works will be shown at our booth at ARCO.
In May a solo show of Moriyama will be held at the gallery in conjunction with a new book release.
During the fair you can reach us directly on
Alex cell phone: +31 629568989 / Viola cell phone: +31 625078888
Galerie alex daniels - reflex amsterdam
Weteringschans 79 A
Amsterdam 1017 RX
Tel. [+31] 20 - 627 28 32
Fax: [+31] 20 620 25 90
Gallery open: tuesday - saturday 10 - 18 H
Gelatin silver print, 42 x 35 cm