Known for his artistic reconfigurations of well-known iconic images selected from the history of art, from Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz’s post-historical practice carefully examines the linearity of historical perspective embedded within our visual understanding of the past. Described alternatively as both ‘an unbound geneticist turned artist’ and ‘a contemporary iconoclast’, his art practice occupies a space outside our traditional conception of history to become a fulcrum between different ages and new form of visual language. A hybrid aesthetic that challenges notions of authorship, Lenkiewicz employs a high level of craftsmanship usually associated with the Old Masters combined with a twenty-first century view on the possibilities of image manipulation. Overturning the tendency to categorise or insert artworks into particular ‘-isms’ his art practice allows us to appreciate the organic development of art over the centuries in which various styles and perspectives overlap and intertwine through time.
Wolfe von Lenkiewicz was born in Dartmoor in 1966 and is a British artist of German and Polish descent. He studied Philosophy at York University, graduating in 1990, and is the son of the painter Robert Lenkiewicz and great grandson of Baron von Schlossberg, court painter to King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Swan King. Lenkiewicz lives and works in London.
FUTURE MUSEUM SHOWS
2021 The Box Museum, Plymouth
2020 National Museum, Stockholm
2019 Iconic Works, Ateneum Museum, Finland
MUSEUMS SHOWN IN
2018 The School of Night, Saatchi Gallery, London
2018 The Jewish Museum And Tolerance Centre, Moscow
2017 Proof Of Life / Lebenszeichen – Weserburg | Museum Of Modern Art, Bremen
2016 Persona, Musée Du Quai Branly, Paris
2015 After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center For The Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2014 Art Basel, Galerie Michael Haas, Basel
2012 Babel, Beaux Arts de Lille, France
2012 Memories of the Future, La Maison Rouge, Paris
2011 Deichtorhallen, Zwei Sammler, Hamburg
2007 Mutagenesis, Mimmo Scognamiglio Contemporary Art, Naples
...and many others places
Hilario Isola is a visual artist, specialized in installation, drawing and sculpture.
He likes to intervene subtly in nature to reinvent it artificially. In each work, he reveals the innate sculptural qualities of natural materials, casting from nature to expose the deep patterns of growth and time.
He has presented his work in Italy and abroad in shows at public and private institutions such as the NMNM (Nouveau Musée National de Monaco), Montecarlo; Art in General, NYC; SculptureCenter, NYC; CCA Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa Venezia; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengoand; GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Torino; Mucem,ESPACEMarseille...
From May 2nd to June 6th, come discover the universe of the artist Reynier Leyva Novo also called "El Chino Novo". This artist of Galleries
Continua (San Gimigniano, Paris, Beijing, Havana) and El Apartamento (Havana) has just finished a collective at the Kadist Foundation of Paris and will present
Programa de Residencias Internacionales, Proyecto Siqueiros, Cuernavaca, México
Residency Unlimited (RU) Program, Endorsed by The Cuban Artist Foundation (CAF) and Rockefeller Brothers Foundation. Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon, USA (2010)
Perez Art Museum (PAMM), Miami, USA (2013) / (2015)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2015)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA (2015)
Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA (2012)
National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba. (2008) / (2012)
Farber Collection, New York, USA (2012)
Pizzuti Collection, Ohio, USA (2012)
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Spain. (2013)
MISOL Art Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia (2011)