November Series pt. 2:
No hesitation, no delay
Wolfgang Ellenrieder, Paul Glaw,
Sebastian Hosu, Johannes Listewnik,
Lennart Rieder, Rui Zhang
7 November—19 December 2020

We are pleased to present the exhibition November Series Pt. 2: No hesitation, no delay starting Saturday, November 7th. In the format of the group exhibition, the exhibition brings together six different artists, each of whom deals with painting as a medium in their own way. The pictorial works show very different approaches, themes and visual languages, thus forming a multifaceted show that refers to the broad spectrum of contemporary painting - without claiming to be complete.

The gathering of different artistic positions in one exhibition, without pursuing a clearly named theme, is both daring and promising in terms of curatorial openness. Each individual position pursues its own approach and interest in the painted picture, and develops its own formal language and aesthetics for it, which sometimes lead to hybrid compositions in the form of fascinating intermediate worlds as in Rui Zhang, or in dynamically expressive pictorial works as in Sebastian Hosu. Much more reduced are the almost graphic works of Paul Glaw, who, in a critically reflective view of social conditions, is concerned with making visible and representable with the pictorial possibilities of painting. Johannes Listewnik's pictorial inventions are conceptual and yet neither neutral in their appearance nor fascinatingly complex. The works of Wolfgang Ellenrieder and the paintings of Lennart Rieder each follow their own conceptual turns in art and image theory.

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Short biographies
Wolfgang Ellenrieder, born in Munich in 1959, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1981 to 1988. Since 2010 he has been a professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. His numerous solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA have usually been accompanied by a publication. His work is represented in renowned international collections. For 2018/19, he received the Villa Massimo scholarship in Rome. This is the highest award given to artists by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Paul Glaw was born in Halle an der Saale in 1988. From 2010–2015, he studied communication design with a focus on illustration under Georg Barber /ATAK at the Burg Giebichstein Kunsthochschule Halle and graduated with a Bachelor of fine Arts. He then studied fine arts with a focus on painting in the class of Jutta Koether and Kerstin Brätsch at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg until 2019. In 2017 he received the Karl-Heinz-Ditze Begabtenförderung Jahresstipendium and in 2020 the Arbeitsstipendium der Stadt Hamburg. He has already had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Berlin and Hamburg, among other places.

Sebastian Hosu, born in 1988 in Satu Mare, RO, grew up in Romania and studied in Cluj-Napoca at the University of Fine Arts and Design and at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin [2008–2010]. A Master's degree in painting at the Académie Royale des Beaux-arts in Liege, BE, was followed by a Meisterschüler course at the HGB in Leipzig. Hosu's work has already received much attention at home and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig in 2018 and at the Kunstverein Freunde aktueller Kunst in Zwickau in 2019. His paintings and drawings are already represented in important private and public collections.

Johannes Listewnik was born in Leipzig in 1988 and completed his Bachelor of Arts in German Studies in 2012 and his Master in Art History in 2014 at the University of Leipzig. In 2014, he began studying free painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg in the class of Thomas Hartmann. In 2017, he became a master student of Thomas Hartmann. From 2016 to 2019, he also studied gallery and graphic arts at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig in the class of Christoph Ruckhäberle and has been a master student of Christoph Ruckhäberle at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig since 2019.

Lennart Rieder was born in Freiburg in 1986 and studied at Kunsthochschule in Kassel from 2007–2013. From 2011 to 2012 he studied at the Sint-Lucas Art Academy in Ghent, Belgium. After successfully completing his art school studies in Kassel in 2013, he studied with Johannes Spehr as a master student in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, he received the CDW Foundation's sponsorship award. His works have already been exhibited at SOX in Berlin, Strzelski Gallery in Stuttgart and 532 Gallery in New York, among others.

Rui Zhang, born 1989 in China, studied Bachelor of Arts at CAFA in Beijing from 2006-2010. She completed her subsequent diploma studies with Wolfgang Ellenrieder and Aurelia Lihaian at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig from 2012–2017 and followed this up with a one-year master student course with Wolfgang Ellenrieder. Among other awards, Rui Zhang received the Northeim Catalogue Scholarship of the Han Rück Se [KSN Scholarship] in 2018.
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