Stefan Brüggemann “Allowaction (Gold Paintings)”

Kotaro Nukaga (Roppongi)

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[Image: Stefan Brüggemann Hyper-Poem (Like) 2021 Acrylic and gold leaf on wood 70.0x50.0x4.5cm]

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A solo exhibition by Stefan Brüggemann. This marks the artist’s second show with the gallery, and three years since he opened the gallery’s first show in October 2018. Based in London and Mexico City, Stefan Brüggemann’s diverse practice spans across sculpture, video, painting, and installation work. Skillfully combining his shrewd critique on modern society with post-pop aesthetics, Brüggemann appropriates the overwhelming onslaught of news, social media, advertisements and text that we encounter in our daily lives to expose the contradictions that prevail in our ever-accelerating digital society. His ability to grasp timeless principles and express them with a pop touch—often through vivid colors and familiar materials such as mirrors and neon signs– has garnered him high acclaim.

In this show, Brüggemann will be showcasing ten new pieces from his latest, ‘Gold Paintings’, which was born during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. Since ancient times, gold has been regarded as a spiritual material; golden ornamentation was the mark of royalty, and it also held symbolic usage in rituals and funerals. Later, in 1816, Great Britain enforced the “gold standard”, establishing gold as the value standard of currency, making it a symbol of high value from an economic aspect as well. By creating works using gold leaf, a material with both spiritual and economic definitions of worth and one that is constantly fluctuating in value, Brüggemann questions the value of objects in uncertain modern society.

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Schedule

from September 18, 2021 to October 23, 2021

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays

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Address: 2F Piramide Bldg., 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Phone: 03-6721-1180 Fax: 03-6721-1181

1 minute walk from exit 1a or 1b at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya or Toei Oedo line.

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