Anton Ginzburg: Translucent Concrete

Anton Ginzburg: Translucent Concrete

Helwaser Gallery  UPPER EAST SIDE | NEW YORK | USA

NOV 24, 2020 - JAN 24, 2021

Helwaser Gallery is pleased to announce Translucent Concrete, an exhibition of new paintings by multi-disciplinary artist Anton Ginzburg. Since 2016, Ginzburg has developed a signature painterly language of hard-edged abstraction. Ginzburg has consistently developed color-spatial explorations over the course of three bodies of work, examining the processes involved in the act of human perception. Spanning works on paper and paintings on wood, this latest series deconstructs the dynamics of viewing interior and exterior spaces. Ginzburg’s recent works are the subject of a new monograph, Blue Flame: Constructions and Initiatives, published by Hatje Cantz in December 2020.

Ginzburg’s paintings are conceived of as a series of distinct scenes that collectively read as a pictorial montage of the city.  In developing this body of work through long periods of isolation, Ginzburg drew from his own living environment of Chatham Towers —  a concrete, brutalist building constructed during the Cold War in 1969 in Lower Manhattan. Ginzburg’s views of emptied-out glass towers, light-filled public spaces, and concrete environments are framed against large window panes with acute geometries, resulting in the structure of each painting as an “unfolding” perspective, where geometric compositions of color, plane, and line become abstract references to Ginzburg’s impressions of interior and exterior spaces. Viewed together, Ginzburg’s paintings serve as visual records, where perceptions of the material nature of modern architecture are transformed by emotion and affect. Each painting registers a particular geometry and atmosphere, collectively serving as an index of psychogeographical situations based on the artist’s observations.


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