Galerie Michael Janssen in Berlin will be presenting the work of two artists, Tine Furler and Gerard Hemsworth, in January and February of 2009. Both Furler’s show, Vererbungslinie Vampyropoda, and Hemsworth’s show, Now Then, will be on display at the gallery from January 17-February 28, 2009. The opening will take place on Friday, January 16th from 7-9.
Berlin-based artist Furler began as a painter and currently combines collage, multimedia, and painting. Her works often reference evolutionary and social history while emitting some ominous tone through her selection of imagery. Some works are vicious and startling while others seem more serene and contemplative. Furler studied under Dieter Krieg at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf and participated in the third Prague Biennial in 2007.
Gerard Hemsworth is currently a Professor of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London where he is Director of Postgraduate Studies in Fine Art. He studied at St. Martin’s College in London from 1963-1967. His simplistic paintings are executed with a purity and restraint of line and evoke peculiar narratives, often involving cartoonish characters. Hemsworth was originally associated with the conceptual movement in the 1960s and 70s, but has expanded his practice to include painting and printmaking. In 2000, he was a winner of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Charles Wollaston Prize.