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Past Exhibition

Marc Lambrechts

Cosmic Playground

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Galerie Pugliese Levi is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of recent works by Belgian painter and printmaker Marc Lambrechts. Based in New York for over thirty years, Lambrechts has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States. His paintings reflect a fascination with cosmology and the search for our place in the universe.

Galerie Pugliese Levi is pleased to show recent work by the New York–based artist Marc Lambrechts. This is his first exhibition with the gallery in Berlin.

Lambrechts summons cosmic visions with the humblest matter: corn husks and banana leaves, bamboo and cement, latex and leather. Surfaces emerge that are ever flat; captured energies reverberate in their depths and elevations. Opened up by carefully and precisely implemented scratchings, other surfaces beneath emerge, in a playful tension of the pierced realities of the universe. In the works on paper the fragile, thinned out surface turns into a fluttering veil.

With basal patterns, materials, and techniques, executed mostly on wood, plaster, and paper, his works open views into hidden worlds. The macrocosms of nature, life, and universal space appear in microcosmic correspondences on the manifold surfaces of the paintings. Lambrechts captures the metaphysics of our world with lighthanded charm.

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Artist Profile

Marc Lambrechts (Belgian, b. 1955) was born in Lier (Antwerp), and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. After studying at the Higher Sint-Lukas Institute in Brussels, he obtained a scholarship to study printmaking in Bratislava in former Czechoslovakia. Upon returning to Belgium, he started working as a visual artist in charge of graphics at the Center for Brussels Amateur Theater. His prints soon received widespread acclaim which led to collaborations with Moving Space Gallery in Ghent.

In 1983, Lambrechts moved to Brooklyn to study ­printmaking at Pratt Institute. He also began to paint, and his work was soon selected to be shown at the SoHo Center for Visual Arts and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut. Shortly there­after, he acquired ­representation by Tibor de Nagy Gallery where his first ­exhibition was highly reviewed by ARTnews.

Lambrechts has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe, most recently in Meeting in Brooklyn at the Castle Alden Biesen (2014, Bilzen, Belgium), in Starstuff (2014, London), and for an invited solo exhibition at Art Nocturne (2016, Knokke, Belgium). His work is in private, corporate, and institutional collections worldwide, ­including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Los Altos, California), the Edward Albee Collection (New York), Mint Museum (Charlotte, North Carolina), and the Government of Flanders; it has been reviewed in ­various publications such as ARTnews, NY Arts Magazine, New York Times, Arts and Entertainment, Dortmunder Zeitung, WAZ, Le Soir, Trends, Arts Antiques Auctions, and Kunst&Cultuur. Lambrechts has also curated ­exhibitions, and served as guest professor at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp. His work appears in several books including Aspects of Belgian Art after 1945 and 25 Jaar Grafiek uit Vlaanderen, both by Willem Elias.

With Cosmic Playground (2017), Galerie Pugliese Levi presented Lambrechts’ first exhibition in Berlin, and his first show in Germany in twenty years.

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Exhibition Catalogue
Marc Lambrechts
Cosmic Playground
Paperback with flaps
22.4 × 18.6 cm
48 pages, 25 color illustrations
Published by Galerie Pugliese Levi
Please contact the gallery if you wish to receive a catalogue.