The German artist, who has already exhibited in Japan, Switzerland and France, opens on March 4th an exhibition with works produced during his residencies at Instituto Inclusartiz and FAAP
Next Saturday, March 4, Inclusartiz Cultural Center opens to the public the exhibition MANHÃ NUNCA ACABA (MORNING NEVER ENDS), by German artist Béla Pablo Janssen, in his first exhibition in Brazil. The solo show will occupy partially the second floor of the cultural center — designed to be a collective studio and exhibition space for resident artists — with recent works by Janssen, who, between December 2022 and February of this year, took part in the Artist Residency and Research Program at Instituto Inclusartiz, in parallel with his residency at FAAP, in São Paulo.
Janssen’s research and works, which have already been present at art institutions and fairs in Japan, Switzerland, France, among other countries, now gain a new development on Brazilian landscape. With a critical text and guidance from Lucas Albuquerque, curator and coordinator of the residency program at Inclusartiz, the exhibition features the series “Horizontal Now Vertical” (2022), in which the artist uses umbrellas as a support for creating installation paintings that are part of his exercises to depict the sunrise and thus materialize the phrase that guides this body of work. Another series featured in the exhibition is “Yes, Yes, Fleeting Secrets” (2022), which discusses the condition of painting, using the allegory of the curtain as a clue for creating works that deal with reflexivity and representation.
“Through the use of unorthodox materials in the pictorial tradition, but very common to us, such as TNT and mosquito nets, the artist problematizes in his works the dubious relationship of painting, which is at the same time a two-dimensional support and a possible window for the three-dimensional representation of image formation. For this, Béla makes use of the reflexivity of glass, which puts the spectator into the scene, as well as the allegory of the curtain, standing between the vision and the staging, which is beyond. Comparatively, I can say that the body of work is produced with a precise interest in this place, the threshold that separates the inside and the outside,” comments curator Lucas Albuquerque.
Béla Pablo Janssen’s participation in Instituto Inclusartiz’s Artist Residency and Research Program, as well as his solo show, are in line with the project to promote global contemporary art by Inclusartiz since its inception, which aims at cultural exchange and the sharing of knowledge between artists, curators and researchers at national and international levels.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Béla Pablo Janssen (1981) lives and works in Cologne, Germany. He holds a degree in Illustration, Design and Communication from the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (2007) and a master’s degree in Painting, with Walter Dahn, from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (2012). Among the exhibitions in which he took part are BÉLA PABLO, by #NotFor$ale, Basel, Switzerland (2022); Mit Wenig nach Venedig, at artothek, Cologne, Germany (2018); Le soleil se lève derrière l’abstraction, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France (2014).
MORNING NEVER ENDS, by Béla Pablo Janssen
Opening: Saturday, March 4, from 4 pm to 8 pm
Visitation: until April 9, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm
Inclusartiz Cultural Center — Rua Sacadura Cabral, 333, Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro.