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RECONFIGURATIONS: WORKS AND TEXT

Thomas Qualmann: RECONFIGURATIONS

Exhibition curated by Giuseppe Savoca

Opening 10th December 2015  18:30-21:30

Exhibition continues until 23rd January 2016

Burning Giraffe Art Gallery,
via Eusebio Bava 8/a, Turin, TO 10124, Italy  
www.bugartgallery.com 

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Works included in the exhibition:
Grey Square [106]
ink on paper, 50.4 x 50.4 cm
(2015)
Grey Square [86] [Oblique / Fragmented]
ink on paper, 59 x 59 cm
(2015)
Grey Rectangle [33 + 159]
ink on paper, 59.4 x 27.2 cm
(2013)
Grey Square [64]
ink on paper, 34 x 34 cm
(2013)
Grey Triangle [63]
ink on paper, 24 x 51 cm
(2014)
F12 [1, 1 / -1, -1]
ink on paper, 84.1 x 59.4 cm
(2015)
F12 [1, 2 / -1, -2]
ink on paper, 84.1 x 59.4 cm
(2015)
F12 [2, 2 / -2, -2]
ink on paper, 84.1 x 59.4 cm
(2015)

Reconfigured Cube: Phase 2
animation, 5 minutes, 0 seconds [looped]
(2011)






SPECIAL SCREENING OF DUST DRAWING + FRANKO B DJ SET



To coincide with the exhibition, RECONFIGURATIONS there will be a special screening of Dust Drawing by Thomas Qualmann, with a DJ set by Franko B.

Curated by Giuseppe Savoca

RAT Club, via San Massimo 7, Turin, Italy

12th December 2015, 22:00




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NEW WORK: F12 TRIPTYCH

F12 Triptich:
F12 [1, 1 / -1, -1], F12 [1, 2 / -1, -2], F12 [2, 2 / -2, -2]
Ink on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (x3)
(2015)

These works will be shown at the exhibition, RECONFIGURATIONS at Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, Turin, Italy - opening 10th December 2015.


The structure of each image is composed of twelve differently sized square sections, in the manner of the first twelve phases of a Fibonnaci Spiral.

The drawings are part of the 'Grey Squares' series. [more examples here > and here >]


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GRIFFIN ART PRIZE SHORTLIST EXHIBITION 2015

GRIFFIN ART PRIZE SHORTLIST EXHIBITION 2015

 

Exhibition of work by the shortlist of ten artists for Griffin Art Prize 2015.

Alastair Gordon, Lewis-John Henderson, Alice Mendelowitz, James Metsoja, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Jack Otway, Thomas Qualmann, Katrine Roberts, Zsofia Schweger, Jaeyeon Yoo

19 November – 18 December 2015

Griffin Gallery,
The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street London W11 4AJ
www.griffingallery.co.uk

The winner will be announced at the private view and prize giving on Wednesday 18 November. Designed to have meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, the Griffin Art Prize is an annual residency and exhibition award for UK based artists in painting and drawing. It provides the time, space, materials and support to develop work for a one-person exhibition.


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Included in the exhibition:
Oblique Planes [Sequential]
Pencil on Paper, 79 x 48.5 cm, 2015
Oblique Planes [1-16]
Pencil on Paper, 45 x 45 cm, 2014
Grey Square [114]
Ink on Paper, 59 x 59 cm, 2014





[Click images to view detail]

More information about these works: 

RECONFIGURATIONS



Thomas Qualmann: RECONFIGURATIONS

Exhibition curated by Giuseppe Savoca

Opening 10th December 2015  18:30-21:30

Exhibition continues until 23rd January 2016

 Burning Giraffe Art Gallery,
 via Eusebio Bava 8/a, Turin, TO 10124, Italy 
+39 011 5382745
 info@bugartgallery.com
 www.bugartgallery.com
A partire da giovedì 10 dicembre 2015, Burning Giraffe Art Gallery presenta la prima personale in Italia di Thomas Qualmann (Winchester, 1983, vive e lavora a Londra), recente finalista al prestigioso Griffin Art Prize. La mostra, a cura di Giuseppe Savoca, è composta da un video e otto opere su carta, la maggior parte delle quali realizzate appositamente per l’occasione. I lavori del giovane artista londinese – disegni e video dalle geometrie infinitesimali ripetute ossessivamente – sono visualizzazioni artistiche e dinamiche di intricati modelli matematici in cui il protagonista pressoché indistinguibile è l’errore di calcolo, che modifica irrimediabilmente la ricorrenza seriale delle forme. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/375873599249534/

INTERSECTIONS CURATED BY ANDREW MUMMERY

INTERSECTIONS

Group exhibition curated by Andrew Mummery, with a series of short films selected by Anna Thew, including RE-CONFIGURED CUBE: Phase 2 by Thomas Qualmann.

Paul Caffell, Anton Lukoszevieze, Emma McNally, David Saunders, Terry Smith, with film and video screenings selected by Anna Thew: Len Lye, Anna Thew, Liz Rhodes, Thomas Qualmann, Alia Syed,  David Leister, Nick Gordon Smith, Bruce Baillie, Jeremy Blank.

New Art Projects,
6D Sheep Lane, London, E84QS
http://www.newartprojects.com/

Private View Thursday 12 November 6-8 pm.

Exhibition continues until 19th December 2015

This exhibition brings together the work of four visual artists and a musician in order to compare the relational systems of music - or 'organised sound' as John Cage called it - and painting and drawing. It addresses questions of spatialisation, 'time', indeterminacy and how the performative and behavioural conditions of making and perceiving become an integral part of the process. The exhibition is not concerned with works of "painted music", but instead with ones that go beyond analogy, simile or metaphor to seek some potential structural relationships when direct sensations, whether through sight or sound, impinge on one another. 

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Included in the exhibition:

4. RE-CONFIGURED CUBE: Phase 2 by Thomas Qualmann:


computer animation b/w silent 5 minutes, 0 seconds [looped] 2011
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Excerpt from the programme:
A sequence of sequences of photographic exposures (of varying durations) of a series of animations (made from pencil drawings [inverted]) showing three views of a cube rotating through 360º, but where the viewpoints of different corners rotate at different rates. T.Q. 
‘Artist, Thomas Qualmann produces fine geometric line drawings in pencil with obsessive exactness and intricacy, interlacing, reviewing, patterning and rotating three dimensional forms of exquisite almost baroque complexity; transcending even the playful forward reverse motion of early serial abstract animation films produced with scrolls and drawings and paintings in rows, such as Viking Eggeling’s Diagonal Symphony or Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21, to achieve an ethereal threading of optical notation and meditation. Thomas studied at the Slade School under Jayne Parker who has collaborated on film installation works with cellist Anton Lukoszevieze.’ A.T

ARTRIBUNE ARTICLE

Martina Cavallarin 
Artribune, October 2015

http://www.artribune.com/2015/10/look-right-lestate-indiana-a-londra-parte-iv-frieze-saatchi-chanel-hockney-tate/

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Excerpt from the article:


Lo studio di Thomas Qualmann a Londra
Il britannico Thomas Qualmann mi accoglie invece nel suo appartamento compreso all’interno di una struttura di vecchie case in mattoni rossi che contraddistinguono le ex zone popolari di Londra e del quartiere di Waterloo in cui ci troviamo, edifici ora riconvertiti attraverso un sistema cooperativo che permette di abitarvi pagando prezzi modici e accessibili. La sua stanza studio è satura di carta, matite, inchiostri. Le pareti sono rivestite da lavori installati in serie per una pratica processuale ossessiva e maniacale, che vede nel trascorrere del tempo, nella serialità sequenziale e nell’elaborazione di un percorso in cui l’errore è segnato, riconvertito e impiegato per una variazione improvvisa di direzione, il cuore della sua ricerca artistica. Il risultato è una mappatura che si tramuta in disegni composti a mano, e c’è da non crederci, di straordinaria precisione. Tom progetta il suo lavoro prevedendo il tempo da impiegare per portare a termine l’opera. Se nelle serie di disegni a parete l’installazione si struttura in un ordine visivo necessario e prestabilito, i disegni creati per realizzare i video sono sequele di centinaia di fogli: ciascun secondo contiene 25 disegni per un totale di 1.800, che sviluppano a una storia animata tra il poetico e il chirurgico, di grande maestria. A dicembre potremmo godere di una sua mostra a Torino mentre, alla stregua di altri colleghi emergenti, ha partecipato a un premio, i vincitori del quale godranno di uno studio gratis per sei mesi e dei materiali per produrre i loro lavori. Se sei talentuoso e determinato, un modo per essere artista a Londra c’è.

GRIFFIN ART PRIZE 2015 SHORTLIST

Alastair Gordon, Lewis-John Henderson, Alice Mendelowitz, James Metsoja, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Jack Otway, Thomas Qualmann, Katrine Roberts, Zsofia Schweger, Jaeyeon Yoo

Designed to have a meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, the Griffin Art Prize is an annual residency and exhibition award for UK based artists in painting and drawing. It provides the time, space, materials and support to develop work for a one-person exhibition.

The Griffin Art Prize winner will have unique access to a large studio in London for six months. Materials of choice are provided by the world’s leading fine art brands, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. The six month residency culminates in a solo exhibition at Griffin Gallery in summer 2016.

The prize will be judged this year by Emma Crichton-Miller, a freelance arts journalist and writer; Jenni Lomax, director of Camden Arts Centre, London; Stuart Semple, a British Artist who has held 15 major international solo exhibitions in the UK, USA, China and Italy; and Jenny Lindén Urnes, the owner and Chairman of Lindéngruppen. The exhibition of shortlisted artwork will be curated by Becca Pelly-Fry, director of Griffin Gallery.

http://griffinartprize.com/uk/griffin-art-prize-2015