Untitled

Michael Biberstein

Untitled, 1997

Acrylic on linen

170x160

Gallery

Giorgio Persano

Italy

Price: 60,000 USD

About The Work

Mindful of German and English Romanticism, for Biberstein landscapes are “just an excuse to talk about something that goes in the direction of the psyche”. What emerges as a result are deep affinities with Zen painting, which considers the actual process of painting as an integral part of a spiritual practice. The archaic, fluid and transparent atmospheres depicted in his works are therefore not only a hymn to the background, an overlapping of tones, with heaven and earth no longer distinct: painting for Biberstein becomes a systematic method by which he can push forward; it becomes a meditative state.

About Michael Biberstein

Michael Biberstein (Solothurn - Switzerland, 1948 – Alandroal - Portugal, 2013). Since the 1970s his works have been exhibited all over the world and are to be found in the collections of contemporary art museums and foundations, including the Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art - Lisbon, the Serralves Foundation - Porto, and the Museu Coleção Berardo - Lisbon. In 2018 Culturgest - Lisbon dedicated an important retrospective to the artist's work. Mindful of German and English Romanticism, for Biberstein landscapes are “just an excuse to talk about something that goes in the direction of the psyche”. What emerges as a result are deep affinities with Zen painting, which considers the actual process of painting as an integral part of a spiritual practice.

Giorgio Persano

Founded in 1975 by Giorgio Persano, who collaborated with and supported artists from arte povera to minimal and conceptual art. Today, the gallery shows works by these established artists alongside a selection works by young artists from the international scene. These young artists are connected by an interest in exploring their own cultural roots. In this way, the gallery intends to document and give visibility to a variety of experiences that are tied to the personal history and culture of the artist specifically, as well as experiences that are deeply rooted in the wider cultural context.

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