Johan CRETEN

Alfred Paintings

solo show

September 8 - October 21, 2018

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new york

130 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002

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2 548 people attended the opening.
21 860 people attended the exhibition.
The exhibition was open for 32 days.
Daily average 683 visitors per day including opening, 623 per day excluding opening.

A precursor of the renewal of ceramics in contemporary art, Johan Creten is a key player on the international scene, as demonstrated by his participation in many international exhibitions featuring his work, from the US to Turkey via the Netherlands, France and Italy, among others. Following in the footsteps of Della Robbia, Paul Gauguin and Lucio Fontana, and standing alongside Thomas Schütte and Karel Appel, the work of Johan Creten fraternizes with many antecedents and is an invitation to redraw a fruitful genealogy, one that is particularly attentive to raw materials – earth, air and fire. With his Alfred Paintings, the Flemish artist reached new heights, like a tightrope walker making his way between sculpture and painting, between the earth and the sky. Colin Lemoine