Thursday, March 27, 2008

Red Arrow

Here's my latest painting. Click on image to see a bigger view. As always, once I have it photographed properly it will get posted to my website and will look better.

Red Arrow
Acrylic on canvas, 2008
66 x 84 inches

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Scope New York

The Scope Art Fair in New York opens today at Lincoln Center. Jack the Pelican Presents will be showing some of my work. The show goes through the weekend and all the information can be found on the Scope website including the exhibitors. If you get a chance to go, also check out Galerie Schuster's booth since they will be there also.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Der Tagesspiegel

Here is the translated text from the Berlin newspaper....

Jens Hinrichsen is looking for the new face of the future to be the art district Heidestrasse

Something in the sector is stirring. Later one will speak of a time when galleries were shooting out of the ground in Heidestrasse. Seven are already visible, moved into this trade area. Into a hall complex only a stone’s throw away from the main railway station. Here lures urbanistic no man’s land that is gradually planted with art. With young girls’ blooming at the Galerie Schuster, for example: Faces for a faceless surrounding. Deborah Hamon from San Francisco paints growing up in lovely, suburban environments: juicy green meadows, swimming-pools, light blue rooms off whose floors one could eat.
Departure or rebellion are hardly possible in those sparkling clean slip-cover rooms. Buckled shoes are flashing, flowery dresses are waving. Koala bears are rubbing themselves on pink trees, a hint of childish sexuality is blowing through the picture-spaces. A clique of four is lifting their shirts and gazing at their bellybuttons, a trio is practicing model poses at the edge of a pool (700 to 4.400 Euros). Hamon herself is a mother of a girl. Her nearly provoking “harmless” but competent painted tableaus are quoting David Hockney, Edward Hopper or Alex Katz. This European premiere of the Australian born artist is doubled, because parallel the Galerie Schuster Photo is showing her photo-painting-montages (Heidestra├če 46 and Gartenstra├če 7, both til 29.03).

Der Tagesspiegel, 01.03.2008, p.24

Friday, March 7, 2008

Berlin Art Clip

Visit the following link for a video clip from my painting show. If you are reading this the same week, click on my button on the right, or check the archive if it is no longer featured there.
UPDATE 3/10/08: This is now the following week so you can access by clicking on the "scroll for more" below the buttons on the right or can also click on "Berlin Weekly" on the left and then click on my button.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Report from Berlin

My trip to Berlin was really successful and I also had time for some sightseeing. It was wonderful for me to have my friend from New York fly over and share the experience too.

I am thrilled to be showing at Galerie Schuster. Everyone gave me such a warm welcome to Berlin (except the weather!) The shows look great and I got to speak with a lot of different interesting people at the openings. The painting opening was Saturday evening followed by a Sunday brunch opening at the photo gallery space.

For those who speak German, there was a write up in a major paper Der Tagesspiegel on the day of the opening so that was exciting. I'll try and post a translated version if I can get a good translation. Here are a few gallery photos followed by some Berlin sights.

The painting exhibition...

The photo exhibition

With Mr. Helmut Schuster...

The Holocaust Memorial

At the Hamburger Bahnhof -- Unfortunately they were preparing a lot of new exhibitions so a lot of it was closed for installation.

Inside the Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind. This is an area called the Memory Void with an installation by Menashe Kadishman. It was something you really have to experience in person. My photo doesn't do it justice but you get more of a sense from this video that I found on YouTube. (Turn up your volume)

My "photo assistant" at the Schloss Charlottenburg. She assisted by holding the umbrella so I wouldn't get rain on my lens!

We did a lot of walking all over Berlin including visiting the Brandenburg gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, KaDeWe (great department store with an amazing gourmet food hall) and seeing remains of the Wall. And of course lots of hearty German food. All in all, a fantastic trip!

A German sausage sampler starter to share on our last evening....