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Janie Belcourt

Holy Strong 2010, a collection of contemporary tables and seats made from reclaimed skateboards, by Janie Belcourt.

Pim Palsgraaf

In the speed of the daily impulsions of life develops Pim Palsgraaf his creative urge.
His ‘Multiscape’ sculptures are city scenes literally carried by preserved dead animals or other objects found along the side of the road. With this subject matter, Pim Palsgraaf shows us contradictions between culture and nature. The urban city is seen to overtake nature. One gets the feeling that urbanism is a process which grows like a tumor.

Lara Almarcegui

Lara Almarcegui is interested in taking a closer look at the architectures and spaces that surround us and are among the least enhanced, for the potential freedom that they represent.
In her projects, the Spanish-born artist Lara Almarcegui, who lives in Rotterdam, examines processes of urban transformation brought on by political, social, and economic change. Since the mid-1990s, she has studied urban features that are not usually the focus of attention: wastelands, construction materials, invisible elements. In her first solo show in Austria, Lara Almarcegui has created three new works for the Secession that relate closely to the city of Vienna and to the historic exhibition house while also recurring to earlier works the artist developed in various cities all over the world.

Vincent Ganivet


Vincent Ganivet creates works from raw materials, from everyday objects and phenomena diverted from their initial function: the domestic water damage becomes a fountain, a firecracker giving brith to a mural painting... Just as in a magic trick, the objects reveal their secret lives: the banal becomes beautiful and the accidental poetic. A 2003 graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, Vincent Ganivet regularly exhibits his monumental works in France, in the Modules at Palais de Tokyo in 2007 and 2009 amongst other places, and abroad. His work recently entered the collections of the Fnac as well as the Frac Ile-de-France and Frac Poitou-Charentes. With the Palais de Tokyo’s support, he notably participated in the last edition of “Platform”, an artistic event of great scope at Seoul. 

Rainer Mutsch

Dune, 2010 by Rainer Mutsch.

Yoan Capote

Stress (particular), 2010.

Yoan Capote is a Cuban sculptor who was born in 1977 in Pinar del Río.
Yoan Capote lives and works in Havana where he studied arts at the Superior Institute of Art from 1991 to 1995. Even if he first specialized in painting, he finally decided to improve his sculpture skills, considering the latter as a way of developing three-dimensional and multi-sensory possibilities.

Jens Reinert

Tunnel, 2008.

The work of the German educated graphic designer Jens Reinert offers some new perspectives on our architectural surroundings. Instead of complete buildings Reinert models their fragments or visualises the volumes of subterranean spaces – it seems he builds “negatives” of architecture we ususally only perceive from the inside.

Katsuyo Aoki

Predictive Dream

Katsuyo Aoki was born in 1972 in Tokyo, JAPAN, he work principally with ceramics, incorporating various decorative styles, patterns, and symbolic forms.

Vally Nomidou

"The exhibition, entitled “Let it bleed“, is a series of life-size sculptures, as well as a series of fragments, such as heads or hands, all made of paper. The works depict young women and young girls. The female figures impress with the naturalness of their features and poses, the perfection of modelling and the beauty of volume.

Sam Burford

Timelapse photograph from the shower scene from Psycho, 2007
Archival Print, Perspex, Aluminium, Neodyumium, Steel - 225x22cm

Sam Burford creates objects and films that explore the temporal and transformative nature of meaning and language. Burford's work is an investigation into how cinematic language affects the way we attribute meaning to what we experience through our prior experiences of cinema. By adapting populist media Burford seeks to alter the viewers engagement and perception of this material.

Christina West

What a Doll: the Human Object as Toy, 2010 by Christina West
Work made at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. In conjunction with funds from the Southeastern College Art Conference.
Glazed ceramic and stuffed fabric.

Buddy Nestor

Buddy Nestor was born and raised in Collingswood, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a Latch-Key Kid during the birth of cable TV. This led to endless hours in front of the television, watching movies and drawing. He gravitated toward strange cult and horror films. As a skateboarder in the late 80’s and early 90’s, he was exposed to Punk, Indie, and Heavy Metal music. In 1997, after the birth of his son, Buddy decided to teach himself to paint. In 1999, he traveled around the world on an aircraft carrier and painted every day. This was critical in his development as an artist. Presently, he drinks beer and paints in his basement.

Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery’s pieces follow the Situationist tradition of detournement, which is basically the hijacking of advertising space to replace it with poetry. Through its anonymous presence in a public space, Montgomery’s art is a very personal challenge to the barriage of ads that usually fill up mental space with restelessness, insecurity, and the desire for things we wouldn’t otherwise get into debt for, or an ideal body type it would be necessary to stop eating/go under the knife for. A simple phrase or thought can be enough to challenge a psychological landscape that is otherwise so easy to take for granted.

Bill Durgin

Two Figures with Box 1, 2011

Bill Durgin’s photographs reflect his fascination with the figure as a sculptural entity. His complex arrangements of the body require extreme contortion to achieve an austere effect, as if the figures have been abstracted. The gestures examine his own corporal boundaries as well as those of the performers he works with and are impressive in their ability to seemingly defy physical limitations. Transforming the body into an amorphic object, Durgin uses a large format camera and film to capture the figures so that they appear to be without appendages. Recognizable as bodies, they remain detached from common perceptions of the human form.

Jia-Jen Lin

Untitled ( Hair ), 2006

Jia-Jen Lin is a visual artist who currently lives and works in Taiwan, New York, and various locations. 
Her work integrates sculpture and installation art with performance, video, and photography. Jia-Jen's practice investigates the psychological distance between artificial life and our physical sensations. By way of collecting, modifying, and representing information and materials from everyday experiences, she would like to draw the attention to the initial stage: to investigate the possibilities between the material world and our physical selves. The readily available products of our society become her palette for representing the forms of the natural and for investigating relationships between people and between people and the technologica.

Joseph Egan

London-based graphic designer Joseph Egan together with his colleagues from Chelsea College of Art & Design created this eye-deceiving anamorphic typography installation as part of the assessment for his Foundation Degree course.

Graham Caldwell

The Widow Maker, 2009

Brooklyn-based artist Graham Caldwell creates glass-based installations which explore issues about surveillance, threat and self-obsession. Using many separate glass parts, usually mounted to a wall by metal fastenings, Caldwell arranges the glass objects so that they reflect off each other and mirror the space in the gallery as well as the viewer looking at them.

Marc Swanson

Untitled (Four Black Elk), 2010

Marc Swanson works in diverse media, including sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video, and installation. Given this diversity, the artist employs a surprisingly refined range of materials, relying on a concentrated vocabulary of wood, glass, textile, naturally shed animal antlers, and precious metals. He often juxtaposes “high” and “low” materials in the same work: rhinestones, gold and silver chain, and black mirrored panels meet lumberyard two-by-fours and white cotton t-shirts coated in latex. In these juxtapositions, the former adorns the latter in a way that is transformative for both.

Oleg Dou

Goat (2009)

Senda Gallery presents a new series 'Cubs' by Oleg Dou (Moscow, 1984), his second solo exhibition in Spain.
For the first time, the artist abandons the square format and the zoom on faces and photographs his models from three quarters. The Cubs series offers children portraits of a grim perfection, pale complexion and lifeless look.

21/06/2011 - 31/07/2011
Galeria Sen - Barcelona