Sotheby’s Amsterdam is delighted to announce the opening of S|2 x NL – the inaugural exhibition organised by Sotheby’s S│2 Gallery in the Netherlands.
Coinciding with the fourth edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend, this exhibition features new paintings and sculptures by Matteo Callegari (b. 1979, Italy), Austin Lee (b. 1983, USA), Michael Manning (b. 1985, USA) and Rafaël Rozendaal (b. 1980, Netherlands) curated by Sotheby’s Nicholas Cinque. This group of artists highlights the developing role of technology in contemporary painting and form. From synthesizing three-dimensional sculpture with a printer to sketching on an iPad, this exhibition demonstrates the different ways in which digital technologies have enhanced traditional painting practices and the means by which artists can approach their work. Each of these artists have their own unique processes: Callegari structures his paintings by digitally reconfiguring Renaissance images into painterly matrices, Lee's airbrushed canvases are informed by preparatory phases on screen with such technologies as augmented reality and virtual renderings, Manning uses touch screen devices to generate his gestural abstractions, and Rozendaal engineers websites as a pictorial space to re-envision painting and participation.
These artists visually articulate the consciousness and artistic processes that have come out of a time of historical access to the computer, internet and consequent advancements. Technology has become both an abstract and physical medium for artists working today to sample and utilize, resulting in new modes of possibility. The exhibition will be on view in Sotheby's Amsterdam from 26 November - 9 December.
26 - 29 November
Thursday-Saturday | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
30 November - 9 December
By appointment only
1075 AT Amsterdam +31 (0)20 550 2200
S|2 is Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery, offering year-round exhibition programming and bespoke private sales.
With dedicated gallery space in New York, London and Hong Kong, S|2 presents selling exhibitions exploring the work of celebrated artists, such as BANKSY, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, and Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, as well as shows curated by influential art world figures like Vito Schnabel.