G. Küng is a Swiss-American artist living in Brussels. She graduated from The Cooper Union in 2004, The Glasgow School of Art in 2012, and was an artist in residence at Wiels Center for Contemporary Art in 2013. She has shown her work across Europe and in New York; most recently in “What About the Babies?,” a solo exhibition at Klemm’s, Berlin. Other recent exhibitions include “Wrapped /Unwrapped,” at Zoo, Nantes; “EUtopia,” at The Cultuurcentrum Strombeek; both 2017. She has had several exhibitions at Antoine Levi, Paris, most recently “Luigi Ghirri/G. Küng: Looking In,” and in 2015, she participated in The Young Belgian Art Prize at the Bozar, Brussels. “Visionary History,” a group exhibition at the University of Leuven opens in October 2017.
“I work across image and object making, installation, and text. I can begin with concept, intuition, or material. Intimate paintings, phone images, short texts and phrases, puzzles, paper covered mirrors, furniture-objects, distortions of everyday things, fragile assemblage--the list continues to grow--come together to describe a cerebral world. I draw from my inner life, although politics matter. Works can fit into a thermodynamic spectrum from cold and detached to warm and passionate. Each work in an exhibition has an integrity and logic of its own, together they form a riddle that asks to be resolved. I’m influenced by artists who are experimental and curious, to the point of being mercurial or misunderstood; Bruce Nauman, Lynda Benglis, Jef Geys, or Lutz Bacher. I’m likewise interested in a shifting art/life boundary where ethics is key.”
“At Frans Masereel I take off from a recent exhibition which combined drawing, photography and text. I leave with several xerox transfer photographic lithographs, a drawn lithograph with a silkscreen overlay, as well as two etchings. Though the prints are each very different, I was thinking about how layers of process and translation into these labor intensive techniques lends richness to the subject matter. What was once just an image, takes on a materiality that closes a distance by engaging a sense of touch.”
07.08.2017 - 01.09.2017