press release

John Zurier | Etchings & Monotypes
27.11.2018 - 02.02.2019

“What I like about etching is that it is a mental and physical construction involving both a direct and an indirect process. […] Even haphazard incidental lines, random scratches, and the most delicate wavering marks remain with clarity.” – John Zurier, 2018

BORCH Editions is excited to present the second collaboration with US artist John Zurier. To categorize his work as minimalist would be rather misleading as that term has always been loaded with historical and formal connotations and these ideologies and aesthetic narratives can only partly describe what he is interested in. The exhibition at our Berlin gallery comprises etchings—taking up on ideas from his last visit at our print studio—as well as monotypes that he sees as an opportunity to “move quickly and play with different ideas and motifs.” This juxtaposition represents two very different approaches of working with the printing plate, one being a rather time consuming process while the other is a more intuitive and immediate practice.

The exhibition at Niels Borch Jensen coincides with a presentation of paintings at Galerie Nordenhake Berlin from 23 November through 12 January.