My Abstract World (group show)
me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin
14 September 2016 - 02 April 2017
Moved by an enthusiasm for intense colour and bold expressive gestures, Thomas Olbricht has spent the last 30 years collecting abstract art in a wide variety of styles. At me Collectors Room, he will present a selection of his current favourites, drawn from his collection of 350 abstract works by ninety different artists. At the same time, with the installation of new seating arrangements, Oriental carpets and reading materials, Olbricht is transforming the exhibition spaces into a multi-sensory experience. This will allow the exhibition visitor to relax with music or have a drink while delving more deeply into the artworks on display.
me Collectors Room Berlin
New sculpture and painting (solo show)
23 September - 26 November 2017
A Certain Kind Of Light - Light In Art Over Six Decades (group show)
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
21 January - 7 May 2017
A Certain Kind of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect. The exhibition brings together artworks that reflect the relationship between light and a wide range of themes from brightness, colour and perception to transformation, energy and the passage of time. Encompassing paintings, sculpture, video, photography, drawing and immersive installations, it features artworks created from the 1960s to the present day by almost thirty leading artists including David Batchelor, Ceal Floyer, Raphael Hefti, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor, L S Lowry, Katie Paterson, Peter Sedgley, Rachel Whiteread and Cerith Wyn Evans.
Given its function as the basis for vision, light has long fascinated artists as both a material and as a subject. The exhibition considers the different ways artists have explored the various aspects of light, from its importance as a source of illumination, as a pure sculptural material, as a mysterious force and as a source of energy that can be conceptually converted into other forms.
Towner Art Gallery