Adrian Ghenie joins Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac announced it now represents Adrian Ghenie (b. 1977 in Baia Mare, Romania) who lives and works between Cluj and Berlin. Adrian Ghenie’s work portrays a climatic fusion between abstraction and figuration that seeks to place the viewer within the boundaries of history and identity. Growing up in post-Ceausescu Romania shaped Ghenie’s work and has had a profound effect on the subject of his painting. In the broader sense, Ghenie unearths the texture that does not appear in the existing images of history, vividly capturing the trauma and complexity that can be found in specific sensitive moments. From the history of cinema to the darker extremist incidents that shattered the twentieth-century, he draws upon a broad spectrum of events within his paintings. Within these selected moments, Ghenie is most intrigued by the differences that occur between fact and

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