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Werner Mannaers

Paintings For a Bird that is Near and a Bird That is Far

March 6th - April 5th 2020
Opening Friday March 6th 19h00
During summer open on Saturday 13h00-18h00 or by appointment
Leopoldstraat 55 · 2000 Antwerp · info@corridorgallery.be
Paintings For a Bird that is Near and\u00a0a\u00a0Bird That is Far

Press

Corridor is pleased to present the work of Werner Mannaers for its inaugural exhibition, situated in the former venue of Keteleer gallery in the heart of Antwerp. Mannaers will be showing small-scale works on paper combined with larger paintings, a thoughtful selection that testifies to the relentless energy and dedication of an artistic career spanning several decades.

The oeuvre of Belgian artist Werner Mannaers (b. 1954) has been developing since the 1980s and can be read as an extremely pictorial investigation. In his earlier works he mainly painted playful associations of motifs, signs and language, in which art-historical and philosophical elements played an important, sometimes ironic role. His recent paintings show a much deeper abstraction. (Tom McGlynn)

Werner Mannaers lives and works in Antwerp. His paintings have been shown nationally and internationally, a.o. at CRP (Toledo), PAP (Brussels, Málaga, Caserta, curated by Barbara Rose), Roberto Polo gallery, De Garage and SMAK, among others.

Installation view of the exhibition
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2020
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2020
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2020
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2020
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2008
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2008
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019
Untitled, Mixed Media (charcoal, pencil, marker, gouache, acrylic, oil,...), 27x35cm, 2019