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Ricardo Brey

Ricardo Brey, The night, the clouds and the darkness, 2016

Ricardo Brey is included in the duo exhibition Common Ground with Lois Weinberger at Keteleer Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Gallery's press release follows:

KETELEER GALLERY is very pleased to present the duo-exhibition Common Ground. With this exhibition, the gallery presents a dialogue between the work of Ricardo Brey (°1955, Havana, CU) and Lois Weinberger (°1947, Stams – +2020, Vienna, AT).

Art and nature have a longstanding interwoven history, a relationship which many artists continue to explore. Ricardo Brey and Lois Weinberger are among the pioneers that have made this interaction the core topic of their practice. They often incorporate diverse natural elements into their art, emphasizing the interconnectedness and interdependence of humans and the environment. The common ground in the art of Ricardo Brey and Lois Weinberger is a continuous, deep reflection and commentary on the relationship between man and nature, and the impact of human activity on the world surrounding us. Both artists defy dominant behavioural patterns by encouraging viewers to rethink their relationship with the environment.

Ricardo Brey, born in Cuba, is an artist whose hybrid, multimedia artistic work questions nature, the cosmos, human society and its history. In his drawings, sculptures and installations, Brey often combines found objects and natural materials to evoke unexpected associations and create a highly personal and imaginative visual world. His suggestive oeuvre is characterized by a feeling of openness and connection.

Lois Weinberger was an Austrian artist known for his evocative ecological installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs and videos often starring plants and natural elements. Through the use of weeds, twigs, leaves and stones, he showcases both the fragility and the resilience, the transitoriness and the permanence of the natural world. His clear and incisive work reflects on the relationship between nature and culture and shows the many ways human action can influence the natural world.