ABOUT THE FAIR

MIAMI BEACH

Booth C26

ABOUT THE FAIR 
Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify, and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue. Since 2014 the curatorial team has consisted of Artistic Director Omar López-Chahoud with curators Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia. Untitled, Miami Beach will take place on the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street, November 30 – December 4, 2016.

ON SHOW AT BOOTH C26
JACCO OLIVIER (NL, 1972) works and lives in Amsterdam. Olivier attended the Rijksakademie and defines himself as a true painter, which is not always noticeable in his work. He uses video techniques to explore the process and act of painting. The moving images in his screenings show the process he went through as a painter and offers a journey through the many layers of paint on his canvas. Although his early works contain many realistic elements, Olivier sets no thematic agenda for the works or for their relationship to one another.

Olivier has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands; Madison Square Park, New York; Centro de Arte de Caja de Burgos, Spain; and Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX, among others. He has been included in group exhibitions at various institutions, including Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, The Netherlands; 56th Venice Biennale, Italy; 8th SITE Santa Fe biennial, NM; and MCA Denver, CO.

SEBASTIAAN BREMER (NL, 1970) works and lives in New York. Bremer works with photography and developed a style in which he uses different techniques to add an extra layer on the image. He continuously stretches the limits of photography and explores its endless possibilities. Painting, drawing, carving used in combination with photography, which he randomly finds, selects or owns. In the current times where everyone seems to be a photographer, Bremer brings back the artistic signature in photography by manually adjusting the image with paint, pen and encryptions.

Bremer’s work is part of several collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; AKZO Nobel Collection, The Netherlands; and the Burger Collection. His artwork has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London, UK; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, New York; GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands.

INTI HERNANDEZ (CU, 1976) Hernandez settled in Amsterdam after a residency at the Rijksakademie. Last year Hernandez was presented at UNTITLED. The tense relation between Cuba and the US is important for him, he divides his time in between Amsterdam and Cuba. Hernandez uses his art as a medium to create conversation and dialogue. Drawing a lot from his experiences with cultural changes and trying to build a common ground between his audience and himself. The result is a form of an encounter that tries to trigger self-reflection. His work brings people together in a non-biased setting. 

He is a frequent guest at the Havana Biennial. His work is part of the collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Cuba; Beth Rudin DeWoody, USA; and Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands. Hernandez has had solo exhibitions at Wilfredo LAM Centre, Cuba; Cifo Art Space, USA; the Ludwig Foundation, Cuba; and de Appel arts centre, The Netherlands amongst others. 

 

Kindly supported by Mondriaan Foundation

ABOUT Inti Hernandez

Inti Hernandez lives and works in between Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Havana (Cuba).

The work of Inti Hernandez is embedded in the philosophy wherein life is defined as a perpetual flow of energy. In his view the question is no longer, “What can I pick out of this flow of energy to my personal liking and benefit?” but, "What could I contribute to this flow of life that is still missing?" Hernandez believes that by finding answers to this question your ideas will always be welcome and will allow you something in return.

Hernandez sees art as a medium to create conversation and dialogue. The very nature of his work embodies collaboration. He explores meanings and triggers reflection through his artistic process and through the interaction with those who engage with his work. The more ideas are adopted as another’s subject, the more energy they gather and the more they connect to something fundamental. When ideas mange to create conversations they become something undeniable.

Architecture and Industrial design are both disciplines very much interconnected with daily life. In his work Hernandez plays with their language and with their multidisciplinary habits. By doing so he ensures a special flavour of common sense in his results. Through this process Hernandez obtains vital impute out of the dialogue with people, their dreams, ideas, necessities, priorities, spontaneity and initiative. He sees art as an established institution, which can be developed into business cases and showcases so that many other interests can participate with it- supporting it and being supported by it and thus gaining a benefit from it.

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ABOUT Jacco Olivier

Jacco Olivier was born in 1973 in Goes, The Netherlands
He lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jacco Olivier fuses painting and filmmaking by repeatedly reworking paintings in generous casual brush strokes and systematically photographing each development. The various stages are combined into projected animations. The resulting films are enigmatic and experiential – moving in and out of abstraction they reveal the traces and decisions made by the artist in the process of painting. While there is a clear and quite complex process involved in their creation, Olivier does not set a thematic agenda for the works, or for their relationship to one another. The films are instead imagined as windows onto converging, and often elegantly simple, moments of daily life – a bus journey, a swim in the ocean, or a walk through the woods. At this convergence of painting and cinema, however, lies an uneasy tension, a feeling that something is about to happen or has just happened that is unexpected and beyond our control.

Jacco Olivier is a graduate of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. He has exhibited worldwide, notably at ZKM, Karlsruhe; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht; MCA Denver, CO; The 56th Venice Biennial, Venice; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; New York City Center/New Museum, New York, NY, and GEM, The Hague. His art is held in many public collections, including Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; the Honart Museum, Tehran; the Zabludowicz Collection, London, and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL. In 2019, he was awarded the Jeanne Oosting Prize for figurative painting in The Netherlands.

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ABOUT Sebastiaan Bremer

Sebastiaan Bremer’s artistic career spans across disciplines and media, but he has become particularly renowned for his ability to transform pre-existing images into ornate, dreamlike tableaux through a careful process of enlargement and intricate hand painting that results in completely unique works.

The use of found imagery as a basis to explore ideas about time and memory has long been central to Bremer’s practice, and in the late 1990s he began experimenting with drawing directly onto the surface of photographs. Initially working with snapshots of family members or familiar places, Bremer developed his signature technique of printing the pictures in an enlarged format—well beyond conventional dimensions—and then altering and embellishing the underlying scene with delicate patterns of dots and strokes using India ink and photographic dye, or applying splashes of paint.

Over the past decades, Bremer has used this approach to create a progression of distinct bodies of work, expanding the scope of his source materials from purely personal moments to an array of images that have captured his imagination or held significance in his life. These range from adaptations of Rembrandt etchings to Brassaï’s photographs of Picasso’s studio and Bill Brandt’s series of close-up images of his famous subjects’ eyes, as well as the vintage lithographic flower prints used in Bremer’s Bloemen series.

Whether starting from the work of an iconic artist or revisiting his own family albums, Bremer’s choice of visual documents is rooted in his biography. Hints of his native Holland permeate his work, from his appreciation of the way light falls across a room reminiscent of a Vermeer interior to the exquisitely painted addition of a pointillist feather or flowers to a contemporary photograph that transports the viewer to the world of Dutch Old Master paintings. In engaging with images of others, he is constantly investigating his own memories and thoughts, weaving a dialogue between the underlying photograph and the marks he uses to transform but never completely obscure it, thus creating a physical representation of the confluence of our inner and outer lives.

Sebastiaan Bremer studied at the Vrije Academie, The Hague and Skowhegan School of Art and Sculpture, Maine. The artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been the subject of three major catalogs: Monkey Brain (2003), Avila (2006), and To Joy (2015), and has been exhibited in such venues as the Tate Gallery, London; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; The Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; and the Aldrich Museum, Connecticut. Bremer’s work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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