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Lenz Geerk, Beach Couple, painting

Press Release

Lenz Geerk’s third solo show with the gallery is a deeply psychological exploration on the complexity of desire. Simmering tension permeates every work. Illicit relationships unfold on borrowed time against the sun-drenched light of summer. Geerk explores the shifts from attachment to separation, between closeness and distance, fusing perception and touch, by suggesting an edge that is loath to reveal itself completely. We wonder about, then question, what each relationship means.

Lenz Geerk (b.1988 Basel, Switzerland; based in Dusseldorf, Germany) is a painter whose portraits, landscapes, and still lifes are portrayed in exceptional intensity and luminosity. Masterfully combining European painting traditions and references, Geerk creates deeply atmospheric works liberated from historical context.