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For our inaugural presentation at ADAA The Art Show, Roberts Projects is pleased to present a selection of seven new paintings by German artist Lenz Geerk.

Building on the psychological exploration of intimacy and tension that characterizes Geerk’s body of work, these new paintings echo recognizable territory—a beach, a house on fire, flowers, moons and an artist—while expanding on the ethereal tension and psychological frailties by shifting perspectives and context. Art historical references fold in on themselves, generating an anachronistic tension that emanates outward.  

By manipulating traditional techniques from a contemporary perspective, Geerk creates psychologically charged paintings that emphasize interiority while removed from any specific time or place. Emphasizing his subjects in such a way as to draw out the hidden emotions of the human psyche, Geerk depicts people in the throes of excitation concurrent with an inner placidity. Crafting postures and gestures through a fictionalized lens of representation, Geerk imagines how a certain fragile moment can be expressed through atmosphere and absence. The restrained palettes add to the aura of emotional tension, transporting the viewer into his otherworldly universe.

In conjunction with the presentation, a fully illustrated catalogue will be published by Roberts Projects.

About the Artist
Lenz Geerk (b.1988 Basel, Switzerland; based in Düsseldorf, Germany) formally studied painting at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2008 and has exhibited widely, including Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Massimo De Carlo, Paris, France and Milan, Italy; Galeria Acappella, Naples, Italy; The Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; Almine Rech, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizhao, China.

Geerk is represented in the collections of HEM Museum, Shunde, China; X Museum, Shanghai, China; XIAO Museum, Shandong, China; Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Comico Art Museum, Oita, Japan; Kistefos Museum, Oslo, Norway; Up Next Art, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico; The Arts Club Dubai, ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; The Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

About ADAA The Art Show
Organized annually by the Art Dealers Association of America, and benefitting Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts, and health care organizations, The Art Show brings together the country’s top galleries to showcase incisively curated exhibitions of both historical and contemporary works.

Benefit Preview for Henry Street Settlement
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Thursday, November 2: 12pm-7pm
Friday, November 3: 12pm-7pm
Saturday, November 4: 12pm-7pm
Sunday, November 5: 12pm-5pm

Park Avenue Armory
67th Street and Park Avenue
New York City

Roberts Projects booth is located at A25.

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