4 June – 2 July 2016

It is with great pleasure that the Mini Galerie announces the group show The Future Will Be Different. Co-curated by Matthew Allen the exhibition brings together the works of Michael Bennett, Daniel Hollier, Jeffrey Cortland Jones and Matthew Allen.

The Future Will Be Different presents fresh perspective to minimalist and reductive painting from the distinct position of four international artists. All concerned with the fundamental aspects of painting, particularly color, materiality and perception, each artist explores and reformulates his experience of the world through the framework of minimal abstraction.

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The kernel of Mathew Allen’s (New Zealand, 1981) reductive approach to painting is based on the experience of color and the physicality of medium. His works are composed of a ground color coated in transparent or translucent glazes, producing subtle, atmospheric gradients of tone that highlight the material working of paint whilst generating a color suffused pictorial space.

Daniel Hollier’s (Australia, 1979) practice is informed by chance, discoveries and the experience of his everyday surroundings. He refers to his object-like paintings as “narrative abstractions” as their creation tells a story of the artist’s engagement with chance encounters, found objects and the everyday – work, home and the repetition of these cycles in daily life.

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Michael Bennett (England, 1987) is a self-taught artist whose aesthetically appealing works stem from a subconscious process based on deep seeded memories and visual references. His abstract paintings are characterized by subtle tones, multiple layers and tactile surfaces, which encourage both visual and mental investigation rather than functioning to obscure an already existing image.

Jeffrey Cortland Jones’ (United States, 1974) initially perceived monochromatic paintings are carefully constructed by building up and tearing down different layers of paint until the desired depth, surface and coloration is reached. The artist’s process is disclosed in the sharp borders of the geometric shapes, which reveal the slivers of bold and hazy colors beneath and seduce the viewer to examine the works more closely.

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Works

  • Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation XX (2016)
    66 x 100 cm
    Not available
    Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation XX (2016)
    Acrylic, oil and resin on paper
    66 x 100 cm
    Not available
  • Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation IX (2016)
    66 x 100 cm
    Not available
    Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation IX (2016)
    Acrylic, oil and resin on paper
    66 x 100 cm
    Not available
  • Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation VIII (2016)
    66 x 100 cm
    Sold
    Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation VIII (2016)
    Acrylic, oil and resin on paper
    66 x 100 cm
    Sold
  • Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation II (2016)
    66 x 100 cm
    Not available
    Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation II (2016)
    Acrylic, oil and resin on paper
    66 x 100 cm
    Not available
  • Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation XIX (2016)
    66 x 80 cm
    Not available
    Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation XIX (2016)
    Acrylic, oil and resin on paper
    66 x 80 cm
    Not available
  • Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation XVIII (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
    Not available
    Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation XVIII (2016)
    Acrylic, oil and resin on paper
    56 x 76 cm
    Not available
  • Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation XVII (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
    Not available
    Matthew Allen
    Spectral Variation XVII (2016)
    Acrylic, oil and resin on paper
    56 x 76 cm
    Not available
  • Daniel Hollier
    Interrupted Indecision (2014)
    45 x 55 cm
    Daniel Hollier
    Interrupted Indecision (2014)
    Acrylic and gouache on polyester and frame
    45 x 55 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Daniel Hollier
    Curtain and Armchair Painting (2016)
    58 x 50 cm
    Daniel Hollier
    Curtain and Armchair Painting (2016)
    Acrylic on polyester
    58 x 50 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Jeffrey Cortland Jones
    Familiar (Future Sailors) (2016)
    20,5 x 25,5 cm
    Sold
    Jeffrey Cortland Jones
    Familiar (Future Sailors) (2016)
    Enamel on acrylic panel
    20,5 x 25,5 cm
    Sold
  • Jeffrey Cortland Jones
    Bevel (Post-Digital) (2016)
    20,5 x 25,5 cm
    Jeffrey Cortland Jones
    Bevel (Post-Digital) (2016)
    Enamel on acrylic panel
    20,5 x 25,5 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Michael Bennett
    Kept At Arms Length (2016)
    56,3 x 66,7 cm
    Michael Bennett
    Kept At Arms Length (2016)
    Mixed media on wood
    56,3 x 66,7 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Michael Bennett
    Zephyr (2016)
    56,3 x 66,7 cm
    Michael Bennett
    Zephyr (2016)
    Mixed media on wood
    56,3 x 66,7 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Michael Bennett
    Dramatic Entrance (2016)
    42,3 x 52,7 cm
    Michael Bennett
    Dramatic Entrance (2016)
    Mixed media on wood
    42,3 x 52,7 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Michael Bennett
    Whirlpool (2016)
    27,2 x 32,2 cm
    Michael Bennett
    Whirlpool (2016)
    Mixed media on wood
    27,2 x 32,2 cm
    Price range: under € 500