Galerie Barbara Thumm

\Peter BondeIt's Good Enough for Nansy08.06. - 03.08.2024

Peter Bonde, *1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark,
lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Danish painter Peter Bonde presents his latest works in the exhibition It’s Good Enough for Nansy, at Galerie Barbara Thumm. The gallery will show some of the artist’s pieces from 2023 and 2024 for the first time in Berlin.

Bonde’s practice blends inspiration from Abstract Expressionism and Conceptual Art with a contemporary approach. His abstract and colorful compositions explore the power and function of mass-circulated imagery, the fragility of memory, and personal archives. With a career spanning over four decades, Bonde was part of the 1980s “De Unge Vilde” (The Wild Youth), a group of artists who attended Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Art between 1976 and 1982. His career expanded internationally and he represented the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1999 (with Jason Rhoades), to later showcase his works in Danh Vo’s installation at the Biennale’s 2019 iteration.

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Exhibition Views

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy

Selected Works

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (BLANK) (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (BLANK) (2024)
Oil on mirror foil
130 x 115 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ OVERDUIN & CO (REMAKE) (2024)

Peter Bonde

OVERDUIN & CO (REMAKE) (2024)
on mirror foil
130x115cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (BLANK) #2 (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (BLANK) #2 (2024)
Oil on mirror foil
130 x 115 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLDES (BLANK) (2023)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLDES (BLANK) (2023)
Oil on mirror foil
130 x 115 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ I CAN DO NOTHING FOR STUPIDITY (2024)

Peter Bonde

I CAN DO NOTHING FOR STUPIDITY (2024)
oil inkjet on mirror foil
190x200cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ AIRCON (2023)

Peter Bonde

AIRCON (2023)
mirror foil
200x160cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ BOOK PAINTING (2024)

Peter Bonde

BOOK PAINTING (2024)
oil, inkjet on canvas
100x70 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ BOOK PAINTING (2024)

Peter Bonde

BOOK PAINTING (2024)
oil, inkjet on canvas
100 x 70 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (MORE THAN THIS / A FIRE IN MY BELLY) (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (MORE THAN THIS / A FIRE IN MY BELLY) (2024)
oil, inkjet on mirror foil
190x200cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ 165 EAST BROADWAY (2023)

Peter Bonde

165 EAST BROADWAY (2023)
oil, inkjet on mirror foil
160x140cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (2024)
oil, inkjet on canvas
115x130cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (DRUNK CURATORS) (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (DRUNK CURATORS) (2024)
oil, inkjet on mirror foil
140x160cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ YOUR FUCKING FACE (2024)

Peter Bonde

YOUR FUCKING FACE (2024)
oil, inkjet on mirror foil
130 x 115 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ I KNOW NO WORK LIKE MY WORK PISSING IN POOLS SHITTING IN CANS (2023)

Peter Bonde

I KNOW NO WORK LIKE MY WORK PISSING IN POOLS SHITTING IN CANS (2023)
oil, inkjet on mirror foil
190 x 240cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ YOUR FUCKING FACE (2024)

Peter Bonde

YOUR FUCKING FACE (2024)
Oil on mirror foil
160x140 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (BLANK) (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (BLANK) (2024)
Oil on mirror foil
130x115cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ WILLOW SPRINGS (MARIANNES LEG) (2024)

Peter Bonde

WILLOW SPRINGS (MARIANNES LEG) (2024)
Oil, Inkjet on mirror foil
160x200cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (2024)
Oil, Spray, Inkjet on Mirror foil
100 x 80 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (2024)
Oil on mirror foil
130x115cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ DELICIOUS (2023)

Peter Bonde

DELICIOUS (2023)
Oil, Spray, Inkjet on Mirror foil
160x200cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ PISSINGINPOOLS #1 (2024)

Peter Bonde

PISSINGINPOOLS #1 (2024)
Oil,Inkjet on mirror foil
200 x 160cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ PISSINGINPOOLS #2 (2024)

Peter Bonde

PISSINGINPOOLS #2 (2024)
Oil, Inkjet on mirror foil
200x160cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ UNTITLED (2024)

Peter Bonde

UNTITLED (2024)
Oil,Inkjet on Mirror foil
100x80cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ PISSINGINPOOLS #5 (2024)

Peter Bonde

PISSINGINPOOLS #5 (2024)
oil, Inkjet on Mirror foil
200x160cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ PISSINGINPOOLS #4 (2024)

Peter Bonde

PISSINGINPOOLS #4 (2024)
oil, inkjet on mirror foil
200x160cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – It’s Good Enough for Nansy \ PISSINGINPOOL #3 (2024)

Peter Bonde

PISSINGINPOOL #3 (2024)
Oil, Inkjet on mirror foil
200 x 160cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm

\Roméo MivekanninHuman in Motion08.06. - 03.08.2024

Roméo Mivekannin, *1986 in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, lives and works between Toulouse, France and Cotonou, Benin

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Roméo Mivekannin born in Bouaké, Côte d‘Ivoire, is a multidisciplinary artist blurring the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and installation. His diverse background includes training as a cabinetmaker, studying Art History and Architecture, and writing a novel.

Informed by his academic knowledge and his family‘s experience with colonization (he is a descendant of Behanzin, the last King of Dahomey, present-day Benin), he (re)creates compositions that challenge European iconography, taking classical paintings and photographs and substituting the subjects’ faces with self-portraits. Oceane Kinhouande refers to his practice using the concepts “visual quotes” or “plastic quotation process” to indicate the artist’s choice to reappropriate and reinterpret previous artistic productions. Mivekannin incorporates archival material to expose the colonial gaze in those underrepresented or unspoken (non-dits), basing his work on the “memory of history,” literally and figuratively. His canvases, like palimpsests, bear various layers of content beyond the visual, as he uses old bedsheets, kitchen rags, and tea towels and soaks them in elixir baths following voodoo practices, a spiritual belief rooted in the Kingdom of Dahomey.

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Exhibition Views

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin – Human in Motion
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin – Human in Motion
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin – Human in Motion

Selected Works

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin – Human in Motion \ Homme qui Saute (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme qui Saute (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
220 x 360 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin – Human in Motion \ Homme Debout (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme Debout (2023)
Acrylic on tea towels
300 x 200 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin – Human in Motion \ Homme qui Court (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme qui Court (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
250 x 360 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin – Human in Motion \ Homme au Départ (2024)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme au Départ (2024)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
250 x 350 cm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin – Human in Motion \ Homme Descendant Escalier (2022)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme Descendant Escalier (2022)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
250 x 250 cm