Postcards to AZ, 2016, installation view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Postcards to AZ, 2016, installation view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Postcards to AZ, 2016, installation view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Postcards to AZ, 2016, installation view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Marti Cormand, Deutsche Kunst, Und Entartete Kunst. Alexander Kandoldt, Halbakt II” and “Deutsche Kunst, Und Entartete Kunst. Hermann Fiebert, Walsertalerin, 2016, Graphite on paper, Diptych: 12 x 8.5 inches each

Postcards to AZ, 2016, installation view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Postcards to AZ, 2016, installation view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Marti Cormand, Postcard to AZ: Edwin Sharff, Bildnis der Schauspleterin Anni Newes, 1917/1921, 2016, Graphite on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Karl Knappe, Hagar, 1923, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Walter Dexel Siebdruck v87, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Otto Freundlich Composition 1938/1940 Num 3, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: "Ernst Barlach Flute Player (1936)", 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: "Ernst Barlach God the Father Hovering, 1922" Number 2, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Farbige MONDRIAN, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Paul Klee Zeichen in Gelb, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Unknown 1, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Unknown 2, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Unknown 3, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Unknown 5, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Unknown 8, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Edwin Sharff, Portrait of Anni Mewes, 1921 (num 7), 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Asket, 1925, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 6 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Dream City, 1921, Paul Klee, 2016, Watercolor on paper, 7 x 4.5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Sharff, Portrait of Anni Newes, 1921 num 3, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Edwin Sharff, Portrait of Anni Mewes, 1921 no.5, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Roeder, Schwangere, 1918, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Emy Roeder, Schwangere, 1918 num 2, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Entartete Jesus on Cross Kunst Berlin exhibition postcard, 2016, Graphite on Paper, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Ernst Barlach, Der Asket, 1925, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Herbert Bayer, Glas augen, 1928, 2016, Graphite on paper, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Karel Niestrath: "Die Einfaltigen/The fatuous ones" 1924, 2016, Graphite on paper, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: "Komposition mit zwei schwarzen Scheiben, 1930", 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Freundlich, Kopf, von 1925, terrakotta, 2016, Oil on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Large Head (The New Man) by Otto Freundlich, 2016, Graphite on board, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: "Artemis Diana alabaster sculpture statue bust ancient Greek goddess of hunt", 2015, Oil on cardboard, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Lega human figure, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2015, Oil on cardboard, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Portrait of Camille Claudel with a Bonnet, 1886, 2015, Oil on cardboard, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Achalanatha, Resin, 1964, 2015, Oil on cardboard, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Rudolf Belling, Female Head, 1925, 2015, Oil on cardboard, 7 x 5 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Skyscape no.1, 2016, Oil on board, 5 x 7 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Skyscape no.3, 2016, Pencil on board, 5 x 7 in
Marti Cormand, Postcards to AZ: Skyscape No.3, 2016, Graphite on board, 5 x 7 in

Postcards to AZ, 2016, installation view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Martí Cormand, Rare nos large vintage modern red tangle sculpture toy Zawitz Museum size, eBay, oil on board, 7 x 5 inches

Martí Cormand

Villen am See (1920), Paul Klee 

Oil on board

7 x 5 inches

 

Martí Cormand

Walter Dexel, 3 Weibe Haken-Vorentwurf, 1966

Oil on board

7 x 5 inches

 

Martí Cormand

Postcards to AZ

June 7 – July 22, 2016

Martí Cormand

Postcards to AZ

Opening reception: Tuesday June 7, 6pm to 8pm

June 7 - July 22, 2016

 

Josée Bienvenu is pleased to present Postcards to AZ, a solo exhibition by Spanish born, American artist Martí Cormand. This new series of 7 x 5 inch oil paintings and graphite drawings exist as symbolic excavations and distant iterations of lost masterworks during the Nazi regime, challenging not only the notion of remembrance but also the materiality of history.

Arranged in a museological display, qualities of transparency, density, light, shadow, and extreme precision are applied to either bring the works to a point of self-consciousness, or to articulate the oblivion of the subjects. Cormand’s work attests to the coalescence of time, or rather, of an intangible past that can only be grasped in the present through intuition. According to the artist, our present reaffirms the concept of an "eternal return," the idea that our existence is cyclical in nature instead of linear. These images also become a byproduct of entangled temporality in cyberspace, where Cormand often derives his source material.

Born in Barcelona in 1970, Martí Cormand lives and works in New York. Select exhibitions include: Martí Cormand, Galería Cayón, Madrid (2014); "Formalizing Their Concept” Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, (2014); Formalizing their concept, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, NY (2013); Algo de esto, Jugada a 3 bandas (Ja3b), Galeria etHall, Barcelona (2013); False Documents and Other Illustrations, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine (2010 - 2011); Arranz-Bravo Foundation, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona (2010); Galerie Lelong, New York (2010); Aldrich Emerging Artist Award Show, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2007); Villa Arson, Nice (2006).

Press

ARTFORUM | October 2016
Forbes, Lifestyle | June 6, 2016
Village Voice | July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016
Artsy | June 3, 2016