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Miguel Kohler-Jan: Works from the 70s and 80s


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left: Tipografismo M-68, 1971, oil on canvas, 73 x 54cm, centre: Paisaje, 1972, oil on canvas, 97 x 130cm, right: Dos Figuras, 1986, sand on canvas, 92 x 73cm
left: Tipografismo M-68, 1971, oil on canvas, 73 x 54cm, centre: Paisaje, 1972, oil on canvas, 97 x 130cm, right: Dos Figuras, 1986, sand on canvas, 92 x 73cm
2014-03-24 13:08:41 - Gallery Elena Shchukina is pleased to present the first ever UK exhibition of works by Franco-Uruguayan artist Miguel Kohler-Jan (1929 - 2011).

The show, from 11 April - 6 June, focuses on Kohler-Jan's vibrant oil paintings as well as his more muted natural sand on canvas pieces. Whilst the oil works incorporate a combination of numbers, letters and geometric shapes, the sand works hint more at pre-Columbian designs.

An innovative artist who embraced variation as a means to explore and understand form, Kohler-Jan's two great passions were art and Latin America. Having completed a Law degree at the University of Paris, Sorbonne in 1955, he soon after moved to Montevideo, Uruguay. He made the small South American nation his home until his return to France in the early 70s.

Kohler-Jan studied art in Uruguay and travelled the region extensively. He not only

represented Uruguay internationally as an artist but also occupied the position of Superintendent of the National Commission of Fine Arts of the Republic of Uruguay (1962-1968).

Kohler-Jan resorted to volumetric elements and shades of colour to bring about order in his compositions. His techniques give the impression of depth and movement.

Keeping in line with the gallery's signature concept, art, furniture and objects come together to create an immersive aesthetic experience.

Miguel Kohler-Jan has shown in various museums including the Museo de Arte de Ponce (San Juan, Puerto Rico), the Moravian Museum (Czech Republic), National Museum of Visual Arts (Montevideo, Uruguay), amongst others. He has participated in exhibitions, festivals and biennials including the Festival de Cagnes-sur-mer (1969,1971), Biennial of Segovia (1972), Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (1973, 1975, 1987, 1989), Egypt International Print Triennial, Giza (1997, 2000, 2003, 2006), the Human Rights exhibition of Florianópolis, Brazil (1988), 1st Exhibition of Miniature Prints of Beijing (1998), Festival of Evora (2001, 2004, 2006) and many more. Kohler-Jan has won Czech Peace Council Award (1984) and received honourable mentions at various biennials and festivals. He spent his latter years living and working in Nice, France.


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Miguel Kohler-Jan: Works from the 70s and 80s
11 April - 6 June
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 - 17:30, Saturday by appointment only

10 Lees Place, Mayfair, London W1K 6LL
+44 (0)20 7499 6019
info@galleryelenashchukina.com
www.galleryelenashchukina.com





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