Sotheby’s Amsterdam is delighted to announce the opening of S|2 x NL –
the inaugural exhibition organised by Sotheby’s S│2 Contemporary art gallery
in the Netherlands.
Coinciding with the fourth edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend on 26-29 November,
S|2 x NL will showcase new paintings and sculpture by four young, emerging contemporary artists:
(b. 1979, Italy),
(b. 1983, USA),
In recent years, they have all established names for themselves as rising stars on the
international contemporary arts scene; the exhibition will mark the first time any works by Callegari, Lee and Manningare shown in the Netherlands.
All the works are available for private sale.
Curated by Sotheby’s Nicholas Cinque, S|2 x NL will highlight the
developing role technology has to play in contemporary art. From synthesizing three
- dimensional sculpture with a printer to sketching on an iPad, computers and digital technology have enhanced traditional painting and artistic practices.
In their own unique ways, all four artists have incorporated into their work the new possibilities and processes technology offers.
Callegari structures his paintings by digitally reconfiguring Renaissance images
into painterly matrices; Lee's airbrushed canvases are prepared on screen using
digital functions like augmented reality and virtual renderings; Manning uses touch screens
to generate his gestural abstract works; and Rozendaal, a proponent of Internet Art,
transforms websites in to canvases.