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Nick Goss

Green Lanes

Green Lanes. It sounds pastoral, nostalgic, faintly utopian – like some network of ancient drovers’ tracks and holloways that endures furtively in a pocket of deep England. But Green Lanes could hardly be further from such a place: it is a drawn-out urban thoroughfare, which slices for miles through the suburbs of north London, abutted by old retail parades, housing estates and supermarkets, by ranks of semi-detached houses and parks that renounced their claims to rural retreat well over a century ago.

24 September 2020

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Christof Mascher

Presence Above All

Christof Mascher’s Street turns river, a 2015 painting in oil on board, is an urban nocturne washed with the pale purply blue that belongs only to a clear night beneath a big moon. Gas streetlamps set cream-coloured orbs on either side of the scene, repoussoir glass gems from a European city of the 1820s. A boulevard carves through the landscape, parcelling it up. The painting is tight, everything in its proper place.

7 September 2020

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Gareth Cadwallader

Painting in the world, around the world

Shortly after the opening of Half-Lowered Eyelids, his first solo exhibition at Josh Lilley in January 2019, Gareth Cadwallader left his South London home to paint in the world. A painter with a meticulous, private methodology in art and life, the following images are all that we know about the genesis of the three works ultimately presented at Art Basel Miami Beach in December of that year.

25 August 2020

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Nicholas Hatfull

Sky and vapour

Josh Lilley first showed Nicholas Hatfull's iPad sky drawings — unique archival pigment prints on Somerset paper, modest but glowing — in the 2019 group show of painters' preparatory works Preparing for What. A year later we are proud to introduce and offer the first large oils derived from this daily digital practice.

25 August 2020

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Derek Fordjour

SHELTER

SHELTER, Derek Fordjour's 2020 solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, was both a compact survey of the artist's recent work and a site-specific installation that placed the viewer in a position of temporary safety from a heavy storm.

25 August 2020

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Ryan Mosley

What People Do

A year ago, Ryan Mosley was approached by the Contemporary Art Society, a heritage charity and consultancy that acquires British artworks for public display around the nation, to submit a proposal for the lobby of a skyscraper growing in London. This skyscraper, 22 Bishopsgate, would be second in size, nationwide, to Renzo Piano’s Shard, and would dwarf the landmarks of the city’s colossus-choked financial center. Paintings, thought this painter of paintings, would not fit for this space.

25 August 2020

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Ian Davis

Cruise Ship

Initiated in late 2019 and finished in June 2020, Ian Davis’ Cruise Ship evolved through a changing global reality, and the artist's iconic figures in matching clothes never arrived, never populated the scene. The cruise ship became a ghost ship — its trajectory, its past and its future, elusive. The rippling wake signals motion, but its unclear who is steering.

24 August 2020

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Nicholas Hatfull

An Autumn Afternoon

There’s an alley that reappears in Nicholas Hatfull’s recent paintings. It is an alley from An Autumn Afternoon (1962), Yasujirō Ozu’s final film.

24 August 2020

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Kathleen Ryan

The Journey of Bad Melon (Party Girl)

Altogether more moist and pulpy than the citrus fruits with which the series debuted at Josh Lilley in October 2018, the Bad Melon works conjure another tangible, tactile aspect of ‘badness’.

24 August 2020

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Kathleen Ryan

Ghost Palm

Kathleen Ryan’s Ghost Palm was commissioned in 2019 for the second edition of the biennial Desert X, an exhibition of site-responsive artworks in Southern California’s Coachella valley in the spring of 2019. A lifesize rendering of the Washingtonia filifera (desert palm) in steel, plastics and glass, Ghost Palm sat along the San Andreas Fault, the meeting point of two tectonic plates.

24 August 2020

Christof Mascher

Christof Mascher (b. 1979, Hannover, Germany) is a storyteller and an improviser at the canvas and in the objects he makes, layering histories and lionizing techniques that show empathy and grain. As such he embodies two classic German schools: Romanticism and Postmodernism. Mascher has presented three solo exhibitions at Josh Lilley alongside solo institutional exhibitions at the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany; California Lutheran University, USA; and Kunsthalle Emden, Germany.

Christof Mascher lives and works in Braunschweig.

Education

2009, Meisterschüler
2008, University of Arts, Brunswick
2004, Hochschule Hannover

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Futuros imaginados, passados reconstruídos, Lamb Arts, São Paulo

2018
No Tree No Bench, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles
Spin a Rainbow, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

2017
Five Leaves Left, William Rolland Gallery at Cal Lutheran, Thousand Oaks

2016
Novel, Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam
history crush, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne

2015
Street Turns River, Josh Lilley, London
Friendly Catastrophes, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels

2013
Gone Fishing, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Non-Places…Non-Lieux,(with Christoph Dettmeier), Rahncontemporary, Zurich

2012
We’re Never Coming Home, Rahncontemporary, Zurich

2011
Urban Ornamental, Josh Lilley, London
Color Island, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden
Drift Wood Chris, Vamiali’s, Athens

2010
Alley Cat, Michael Janssen, Berlin

2009
Aquarius & the Tea Society, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig
M.Y.O.B, Rahncontemporary, Zurich
Meshes of the Afternoon, Josh Lilley, London

2009
The Coney Island of My Mind, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam

2008
1979, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Remscheid
Der lange dunkle Fünfuhrtee der Seele, Mönchehaus Museum für moderne Kunst, Goslar
Fake Empire, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles

2007
The Ghost Yard, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
Stage of the Damned, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

2006
Yesterday Begins Tomorrow, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne

Group Exhibitions

2020
Frequency, Philip von Rosen Gallery, Cologne

2019
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London
Futuros Imaginados, Passados Reconstruídos, Lamb Arts, Sao Paulo

2018
Schlafes Bruder, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken; Hauberrisser Saal im Rathaus, Saarbrücken

2017
Kunstgruppe präsentiert: Wahnsinn, Salon Schmitz, Cologne
hors d'oeuvres, Half Gallery, New York

2016
Velvet Ropes, Forsyth Studio, New York
Got it for Cheap Vol. 3, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
Got it for Cheap Vol. 2, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
The Snoring Princess, Kunstgruppe, Cologne
Sammlung Simonov, Kunsthalle Bozen, Bolzano

2015
Got it for Cheap, David Risley, Copenhagen
The Snoring Princes, Salon Schmitz, Cologne
Velvet Ropes, 86 Forsyth Street, New York

2013
The Salon of Everything, Serra dei Giardini, Venice
Visions, An atmosphere of change, MARTA Herford, Herford

2012
Unknown (Paintings), Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
Full House, Kunstgruppe, Cologne
It’s a small small world, Family Business, New York
Murder Ink (curated by), der Grieche, Berlin
Paper does not blush, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
Burning colours, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels
The Multiple Show #2 part 2, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Im Auge des Fuchses, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig

2011
Jubilee, 32,000 Years of Painting, Penny Temporary Arts, Neumuenste
The Multiple Show #2, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
DEAD_Lines, Von Der Heydt Kunsthalle, Wuppertal
All in Together Now, Mai 36, Zurich
Zwischen Nichts und Allem, Rahncontemporary, Zurich

2010
Gifted, Josh Lilley, London
Houseparty, Galerie Baer, Dresden
It was 20 Years Ago Today…Part 2, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Leinen Los! – 85 Fall Exhibition, Herbstausstellung, Kunstverein Hannover
Sparkling Spring, The Forgotten Bar / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
Glassworks, Zero Fold, Köln
Glassworks, Autocenter, Berlin
DEAD_lines, Todesbilder in Kunst – Medien – Alltag, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
L.G.S.N.H.C.M.E.S.M.K.T, Rahncontemporary, Zurich
La Bonne Horse – Klasse Walther Dahn, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

2009
Accumulation of the Incomplete, Nunnery Gallery, London
Kunsthochschulen III, Klasse Walter Dahn. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst
Dead_Lines, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

2008
…we are ugly but we have the music…, GalerieMichael Janssen, Berlin
Re-Reading of the future International Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague

2007
Objekt der Begierde ,Galerie Valery, Hannover
2000 lightyears from home, HBK Braunschweig, Brunswick

2006
Cropped. Young Artists from European Academies, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne
Wir geben der Welt div, Professor/innen zurück, Projektraum Walter Dahn, Brunswick
“…a room with Heidenpeter, Dickreiter, Lotz, Maiwald, Mascher, Okon and Parkina“.
(invited by Gert & Uwe Tobias), Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
Hochbegabte sind keine Spaßbremsen, Schmidt/Müller, Berlin

2004
Plattform 1, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover

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Seymore by Christof Mascher, 2011
Night Is Lovers by Christof Mascher, 2015
Street turns river by Christof Mascher, 2015
Installation View: Street Turns River by Christof Mascher, 2016
Walden by Christof Mascher, 2015
Hash Poet by Christof Mascher, 2011
Installation View: Urban Ornamental by Christof Mascher, 2011
WaterDJ by Christof Mascher, 2010
Owl Gods by Christof Mascher, 2009
Dawn X by Christof Mascher, 2019
Installation View: Street Turns River by Christof Mascher, 2016
Saracen by Christof Mascher, 2011
Mind Storage Rack by Christof Mascher, 2011
Mind Storage Rack (detail) by Christof Mascher, 2011
Mind Storage Rack (detail) by Christof Mascher, 2011
Ape by Christof Mascher, 2011
Snork by Christof Mascher, 2011
Pinup II by Christof Mascher, 2015
Douglas fir by Christof Mascher, 2015
Fire walk with me by Christof Mascher, 2015
Dino rug by Christof Mascher, 2015
Night by Christof Mascher, 2015
Friends by Christof Mascher, 2015
Installation View: Urban Ornamental by Christof Mascher, 2011
Installation View: Urban Ornamental by Christof Mascher, 2011
House of many windows by Christof Mascher, 2015
Loom by Christof Mascher, 2015
You know, this is — excuse me — a damn fine cup of coffee! by Christof Mascher, 2015
Leisure Lounge by Christof Mascher, 2013
0172 by Christof Mascher, 2011
Mount Christof by Christof Mascher, 2011
Stella by Christof Mascher, 2011
Grandmaster Delft by Christof Mascher, 2011
MSR... YOIS by Christof Mascher, 2011
MSR... Birdman by Christof Mascher, 2011
Handscape by Christof Mascher, 2011
I Scream Yummy Colours by Christof Mascher, 2009
The Church by Christof Mascher, 2009
Untitled by Christof Mascher, 2009
Untitled (Door) by Christof Mascher, 2009
Nightmare Before Christof by Christof Mascher, 2009
YO! by Christof Mascher, 2009

Exhibitions

Stains on a Decade at Josh Lilley, presenting Tom Anholt, Brian Bress, Peter Linde Busk, Gareth Cadwallader, Sarah Dwyer, Derek Fordjour, Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Christof Mascher, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Belén Rodríguez, Kathleen Ryan, Analia Saban, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Celeste Rapone, Hurvin Anderson, Jack Burton, Ian Davis, Svenja Deininger, Holly Hendry, John Houck, Aliza Nisenbaum, Conrad Shawcross, Leon Kossoff, Tal R, Paula Rego, Euan Uglow & Kaari Upson

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Street Turns River at Josh Lilley, presenting Christof Mascher

Street Turns River

Solo Show

Something New at Josh Lilley, presenting Analia Saban, Nicholas Hatfull, Belén Rodríguez, Christof Mascher, Nick Goss, Gabriel Hartley, Marita Fraser, Ruairiadh O’Connell & Robert Pratt

Something New

Group Show

Urban Ornamental at Josh Lilley, presenting Christof Mascher

Urban Ornamental

Solo Show

Gifted at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss, Rebecca Nassauer, Belén Rodríguez, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Sarah Dwyer, Carla Busuttil, Christof Mascher, Analia Saban, Michael Huey & Clara S Rueprich

Gifted

Group Show

Meshes of the Afternoon at Josh Lilley, presenting Christof Mascher

Meshes of the Afternoon

Solo Show