gabriël barlag

(amsterdam, nl, 1958)


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work


gabriel barlag makes sculptures, most wall sculptures of metal.

he often uses (patinated) zinc and metals combined with the materials lead and tin, materials that defend and refer to the impermanence.


the metal sculptures usually have an opening in the middle that the artist sees as a symbol for defending and spying.

from this kind of space the spider can take in the space unnoticed.

when an outsider wants to spy on him, he can use the opening as a space that gives him protection.

in short, intriguing metal sculptures with a rough lived skin, which due to their contemporary character would just as well fit into the design world.


space for the future

the work of gabriel barlag is a reflection of spaces or residences.

the form refers to the future that is experienced in this way.

the series of wall objects of gabriel barlag has a neo-futuristic character.

this is partly due to the fact that barlag has developed this series using computer models, which has led to a range of asymmetrical forms.

etienne boileau wrote at the time: 'they are less strict and measured than their previous series of objects, but they remain unmistakably a very contemporary character that lies between visual art and industrial design.

the alloy of tin and lead with which he has worked his metal objects, causes a white metal skin.

the playful-looking forms carry a reference to a new meaningful visual language '.


the skin of the material refers to the past. like an archaeological find, weathered and damaged.

these images also see gabriel barlag as a translation of the infinite in the space of the universe.

there they could take a place and be part of the planets, perhaps as spaceships, whereabouts.

it could also be possible to place one of the images in a larger version on the earth's surface on the planet earth, for example on a sandy plain or a grassy plain.

an image in which the spectator can stay and experience how such an empty space is with the sounds that such a metallic image produces.


in recent years, gabriel barlag has been able to develop his work in such a way that there is a possibility to transform the images into a living-work space that is completely self-reliant.

thus, totally independent from the outside world, ecologically sound.



gabriel barlag


born in 1958 in amsterdam (nl)

lives and works in amsterdam (nl)



education


1980-1985 gerrit rietveld academy, amsterdam (nl)



exhibitions


solo and group exhibitions:


in the netherlands, amongst others, in: amersfoort, amsterdam, groningen, the hague, haarlem, hastrecht, leeuwarden, rotterdam, de rijp, uithoorn and zwolle


abroad, including in germany, england and switzerland



gallery 9 presents the work of gabriel barlag since 1999:

2022 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2022 spring exhibition in the gallery

2021 summer exhibition in the gallery

2021 spring exhibition in the gallery

2020 summer exhibition in the gallery

2019 summer exhibition in the gallery

2019 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2019 spring exhibition in the gallery

2019 winter exhibition in the gallery

2018 duo exhibition together with hein van delft in the gallery

2018 summer exhibition in the gallery

2018 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2018 winter exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation at art the hague in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

2017 summer exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2017 late-spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 early-spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation at rotterdam contemporary art fair in world trade center, rotterdam (nl)

2017 winter exhibition in the gallery

2016 seasons holidays exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation at art the hague in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

2016 summer exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2016 spring exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation at rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2015 summer exhibition in the gallery

2015 a-a-f (after art fairs) exhibition in the gallery

2015 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2015 spring exhibition in the gallery

2015 presentation at rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2014 exhibition in museum hoogstate, haastrecht (nl)

2014 summer exhibition in the gallery

2014 presentation at raw art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2014 anniversary exhibition 25 years gallery 9 in the gallery

2013 summer exhibition in the gallery

2013 presentation at kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2013 presentation at raw art fair in warehouse santos, rotterdam (nl)

2013 reopening exhibition in the gallery

2012 summer exhibition in the gallery

2012 presentation at kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2011 duo exhibition together with els moes in the gallery

2011 presentation at artspot amsterdam in loods 6, amsterdam (nl)

2010 presentation at affordable art fair (aaf) in westergasfabriek, amsterdam (nl)

2010 summer exhibition in the gallery

2010 presentation at artantique in jaarbeurs, utrecht (nl)

2009 summer exhibition in the gallery

2009 presentation at art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2008 solo exhibition in the gallery

1999 presentation together with peter verdonk at kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)



art fairs


gallery 9 presents the work of gabriel barlag at art fairs:

affordable art fair 2010 in westergasfabriek, amsterdam (nl)

art amsterdam 2009 in rai, amsterdam (nl)

art the hague 2016 in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

artantique 2010 and 2011 in trade fair, utrecht (nl)

artspot amsterdam 2011 in loods 6, amsterdam (nl)

kunstrai 2015, 2013, 2012, 1999 in rai, amsterdam (nl)

kunstrai | art amsterdam 2019,2018, 2017, 2016 in rai, amsterdam (nl)

raw art fair 2013 in warehouse santos, rotterdam (nl)

raw art fair 2014 in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

rotterdam contemporary art fair 2016, 2015 in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

rotterdam contemporary art fair 2017 in world trade center, rotterdam (nl)



collections


work by gabriel barlag is included in several private collections



subsidies, stipends


1986/1987 stipend