Fair - 2024
Art Basel
Francesco Barocco
Francesco Barocco’s art cannot be easily summarized in terms of themes or languages but it is, first of all, identifiable by an attitude that reflects the daily demands of work carried out in the space of his studio, in a search for a sense of authenticity of creation that cannot help but entail continuous new approaches.
Georg Herold
Georg Herold was born in Jena, Germany in 1947. In the mid and late 70s he studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich and at the Academy of Fine Art in Hamburg. He began studying under Sigmar Polke in Hamburg and, while there, became friends with Werner Büttner, Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, among others. He has held a professorship at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf since 1999. Herold currently lives and works in Cologne.
Benedikt Hipp

Benedikt Hipp was born in 1977 in Munich. Between 2000 and 2007 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna and at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. He showed his work in solo exhibitions, a.o. at Kunstpalais Erlangen (2012) and Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen (2015); as well as in group exhibitions at Sprengel Museum Hannover (2011), Kerstnergesellschaft Hannover (2012), Bielefelder Kunstverein (2014), Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen (2017) and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2018).

Nam Kim

Nam Kim (b.1991) is an American-born Korean artist living and working in Vienna. Nam attended Ewha Womens University in Seoul from 2010 to 2015 and earned her Bachelor degree of fine arts (painting) and art history. Between 2017 and 2023 she studied with Professor Kirsi Mikkola and Alastair Mackinveb in Academy of fine arts Vienna.
Nam Kim mainly use painting for her artistic practice. Nam’s painting is about self-reflection, a process of learning about oneself. She attempts to understand and examine what the essence and the core of humanity are, focusing on capturing psychological fragments that occur in human relationships.

Michael Kunze
Michael Kunze (b. 1961, Munich, lives and works in Berlin) creates paintings undergirded by Central European intellectualism. They are often inspired by works from the 15th to the 18th Centuries, and driven by ideals and metaphysics.
Atta Kwami

In his drive for improvisation and diversity, Atta Kwami (1956-2021) is aware of the resilience and personal struggle (his own and others’) required to aspire to a level of hope and excellence. He values the kind of work in which the interaction between innovation and tradition is a subtle matter. These may likened to conversations.

Rudolf Maeglin

The Basler artist Rudolf Maeglin (1892 – 1971) opted to be a painter, thus acting against the upper middle class tradition of his family. In 1933 he was one of the founder-members of the antifascist Gruppe 33. He has lived in the workers’ quarter of Basel, Klybeck, since 1947, has worked in factories and on building sites, painting what he experienced during the day at night. Through his paintings of building sites he advanced to become a documentarist of the rapid changes in his hometown.

Stephan Melzl

Stephan Melzl’s fine, rather small-format oil paintings already fascinate the viewer from a distance, drawing him closer. The representational depiction of an entirely separate world unfolds there on wood in the vortex of a seductive application of paint. Figures, solitary or multiple, and objects in landscapes or diverse spaces seem familiar and yet strange to us. Compact as regards painting, composition and content, Melzl produces paintings that draw on the treasury of art history, popular culture and modern everyday life and often feature a “picture within the picture” effect.

Onoda Minoru
Onoda Minoru (1937, Manchuria – 2008, JP) studied design at the Osaka City Institute of Art, affiliated with the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts. Around this time Onoda first encountered Gutai. Having been greatly influenced by van Gogh’s biography and letters and studying academic painting, “Gutai Art on the Stage,” held at Sankei Hall in Osaka in 1957 was an astounding experience for him, inspiring him to abandon figurative expression and embrace a new way of thinking.
Heimo Zobernig

The work of Heimo Zobernig (b. 1958, Mauthen, Austria) spans an array of media, from architectural intervention and installation, through performance, film and video, to sculpture and painting. His practice across all these forms is connected by an interrogation of the formal language of modernism, at its most familiar in the tropes of the monochrome and the grid, yet also concerned with Constructivism, colour theory and geometric abstraction.