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40 Under 40 Europe 2014

Adrian Ghenie

27 August 2014

Now based in Berlin, Adrian Ghenie is one of a notable influx of painters from the former Soviet bloc, where figuration never fell from favour as in the West. His expansive dream-world scenes are created entirely without brushes (his preference being for palette knives and stencils). Ghenie is co-founder of the Fabrica de Pensule in Cluj, a community of contemporary artists based in a former paintbrush factory and equipped with an art library and studio space that provides ‘a common playground for discussion’. The latest in a sequence of solo shows at big-hitting institutions will open at CAC Málaga in December.

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