09. Sep. 2014 – 07. Nov. 2014

Anniversary - 3 Years SCHEUBLEIN+BAK

Dan Holdsworth, Blackout 09, C-Print, 185 x 234 cm


SCHEUBLEIN + BAK was founded three years ago at the belle époque villa built by the beer brewer family Hürlimann in the heart of Zurich. From the beginning, the gallery has aimed to create a dialogue between landmark architecture and young emerging art.

Levente Baranyai,
 Edward Burtynsky,
 Pascal Danz,
 Dan Holdsworth, Andrea Heller, Valentin Magaro, Damien Meade,
 Marc Quinn,
 Michael Reisch, Oskar Schmidt,
 Nikolai Winter

Following the inaugural exhibition “SHIFTING REALITIES: Dan Holdsworth – Michael Reisch” specific group shows in the contemporary art scene in Berlin and in Budapest have been shown, as well as solo exhibitions with artists such as Damien Meade, Oskar Schmidt, Edward Burtynsky and Andrea Heller. One of the highlights so far was “ARACHNE’S RETURN: Marc Quinn, Manuel Franquelo, Grayson Perry, Craigie Horsfield” with large Jacquard wall tapestries from Wielsbeeke (Belgium) which were presented in an old shipyard in Zurich.

To celebrate the three-year anniversary the gallery will show a group exhibition with artists represented by the gallery as well as the first solo exhibition of the London based artist Jack Duplock (*1975) in Switzerland.

Duplock creates works around the narrative thread of a shamanistic pastoral derived from rural British subcultures. Presented in the style of icons in votive paintings often with simple handmade frames the works make knowing reference to folk art. Duplock’s style is drawing based but with a white wash layer the mark is subordinated in the almost minimal hues of the geometric background which carries Duplock’s signature icons of bird/deer, bird/man, shaman/horse. Subliminally reminiscent of contemporary sub-cultural rites his works distill this to a new language of a faintly sexualised imagination. The paintings remind of the endurance and in some cases revival of an English folk culture away from the urban centres, which exists in the festival circuit and the contemporary versions of the town fair.

Duplock’s most recent pieces appear to connect to the painterly language of early modernism, a nod to Klee, but also to the first appropriation of the modernist language in Seventies’ graphics and textiles. His subversive mysticism also finds expression in his ready-made objects, carved and painted onto skateboards and surfboards.


Opening Reception: Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 5 – 8 pm

Duration of the exhibition: 10 September – 7 November 2014

Location: SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Schloss Sihlberg, Sihlberg 10,

8002 Zürich

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 5pm, and by appointment

Press inquires: +41 43 888 55 10 or info@scheubleinbak.com