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Nicola Samori's "Imaginifragus" at Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin

by Suzanne on October 31st, 2011


Installation view of Imaginifragus by Nicola Samori at Christian Ehrentraut, 2011 - click to enlarge

I normally don't post installation views of shows but in the case of Italian-born Nicola Samori's new exhibition Imaginifragus, I'll make an exception to this rule as the hanging and contextualisation really does do his oeuvre absolute justice (needless to say, it's worth enlarging these two pictures).

Imaginifragus is Nicola's first German solo exhibition at Christian Ehrentraut where he was part of a group show earlier this year.

Deconstructive nihilism and auto-aggressive existentialism never looked so technically impeccable and aesthetically pleasing.

The show opened last weekend and will remain on view until December 17. An etching in an edition of twelve (hurry!) has been released especially for this show. Contact Anne Kathrin Wegener at the gallery for further details.


Installation view of Imaginifragus by Nicola Samori at Christian Ehrentraut, 2011 - click to enlarge

On show: Oct 28 - Dec 17, 2011

Address: Christian Ehrentraut, Friedrichstr. 123, D-10117, Berlin, Germany, subway: Oranienburger Tor, tel: +49 30 44 03 83 85, email: mail@christianehrentraut.com | Map

Hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM

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Nicola Samori at Galerie Christian Ehrentraut
, Berlin

by Suzanne on May 24th, 2011


La Storia by Nicola Samori, oil on copper (?), 2009 - click to enlarge

Nicola Samori is one of those artists I have been meaning to post about for a long time now - ever since I discovered his stunning oeuvre via the lovely and ever informative Samantha Levin.

His work struck an immediate chord with me as it exemplifies a certain poetic and narrative deconstructive (in the truest meaning of the word) trend that I've witnessed with a bunch of other young artists.

Most remarkably of course the great Titus Kaphar, in a more aggressive manner Valerie Hegarty, and even - in a more satirical and playful sense - Seb Patane and Ruth Claxton. The list could beyond doubt go on, but my brain is very leaky.


J.V. by Nicola Samori, oil on copper (?), 2009 - click to enlarge

Nicola Samori's works, however, are a lot darker and more nihilistic than any of his above contemporaries' and that's precisely why I find them particularly mesmerising.

He's currently exhibiting new works in the 13 group show at Christian Ehrentraut in Berlin.

Please note that the works featured here are from 2009 so you probably won't get to see the exact ones.

Details below.


J.V. by Nicola Samori, oil on panel, 2009 - click to enlarge


On show: May 13 - July 9, 2011

Address: Galerie Christian Ehrentraut
, Friedrichstraße 123, 10117 Berlin (U-Bhf Oranienburger Tor), Germany, tel: +49 (0)30 4403 8385, email: mail@christianehrentraut.com | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM

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