Johannes Ulrich Kubiak (b.1961 in Annaberg-Buchholz, lives and works in Antwerp) presents his second solo exhibition at Eva Steynen.Deviation(s). His colorful abstract paintings are based on a relation between photography and painting.
Over the past 30 years, Johannes Ulrich Kubiak has engaged in a process of experimentation in order to research depth, colour and structure. His work challenges and intertwines traditional genres and techniques in painting, drawing and photography. In his drive to explore different media and investigate what lies beneath the surface, Kubiak‘s work shifted from 1992 – 2002 from painting to photography. For ten years, he worked in the artistic collaborative of Kubiak & Rauch. Similar to his pursuits in painting, he explored transparency of layers and the use of different supports in the photographic process. This visibility of process is still apparent in Kubiak‘s paintings. Throughout composition they disrupt and new forms emerge.
J.U.Kubiak has exhibited since 1992 in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany, U.S., Austria, France, Belgium and The Netherlands. His work recently was on view in Antwerp (B), Berlin (D) Art Rotterdam (NL), Art on Paper Brussels (B). His work is held in several private collections in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and institutional collections incl. Deutsche Bank, Bundesbank, Kunstsammlung Sachsen, Berlinische Galerie.