Jordi Alcaraz


Galerie Stefan Röpke is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition for Spanish artist Jordi Alcaraz, on view September 3 to October 16, 2010.

With this new body of work, Jordi Alcaraz continues to play with dimension and spatial perception and illusion with a special attention on literature and the use of books. The essence of literature can be found in the written word laid upon paper. Ink is formed into letters, then into words, and further into text. As Alcaraz focuses on the material aspects of writing by reducing them to their physical elements for artistic and compositional purposes, there is a parallel between the work he creates and the literature that these materials represent; both transforming books, paper, and ink into windows for our imagination.

Jordi Alcaraz also continues to use familiar materials like plexi, mirrored orbs and substantial frames in creative and inventive ways to allow the play of light and shadows to be part of the compositions. And although the resulting works are serious and challenging, they are also always infused with humor and wit.

Jordi Alcaraz was born in Calella, Spain in 1963 and currently lives and works in Barcelona. His works have been shown at numerous exhibitions around the world, including the Museu de Pintura de Sant Pol de Mar and the Museu de Sabadell in Barcelona. A newly published and extensive catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Galerie Stefan Röpke

Lorenz Estermann


Conceptual mixed media approaches involving painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design and typography guide the work of Austrian artist Lorenz Estermann. The range of his focus varies from collage-like works on paper, three-dimensional architectural models and installations, derived from actual pieces of architecture from the 1960’s and 1970’s with a sense of ironic distance. Estermann finds his motifs and themes while engaged in his photographic research projects, which the artist carries out in the suburbs, industrial zones, and other locations in Central and Eastern Europe where a variety of styles of architecture and construction exist side by side.

His works are both serious and humorous critiques and analyses of the great modern utopias, yet they also relate to Pop Art and its exploration of mass consumption and everyday phenomena.

Lorenz Estermann was born in Linz, Austria, in 1968. He works and lives in Linz and Vienna. In 2009 his works were exhibited among others in the “LENTOS Kunstmuseum” in Linz, the Künstlerhaus in Dortmund and in JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York. In 2008 he participated in “The Peekskill Project, New York” and was part of the “New Talents” at Art Cologne.

Galerie Roepke