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From:     Jim
Category: Art
Date:     12 December 2009
Time:     06:39 PM

Review:



The approach W1 is pleased to present Paintings: 1936-2008, a group show of historical works by 
Francis Picabia and Renť DaniŽls alongside contemporary paintings by Rezi van Lankveld, Michael 
Raedecker, Neal Tait, Andro Wekua and Sam Windett.

In a description of Renť DaniŽls' paintings Jaap Breme noted that he played with the 
image, Ďcombining or concealing meanings, indicating the multifaceted and mutable significance of 
things'. Describing his own work, Renť DaniŽls, a great admirer of Picabia said they were, Ďa 
combination of visual poetry on the one hand and painting on the other'. 
 A clear representational narrative runs through Paintings: 1936-2008 but the methodology of and 
approach to painting is also apparent; here the motif functions as the vehicle and not just the goal.


Renť DaniŽls (born Eindhoven 1950, lives in Eindhoven) has shown extensively internationally, 
notably a major touring retrospective at Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum 1998; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg 
and Kunsthalle Basel 1999. Rezi van Lankveld (born Almelo 1973, lives and works in Amsterdam) 
has shown at The approach, London and Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2005) and Friedrich Petzel, 
New York (2007). A solo show at The approach W1 is scheduled for October 2008. Francis Picabia 
(1879-1953) shows as part of Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia at Tate Modern, London in February 
2008. Michael Raedecker (born Amsterdam 1963, lives and works in London) has had recent solo 
exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth, London and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York and will have his first 
public institution show at The Camden Arts Centre scheduled for 2009. Neal Tait (born Edinburgh 
1965, lives and works in London) has recently shown at White Cube, London and ACME, Los 
Angeles. Andro Wekua (born 1977 Sokhumi, Georgia, lives and works in Zurich) has shown at 
Kunstmuseum Winterhur and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich and has a forthcoming show at 
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York in February 2008. Sam Windett (born Tunbridge1977, lives 
and works in London) graduated from The Royal College of Art in London in 2005 and is scheduled 
for a solo exhibition at The approach E2 in March 2008.


We would like to thank Paul Andriesse, Jay Jopling/White Cube, Iwan Wirth, Peter Kilchmann and 
Philippe Piessens for their help towards making this exhibition possible.


For further information please contact Vanessa Carlos: vanessa@theapproach.co.uk    


 1 & 2 Jaap Brener, In Retrospect, Renť DaniŽls - The Most Contemporary Picture Show, exhibition 
catalogue, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands,1998, p.10


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