A Belgian artist of the 1980’s, Stéphane Mandelbaum died at the age of 25 in 1986. Positioned somewhere between outsider art and Neo-expressionism, he established his own distinct style. With his return to figuration, the use of text in his compositions, Stéphane Mandelbaum was, unintentionally, part of a trend that characterized the end of the 20th Century. The retrospective at the Botanique in Brussels in 1987 held in the year after his death was greeted with huge success. Over thirty years have passed since, thirty years during which the work has remained in the shadows. Following its acquisition in 2017 of a large-scale portrait of Goebbels, The Centre Pompidou will finally bring Stéphane Mandelbaum to light in an exhibition of his work in spring 2019. The exhibition, curated by Bruno Jean, will take place at Galerie Zlotowski from 18 May to 6 July 2019.
Created in 1998, Galerie Zlotowski has been dedicated to modern art and avant-gardes of the early XXth century. We developed an increasing interest towards more recent artists of the second half of the century. The gallery has become a reference while taking part in the rediscovery of the pictorial work of Le Corbusier and organized many exhibitions dedicated to this multi-faced artist. The gallery has frequently organized exhibitions with catalogues dedicated to artists such as Albert Gleizes, Amédée Ozenfant, Kurt Schwitters Georges Valmier, Simon Hantaï, Jean Dubuffet, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, François Morellet and more recently Ella Bergmann-Michel and Robert Michel. The gallery takes part to international art fairs such as FIAC, Art Basel or TEFAF. We have the privilege to have museums as clients. The Gallery has often loaned pieces for important exhibitions.
Jean Arp / Le Corbusier / Sonia Delaunay / Jean Dubuffet / San Francis / František Kupka / Fernand Léger / François Morellet / Stéphane Mandelbaum Ella Bergmann-Michel / Robert Michel / Amédée Ozenfant /Kurt Schwitters / Georges Valmier