01.03.2014 — 03.05.2014

A sky for Michael Biberstein

Michael Biberstein

Marais Space

When he suddenly passed away on May 5th, 2013, Michael Biberstein had been working on a project for several years for the creation of a ceiling or ‘Sky’ for the Santa Isabel Church in the Campo de Ourique district of Lisbon, a project which is currently being realized for the artist. In order to replace the dark, cold and suffocating roof with a warm and vibrant sky, opening onto the cosmos, Michael Biberstein created a ceiling whose vibrating colours extend those of the church’s marble walls, in a progression from cold to warm tones. This opening of indigo sky is intended as a dive into deep space, much like his paintings that turn towards the sublime, dedicated to introspection as much as contemplation. Every Michael Biberstein painting has a very strong spiritual dimension. His paintings describe neither a precise place nor a precise landscape. They are, rather, the reflection on inner landscapes. The exhibition presents a selection of seminal paintings by the artist as well as the model of the Santa Isabel Church in Lisbon, with the ceiling painted by Michael Biberstein.

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Marais Space

5 et 7 rue de Saintonge
75 003 Paris – France
T +33 1 42 72 60 42
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opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 7 pm

Solo exhibition "A sky for Michael Biberstein", 2014
Jeanne Bucher Jaeger - Espace Marais
Michael Biberstein, inside view of the model of Santa Isabel Church, Lisbon
Photograph by Rui Semedo da Luz
Michael Biberstein, inside view of the model of Santa Isabel Church, Lisbon
Photograph by Rui Semedo da Luz
Michael Bibestein, Painting for the ceiling of Santa Isabel Church, Lisbon
Photograph by Rui Semedo da Luz
Michael Biberstein, inside view of Santa Isabel Church, Lisbon
Photograph by Rui Semedo da Luz
Michael Biberstein, Cedars, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
102,4 × 126 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Michael Biberstein, Dark Glider, 2004
Acrylic on canvas
106,3 × 98,4 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
Michael Biberstein, HH Accelerator, 2002
Acrylic on canvas
74,8 × 189 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Michael Biberstein, Untitled, 1997
Acrylic on canvas
78,7 × 98,4 in
Michael Biberstein, Untitled, 2009
Ink on paper
11,8 × 9,7 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Michael Biberstein, Purple Haze, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
45,3 × 74,8 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Michael Biberstein, Untitled, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
66,9 × 55,1 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet