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gb agency and galeria jaqueline martins present: Paul Heintz

Solo show
galeria jaqueline martins, Brussels
April 15 - May 27, 2023

gb agency is delighted to accept the invitation of galeria jaqueline martins and show at their Boiler Room space in Brussels, where we will feature works from Paul Heintz’ project Shānzhài Screens.

All-day opening
Saturday April 15, from 12 - 6 pm

April 15 - May 27, 2023
Tuesday to Friday, 2 - 6:30 pm
Saturday, 12 - 6 pm

galeria jaqueline martins
Rue aux Laines, 14
1000 – Brussels

Paul Heintz develops a body of work based on film and video that oscillates between documentary and fiction, and in which a sense of realism is introduced by the characters or actors themselves. Without imposing predefined readings, the artist weaves stories into open narratives around societal issues. Relationships to authority and submission to power are recurring themes in his work, which is characterized by a distanced and poetic approach.

In the suburbs of Shenzhen, the Dafen Oil Painting Village is renowned for its peculiar industry: that of the replica of paintings. In order to understand what art represents for the copyist artists working there, Paul Heintz begins in 2017 a correspondence made of paintings and drawings with one of them, Wang Shiping. Alongside these exchanges, he also developed a visual production around three lines: the actual correspondence, a film and a series of “para-paintings”. These three lines result in the project Shānzhài Screens (literally “copied screens”).


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