Marlborough is proud to present Lone Tree, a group exhibition of contemporary work inspired by Romanticism, the sublime and in particular the German painter Caspar David Friedrich.
We have seen lately a significant resurrection of Romanticism in Contemporary Art. Developed in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, early Romanticism challenged the pragmatic rationalization of science over the natural world, insisting instead on a philosophy of human emotion, sensitivity, and an expanded imagination of the sublime.
This exhibition is a starting point from which to explore how notions of the spiritual and the magical alongside the sublime and the romantic, have once again, become important as contemporary artists grapple with the rapid developments that are changing the world as we know it, right before our eyes.
Featured artists include:
Bas Jan Ader, Darren Almond, David Altmejd, Lucas Arruda, Dan Colen, Jay Defeo, Roe Ethridge, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andreas Gursky, Karl Haendel, Anselm Kiefer, Friedrich Kunath, Robert Longo, Paul Pfeiffer, Ed Ruscha, Tomás Sánchez and Guido Van Der Werve