IN(TENSION)
19 May - 7 July 2019, viewing by appointment

Pablo Bronstein, Heidi Bucher, Rachel Whiteread.

DE LEÓN is delighted to be showing the work of three international artists, Pablo Bronstein, Heidi Bucher and Rachel Whiteread. The exhibition unpeels the domestic, architectural and urban environment and explores the inherent tension between space and place, and the imagined membrane separating positive and negative space. All of these artists exploit the language of architecture, however the media used as well as their intent differs. They act as cultural archaeologists as they uncover and preserve layers of meaning in the impermanent and often overlooked built environment. The human experience of architecture is recorded, translated and conveyed using a wide variety of materials - such as the latex and mother of pearl skins of Heidi Bucher, the concrete, resin and steel sculptures of Rachel Whiteread and the intricate pen, ink and watercolour drawings of Pablo Bronstein. Read more >


Installation images

Installation view - Pablo Bronstein, Heidi Bucher

Installation view - Pablo Bronstein, Heidi Bucher

 
P­ablo Bronstein,     Hollow Renaissance Edifice , 2016, 159 x 70 x 54 cm, Plinth 60 x 90 x 74 cm, computer generated print on acid free cotton paper, MDF, plywood

P­ablo Bronstein, Hollow Renaissance Edifice, 2016, 159 x 70 x 54 cm, Plinth 60 x 90 x 74 cm, computer generated print on acid free cotton paper, MDF, plywood

 
 
Heidi Bucher,   Obermühle (Ahnenhaus) , 1980, latex, cotton, 60 x 62 cm

Heidi Bucher, Obermühle (Ahnenhaus), 1980, latex, cotton, 60 x 62 cm

 
Installation view - Pablo Bronstein, Rachel Whiteread

Installation view - Pablo Bronstein, Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread,   Untitled (Black Books) , 1997, Black pigmented plastic and steel, 30 x 101 x 23 cm, edition of 10

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Black Books), 1997, Black pigmented plastic and steel, 30 x 101 x 23 cm, edition of 10

Rachel Whiteread ,   House (Rachel Whiteread 3b) , London, 1993, photographed by John Davies Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper archival processed, 110 x 140 cm, edition of 3

Rachel Whiteread , House (Rachel Whiteread 3b), London, 1993, photographed by John Davies
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper archival processed, 110 x 140 cm, edition of 3

Installation view - Pablo Bronstein

Installation view - Pablo Bronstein

 
P­ablo Bronstein,   28 Old Town, SW4 , 2017, Ink on paper, artist’s frame, 42.5 x 34 x 2.5 cm

P­ablo Bronstein, 28 Old Town, SW4, 2017, Ink on paper, artist’s frame, 42.5 x 34 x 2.5 cm

 
 
P­ablo Bronstein,     118-124 Duckett Street, E1 , 2017, Ink on paper, artist’s frame, 42.5 x 34 x 2.5 cm

P­ablo Bronstein, 118-124 Duckett Street, E1, 2017, Ink on paper, artist’s frame, 42.5 x 34 x 2.5 cm

P­ablo Bronstein,     Dufours Place, W1 , Ink on paper, artist’s frame, 2017, 42.5 x 34 x 2.5 cm,

P­ablo Bronstein, Dufours Place, W1, Ink on paper, artist’s frame, 2017, 42.5 x 34 x 2.5 cm,

P­ablo Bronstein,   Old Farm Road, Hampton, TW12 , 2017, Ink on paper, artist’s frame, 42.5 x 34 x 2.5 cm

P­ablo Bronstein, Old Farm Road, Hampton, TW12, 2017, Ink on paper, artist’s frame, 42.5 x 34 x 2.5 cm

 
Installation view - Heidi Bucher, still from  Bellevue , 1990, Kreuzlingen

Installation view - Heidi Bucher, still from Bellevue, 1990, Kreuzlingen

Heidi Bucher,   Balcony of the Palacio Ico, Teguise, Lanzarote,  1990, Latex, cotton c. 132 x 215 cm


Heidi Bucher, Balcony of the Palacio Ico, Teguise, Lanzarote, 1990, Latex, cotton c. 132 x 215 cm

Installation view - Heidi Bucher, Pablo Bronstein

Installation view - Heidi Bucher, Pablo Bronstein

 
Heidi Bucher ,    Bodenhaut Borg , 1976, Caoutchuc skin and mother-of-pearl, 53 x 29 cm

Heidi Bucher, Bodenhaut Borg, 1976, Caoutchuc skin and mother-of-pearl, 53 x 29 cm

P­ablo Bronstein,   Mannerist Assemblage with fragments from an Alberti structure - Temple of Furies , 2015, Ink and watercolour on paper, artist’s frame, 74.5 x 59.8 cm

P­ablo Bronstein, Mannerist Assemblage with fragments from an Alberti structure - Temple of Furies, 2015, Ink and watercolour on paper, artist’s frame, 74.5 x 59.8 cm

P­ablo Bronstein,  T ea Urn on Architectural Support II , 2017, Frame size: 66 x 55 cm,  Hand ground etching, hand-coloured with ultra blue and violet ink on Fabriano Tiepolo 280 gsm paper

P­ablo Bronstein, Tea Urn on Architectural Support II, 2017, Frame size: 66 x 55 cm,

Hand ground etching, hand-coloured with ultra blue and violet ink on Fabriano Tiepolo 280 gsm paper