Gideon Kiefer

The Hiding



Pigment print, paint and pencil on multiplex

60,5 x 41 cm

Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

Includes a copy of Gideon Kiefer's publication I’m Lost In A Forest

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about this work

Gideon Kiefer’s edition is a real-size facsimile of a painting he created for a new series that will be presented at his solo exhibition in Poland this fall. In this series, the blowpipe is central theme —along with the artist’s childhood memories of it in forests around his childhood home in Neerpelt.

Using a completely new process, Kiefer’s painting was scanned in 3D, after which a relief print of the painting was printed on a multiplex board. The artist first hand-painted the edges of the boards bright yellow (and made some stains in the process), and after printing, he hand-wrote the text “I dropped all my gear, even the stuff that kept me warm, and started climbing the bare tree. It was no use” on each image. Each work is unique, and almost indistinguishable from the original painting.

about Gideon Kiefer

In his drawing and paintings, Gideon Kiefer creates a very distinctive universe filled with intimate and peculiar scenes. These images are a symbiosis of reality and the imaginary, based on the artist’s childhood memories growing up in the rural countryside – and his distrust towards the accuracy of these memories.

Kiefer often shuns traditional supports, opting instead for the interior of old bookcovers for this drawings and multiplex panels for his paintings. The images he creates are generally composed of various elements such as hyperrealisticly painted or drawn details, handewritten text, gemetrical shapes and flashes of fluo colours. The scenes he depict balance between his own intimate memories – going back to his childhood in de forests, fields and nature around Neerpelt – and a more poetically expressed critical reflections on social issues and the current state of the world.

Gideon Kiefer has shown his work internationally, with exhibitions at Be-Part, Kortrijk; Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp; UNC Gallery, Seoul; Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent; De Warande, Turnhout; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle; De Garage, Mechelen; GUM, Ghent; KMSK, Brussels, and C-Mine, Genk.


Gideon Kiefer is represented by the following galleries;
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Barbé, Ghent

Martin Kudlek, Cologne


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