by Jean-Hubert Martin
Martin Ramirez, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern and Théo, 3 artists represented by the gallery, have been selected by the curator Jean-Hubert Martin for his exibition Carambolages, presented at the Grand Palais, until the 4th of July 2016.
Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern was born on the German-Russian border and received little education. As a child, accusations of theft and subsequent threatening behavior led to his being sent to a series of reform schools and ultimately to an asylum. These experiences gave him a lifelong hatred of authority. After a number of menial jobs, including time spent in the army, in a circus and as a fortune-teller, Schröder-Sonnenstern became ill, and eventually became bed-ridden. He turned to painting and drawing, having been introduced to art during a short spell in prison at an earlier period in his life. Using coloured pencil over thin washes of paint to achieve depth, Schröder-Sonnenstern[…]