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Jay Gard

Jay Gard - New Positions - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2022
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Jay Gard - New Positions - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2022

Jay Gard - Sanssouci - Transformale Potsdam - Rechenzentrum Kunst- und Kreativhaus - Potsdam 2020
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Jay Gard - Sanssouci - Transformale Potsdam - Rechenzentrum Kunst- und Kreativhaus - Potsdam 2020

Jay Gard - We Built This City - Installation view - IG-Metall Haus - Berlin 2020
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Jay Gard - We Built This City - Installation view - IG-Metall Haus - Berlin 2020

Jay Gard - We Built This City - Installation view - IG-Metall Haus - Berlin 2020
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Jay Gard - We Built This City - Installation view - IG-Metall Haus - Berlin 2020

Jay Gard - Møbel - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2020
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Jay Gard - Møbel - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2020

Jay Gard - Møbel - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2020
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Jay Gard - Møbel - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2020

Jay Gard - Farbkreis Gabriele - eins energie sachsen - Chemnitz 2021
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Jay Gard - Farbkreis Gabriele - eins energie sachsen - Chemnitz 2021

Jay Gard - Colors - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2018
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Jay Gard - Colors - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2018

Jay Gard - Zeichen unter Zeichen - Installation view - Sexauer Gallery - Berlin 2017
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Jay Gard - Zeichen unter Zeichen - Installation view - Sexauer Gallery - Berlin 2017



Jay Gard constructs works whose visual language combine aesthetics and rationality. His expression is dominated by strict geometrical shapes. Here are no coincidences, rather a calculated and conceptualized expression. Industrial materials such as wood, steel and plywood are basic elements of the works, whose surfaces are painted in industrial colours or carries traces of calculations of angles and dimensions.

His works relate to our communication saturated contemporary society. Their clear design become an iconography of the signs and graphic expressions, that we are bombarded with every day. In a split second, we need to intercept a visual message while we are racing on. The concept must therefore be clear and precise for it to settle in us. With the exhibition making things makes us human the communication becomes a sense of clarity and beauty through the concrete and the rational.

The works refer to Constructivism, with pioneers like Aleksandr Rodtjenko, Bauhaus and De Stijl. Here the geometric shapes were used to prioritize the rational and objective. The movement sought to combine art, architecture and design.

Gard's works represent the junction between the rational and the beautiful. In spite of the industrial materials used, a beautiful coherence arises from the juxtaposition of the materials. A symmetry and visual balance is created despite, the coarse materials.

Jay Gard (f. 1984 i Halle) lives and works in Berlin. He is a graduate from Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst i Leipzig, 2011 and Hochschule für Kunst und Design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, 2006. Jay Gard has solo exhibited at Museum Günzenhauser (DE), Jonas Mekas Visual Art Center (LT), KanyaKage (DE), Half Gallery (US), Sexauer (DE), Gether Contemporary (DK), Galerie Oelfrüh Cabinet (DE) among other, and he has participated in group exhibitions at Kunstverein Montez (DE), Bauhaus Museum (DE), Alexander Ochs (DE), BW Foundation Herbert Quand (DE), JG Gallery (UK), Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer (A), Axel Obiger Galerie (DE), Schau Fenster (DE). Recent publications include the artist monograph "Jay Gard: Form und Farbe” and "Zeichen unter Zeichen". The works of Jay Gard can be experienced at Bauhaus Museum and is acquired by Ny Carlsberg Fondet.

Selected Exhibitions & Projects

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Jay Gard

Born 1984, Halle, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin

Education

Hochschule für Kunst und Design Burg Giebichenstein / Halle

Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst / Leipzig

Selected solo exhibitions:

2022

Through the Gard-Glass, KanyaKage, Berlin, DE

2021

‘Curves’ at Warte für Kunst, Kassel, DE

‘Circles’ at Grimmwelt, Kassel, DE

2020

‘We Built this City’ at IG-Metall Haus presented by Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, DE

‘Møbel’ at Gether Contemporary, DK

2019

March 2019 Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnnitz

2018

Colors, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen

2017

“Zeichen unter Zeichen” Sexauer Gallery, Berlin

“It’s the Frame Not the Painting” Jonas-Mekas-Visual-Art-Center, Vilnius

2016

making things makes us human, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen

2015

Wrong History, Sexauer, Berlin

Jay Gard, Galerie Oel-Früh Cabinet, Hamburg

2014

Everybody’s Moving, Galerie B2, Leipzig

2013

Jay Gard, Sexauer, Berlin

we make it, Berlin

J.G.P.C. – The Jay Gard Picture Collection

2011

Universal Cube, Leipzig

FunHouse

2010

Salon Zitala, Leipzig

VEGA Collection #1

2008

Hammertime, UFO Galerie, Halle / Saale

Double Gard, Half Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022

Group exhibition ‘New Positions’ at Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2021

Gods and Monsters, Kunstverein Montez, Frankfurt, DE

Der kürzere Weg durch die Wand, Atelierhaus Fritz Bornstück, Altfriedland

Bei uns. Bei euch!, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin DE

2020

Group show, Schlossgut Schwante, Skulpturenpark Schlossgut Schwante, Oberkrämer, DE

Group show, Transformale Potsdam, Rechenzentrum Kunst- und Kreativhaus, Potsdam, DE

Planet B, BMW Foundation Herbert Quand, Berlin

2019

‘Überdruck’, Druckwerkstatt des bbk Berlin, DE

‘Salon Hansa: InterINTIMES_AutoPORTRAIT’, Lachenmann Art, Frankfurt am Main, DE

‘Coming Home’ at Galerie Borssenanger, Chemnitz, DE

‘Habitat’ at JGM Gallery, London, UK

‘Frame / ing’ at Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin, DE

‘Galerie Kandlhofer | Sculpture Garden’ at Galerie Kandlhofer, Klosterneuburg, AT

‘Die Zukunft Ist Das Neue Ding’ at Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle, DE

‘Il est temps de s’enivrer | Zeit, sich zu berauschen’ at Bamhaus, Luxembourg

‘Looking For Dick’ at SCHAU FENSTER, Berlin, DE

‘All Out’ at Kwadrat, Berlin, DE

2018

‘Melting Point’, double solo with Michelle Jezierski, Kunst und Denker, Düsseldorf

‘demi-gros’, Safe Gallery at les Valseuses, Berlin, Germany

‘Ein Turm von Unmöglichkeiten’ König Galerie, Berlin

‘Ave Magazine #2’ Kunstraum SUPER, Wien

“Hunters & Collectors” Wunderkammer Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

2017

“La Table ronde” DISKURS Berlin, Berlin

“Skulpturen Triennale Bingen 2017 – Nah und Fern” Bingen am Rhein

“MEGABOCK” Uferhallen Wedding, Berlin

“lower color” Botschaft, Uferhallen Wedding, Berlin

“Golden Ass” Laden für Nichts, Leipzig

“Art Rotterdam” Open Air Section, Netherlands

“SMALL” – an exploration of miniature, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin

“Art Herning” Gether Contemporary, Herning

2016

“Salon der Gegenwart”, Hamburg

“The Shape Of Things To Come” Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen

“Große Pläne” art in public, Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau

“Lithomania”, Schaufenster, Berlin

2015

Arcadia Unbound, Funkhaus, Berlin

c_d_s, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

Schlaraffenland, Hilbertraum, Berlin

Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014

Museum Marta Herford, Herford

Booster Art.Sound.Machine.

2013

Nietenblätter

2012

Neuzugänge zeitgenössischer Kunst im Kunstfonds, Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund, Berlin

WinWin, Halle 14, Leipzig

2011

Grassimesse, Grassimuseum, Leipzig

VEGA Collection #2, Unicredit Kunstraum, München

2010

Verwohnung, Galerie Emmanuel Post, Leipzig

2009

Décohérence, Sortie d‘Artistes, Rennes, France

2008

Wore, Jack The Pelican Presents, New York

Art Fairs

2019

Vienna Contemporary, Sexauer booth, Austria

Art Brussels, Sexauer booth, Brussels, Belgium

Art Rotterdam, Sexauer booth, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Art Herning, Gether Contemporary booth, Herning, Denmark

2018

Art Berlin” Sexauer booth, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin

Biennale Ansbach Contemporary, Gotische Halle, Ansbach

2017

Art Rotterdam, Open Air Section, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Art Herning” Gether Contemporary, Herning, Denmark

Awards and residencies

2019

Bauhaus Dessau Artist Residency, 100 years Bauhaus

Art Grant, Kunstfonds Foundation Bonn

Exhibition support for “Gabriele” by KdFS (Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen)

2017

Exhibition support for “It’s the Frame Not the Painting” by Goethe-Institut-Litauen

2016

Artist in Residence, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy, Lithuania