*** Opening reception on 04. Mai 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 ***
Figures as Ornaments: bodies that become ornament-like formations, ornamental structures that grow into expressive bodies - animals, humans, intermediate beings. A changing between line, form and a world of figures metaphysically with metaphysical drive.
The exhibition is based on a series of works by the artist Maria Wirth (* 1987 Berlin), which since 2018 has been characterized by the deconstruction and formal distortion of the human and, again and again, animal body in communication with rhythms of ornamental or abstract organic forms. The series is about the moment in which line and form turn into suggestions of movement, impressions of feeling and also synaesthetic characters: it is about becoming Gestalt (form) and dissolution of it. From a philosophical perspective, the workseries is a critical reflection on the unity and consistency of identity and meaning.
As a guest artist we welcome the Iranian Mohsen Tighbakhsh alias Tiba (* 1968 Tehran). His painting grounds are hand-woven carpets mainly from Iran but also from other countries such as Turkey, Greece and North Africa. They bear witness to ancient life forms and, depending on their origin, have special colors, structures, materials and age. Under Tiba's hands, also a master of weaving techniques and virtuoso tattoo artist, spiral-contoured figures emerge on these rare rugs, breaking through the rough, haptic character of the background with colorful radiance and lightness of form. Each motif finds its balance in a combination of figuration and abstraction.
ArtStudio Maria Wirth
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