06 - 12 September 2011
Galerie Thomas Craemer, Temporary Showroom
With: Malte Brants - Achim Horn - Sibylle Jazra - Steffen Kasperavicius - Benny Nero - Nicolas Manenti - Matthias Pabsch
In its first official work show in Berlin, "Prospektiven", Galerie Thomas Craemer shows seven artistic positions, the focus of which is far from heroism and scandals. Rather, the works convey a dystopia and distance to a contemporary ideal society, which is expressed through poetic narration, reduction, anti-heroic irony or manic processes.
The artists lead a believable art discourse in their multimedia works, between being an "emerging artist" and an "everyday person".
Steffen Kasperavicius and his fictional counterpart Achim Horn, for example, bridge the relationship between "laboratory art" and audience through pop-cultural and art historical parodies and experimental disappointment, while Benny Nero uses current political topics to illustrate the horror between the media environment and the loss of meaning of any ideology to represent.
Nicolas Manenti stages an escape from reality through absurd installation and drawing situations as well as through the process and documentation of laborious, manic activities, whereas Malte Brants represents his ascetic position of drawing. Quasi-monochrome shades of gray only gain abstract and figurative details through patience and closeness, whereby they concretize ad hoc to a pessimistic image of society.
Sibylle Jazra painterly and objectively creates poetic landscapes using symbolic artifacts and symbols that, like ironic, narrative notes, formulate absurd commands to the viewer.
In contrast, Matthias Pabsch reduced the language of his artistic medium to its smallest significant element. After a grinding process, only traces of painting and layers of matter remain visible on the image carrier as the basic principle of photography: light and shadow. He transposes this construction of illusory signs into the real world through poetic, architectural structures and model reinterpretations of materials.