13.01.2022 - 19.03.2022
In his vividly coloured works, Sebastian Maas creates corresponding pictorial realities that function as moments of encounter between history and the present, questioning each other in an interplay. 'About a Horse and a Bird' challenges the viewer to orientate him- or herself in the utopian colour spaces of the compositions and to take a position. Maas lets us encounter both historical references and contemporary figures and objects in his partly allegorical scenes. Eventually, his works confront us with the necessity of categorising what we see on the basis of traditional visual habits and symbols. As a counter-draft to already established schemes of interpretation, Sebastian Maas undertakes the recontextualisation of his actors without forcing a particular reading.
Eunji Seo's works appear – still and orderly – on large, monochrome canvases that open up architectural scope through their expansive appearance. With her language of line and space, systematized through almost obsessive repetition – and provided with the liberating moment of chance – Seo releases her compositions from their semiotic obligation. In her paintings, Eunji Seo contrasts the supposed uniformity of her perfectionist formal structure with the minimal irregularities of her own nucleus: the line. Her artistic approach can be understood as a balancing act between conformity and individuality. It is an attempt to create a balance in a cycle without a designated beginning and endpoint.
This volume is published on the occasion of the exhibition Martin Werthmann - CATASTROPHE AS SPACE at HELDENREIZER Contemporary, Munich
Andrew Berardini, Sandra Diefenthaler, Hubertus Günther, Norman Rosenthal, Barbara J. Scheuermann und Marcus Trautner
24 × 28 cm, 168 p., 88 illustrations, hardcover
Published by HIRMER Publishers
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