Exhibitions    Grey Matter

01.06.13 to 30.06.13

These conceptual artworks are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By choosing mainly formal solutions, the artist makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times, they seem typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing.

The works are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, clichés and bad jokes. They question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aesthetic appearance of an image. By rejecting an objective truth and global cultural narratives, the works reference post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.

The work urges us to renegotiate conceptual art as being part of a reactive or – at times – autistic medium, commenting on oppressing themes in our contemporary society. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, he creates with daily, recognizable elements, an unprecedented situation in which the viewer is confronted with the conditioning of his own perception and has to reconsider his biased position.

The works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. They challenge the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves.

327-9U by Artist Name

327-9U  2009

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327-8U by Artist Name

327-8U  2013

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327-7U by Artist Name

327-7U  2013

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327-6U by Artist Name

327-6U  2009

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327-5U by Artist Name

327-5U  2009

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327-4U by Artist Name

327-4U  2009

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327-3U by Artist Name

327-3U  2009

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327-2U by Artist Name

327-2U  2009

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327-1U by Artist Name

327-1U  2009

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Cool Gray 8C by Artist Name

Cool Gray 8C  2008

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Cool Gray 7C by Artist Name

Cool Gray 7C  2008

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Cool Gray 6C by Artist Name

Cool Gray 6C  2008

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Cool Gray 5C by Artist Name

Cool Gray 5C  2013

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Cool Gray 4C by Artist Name

Cool Gray 4C  2008

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Cool Gray 3C by Artist Name

Cool Gray 3C  2008

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Cool Gray 2C by Artist Name

Cool Gray 2C  2008

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Cool Gray 1C by Artist Name

Cool Gray 1C  2008

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