Eröffnung | Opening:
Andreas Koch (Video/Fotografie)
Karsten Konrad (Skulptur)
Pepe Mar (Skulptur)
Andreas Schimanski (Zeichnung)
Alexandra Schlund (Malerei)
Alexander Wagner (Malerei/Zeichnung)
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Am 1. August eröffnet loop - raum für aktuelle kunst die Ausstellung „Refraction“. Mit Arbeiten von Andreas Koch, Karsten Konrad, Pepe Mar, Andreas Schimanski, Alexandra Schlund und Alexander Wagner werden Werke der Galeriekünstler und neue Positionen gezeigt.
loop-- raum für aktuelle kunst is proud to present its new group show, entitled "Refraction.” Featuring works by gallery artists Andreas Koch, Karsten Konrad, and Andreas Schimanski, loop will also showcase Pepe Mar, Alexandra Schlund and Alexander Wagner.
The term “refraction” refers to the process of bending of light when passing from one medium to another. Karsten Konrad's perfectly epitomize this “bending of perception,” where the raw source-material of found objects and furniture is still immediately recognizable even as it is consciously deconstructed and re-shaped into stylized forms. Pepe Mar also utilizes found materials in his work, but their sources are insignificant to their vivid, prismatic colors that create these anthropomorphic forms. Whereas Konrad's sculptures adopt geometric and architectural lines, Mar revels in an anarchist joys in chaos and expression. Although Alexandra Schlund works more figuratively with line and Alexander Wagner examines it empirically, the color surfaces of both of their works are blurred and broken by the power of the geometric line. Only a few, fixed points—a window, a point, or a horizon line—permit the viewer to fleetingly orient himself in the painted landscape before plunging into a flurry of color. By dissolving the usual yardstick of time and arranging and re-arranging space, Andreas Koch's video work fully explores the way that the brain classifies, receives, and refracts image information. However, Andreas Schimanski approaches the term word by word. Fine, hard lines and intensive color fields coalesce, only to break apart. But through these lines, color fields, cutouts and details, there is play, spontaneity, and infinitive imaginative possibilities.