26 February 2016 - 23 April 2016
Opening Thursday, 25 February 2016, 6:00 pm
Yes, the metallic colors are placed over them, silver, gold, iridescent gold. The encrusted and embossed 3D surfaces of the images are made up. Lipstick touches the earth, makes up the broken continent. Shimmering ham, thick skin. There are rocailles, rosettes; over there are fragments of the spine, skeleton fragments, viscera. Muschelkalk covered in oil, coral reefs, magma, an opal, still uncut.
Now I see rainbow effects like those on the reflective surface of DVDs.
cave purple / force green
iron green / cargo khaki / golden loden / medium mint
deep burgundy / hyper punch / team red / action red
silver wing / hyper grape / hyper jade / pure platinum
baroque brown / flat opal / ale brown / red clay
umber / court purple / flat gold / hyper jade
sail / neutral grey / laser blue / black
wolf grey / white / anthracite / infrared
light ash / light ash grey / copper flies
ivory / metallic gold / metallic silver / black
gridiron / pink
black / volt / anthracite / metallic silver
black reptile / black
(NIKE sneaker color-codes 2014)
Purple, purple dust, urban haze. Purple rain, kings and queens. Dolce & Gabbana knights, blood diamonds!
I can smell the fog, and I feel — a fine dome of vapor above me — vertigo, delirium, and I am finally aware, caught in the process of dissolution :
It’s not the end of time, but the beginning!
“This is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all.” (Crowley)
These paintings are hybrids. They sway between the seasonal cycles of fashion and art, the fashions of art, in art.
Threads applied like braids and then dyed. They look like cornrows ! Their repetitive and labyrinthine structures are similar to cerebral gyri that sit outside the skull, affixed right there.
I see calligraphy, I see tattoos, the color of skin and tattoos, I see ink, grills, chased, embossed leather.
And suddenly a great deal more as well: prints, all-over prints, mesh fabrics, cut-outs, images of microscopic bacteria, digital effects and filters!
THEY ARE CONSUMER SURFACES : THE SURFACES OF CONSUMPTION. THE BODY-BECOME-PRODUCT OF CONSUMPTION.
Let it slowly melt on your tongue!
Barbara Buchmaier and Christine Woditschka
From: I INSPIRE A LOT OF PEOPLE. Poison Is Everywhere, in: Dominik Sittig. Die Anwesenden Eltern (exhibition catalogue, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, 6.3. – 25.5.2015), Heinrich Dietz (ed.), translation by Brian Currid, Berlin 2015, p. 124-126.