What will happen if you transfer minimalist pictures to India and show them to local spiritual leaders asking them for a commentary? How „else“ can you look at the discarded set pieces from a regional theatre and what is the extent of abstraction in a specific representation of a tree? What will arise if you sew a piece of old linen into a new picture and the painting is also in the place where nothing is painted?
The exhibition of three artists who – each along their own line – follow the link between the objectless representation and its materialisation in real time and space. Abstract images do not rise from nothing and the void in an image is only a different form of repletion. The process of seeing, the relationship between us and a static picture/object is not constant. Demeter, Novotný and Walkowiak show that art is always transfer and doubts in its interpretation are integral part of the road to knowledge and aesthetic experience.
Being material in the more and more virtual world. Perceiving your body in the constellation space-me-picture-object. Observing texture and irregularities of the painting, handwork. Exposing oneself to the exciting sensation that this is where the comfortable zone ends and where the discovery of meanings in the gaps begins. Hybrid formats full of historical connotations attached in the absolute presence.
Text by Gabriela Kisová, the curator of the exhibition
František Demeter (*1975, Trebišov, CSSR), lives and works in Bratislava. He presented his work in the Krokus Gallery in 2014 in the form of the solo exhibition NIE ÁNO NIE. Selected exhibitions: New Synagogue Žilina (2016), Central Slovakia Gallery Banská Bystrica (2016), Dig Gallery Košice (2015), SPZ Prague (2014).
Jaromír Novotný (*1974, Český Brod, CSSR), lives and works near Prague. It will be the first presentation of his works in Bratislava. Selected exhibitions: hunt kastner Prague (2017), Georg Kargl Wien (2016), Fotogalerie Wien (2016), PLATO Ostrava (2015).
Kay Walkowiak (*1980, Salzburg, AT), lives and works in Vienna. The Krokus Gallery saw him for the first time in 2013 with his exhibition entitled Transtone. Selected exhibitions: Galerie im Turm Berlin (2017), MAK Wien (2016), Haus Wittgenstein Wien (2016), Kunsthalle Krems (2015).
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