Graphic violence and painterly bliss
Ewoud van Rijn, Sebastian Gögel , Peter Feiler
22/03/2013 - 23/04/2013
Profiel pagina kunstenaar / Profile page artist: Ewoud van Rijn, Sebastian Gögel, Peter Feiler
ZIC ZERP Galerie is pleased to announce the group exhibition of new works by three young international artists Peter Feiler, Sebastian Gögel and Ewoud van Rijn. The presentation will include pencil, crayon and ink drawings and paintings.
During Rotterdam Art Week the Gallery is open.
Ewoud van Rijn regards the image space of his often large scale and overwrought images as a metaphorical and fictional space that simultaneously positions itself within, beyond, aside and in front of everyday reality. It’s content is fuelled by the ever recurring discussion on the end of art and the death of painting in particular, which is taken as a metaphor for today's cultural and moral state of affairs.
Ewoud van Rijn (1967, The Hague, Netherlands) lives and works in Rotterdam. Collections o.a.Robert Berman, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Museum Jan Cunen, Siemens, Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs, Coll. Brown-Verstegen,
Peter Feiler focuses on nothing less than the downfall of mankind. The inclination to experiment and the many layers revealed in his works open them to many interpretations that do have one conclusion in common: the rottenness of men will eventually lead them into their own doom. The plethora of miscellaneous subjects, ranging from elaborate new universes to the depiction of orgiastic self-destruction and on to a casual criticism of today’s highly intellectualized egomania which he raises like a whirlwind in his drawings, all center on the main theme: the abysses in human existence.
Peter Feiler (1981, Halle an der Saale, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Collections o.a. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, CCA Andratx, The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Coll. Brown-Verstegen, JoMo Art Collection, Djurhuus Collection, Collection Jean Pigozzi, Sammlung Olbricht,
Sebastian Gögel’s paintings, drawings and sculptures draw the observer into a giddying journey through a panoptic labyrinth of the human psyche. One reflexively halts to study these drastic scenarios, bloodthirsty ambushes and grimacing protagonists, fascinated by their ruthless precision and terrible beauty. Gögel sees the picture plane (canvas or paper) as a membrane upon which inwardness and external reality collide, mutually interchanging in unique images analogous to alchemical transfigurations. It is with an idiosyncratic sense of humour that Gögel employs the amorphousness and suety slipperiness of paint, the corrosive fluidity of molten metal and the unwieldy facticity of everyday plywood in order to create ambivalent representations of a universal struggle toward form. The viewer feels the strong urge to laugh out loud, but has difficulties doing so.
Sebastian Gögel (1978, Sonneberg / Thuringia, Germany) lives and works in Leipzig. Collections o.a. Arario Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Coll. Brown-Verstegen, Sammlung Hildebrand, Zabludowicz Art Trust