until 01.06.| #3868ARTatBerlin | DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM presents on 28. April 2023 the exhibition “Anxiety of Subimago” of the artist Andrej Dúbravský.
Titled Anxiety of Subimago, the exhibition opens on the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin, Friday, April 28, 2023 and is on view through July 1, 2023. The exhibition is open for previews beginning on Wednesday, April 26, and continuing through Friday, April 28, from 11 AM to 6 PM.
Dúbravský presents an empathetic yet critical study of the environment and its progressing devastation. The Anxiety of Subimago points to an unresolved tension between humankind and nature, resulting in frustrating restlessness akin to an adolescent subimago state—a winged preadult life stage of the delicate-looking mayfly. Over a layered wall, an installation of molted studio canvases, Dúbravský presents a series of new large-format acrylic paintings on canvas with sweaty renderings of huddled running bodies paired with deserted landscapes and small-format portraits of pollinating bees and insects in varying states of metamorphosis.
“At his most painterly, his outlines bleed into body, and the borders between expression and accident blur. Some of his compositions teeter right on the precipice of falling apart, held together ‘just so’ by only the most lightly worn technique, and an eye that knows an awful lot about the historical canon. The latter has seen enough to know that the nature of the pictorial imaginary is always in flux. In their many-coloured coolness, Dúbravský’s figures are contemporary subjects.”
Excerpt from Andrej Dúbravský, Naturist by Nadim Samman, Last Party for Diversity, Museum Bensheim, 2022
Opening: Friday, 28. April 2023, 6 pm until 9 pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, 28. April until Thursday, 01. June 2023To the Gallery
Image caption: © Andrej Dúbravský, Courtesy DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin. Photo, Dorota Jedinakova
Exhibition Andrej Dúbravský – Anxiety of Subimago – DITTRICH + SCHLECHTRIEM | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin