until 18.01. | #2289ARTatBerlin | Köppe Contemporary presents from November 30, 2018 the exhibition Black Nymphéas by the artist Arno Bojak.
Arno Bojak, born 1974 in Wuppertal, studied painting from 1994 to 2000 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Prof. Markus Lüpertz. His paintings are based on careful observations of everyday life and contemporary events.
The central theme of the artist’s work, who has been living in Berlin since 2001, is the human image. He has also retained this focus in his new series of pictures created in 2018.
Bojak’s paintings are created from a mix of references – to art history, literature, fairy tales, legends and children’s book illustrations, comics or the genre of fantastic film. As in earlier pictures, children are often depicted. Child figures have always functioned as archetypes in Bojak’s work. They represent for the human species.
It is noticeable that the images of man have changed in the most recent works. It is no longer the busy cool kids and insidious little monsters that are depicted in the childish milieu, but adolescents in adolescence. The figures have thus become quite unmistakably older. But it’s still about themes that we know from Bojak’s earlier pictures – power, love and role-playing.
As far as the formal construction of the new pictures is concerned, they fascinate with their extreme dynamics as well as with their complicated and irritating perspectives. Thus the effect of the pictures is dramatically increased. Everything is in motion, turbulences dominate the compositions. Everything is exposed to centrifugal forces. People, objects, natural things – everything is shaken and deformed as if by powerful gravity, and disappears as if in the eye of a hurricane.
André Lindhorst, 2018
Vernissage: Thursday, 29th November 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Exhibition period: Friday, 30th November – Friday, 18th January 2019
Image caption cover image: Spaghettisierung am Pool, 150 x 250 cm, Acryl auf Nessel, 2018
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