until 16.12. | #4057ARTatBerlin | Jarmuschek + Partner shows from 14. October 2023 the exhibition Children & Flowers by the Irish artist David Eager Maher.
In his latest works, David Eager Maher once again masterfully combines sensitive figure drawings and high-contrast, abstracting paintings of a characteristic colour palette on collaged papers paintings in his characteristic colour palette. For the first time, the artist has placed specially created text passages under his surreal spaces and dreamlike scenes, which always balance between nature and man. These text passages develop a mysterious but narratively ambiguous relationship to the picture and open up a new field of tension full of secrets and associations for the viewer. The end of the world and renewal, reality and fantasy, dystopia and utopia seem to merge in this demanding and impressive series of works.
Art historian and former director of the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin, John Hutchinson, has related the new works to their contemporary context:
[…] It is against this background of unease and disturbance that contemporary art is shaped and defined, and David Eager Maher’s complex paintings reflect the collapse of cultural certainties and conventional social narratives. Nevertheless, there is tenuous but stubborn coherence in his visual stories and theatrical mise-en-scènes; their disparate elements are held together by imagination and a faint sense of hope, connections that may be obscure to the viewer but are surely felt by the artist. They are positioned somewhere between the past and the future. […] The entire text Distant Fires can already be read HERE on the gallery’s website.
Opening: Saturday, 14 October 2023 from 2 to 6 pm. The artist will be present.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 14 October 2023 – Saturday, 25 November 2023 – ATTENTION: extended until Saturday, 16 December 2023To the gallery
Image caption: David Eager Maher, Partition, 2023 ,Oil, watercolour and collage on paper, 42 x 29,7 cm
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