until 25.11. | #4055ARTatBerlin | Galerie mutare shows from 13 October 2023 the exhibition Emergent Landscapes with painting and sculpture by the artists Hans Hoge and Manfred Fuchs and an exhibition in the Undercover Showroom with painting by the artist Achim Mogge, accompanied by further light objects by Hans Hoge.
Sculptures made of concrete, iron and glass, shadowy representations of environments and the beauty of industrial landscapes, presented through different surprising variations of representation. Emergent landscapes – made visible by Hans Hoge, Manfred Fuchs and Achim Mogge. The mutare gallery dedicates its upcoming exhibition to the works of three different artists.
Hans Hoge, former master student of Tony Cragg, creates sculptures for indoor and outdoor spaces in small and large formats. He uses different materials such as glass, polystyrene, bronze, concrete or aluminium. For him, sculpture as a three-dimensional medium means creating several perspectives, extended by a fourth reference level: time, made visible by light and electromechanics. In doing so, Hoge seeks to combine the figurative East German tradition with the experiments and abstractions of Western art, the German “ideal” cultural landscape with industrial plants, intuitive observation with rational understanding, the individual with the communal. An artist with many years of experience in sculpture and object art presents some of his latest works in this exhibition. For himself, the exhibits in this exhibition are now finding their way to each other, despite in some cases a long and complex history of creation. Hoge himself says: “I was able to tie up some loose ends from different stages. After personal upheavals, previously open questions are now being clarified. A series of temporary and partly fragile projects are followed by more permanent objects with the present exhibition. In the process, some of the previously tested experimental strategies have been incorporated into the creative process.”
Manfred Fuchs, Mittag, 2023, Egg tempera, oil on canvas, 170 x 150 cm
Manfred Fuchs’ paintings are reminiscent of Claude Monet in their colour modulation. Fuchs does not use the network of colour dots and strokes characteristic of Impressionism, but a two-dimensional glazing technique in egg tempera into which he incorporates brush and charcoal drawings. Forms are delicately hinted at or lightly outlined. In Manfred Fuchs’ work, landscape is generally not painted in a realistic style. For a long time, he defined landscape in his works in connection with technical systems and thematised material cycles in which man has intervened destructively. In many drawings and works on paper, the artist, who was also trained as an engineer, devoted himself in a socially critical manner to the preservation or reclamation of the natural habitat for humans and animals, because man has destroyed many things irretrievably. Manfred Fuchs thus devised visions of use for new plant species, symbolic of new resources. He increased a spectrum of possibilities of future reality to the absurd and staged attempts at solutions in his pictures, how the dilemma of environmental destruction could be countered. In his new works, the artist omits human intervention. Only the love of nature comes into focus. The depths of the
The depths of the untouched lakes in the Uckermark hold something mysterious that fascinates the painter.
Achim Mogge, Teufelsberg, Egg tempera, 120 x 180 cm
Works by Achim Mogge are exhibited in the gallery’s Undercover Showroom. With his pictures, he wants to lead the viewer to new perspectives on the traces of industrial culture. These traces consist, on the one hand, in the aesthetics of the technical constructions and, on the other, in the traces that people have created or left behind through their everyday work. The massive contrasts with the filigree. Oxidation gives the production facilities velvety rusty surfaces that resemble abstract images. To make the transformation visible, he uses medieval egg tempera, as well as pigments partly made by himself from volcanic earths and the rust of the depicted objects. Mogge breathes new life onto the canvas with precision. His work combines artistic vision and technical finesse.
Light objects by Hans Hoge also complement the exhibition in the Undercover Showroom.
Hans Hoge, born in Dresden in 1968, grew up on the island of Rügen. From 1988 to 1991 he studied physics at the university in Halle an der Saale, and from 1994 to 1999 sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where he was a master student of Tony Cragg. From 2000 to 2006 Hoge lived as a freelance artist in Quedlinburg (Saxony-Anhalt), then in Wuppertal (North Rhine-Westphalia), where he was attracted by the “Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden” initiated by Cragg. Since 2023 he has been active in Putbus on the island of Rügen. Hoge’s works have been shown at German exhibitions since 2002. In 2019, he took part in the Festival de Esculturas in Rio de Janeiro.
Manfred Fuchs, born in Kassel in 1961, studied at the Technical University of Berlin after leaving school and graduated with a degree in environmental engineering. At the same time he studied fine arts at the HDK in Berlin under the guidance of K. Oppermann and W. Stöhrer and graduated as a master student in 1993. In 1993 he received the sponsorship award of the Darmstadt Secession. Manfred Fuchs’ works have been shown in national and international exhibitions. His works have been shown at fairs such as Art Cologne, Art Zürich and Art Frankfurt.
Achim Mogge, born in Hanover in 1954, first studied business administration at the University of Münster, followed by a professional career in banks, since 1984 in Berlin. Since the 1970s, he has undertaken study trips through Europe, the USA, Mexico and Africa. 1988-1989 he studied art history/architecture at the Lessing Hochschule, 2012 he completed a certification course painting and material technique for fine arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin, 2012-2016 followed a training in painting by Prof. Angelika Margull. His works have been shown in national and international exhibitions.
Opening: Friday, 13 October 2023, 5 – 8 pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, 13 October 2023 until Wednesday, 25 November 2023To the gallery
Image caption: Hans Hoge, courtesy of Galerie Mutare
Exhibition Hans Hoge + Manfred Fuchs + Achim Mogge – Galerie Mutare | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin