until 06.04. | #2383ARTatBerlin | EIGEN + ART Lab currently presents the exhibition Hundred liters of diet ink with works by the artist Igor Hosnedl.
Igor Hosnedl’s creatures are bred in test tubes and greenhouses – preferably without sugar, long lasting, but not without additives.
Poster-sized pictures with floral patterns and glossy surfaces, pastel-coloured side tables with funnel-shaped vases and cut flowers form a clinical synthesis of the arts.
On closer inspection, however, the perfect surfaces have sharp incisions and erosions, and like the half bulb painted in the manner of the Old Masters, they fan out into a multitude of layers (Alphabet still life, 2017-19). The picture with the alphabetically ordered roots and buds reads like a key to Hosnedl’s approach, in which meticulously performed operations distil a multi-layered relief with almost obsessively recurring formal language.
More the laboratory of a contemporary alchemist than a tasteful Art Deco interior, the traditional genres of painting, occidental iconography and classical avant-garde are melted down here. Hosnedl extracts, sublimates and lets different fabrics react with each other. Female figures with flowing hair curse into infinite paths of running trunks and stretch out the mutilated arm stumps from arch-like openings towards the viewer* (I’ve never felt so lonely; Character from borrowed book, 2019). An anthropomorphic nature morte under the glass hood showing her wound. An open wound that cuts off the flow of time and spirals into a flat, shadowless cosmos in which hard contours allow figurative forms to emerge from a colored original mass.
Excerpt from the text by Elena Setzer
Igor Hosnedl (born 1988 in the Czech Republic) studied from 2007 – 2013 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at Horizont Gallery, Budapest, Galerie Jelení, Prague, Cafe under the lindens, Prague, Studio of Ladislav Šaloun, Prague and Kunstraum PS120, Berlin. His most recent solo exhibition was The Opening of the Wells at Downs & Ross, New York.
Vernissage: Friday, 1st March 2019, 5:00 – 9:00 Uhr
Exhibition period: Friday, 1st March – Saturday, 6th April 2019Zum EIGEN + ART Lab
Image caption: Igor Hosnedl, Character from borrowed book, 2019, Pigmente und Kleber auf Leinwand, 210 x 135 cm, Foto: Otto Felber, Berlin
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