post-title Jochen Plogsties | Küsse am Nachmittag | ARTES Berlin | 28.05.–10.07.2021

Jochen Plogsties | Küsse am Nachmittag | ARTES Berlin | 28.05.–10.07.2021

Jochen Plogsties | Küsse am Nachmittag | ARTES Berlin | 28.05.–10.07.2021

Jochen Plogsties | Küsse am Nachmittag | ARTES Berlin | 28.05.–10.07.2021

until 10.07. | #3056ARTatBerlin | ARTES Berlin shows from 28th May 2021 the exhibition Küsse am Nachmittag (> Kisses in the afternoon) with works by the artist Jochen Plogsties. 

ARTES Berlin is showing new works by the painter Jochen Plogsties, born in 1974 in Cochem an der Mosel, for the first time in a solo show. He studied with Friedemann Hahn at the Kunsthochschule Mainz and with Arno Rink and Neo Rauch at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig.

Key images of art history and contemporary photography are always the subject of Jochen Plogsties’ work. Most recently, he received the PARADIGMA Blickwechsel art prize (2019). Many of his works are in private and public collections such as the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, the Kunstfonds der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the Zbludowicz Collection, London. Exhibitions at the Kestnergesellschaft Hannover (2014), the Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig and the Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst, Frankfurt Oder (2019), among others, testify to the artist’s institutional relevance.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy ARTES Berlin - Jochen Plogsties - 15_21 Ince Hall Madonna
Jochen Plogsties, 15_21, Ince Hall Madonna

The painter mostly uses canonised, art-historical subjects as source material and transfers them to the present by not composing surfaces bursting with precision but working with grainy textures, figurations that are between dissolution and emergence and a loose ductus. In this way, his oeuvre is like a painterly exploration of the perception of reality and atmosphere, the canvas as a semi-permeable membrane or permeable skin.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy ARTES Berlin - Jochen Plogsties - 2_20 Sybille von Kleve als Braut
Jochen Plogsties, 2_20, Sybille von Kleve als Braut

Plogsties asks himself questions about traditional composites, the aesthetics of order structures and iconographic readability. He approaches a possible answer to the question by means of a quasi-crystalline pattern. The kaleidoscope-like construct comes from the Persian theory of 5-point geometry. Plogsties developed the working method of this basic ornamental structure from the painting “Der Liebeszauber” (The Love Spell) by an unknown Lower Rhine master from 1480.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy ARTES Berlin - Jochen Plogsties - 2_21 Liebeszauber
Jochen Plogsties, 2_21, Liebeszauber,

If these historical depictions are transferred into contemporary art, they are always also an examination of the legibility of the subjects.

Jochen Plogsties lives and works in Leipzig.

In parallel in the cabinets ARTES Berlin presents graphic works by Gerhard Richter as well as collages by Marion Eichmann.

Vernissage: Friday, 28 May 2021, noon – 9 p.m., with musical accompaniment from 6 p.m. onwards.

Exhibition dates: Friday, 28 May to Saturday, 10 July 2021

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