until 02.06. | #1980ARTatBerlin | Galerie Poll presents the exhibition “Johannes Daniel. Painting and Daniel Poller. Photography”
In the second part of its 2 x 2 exhibition series, Galerie Poll presents a painter and a photographer – Johannes Daniel and Daniel Poller – for the first time in Berlin. At the beginning, the painter Justus Bräutigam and the photographer Susanne Keichel also showed new works.
Johannes Daniel makes use of conventional means in painting and develops current images from them. This process of becoming a picture is the focus of his examination of the conditions and possibilities of painting. He is particularly interested in transforming everyday situations, visual experiences in art exhibitions or listening and reading experiences as well as digital images into his artistic work. For Daniel, this results in a continuous process of developing and formulating images: “For me, the compulsion to continue lies in repeating and sampling pictorial thoughts and fragments and in the basic irrecoverability of an intellectual construct in pictorial expression. For the next formulation is the renewed attempt to thematize the relationship between the inner and the painted picture”.
The oil paintings are single paintings, but they are always also related to the paintings before and after. This correspondence plays just as much a role for Daniel in the presentation of his works as the field of tension that results from the calculated composition of small and large formats.
Daniel Boller’s series The big prize was based on a calendar with historical photographs of Braunschweig Castle, plus an eraser with a printed Guelph crown. The castle, destroyed by bombs during the Second World War, was demolished in 1960, but was then partially rebuilt in 2007. Since then, a shopping centre with contemporary glass architecture has been located in the centre of Braunschweig’s city centre behind the historicising façade elements. Such “historical reconstructions” are popular throughout Europe. More and more often replicas replace the original and thus lead to a new interpretation of history.
The theme of the series consisting of eleven motifs The Great Gain is the history of the reconstruction of Braunschweig Castle. Boller reproduced and enlarged the calendar sheets on pigment prints in the format of 160 x 110 cm in order to erase parts of the historical motifs with the eraser. The erasure created white areas with which the artist refers to the arbitrariness of the “reconstruction” of the castle façade, which was carried out according to historical photographs. The art historian Marcus Andrew Hurttig speaks of “negative painting”, since the canvas already contains the pictures as a print and the eraser leaves traces of erasure as a shaping brush.
The reinterpretation of architecture in urban space and the resulting distortion of history is a central theme in Becker’s photographic work. “In this sense, Daniel Poller deconstructs and analyses not only the architecture and its images, but also the function of photography. (Maik Schlüter)
Johannes Daniel, born 1987 in Halle an der Saale, graduated from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig in 2017 as a master student of Prof. H. C. Ottersbach. The painter received the Saxon State Scholarship in 2016, among other things, and in 2017 several of his works were purchased by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony for the Dresden State Art Collections (exhibition until 4 May 2018 at the Representation of the Free State of Saxony to the Federal Government, www.landesvertretung.sachsen.de). Johannes Daniel lives and works in Leipzig. He participates in the exhibition NGORONGORO II at the studio site in Berlin-Weißensee (April 26 to 29, 2018, www.artistweekend.com).
Daniel Poller, geboren 1984 in Rodewisch, schloss sein Studium an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig 2017 als Meisterschüler von Prof. Peggy Buth und Prof. Joachim Brohm ab. Der Fotograf erhielt zahlreiche Stipendien, darunter 2018 das Arbeitsstipendium der Stiftung Kunstfonds. Er wurde 2015 mit dem Aenne-Biermann-Preis für deutsche Gegenwartsfotografie Gera (1. Preis) und 2017 mit dem Europäischen Architekturfotografie-Preis (2. Preis) Frankfurt am Main ausgezeichnet, seine Werke befinden sich u.a. in den Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, im Deutschen Architekturmuseum Frankfurt am Main und in der Kunstsammlung Gera. Daniel Poller lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Leipzig.
Daniel Poller, born 1984 in Rodewisch, graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in 2017 as a master student of Prof. Peggy Buth and Prof. Joachim Brohm. The photographer received numerous scholarships, including a working scholarship from the Stiftung Kunstfonds in 2018. He was awarded the Aenne Biermann Prize for contemporary German photography Gera (1st prize) in 2015 and the European Architecture Photography Prize (2nd prize) Frankfurt am Main in 2017. His works are in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt am Main and the Kunstsammlung Gera, among others. Daniel Poller lives and works in Berlin and Leipzig.
Opening: Friday, 20th April, 6 to 9 PM.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 21st April to Saturday, 02nd June 2018Zur Galerie Poll
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