until 28.07. | #2041ARTatBerlin | 68 projects presents from 22nd June 2018 the exhibition “shifter” dby the artist Michelle Jezierski. The exhibition is curated by Domenico de Chirico.
With the exhibition shifter, 68projects presents large-format paintings by Berlin artist Michelle Jezierski. In these paintings, space and time are used as a starting point to view perspective space in abstraction and landscapes.
Inspired by a restless and vivacious energy and free from both established conventions and outdated formalisms, Michelle Jezierski’s work evokes swirling scenarios of juxtaposed images, where the light is radiated back by vivid, exciting colors. Her work is based on a sensory idea of fragmented space – simultaneously synchronous and time-shifted – with the landscape as a catalyst, where the boundaries of two-dimensionality are explored through the introduction of geometric lines and fixed frames that break up the image plane. This creates an optical illusion that appears to span several dimensions within a flat surface.
All of these elements merge seamlessly with a focus on the interaction of spatial perception as opposed to the representation of a concrete image, thereby moving away from traditional landscape compositions. Her paintings have a stimulating effect on the subjective perception of the viewer and avoid narrative restrictions while being surreal and suggestive. The color scheme – used freely and with both an emotional and a structural function – touches on the avant-garde innovations of Fauvism and thus emphasizes the surreal aspect of her paintings. Colors are used as forming elements, creating and changing the perspective within the working framework. In much the same way as the Fauvists, the essence lies less in the meaning of the work-which is fundamental to academic art-than in its form, color, and immediacy. They draw inspiration from different sources and search for an expression based on painting as an independent element. The approach to reality no longer takes place through a naturalistic perspective, since nature now serves as a catalog of signs from which elements can be selected and freely arranged; therefore, the idea of ”pure painting” is enhanced by the use of “explosive color”, avoiding any formal limitation and frame. A combination of flowing and sharp lines shapes the boundaries where the sky meets the earth, creating a rhythm that vibrates with a unique light in each painting.
Through a two-dimensional painting technique, characterized by an extraordinary visual force – especially in the color palette – on the threshold between landscape and geometry, instinct and logic, the art of Michelle Jezierski suggests the opening for a profoundly contemplative interpretation of nature rather than a syllogistic one. Could this be the pioneer of a dream interpretation that is free of any surrealist connotation?
Michelle Jezierski, Unspoken, 2018, Mischtechnik,140 x 120 cm
Michelle Jezierski, born in 1981 in Berlin, studied at the University of Arts in Berlin with the sculptor Tony Cragg. In 2005, she received a scholarship at Cooper Union in New York City, where she studied with Amy Sillman. In addition to exhibitions in Germany, her works have also been shown in Croatia, Israel, Italy and the USA and are represented in numerous international public and private collections. The artist and the curator will be present at the opening on June 22nd.
Vernissage: Friday, 22nd June 2018, 6:00-9:00 pm
Exhibition period: Friday, June 22nd to Saturday, July 28th, 2018Zu 68projects
Exhibition Michelle Jezierski – shifter – 68 projects | Zeitgenössische Kunst – Exhibition – Galleries Berlin – ART at Berlin
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