until 04.06. | #3436ARTatBerlin | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph (FWR) shows from 29. April 2022 the exhibition Früchte einer Freundschaft (<Fruits of a friendship) by the artist Paul Pretzer.
The “fruits of a love” are… – so the common answer: children. What are the “fruits of a friendship”…? Turkish-born children’s author Arzu Gürz Abay tells about it as a metaphor for intercultural friendship and a common action. Based on sympathy, trust and mutual support, one can rest in it and draw from it. And perhaps Estonian-born artist Paul Pretzer (born 1981 in Paide, Estonia; lives and works in Barcelona) chose this title for his exhibition for good and timely reasons. To remind that peoples have common roots. And that even a newly gained personal independence does not abandon the friendship cultivated over generations – on the contrary, it brings new opportunities and ever new fruits.
“In addition to the formal harmony of the image, I pay particular attention to its ambiguity”
Thus, in the pictorial cosmos of the painting of the artist Paul Pretzer, new figures and beings are also constantly “born”. And there are re-encounters. For example, when “The Idiot” also finally finds a shell that sticks to his back. While another, the “Strategic Smoker”, secretly hides smoking in the shellfish’s shell. The fruit as a motif runs through Paul Pretzer’s entire new series of works: whether as a seashell – also called a sea “fruit” – or as a pumpkin, which serves as a pedestal for a head placed on top, the contour of which in turn encloses a pear-shaped hood – a “pear head”, and much more.
Pretzer’s narrative motifs also include animals such as monkeys, fish, a lambskin. Or the individual portraits – mostly of young men – such as that of the “Tuter”, for whom the flute replaces the fibula and who, in a harlequin costume, fearfully fears his grand entrance on the stage of life. And the series of still lifes arranged from fruit, vegetables and all kinds of things united in chimera-like creations, which present themselves like Greek heroines of everyday life. All the details are lovingly rendered in Pretzer’s painting, opening a door for their viewer to escape life for a moment.
Paul Pretzer (born 1981 in Paide, Estonia; lives and works in Barcelona) studied in Kiel and Dresden with Prof. Ralf Kerbach and exhibits regularly as a freelance artist in Germany, Europe and the U.S..
Opening: Friday, 29. April 2022, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Exhibition: Friday, 29. April to Saturday, 4. June 2022
Special opening Gallery Weekend: Fri, 29. April 11 am to 9 pm, Sat – Sun…To the Gallery
Exhibition Paul Pretzer – FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries – ART at Berlin