until 01.06. | #3908ARTatBerlin | Galerie Nordenhake Berlin shows on 28. April 2023 the exhibition “Traüm Weiter” by the artist Sophie Reinhold.
Sophie Reinhold thematises the dichotomy between simulation and real life in her first solo exhibition with Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin. A series of new paintings made specifically for the show and executed on surfaces prepared with bitumen, ground marble and graphite powder, juxtaposes a site-specific installation for the gallery space. Comprised of four sculptures the installation disrupts the line of sight upon entering the gallery and constrains as well as widens the perspective of the paintings. Their imagery speaks to mythology, which is underlined by the sculptural quality that breaks with a satirical use of ubiquitous images. This allows to get a curious hold of the technical process in which the artist stretches jute over a panel, to then apply layers of marble or graphite powder at times dyed with pigments. The result is sanded down to a fetishist smoothness, of which parts are carved to create figurative reliefs. Bare textile revealed in the process irritates the seductive illusion of perfection. These works come together heterogeneously, which speaks to their very nature facilitating a humorous rethinking of representative strategies. Insisting on inconsistency almost as a form of protest makes way for a process of dissociation when viewing the work, which opens endless new possibilities instead of simulating pre-existing thoughts.
“The coated, fetishistic superficiality in the art of Sophie Reinhold engages a political agency built on a powerful sense of carnivalesque joy and hope.”
Paolo Baggi Sophie Reinhold: don’t get used to it, in Conceptual Fine Arts, January 11, 2023
Sophie Reinhold was born in Berlin in 1981, and currently lives and works in Berlin. Recently she has had solo exhibitions at Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris, Philipp Zollinger, Zurich (both 2022), Galerie Sophie Tappeiner (2021), Sundogs, Paris and Kunstverein Reutlingen (both 2019) with Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. Reinhold‘s works have been on view in group exhibitions at Kunsthaus Graz and Fri Art Kunsthalle Fribourg (both 2022), Neue Gesellschaft bildende Kunst, Berlin (2021), Kunstverein Ingolstadt and n.b.k., Berlin (both 2019). She is the recipient of the Villa Romana Prize (2012) and was shortlisted for the Max-Pechstein-Prize 2013, as well as the Columbus Art Foundation-Prize of Kunsthalle Ravensburg (2012).
Vernissage: Freitag, 28. April 2023
Ausstellungsdaten: Freitag, 28. April – Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2023Zur Galerie
Bildunterschrift Titel: Sophie Reinhold, 2023, exhibition teaser, Courtesy of Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico City, Copyright: The Artist
Exhibition Sophie Reinhold – Galerie Nordenhake Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin