until 15.04. | #3805ARTatBerlin | Semjon Contemporary presents from 10. March 2023 the exhibition Deutsche Landschaften (German Landscapes) by the artist Stefan Thiel.
At first glance, the landscape paintings by Stefan Thiel seem like romantic testimonies to German (cultural) landscapes. It is true that the choice of colors in black and white and their blending into countless shades of gray is irritating, as it is actually assigned to black and white photography.
Stefan Thiel, Barth 1, 2018, 45 x 50 cm, Oil on canvas, Photo: Stefan Thiel
An oppressive feeling can arise during prolonged viewing. Why? Certainly because a ‘leaden’ heaviness, which cannot be further defined, lies over the picture-pretty motifs. An inkling could arise and it becomes certainty, if one knows about the background of these romantically appearing stretches of land. They are poisoned soils of German history. Ominous things have taken place there.
Stefan Thiel, Buchenwald, 2020, 35 x 43 cm, Oil on canvas, Photo: Stefan Thiel
Opening: Friday, 10. March 2023, 7:00 – 9:30 pm. The artist will be present.
Exhiition dates: Friday, 10. March to Saturday, 15. April 2023To the Gallery
Image title caption: Stefan Thiel, Wustrow (übers Salzhaff), 2019, 35x43cm, Öl auf Leinwand, Foto: Stefan Thiel
Exhibition Stefan Thiel – Semjon Contemporary | Zeitgenössische Kunst – Contemporary Art – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries – ART at Berlin