post-title Thorsten Brinkmann | MEER ALS DAS | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | 29.04.-04.06.2022

Thorsten Brinkmann | MEER ALS DAS | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | 29.04.-04.06.2022

Thorsten Brinkmann | MEER ALS DAS | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | 29.04.-04.06.2022

Thorsten Brinkmann | MEER ALS DAS | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | 29.04.-04.06.2022

until 04.06. | #3435ARTatBerlin | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph (FWR) presents from 29. April 2022 the exhibition MEER ALS DAS by the artist Thorsten Brinkmann.

„In my bronzes they (= the things) are robbed of their actual function. (…) Basically they are only sculpture. Representatives of themselves.”

(Thorsten Brinkmann, 2022)

As a medial novelty in the artist’s repertoire, a parcours of miniature bronze sculptures populates the exhibition spaces of the gallery. In fact, they continue an endless series of works begun years ago, that of the “True Romans” (2005/06), which the artist has now cast in bronze and partially painted in color. One example is the symbiotic connection between a funnel and a power plug cable. In between are new sculptures such as the ostrich leather handbag running along on dog legs with the gallant title “Lifti L`Otrûche”. All seemingly vibrant constellations with playful ease – though they are difficult to lift.

ART at Berlin - courtesy of FWR - Thorsten Brinkmann - Äglyle
Thorsten Brinkmann, Äglyle, 2022, C-print and Found object, 40 x 30 x 11 cm 

„At the moment I am working on new visual pieces. (…) They are surreal-looking horizons, combined with real found objects. (…) It’s a romanticized view, of course; (…) into the distant infinity, constructed through the close up of two old boards.“

In contrast, the artist’s new large-format showcases with the ironically refracted image of longing for the landscape captured in them present themselves as comparatively monumental. The artist’s aesthetic, almost affectionate appreciation of the carefully selected and supposedly worthless found objects is touching, which, in view of Brinkmann’s fundus, makes one think of a “quarry for the consumer history of the 20th century” (Arne Rautenberg). A centrally broken plate placed on the horizon line of the picture plane is reminiscent of the sun setting over the sea. In this way Brinkmann creates ever new performative relationships between body and object as well as surreal thing assemblages. And things rise on the horizon …

ART at Berlin - courtesy of FWR - Thorsten Brinkmann - Lifti l Otruche
Thorsten Brinkmann, Lifti L’Otruche, 2022, Bronze patinated, 43 x 29 x 11 cm

Thorsten Brinkmann (*1971 in Herne, grew up near Stuttgart, lives and works in Hamburg) studied at the HfbK Hamburg as a student of Franz Erhard Walther and Bernhard Blume. Since then he has been working with everyday things, the objet trouve, as artistic material and exhibits internationally. His works can be found not only in numerous private collections but also in various public collections such as the collection of the Bundeskunsthalle Germany, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Sammlung Falckenberg, collection of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, the Gerisch Foundation Neumünster and in the Kunsthalle zu Kiel. Recently, the Museum Kleihues-Bau near Stuttgart acquired the large-scale assemblage with portrait, titled “D’Iron” (2019), by Thorsten Brinkmann, which will make its grand appearance this September under the curatorial direction of Saskia Dams, when the artist presents his first comprehensive solo show in southern Germany.

Opening: Friday, 29. April 2022, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Exhibition dates: Friday, 29. April to Saturday, 4. June 2022

Special opening for the Gallery Weekend: Fri, 29. April 11 am to 9 pm, Sat – Sun…

To the Gallery

 

 

Exhibition Thorsten Brinkmann – FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries – ART at Berlin

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