until 26.09. | #2795ARTatBerlin | Galerie Pugliese Levi shows from 15th August 2020 the exhibition Transparency with works by four artists of the gallery.
Following the Almost Nothing exhibition in 2019, and pursuing the gallery’s preference for reduced, tranquil and minimalistic works, this exhibition brings together four artists in search of transparency as emerging from highly individual, elaborate and intriguing artistic strategies:
Norma Márquez Orozco
Transparency, as an idea and in this exhibition, deals neither with figurative objects nor defined spaces, but reveals a “broader spatial order … a perception of different spatial locations … in a continuous activity” (György Kepes). Transparency becomes manifest in interaction, the interaction of layers and dimensions that are both separate and inseparable from each other. The apparition of transparency as an idea immediately invokes the question of the medium and the materiality in which it takes shape.
In Juliana Borinski’s camera-less photographic work, layers of photosensitive paper become transparent to each other in the traces left by their superimposition on photographic paper. The light that acted as catalyst of the chemical process materializes in the work of art. The layers of time captured in the making and the resultant work are exposed in a play of presence and absence – a typology of imageless photography. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1979, Juliana Borinski lives in Paris. Her art has been exhibited internationally since 2006, at venues including the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris, the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, and Drawing Room in London.
The fascinating presence of hand-made Japanese papers in their highest perfection, with their multitude of finest fibers and their silky webs, is enhanced in Jörg Gessner’s work. The very many transparent layers of paper are combined with one another, without any glue, simply stretched in such a way that they form a whole. Light as the principle subject is captured to make it play, as one would say of a musical instrument, the full scale of possible nuances and depths. Born in Germany in 1967, Jörg Gessner studied fashion design at Studio Berçot in Paris. His genuine career combining form, material and light began in Milan in 1992, when he specialized in textile design. Throughout a decade, he spent long periods of time in Japan, studying paper and its applications with one of the greatest dynasties of Japanese paper-makers. Gessner is considered today among the most respected experts in Japanese paper. He currently lives and works in Lyon.
Norma Márquez Orozco
Norma Márquez Orozco works with transparency in experimental settings of partly controlled and partly coincidental arrangements. Light, time and perception are the main subject matters. By endowing elements with random mobility, her work evokes the unpredictable patterns in nature, as well as the impermanence of beliefs and memories. Three-dimensional montages of paper inside translucent paper boxes create open-ended images. Harmonies and tensions arise from the various exchanges between colors, patterns, positive and negative spaces, geometric and organic shapes. Born in Chicago, in 1966, and raised in Guadalajara, Norma Márquez Orozco began and consolidated her career as an artist in New York City. Reaching back more than 20 years, her work has been widely exhibited in the United States, Mexico and Spain. In 2019 she moved to Luxembourg, where she now lives and works.
Deep layers of imagination surface on the canvases by Tünde Újszászi. The surface becomes an arena for the forces of black and white striving to emerge on the void space of the canvas. Transparency, here, does not dwell in the material; it is an almost classical artistic process, in the tradition of mild monochrome abstraction, that yields the wonder of transparency. Tünde Újszászi was born in Szentes in Hungary in 1987. Educated at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and Aalto University, Helsinki, Tünde Újszászi’s work of large-scale woven installations and paintings has been exhibited in Hungary and other European countries. Galerie Pugliese Levi represents Újszászi since her first solo show in Berlin in 2019. She currently lives and works in Tahitótfalu in Hungary.
Texts: Andreas Müller, Berlin
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 15 August – Saturday, 26 September 2020To the Gallery
Image caption: Norma Márquez Orozco, 21 Triangles (with neon orange)
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