until 23.03. | #3340ARTatBerlin | Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin presents from 17th February 2022 the exhibition “POOL22” by the artist Uwe Kowski.
POOL22 – Uwe Kowski’s new exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin. On the one hand, POOL22 is also the title of one of the painter’s sixteen new works for the show; on the other hand, the term „pool“ refers much more broadly to the conglomerate of ideas, thought processes and associations that have occupied Kowski’s painterly thinking over the past year.
Also, the painter uses his titles as a kind of sorting mechanism to keep track of the extensive network of images. Thus, the number 22 not only refers to the year of the exhibition itself, but also serves as a dissociation of an earlier painting from the year 2000, which also bears the title „Pool.“ Despite the long time that lies between the creation of these two works, both are distinguished by the fact that they do not immediately suggest a swimming pool. This circumstance perfectly illustrates the intention of the painter with regard to the small written companions of his works. Because if one is familiar with Uwe Kowski and his art, one is aware that the titles never take on an explanatory function. Rather, they may provide an impetus for associations, but they are rarely the conceptual representative of the idea or object behind the painting.
Excerpt from the text by Lisa Schütz
Opening: Thursday, 17th February 2022, 11:00 am. – 8:00 pm.
Exhibition dates: Thursday, 17th February – Saturday, 26th March 2022to the gallery
Image caption: Uwe Kowski, POOL22, 2021, oil on canvas, 170 x 230 cm, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
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