until 20.10. | #2190ARTatBerlin | H ART MANN GALLERY shows from 15th September 2018 the solo exhibition Je suis Gustave by the artist Zuzanna Skiba.
Who is Gustave and why the title?
Zuzanna Skiba (1968) has been working for more than three years as a tribute to Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877) with his idea of the individual’s revolution and thought, with the directness to paint pictures as soul bearers and sensibility – inner and outer landscapes. The results are charged, dark, erotic and sensual and are presented for the first time in their entirety in the H ART MAN GALLERY in Berlin-Mitte.
In the solo exhibition “JE SUIS GUSTAVE”, Zuzanna points out Skiba’s view of exactly this attitude. The Berlin-based artist Zuzanna Skiba looks at the world with all her topographical, political and personal information, memories as well as her, and combines in the series of works a view from different perspectives: from above, from the middle or from below. She is a painter and trained cartographer with a focus on cross-country skiing, hillshading and thematic cartography. The artist works internationally in the context of fine arts, with a focus on painting, drawing and science.
Everything started in May 2015 with the slogan: “Je suis Charlie”. A short sentence following the terrible attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7, 2015, i. went through the press 3 years ago in Paris. Which also means “I’m Charlie” or “I’m following Charlie”. This short sentence expresses our solidarity with the innocent dead. It has since been used in modified form to express solidarity.
Here is Gustave; So “Who is Gustave and why the title?”: Through this simple sentence you connect with those affected. In this case, the painter Zuzanna Skiba (1968) connects with the French painter Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877) and his idea of revolution and thought of the individual. For as a painter, on May 16, 1871, exactly 148 years ago, on the Vendôme square in Paris, he decisively initiated Napoleon’s Victory Column, that is, the monumental collapse during the insurrectionary period of the Paris Commune. Courbet as a freethinker, anarchist and painter has seen the column as unaesthetically disturbing and significantly not properly political. He lived near the square and had to look at it daily with all the glorious historical scenes carved in stone.
Painting, in Courbet’s paintings, and finally, fundamentally, contemporary art, can be seen here as a stage of internal reflection and reflection of the social state. Courbet dared and developed a realism that directly portrays feelings, anxiety and terror without beautifying anything. His pictures were in the simplicity and directness of many absolutely suspect, such as the quite erotic painting: Origin of the world.
The solo exhibition “JE SUIS GUSTAVE” shows Zuzanna Skiba’s view of exactly this attitude. After all, the Berlin-based artist Zuzanna Skiba looks at the world with all her topographical, political and personal information, with memories as well as without them and combines in the series of works a view from different perspectives: from above, from the middle or from below … She is a painter, trained cartographer with a focus on terrain hassling, hillshading and thematic cartography. Works internationally in the context of the visual arts, with emphasis on painting, drawing and science cartography and magnetic fields.
Got u.a. the working scholarship for the lonely residence on the Norwegian island of Fruholmen on the topic “drama in the landscape” at the North Cape and worked artistically last summer 2018 in Abruzzen, in the earthquake area of Italy. Zuzanna Skiba has been working for over 3 years as a tribute to Courbet with the directness to paint pictures as a soul bearer and sensibility. Interior, like exterior landscapes. The results are charged, dark, erotic, sensual and painted with crust, are presented for the first time in their entirety in the gallery in Berlin Mitte.
Opening: Thursday, 14th September 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibition period: Friday, 15th September – Sunday, 20th October 2018
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Image caption: Je suis Gustave, 2017, Öl auf Leinwand | 90 x 135 cm | gerahmt
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