post-title Matthieu Bourel | Exploring Desires | pavlov’s dog | 13.07.-05.08.2017

Matthieu Bourel | Exploring Desires | pavlov’s dog | 13.07.-05.08.2017

Matthieu Bourel | Exploring Desires | pavlov’s dog | 13.07.-05.08.2017

Matthieu Bourel | Exploring Desires | pavlov’s dog | 13.07.-05.08.2017

until 05.08. | #1464ARTatBerlin | pavlov’s dog presents from 13th July 2017 the exhibition “Exploring Desires” by the artist Matthieu Bourel.

„The most important thing for me is to appropriate things, to make them somehow special. So that the power doesn’t come from the source, but from what I did with it. That’s the most important thing in everything I’m doing.“ Matthieu Bourel

The artist Matthieu Bourel cuts, combines and puts together, what doesn’t belong together in the first place – following the tradition of the Dadaists. His visually powerful collages catapult us into a world, of which we don’t know if it’s a reminiscence of a bygone or the prophecy of a forthcoming one – it’s solely the artist’s world. The artist takes refined twists and turns beyond any straight visual narrative and cleverly evades an interpretation. Among others the analogue process, physical contact with the raw material is important for the artist when creating his own visual worlds.

Bourel describes his work as “data-ism”, a term, which references to a fundamental problem of our time: the permanent data flow we are constantly exposed to. Artists deal with that in their own way: Bourel reorganizes and reformates his image sources, creates something new out of the existing and evokes nostalgia for a period in time, that never truly existed.

Matthieu Bourel / EK dojo,
*1976, in Rennes ( France), lives and works in Berlin. Exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg and New York. Among others his work was included in the books „The Age of Collage“ and „The Age of Collage Vol. II“. Since 2014 illustrations for publications such as the New Yorker, ZEITmagazin and The New York Times. Since 2016 interdisciplinary collaboration with the fashion designer Jun Takahashi/Undercover and the music pioneer Carl Craig.

Vernissage: Tuesday, 11th July 2017, 7 p.m.

Exhibition period: Thursday, 13th July to Saturday, 5th August 2017

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Image caption: Matthieu Bourel, Bow & Scrape, 2017, Collage, Inkjet, mixed media, 60 x 42 cm, framed

Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Matthieu Bourel – Exploring Desires – pavlov’s dog | ART at Berlin

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