until 01.04. | #1072ARTatBerlin | lorch+seidel contemporary presents from 18th February 2017 the exhibition “A TOUCH OF LIGHTNESS” with sculptures by the artist Wilken Skurk.
With titanic force and in multiply twisted torsions, a metal clump ascends into the air before freezing suddenly as two angular appendages, like clenched fists, nearly collide. Only a dark, narrow slit separates the two ends. Is it the moment before impact? A gaping chasm? The big bang? … A cluster of architectural elements is intertwined and condensed to become a noble fortress: a fantastic site, secure and steadfast. Where else can treasures be stowed? … Two people who, despite all conflict, approach one another, suggesting an imminent embrace, yet halt at a distance that is charged with
tension. Who did not recall hesitating before the first touch? … In his sculptures, Wilken Skurk addresses deeply human emotions such as violence, comfort, safety and intimacy. His language is polyvalent: representational, figurative and abstract expressive forms alternate and mingle. Material and compositional contrasts are characteristic artistic resources. En passant, their rough, unfinished appearance endows Wilken Skurk’s weighty works with a touch of playful, childlike lightness.
WILKEN SKURK (born in Dresden in 1966) studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In 2001, professor David Evison awarded him the title of Meisterschüler. Wilken Skurk lives in Berlin.
RECOGNITIONS | 2013 Guest Artist Pavilion Project Toledo Museum of Arts, US-OH | 2008 Bombay Sapphire Prize, Final Exhibition, Milano | 2006 Alexander Tutsek Prize Coburg Glass Prize | 2004 Supporting Award Jutta Cuny-Franz Prize | 2002 Honorary Diploma Jutta Cuny-Franz Prize.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS | Ernsting Foundation, Coesfeld-Lette, DE | Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, DE | Alexander Tutsek-Foundation, Munich | Glasmuseum Hentrich, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf | Glasmuseum Frauenau, DE | Musée du Verre, Sars-Poteries, FR.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS | 2016 Summer in the City (with Andrea Lehnert), lorch+seidel | 2014 Pure Emotion (with Benjamin Bohnsack), lorch+seidel | 2012 What color is the air? (with Benjamin Bohnsack), lorch+seidel | 2011 Giganten (with Benjamin Bohnsack), lorch+seidel | Incantato, Galerie Rosella Junck, Berlin | 2008 Galerie Rosella Junck, Berlin | 2007 Galerie B, Baden-Baden, DE | 2006 Galerie Kunstbahnhof, Dresden | 2005 Galerie Breitengraser, Berlin | 2005 Galerie Jacob Bach, Düsseldorf.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS | 2016 Scope Miami Beach Art Fair, with lorch+seidel | 2016 The Gallery’s Choice, lorch+seidel | 2015 Why Glass?, lorch+seidel | 2014 The Coburg Glass Prize, Veste Coburg, DE | 2014 SOFA Chicago Art Fair, with lorch+seidel | 2014 That’s what I want, lorch+seidel | 2012 Preview Berlin Art Fair, with lorch+seidel | 2011 Verriales, Serge Lechaczynski, Biot, FR | 2011 Inside – Outside, Glas-Museum Frauenau, DE | 2011 Art Karlsruhe, with lorch+seidel | 2011 Neuerwerbungen, Ernsting-Foundation, Coesfeld-Lette, DE | 2010 Frozen in Tension, Alexander Tutsek-Foundation, Munich | 2010 Deutsch-Tschechische Freundschaft, Neues Rathaus, Weiden, DE | 2010 A Gathering of the Tribes, University of Fine Arts, Berlin | 2008 European Glass Context, Bornholm Art Museum, DK | 2008 Bombay Sapphire Prize MyOwnGallery, Milan | 2006 Coburg Glass Prize Veste Coburg, DE.
Vernissage: Friday, 17th February 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 18th February to Saturday, 1st April 2016
Finissage: Saturday, 1st April 2017, 4 to 6 p.m.Zu lorch + seidel contemporary
Bildunterschrift: via lorch+seidel contemporary, Wilken Skurk
Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Wilken Skurk – lorch+seidel contemporary | ART at Berlin