until 30.11. | #1646ARTatBerlin | galerie gerken presents from 20th October 2017 the exhibition by the artists Tegene Kunbi and Werner Pokorny.
The abstract paintings by Tegene Kunbi develop their full power out of the tension between plan geometric forms and a complex structure in depth. Layer over layer the intensive color stripes bear witness to the artistic process of Kunbi: The previous pictorial moment is almost completely covered by a new layer, but does not lose its presence by shimmering through the following color stripe, in a symbiotic mixture with the new shade or as a haptic event at the edge of the plane. With the opportunity to reconstruct this processuality the paintings offer an insight to their narrative and temporary composition.
With Werner Pokorny galerie gerken is proudly presenting one of the most important sculptors of Southwestern Germany. Steel defines the center of the artist’s sculptural discourse, who formulates fundamental questions concerning composition, the body-space-relationship and materiality. By the concentrated vocabulary of form his works are gaining an archaic appearance, which enters a profound dialogue with the corroded steel: Eternity and temporality are lying close in the sculpture of Pokorny, wherefore an immanent dynamic is evolving. The formal autonomy of his works in the room, as well as their interaction with its environment, expresses this potential.
Vernissage: Friday, 20th October 2017, 6 to 9 p.m.
Artist talk: Tuesday, 3rd November 2017 with Tegene Kunbi and Werner Pokorny
Exhibition period: Friday, 20th October to Thursday, 30th November 2017Zur galerie gerken
Painting: Tegene Kunbi, Sign, 2917, Oil on Canvas, 15 x 15 cm
Sculpture: Werner Pokorny, Haus auf 2 Häusern, S1, 2010, Corten, 51 x 28 21,5 cm
Exhibition: Tegene Kunbi + Werner Pokorny – galerie gerken | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin