Friedemann Heckel – CERFEPTION
Friedemann Heckel’s three-dimensional work combines sculptural and photographic elements. He puts found objects on display, positions and re-positions bodies, images, and language. His drawings take a strong aesthetic and intuitive approach, often using rests of previous drawings as well as found and fictive words. Characters become abstract forms and lead to quasi-narratives, sense and nonsense, a mixture of writing and drawing.
„Painting Objects“ is, depending on one’s perspective, a more familiar or more detached look at painting. The exhibition features pictures that have become objects − pictures created by time, coincidence or discovery. Layers of varnish, spray mist, folds of fabric or dye powders stop the eyes from penetrating deeper into the image. The works concentrate more on the edges of the picture, on the surface and its presence in real space.
With works by Joachim Bandau, Marcel Frey, Federico Maddalozzo, Marie Reinert and Barbara Trautmann.
Joachim Bandau – Between A and Z
The exhibition “Between A and Z” contains three bodies of work by Joachim Bandau (b. 1936 in Cologne). In addition to new wall works coated in Burmese Bagan lacquer, Bandau exhibits watercolors in which he condenses layer upon layer of thin washes of paint to create deep black forms. In the center of the exhibition stands the sculpture “Silbernes Monstrum” from 1970-71. It belongs to a series of mobile sculptures made from fiberglass that Bandau has been creating since the late 1960’s. An aggregate of diverse modules, “Silbernes Monstrum” resembles a hybrid of man, machine, and design-object.
Margrét H. Blöndal – Schlag
The sculptural installations and drawings of Margrét H. Blöndal have a fragile, fleeting effect and yet are strangely compelling. Constructed of such everyday materials as rubber, foam, paper and plastic, the objects often feature bright or gaudy colors. Rather than reducing or abstracting materials and forms, the artist’s aesthetic is based almost entirely on nuances.
The exhibition was supported by the City of Reykjavik, the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists and the Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association.