The exhibition 'BACKSTAGE' at Lachenmann Art Frankfurt Gallery presents a variety of works from different genres in an unconventionally refreshing exhibition format. Away from solo shows and themed exhibitions, with this format we offer a new look behind the scenes. Comparable to a studio visit, an exciting selection of diverse and unique artistic positions is staged on the upper floor. The focus here is primarily on the gallery artists, whose works interact with each other in the space and open up a dynamic dialogue.
In the architectural-figurative moments of his works and the shadowy blurring of what is represented, Deniz Alt questions his own identity and the social dialectic in dealing with existential political issues.
Markus Brenner also focuses on existential positions with his characteristic fish photographs. This always resonates with a complexity that moves between transience, consumer and environmental criticism, and fashion statements.
Wave-like plays of light and reflections are an essential part of the themes in Patrick Cierpka's œuvre. Whether light shines through the colorful leaves of the trees or is reflected on the water at night - the nature-derived painting enchants every viewer.
Lennart Grau's relief-like paintings are created by an pastose application of bright colors. The figures, crossed by streaks, are always faceless, but through clothing and staging they hint at a historical context, although expressively alienated.
With Axel Jimenez, Lachenmann Art Gallery presents a new artist in the gallery program. The works of the South American express themselves through painting as well as drawing, mixing colorful forms with writing, rap lyrics and the rhythm of the hip-hop music scene.
Marc Jung questions social constructs with his colorful and expressive works. In doing so, he takes his inspiration from the zeitgeist of a young generation, cites pop culture, and uses bright colors to draw attention to social realities.
South African artist Brett Murray draws attention to the issues of Euro- and Afrocentrism with his wall objects. In doing so, he aims to change people's views and opinions through satirical and tragic reflection on the issues.
Jirka Pfahl and his infinite paper foldings, which are based on mathematical formulas, develop their full impact through plays of light and shadow, light and dark, and depending on the angle of view, new patterns can always be seen.
The artist couple Römer + Römer deals in their art with pulsating snapshots of our social life. The artists place countless individual dots on the canvas, which, similar to pointilism, are made in the mind - a play of vibrating life, which, when viewed from a distance, creates a picture.
The powdery-light paintings of Finnish artist Jukka Rusanen oscillate between figuration and expressivity. The abstract entities, which nevertheless reveal forms, float elegantly on the canvas, often quoting works important to art history.
Lars Teichmann's colorful still lifes, just like his portrait paintings, are charged with quotations from the art historical past. The objects and bodies in pastose manner are kept intentionally abstract for the reception, in order to make a first grasp of the image demanding.
The light installation by the famous Dutch light artist Peter Vink seems to be the beginning of an even endless staircase and invites visitors into the exhibition rooms of the gallery. The shimmering structure oscillates through perception, feigning the materiality of the bluish steps.
Danil Yordanov's monochrome graphite works unfold a timeless dynamism by means of their individual structures. With their robust substance, the initially timid-looking works develop a monumental aura that settles into the viewer's mind, rounding out the studio-like atmosphere and naïve manner of presentation in our spaces.
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