Last days of our current exhibition ‘Le Kitsch’ which closes this Saturday, May 30th. The exhibition brings together the work of painter Matthias Schaufler and sculptor Anna Fasshauer, exploring their intensive formal and discursive engagement with the figurative and the abstract.
Stop by the gallery this week from 12-6pm for your last chance to view ‘Le Kitsch.’
Where Schaufler explores the possibilities and limits of oil painting, Fasshauer experiments with the material aluminum in space.⠀
‘Le Kitsch’ is Schaufler's (@s.c.h.a.u.f.l.e.r ) first Berlin exhibition since 2014 and shows over 20 paintings in a variety of sizes from the past five years - a kind of mini retrospective. In the three rooms of the gallery, the show is laid out as a chronological tour from 2016 to 2020, which at the same time provides an overview of Schaufler's latest work, as well as the development of his practice, which documents a balancing act between abstraction and figuration. Schaufler's paintings are juxtaposed with four large-format sculptures by Anna Fasshauer from this year, which have a similarly high level of abstraction. In her material experiments, Fasshauer works with raw aluminum, such as is used in drywall and trade fair construction. ⠀
The title of the exhibition is a borrowed phrase from the Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker. She lets this phrase appear in her breathless stream of consciousness whenever poetry threatens to become too clear, because it aims to create a certain feeling without going through the mind and thus threatens to become kitsch. The works in the exhibition also have a dual nature: they are based on a high degree of reflection, at the same time they reach the senses and feelings without detour. Similar to Mayröcker's poetry, Schaufler and Fasshauer operate outside of defined narratives that lie outside of art itself. Their art is about art and at the same time tells us something about life.⠀
Until 30 of May 2020.⠀
*in cooperation with Galerie Nagel Draxler (@nageldraxler )
Photo by Nick Ash.