We are looking forward to the next 5 weeks in which we will show the solo-exhibition "Eigenbrötler" by Cornelia Baltes.
You can visit the show from today onwards until April 10th.
“A lot has been said about painting: Who took it to a new level. Who revolutionized painting, who killed it, and who supposedly reanimated it. There have been “painter princes”, geniuses, lunatics, addicts, the mania-driven, obsessives. The lack of ambiguity that the medium demands makes it easy for myths to twine around the originators, and the fascination with painters and their work is unbroken. But there are other ways to approach painting that are often neglected in the traditional discourse: approaches characterized by clarity and unambiguousness that develop their humor precisely from that. Something that can be expressed as much in a picture as in all the human fragments of a late capitalist period that demands much from its inhabitants and therefore needs an opposite pole with even greater urgency.
Cornelia Baltes’ painting presents such a counter-pole. In 2011, the artist completed her studies at the Slade School of Art in London. And it may have been the distance from Germany and its mythical painters that gave her the freedom to respond to the world in her very own way – detached from the expectations still so often projected here on painters, who, if they want to be recognized as serious artists, somehow are supposed to poke around in people’s brokenness. Under the title “Eigenbrötler” eight paintings and three murals are now assembled in Baltes’ first solo exhibition in her home city, Berlin, in the EIGEN + ART Lab.
All the pictures are connected, but each can stand on its own.”
Excerpt from the press release by Laura Helena Wurth
We are very pleased to welcome you again at the EIGEN + ART Lab, therefore please make an appointment using the link below: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19560961
Acrylic on canvas
180 x 130 cm
Exhibition views by Eike Walkenhorst