The Trier sculptor Jáchym Fleig and the Berlin painter and draftsman Armin Hartenstein have already entered into a dialogue in several group exhibitions. Under the title "through" they are now showing a double exhibition in the gallery for the first time.
Fleig (*1970) and Hartenstein (*1968) were both born in tranquil Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest. The affinity for rugged nature and landscape can be felt in the work of both artists. Jáchym Fleig deliberately contrasts the spatial architecture with his stalactite-like conglomerates of polyurethane foam, plaster and corrugated cardboard. Outgrowths characterize his works and something organic seems to be growing out of the artificial material.
Armin Hartenstein saws thin plywood to size and shape, applies his work with acrylic, wax, oil paint and other materials. In doing so, he depicts mountains, craters and geological structures in a painterly and object-like manner, playing with illusion and reality. There are no depictions of real landscapes in these pictures, but they are invented and fictional abstractions of reality.
durch - Jáchym Fleig / Armin Hartenstein
Opening Friday, September 16, 2022, 7 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: September 17 - October 22, 2022
Opening times: WED-FRI 12-18h, SAT 10-16h