Slawomir Elsner / May 11 – June 23, 2012 at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle

Facebooktwitter
The artist is present

“Marginal” Lying on the edge of something called, irrelevancies. Slawomir Elsner uses the term in his series “Populaire”, a series of colored pencil drawings, which deprives the artist of the vandalism act of tearing their midst, and only peripherally located fragments to be desired. The usual art audience initially surprised the waste, which operates the artists drawn to the brilliantly colorful works on paper. He creates something and destroys it in part. By withholding the actual central motif, the viewer, driven by his curiosity and his human visual habits, would have an incentive to bring their own associations and imagination forces to perfect the rudimentary work to heal the spirit into a complete whole. During this process, he recognizes more or less clearly the piquant motives for the pornographic models of the 1970s created drawings and will unwittingly becomes a voyeur, although it really is nothing purely to gawk. Once again, Slawomir Elsner plays with the perception of the viewer and presents something of him what was created, including its decision to get in front of only a fraction of it, and the result generated just by the actual work of art.  
The perception is also shown in the exhibition work “Odyssey”. Three men walk through a desert, the horizon is blurred into a vague mirage. The picture is hanging on his upper right corner on a nail at an angle, as it had slipped from the wall. But it just sat, the three men would seem to fall out of the picture. The imaginary shift in perspective takes place in the eye of the beholder.
Also planned is a series of portraits, each drawn in a different monochrome color of a colored pencil set, the show will be associated with the Gallery Future Exhibitions persons and artists, and together constitute an on-site location and human-specific installation.
Slawomir Elsner was born in 1976 in Poland and came to Germany as a 11-year-old. He lives and works in Berlin and has expanded rapidly since graduating from art school in Kassel on a substantial number of group and solo exhibitions that were held around the world from Zurich, Warsaw, Paris, London, Madrid, New York and in numerous German cities, most recently 2011 in Marburg Art Society (titles: Marginesy). His next major institutional exhibition is the winner of the 2012 Falkenrot Award in May at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, have. The exhibition creates a catalog.
NEWS
We would like to point out the following exhibitions:
Thomas Ruff
Haus der Kunst, Munich
Until May 20, 2012
David Claerbout
“The sun shines forever”
Secession, Vienna
03 May 2012 – June 17, 2012
Anri Sala
Centre Georges Pompidou, Galerie Sud, Paris
03 May 2012 – August 6, 2012
Elger Esser
LVR-Landesmuseum in Bonn
26 April 2012 – June 24, 2012
english

Slawomir Elsner

Marginal
May 11, 2012 – June 23, 2012
Opening: Thursday May 10, 2012, 7-9 pm
The artist will be present
The word “marginal” is always used to describe something that is Relatively unimportant, something that is minor, subordinate, insignificant. Slawomir Elsner Applies the word to his “Populaire” series of colored pencil drawings, from Which He has ripped out the middles vandalistically, leaving only a couple of fragments torn at the edges. The visitor is accustomed exhition at first taken aback by the wasteful way the artist treats his drawings, not least because they seem to have been works of extreme virtuosity, next works too beautiful to be created one minute and then almost completely destroyed the. Deprived of the actual, central motif, the naturally curious visitor has no choice but to rely on his usual way of seeing things and, using his own powers of association and imagination, mentally adds the missing pieces in order to obtain a complete picture. As he does so, the viewer becomes aware of sooner or later the spicy character of the subject matter – very much in the vein of “adult” magazines of the 1970s – and finds himself in the involuntary role of the voyeur, Although there is actually nothing to see. Here Slawomir Elsner once more plays with the viewer’s perception, presenting a work he has created but at the same time deliberately revealing only fragments thereof. The power of the art work lies in the artist’s PRECISELY withholding of it.
Another work shown in the exhibition – “Odyssey” – that plays with our perception. Three men are wandering across a desert, the horizon dissolves into a haze. The picture is hanging on a nail from its top right-hand corner, totally askew, as though it has slipped to one side. But if it were hanging straight, the three men would seem to be falling out of the picture. The imaginary change of perspective again takes place on the mind’s eye of the viewer.
So planned for the exhibition is a series of monochrome portraits executed with a set of colored pencils, each one in a different color. The portraits will show persons and artists associated with the Future Exhibitions Gallery, the gallery’s Constituting togehter own site-related, person-specific installation.
Eleven Slawomir Elsner was born in Poland in 1976 and came to Germany at the age of. He lives and works in Berlin and, since graduating from the School of Art and Design in Kassel, can look back upon a great many group and solo exhibitions all over the world – in Zurich, Warsaw, Paris, London, Madrid, New York and In numerous German cities, the last one being at the Marbuger Kunstverein in 2011 (title: Marginesy). Winner of this year’s Prize Falkenrot, Slawomir Elsner will be having his next major institutional exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, beginning in May 2012th This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog.
NEWS
P lease note the following upcoming exhibitions:
T homas Ruff
H from the Arts, Munich
Until May 20, 2012
David Claerbout
“The sun shines forever”
Secession, Vienna
May 03 2012 – June 17 2012
Anri Sala
Centre Georges Pompidou, Galerie Sud, Paris
May 03 2012 – August 6, 2012
Elger Esser
LVR-Landesmuseum in Bonn
April 26 2012 – June 24 2012
Facebooktwitter
One comment to “Slawomir Elsner / May 11 – June 23, 2012 at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle”
One comment to “Slawomir Elsner / May 11 – June 23, 2012 at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle”
  1. Pingback: Slawomir Elsner / May 11 – June 23, 2012 at Galerie Rüdiger … | Moje galerie

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.