09-17-2005 OPENING RECEPTION Hans Aichinger
Saturday, 17th of September 2005 at 11 a.m. we will open the Hans Aichinger exhibition "Die Frage nach dem Ding" at the Leipzig Galleries and Museums Day of open Doors.
On September 18th the gallery will be open from 11 a.m. and May 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibtion will be shown until the 5th of November.
"The Matter of the Thing"
During the past years Hans Aichinger, the chameleon, presented himself in miscellaneous and multicoloured ways but not quite as a picture author with hallmarks. To refuse the so often searched for typical handwriting has been part of his attitude. Such did not emanate from the impetuous drive to withdraw himself from any stylistic attribution. Rather it was the simple result of a deep doubt on any real emotional and reasonable meaning of the picture in our time, that is unquestionable characterized by the dominance of the picture. Corresponding to his disposition as changing character, he helped himself briskly choosing his subjects out of the manifold resources of art history, mass media, pop culture etc. A sportive-virtuous make of equally diverse ways of painting was thereby a matter of course. Therefore appeared photo-realistic fastidious worked through canvases next to pointillistically demonstrated dramas or abstract compositions with all the pictorial peculiarities that lie in between. To convince artless visitors of an Aichinger-exhibit that the very is not a group exhibition has hence sometimes almost led to an éclat.
In current times Hans Aichinger avows himself to an authorship again and thus to life's wonderful lie - painting. In the new pictures highly visible shines through the early multi-shape, but yet always entering a relationship with figures.
The pictures' heroines and heroes float in an undefined room leavened by objects and matter-less representations. They appear in rather bashful and insecure situations. Non the less they absolutely do not seem ashamed or intimidated. Far from it, they are utterly with themselves, because they are busy with "the matter of the thing".
With kind regards