Keti Kapanadze »Ideal Death 7« 2010, Acryl und Leim auf Leinwand, 210 x 210 cm
Der andere Vater
Private View STUTTGART
Thursday June 9th 2011, 7 – 10pm
Friday June 10th – Saturday July 30, 2011
Parrotta Contemporary Art Gallery shows three solo exhibtions by Sebastian Gögel, Keti Kapanadze and Emeli Theander summarised under the title 'Nightmares'.
In the pictures and sculptures by the three artists, the concrete external world loses its fascination in comparison with the world of the subject. The subject’s truth always bears the character of fiction. It is a symbolic construction out of heterogeneous elements in which evidence, quotes and interpretations of the subject interfuse. In this way, fiction is not solely a “subjective” or “relative” truth but first and foremost an effective force.
The ambivalent effect caused by nightmares, visions, and often horror promises a poetic potential between angst and lust that has been firing art since the early days. On the basis of the “Art History of Horror” one can establish that this other traumatic world beyond borders is subject to an order. Within art, this “Order of the Subconscious” is marked by characteristics of style which are connected to the term of the formless (Bois/Krauss). Here, this does not mean negation of the form but rather the notion of its dissolution, the process of exceeding or penetrating the boundaries of the body.
It is no accident that Keti Kapadnaze’s lateral, ornamental way of painting is reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch’s depiction of hell in “Garden of Delights” where the world’s spatial order gives way to permanent disorientation, a flotation in space. Character-like picture elements adhered to the surface of a genuinely artificial pictorial world ¬– with no obvious hierarchy and forfeiting their instructor – are buzzing through translucent layers. The conflict lies in the apparent closeness to the decor as grimaces are lurking right behind elegance.
This exhibition marks the beginning of a long-term cooperation of Galerie PARROTTA and Galerie ADLER, which is about to close its rooms in Frankfurt, Germany. The artists Peter Feiler, Gregor Gaida, Stefan Guggisberg, Léopold Rabus and Artists Anonymous will therefore supplement the programme of Galerie Parrotta. We are pleased to exhibit the works of these artists in Stuttgart for the first time.