Oliver Schwarzwald, "Gemüse", 2013, Lambda Print, spray paint, 155 x 124 cm, Unique Copy
The Wishing Table
stilwerk design gallery presents the exhibition "The Wishing Table" from 27 February to 20 April 2013. Oliver Schwarzwald has combined photographs with designer objects to build an expansive installation with a "Phantom" table by GRAFT Architects as its focus. The lavishly set table is surrounded by seating from the design studios of Besau-Marguerre and Oskar Zieta.
And yet the opulent feast is spread out not on the decorated table, but across the gallery walls, in the form of sprayed-over photographs. These images, reminiscent of 17th century Dutch still-lives, take on a special attraction from the contrasting accents of neon which overlay them. These elements of graffiti establish a relationship of interaction with the brilliant hues of the designer objects, forming a harmonious unit in terms of both content and design.