Michaela Zimmer's paintings bring the body forward as an argument. This is not necessarily visible at first, but it is palpable, because the format and interior structure of the canvases are based on the artist's height and reach. Thus a performative space is portrayed which corresponds directly with each viewer, since like Le Corbusier's Modulor, it takes man as the
measure. If one engages with it, not only does a fusion of pictorial and actual space occur, the painting support and the picture also become one. For lack of a fixed source of light in the picture, the distance collapses which separates the viewer from the site of the visual experience. Instead, there is an infinite succession of reflections in a countless number of paint layers. What is specific about these canvases, characterised by a virtually incorporeal, floating chromatic space, is the fourth dimension inscribed within them; time manifested as traces of the performative between the multitiered, fragmented layers.
N° 1 stands for the first in a series of exhibitions at Stuttgarter Platz 2, right across S-Bahnhof Charlottenburg / U-Bahnhof Wilmersdorferstrasse (U7). The space, still a hybrid between shop-to-be and building site is facing the railway.
In a 2-weekly interval frontviews temporary will present a selection of soloshows that will function as a statement, commenting on motivation, history and elements of connections in a single artist's work or the work of an artist group.
The next exhibition focuses on a joint work by Kathrin Köster and Markues.
frontviews temporary at
Stuttgarter Platz 2
Sat – Sun 3 – 6 pm