Urban Spree Galerie will open its 2016 exhibition season with Johannes Mundinger’s first solo show in the gallery, entitled « Unterm Nebel » (Under the Fog).
BELOW THE FOG
The impressions we have aren´t reliable, it was a lifetime ago and now we have vague feelings of atmospheres, colours and smells; everything else remains inside a dense fog that psychiatry calls the consciousness.
There are a few images that remain in our memory, from our early years we don’t remember them but they form us. Our behaviours, our personalities and our lives all rely on those things we think we have forgotten.
Mundinger uses these fragments that are left, he plays with these early influences of images blurring into memories addressing the canvas as if he would recall a moment locked in his own mind capsule.
Mundinger plays with the repetition of reality as every painter does yet he explores intuitive gestures and unconscious sequences that gives a detached feeling to the works and allows the viewer to play with their own set of aesthetic beliefs.
Mundinger, born in 1982 in Offenburg, has studied in Münster and Brussels, since 2011 he is living in Berlin. His works had been shown by the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, the Museum Weserburg, Bremen and the Freiburger Kunstverein; in 2013 he was awarded the jury price of the Berliner Kunstverein. Since 2012 he is resident artist of the Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin.
His paintings oscillate between abstraction and figuration, the installation of his work is often determined through site-specific elements, which function as integral aspects of his paintings.
Opening: 4. March from 7pm
Finissage: 20. March from 6pm with a concert by Ori
Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 7pm
Revaler Str. 99, Berlin
Urban Spree Galerie: email@example.com