VW (VeneKlasen/Werner) is pleased to announce MoDiMiDoFrSaSo, a group exhibition featuring works by Harold Ancart, Klaus Jörres and Nico Vascellari. The exhibition opens Wednesday 29 June and continues through 30 July.
Harold Ancart, Klaus Jörres and Nico Vascellari represent three distinct artistic positions, each rooted in a conceptual approach to image making that tends toward abstraction.
Harold Ancart’s works on paper, wall drawings and sculptural installations derive from a principal of immediacy typically associated with conventional drawing. For Ancart, drawing is transitional - the means to open a sculptural field and activate a given physical space. His overall practice is a delicate negotiation between figuration and abstraction, between planning and intuition, balancing the precision of an idea with the poetry of its accomplishment. Preferring to work in-situ, Ancart ultimately allows his intuition to guide his creative process as he engages with and interferes in the structure, proportions, situation and surface of a space. The ephemerality of his materials, which include loose pigments, twine and soot, encourages a reading of his work as a visual time capsule in three-dimensional space.
The basic element of Klaus Jörres’ paintings is a stylized surface covered with paint – a grid. He explores the structural essence of the medium of painting in a practical, almost clinical, manner. The austere appearance of his works implies an interest in repetition but, for the artist, there is no such thing. His paintings, in their purity of form and rigorous design, stake an impersonal and anti-biographical position within a classical mode of abstraction. The overriding formalism of Klaus Jörres’ work establishes itself independently from its surroundings; yet like binary code, each individual work is a valid representation of the whole. Reiteration, not repetition, is therefore logical and essential, the poetic source code all his paintings share.
Nico Vascellari’s practice is steeped in his personal biography, an important element of which is his involvement with punk music and underground culture. Music, sound and performance are central to his practice as a visual artist, which also encompasses sculpture and collage. In his complex, densely layered installations, creation and corrosion are equal partners. His works often incorporate fragments of looped sounds or various objets trouvé , things from daily life which caught the artist’s eye (or ear) and subsequently were diverted from their intended use. By repositioning the profane, Nico Vascellari reveals and enshrines the sometimes hidden beauties of sound, light and time inherent in the natural world.
MoDiMiDoFrSaSo opens with a reception and party for the artists Wednesday 29 June from 18:00. For more information please call the gallery or visit www.vwberlin.com.