Christoph Worringer - Der magische Kubus / The Cube. Bilder, Zeichnungen, Modelle, Skizzen

Christoph Worringer - Der magische Kubus / The Cube. Bilder, Zeichnungen, Modelle, Skizzen

Saturday, September 13, 2014Saturday, November 22, 2014

Klosterstraße 12
Münster, 48143 Germany

Catalogue available. Text by Jasmin Alley, German/English, 2014, 56 p., 65 coloured Ill., Euro 15,-

The viewer often assumes that figurative art depicts realities because it uses naturalism. Worringer has developed a method that points to the fact that he does not depict realities but rather uses naturalistic elements as an aesthetic concept.

In his recent works Worringer uses the game “The Cube”. This game aims to improve our self-knowledge by asking us to imagine a flower, a ladder, a horse and a cube. The elements are then revealed to represent different things in our lives. Their meanings are interpreted according to the context in which we imagine those elements. Experiencing Worringer’s art in general, and this project in particular, has two aspects that are crucial to consider. On the one hand Worringer builds objects that he uses as models in his paintings and drawings. These objects reflect – in the way they are made – that they have literally been made.

On the other hand Worringer picks up his own way of working through themes in his paintings and drawings. He paints a flower bouquet, which is naturally not a flower bouquet – it is a painted flower bouquet. When taking a closer look we see the price tags on the flowers and conclude that we do not even see a painted flower bouquet. It is not only the theme of the painting that is artificially made: it is also the object itself that is being made. So what do we see? It is not the floral still life that it pretends to be. At this very moment the painting’s theme and its character of “being made” – the way Worringer works – tie in together and reveal how important the process of making art is – also for the viewer.

At the same time Worringer objects with his artworks and how he makes them to our habit of reading and interpreting art. His artworks challenge us to see instead of simply seeking signs and symbols. Challenge your own seeing and discover his artworks in the exhibition “The Cube”.