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19 NOV 2021 – 29 JAN 2022

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AOA;87 celebrates its first anniversary with the solo exhibition “THE INVERSION OF MEMORY” by artist Holger Schmidhuber.

The artist, who lives in Bad Schwalbach and Berlin, works in cycles, each is characterized by extensive preliminary considerations and detailed studies of artistic processes. The cycles touch each other and yet stand in autonomy. Schmidhuber’s artistic identity is rooted in the appropriative selection and subsequent creative act that transforms his work.
In his cycle “The Inversion of Memory” he shows canvases that are first printed with the ornamentation of an oriental carpet and then reworked in a painterly manner. At times he uses a squeegee, creating the typical painterly density of layers of paint that break up, overlap, or dissolve. But also the dilution of more pasty acrylic paints is used. Finally, he put the brush completely out of the hand and pours and collages or pulls the canvas through the paint. For the artist, the creative process is also a process of interpretation, and for the beholder, the interpretative process is also creative. As the level of abstraction increases, so does the demand on the imagination, rooted in our own experiences and conflicts. The exhibition is complemented with exhibits from the cycle “Carpets of the Forgotten”. Is it possible to use a carpet that is used to being trampeld with the feet as a canvas? Schmidhuber takes up this question in his work cycle “Carpets of the Forgotten”: he sublimates “old” carpets into a high-cult object and thus takes up the tradition of tapestries. His interest in color theory has led him to experiment with light- and pigment-based color models, and so the colors he has developed glow by day or by night. Text fragments such as “DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS” change to the nighttime message “FAITH” (see below). Pourings of color following the method of Pllock play “all over” the carpet. And the carpet is at the end where it must be: on the floor. Please enter!

 

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