PHILIP GRÖZINGER: OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE
Die Nicole Gnesa Galerie freut sich außerordentlich, zum ersten Mal in einer Einzelschau Bilder des international renommierten Berliner Künstlers Philip Grözinger in München zeigen zu dürfen.
Nicole Gnesa Gallery is very proud to host the Munich premiere of the internationally renowned artist Philip Grözinger.
Virtual Surrealism is a terminology attempting to describe Grözinger's unique body of work.
In his paintings he spins a web of tightly interwoven applications of pasty paint, garish contrasts and delicate tonalities. They are accompanied by delicate fine lines that almost resemble the technique from miniature paintings, only to be seen up close - where his comiclike figures become almost human.
The basic theme is fictional surreality in outerspace. Figures are positioned in the foreground abstract world, whilst activating the background as part of this figurative world, where figures in astronaut suits have rendezvous with a recurring black manekin in abstract places or on parts of a otherworldly planetary landscape. The background flickers with abstract elements, which the viewer believes to be recognizable as Ufos or other systems.
This is where the story takes off... Cute, usually friendly laughing figures take part in funny things. They seem to arrange rings on strange filigree nettings. They shower, throw stars, admire rainbows, or simply appear to be in a happy blizz. The further you go on the journey in Philip Groezinger's paintings, the deeper you enter into his idyll of 70's Space Odyssey.
'Out of the Corner of my Eye' - a line from Comfortably Numb (1979) by Pink Floyd:
When I was a child, I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye, I turned to look but it was gone
I can not put my finger on it, The child is grown
The dream is gone, I have become comfortably numb.
The melancholic bridge to our reality makes you wish to be part of Grözinger's yearing fiction.
Philip Grözinger (* 1972) studied at the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig with Karl Schulz. He is a lecturer at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee in Berlin. His work has already been shown internationally in many places, as in the solo exhibition 'For a Fleeting Moment' at Marie Kirkegaard in Copenhagen at the moment. He lives and works in Berlin.
The artist will be present at the opening. We are looking forward to your visit!