Eitempera auf Leinwand,230 x 200 cm
The force of tornadoes dissolves existing order, well known and familiar things are unexpectedly whirled around.
The exhibition Twister shows large scale paintings and paper works of the Berlin artist Ina Geißler from her new series Dichtung. Depictions of grids and spheres are intertwined here: The grid as ornament is serial and thus infinitely repeatable. The sphere, as a closed shape, is hermetic and confining. From the connection of these contrary forms appear spaces that rotate and pull the viewer into their vortex. Fragments of urban architecture can be glimpsed in this swirl.
Geißler dismantles existing architecture and reassembles it in construction kit style. In the process of painting, the photographic prototype emancipates itself. It ends up revealing itself only by association, becomes fragmented. The representational origin of the motifs dissolves into an abstract picture, where the order of up and down, inside and outside, near and far no longer exists. A new spatial arrangement appears, built up of many layers. Geißler applies one layer of paint upon another in egg tempera. Here the colours converge, there they separate sharply.
The result is a futuristic architecture, that finds its counterweight in the brushed areas applied with matte and muted pastose colours. The connection of architectural space with sensuous painting is unfamiliar and dynamic. The eye enjoys following the swirls, in the end discovering a new horizon of experience.
Ina Geißler (*1970) completed her studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin as master scholar under Prof. Marwan. After numerous international exhibitions and awards, "Twister" is the first presentation at Galerie Wagner + Partner.