OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art will be presenting February 15 - March 17, 2012
The Future That Lies Behind Us
Work on Paper
Traveling into the mind of an artist might be something like a time travel into the unknown, the future. Exposed to his ideas, imagination, thoughts, we discover fragments, details, hints, which are awfully close to us or comfortably far away from our own mindset.
Watching Milko Pavlov's abstract Watercolors, is like floating through their complex and amorphous organic formations, which establish positions in the infinity of White, evaporate or melt together, mounting into dark zones. It is like taking a dive into a process, which seems to get out of control or is about to make sense. It's like walking on the edge into a space without purpose and yet we easily might discover our fascination for an apocalyptic moment. Elements which seem to be abstract and strange on first sight all the sudden turn into a familiar shape, suggesting a solution, somewhere buried in our mind, to be rediscovered as a future that lies behind us.
Wolfgang Herbold's Ink Drawings, meticulously executed, suggest due to their enormous precision and great attention to detail that their content is easily accessible. Yet trying to come up with a description of the content proves to be a challenge as the visualized content leaves a lot space for interpretation, but doesn't offer any concrete hints about it's origin. Rather than telling us a story the artist applies his creativity to use the picture producing apparatus to document with lines and dots the experience of our daily life, between chaos and order in a self defined micro cosmos, observed with a macro lens.
Last, but not least Andrej Glusgold offers us in his Ink Drawings from the work group "Femme Magnetique" the concrete figurative approach, most prefer to feel safe and - just to be fooled. Rich in detail, almost painful in their enduring precision, these images offer many familiar elements, but turn into non familiar results, straight taken out of a surreal context, frightening and fascinating at the same time. Glusgold plays with our desire for the forbidden fruit and produces a cold shiver when beauty requests the price of a lost limb. The vivid approach of his drawings will burn a lasting memory in the mind or reanimate, what was buried a long time ago, in our desperate attempt to create our own reality.
Reception for the Exhibition is Friday, February 17, 6-9PM
Entrance free - Age suitability 16