BEYOND

RAFAELLA BRAGA - TRISTAN DROBIK - BRIAN MOUNTFORD - MAX MUCHA - OLAMIDE OGUNADE OLISCO - FABIAN RAMÍREZ
February 11 - April 3, 2022
Opening day February 10, 11 am - 6 pm

“The impulse to create begins — often terribly and fearfully — in a tunnel of silence”
Adrienne Rich, poet non-fiction writer essayist,
 asserted in her spectacular 1997 lecture Arts of the Possible



“Beyond” – a group exhibition, representing 6 artists, working in different techniques and with different impulses, at the same time we allow ourselves to make a kind of generalization – an image of personal truth of human life – this is an attempt to satisfy “craving for the cloud of unknowing beyond knowledge and for the silence beyond speech.” There are the techniques for focusing attention, for teaching skills of attention… Once the artist’s task seemed to be simply that of opening up new areas and objects of attention. That task is still acknowledged, but it has become problematic. The very faculty of attention has come into question, and been subjected to more rigorous standards…

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“Beyond” – a group exhibition, representing 6 artists, working in different techniques and with different impulses, at the same time we allow ourselves to make a kind of generalization – an image of personal truth of human life – this is an attempt to satisfy “craving for the cloud of unknowing beyond knowledge and for the silence beyond speech.” There are the techniques for focusing attention, for teaching skills of attention…Once the artist’s task seemed to be simply that of opening up new areas and objects of attention. That task is still acknowledged, but it has become problematic. The very faculty of attention has come into question, and been subjected to more rigorous standards…


Rafaella Braga (b.1998 Goiânia, Brazil) Berlin based artist, began tracing her own path in arts through graffiti and later finding herself in painting, exploring it freely and without any pre-conception. She has been developing and materializing her ideas mostly on large scale canvases, that can take up entire walls, revealing a physically intense working method. Using the canvas as a diary, her practice has the body as primer matter, investigating the self outlined by her vulnerabilities and secrets, and revolves around the interplay between reality and fantasy, identity and time, offering a dreamlike alternative to reality.

Tristan Drobik (b. 1993 Frankenthal (Pfalz), Germany) Dusseldorf based artist, works to deal with questions about light, space, atmosphere and imagination/the psychological level of visualising things.

Brian Mountford (b. 1994 Liverpool, Great Britain) his work has an unstable propensity that results in surprising juxtapositions and unusual interplays, - these often manifest as elongated anatomies and intertwining hairy flesh like cartoon matter that comically masquerade as semi human body horror. The paintings are multi-layered; their creation and their subject matter are constructed from both disposable and significant artistic ideas and social beliefs, such as 80s trash culture, crypto zoology, horror, sci-fi, the supernatural and folklore. The beauty of the painting medium and what it has to offer, paired with the contradictory ugliness of its subject matter, creates a weird and uneasy pictorial landscape.

Max Mucha (b. 1995 Munich, Germany) in his figurative paintings Max Mucha creates a complex pictorial world. The space gets shaped and occupied by his figures. The fictitious reality of the pictorial space is made tangible through the physicality of the figures, through their painterly representations. His current work explores male identity through imagination in terms of subjectivity and sensitivity. In the process of constant revision, dense compositions invite for a silent, almost contemplative observation.

Olamide Ogunade Olisco (b. 1996 Lagos, Nigeria) his theme and messages focus on the situations in African corruption, self-esteem, negligence, greed, e.t.c., also the inferiority complex suffered by Africans. “My art tend to make the society recover and believe we can make our continent great if we unite“.

Fabian Ramírez (b. 1994 Mexico City, Mexico) his work focuses on understanding Art as an action where preconceptions of reality could be dynamized. In this way, his recent work studies space as a negotiation trying to refuse the idea of art as an aesthetic object, but as the presence of symbols and Ideas that try to reclaim their consideration on this scenario that we call “reality”.

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WORKS

Rafaella Braga
De tocaia, 2021
mixed media on fabric
220x230
Tristan Drobik
Untitled, 2022
oil and pigment on printed canvas
250x190
Tristan Drobik
Blüme, 2021
oil on canvas
260x180
Brian Mountford
Hot head, 2019
oil and beeswax on canvas
180x150
Brian Mountford
Untitled, 2021
oil on canvas
180x150
Max Mucha
Under der Hüllen, 2021
oil on canvas
110x80
Max Mucha
Morgen, 2021
oil on canvas
50x40
Olamide Ogunade Olisco
Secret admirer 002, 2021
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
91x91
Olamide Ogunade Olisco
The girasole hug, 2022
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
76x76
Fabian Ramírez
Datura's garden, 2022
mixed media on canvas
160x140
Fabian Ramírez
Apparitions, 2022
mixed media on canvas
140x160
Fabian Ramírez
Landscape beyond the eye, 2022
mixed media on canvas
160x140