New Viewings #8

Curated by Anne Schwanz

As much as the artists Anna Ehrenstein, Dennis Buck, Jack Burton and Marta Vovk differ in their artistic approach, there is one thing that unites them all: somehow they are all storytellers – whether it is actually through the format of storytelling, as in Ehrenstein, Burton and Vovk’s work, or precisely through the refusal of the narrative, as in Buck’s artistic practice. Through their own very personal, subjective way of seeing things and transforming their thoughts into art, all of them raise our awareness to the big questions of life.

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Marta Vovk

In Vovk’s Viewing Room „Powerful Daily Affirmations“ we see her painting „carpe diem“ which is part of her „tabooed hobby art material“ series. In this work, Vovk counteracts the established, elitist „painting ethos“ by using Window Color.

In the text installation „Powerful Daily Affirmations“, Vovk playfully responds to all the positive affirmations that we constantly encounter on the internet and which fill numerous „self-help“ bookshelves. Instead of the regular positive life-affirming, self-improvement version we’re used to, we are now confronted with self-criticism and self-hate statements, which are often deeply integrated in many peoples thinking patterns. The wall installation „B for Business“ is to be understood like a large drawing, where the individual components and parts can be moved as required. In this way, the entire installation – and thus also the course of the whole story – can be retold over and over again.

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Works Marta Vovk

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Marta Vovk

NSRGF (2019)
Laquer on pinewood
105 x 165 cm
4.500 EUR incl. VAT
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GOOG (2019)
Laquer on pinewood
100 x 160 cm
4.300 EUR incl. VAT
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Marta Vovk

what looks good today may not look good tomorrow 2 (fashion embryo) (2019)
Acrylic, spray paint and lacquer on canvas
210 x 185 cm
6.600 EUR incl. VAT
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Marta Vovk

Klassenkampf II (2019)
Mixed media on canvas
210 x 185 cm
6.600 EUR incl. VAT
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Dennis Buck

The floor installation “New Times (Monday through Sunday)” of Dennis Buck plays with the idea that artists are normal „businesses“. But whereas businesses usually have fixed opening hours, artists often work around the clock, „Monday through Sunday“.

This of course also fits the current situation: a lot of things have now been moved to the digital world and, as we all know, the internet is also „open“ Monday through Sunday – just like this exhibition.

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Works Dennis Buck

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Dennis Buck

Dennis Hopper (2018)
Sun-bleached cotton
200 x 120 cm
11.000 EUR incl. VAT
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Dennis Buck

By Popular Demand (2019)
Sun-bleached cotton
200 x 130 cm
11.000 EUR incl. VAT
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Dennis Buck

Here’s a Logo (2019)
Silicon, soft PVC adhesive on plastic
200 x 140 cm
11.000 EUR incl. VAT
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Dennis Buck

L’Amour Toujours (2019)
From the series: Karaoke Series
Silicon, soft PVC, foam on plexiglass
60 x 40 cm
2.400 EUR incl. VAT
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Jack Burton

Jack Burton presents us with a relationship between two bodies. The first body is that of the planet Europa, which we might read as a platonic ideal of Europe, living in the heavens.

The second body is that of an earth bound rock we could see as an incarnation of the European Project in reality; weathered, beaten, but still marked with the sign of peace and advertising its hospitality. The planet looks lovingly at the rock, which smokes, and keeps going, lighting the way.
In all the work there is a play between the fragility of hope and the effort to overcome destruction and disunity. Jack Burton’s work uses ideas from Economics, Historical reference points, and the European Project in particular, as subject matters.

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Works Jack Burton

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Jack Burton

The Nixon Shocks (2020)
Oil paint on canvas
180 x 130 cm
8.300 EUR incl. VAT
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Jack Burton

Night Out with the Ampersand (2019)
Oil paint, archival pigment print, on canvas
160 x 130 cm
7.900 EUR incl. VAT
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Jack Burton

Looking at the Remains of the Roman Empire in Croatia (2019)
Oil paint, archival pigment print, on canvas
175 x 135 cm
8.300 EUR incl. VAT
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Anna Ehrenstein

Anna Ehrenstein, *1993 in Germany,
lives and works in Berlin, Cologne, Tirana and the cloud

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Anna Ehrenstein’s work complex „A Lotus Is A Lotus“ attempts to understand „affect“ and „society“ in the past and present by carefully studying and observing physical, virtual and material objects.

Ehrenstein understands affect as the „stickiness“ of values, ideas and emotions circulating between objects. Inspired by this, she plays with new artistic techniques that she would have liked to try out earlier, but which was not possible due to barriers such as physical laws or the contemporary level of technology – such as breaking up the gallery floor and filling it with the sticky, green „affect material“.

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Works Anna Ehrenstein

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A Lotus is A Lotus III (2019)
Hand made lenticular prints mounted on dibond
Edition 3/3
64,5 x 45,5 cm
1.600 EUR incl. VAT
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A Lotus is A Lotus No 26 (2018)
Lenticular print mounted on Acryl
Edition 3/3
Framed 15 x 10 cm
400 EUR incl. VAT
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Anna Ehrenstein

A Lotus is A Lotus No 24 (2018)
Lenticular print mounted on Acryl
Edition 2/3
Framed 10 x 15 cm
400 EUR incl. VAT
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Anna Ehrenstein

A Lotus is A Lotus No 25 (2018)
Lenticular print mounted on Acryl
Edition 2/3
Framed 15 x 10 cm
400 EUR incl. VAT
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