June 29 until August 13 2017
Opening: June 29, 19:30 h
„sans titre“, 2017, oil on canvas, 190x150cm
Theatrically, almost surreally, always constructed and stage-like, the paintings of Benjamin Moravec move on the narrow ridge between reality and virtuality.
Gloomy, eerie rooms accommodate a “picture in picture” on an easel-like construct, on which a radiant, almost romantic landscape appears; in confusing fascinating tableaux, strange spatial structures overlap with the image of a human figure; landscape representations are broken by irritating image surfaces. Moravec is always concerned with “the effect of images on our perception of reality” and the investigation of how people deal with today’s mass of images.