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“Isolationen & ZeigRäume”

Broeg, Ralf (2013) “Isolationen & ZeigRäume”. ISOLATIONEN & ZEIGRÄUME, 8 Nov - 21 Dec 2013, Petra Rinck Gallery, Dusseldorf, germany.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition


Insulation & Show rooms

In his third solo exhibition at the Petra Rinck Gallery Ralf Brög presents works from two parallels.

The work of the working group Show rooms , acts in many ways as a hybrid construction that combines the qualities of space in drawing, sculpture, painting and installation . Their different dimensions means they move in the near object model or architecture.

Potentially large volume is described with minimal means . Strict clear lines rhythm and break their surrounding space . Functional elements and technical subtleties remain invisible, which is the conceptual , abstract qualities of the sculptures are highlighted. The striking color accenting the various elements of the objects declared a carrier compositional , picturesque settlements .

Together with the Show premises provides Ralf Brög from a selection of small-format photographic prints . The insulations are produced in a process which is sketching or note of comparable.
They are a result of Brögs love of painting and the desire intensive study of this to lead in their own artistic practice.
Attracted feels the viewer of isolated objects that float at first glance before monochrome black background . If it occurs closer to the work in order to study the detailed, sometimes mysterious entity reveals itself dimly suspected drawing in black of the background. We look to the very dark former context, which now alone made ​​and modified pixels. We guess masterpieces of art history. The great arc of modern times to present day we find so exciting disparate artists such as Piero della Francesca , Jacques Louis David , Luis Melendez , Fritz Radziwill , Richard Oelze or Georgia O'Keeffe combined in a topical collection .

To the same extent as Brög moves an object in an independent composition into the light, he makes us curious about what happens in the dark , and challenges our memory and our imagination . Brög confronts us with the simultaneity of two image planes and presents us with the problem to synchronize them . He gives us the opportunity to see a new image, to lead us in the next moment in the seemingly familiar terrain of art history.

An obviously targeted activated sliding and jumping our impression and our reflection , we already know from other work Brögs . Also in this exhibition constellation the differences between the two groups of works exhibited are obvious and yet one can make meaningful parallels.
A common feature of the artworks clarity , conciseness and simplicity of the approach . The method of isolation, can be mentally as fruitful project to the group of Show rooms , conversely, the gesture of pointing for the insulation is essential. In a striking way, both fields of work thematize the surrounding space and our perception of it.

Address the insulation memory and loss by floating , usually identifiable objects / objects they point to the first view in the empty space in front of a barely legible origin , the Show premises rather activate our imagination and speak to our structuring , rhythmisierendes perception .

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Image (JPEG) (ZR_NIKE 2013, Aluminiumrohr, Mahagony, Lack, 388 x 99,2 x 110,3 cm)

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Image (JPEG) (FB_Puppe 2013, Isolationen, C-Print, 12 x 15 cm)

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Image (JPEG) ( JB_Fliegende 2006, Isolationen, C-Print 13,8 x 12 cm)

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Image (JPEG) (ZR_3000 2013, Aluminiumrohr, Mahagony, Lack, 213,5 x 99,2 x 110,3 cm)

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Image (JPEG) (Exhibition View 2)

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Image (JPEG) (ZRBN3D 2006, Aluminiumrohr, eingefärbtes Gießharz, 210 x 225 x 80 cm)

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Image (JPEG) (RO_Balls and Stick (V2) 2013, C-Print, 14,05 x 12 cm)

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Depositing User: Ashleigh Little


Item ID: 4954
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 14:18
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:37


Author: Ralf Broeg

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design


Fine Art > Sculpture

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