Four Rooms: A Floating World

Four Rooms: A Floating World brings together four positions by four artists Klodin Erb, Pierre Haubensak, Jamie Isenstein, Sebastian Utzni in four rooms, which is very diverse both thematically and technically: it takes into account all artistic processes such as painting, drawing, installation, sculpture and printmaking, and addresses different problems.

In the first room, Sebastian Utzni presents new woodcuts that follow the 18th- and 19th-century tradition of Japanese woodcut landscape depictions. The six large-format prints depict landscapes, some of which seem familiar at first glance—but the impression is deceptive. As the title Conflict Landscape suggests, the idyllic landscape of mountains and rivers has another dimension. This collection showcases where the minerals our society needs to produce electrical appliances, especially computers and mobile phones.

In the second room, Pierre Haubensak presents pictures from the Tetras collection. He started the series in 1988 and continued until 2008. In Canvas, each divided into four equally sized rectangles, Pierre Haubensack explored the possibilities of painting. By dividing the canvas into four gamuts, he targeted his work. It's important that the light and dark gradients are always offset diagonally, as this gives the painting a pinwheel-like twist. The artist achieves the depth effect through the choice of color and the application of fabrication in various fields.

Klodin Erb presents a new group of works Flowers for Sale in the third room. These are interesting flower paintings that are only shown to the public when looked closely, and suggest a sale to nature. The images were created on plastinated tablecloths, the themes subtly continued, altered or added with new elements. She reworked the print patterns to varying degrees. In some pictures, the floral background was already illegible, so the pattern was redrawn and altered; in other cases, the printed colors and drawings were clearer and were an important part of the invention of painting.

In the fourth room, Jamie Isenstein installed surreal elements in the interior. The central piece in the room is the harp, which makes sound but loses its sound when I "play" (weave) it". The depiction of four hands holding different light bulbs reminds the artist of the torch-bearing hand of the Statue of Liberty. Draw hands with drumsticks paired with pots, as both elements evoke home and music.

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