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Ends 24th October

Artist's description:

In the drawing I work on the one hand on the subject "FRATZEN" (engl. grimaces, masks).
Here, I develop grotesques and "carpets" calligraphically to graphic formations, so that they remind of graffiti tags or pieces, but still grimaces remain, but they are intertwined.

The work "me so small" (from 2017) and HANG-UP from 2018 deals with interaction with the wall – In BUBBLE there is an interaction within the object itself.

In the installation "BUBBLE", a 3D print is used as a self-portrait that is under a glass-dome or bubble cap and "writes" a grotesque "Fratzen"-drawing on the glass inside. Ment is the human’s moving in the same circles and getting information from the always same sources in the digital world – social media. By using always the same media it’s like living in a bubble. And the more using and living in this bubble the less we see the world surrounding us.

This is an edition / multiple (5 copies), consisting of a "grimace" drawing directly in the glass-dome (therefore always unique) and a figure - self-portrait of the artist.
Dimensions of the glass dome/bubble cap: 27cm height, 14cm cross-section dimension

More about FRATZEN:

In the surreal representations of his “Grimaces” Kriesel intends to confront the defective and distorted state of the world.
Quirky figures, fearful face expressions and ruined livelihoods, as well as funny-looking, smiling caricatures are brought to the paper or canvas with fine lines but a gestural manner of painting. “These “Fratzen” are also the “Grimaces” that we are confronted with in Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and the other ‘communities’ as well as in television. They grin at us from all over the place, be it Big Brother, any Talent show or from ‘I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here!’”.

Kriesel calls “Grimaces” that merge into each other “Grimace carpets”. Here all these different grotesque grimaces become a unit. A grimace can thus look deeply unhappy and at the same time laugh somehow angrily. According to the artist this also reflects our society, which on the one hand “functions” well –that is, is able to offer good entertainment–, but on the other causes pain.

Peer Kriesel shows his state of shock with this crazy world and his internal conflict in accepting it painting, drawing or blotting his “grimaces” almost uninterruptedly.
He is looking for the perfect, absolute grimace, that is, –according to the artist–: one that “embodies the total emotion, the absolute power”.

Materials used:

drawing onglass: pigment paint, acrylic; figure: plastic material, bubble cap: glass, floor: wood

Bubble (2018)


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