curated by Alessandra Pace
from 11.03.2004 to 30.04.2004
Galica Arte Contemporanea is pleased to present the first solo show in Italy of the Berlin-based artist Stephan Jung.
What do we see when we see?
The objects painted by Stephan Jung have been taken out of context and placed on a coloured surface. In this way it is no longer possible to identify either the origin or the relations between them. They are disconnected fragments and it is difficult to trace them back to definite objects or particular materials. The observer searches in his memory looking for features in order to help resurface sensations, which could focus the objects. Still, this exercise is vain. The objects have no odour and, as mercury, they are fleeting to the touch and changeable in their consistency. Their colours glitter until they join together restoring white. The images remain alien but at the same time they attract the eye in the depth of emptiness, until a crystalline image stands out as if a glow of light stroke the surface of the canvas. The initial question remains unsolved, but in each painting we look for an answer.
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