Break On Through!
Felix Findeiß’s first solo exhibition „Break On Through“ breaks through barriers in many ways. One of the most impressive aspects is the overcoming of genre boundaries: the newly created series „gatherings“ sketches and stages both „drawing-as-painting“ and „painting-as-drawing“. In some cases they almost transform into wall sculptures through a crumbly pastiness or waxy softness. Intuitive as well as planned material explorations are permeated by references to architecture, language, landscape or a synthetic wealth of experience and meet the canvas in a virtuoso mysterious impression. As a sculptor, architect, painter or simply modeller, he is overthrowing established orders. „Umparken im Kopf“, doing things unconventionally different: a revolt on the street and in the head leaves traces on the canvases – grasping the madness of everyday life and sometimes with a penchant for the exaggerated or a fascination with the senseless. The viewer is unable to make sense of them until the end, because Felix Findeiß’s works might do not make sense – like so many things in life. That is why they are outstanding witnesses of our time, as it can only be produced by art, in order to push Findeiß back into the niche of orders.
We look forward to welcoming the artists for the opening. A new series of paintings „Gatherings“ as well as etchings from the series „Talking Evolution Man“ will be on display among other works. In addition, new works by Felix Anatol Findeiß and various artists will be on display in the fluid exhibition concept „Wohnung Lauxtermann“. The exhibition is curated by Aileen Treusch. A text by cultural studies scholar Konstantin D. Haensch will be published to accompany the solo exhibition.
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Upheaval through outbreak – The objects invite pattern recognition of the motifs, the colours, the shapes. One may ask oneself: what fits, what falls out?They develop an irresistible affordance of a memory game… a structuralist activity of taking apart and putting together – first the works, then their segments, then individual strokes, colour fields, blobs. (Konstantin Haensch)
Felix Anatol Findeiß (*1986) studied architecture at the Berlin University of the Arts. Using painting, sculpture, photography, and video art, his works are often thaught from an affinity to built space in a wider understanding. His subjects are fragments of bodies and fiction thrown into architectural formations – distillates of an isolated and ephemeral reality. He was able to further deepen his focus on the intersection of architecture and art with the Elsa Neumann Scholarship.