Construction sites, abandoned buildings and accumulations of ownerless objects are hallmarks of Berlin, which have attracted numerous artists and tourists since the 90s. Chung Ka Chun dedicates his work to this myth of deserted places in his painting assemblages, which he composes from objets trouvés and fragments of decaying surface structures. His archaeological view searches for the memory of those things that transcend their functionalist relationship in everyday life and enter into a new relationship with their surroundings.
The old, deteriorated surfaces are imitated with oil paint, their exfoliated plaster and crumbling concrete looks strangely realistic, the found objects seem lifted and protected. They refer to the alienation and decontextualization which these elements of everyday urban life experience in their new surroundings, that the studio or the exhibition space. Chung Ka Chun continues this alienation on a pictorial level in his more recent works. He alienates the color from the canvas and the canvas from its frame. These works play with the purported contrast between the gravity of the material and the volatility of the idea.
The exhibition features an artist talk on 19 February at 7 pm.
Exhibition 04. Feb. – 24. Feb.
Opening 04. Feb. 19:00
Artist Talk 19. Feb. 19:00
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