Coincidence and Intentionor the Will to Dance The word coincidence - in its origin, means something that falls upon oneor in the language of the mystics, a fortuity of something divine or incomprehensible, a finding you never searched for.
Today we might speak of coincidence as an extended form of intuition.Trusting everything that is, trusting your thoughts and trusting your needs. This extended form of intuition is found in Danni Pantel’s paintings,an abstract space where the definition of a concept has not yet formed. Combining the will for composition through the desired movement,she takes us into a cosmos that can be felt rather than told. By following her flowing, visual movements,we open up to our own intuition.
From the dab images of a Victor Hugo, to the drip paintings by Jackson Pollock or the exploding spray cans of Roman Signer; Danni Pantel combines these techniques and reinterprets thembetween control and the loss of it.
This play between coincidence and intuitionor the will to dance makes Danni Pantel’s work very contemporaryand shows her courage to claim her position in this field,dominated mostly by men, very effortlessly. She manages to effortlessly distinguish her work from any gender issues.
The exhibition’s title "Serendipitous Intention" describes the intention to follow an accidental observation of something originally not searched for,in order to discover something new and surprising.
Markus Keibel, 2017.