Jim Thorell. Methadone

9 Sep 2016 – 22 Oct 2016

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Gillmeier Rech

Berlin, Germany


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Gillmeier Rech is very pleased to open Jim Thorell's solo exhibition "Methadone".


The ocean talks continuously and without any interruption.

Democracy and other bright ideas, combined with a motherload of cold hard cash, has assured that greed is as equally spread amongst the classes as butter on a piece of hot toast.

One bohemian young adult, in her pursuit to meet the criteria and satisfy the educated middle class (and upwards’) needs for innovation, taste and financial insurance, sees another young bohemian adult’s attempts in that very same pursuit as a failure, and finds it so essentially different to her attempts that it causes her to make a stiff vibrating fist in her pocket.

The gallery again welcomes you to a show by this 35-year tall man, and so on.

The pictures are made by hand the good old-fashioned way, with no help from slaves nor overpaid fabricators. It’s an old special technique first invented by old men in let’s say Greece or Rome, my memory is failing me here, but it’s ancient that’s for sure.

But here it is, for you to see it in the modern day, perfected to the fullest, yes it is oil mostly.

This artist sees the world for what it is, and has the courage to not turn away. It looks like monkeys; pale monkeys doing whatever, in a somewhat urban setting, and my sweet dear child, so do you. What you see here is all really real, it really did happen, hard facts. Every single detail is straight from the memory a.k.a. the brain bunker, and it’s real, take my word for it, and if that’s not good enough we got it all on tape. It’s been proven by scientists and is basically already in the history books, and I’m not a liar. If you think I’m a liar then please just get out of here, everyone just leave, if you can’t even keep up a decent attitude just go.

The artist made all this and he really made an effort this time! And it’s probably his best show ever, please just try to be positive and keep your opinions to your self. Like, no one owes you anything, you can’t just expect to be cool and free and walk into this room and be sour and ungrateful.

And if you don’t think so, or are accusing the artist of being a liar, well the artist is not a liar, who would wanna see an art show made by a liar, certainly not me.

A piece of life advice: avoid participating in orgies. It feels empty inside afterwards and especially if you are planning on having children, it will be harder to look them in the eyes and tell them to brush their teeth and eat their veggies, etc.

For your own safety and wellbeing, stay off of all illicit drugs that we are aware of, no matter how tempting it may be, there are plenty of alternatives, again only having your best in mind here.

We can’t solve these kind of problems.

The artist did read a long list of books.

Imagine for a moment if you had some thing, and then a photograph of that very same thing, and also a small text that described that thing, now THAT would be something to think about for like, probably decades.

PS does anyone here know how to operate a 3-d printer? Please contact the gallery…

Text: Alfred Boman

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Exhibiting artists

Jim Thorell


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