COM&COM (Marcus Gossolt / Johannes M. Hedinger): ‹SKY›

12.6.-12.7.2014 (bis 26.7.2014 nach Absprache)

After THE BIG ONE (2006–2008) and the large-scale cloud paintings CLOUDS (2011–2012), SKY is Com&Com’s third painting cycle shown in our gallery. Choosing from several hundreds of sky photographs taken on their travels in recent years, the artists (Marcus Gossolt/Johannes M. Heding-er), concentrating on nothing but the sky, turned these photos into beguiling acrylic paintings on canvas. The works, playful homages to the vagaries of nature, consisting of subtle transitions of paint creat-ing a hint of nothingness on the canvas, oscillate between monochrome and polychrome so that they virtually move when seen in certain lighting conditions. Once again, in their rendering of representa-tional depictions of the sky that are utterly abstract, Com&Com have succeeded in undermining all artistic formulae. Individual projection screens and metaphors for infinity, the paintings bear titles that tell us where they were taken (Locarno, New York or Auschwitz for example), triggering the beholders' individual store of experiences. In their second cycle COSMOS, based on elaborately altered original space photographs, the artists go further still in terms of space. By showing us what is above the visible sky, they offer us a subjec-tive view into the universe and the stars. The small-scale paintings, seductive and thought-provoking, oscillate between macrocosms and microcosms where the infinite or that which is be-yond our grasp is firmly present, but the inconceivable expanse is reduced to tiny precious objects. Each COSMOS is a unique copy and comes as a pigment fine art print that looks like a photograph but is actually somewhere in-between painting and photography. As some pictures are real while others are fictional, the exhibition separates into two parts. Yet, the parts flow seamlessly into each other – as much in the sky as in their presentation. But the question which category the individual works belong to remains. Com&Com (Marcus Gossolt/Johannes M. Hedinger) work at the interface of art and media, ques-tioning these in various subtle ways. For their multimedia and transmedia art projects they draw on various artistic genres, such as film, music, text, photography, drawing, sculpture, installation or painting. In doing so, they put two themes centre-stage: the rediscovery of beauty in the humdrum and everyday as well as the celebration of what is authentic and fresh.Bernhard Bischoff, June 2014

 

«COSMOS #1», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #1», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #2», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #2», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #3», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #3», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #4», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #4», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #5», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #5», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #6», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #6», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #7», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #7», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #8», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #8», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #9», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #9», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSOS #10», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSOS #10», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #11», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #11», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #12», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #12», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #13», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #13», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #15», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #15», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #16», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #16», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #17», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«COSMOS #17», Fineartprint, 20 x 20 cm, Unikat
«SKY - Braunwald», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Braunwald», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Fort Myers Florida», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Fort Myers Florida», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Helsinki», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Helsinki», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - New York», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - New York», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Singapore», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Singapore», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - St. Gallen», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - St. Gallen», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Locarno», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
«SKY - Locarno», 2014, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 100 cm
 


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Pascal Danz - Works on Paper 2019
Bodo Korsig - Escape from Memory 2019
Kotscha Reist - Comptoire de Mystic 2019
Martin Kasper
Reto Camenisch 2018
Christian Denzler 2018
Martin Kasper - Im Wechsel 2018
Matchpoint 2018
Andrea Heller / Dominik Stauch 2018
Porter à l'envers 2018
Alfred Hofkunst 2018
Silvia Gertsch - Captured 2018
Winter Story 2017
Böniger / Indermühle 2017
Sereina Steinemann 2017
Xerxes Ach - inside outside 2017
Christian Indermühle - Glarea 2017
Peter Wüthrich 2017
Samuel Blaser - Skip the Pit Stop 2017
Filip Haag - Ins Auge 2017
Kotscha Reist - Painting As Usual 2017
Pascal Danz - Vor der Reise 2016
Laurent Schmid 2016
Freyschmidt/Merkisch/à Wengen 2016
Aquaréelles 2016
Com&Com - New works 2016
Reto Leibundgut - Clementine 2016
Erich Weiss feat. Otto Tschumi 2016
ABOUT PAINTING - PART II 2016
Dominik Stauch 2015
Christian Denzler - Neue Arbeiten 2015
Bodo Korsig - No regrets 2015
Filip Haag - Abrakadie & mehr 2015
Kotscha Reist 2015
Samuel Blaser 2015
Pascal Danz 2015
Elsbeth Böniger - Structures 2015
Catching Moments 2014
Now and Here 2014
(Hi)stories 2014
Summerproject 14
Com&Com - Sky 2014
Katia Bourdarel 2014
Otto Tschumi - Variationen 2014
Lorenz Spring - Spring im Winter 2014
En-lighted 2013
Reto Leibundgut 2013
Patterns 2013
Filip Haag - Oder nach Absprache 2013
Mit dem Körper sehen 2013
Samuel Blaser - Diptycha 2013
Originally Bern 2013
Zwischenspiel: PROGR In-House 2013
Kotscha Reist - Old Ideas 2013
Pascal Danz 2013
Dominik Stauch - Rhinestones 2012
Tiefen Wirkungen 2012
Summerproject 2012
On paper 2012
Com&Com - Clouds 2012
Arno Nollen 2012
Locking glass 2012
Raffaela Chiara - Transformer Kit 2012
X Years 2011
Dominik Stauch - Breathless 2011
Marius Lüscher 2011
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Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
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