Martin Kasper

    Martin Kasper has been dealing with architecture and interiors for over two decades as a painter. In a constructive way, he uses the representation of interiors as an experimental field for artistic location determinations and paints portraits of spaces. In Kasper's spatial images, the viewer sees pictorial spaces that seem strangely familiar and thus arouse individual associations in the viewer. The painted spaces are usually deserted with a strong pull. 

    Through his painting, he transforms architectural spaces into scenes of emotional well-being: spaces of emptiness, intellectual freedom, moments of tense calm and atmospheres of unconventional aura emerge. By means of tricks such as reflections or refractions, the painter emphasizes the fictionality of the spatial images, which he transforms into search images and thus underlines their ambiguity. Adding something or leaving it out or manipulating the proportions, these spaces seem realistic at first glance, but on closer inspection you can see that the original architecture has been alienated to the demands of painting and the many inconspicuous shifts merge into an artificial structure through which a subjective concept of space can be seen. Just as skilful Martin Kasper illustrates the subtlety of his imagery by taking pictures of his own works in new images again. Irritating is the effect of how the painted images interact with the spaces in which they occur.

    Martin Kasper, «Lieu caché», 2017, Öl auf Leinwand, 80 x 120 cm
    Martin Kasper, «Schusev 2», 2018, Öl auf Leinwand, 150 x 200 cm
    Martin Kasper, «Passage 4», 2017, Öl auf Leinwand, 60 x 90 cm
    Martin Kasper, «Halle», 2018, Öl auf Leinwand, 200 x 300 cm

     

    Martin Kasper at Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner:

    ‹Im Wechsel›, 2018