Bodo Korsig

‹Escape from Memory›

22.2. – 30.3.2019

Opening Thursday 21.2.2019, 18-20h

Bodo Korsig, „HIDDEN MIND“ 2016, Stahl, powder-coated, Lack ca. 250x 250 x 3 mm
Bodo Korsig, „HIDDEN MIND“ 2016, Stahl, powder-coated, Lack ca. 250x 250 x 3 mm
Bodo Korsig, „HIDDEN MIND“ 2016, Stahl, powder-coated, Lack ca. 250x 250 x 3 mm
Bodo Korsig, „HIDDEN MIND“ 2016, Stahl, powder-coated, Lack ca. 250x 250 x 3 mm
Bodo Korsig, „HIDDEN MIND“ 2016, Stahl, powder-coated, Lack ca. 250x 250 x 3 mm
Bodo Korsig, «expect the unexpected», 2016, Öl auf Papier, gerahmt, 42 x 42 cm
Bodo Korsig, «expect the unexpected», 2016, Öl auf Papier, gerahmt, 42 x 42 cm
Bodo Korsig, «expect the unexpected», 2016, Öl auf Papier, gerahmt, 42 x 42 cm
Bodo Korsig, «expect the unexpected», 2016, Öl auf Papier, gerahmt, 42 x 42 cm
Bodo Korsig, «Gedankensplitter 2», 2018, ca. 50 x 50 x 10 cm
Installation view
Bodo Korsig „herz[stück]“ 2016/2017, Zeichnung auf Papier, je 60 x 60 cm
Bodo Korsig „herz[stück]“ 2016/2017, Zeichnung auf Papier, je 60 x 60 cm
Bodo Korsig „herz[stück]“ 2016/2017, Zeichnung auf Papier, je 60 x 60 cm
Bodo Korsig, «Feed Your Soul», 2014, Spezial-Plexiglas, LED Lampen, 17,5 x 2,5 x 3 cm
Installation view 2019
Installation view 2019
Installation view 2019
Installation view 2019
Installation view 2019
Installation view 2019
Installation view 2019

Bodo Korsig lives and works in Trier and New York. He was born in 1962 in Zwickau, Germany, and studied sculpture and stone restoration in Berlin. Working within a broad range of artistic techniques and materials, including wood cut, drawing, painting, sculptural reliefs as well as photography and film.

Many years ago Korsig turned to neurosciences and behavioural research, driven by the question of what structures underlie human behaviour and perception. He creates poetic, provocative, mysterious and pictogrammatic images about existential subjects of humanity. Many of Bodo Korsig’s works analyse patterns of behaviour under extreme conditions such as fear, violence or death. Counting on the power of graphic lines, the pictures’ abstract forms remind one of logos from advertising, even if they are more complicated than that. They seem foreign and strangely familiar at the same time, partly inspired by and based on medical images, partly on everyday objects, which only seemingly add up to a complete picture.

The round, soft forms, seductive at a first glance, turn into strange plants that radiate an unpredictable and uncontrollable energy on closer examination. These pictorial, on the surface nicely ornamental icons also put one in mind of depictions of cell structures, bacterial chains or viral growths. It is the play with ambivalent emotions and the irritations of his own visual experience that appeals to Korsig. The beholder oscillates between fascination, trust and mistrust, at the same time attracted and repelled, but also bothered, threatened and at the artist’s mercy. Often Bodo Korsig combines his visual worlds with text fragments. His sloganesque phrases refer to existential subjects such as love and sexuality, life and death, remembering and forgetting, past, present and future.

In addition to the exhibition in the Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, the work "Weltruhe" by Bodo Korsig can be seen vis à vis in the showroom of Videokunst.ch. In this video, the artist brings together the disciplines of dance, lyric, music and video. The starting point is a poem by the Berlin poet Scardanelli (Thorsten Preisser).

 



Archiv Bern/PROGR:
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
Reto Leibundgut - Flora 2011
Kotscha Reist - Painting Life 2011
Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
Reto Camenisch 2010
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