BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

ANDREAS GRIMM MUNCHEN is pleased to announce the exhi bition ‘Abendland\,’ a collaboration of two young artists from the M unich Art Academy: Andreas Chwatal (born 1982 in Regensburg\, Germany) and Leonhard Hurzlmeier (born 1983 in Starnberg\, Germany). The exhibition feat ures installations\, drawings as well as paintings.

\n

The imagery of Leonhard Hurzlmeier is one of geometry. Clean lines\, triangles\, rectangle s and trapeze converge and coincide\, creating works of playful ornamentati on\, contrasting the more algid abstraction of someone like Mark Rothko. By approaching the paintings of Hurzlmeier\, the viewer realizes\, that the s upposedly even canvases feature a very detailed structure. The artist accen tuates the ‘scars’ of the entire painting process and thereby creating an i nteresting contrast between the calculated motive and the organic feeling o f the paintings. Hurzlmeier paints on already used canvases\, whose surface s he completely repaints\, however\, he allows the ‘old’ texture to shine t hrough and by doing so\, his works become immanent documents of time.

\n

The playful works of Andreas Chwatal reflect in some way the concrete or namentation of Leonhard Hurzlmeier’s paintings. At first sight\, Chwatal’s work appears to be mere something like props\, antiques or insights into ap artments and bureaus\, removed from their original context. In those works graphical and sculptural means are interfused to one installation\, trying to showcase the whole of a story in one snippet. As in most of Chwatal’s wo rks\, the artist integrates also a textual level: poetic texts\, which Chwa tal regards as images as well\, underlining the fictional character and jus t seemingly contributing to the decipherment of the presented works. A stor y is evoked and not unlike a crime story\, it pulls the viewer into a vorte x. Apparently conflicting elements and memorized images crystallize into a mysterious overall picture.

\n

The combination of works by Chwatal and Hurzlmeier creates an almost fairytale-like but implicitly baroque backdro p. Ornaments are no longer a crime anymore\, as Adolf Loss once postulated. In fact they become the necessary art element\, a link connecting the two artists. In the tradition of a Gesamtkunstwerk the gallery is turned into an ‘Abendland:’ allusive\, full of metaphors and cryptical clu es between image\, text and sculpture.

DTEND:20110730 DTSTAMP:20140821T073953 DTSTART:20110610 GEO:48.1458066;11.5728047 LOCATION:ANDREAS GRIMM - MÜNCHEN\,Türkenstrasse 11 \nMünchen\, D-80333 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Abendland\, Andreas Chwatal\, Leonhard Hurzlmeier UID:165517 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20110609T210000 DTSTAMP:20140821T073953 DTSTART:20110609T190000 GEO:48.1458066;11.5728047 LOCATION:ANDREAS GRIMM - MÜNCHEN\,Türkenstrasse 11 \nMünchen\, D-80333 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Abendland\, Andreas Chwatal\, Leonhard Hurzlmeier UID:165518 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR