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Exhibition Detail
The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire
Curated by: Rolf Goellnitz
7561 Center Avenue #32
Old World Village
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


May 5th, 2010 - June 9th, 2010
Opening: 
May 8th, 2010 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
From "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire" series, Wolfgang HerboldWolfgang Herbold,
From "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire" series,
2010, Digital Mixed Media, various
© Wolfgang Herbold - Courtesy of OMC Gallery
From "The New Nakedness – Wicked Panels of Desire" series, Wolfgang HerboldWolfgang Herbold,
From "The New Nakedness – Wicked Panels of Desire" series,
2010, Digital Mixed Media, various
© Wolfgang Herbold - Courtesy of OMC Gallery
From "The New Nakedness – Wicked Panels of Desire, Wolfgang HerboldWolfgang Herbold,
From "The New Nakedness – Wicked Panels of Desire,
2010, Digital Mixed Media, various
© Wolfgang Herbold - Courtesy of OMC Gallery
From "The New Nakedness – Wicked Panels of Desire" series, Wolfgang HerboldWolfgang Herbold,
From "The New Nakedness – Wicked Panels of Desire" series,
2009 - 2010, Digital Mixed Media, various
© Wolfgang Herbold - Courtesy of OMC Gallery
from "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire" series, Wolfgang HerboldWolfgang Herbold,
from "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire" series,
2009 - 2010, Digital Mixed Media, various
© Wolfgang Herbold - Courtesy of OMC Gallery
From "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire" series, Wolfgang HerboldWolfgang Herbold,
From "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire" series,
2009 - 2010, Digital Mixed Media, various
© Wolfgang Herbold - Courtesy of OMC Gallery
From "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire " series, Wolfgang HerboldWolfgang Herbold,
From "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire " series,
2009 - 2010, Digital Mixed Media, various
© Wolfgang Herbold - Courtesy of OMC Gallery
From "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire" series, Wolfgang HerboldWolfgang Herbold,
From "The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire" series,
2009 - 2010, Digital Mixed Media, various
© Wolfgang Herbold - Courtesy of OMC Gallery
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The New Nakedness - Wicked Panels of Desire

By

WOLFGANG HERBOLD

Since his first important series (in which he worked on and with Superman comics) Herbold was always interested in the popular visual worlds of everyday life (comics, scientific TV imagery, war footage).
Detail obsessed Herbold manages to camouflage the origin of his visual footage. His ability to patiently concentrate on a subject matter, the uncounted attempts to optimize a result and his ability and need to care about each pixel or hairline brush stroke, culminate in images, we have not seen before.
Herbold’s work is also about the experiences in daily life, between order and chaos the viewer is sent on a discovery trip. It’s the creation of a world through free and organized digital manipulation.

..."The microcosm of these worlds of images is fragmented and gives expression to the pleasure in a continual dehierarchization of its objects. Everything is in a state of flux, caught in processes of metamorphosis. The malleability of the reality stored in the image is celebrated sensuously and the transformation of all visible phenomena is declared to be the sole constant.”
Dr. Sabine Fabo, Cologne

In his latest body of work Herbold “ The New Nakedness - offers an ironic attempt to bring some sort of symmetric, ornamental regularity into the complexity of todays explicit / graphic footage of nakedness on the internet.

Like a wood carver and with surgical precision he assembles the visual image flood of the always same copulation machinery into ironic, wicked panels of desire.

As pornography is, so are his ornamental patterns and decoration a statement of extreme exaggeration, bombastic like baroque overload. They claim beauty and first the closer look reveals their ‘mean’ details.

Wolfgang Herbold’s artwork has been the subject and / or part of numerous exhibitions:

The New Nakedness – Wicked Panels of Desire.  OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art 2010
Revisiting Beauty – Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana 2010                                  
The Draughtman’s  Delight - OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, 2009                                 
It Took A While To Find These Things. OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art  2009                                        
"Illiterature" curated by Mark Carter. Limn Art Gallery. San Francisco 2008/2009            
"Illiterature" curated by Mark Carter. Sherry Frumkin Gallery - Arena 1/Santa Monica Art Studios. Los Angeles 2009              
Take A Chance. OMC Galerie.for Contemporary Art, 2008                                                                          
Mein Gen das hat fünf Ecken. ZKM | Museum für Moderne Kunst. Karlsruhe, 2007
ART Made in Germany. OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art. 2007
Serendipity-Effekt. KUK. Monschau 2006
Interkontinental. OMC Galerie. Düsseldorf 2004
Seduction - Verführung. OMC Galerie. Düsseldorf 2003
Seoul International Media Art Biennale media_city seoul. Seoul Museum of Art. Seoul. Korea 2002
Zeichenwege zur menschlichen Natur. OMC Galerie. Düsseldorf 2001.
Solar-Institut Jülich. Jülich 2001                                                                                                           

Superman in Bed - Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie Sammlung Schürmann. Museum am Ostwall. Dortmund 2001

Die Kunst gesehen zu werden. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein. Aachen 2001
Internationale Möbelmesse. Passagen - Interior Design. Köln 2001
Deep Distance Die Entfernung der Fotografie. Kunsthalle Basel. Basel 2000
Someone else with my Fingerprints. David Zwirner Gallery, New York/Galerie Hauser&Wirth, Zürich/August Sander Archiv-SK Stiftung Kultur. Köln 1997/98


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