Bleach & blot out
Galerie Opdahl is pleased to present BLEACH & BLOT OUT – Andreas Plum’s first solo exhibition in Berlin.
After figurative beginnings, the Cologne-based artist Andreas Plum has over last few years devoted himself to painting ‘in the expanded field’. Since 2008, large format works – some of them applied to the canvas or wall in situ, as is the case in BLEACH & BLOT OUT – have emerged out of an interaction between oil colours and paper streamers laid out in tracks, the oil paint simultaneously serving as adhesive. The streamers sometimes become part of the brushstrokes, whilst elsewhere their colour and material structure is left unchanged. An ornamental rhythm emerges; a relief-like and, partly, a cascade-like assemblage. The works seem palpably voluminous, poppy, and almost psychedelic; a sort of urban gestural abstraction that turns the site of the exhibition into a sensual space of experience.
Andreas Plum was born in Erkelenz, Germany, in 1977, and studied at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. He was awarded a guest fellowship at the Villa Romana, Florence, in 2006.
Selected solo exhibitions: 2009 Galerie Opdahl Berlin; Center Berlin; 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001 Galerie Horst Schuler Düsseldorf.
Selected group exhibitions: 2009 Die Stille zwischen zwei Aktionen, Grassereins Munich; 2008 Tobias Hantmann und Andreas Plum, Grassereins Munich; Opfer der reichen Braut, Düsseldorf; 2007 Aristoteles´ Fieber 2, Galerie van Wijngaarden & Hakkens Amsterdam; 2006 Morehouse, Villa Romana Florence; 2004 Zunge an Zündschnur, Krinzinger Projekte Vienna, curated by A. Oehlen; 2003 Bis ans Ende der Welt, Kunstverein Konstanz.
Andreas Plum lives and works in Cologne.
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