Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Jason Gringler

www.jasongringler.com

Poser–2011 (2011)

Mixed media, plexiglass, acrylic, spray paint, enamel, mirror; 72 x 84 inches

 

Poser (Simulacrum) (2011)

Mixed media, plexiglass, acrylic, spray paint, enamel, mirror; 72 x 84 inches

 

Gringler's process of construction, destruction and reconstruction reveals the tensions between the materials that compose the works: plexi-glass, acrylic, spray, enamel and mirrors. Many of these materials are found in the streets and are later cut, painted and integrated in a monumental composition revealing the structure of its own making. The reflection of the viewer and space in the mirrors integrates the architecture and exhibition inside the work itself.

The works are rigid as objects but full of movement, heavy and stable yet kinetic and light. There is an organized and limited precision with each composition, yet the collaged elements are created with a high level of power and freedom (smashing of mirrors, graffiti, and splashes of paint, among may other techniques), resulting in an incredible balance within a controlled manner of expression. Each work is generated by the deconstruction, analysis and remixing of previous work.

Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne.

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